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Dr. Zuhir Bodalal wanted to be able to offer chances to patients who would otherwise be out of options, so he needed to find a way to bridge different worlds.
How does a group of talented, busy surgeons find the time to change their surgical paradigm? Dr. Nabil P. Rizk and I had an enlightening conversation about cost, value, quality of care, and process improvement.
Real actions that promote women and under-represented groups in medicine are doable, starting today.
The concept of work-life balance is a mirage. Instead, I think of it as a pendulum that sways between my priorities to match the moment and the setting. 
Even if you're a planner, writes Dr. Martina Murphy, be open to career opportunities that may lead you in directions you never considered. 
To help you get the most out of #ASCO19, I'm sharing a vlog on networking (it's not as scary as you think!) and strategies for organizing your schedule and maximizing your face time with the people you want to meet.
"As women in oncology, we have so many common stories and so much to learn from one another," writes Dr. Jane Lowe Meisel.
Through its member benefits for early-career professionals, writes Dr. Uqba Khan, "ASCO has played a significant part in my professional growth and career development."
How my passions became my career path. 
Put everything in your calendar, wear comfortable shoes, and a pro tip on the Starbucks line: Dr. Narjust Duma offers practical advice for oncology trainees headed to the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.
When medical student Andrea Anampa-Guzmán's father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, she realized she needed to take care of herself so she could take care of him. 
Learning how to hit a paper hard with difficult questions and appreciating the nuances in data interpretation should be one of the goals of oncology training, writes Dr. Rajshekhar Chakraborty.
During Women's History Month, Dr. Tina Rizack connects her aunt's perseverance in the 1940s to the broader history of women in medicine.
In honor of Women's History Month, "ask women why—not how—we are dedicating our time and resources to changing the course of cancer," writes Dr. Christina Annunziata.  
On February 3, Dr. Stephanie Graff hopes women in every aspect of medicine will feel inspired to choose themselves, and make their own wellness a priority.
Dr. Amrita Krishnan wanted to know how her work as a physician affected her family, so she asked her teenage daughter for an unvarnished opinion. 
Although there’s never a bad time to make a positive commitment in your life, something about opening the calendar to January 1 feels like the right moment to set an intention.
Mentors have the awesome responsibility, and privilege, of guiding the next generation of physicians, who in turn will come through medicine and make it better for both those who work in health care as well as the patients whose lives rely on it.

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