The Differential
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January 29, 2011

A Team Effort

I had never seen this kind of daily huddle at a doctor's office... [T]here was the particular mixture of people who squeezed around the conference table. As in many primary-care offices, the staff had two physicians and two nurse practitioners. But a full-time social worker and the front-desk receptionist joined in for the patient review, too. And, outnumbering them all, there were eight full-time "health coaches." -- Atul Gawande in The Hot Spotters, The New Yorker

If you're not careful, you might start thinking you can save the world. That you, you alo...

Posted By: Carl Streed Jr  

January 24, 2011

Have You Ever Been Uninsured?

Rather than teaching physiology or immunology, our school devotes this entire month to population health, epidemiology, and health policy. The three subjects complement each other well: we learn statistics to analyze epidemiology papers and use such studies to devise poli...

Posted By: Shara Yurkiewicz  

January 24, 2011

This Is Family Business

Last week my patients ranged from a ten-day-old infant to an eighty-five year old woman. Their medical issues included hypertension, complications of diabetes, erectile dysfunction, a brain tumor (post-op), hepatitis B, hematuria, and of course the common colds and routine check u...

Posted By: Rosalyn Plotzker  

January 23, 2011

Admitting You're Burned Out

Here is one more reason why I will recommend the University of Vermont to anyone considering medical school: After last week's post, which is one of the most negative ones I've written for The Differential, a faculty member with whom I...

Posted By: Alex Folkl  

January 23, 2011

Mistakes & Questions: Weaknesses or Learning Tools?

The other student and I were alone in the workroom. We had completed our chores -- or at least the parts that we knew how to do. The next step was to ask our attending for help regarding whatever parts we were unsure about. Now, you might ask, why were you waiting to ask the atten...

Posted By: Jeffrey Wonoprabowo  

January 22, 2011

Reviving A Prior "Career"

While more well known for his work in cardiovascular medicine, David has secretly continued his love for music and a prior "career" as a clarinetist. -- From a Recital of Clarinet Music with David Kass & Sook Hee Choi Lee

My medical school's Office of Cultura...

Posted By: Carl Streed Jr  

January 21, 2011

Feeling "Almost" Useful

There are many frustrating things about life as a medical student. There is the almost constant state of fatigue. There is the ever-present pressure to succeed. The feeling that you should be studying right now is a pretty familiar companion. And then there is dealing with the fac...

Posted By: Jeffrey Wonoprabowo  

January 19, 2011

Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Outside of the hospital, today is yet another politically important day for health care reform. The House of Representatives has scheduled a vote on HR 2, so eloquently titled "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Ac...

Posted By: Elizabeth Wiley  

January 17, 2011

The 3rd-year Transformation

With half of 3rd year down, I’ve begun to see myself differently. It is amazing to actually see yourself transforming from passive student to active physician, completely entering adulthood, to have thoughts and make decisions with your entire personal and professional futur...

Posted By: Arti Allam  

January 16, 2011

Clinical Judgement: The Holy Grail of Medical Training?

It doesn't matter what you know. It is how you apply the knowledge that makes a difference. As my attending would say, "Knowledge means nothing in medicine, judgment is the key." His argument is that anybody can find the knowledge online or in books if they know where to look. The...

Posted By: Joshua Batt  

 
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