July Newsletter - Roadtripping
Summer Greetings from TracySansonMD!
Last month, I started summer the right way— with a road trip. I drove from southeastern Illinois through Ohio and Pennsylvania. I drove to have lunch with my daughter, Connor, in Massachusetts and, on my way to spend time with friends in Maine, decided to visit Niagara Falls, a place I’ve always wanted to see. After spending a few days on an island in northern Maine with my dear friends, I drove south to visit my niece and her family in New York City. It was a trip that did wonders for my soul, stopping to see whatever interested me, allowing my adventurous spirit to take the helm for awhile, listening to good music, and visiting with loved family and friends. I was able to connect both with myself and with some of the people I love most. I hope this summer is filled with adventure and connection for each of you.
A friendly reminder to exercise safety and common sense during your 4th of July celebrations. Have a happy and safe holiday!
Mark your calendars!
I’m excited to be speaking at the Florida College of Emergency Physicians Life After Residency Retreat on September 19th and 20th at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach.
I look forward to spending time with second and third year emergency medicine residents from Florida and sharing what I’ve learned about thriving beyond medicine.
Links from around the web.
Medscape published the remarks made by Monica Morrow MD at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting’s storytelling session. Dr. Morrow spoke about the obstacles she faced on her path to becoming a surgeon and how we can support women entering the field of medicine.
"This is occurring at a time when 50% of our medical students are female. If we do not fully support these women, embrace their talents, and help them to achieve their maximum potential we will be losing 50% of our workforce in the battle against cancer — and that's something that our patients cannot afford."
Read her full story here.
I loved this article that highlighted grand rounds lectures that seek to improve work environments for health care professionals— “Safe, Fair, and Dignified: Envisioning the Healthcare Workplace of the Future”, a lecture given by Esther Choo MD and “Respect and Trust: Key Drivers of Safety Culture”, a lecture given by Jo Shapiro MD.
“Organizers of the grand rounds say both Choo and Shapiro have catalyzed change for the better in the medical profession.”
I am grateful for colleagues who are committed to improving work environments and prioritizing gender equity in medicine.
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