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Tag: support

Willingness to Adapt

By Peter Casey, MD As hand and upper extremity surgeons, we spend countless hours of our lives trying to perfect our craft in order to provide our patients with the best care possible. During this training it is easy to focus solely on our careers and overlook our roles outside of the workplace. Over the […]

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Everyone Needs a Hand

By Jacqueline S. Israel, MD One of the greatest personal lessons I learned during surgical training is the importance of a support system. While many affirmations ring true for me and are certainly important words to remember – e.g., “Be patient with yourself” – I am humbled every day by the power of accepting support. […]

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Teamwork and the Outdoors

By Kevin F. Lutsky, MD Advice for raising a family amidst a career in hand surgery? I thought this would be an interesting topic and I was curious what advice others would give. So, I’m not sure that I’m qualified to give this advice (I was hoping to get it from others!) but as a parent […]

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Balancing Work and Family During COVID-19

By William F. Pientka II, MD The COVID-19 crisis has certainly caused fear, stress, strain, fatigue, and frustration for all of us. Our professional responsibilities as hand surgeons have called for unexpected responsibilities, odd hours, new telehealth technologies and processes, and uncertainty most of us have not before experienced. These stressors have inspired some to leave the […]

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Support From My Family

By Hua Tang, MD At age 36, my family moved to United States. My wife and I gave up our medical practice. I was an orthopedic surgeon and my wife was an internal medicine physician in my native country. After we moved here, we had very difficult time in the beginning. My wife and I had to […]

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Brotherhood

By Curtis M. Henn, MD Most of us know physicians who have experienced symptoms of burnout, physicians who have left the profession, and even physicians who have committed suicide.  Indeed, many who are reading this issue of ASSH perspectives are currently experiencing burnout. It is clear this problem is widespread and pervasive, and perhaps it […]

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Thank You Letter To Dr. Peter C. Amadio

Full Title: Thank you letter to Dr. Peter C. Amadio, who was my mentor when I researched in Mayo Clinic from March 2014 to September 2015 By Kosuke Uehara, MD Dear Dr. Amadio, I really appreciate your help and support regarding our projects when I researched in Mayo Clinic. You gave me lots of guidance to solve […]

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