Jun
24
2011

Always Zip Your Backpack Pockets…

or risk losing your favorite study snacks to a vicious predator with long hair, big eyes and a wet nose that is apparently ridiculously good at it’s sniffing job. Do I look sweet & innocent? Good, that’s what I’m going for… I’ve often discussed the fact that I own dogs who could, if canine-psychiatry was a real life field, likely earn themselves a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Generally, when I’m talking about my dogs […]

Jun
21
2011

First: Do No Harm…Even To Colleagues?

Like many others I recently read a New York Times Op Ed piece entitled “Don’t Quit This Day Job,” written by Dr. Karen Sibert and I was immediately taken aback by what she had to say. I wanted to write this several days ago, but as anyone who has spent half a second perusing my blog or Twitter knows, I’ve been severely busy losing my mind for the past several weeks.The first thing that struck me […]

Jun
14
2011

Reminder! – Your Computer-Based Test…

Ah, I thought I had something to do Friday… Tweet This Post

Jun
13
2011

Medical School in the UK, Residency in the US

Today’s Medical Education Monday post is one I have been looking forward to reading since he offered to write it for me a few weeks ago! Nick Bennett (@peds_id_doc) is a Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellow in Syracuse, NY and he has a very unique perspective to share with the Mind On Medicine readers today. Dr. Bennett went to medical school (and got his PhD…overachiever…does that mean we call him Doctor Dr. Bennett? I think it […]

Jun
8
2011

What Is USMLE Step 1, Anyway?

I’ve been tweeting things like USMLE, Step 1, ginormous exam, boards and ohmygoshimfreakingout a lot lately and today it occurred to me that a good number of my followers are not in medicine and may have absolutely no clue what I’m talking about. I wrote a little about USMLE in my Medical Education in the US post, but I thought I’d share a bit more detail about the reason behind why I won’t be tweeting […]

Jun
4
2011

Why I Don’t Blog Anonymously

In my last post, the one in which I temporarily lose my mind and decide to take on a slightly controversial and hugely important subject as my next blogging endeavor, I discussed how it seems some are lagging behind in seeing the benefits of Social Media in the realm of Medical Education. Today I’m going to talk about what I see as an important aspect of my personal Social Media experience – anonymity, or lack […]

May
30
2011

Medical Education Monday – Social Media

Today’s Medical Education Monday is going to take a bit of a different direction. I’ve run out of foreign medical students and doctor friends for the time being, so today I’m going to focus on a different aspect of Medical Education – Social Media. In the mean time, if you know someone in medicine from a country we haven’t covered send them my way – I’d love to have them! If you missed it, you can […]

May
27
2011

Where’s My Hand Sanitizer?

Today is your lucky day – I have some extremly useful, likely life-saving, information to share with you. Everyone isn’t crazy enough to go to medical school, so it’s a good thing there are bloggers like me to save you from the deadly microbes of the Earth that only the board-reviewing med students know about. Things You’re Doing That Could Kill/Seriously Injure You: Petting Prairie Dogs Yersinia pestis, AKA – Causative Agent of the Black Death  Grocery […]

May
23
2011

Medical School in The Caribbean

Over the course of this series it has become very apparent that medicine is a competitive occupation no matter what country you live in. This holds true to higher degree in some countries more than others. Brenda, a Canadian in the midst of getting her MD from a Caribbean medical school, was nice enough to do a write up for me on what it’s like to get your medical degree from a school in the […]

May
18
2011

Gluco$e…Like Ke$ha

I hate Biochemistry. I am not good at it – I never have been and I likely never will be. It is horribly mundane and nit-picky and I harbor a certain degree of hatred for it simply because I am so bad at it. In fact, during my first semester of medical school when I was taking Biochem, I was relatively certain the admissions committee had accepted me purely for the sadistical pleasure of following along as I […]

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I'm an ObGyn. I started this blog as a medical student (some would call that doctor school) and now I'm working as an Ob/Gyn, which is seriously the coolest job ever. I'm a twin mom and recently added a baby brudder to the mix. My life story through November 2010 can be viewed here. The events in the many years following can be summed up as wedding bells, books, exams, babies, and doctoring. I started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit medicine and move to Hollywood, but that hasn't happened...so if you wouldn't take medical advice from Angelina Jolie, you shouldn't take it from me. I may not even be a real person. In fact, I'm probably a spambot. Or possibly a 15 yo boy blogging from a dingy basement. If you're really interested you can read more about me here. If you have any questions or want to guest post contact me.

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