The Differential
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May 1, 2015

Then and Now

We all know specialists earn more than their primary care counterparts. According to a recent compensation report, it's almost $100 000 more on average. This matters. Like many others in medical school these days, I am well on my track to having hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. Medical education is not as cheap as it used to be. Attending physicians turn their heads in amazement when they find out how much I'm really paying for the same education they got 10-15 years ago for a mere fraction of what I'm coughing up. For me, compensation will carry some weight ...

Posted By: Felix Lee  

April 28, 2015

Twitter Makes You a Better Physician

You're probably already on Twitter if you were born in the same generation as I was. So I won't try and convince you of the general positives of Twitter or why it's "better" than other social media platforms.  What I will try and convince you of, however, is that by ...

Posted By: Matthew Marschall  

April 27, 2015

Should Clinical Exposure Start Early?


I serve on the interviewing panel at my school; recently, I have had the privilege to interview a few candidates for the incoming class. During the last interview, a candidate asked me if a patient would be assigned to him to follow during the years. I was ...

Posted By: Jimmy Tam Huy Pham  

April 24, 2015

Research Frustrations

A few weeks ago, Annie lamented the "necessity" of doing research as a medical student. I have yet to formulate a cohesive opinion one way or the other, but I can see where she's coming from. I've been working on a research p...

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

April 22, 2015

Bounce Back

"Alright Mr. [Anyman], we were able to clear up your [COPD; CHF; Diabetes; other acute medical] exacerbation. You will be discharged home today and should follow-up in 2 weeks to go over your [medication, lifestyle changes, wound care]. Do you know what you need to do...

Posted By: Samuel Shapiro  

April 22, 2015

Confidence Gap Between Men and Women in Medical School


We all know classmates who are extremely competent and simultaneously self-doubting. Is this self-doubt harmful? Does it occur in certain groups of people more than others? A ...

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

April 22, 2015

"Horses Before Zebras”


During our "Learning to Teach" course, we were asked to brainstorm some clinical pearls that had been passed down to us by senior medical students, residents, and attendings. “These pearls and the ones you’ve discovered are...

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

April 20, 2015

MedWAR: It Hurts So Good

Right now, every joint in my body keeps asking why I thought it was a good idea to join a bunch of other adrenaline junkies and yahoos to go galavanting through the forest. This past Saturday, some of my classmates and I did a wilderness adventure race called

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

April 20, 2015

Fed Up

Obesity is a huge public health problem, and one for which (as per usual) socioeconomically disadvantaged people are disparately affected. Last night, I had some downtime and watched a documentary called Fed Up. I've seen numerous documentaries about healthy eati...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

April 19, 2015

Try'em All

Medical school is a journey of four years. Four years seems like a really long time--sufficient to carve your own path to residency. But is it really enough? How much of those four long years do you actually spend searching for your niche?  

The first two yea...

Posted By: Felix Lee  

 
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