What’s Normal for A Medical Student?

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?

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HINARI: A Slow and Silent Death?

The Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) was an endeavor of the WHO to promote access to information in major scientific journals to students, scientists and researchers in low income nations at free of cost or low costs. It was alunched in 2002-2003 to facilitate the process of dissemination of knowledge via the internet. However, this News article in the BMJ brings to light … Continue reading HINARI: A Slow and Silent Death?

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XKCD and Kim Tinkham

So, I have talked about the Kim Tinkham issue in some passing references on this blog, and I think that her unfortunate demise stands as a monument against tinkering with non-scientific woo-s to help with potentially fatal situations. The author of the much revered nerdcomic XKCD was recently faced with illness in his own family, and thankfully, he has overcome it. How? This is how: … Continue reading XKCD and Kim Tinkham

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