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    • Check out our latest featured surgeons, Drs. Mara Antonoff and Tara Karamlou! Nominate women thoracic surgeons whom you’d like to see featured here.
    • Save the Date! Join WTS for the January WTS Membership Meeting & Reception in New Orleans on Monday, January 27, 2020, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, CT in the Jefferson Ballroom of the Hilton Riverside.
    • Make a contribution to Women in Thoracic Surgery.
    • Read the latest Oracle from Summer 2019, featuring
      • A letter from WTS President, Shanda H. Blackmon, MD, MPH, FACS
      • Interview with Living Legend, Dr. Valerie Rusch, by Melanie Edwards, MD
      • Lessons Learned (the hard way) From Infertility
      • Reflection from Brigid Scanlan-Eiynck Memorial Traveling Mentorship Award Recipient, Stephanie Nguyen, MD
      • Scholarship Opportunities
      • New AATS Inductees
      • Surviving The Imposter Syndrome by Oracle Editor, Erin Gillaspie, MD, MPH
      • Why Join the American College of Surgeons by Virginia Litle, MD, FACS
    • Check out this fantastic photo of the female faculty and residents from Stanford, shared by WTS’s Leah Backhus, MD.

Female faculty and residents from Stanford University

  • WTS Unconscious Bias Educational Session videos from the STS 55th Annual Meeting in San Diego, now available! Watch featured presentations from Drs. Jessica Donington, DuyKhanh Ceppa, Jane Yanagawa and Robert S.D. Higgins. Experience more of the exceptional content that was presented during the 2019 STS Annual Meeting from the comfort of your home or office. Learn how at sts.org/amonline.
  • Women As One aims to broaden and promote the global talent pool in medicine by providing unique professional opportunities to female physicians.
  • Pictured below, 2019 WTS Intuitive Robotic Fellowship recipients and their surgical assistants attend a didactic session and lab practice in Atlanta.
  • Read the brand new blog in the Residents’ Corner, entitled Accepting Help as a Resident, by Dr. Erin Corsini
  • Check out this link to see the latest WTS leadership roster!
  • Check out this link to read about Jessica Hudson’s experience as the recipient of the Scanlan/WTS Traveling Mentorship Award
  • You can request a WTS mentor online, using this simple link and web form! Check it out–there are mentors waiting!
  • Residents and fellows, we now have a corner of our website just for you! Here you’ll find links and articles geared to residents, as well as featured profiles of women CT surgery residents!
  • The WTS would like to share the following resource with our members: Sexual Harassment of Women
    Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018)
  • WTS Contribution to #NYerORCoverChallenge: On April 3, 2017, The New Yorker’s Health, Medicine & the Body Issue this year featured the animated cover “Operating Theatre,” by the French artist Malika Favre.  Since that time, the cover has been replicated by women surgeons all over the world.  Check out these photos of WTS members at AATS recreating the famed New Yorker cover art as part of the social media movement, the #NYerORCoverChallenge! In addition, read more about the movement on CTSNet, at this link!

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  • We are excited to share Nora Burgess’s presentation from the STS reception, highlighting 30 years of important WTS history!
  • Check out this great video! We are pleased to share this video, featuring our loved ones, explaining what it’s like to be a CT surgeon.   The video debuted at our 30th anniversary celebration and was a huge hit!

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