If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack 💄 - Coco Chanel
get some fresh air
remind yourself who you are
and who you want to be
Our attempt to the #NYerORCoverChallenge.
Being a women surgeon resident in the land of men made us tough. A woman in scrubs walking through the hospital hallways rarely gets recognized as a doctor, and almost never as a surgeon. We were most often confused for a nurse, amongst other professions. The thought that women are successfully participating in surgery is paramount, there are emotional barriers, including both subtle and overt misogyny, and a sense that we don’t belong unless we are as “hardcore” as the men. Hence we still overcome the training, same as the men. The gruelly long hours, the lack of sleep, no weekends, able to perform a 12-hour operation without succumbing to the physical needs of your body, able to hold back tears when realizing the patient you’re operating on is dying in front of your eyes and there is nothing you can do to stop it. Even some of us started a family, being pregnant, still trying to breastfeed no matter how stressful the situation.
So here's to women surgeon worldwide, and to all of strong women out there to being masculine and feminine at the same time. To managing your time and feel like 24 hours a day was never enough.
I am a part of everything that I have read. -Theodore Roosevelt