Category Archives: You’re Doing It All Wrong

Sometimes, It’s Just That Simple

A recent NYT article addresses the subject of doctoral-degree holders from other fields introducing themselves as “Doctor” to their patients. The word “Doctor” in the health-care setting carries a rich set of meanings and assumptions beyond the achievement of 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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Ethics Case, Part I

An ethics case that we recently discussed. I’ll write more about this case over the weekend. Maybe some comments can enlighten the situation? Has anyone encountered this in real life? The Case: It’s 3:30 PM in the ambulatory surgery pavillion … Continue reading

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Blogging as Fortunetelling …

Yesterday, I wrote: the most important three words of Third Year are: I DON’T KNOW. Today we had our end-of-clerkship exercise for Family Medicine. It had very little grade-point value attached (a few pithy percentage points and, qua Woody Allen, … Continue reading

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Today in Lecture

So one of the perks of third year is “casual wednesdays” thanks to our predictable didactic schedule. Generally, the lecturers are very aware of what being a third year medical student is like, and they go the extra mile to … Continue reading

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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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