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Announcing Our 2022 Women in White Coats Hero of the Year!

Announcing Our 2022 Women in White Coats Hero of the Year!

Dr. Maryam Zia was voted by her peers as the 2022 Women in White Coats Hero of the Year! She was presented her award at the 2022 Women in White Coats CME Conference and Wellness Retreat and this is her beautiful and touching acceptance speech.  Good evening. Hope...

300 Physician Suicides a Year: Our Silent Healthcare Epidemic

300 Physician Suicides a Year: Our Silent Healthcare Epidemic

Another physician suicide happened on December 27, 2021. Shock, despair, and disbelief hit me all at once when I read the Facebook post about my colleague. No, no, no!!!! Not again!! I can’t believe this happened again. I felt a huge dagger pierce my heart. I could...

URGENT: The Surprising Thing PMS is Trying to Tell Your Body

URGENT: The Surprising Thing PMS is Trying to Tell Your Body

As a woman, have you ever been asked the question “Is it that time of the month again”? It’s typically asked in a snarky, sarcastic manner, and usually comes from our partner, family members, or close friends. This euphemism actually refers to a woman being on her...

Learn 2 Ways to Reconnect with Your Body As a Woman Doctor

Learn 2 Ways to Reconnect with Your Body As a Woman Doctor

Something happens to doctors in our training process, we stop listening to our bodies. We learn how to disconnect from our bodies. I remember being a 3rd-year medical student scrubbed into an 8-hour vascular case and retracting the body cavity for the surgeon. I was...

How Restorative Rest Can Boost Your Productivity in 3 Simple Ways

How Restorative Rest Can Boost Your Productivity in 3 Simple Ways

As women doctors, we love being productive. Some of us are workaholics. We could even be called high-achievers. Regardless, all of us have a hard time sitting down to relax. I know that’s been the case for me. But I have discovered there are 3 important ways resting...

Go to the Doctor, Doc! How to Navigate Getting Care as a Physician

Go to the Doctor, Doc! How to Navigate Getting Care as a Physician

As an emergency doctor, I find it hard to go to the doctor. After years of work in an emergency department, my first thought is usually this: “the symptoms I’m experiencing are probably minor.” I question whether it requires me, a doctor, to go to another...

Three Things Women Doctors Need To Thrive Right Now

Three Things Women Doctors Need To Thrive Right Now

Spring is in the air, even here in Chicago where I live. When spring rolls around, I always feel a sense of renewal and rebirth. This is the perfect time to reevaluate where we are and what we, as women doctors, need now to succeed and thrive. I believe it comes down...

     

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