Dear Female Doc, I’m scared MCATs are canceled. Is it useless to apply to medical school this year?

Dear Female Doc, I’m scared that everything going on is going to push back my application a year. All my shadowing has been cancelled (so no doctor letter of recommendation), my post-bacc classes are online so they may not be taken as seriously for showing improvement from my low gpa, and all the MCAT dates […]

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The 5 Ways I Overcame My Burnout

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I Still Don't Feel Like I Have a Mentor.

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mentors and sponsors in medicine

Dear Female Doc, I’m less than 100 days to the end of fellowship and I still feel like I don’t have a mentor. It would be helpful to go through the pros and cons of each possible job position with someone. I know I can handle it, I just hear all about the great things […]

Mentors VS Sponsors In Medicine

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women in medicine

#WomenInMedicine, a History The momentum of ongoing gender dynamic workplace discussion was initially propelled to the forefront in 2013 with Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In. Since then other campaigns for gender equality have sprouted, notably among professional women. Women are harnessing the power of social media as a tool to bring awareness to workplace gender discrepancies. 

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difference between do and md

Intro Before we start talking about the differences a DO and a MD. I want to address the giant elephant in the room: There’s a stigma that DO’s are “less than” doctors somehow. In fact I commonly get these questions when asking about becoming a DO vs. a MD: “Is a DO even a real […]

DO vs MD: Should I Become A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or a Medical Doctor?

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women in the workforce

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine explored the gender roles of career oriented academic MDs in the workplace juxtaposed with domestic responsibilities. Dr. Jolly and colleagues hypothesized that by examining a specific cohort of younger physicians, more likely exposed to dual income households, that there would be few, if any, differences in […]

Are Household Responsibilities Hindering Academic Career Achievement for Women?

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rejected from med school

Dear Female Doc, I failed to get into medical school for the second year in a row. I just know that it’s my dream and I want to give it one more try, but I don’t know if I’m actually smart enough for it right now. I’m going to retake the MCATS too. I’m lost. […]

Dear Female Doc: I Didn’t Get Into Medical School

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reflection during ramadan

My Heart Aches Normally Ramadan has impeccable timing for me. After a heartbreak, hardship or burnout, Ramadan comes and I am revitalized. This year Ramadan felt lonely, empty, and dark. My heart aches. I want more and more and more from this month. I wonder, am I being greedy? Or does God love when I […]

What No One Talks About in Ramadan: A Burned Out Doctor’s Reflections

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women's physician day

2018 is looking to be the year of the woman. In the last few months there have been several groundbreaking movements that have propelled women into the spotlight. The #timesup and #metoo movements have recently harnessed the collective voice of women who have suffered in silence for too long, revealing the frequency of sexual harassment, […]

National Women Physicians Day: Women in Medicine Rising Up

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When I started interviewing for my first job out of fellowship I was nervous. Although I was comfortable as a well rounded critical care expert, I wasn’t sure how to convey my new found power in a humble and sensible manner.

Overcoming the Boys Club: Job Interview Challenges

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Roozehra Khan, DO, always gravitated toward critical care. As a critical care fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, she developed skills in neurocritical care and point-of-care ultrasound while working in the neuro and trauma ICU. Today, Dr. Khan is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Keck School of Medicine of the University […]

A Day in the Life: What a Career in Neurocritical Care Looks Like

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Intro Before we start talking about the differences a DO and a MD. I want to address the giant elephant in the room: There’s a stigma that DO’s are “less than” doctors somehow. In fact I commonly get these questions when asking about becoming a DO vs. a MD: “Is a DO even a real […]

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