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Time to act: advocacy for medical professionals

Given the current political climate in the US and abroad, friends and I have been brainstorming ways that providers at all levels can continue to provide equal access to care and advocate for disadvantaged populations.Advocacy includes procedures, prescriptions, counseling, networking, … Continue reading

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Leave the teen moms be

If there’s one alarm-raising consequence of the US’s inadequate sex ed support, it’s teenage pregnancy. There are lots of very convincing reports about the negative impact of “children having children” on physical, psychological, social, and economic levels. And there’s no doubt that in a … Continue reading

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Yes Virigina, there is a gender-based income gap

As a future doctor, I reasonably expect to pay off my student debts in less than fifteen years. I expect to buy a house. I certainly think that I deserve the same compensation as any other person in my position–such … Continue reading

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Speaking up for myself in residency

Before residency started, I was invited to a fancy-schmancy dinner at the faculty club to meet other residents. The club house was a beautiful old brick building with tapestries hanging on the walls between stone columns. As the silverware clinked … Continue reading

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