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November 18, 2014

The Place of Placebos

The drug was called Krebiozen. It was a new cancer drug, still experiemental in its formulation and as of yet unproven. Mr. Wright had lymphoma, and so far nothing had worked. He was drastically losing weight and becoming depressed. His doctor had given him only a few days to live when he found out about Krebiozen. Mr. Wright wanted in. Depression hurts, dying hurts more--especially the slow the withering of everything you once called your body, everything you once called you.

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

November 15, 2014

NICU Afterthoughts

"The neonatal intensive care unit is something else," said the attending. "Even from the pediatric intensive care unit, the NICU is a different world." I haven't rotated through the PICU--and I will probably never have a chance to--but I'm starting to see what he meant by...

Posted By: Felix Lee  

November 13, 2014

What I've Learned on the Internal Wards


Internal medicine has been an enormous awakening into clinical medicine. We've learned both just how much medicine extends beyond Step 1 and that everything we ignored on Step 1 was actually important. But as I'm preparing for my shelf exam tomorrow, I'm re...

Posted By: Sara Teichholtz  

November 10, 2014

Diversity Disclosure


To address issues of diversity (or lack thereof), a few tech

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

November 10, 2014

Advice from Local Program Directors

I attended the annual Philly EM Student Symposium this weekend. It was a great opportunity to gain advice and information from many of our local EM residency programs. It was followed up by a skills lab and instructions. I would recommend attending next year for anyone in...

Posted By: Matthew Marschall  

November 10, 2014

Health Disparities in Infancy

Health disparities are a particular area of interest for me. They are what drew me to medicine in the first place. They are what sparked my interest in public health. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we work as physicians-to-be to eliminate health disparities, many are t...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

November 6, 2014

"I Know, I Know..."

In a curious silence buried in the most fleeting of conversations, an Ob/Gyn attending stared at me for a long time. When that sort of thing happens you wonder first if you've said something wrong. And then, in the absence of any corrective measures or disagreements you w...

Posted By: Bryce Krishna Cragg  

November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014

Inbox Zero

Sometimes I wonder if completely deleting my email would be a net positive on the whole. I mean, medical students and professionals of all kinds existed long before the advent of the technology to have email, right? Who needs it!

While I am being facetious, more o...

Posted By: Matthew Marschall  

November 3, 2014

Health Care That is Proactive, Not Reactive

I recently read on Wired that Google is developing nanoparticle technology that will help keep us healthy. Users can swallow a pill that will allow the particles to be dispersed in ...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

 
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