|Before the Breathin' Air is Gone|
Luring Physicians "Out in the Country"
Grady, S.C., was one of the lucky rural communities. Unfortunately, it was fictional.
In the 1991 film "Doc Hollywood" with Michael J. Fox, the Porsche Speedster of hotshot plastic surgeon Benjamin Stone breaks down in Grady, and the charms of the community, its people and one woman in particular entice the young physician to hang his family-practice shingle in the rural Southeast. Click Here for More ...
SHARON H. FITZGERALD
|Walking the Talk to Ensure Patient Safety|
Report Shows Deficiencies in Medical School Training
When it comes to patient safety, everyone talks a good game. However, a recent report by the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation found U.S. medical schools are, by and large, failing to train students to turn rhetoric into real action. Click Here for More ...
|Breaking Through the OR Glass Ceiling |
Women Making Strides in Pursuit of Surgery
When interviewing for postgraduate residency positions soon after giving birth to her third child, Sharona Ross, MD, was very hesitant to bring up the subject of children. She was concerned that divulging having an infant and two small children at home would hinder her chances for a career in surgery. Click Here for More ...
|Reform and Reproductive Rights|
Those two small words blurted out the evening the U.S. House of Representatives passed historic healthcare reform legislation spoke volumes about both the incivility that pervades the modern political process and the emotionally charged issue of women’s reproductive rights. Click Here for More ...