My #WCW goes to these lovely ladies on the #womeninsurgery planning committee. We are all looking forward to the 2018 Women In Surgery Career Symposium. If you or anyone you know is interested in Surgery, this conference is amazing. There are lectures and networking opportunities available for everyone, from pre-med students to retired surgeons. This years event will be held from Feb 16-18, 2018 in Clearwater Beach, FL. Message me for more details! 💗💗💗
Getting up early before heading to the hospital isn't always easy....
but what always makes it worth it is that the other gals I check in with aren't resisting change or complaining about how early they have to get up either- they are celebrating fitting their workout in and are rejoicing in the fact that their evening will be free for all the other things!!!
Wednesday's are my really long days- and I know once I leave my house there is no going back until 8:30 pm- but I do that because it's fun to see my kids enjoying being active themselves!
They have the opportunity to participate in the activities they want- and no mom guilt here- I can just sit and watch knowing I found a community that pushes me to take care of myself first so I can give to others the rest of the day!
Thank you to all my fit warriors out there!❤️
Today was a tough day mentally and physically. I did this Kalalua Trail hike to Hanakapiai Falls 3 yrs ago and I noticed early this morning my body just wasn’t as agile and fit as back then. We faced mud, humidity, rocks with direct vertical climbs, hugging rock cliffs, gnarled roots, and I went through many mental feels of elation, doubt, and pride. Literally saw a Korean lady almost fall off the cliff and we were able to help her. Ended up using a lot of my breathing techniques from yoga and #mindovermatter mentality in my weak moments. I thought about turning back several times and questioning why I put myself through the madness. Instead, I let the people pass behind me and I took the trail at my own pace. No pressure, just me. ⛰
I am so proud of the work and mental strength I displayed today. Just with all things in life, sometimes what we want (aka the insanely beautiful waterfall) is not always handed to us (aka drive right up to the waterfall). We have to work for them (aka go through 8 miles of hiking), put in the sweat and put up with mental games and the payoff will be worth it (rainbows, cool water, and stunning waterfalls). There will definitely be stumbles, lost footing, slipping off of rocks, wading waist deep in active rivers, emotional ups and downs, doubts and successes. We can’t be expected to do our tasks 100% perfectly every time we try something. ⛰
What have you challenged yourself with today? What mental blocks did you have that you were able to overcome by taking a pause and a couple deep breaths? There is growth in discomfort and challenge, don’t deprive yourself of the opportunity to surprise yourself and get a gorgeous payout! 🌺
When I first started my career in CT Surgery, I was kinda sad if I wasn't needed for a case....
But soon realized these quiet moments were like stealing time- only I wasn't stealing it.
Now I know better- those cases where I'm not needed give me time to do some really important things- and I often feel more needed and called than I do at the hospital! .
So if you find yourself not included in this meeting, case, or whatever- use that time wisely to grow so when you are called- you are ready to give with all your ❤️!
Day one of TRAUMA is done! Got to the hospital at 8am this morning and finally made it home around 9pm! The time flew by with all the action I saw in the trauma pit and I also made my way into the OR today. By the time I got home my hair was a hot mess, my eyeliner was smeared, and I had stains all over my scrubs 😂 but I can't wait to do it all over again tomorrow. So excited for the rest of this month on trauma surgery and being able to learn from the awesome PA's who manage the trauma bay at a level 1 trauma center. #INeedCompressionSocks#Rotation14#PASchoolChronicles#2MoreMonths
P.S tomorrow I will be packing my snacks DEEP lol
So honored to be 1 of 12 top female plastic surgeons in the United States to participate in today's Allergan Advisory Board for Women in Plastic Surgery. 👑✂️ When I was in medical school and residency, I was told that I should marry a surgeon-- not become one, and that I should forget about having kids if took this path. Once I graduated, I interviewed for jobs where I was offered less attractive positions and lower salaries than my male counterparts. I was told by senior surgeons to move to a smaller town because I would never make it in New York City. And I was asked to pay higher rates for the same services-- rent, medical supplies, credit card transaction fees, the works-- compared to my male colleagues. Now in the workforce, the vast majority of plastic surgery patients are women, but almost all board-certified plastic surgeons are men. The lecture podiums and training videos are still majority male. And the sprinkling of inappropriate and off-color comments continues. 👑✂️ My goal has never been to be the best woman. I want to be the best, period. And truly, good surgery is not about your surgeon's gender. However, it is time to shine a bright light on the glass operating room ceiling, and then crack it open ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️. I applaud Allergan-- a multi billion dollar giant in the aesthetics world-- for gathering some of the best female plastic surgery minds in the world in the same room to tackle these issues. The future is bright, but there is work to do. 👑✂️ #womeninsurgery#ilooklikeasurgeon#tenacity