Rhett Daniels, @EpiRen and The Streisand Effect: A Blog Round-up

Here is what Wikipedia defines the Streisand effect as: The Streisand effect is a primarily online phenomenon in which an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence inadvertently generated further publicity. Anyways, remember the issue … Continue reading Rhett Daniels, @EpiRen and The Streisand Effect: A Blog Round-up

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After ImpactEDnurse, @Epiren’s Turn To Go: Pitfalls of #HCSM

I have not been able to spend much time online of late owing to a multitude of reasons, but when I came back online today, I was hit squarely by this: Epiren is not just a tweep I follow, but one of the most prolific bloggers around. LizDitz has outlined a detailed summary of the events leading up to this fiasco. Apparently, he also slandered … Continue reading After ImpactEDnurse, @Epiren’s Turn To Go: Pitfalls of #HCSM

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Got A Coupla’ Crores Lying Around? Go, Buy An MD Degree!

Rant Alert: The post below comes from a MCQ-mauled, beleaguered medical student who is suffering an early mid-life crisis. So switch off your brain cells before you commence reading! If you are the type whose sensibilities are easily hurt, turn back. You have been warned…

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Bit of news from today’s newspaper.

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USMLE: New Rules for Time Between Attempts

From January 1, 2012, there will be a new set of rules outlining the time between attempts for USMLE. The ECFMG Reporter outlines the present rules which shall be applicable for examinees taking the tests before that date: – For the computer-based examinations (Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3), you may take the examination no more than four times within a 12-month period. … Continue reading USMLE: New Rules for Time Between Attempts

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