Are Household Responsibilities Hindering Academic Career Achievement for Women?

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 […]

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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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I'm Not Bossy.
I'm the Boss.

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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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code blue hospital

At the end of my critical care fellowship I was rotating at one of our outside facilities and a code blue was called overhead. I ran to it knowing the residents at this facility weren’t the strongest in their ACLS knowledge. When I arrived at the bedside there was a young female running the code […]

Who is Running the Code Blue?

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social media in healthcare

It’s safe to say that we’ve come a long way from the days of AOL Instant Messaging and MySpace top 8. In less than a decade, the applications of social media have burgeoned as the technology has transformed from just a personal networking platform, to a valuable tool capable of connecting people to new ideas, […]

Social Media is Changing the Game in Healthcare

Opinion

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Today we honor an amazing woman who broke through gender barriers in her home country and is incredibly inspiring to me.

Featured Female Fridays – Dr. Khurshid Khan

Featured Female Fridays

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bossy feminism

Sheryl Sandberg and LeanIn.Org launched a campaign to encourage more girls to lead, #banbossy, for the 1 year publishing anniversary of her book Lean In.  In her book she recalled a childhood experience of being called bossy, when in reality she viewed her playground behavior as early leadership qualities.  At that time she was viewed negatively […]

#BanBossy vs #BossyFeminism

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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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