Medicine

Demystifying Organ Donation

Hi darling was thinking about you this morning but mostly relating to an issue that I strongly support and I believe may be dear to your heart. There is a misconception about being an organ donor in some African communities. Some people actually believe that once you are in an accident or in a near… Continue reading Demystifying Organ Donation

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Importance of mentorship

On Thursday I had the pleasure of speaking at the HS-MACA Spring Mentoring Gathering at Creighton University. It got me thinking about how extremely important mentoring for our optimum professional and personal growth. Mentorship is a critical component for professional growth and academic success. Mentors have the ability to inspire confidence in others, push them… Continue reading Importance of mentorship

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A day in the life

Transplant surgery is the most interesting field hands down! Ok so maybe I am a bit biased. I have an amazing opportunity to live my dream and to be training to do what I love. It's not easy, in-fact, I will argue that it is one of the most difficult training. The hours are horrible,… Continue reading A day in the life

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My top ten rules for success as a senior surgical resident

1. Be available - You chose to be a surgeon and there are a lot of responsibilities that go with the profession and one of them is availability. Whether it's to your patients, your junior residents, your attending, nurses, colleagues in other specialties; be available. Don't be the senior or chief that junior residents dread… Continue reading My top ten rules for success as a senior surgical resident