Monthly Archives: June 2018

MKSAP: 70-year-old man with a transient ischemic attack

2 Shares Share Tweet Share Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 70-year-old man is admitted to the hospital with a 1-hour episode of left arm and left leg weakness. He is diagnosed with a transient ischemic attack. The patient has a history of hypertension and type … Continue reading

MKSAP: 70-year-old man with a transient ischemic attack

2 Shares Share Tweet Share Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 70-year-old man is admitted to the hospital with a 1-hour episode of left arm and left leg weakness. He is diagnosed with a transient ischemic attack. The patient has a history of hypertension and type … Continue reading

Celebrity suicides make the irony of our era clear

226 Shares Share Tweet Share These recent weeks have been hard for me, and I suspect for a lot of other people as well. Not because I spent it in a board review course listening to lectures for 12 hours a day, and not because I drank enough coffee to practically burn a hole in … Continue reading

Celebrity suicides make the irony of our era clear

226 Shares Share Tweet Share These recent weeks have been hard for me, and I suspect for a lot of other people as well. Not because I spent it in a board review course listening to lectures for 12 hours a day, and not because I drank enough coffee to practically burn a hole in … Continue reading

The choice between medicine and nursing

148 Shares Share Tweet Share An excerpt from The Choice: Medicine vs. Nursing. An extensive amount of data now exists in the science of choice.  Social researchers such as David Kahneman and Dan Ariely have conducted numerous experiments which suggest a number of ways in which humans are led astray when making choices.  An understanding some … Continue reading

Why more physicians should enter industry

27 Shares Share Tweet Share Attend any biotech or health informatics conference and one thing becomes clear: the scarcity of physicians. Entrepreneurs, businessmen, angel investors, and software engineers swarm these conferences — and their encompassing companies — all the while the imperative persona in this realm remains tied up behind a dysfunctional EHR or in … Continue reading

Why more physicians should enter industry

27 Shares Share Tweet Share Attend any biotech or health informatics conference and one thing becomes clear: the scarcity of physicians. Entrepreneurs, businessmen, angel investors, and software engineers swarm these conferences — and their encompassing companies — all the while the imperative persona in this realm remains tied up behind a dysfunctional EHR or in … Continue reading

A physician on timeshares: Who are they right for?

240 Shares Share Tweet Share Timeshares, for those who might not know, are a way to own the right to use a vacation resort. It comes in two forms, owning points or owning a specific room in a complex for a specific week. It’s like a partial ownership of a condo at a resort. These … Continue reading

A physician on timeshares: Who are they right for?

240 Shares Share Tweet Share Timeshares, for those who might not know, are a way to own the right to use a vacation resort. It comes in two forms, owning points or owning a specific room in a complex for a specific week. It’s like a partial ownership of a condo at a resort. These … Continue reading

Advice for first-year medical students

26 Shares Share Tweet Share A few days ago I received a message: “Any advice for incoming med students?” As an old, wise, seasoned, now-second year medical student, I know everything. Just kidding — I fumbled my way through first year like everyone else, and just like you will too. No piece of advice allows you … Continue reading