I’ve been reading the Physician on FIRE blog lately and he, like me, appreciates the utility of a top 5 list a la John Cusack’s character in High Fidelity. I’m going to be applying the principle to some concepts on the blog going forward. I hope you enjoy! Be a jerk. This violates the simple
Tracking one’s behavior enjoyed brief popularity recently and has waned a bit since then. It is the concept of keeping track of your time, activities, etc. I was first introduced to this concept by the owner of a yoga studio who maintained an “Exemplary Behavior” sheet where he kept track of healthy behaviors he did
Last week, I was teaching a cardiovascular course. I am not a cardiologist. I said that in PDA cases, the right ventricle will dilate due to overload from the left side. I think I was visualizing a VSD in my mind when I gave that answer. One of the students pointed out that the textbook
When I visit hospitals and people ask how those hospitals are, the most resounding compliment anyone can give is, “Everyone is very nice!” What do I mean by that and how could you facilitate that feeling in your place of work/school? People in positive work environments are welcoming, friendly, and humble. Be Welcoming When there
A friend of mine, who is a vet student, asked my opinion about dyeing her hair and getting a tattoo, particularly as she is interested in an internship and residency. I told her it would be better to dye her hair during pre-clinical years if she had to and let it be natural once she
I review a lot of research paper submissions. I enjoy it because I feel like I have some expertise to contribute and I feel I can help make submissions better. The peer-review system is an integral pillar of the research estate. It is one check of many to prevent bad research from being published. Realistically,
Once again, I wish I didn’t have to write this post. But I have seen these applications, so, evidently, people believe they are a good idea. So here it is: Don’t do anything weird in your application. What constitutes “weird”? This encompasses a broad range of… let’s call them “unique” decisions. Below are some examples.
Dr. Kreisler and I worked together, did research, and continue to pursue research projects together. She brings a terrific perspective on shelter medicine, a growing field of veterinary medicine.
Oh man, do I really need to write this post? I do, but not for the reason you may think. Yes, there are people who lie, and we will deal with that. The bigger problem is that, in our culture, honesty is a fluid concept with many different definitions. So let’s break them down. Brutal
Dr. Eberhardt and I worked together as “middle management” at one institution. Despite our different life philosophies, we bonded well and became great supporters of each other. He discusses his path in internal medicine, and provide perspective for those wishing to pursue a similar path.