We have been contemplating the concept of having a Brown Bag session once in two weeks in our department for quite a while now, and we set the ball rolling today with an attendance much healthier than I personally would have foretold. In the US, brown bag sessions are a common affair where, usually, over … Continue reading Brown Bag Sessions: Food for Thought
Tag: Medical Hypotheses
Facebooking Your Faculty: To be or not to be?
Few emerging technologies have taken by storm the world as much as Facebook has. Although a plummeting share price has theoretically halved Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune (it has come down to $18.75 from its $38 IPO in May and experts say there is further room for the slide) (1) there seems to be no effect whatsoever … Continue reading Facebooking Your Faculty: To be or not to be?
The Sailor’s Syphilis Detecting Handshake: Preventive Medicine or An Oslerian Folklore?
This post is a result of a Tweet that reminded me of my clinical medicine lectures from a several years ago when we were taught that as medical practitioners, we would sometimes be required to act as detectives. Here is the Tweet: http://twitter.com/therealamerican/status/119491884321222657 A great summary of the issue is provided on the MSS website. … Continue reading The Sailor’s Syphilis Detecting Handshake: Preventive Medicine or An Oslerian Folklore?
TimeUse: What People Do On Twitter All Day
This is a quickie post before I run to the gym. Hat Tip: Jon Wilkins of Lost in Transcription (and the rather wordy Darwin Eats Cake webcomics). So this is a question that has plagued me so much: what DO people do on Twitter all day? Another curious soul, Scott Golder, decided to get off … Continue reading TimeUse: What People Do On Twitter All Day
Are patients really “worse off” with older docs?
In what appears to be a largely counter intuitive result, research by the American Journal of Medicine has unearthed that patients end up faring worse when treated by older doctors or more experienced doctors. This Reuters article delves into the issue and discusses several aspects of the study in great lengths. This study has also … Continue reading Are patients really “worse off” with older docs?