Monthly Archives: March 2011

Success?

This week’s NYTMag is it’s “Youth Issue” which includes profiles of several kids who are successful in their chosen pursuits (soccer, poker, celebrity fame and “science”). The articles are each great reads, and I found the final paragraph of the … Continue reading

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What if they had a medical school course

And nobody went? At University Medical School, the second year is divided into System segments that last between 2 – 4 weeks. At the end of every other segment there are exams on the systems covered, their pharmacology and nutrition. … Continue reading

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A pretty good summary of the “state of the art” of USMLE Step 1 studying

http://hubpages.com/hub/Tackling-the-USMLE-Step-1-Exam http://hubpages.com/hub/Tackling-the-USMLE-Step-1-Exam-Strategies http://firstaidteam.com/schedules/ and, a graphic and table from UCD-SOM wiki (http://denversom.wikispaces.com/USMLE+Step+1):

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If only there were a device capable of remembering all of the things that human physicians forget

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/24/columbia-doctors-turn-to-ibms-watson-for-patient-diagnosis-cla/ And yet, the only high stakes test in medical school is primarily a test of memorization.

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Bulimia Academica: A Model for Medical School?

The current structure medical education at University Medical School (and, in the United States as a whole) promotes an educational disorder called Bulimia Academica. Bulimia Academica is defined as: A. Recurrent episodes of binge learning. An episode of binge learning … Continue reading

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Third Year Schedule

Two weeks ago we got our third year schedules. I never wrote about it. I was pretty damn nervous about this, because we could have been sent anywhere within a 50 mile radius of University Medical School. I have friends … Continue reading

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Blog Rules

I’ve read a lot of medblogs and non-med blogs that have really made me scratch my head and wonder “did this person *really* want to put this on the intertubes?” For me, the purpose of blogging is several-fold. Mostly, I … Continue reading

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