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Jun
3
2012
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Oh Hello, Fourth Year…

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I’ve finally buckled down and started studying for Step 2 CS, the third of four USMLE “Step” exams we have to take to be a fully licensed physician. So far I’d say it’s going as well as can be expected… I plan on taking the test at the end of June and having a week off before fourth year starts. On that note, holy wow – when did fourth year become weeks away? Our fourth […]

May
2
2012
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The Reply-All Button Ruins Lives

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I like to give people the benefit of the doubt and assume that in 2012 everyone who has an email address understands the difference between a “reply-all” button and a “reply” button. Unfortunately, I am discovering this is not the case and, as such, feel it is my moral duty to inform you all that reply-all can ruin your life (and annoy the snot out of me) when used incorrectly. So, what’s the difference? Reply: […]

Apr
12
2012
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Breaking The Rules

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A recent article called “To Tweet, or Not To Tweet: Physicians Misusing the Internet” discussed a new JAMA study which apparently found that… “92 percent of state medical boards in the United States have received reports of [online] violations ranging from inappropriate contact with patients to misrepresentation of credentials.” I guess this is supposed to be shocking, but I was really somewhat underwhelmed with the information (I was actually more shocked it wasn’t 100% – […]

Jun
21
2011
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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 […]

Feb
18
2011
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All Helmets Are Not Created Equal

I really thought this was common sense… Had I not just written a post about parents knowingly putting their young children in danger’s way, I would write a long and judgmental blog right now about how I wanted to yell obscenities at a father yesterday while taking a leisurely walk with my husband and our dogs. Instead, I’ll just tell you what I saw.A man riding a dirt bike through our neighborhood (Strike 1 – Not a street legal […]

Jan
20
2011
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Kids For Dummies

Being as I’m neither a parent nor an expert in the field of parenting, it’s not very often that I’m ready to judge someone’s ability to parent. However, occasionally something happens that makes me wish there were legal forms requiring a signature from a doctor, lawyer and priest before one could utilize their reproductive organs.When I pulled up the red light I was so busy trying to figure out why my favorite radio station wasn’t coming in […]

Dec
22
2010
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It’s Because I’m Green, Isn’t It?

If I had a dollar for each time someone has called me cuddly-as-a-cactus since my previous post I’d have a million dollars. Okay, that’s a total lie – I wouldn’t have any dollars (which is not so different from the amount of dollars my bank account has, so I’m in good company), but I did feel very judged after admitting my aversion to Frosty the Snowman. So, in attempt to reconcile with my audience the four of […]

Dec
16
2010
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La La La I Can’t Fa La La Hear You

I have a confession to make.Every, single year it happens in November, typically on the day after Thanksgiving, but occasionally before the wonderful day of food giving thanks. It usually begins on a lonely, silent night when ye merry gentlemen are just settling down for some rest. Without fail it will catch me off guard like a bell jingling during a dream about how December 25th might turn out to be white this year or while I’m […]

Dec
11
2010
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Then I Broke An Old Lady’s Zygomatic Process

….okay not really, but if I wasn’t anti-oldladypunching I would have. It’s probably a good thing I hold this stance on using my fists to show 70 year old women what I think, otherwise there’s a good chance I would have earned myself a nice new set of silver bracelets yesterday afternoon (and this blog post probably would’ve been titled very differently – ex. “How I Got Kicked Out Of Medical School”). Anyway, let’s start at […]

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I’m a Medical Student (that means I'm in school to become a doctor). My life story can be viewed here. I started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit school and move to Hollywood, 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 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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