As fall gets underway, it's not too early to begin planning your winter ski vacation. As one of the biggest and most popular ski resorts in the United States, Vail, Colo., has naturally been about the powder and the slopes. Upscale resorts and restaurants were an afterthought—but that has dramatically changed in the past decade. Today in Vail, single-minded skiers coexist with those who demand fine hospitality after a long day on the slopes. For suggestions on the best new hotels in the area, read more.
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What does a female surgeon look like?
I was perusing Facebook recently and noticed a friend had tagged me in a post about the now infamous cover of The New Yorker magazine in which four female surgeons are pictured looking down over a patient. By then, the hashtag #ILookLikeASurgeon had gone viral, and I could see why it was so revolutionary. In medical school, when I conducted my general surgery training, female surgeons were few and far between. And in cardiothoracic surgery, the number of female surgeons was zero. Like most surgeons, I am proud to be a surgeon. This is an elite club of men and women who went through the “boot camp” of residency, who sacrificed so many aspects of their lives to help people. During medical school, I was actually excited to get to the hospital at…