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Tag: on-call

The (Re)Birth of a Hand Surgeon

By Sandra Buchman Collins, MD I love my job as a hand surgeon. I can think of no better way to spend my medical career. As anyone who has made the journey from student to practicing surgeon knows, however, there is a price we all pay. Long hours and nights in hospital during training are followed by […]

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The Thorn On My Side

By James R. McClurg, MD, FAAOS I knew early on during my orthopedic training that I was going to pursue fellowship training in hand surgery. One of my attendings was a member of the ASSH and would constantly talk with pride about his membership. It was clear to me that membership in the ASSH was […]

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Taking Call in Underserved Communities

By M. Lance Tavana, MD Working at a large Level 1 trauma academic center, many of my call nights over the past several years have been spent taking care of trauma patients from both the local as well as the regional area. As South Carolina is a fairly rural state with a significant amount of […]

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Relaxation: It’s A Matter Of “Who”

By Nathan A. Monaco, MD As the junior member of a hand center comprised of six practicing upper extremity surgeons and as the father of three children under the age of six, summertime relaxation for me comes within the context of fulfilling a few responsibilities that I have been fortunate enough to accumulate over the […]

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