Category Archives: Third Year

Bullying in Medical School

The New York Times recently posted an article about medical student mistreatment (“The Bullying Culture of Medical School”) on its Well blog. The only thing that surprises me is that anyone in clinical medical education would be surprised by this … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Patient

An Open Letter to My Patient. You fell asleep, stone drunk, while driving. We let you wake up after the surgeries and the skin grafts and the breathing tubes. You might remember me, but if not, I won’t be offended. … 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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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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Awesome Neuroradiology Resource

For those of you looking for some more neurorads experience, check out http://headneckbrainspine.com/Cases.php Great cases, great descriptions, plus flashcards and more. Likely not helpful for preclinical students but for clinical students and maybe even residents, it might be worthwhile.

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This is GOLD

Lecture notes from a CS lecture by Peter Thiel (wiki bio)   “It may upset people to hear that competition may not be unqualifiedly good. We should be clear what we mean here. Some sense of competition seems appropriate. Competition … Continue reading

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Specialty: Decided, or How To Match In Neurosurgery (Hopefully)

I’ve decided to apply for a neurosurgery residency. (Readers: please feel free to ask me questions about my decision or my decisionmaking process) Scary for me to even say, but there, I said it. Nothing like changing to an extremely … Continue reading

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