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April 11, 2010

Good Reads: Curiosity, Pronator Drift, and Penguins

Well, it's been a slow week. What can I say? I finished up family medicine, wrote the clerkship exam and went through an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam; it involves simulated clinical experiences with standardized patients). Now I'm on outpatient internal med, and it's too soon to have an opinion. That would ordinarily present a dilemma, because without new stuff to talk about, what do I talk about?

Luckily, I have an out: Since it's been a slow week, it's been a good week for independent reading. Please allow me, then, to pique your interest with a few selected pieces that I found particularly interesting, and relevant (albeit broadly, in the last case) ...

Posted By: Alex Folkl  

April 7, 2010

The Patient With the High BMI

"I guess I don't so much mind being old, as being old and fat." - Benjamin Franklin

It's difficult being obese in the NHS. Surgeons refuse to operate. Anaesthetists refuse to anaesthetise. Nurses (who probably don't get an option to refuse patient...

Posted By: Lucia Li  

April 7, 2010

Do I Have to Give Up My Life For Med School?

I've heard this question asked by pre-med students oh so many times: "Do I have to give up my life for med school?" And I've also heard a related question many times: "Do I have to give up my relationships with my significant other, friends and family for med school?"

To ...

Posted By: Kendra Campbell  

April 6, 2010

How often do you exercise?

After writing my previous post about exercising, I wondered what the rest of you actually do. Please vote here in the attached poll.

Poll: How much are you exercising per we...

Posted By: Arti Allam  

April 6, 2010

Are you exercising enough?

How much exercise is enough? Misperceptions on the answer to this question may be keeping many women on the losing team in the battle with weight.

According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), approximately 60 minutes of physic...

Posted By: Arti Allam  

April 6, 2010

The Culture of "Yes" a Good Thing to Find in the Match

The good news is that I matched and that my transitional year will be here where I live. The other good news is that the program I matched into is a perfect fit for my interest and is the place where the most people I interviewed with said, "Yes," when I asked if it would be possi...

Posted By: Sarah Averill  

April 6, 2010

Should we pray with our patients?

I witnessed a doctor praying with a patient about a week ago. I do not know how common this occurs in your country but it is quite an uncommon occurrence in Hong Kong. The patient was a middle-aged lady who came in because of multiple neurological symptoms developing over the past month...

Posted By: Eric Tam  

April 4, 2010

Finding medicine

When I was seven, I wanted to be a journalist. There's a video of me saying as much to some unidentified person off-camera. When I was fifteen, to the horror of my parents, I wanted to be a climbing bum (which is similar to a surf bum, but with less waves and more rock). When I wa...

Posted By: Alex Folkl  

April 2, 2010

See You at the Laundromat

I’ve had the last week off from the hospital. This turned out to be a very good thing because I developed a nasty cold (I just finished a pediatrics rotation, those darn kiddies have a lot of germs!), and I’ve been moving into my new,

Posted By: Kendra Campbell  

April 1, 2010

Take time off.

After rather intense internal turmoil, I decided to go skiing for spring break instead of staying in town and studying for Step 1. I felt really nervous about losing a week of studying, even though my brother and students in years ahead of me wholeheartedly recommended doing somet...

Posted By: Arti Allam  

 
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