Women in White Coats Turns ONE YEARS OLD!

Today, the Women in White Coats Blog turns ONE YEARS OLD!!!When we launched our book "The Chronicles of Women in White Coats" back in May of 2018, we knew there were many more stories to be told and that Women...

Putting on My First White Coat

White Coat Ceremony. This ceremony is a time of celebration that symbolizes the beginning. Many doctorate programs have white coat ceremonies which include dental and medical school. Each of these fields designate the white coat ceremony...

“Throwing My Life Away” Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

As medical students, we are trained to anticipate the next step, being a resident. As a resident, we are placed on track to know that there are offices, hospitals, clinics, etc that need us. The position is waiting; you just have to fall in line and find the right...

Physician Suicide Awareness Day

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates in the United States increased more than 30% from 1999 to 2017. More than half (54%) of people who died by suicide did not...

Doctor Lulu Heads to the Capitol

So, I was minding my business doing school work at home last Monday, when I looked at my phone and noticed a message on Facebook messenger from a random gentleman that I had never heard of before. He introduced himself as Dr. Wilson Lam, a member of a group of doctors...

Doctoring In My Sleep

We are trained to do this in our sleep.  More than ten years out from my residency graduation, I look back at my training and reflect on why exactly it was so grueling and arduous. I remember the innumerable ICU and Trauma rotations, overnight calls and night...

5 Simple Ways to Add Happiness To Your Day

My name is Claudine Courey and I wear my white coat everyday as an optometrist from Montreal, Canada!  As with many of you, I wear many other “coats” in life as a mother, spouse, daughter, friend, business owner, all while trying to keep it together!  ...

Gender Pay Disparity in Medicine is Real

September is Women in Medicine Month. This past week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlighted 2 papers which studied the #genderdisparities amongst pediatricians.  These studies found important #genderdifferences regarding BOTH income and households....

Episode #25: Dr. Narjust Duma – Being a Latina in Medicine

Dr. Narjust Duma is an Assistant Professor and Thoracic Oncologist who practices at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. She has a penchant for diversity and inclusion and is involved in work toward that end. During the episode, she shares about an...

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