Category Archives: Life

10000 Pageviews and a Promise

Coming up on the 1 year blog-o-versary and my 10000th pageview. Two very small milestones to the world – but relatively big milestones to me. I’m still not really sure what my goals for this blog are in terms of … Continue reading

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What I think about when I think about specialty selection

Dear Readers – I emphatically welcome your feedback for this post, particularly those of you who have been through the match, residency and beyond, but all insight is welcome. As for me, as the sidebar and my previous posts might … Continue reading

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Knocked a few specialties off the list

For those of you avidly following the specialties toolbar, you’ll notice some drastic changes over the last few weeks. Over the last six or seven months I’ve learned a lot about what’s important to me, and why. I care a … Continue reading

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Ethics Case, Part II

This is part deux of a three part ethics case (read part one here) dealing with the performance of pelvic exams on anaesthetised women by medical students without explicitly obtaining prior consent to perform the exam. In our second year … Continue reading

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“Like an endangered species”

As always, great reportage and writing from Megan McArdle Antibiotics are an exhaustible resource. We should be treating them like an oil field, or an endangered species. Instead, we handle them like consumer electronics. The patent system is designed to … 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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Models

On one visit, in a new employee’s office, I saw a sign taped to a wall which read, “If Paul is the model, we’re golden.” When you looked closely, though, you saw that the word golden was written on a … Continue reading

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