Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pit Crews.

Atul Gawande, I salute you. I plan to think at length about this issue after Step 1 because, let’s face it, the man is right on the money. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/05/atul-gawande-harvard-medical-school-commencement-address.html Advertisements

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Wherein I try to rein myself in … and fail …

A family member forwarded this recent NYTimes Op-Ed from Peter Bach and Robert Kocher. I will attempt to temper my reaction by reminding myself that these are two knowledgable physicians who have both worked in policy and government in very … Continue reading

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You Are What Your Mother Ate

Everything is Dangerous: Stan Young’s pizza lunch lecture from American Scientist on Vimeo.

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Day 7 / 35

“A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.” – Alastair Cook Don’t worry, this isn’t going to turn into a quote board of pithy inspirational notes. But today is not a good … Continue reading

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Respect

I was in the middle of reviewing the First Aid chapter on Respiratory diseases when I had a thought about the battle we face at University Medical School for the attention of the medical students. Class attendance at UMS, as … Continue reading

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Day 6 / 35

T minus 29 days to step 1 I can’t believe we’ve already been studying for a week. I suppose I’ve gotten a lot done – having gone through almost every chapter in first aid and most of Rapid Review Pathology, … Continue reading

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268 hours / 35 days / No Sleep Till Brooklyn

In 35 days, I will take Step 1. Today I took an NBME diagnostic. My score told me two things: that my goal is attainable  that a lot more work remains for me to do. With that in mind, I … Continue reading

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