October Newsletter

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October Greetings!

Fall is officially in the air. Welcome to October! I hope that your autumn is off to a pleasant start. I’ve recently enjoyed visiting my daughter Clare, a junior at Endicott College, and watching her play tennis for the Endicott Gulls.

The autumn months, as the days grow shorter and the air grows cooler, are a wonderful time to check in with yourself, your friends, and your family. How are you feeling? What are you craving more of in your life? What has inspired you lately? What do you need to heal? Use this beautiful time of year to take stock of how you’re doing and as an opportunity to check in with your loved ones, too.

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is your friendly reminder to schedule that mammogram, develop breast self-awareness, and familiarize yourself with (and practice) regular self-examinations.

Spotlight On… Nicole Battaglioli, MD, FAWM

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Nicole Battaglioli, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and will soon be taking her talents to Emory University. As the co-founder of the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank, a grassroots movement involving resident physicians with a focus on improving residency wellness, she puts to use her passions for physician wellness and resilience. She is also passionate about how issues surrounding diversity and inclusion influences career satisfaction and wellness within our jobs.

This past year, Dr. Battaglioli has started working on her Masters of Health Professions Education through the University of Michigan. She has also begun training to become a certified executive coach, founding Komorebi Physician Wellness and Coaching as a way to help and coach early-career professionals— especially women—  through various issues they face. 

Recently, she was named one of EMRA’s 45 Under 45 Influencers in Emergency Medicine and was featured as a speaker at #FIX19, presenting on a topic very dear to her— postpartum mood disorders. If that wasn’t impressive enough, be sure to check out Dr. Battaglioli’s colorfully-illustrated book about science— F*ck Yeah Science! Congratulations, Dr. Battaglioli! Keep up the incredible work!


Around the Web

Women and Opioids: The Unseen Impact

“Launched by HealthyWomen and Healthline, Women and Opioids: The Unseen Impact is a national joint education campaign to promote visibility and awareness of opioid use disorder and its impact on women, their families and their communities.”

9 female physicians who raise their voices for women’s health

“Women in medicine are trailblazers, leading the way in developing opportunities for young female students and physicians in a historically male dominated profession. We see women advocates and leaders who continue to help bring diversity and equality to the workforce.

Learn more about how these nine AMA members are moving medicine by using their platforms as female physician leaders to be powerful advocates for women’s health.”

Overlooked No More: Alice Guy Blaché, the World’s First Female Filmmaker

“In 1911, The Moving Picture News wrote that Alice Guy Blaché, the first female filmmaker in history, was a ‘fine example of what a woman can do if given a square chance in life.’”

Where to Find Me

On Wednesday, October 2nd, I’ll be at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s - West Department of Surgery for Grand Rounds.

On October 23rd, I’ll be presenting a one-hour continuing education (CE) course on human trafficking for Brandon Regional Medical Center medical staff.

On the 25th, I’m back at Brandon Regional Medical Center for a two-hour CE course on Intimate Partner Violence.

From October 27th - 30th, I’ll be at American College of Emergency Physicians’ Scientific Assembly at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Join me for my presentations! 

-       Coffee House Chats: Working as a Female in the ED - Mon Oct 28, 4:30 PM to 5:30PM

-       Locums as a Career: Lucrative or Loco, Tue Oct 29, 9:00A

-       Divorce, Depression, & Loss: How to Keep Going When It All Falls Apart - Workshop - Tue Oct 29, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Finally, on October 30th, I’ll be giving a keynote presentation for the Independent Physicians Association of Nassau/Suffolk Counties in Smithtown, NY.

On the Blog

Fresh blog posts go out every single Monday over at TracySansonMD.com.

Recent posts include writing on taking time for things that feed your soul, one way to fight burnout, and my thoughts on productivity.

Are there any topics you’d love to see me cover? Reach out! And be on the lookout for new posts every Monday morning.


Let’s Work Together

I love speaking to physicians, women’s groups, community organizations— anywhere I have the opportunity to grow, share, and connect. Learn more about my work as a speaker by clicking here or let me know if you have an upcoming event, conference, or class you’d like to tell me about!

I hope you have a wonderful October and a very happy Halloween. What are you hoping to accomplish this fall? How can I support you? Tweet me @TracySansonMD and let me know!



 P.S. The TracySansonMD Dear Future Doctors project continues to grow. Please consider contributing a letter through the website!

Tracy Sanson