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Association of Women Surgeons Podcast

Sep 11, 2020

In this interview recorded in May 2020, Dr. Sheri Slezak shares with Dr. Rena Malik her experience of becoming a Plastic Surgeon and changing surgical education. They discuss dealing with impostor syndrome, getting involved in organizations, and negotiating for promotion and raises.  They also focus on the stressors of...


Aug 29, 2020

In this series on racism and allyship in surgery, a panel of women surgeons discusses the role of individuals and organizations in addressing the impacts of racism on surgeons and patients.

Part 3 addresses how organizations and individuals can think about changes to racist practices and policies in medicine and how to...


Aug 7, 2020

In this series on racism and allyship in surgery, a panel of women surgeons discusses the role of individuals and organizations in addressing the impacts of racism on surgeons and patients.

Part 2 addresses racial disparities in surgery which affect patients and surgeons. The panel discusses actions that individuals and...


Jul 30, 2020

In this series on racism and allyship in surgery, a panel of women surgeons discusses the role of individuals and organizations in addressing the impacts of racism on surgeons and patients.

Part 1 addresses the June 2020 AWS statement on racism and violence. The panel explores the mistakes made in the initial statement,...


May 29, 2020

Dr. Christine Lau shares her experience in the first year as Chair of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine with Dr. Rena Malik. As a leader in the time of the pandemic, she has sought opportunities to support faculty wellness. She highlights the importance of increased communication with faculty and...