Future Casting and Managing Anxiety During COVID

Future Casting and Managing Anxiety During COVID

"Both optimism and anxiety require us to imagine something that hasn't happened yet. If we have the ability to worry about the future, it also means we have the ability to imagine a better one." Jess Ekstrom, Chasing the Bright Side For the first time in my life, I...

Career Move: Your Family Will Thank You Later

Career Move: Your Family Will Thank You Later

One evening after a exhausting clinic day, I was again the last parent to pick up my two boys from daycare. My husband was working late, so I was on my own. We drove home and I fed and bathed my littles entirely on autopilot. They splashed like Shamu in their bubble...

Editor’s Corner: Let’s Burn Bright Instead of Burnout

Editor’s Corner: Let’s Burn Bright Instead of Burnout

A Letter from our Co-Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Amber Robins: Dear Reader, This week I had a plan: I would focus on myself and what I want to do with my life. I know this is a BIG thing to do and led to lots of introspective thoughts. But I wanted to be sure that each step...

The Power of Walking with a Doctor

The Power of Walking with a Doctor

I have given myself the freedom to think big and dream the impossible. Despite my busy schedules as a neurologist, I have always gravitated towards some form of community service, whenever time permitted. This truly makes me...

Why Doctors Should Lobby for Immigrants Seeking Asylum

Why Doctors Should Lobby for Immigrants Seeking Asylum

In about 2005 I learned that if I can properly document scars of torture for someone who is seeking asylum it greatly increases the odds of their being granted asylum.  So began my passion for human rights medicine and working to bring justice to immigrants...

Editor’s Corner: Everything is Negotiable

Editor’s Corner: Everything is Negotiable

A letter from our Co-Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Archana Shrestha  Dear Reader, I wanted to share with you some of my biggest takeaways from last month's Women in White Coats Doctors' Lounge talk by contract's expert Dr. Bonnie Mason. She shared the "Top 5 Contract Mistakes...

The Day I Lost My Job

The Day I Lost My Job

After graduating from my pharmacy residency program and securing a clinical pharmacist position in diabetes management, I was so excited to see what this next chapter in my professional life would bring. So, imagine my surprise when I walked into work on January 30th...

7 Tips for Budding Pediatricians

7 Tips for Budding Pediatricians

As a young girl, I loved to spend my Saturdays playing “school”. I would line my dolls and stuffed animals up on our back porch, and teach them all lessons using a play chalkboard and school supplies. I could play for hours. My mom was convinced I’d be a teacher when...

Editor’s Corner: You Are Not Alone

Editor’s Corner: You Are Not Alone

A letter to readers from our Co-Editor-In-Chief Dr. Archana Shrestha: Dear Readers, Why am I so passionate about uplifting, empowering and advocating for women doctors?  It's not just because of my own personal struggles and challenges throughout medicine. It's...

Bye Bye Mommy Guilt, Hello Self-Care

Bye Bye Mommy Guilt, Hello Self-Care

I took a ballet class this week! It may sound crazy to some people, and may not sound like a big deal to others, but I’ve been really excited about it! Since I was 5 years old, I’ve loved to dance. I was never a professional dancer, but I did ballet, jazz, and modern...

We Have Always Been Heroes

We Have Always Been Heroes

Was everyone in med school as young, innocent, and wildly stupid as we were? The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine required superlatives: most, best, fastest... dumbest? Before each test, my friend Frank and I would scroll through our mental Rolodexes of...

Reflections from the Women in White Coats Virtual Conference

Reflections from the Women in White Coats Virtual Conference

Whoa!!!! I can't believe that we are now on the other side of the Women in White Coats Virtual Conference. We put in so much to make it a success and it was literally beyond anything we could have dreamed of!It was absolutely AMAZING!!!! And you know why? Because we...

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Being a doctor can be draining & unfortunately can eventually lead to burnout. Women in White Coats wants to push you in the exact opposite direction. We want you to Burn Bright!  That’s why we created a Burn Bright Journal just for you!  In our Burn Bright gratitude journal you can write what you are grateful for & will be able to spend time thanking yourself for all the great things that you do. 

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