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The Fear

I remember meeting with the head of the of the LIHPC, the internal organization responsible for the mental well being of residents. He told me “residency is like a marriage.” At the time I had not pieced together how residency training was anything like a marriage. It would not be until years later when I […]

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Monkey See Monkey Do

“It’s like monkey see, monkey do.” This observation was made by one of the chief residents in reference to his experiences learning surgery. We were scrubbed in a robotics case at the time. He was alluding to an aspect of residency training that senior level residents were learning mostly by imitation and not necessarily through […]

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CONFORMITY

This blog is specifically about social conformity. A synonym for this would be the herd mentality where the sheeple live in the Matrix. It has a purpose of creating the illusion of control and security when the reality is completely out of control. Social conformity also creates social biases and discrimination by creating the concept […]

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BLONDIE

Reading the UK Daily Mail article on Hannah Yard’s experience of being called “blondie” for a week and told that she needed to die her hair brunette to be taken seriously, gave me flashbacks to my experience of being a blonde in surgical residency. In turn, I am dedicating an entire blog as an ode […]

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Exotic

In Michael Kirk’s Frontline documentary “The Choice 2016” the presidential candidates at the time are contrasted with each other in their ascent to running for Presidential office. https://www.pbs.org/video/frontline-choice-2016/ It describes how Hillary Clinton had to change her appearance, voice, mannerisms, use of words and her last name 50 years ago when Bill Clinton decided to […]

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Kingmakers

Who is a “Kingmaker”? This term was first coined long ago in 16th century England. It is used to describe someone who himself cannot become a king because he is not of royal blood but has enough financial and social power to create circumstances and events that can affect positively or negatively, royalty’s political climb […]

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