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Camp Counselor to Orthopaedic Surgeon: Amazing Preparation

From the Tennis Court to the Operating Room, how my experience as a camp counselor prepared me to be an Orthopaedic Surgeon In 2019, women continue to make up less than 10% of practicing orthopaedic surgeons in the USA.  I made the decision to pursue a career in...

Coming Home and Losing the Veneer

I spent the past 48 hours with the society that I have come to understand is my professional home and happy place.  The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).  These are surgeons that have dedicated their lives to fixing children. ...

My sister and the beginning of her weight loss journey

My sister, Leah, is 6 and a half years younger than me.  She is my best friend.  She is brilliant.  And hilarious.  And engaging.  She is an author and a teacher.  She is a guru of mindfulness.  And for the past many years she has been losing a battle with her weight....

Nomadic Belongings and Nicole Meline

  Retreat.  This is a word for my sister, someone far more mature in self compassion and peacemaking than me.  This word became part of my story in the last 5 days.  A retreat with strangers.  And my 12 year old daughter.   Wellness.  Work life integration. ...

Nope, “provider” still doesn’t work

kevinmd.com published a version of this story on Sept 12, 2018   In November of 2015, Dr. Suneel Dhand and William J. Carbone penned, “Physicians are not providers: An Open Letter to the AMA (American Medical Association) and medical boards.” The authors ended...

Sick days for doctors?

I was half way through residency.  Pre 80 hour work week regulations, 2001.  Here is what my schedule looked like:  Monday morning, arrive at hospital to round by 5.  Leave hospital Tuesday evening around 6.  Work out.  Eat a bagel and cream cheese and some carrots...

My Blind Spot

    I am new to twitter.  I am new to writing about being a woman in medicine, a woman in surgery, and a woman in orthopaedics.  I am NOT new to the feeling so beautifully summed up by Dr. Loren Rabinowitz in the New England Journal of Medicine on June 14,...

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