Tag: WomenSurgeons

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You Matched, Now What?

08 Apr 2019

By Camila Guetter Congratulations! After years of preparation and a long interview trail, you have matched! And although this very important step is finally over, another even more crucial journey...

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#DearPat turns one: a look at the past year

24 Feb 2019

It’s Dear Pat’s anniversary! This month marks the one-year anniversary of the #DearPat column, which was created in 2018 as a collaborative effort between the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) R...

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Global Surgery: what is the surgeon’s role?

10 Feb 2019

By Gita Mody and Virginia Litle According to the Lancet’s Commission on Global Surgery, five billion people lack access to safe surgical care worldwide. This lack in healthcare equity exists despit...

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Successful Grant Application Writing

14 Jan 2019

By Luz María Rodriguez MD, FACS This is the first of a series focusing on the components involved in writing a successful grant application. Surgeons by nature are natural scientists. Our curi...

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Managing your social media presence

10 Dec 2018

By Lillian Erdahl Social media is omnipresent in our modern society. According to the Pew Research Center, seven out of ten Americans use social media. Even those who do not actively use social med...

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Dear Pat responds to Offended and Humiliated

26 Nov 2018

Dear Pat,  I went to see a consult the other day in the ED, and the patient kindly informed me that he wanted a different doctor because he felt that "women can't be real doctors." I was so mortif...

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Finding the Leader Within

12 Nov 2018

By Jennifer A. Villwock When I think about the development of leadership during my medical training, I immediately recall residency, where my faculty was 100% male. I learned many lessons from thes...

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Lessons Learned: A Surgeon at Sea

26 Sep 2018

By Pam Choi Shortly after graduating from general surgery residency, I checked-in aboard an US Navy aircraft carrier as the only surgeon for an entire strike group of about 6500 sailors. While my for...