I was having a twonversation with Dr.Ves of Clinical Cases and Images blog fame, and I was wondering how he keeps doing so many things all at once, and it was then that he said: SM Q: "Don't you sleep?" A: I schedule blog posts (3 months in advance) and tweets (1-2 days in advance) and use this: http://goo.gl/wDv5 — Ves Dimov, M.D. (@DrVes) April … Continue reading The Path to Online Peace: @DrVes
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Centre, has been awarded the Pulitzer prize in the general non fiction category for his book, “The Emperor of Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”. He is a graduate from Stanford University, University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School. The jury has called the book ‘The Emperor of … Continue reading Pulitzer for American Oncologist
Thanks to Dr. Shock, I stumbled across this wonderful pic: http://twitter.com/#!/DrShock/status/58217594305511425 Kinda reminds me of Michelle Au’s wonderful cartoon, the 12 types of medical students, and especially, this one: I need to be more like this guy in order to succeed in the hated and feared post grad entrance exams. Sigh. Wish me luck… Continue reading What’s Normal for A Medical Student?
This post was written on an old blog of mine when the common entrance test for the medical under and post graduation levels were being mulled. Now it seems the big shots have reached a final decision and there seems to be a consensus on making a united, single exam in the form of the Common Entrance Test. This post was written a few months … Continue reading A Common Test?
This is a repost from my old blog. Something happened today morning to remind me of the fact that as medical students we go through some of the worst times in our lives, and it never pays to give up in the struggle for life. I am trying to mask the identities and changing the names and stuff, but anyone who knows me personally will … Continue reading Another Brick in the Wall
In this special series, I will try to head up to Valentine’s Day with a series of posts to celebrate the day of love with posts not quite so pink and rosey. And I will start with the volatile Scottish surgeon: John Hunter! Yeah. You read that right! Read on, to understand why I chose him! “Man is born or comes into the world ignorant; … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Special: John Hunter
I am an avid reader of the Health Policy and Reform blog of the NEJM and believe that they should enable the commenting system on the site to allow bidirectional interaction, much like BMJ and its Rapid Responses. So, this week’s NEJM came with an article which piqued me greatly: Residents: Workers or Students in the eyes of Law? The critical point in understanding this … Continue reading Students Forever? No Longer!