Monthly Archives: August 2011

PPOTD: Poor Question Etiquette

PPOTD (short for “Pet Peeve Of The Day”) was a long-running email series between me and some of my college friends, generally centered around ridiculous stuff that happened to us in our various office jobs. I’ll resurrect it from time … Continue reading

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Day 1 of OB/GYN is in the books!

… and I’m 1/56th done with pelvic exams for the rest of my life. In all seriousness, I had a lot of fun today in clinic even though i was mostly (13/15 patients) just shadowing. I still will be happy … Continue reading

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Do people ever think about this?

This great post from the folks over at The Incidental Economist reviews a paper from the Journal of General Internal Medicine (PMID: 21792695), whose punchline is as follows: For both physicians and patients who are trying to evaluate the mortality … Continue reading

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“F@$#ing Irene”: Liveblog concluded

(Previous liveblogs in this series: here and here). If you’re quiet, for a while, it’s possible to learn even from the most frustrating circumstances. I definitely took a lot home with me from this weekend’s experience. 1. NO ONE IS … Continue reading

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F@$#king Irene: 0414 Liveblog

EDIT: This post was started at 0414 and completed at 1310 PM Life gives you lessons. They’re not always the lessons you set out to learn, but they’re available nonetheless if you just quiet down enough to listen to them. … Continue reading

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“F#$@ing Irene”: Liveblog 1611 PM

University Hospital is directly in the path of Irene. Although the hurricane is likely to weaken significantly after it takes out all of NY and NJ, by the time it gets to us it still might cause “significant flooding” as … Continue reading

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Failure …

Because it was tangentially related to my last post … and because it (below) hung over my bed for a long long time.

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