Overcoming adversity—a critical step toward career satisfaction and leadership in academic surgery

Steven E. Raper, Rebecca L. Hoffman, Gregory Jurkovich, Rachel R. Kelz

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The experiences of life are what shape us. This article relays stories of adversity and resiliency as experienced and told by members of our own surgical community at the Academic Surgical Congress in Las Vegas, NV in February 2017. We aim to express in words the lessons of each experience so that others can learn about life and leadership.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)ix-xviii
JournalJournal of Surgical Research
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018
Externally publishedYes



  • Adversity
  • Leadership
  • Resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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