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Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! What’s something you appreciate from a mother figure in your life?


Unconditional love, forgiveness, and acceptance.

Passion in the Medical Profession | May 7, 2021 | <1 min read


Dr. Megan Gerber

I lost my mother during residency and am always #grateful for nurturing and kind female colleagues. #MothersDay2021

Dr. Mariah Robertson, Johns Hopkins Medicine

So many women have filled in parts of the role my mother used to play for me. I appreciate their willingness to lean in and be present for me for the things I’d usually have asked my mother advice around. It makes being a motherless daughter a bit more doable, particularly around Mother’s Day.

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Dr. Chase Anderson, UCSF


Dr. Rachel Salas, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Unconditional love. And how to make homemade tortillas!

Dr. Susan Lehmann, Johns Hopkins Medicine

My mother-in-law showed me that embracing the challenge to learn new skills can lead to growth and personal satisfaction at any age. When she was 80 she quietly signed up for a weekend workshop to learn how to become a life coach. She loved the experience and in subsequent workshops, worked hard to learn the requisite skills. Her dedication paid off and over the next five years she enjoyed her new role, helping many people clarify their purpose and goals. She showed me you’re never too old to take a chance that can lead to personal growth.

Dr. Ambereen Mehta, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Role modeling how to give selfless and constant love, forgive easily, respect elders, and put yourself out there!

Dr. Jess Colburn, Johns Hopkins Medicine

My brave Mama friend has helped me to find the magic in the mess.

Maureen Flood, NP

When I said I didn’t think I would be a good NP, my mother-in-law said, “Put on your armor and do it anyway.” It doesn’t seem like much, but I appreciated that she didn’t try to tell me I was wrong or to be Pollyanna.

Dr. Laura Hanyok, Johns Hopkins Medicine

A nursing colleague a generation older than me helped me understand that work will always be there, however kids grow up fast and we can’t get that time back.

Dr. Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, Mass General

My mother taught me the power and gift of service to others.