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Tag: humility

Perseverance and Humility

By Frank Chen, MD Two characteristics come to mind when discussing strengths of hand surgeons. These are perseverance and humility. Both attributes are inherent and further influenced by experiences in our training. Without such qualities, success in hand surgery, let alone any field, would be curtailed. I think that any individual who pursues a career in […]

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Girls Aren’t Good at Math

By Christina M. Ward, MD I first realized there were different gender expectations at a math contest in 5th grade. After completing a series of tests, I was one of the top six students in the state called up to the stage to receive an award. The emcee announced the finishers in reverse order, pausing before the […]

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