We Are Anesthesiologists: What You Need to Know

Whether you are 1 day old or celebrating your 90th birthday, you are our patient. Which means we have to know a lot about diseases. We have to know about how drugs work, as we have to make sure the therapies we give you do not interact with the medicines other physicians have prescribed to you. No disease exists that we do not have to know something about, because you all are in our care. 

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Fix Us STAT: A Call To Action

You cannot work in medicine today without being inundated with burnout statistics and commentary on your feed, coming to your inbox, or spoken from stages about the state of medicine we are in. The data is dire: we are disengaged, we are making mistakes, we are not heard, and we are not empowered to make decisions.

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Advice to the Younger Me

As a woman in medicine, where the odds for pay, promotion and leadership are stacked against me, I feel obligated to light the path for younger women who come behind me.  It has taken me a while to be comfortable with my style of leadership, own my own voice, be able to regroup after rejection, and tolerate feeling on display and yet often invisible.  

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The Brave Enough Show Episode 7

In Episode 7, your host, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, shares her burnout prevention secret: a personal space of retreat. She invites you to build your own space for self-work and gives practical advice on how every woman can create her own retreat, and deserves to live recharged & powerful. 

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The Brave Enough Show Episode 6

In Episode 6, your host, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, leads you toward what she calls your true goals: the ones that you were made for, and set your soul on fire. Sasha invites you to dive into the reason you are going the direction you are, and how to make the right turns & pivots to head in the direction you were meant for.

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Saying Goodbye

There are moments as an anesthesiologist you can’t erase.  No matter how long you go home and sleep, or how many days pass, you won’t forget it. All of these moments involve saying goodbye; while the scenarios change, the message is the same. 

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The Brave Enough Show Episode 4

In Episode 4, your host, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, gets into the uncomfortable truth that we must say no to others to say yes to our own health and wellbeing. She dives into the reality of saying no and gives you tips on how to say no with grace and grit.

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The Brave Enough Show Episode 2

In Episode 2, Your host, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, shares her own story of burnout, and how to recognize and recover from what she calls the tipping point…you know… that point where you are about to lose it…but you don’t have the energy to? 

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Pulling Weeds

Sometimes we let ‘weeds’ - very small but negative distractions, creep up and take a strong hold and become intertwined in our lives. The weeds that are obvious – different color, textures, ugly, we pull immediately when they are small. The weeds that say: I don’t belong here – those are easy to pull.

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