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The Advanced Guide to Power Dressing for Mom MDs

The Advanced Guide to Power Dressing for Mom MDs
As a woman in a competitive and previously male-dominated profession, you’re probably familiar with the basics of power dressing: dress as plainly and severely as a man in order to convey a man’s level of authority. Now that throws all the fun of dressing up for work out the window faster than you can say “natural breast enhancement”.   Contemporary rules of power dressing now allow for women to be more expressive with their style. Women no longer need to fit themselves into a man’s mold; they’re now empowered enough to challenge the mold and change the workplace in ways only a woman can,......
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After Birth

After Birth
For days on end, she looked out of the bedroom window, rocking her baby back and forth on her glider. The maple tree waved at her daily as the breeze came through its branches. Gradually, the leaves made their annual change from green to red and orange and yellow. She watched as the leaves transformed, jealous of their seamless change as she struggled to make her own transition to motherhood.   Eventually, the leaves turned brown and one by one, fell to the ground, allowing the tree to gather energy from within to make it through the cold winter. She wondered whether she would ever have ......
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10 Truths and Challenges of Being a Doctor Mom

10 Truths and Challenges of Being a Doctor Mom
Being a doctor mom is a beautiful paradox of feeling like a badass one moment and a frazzled I-don’t-know-what-the-heck-I-am-doing mess of a person. Being a female physician, the majority of us feel there is a societal and cultural pressure to be perfect all the time in every sphere of our life: as a professional, parent, and person. Speaking with my friends who are also doctor moms, there are some common themes and challenges. 1. Work often comes first and may not end when you leave the office Unlike other careers, our work as physicians don’t doesn’t end when you leave the office. We are on ......
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Women in Medicine Rising (from National Women Physicians Day 2018)

Women in Medicine Rising (from National Women Physicians Day 2018)
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 and systemic sexism, and exposing the severity of this widespread issue. Compounding on the tremendous momentum of these social media movements, just two weeks ago the women’s march drew massive crowds nationally one year after the initial protest. Women in me......
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Physician Entrepreneurship: Access to Reclaiming Our Freedom As Physician Moms

  As physician moms, the time of the 40 year physician career is coming to an end. In the old days, we were taught to get through medical school, complete residency, get a good solid job and work your way to retirement at 60 years old. Then you could take your retirement and live “happily ever after”. Being a doctor used to be their whole identity.  Today, however, times have drastically shifted. Working as a physician for 30 years in the current condition of our medical system is unsustainable. Furthermore, we as younger physicians (and especially physician moms and women in medicin......
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