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The Importance of Mentorship and Experiences

The Importance of Mentorship and Experiences

OCTOBER 31, 2018
OCTOBER 31, 2018
By Fabiola Valenzuela | As one of the winners of an essay contest held by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Surgery Department and Interest Group, I was given the opportunity to attend the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) annual conference and American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress. Attending the ACS Clinical Congress...
By Fabiola Valenzuela | As one of the winners of an essay contest held by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Surgery Department and Interest Group, I was given the opportunity to attend the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) annual conference and American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress. Attending the ACS Clinical Congress...
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Becoming a Woman in Surgery

Becoming a Woman in Surgery

OCTOBER 25, 2018
OCTOBER 25, 2018
By Rachel Salinas | Becoming a surgeon is an intimidating endeavor. The moment I said it out loud, people would comment on how hard the hours are, how mentally and emotionally exhausting this career is, and they would always encourage me to research other specialties. For a Hispanic...
By Rachel Salinas | Becoming a surgeon is an intimidating endeavor. The moment I said it out loud, people would comment on how hard the hours are, how mentally and emotionally exhausting this career is, and they would always encourage me to research other specialties. For a Hispanic...
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It’s a Hard ‘Knot’ Life

It’s a Hard ‘Knot’ Life

DECEMBER 7, 2018
DECEMBER 7, 2018
By Shawn Izadi | I was sitting in the back row at the inaugural meeting for the Latino Surgical Society when the introductions around the room began. As each person introduced themselves, it felt as though their levels of prestige kept rising. First some residents, then fellows...
By Shawn Izadi | I was sitting in the back row at the inaugural meeting for the Latino Surgical Society when the introductions around the room began. As each person introduced themselves, it felt as though their levels of prestige kept rising. First some residents, then fellows...
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LATINO SURGICAL SOCIETY’S 1ST SURGICAL SYMPOSIUM ON LATINO HEALTH – REFLECTIONS ON A DIVERSE CONFERENCE
Group Picture at LSS Surgical Symposium on Latino Health

July 11, 2019

By Danilea M. Carmona Matos| Recently, I attended the Latino Surgical Society’s (LSS) 1st Surgical Symposium on Latino Health held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I was delighted with the idea of going back home to an event led by a group of surgeons whom I have previously had the honor of meeting throughout different conferences (e.g. Latino Medical Student Association, Academic Surgical Congress).

The symposium was very well-rounded with surgeons from mainland US and Puerto Rico sharing important knowledge on topics such as career development, surgical advancements, health policy and leadership in surgery.

Career development tips and tricks surely are important for aspiring medical students, residents and young faculty as they try to navigate their road to success. What made the LSS’s take on this so special?

“Latino students have the highest dropout rate from health care professions mainly due to economic constraints.” ~Dr. R. Rodríguez Mercado
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Advance.
Encourage.
Improve.

We are advancing initiatives to promote the welfare of Latino populations at every level.

We encourage the study of diseases and healthcare issues important to Latinos.

We continue to improve Latino surgical sections and collaborations in medical societies such as American College of Surgeons, National Hispanic Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

Advance.
Encourage.
Improve.

We are advancing initiatives to promote the welfare of Latino populations at every level.

We encourage the study of diseases and healthcare issues important to Latinos.

We continue to improve Latino surgical sections and collaborations in medical societies such as American College of Surgeons, National Hispanic Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.


Follow LSS

Follow LSS


The Importance of Mentorship and Experiences

The Importance of Mentorship and Experiences

OCTOBER 31, 2018
OCTOBER 31, 2018
By Fabiola Valenzuela | As one of the winners of an essay contest held by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Surgery Department and Interest Group, I was given the opportunity to attend the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) annual conference and American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress. Attending the ACS Clinical Congress...
By Fabiola Valenzuela | As one of the winners of an essay contest held by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Surgery Department and Interest Group, I was given the opportunity to attend the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) annual conference and American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress. Attending the ACS Clinical Congress...
Read More Read More

Becoming a Woman in Surgery

Becoming a Woman in Surgery

OCTOBER 25, 2018
OCTOBER 25, 2018
By Rachel Salinas | Becoming a surgeon is an intimidating endeavor. The moment I said it out loud, people would comment on how hard the hours are, how mentally and emotionally exhausting this career is, and they would always encourage me to research other specialties. For a Hispanic...
By Rachel Salinas | Becoming a surgeon is an intimidating endeavor. The moment I said it out loud, people would comment on how hard the hours are, how mentally and emotionally exhausting this career is, and they would always encourage me to research other specialties. For a Hispanic...
Read More Read More

It’s a Hard ‘Knot’ Life

It’s a Hard ‘Knot’ Life

DECEMBER 7, 2018
DECEMBER 7, 2018
By Shawn Izadi | I was sitting in the back row at the inaugural meeting for the Latino Surgical Society when the introductions around the room began. As each person introduced themselves, it felt as though their levels of prestige kept rising. First some residents, then fellows...
By Shawn Izadi | I was sitting in the back row at the inaugural meeting for the Latino Surgical Society when the introductions around the room began. As each person introduced themselves, it felt as though their levels of prestige kept rising. First some residents, then fellows...
Read More Read More

Advance.
Encourage.
Improve.

We are advancing initiatives to promote the welfare of Latino populations at every level.

We encourage the study of diseases and healthcare issues important to Latinos.

We continue to improve Latino surgical sections and collaborations in medical societies such as American College of Surgeons, National Hispanic Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

Advance.
Encourage.
Improve.

We are advancing initiatives to promote the welfare of Latino populations at every level.

We encourage the study of diseases and healthcare issues important to Latinos.

We continue to improve Latino surgical sections and collaborations in medical societies such as American College of Surgeons, National Hispanic Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.


Follow LSS

Follow LSS


Advance.
Encourage.
Improve.

We are advancing initiatives to promote the welfare of Latino populations at every level.

We encourage the study of diseases and healthcare issues important to Latinos.

We continue to improve Latino surgical sections and collaborations in medical societies such as American College of Surgeons, National Hispanic Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

Follow LSS

LATINO SURGICAL SOCIETY’S 1ST SURGICAL SYMPOSIUM ON LATINO HEALTH – REFLECTIONS ON A DIVERSE CONFERENCE

July 11, 2019

By Danilea M. Carmona Matos| Recently, I attended the Latino Surgical Society’s (LSS) 1st Surgical Symposium on Latino Health held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I was delighted with the idea of going back home to an event led by a group of surgeons whom I have previously had the honor of meeting throughout different conferences (e.g. Latino Medical Student Association, Academic Surgical Congress).

The symposium was very well-rounded with surgeons from mainland US and Puerto Rico sharing important knowledge on topics such as career development, surgical advancements, health policy and leadership in surgery.

Career development tips and tricks surely are important for aspiring medical students, residents and young faculty as they try to navigate their road to success. What made the LSS’s take on this so special?

“Latino students have the highest dropout rate from health care professions mainly due to economic constraints.” ~Dr. R. Rodríguez Mercado
Read more...

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