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Health Care Medical School

Late April Updates

I never thought I would have one of these posts…I remember when I was in high school and university, I stumbled upon several medical student blogs. They were often full of anecdotal  stories, their frustrations and rambling thoughts. Every once in a while, they would have nothing to write and instead post up a bunch […]

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Featured on Grand Rounds 5.30

I am happy to say this is my second time featured on Grand Rounds, the best of medical writing on the web. This time’s rounds are hosted by pharmamotion so be sure to check out all the other neat posts by doctors, patients and students around the world.

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Economics Health Care

The Business Model of Medicine and Money

Last week, The New York Times published an article titled, Putting a Price on Compassion by Dr. Pauline Chen which was a response to an opinion piece called Money and the Changing Culture of Medicine written by Dr. Pamela Hartzband and Dr. Jerome Groopman. Now all three authors have been talking about a subject that […]

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The Taboo of Medicine and Money

I stumbled upon a blog post today asking the question “Do Doctors Make Too Much Money?” As I read on, what started out as a simple question soon ballooned to over 100+ comments from patients, doctors, residents and spouses all with their strongly voiced opinion. On one side, there are overworked doctors who see nothing […]

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Health Care Thoughts

How Smart are Medical Doctors?

Medical Doctors Ranked First with Highest IQ amongst job professions How Smart are Medical Doctors? An interesting study published by the University of Wisconsin suggests that doctors (M.D or equiv O.D, dents, etc) have the highest IQ on average. Though I’m not a huge supporter of IQ tests but I would say that most doctors […]

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The Medical Student Syndrome Online: Cyberchondria

Today on the New York Times, there is an interesting article on the use of the internet to find medical and health information. The term Cyberchondria comes from the root words of cyber (internet) and hypochondria (an excessive preoccupation with one’s health). A cyberchondriac is then a person who uses the internet to gather health […]

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Health Care Medical School Thoughts

The Three Roads Ahead – Medical Career Paths

Usually medical students are busy deciding what residency or specialty they will end up in after their medical school years, for me I have a different question on my mind. What kind of medical career do I want to have? Medicine is flexible discipline, broad enough to have interests for everyone. For me, I just […]

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Economics Health Care Thoughts

Democratic Healthcare

Just a short post, I am currently working on a big article that should be up within the next few days. Today, I read something interesting in the New York Times that reflected this concept of open source medicine and collaborative health care that I have been trying to define. Patients aren’t learning from Web […]

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Health Care Medical School Thoughts

Pediatric Oncology

As a first year med student, I don’t know what specialty or residency I want. There’s are too many fields I haven’t fully considered yet. However, after viewing a gallery from one of my favorite picture blogs, The Big Picture, I might not have a big enough heart to go into pediatric oncology. I haven’t […]