Monthly Archives: May 2012

Brief Book Review 1: The Youngest Science

I was turned onto this book by an interview with Atul Gawande where he lists it as the book that most influenced his life. Lewis Thomas’ firsthand account of his medical training and research career. Inspiring: shows how a medicine/pathology/immunology … Continue reading

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Required Reading for Attendings and Senior Residents

XKCD today is so on point it’s not even funny (link). Please share with your friendly (or, not-so-friendly) local residents and attendings. Imagine if every time you didn’t know something, and asked a question, someone approached you with this attitude. … Continue reading

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Required Reading for Surgery Clerks

Atul Gawande on the evolution of surgery over the last 200 years. Contains the answer to many of the historical questions you will encounter in General Surgery …and a fantastic money quote: Liston operated so fast that he once accidentally … Continue reading

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Internal Medicine Clerkship, end of week 1 thoughts

Finished up week 1 of internal medicine and I wanted to jot down some quick thoughts. -When you’re carrying >= 4 patients, you need to be efficient. I prefer to get sign out from night float, then immediately sit down … Continue reading

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