The Differential
Blog Address: http://blogs.medscape.com/thedifferential
November 8, 2016

Administrative Change

Today marks an important day in America: Eligible citizens will make their way to the booth to cast their vote for the next President of the United States. After a very long, contentious electoral season, the new POTUS will inherit the awesome responsibility to direct new policies and the power to appoint Cabinet and department heads that will have significant influence over every American's life. The medically-related agencies in particular require strong, insightful leaders who will guide us through treacherous territory.

The Department of Health and Human Services amalgamates dozens of disparate health agencies under one roof headed by a Cabinet Secreta...

Posted By: Kolin Meehan  

November 7, 2016

People, Not Numbers

"People, not numbers" is the mantra of one of my ICU attendings this past month. It sounds simple, but I've found these words ringing in my head repeatedly over the past few weeks. My attending was so strict on his "no numbers" rule, that he wouldn't allow us to refer to ...

Posted By: Morgan Day  

November 6, 2016

Reflections on OB

It's the halfway point in third year for my medical school class, and we're all burnt out. It's not easy to drag myself out of bed at 5 am and start all over again each week with a new team and a new job. It is truly exhausting.

I started my OB-GYN rotation just 2...

Posted By: Heather Kagan  

November 5, 2016

ACGME Proposal for 28 Hour Limits for Intern Shifts

I recently read about a new proposal from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that is for increasing the number of hours an intern can work during one shift. For many years, the limit has been 16 hours without a break. The reason this limit wa...

Posted By: Stephanie Nguyen  

November 5, 2016

Do You Use Textbooks?

During rotations, I've gotten a lot of different advices on what to study from. Interns and M4s have generally given me these tips: some swear by doing only practice questions; some swear by certain brands of review books; some swear by Uptodate articles; and some swear b...

Posted By: Sung Woo Koh  

November 2, 2016

Writing for Your Health

I often start writing posts here about doubts that I'm having, disappointments I've experienced, or anger at a system that doesn't seem quite right. These posts have been written in times of frustration and confusion. You may have noticed (or maybe not), that these posts ...

Posted By: Alina Khurgel  

November 1, 2016

Seeing the Light

Even before starting my radiology rotation, I knew it would be a challenge. Upper classmen and my own classmates had told me that even students interested in pursuing careers in radiology found it difficult to stay engaged and interested while sitting in a dark room behin...

Posted By: Alina Khurgel  

October 31, 2016

Getting Enough Reps

Ten years is a long time to a 26-year-old. But this time of year always brings me back to the days I donned football pads and a helmet every day after school. In fact, once the leaves change and the temperature drops, I'm reminded of the hundreds of hours I spent practici...

Posted By: Kolin Meehan  

October 31, 2016

Social Media and Professionalism

Today, one of my lectures was on professionalism in medicine. I was expecting it to be a bore. After a couple years in medical school, it's obvious that portraying a "professional appearance" on social media is important. One of the golden rules is to not post anything yo...

Posted By: Stephanie Nguyen  

October 31, 2016

My Path to Medical School

The average age of medical admission is 24 years old; an increasing number of students are taking gap years between their undergraduate education and entering medical school. Since coming to Temple, I had the chance to hear about the plethora of journeys that my colleague...

Posted By: Stephanie Nguyen  

 
« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 next »
About This Blog

Medical school and residency can be a stressful, demanding time. These medical students share their insights and experiences, good and bad, in order to create a community of support and understanding for medical students everywhere.

Contact the Webmaster
Poll: How long does it take for you to adapt to new learning styles? A day|A week|A month|A year|Never|

  • Alina Khurgel
  • Kolin Meehan
  • Neil C. Bhavsar

    Medical Student 
    New Jersey Medical School

  • Rick Tumminello

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Sung Woo Koh

    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

  • Heather Kagan

    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    www.heatherkagan.com

  • Stephanie Nguyen

    Temple University School of Medicine

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Vincent Migliaccio Michaelson

    O&Med School of Medicine|Havard Developed Pilot Program

     

 
 


 
All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2018 by WebMD LLC. This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties.