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February 26, 2011

Law and Medicine

...The fact that she was not able to have a seventh child after previously giving birth to six children is hardly something which would offend her reasonable sense of personal dignity... Robinson v. Cutchin,140 F. Supp. 2d 488, 492-93 (D. Md. 2001)

[The Court], concluding that the gist of the complaint was the surgeon's wrongful conduct in operating on the patients without first telling them that he was HIV-positive, and later ill from AIDS, and of the risk of contracting HIV as a result of the surgery..., determined that at their core was the surgeon's negligence, the failure to disclose his HIV-positive status, and, therefore, addressed only the...

Posted By: Carl Streed Jr  

February 26, 2011

Lessons Through Tears


There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love. -- Washington Irving

Due to scheduling, I spent a total of 4 days in outpatient neurology. The week I was schedul...

Posted By: Jeffrey Wonoprabowo  

February 23, 2011

Taking a Year Off

I knew when I started that this wouldn't last forever. Medical School is a rare oasis of time, when one straddles the anxiety of student life and the primordial versions of adult emotions, without understanding either. Great.  

For some there is an island in the oasis...

Posted By: Rosalyn Plotzker  

February 21, 2011

Reaching New Milestones

This post will be especially brief for a variety of reasons:

1) I'm done with the pre-clinical years of my medical school education. It's a wonderful time to set aside books and focus on the skills of becoming an excellent physician. As such, I am currently in "Tr...

Posted By: Carl Streed Jr  

February 20, 2011

Would you see a robotic doctor?

My grandparents are huge fans of Jeopardy. I probably should be, but I have enough people questioning my knowledge that I tend to shy away from the game show. With the recent publicity surrounding IBM's robot W...

Posted By: Joshua Batt  

February 19, 2011

Lessons From Suffering

"Hey, our attending is going to go talk to the family. You wanna come?" my intern asked me.

"Oh! Okay, sure," I said as I got up excitedly. 

We headed towards our patient's bedside. His wife was waiting for us there. She had questions -- about what was going o...

Posted By: Jeffrey Wonoprabowo  

February 15, 2011

What Makes a Good Doctor Good?

For first years, shadowing is a basic part of our clinical experience. I recently had the pleasure of shadowing an oncologist one-on-one in an inpatient setting. He was fairly high up on the totem pole, and after two hours and five patients, I could see why.

From my observ...

Posted By: Shara Yurkiewicz  

February 15, 2011

Third Year's "Toxic" Culture

At my class's third year orientation back in June, my classmates and I were instructed to "wear a raincoat" during third year. In an effort to manage expectations, we were taught as third years to expect a certain level of... conflict and mistreatment over the course of the year.&...

Posted By: Elizabeth Wiley  

February 13, 2011

One year with The Differential

Okay, so it's been a little longer than a year. My first post for The Differential was at the end of January, 2010. At the time, I was finishing up pre-clerkship classes and preparing for the boards. I remember being so worked up about doing well on that test, then starting up in ...

Posted By: Alex Folkl  

February 13, 2011

What makes a specialty appealing?

More than half way through my third year, I have picked up a few pointers along the way that definitely help with clinical rotations. One in particular is showing an interest in your attending's specialty. Whether you actually have interest or not is another story, but asking good...

Posted By: Joshua Batt  

 
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