Category Archives: Thoughts

Rehauling the Site

I’m going to take a small break in writing to redo / redesign this blog. Here’s a general outline of things to do. Get a Domain Name + Hosting – There’s just not enough control and personalization using a wordpress hosted site. I will be looking to buy a domain

Too Many Smart People

“Being smart is not enough, there’s many smart people in the world.” This was a phrase my dad repeated to me many times and I am finding it to be truer everyday. Often it is the simplest words of advice that take a lifetime to fully understand. In medical school,

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.

Not Knowing What You Don't Know

I am doing my problem-based-learning (PBL) background research and this picture popped into my head. This diagram represents how we view knowledge and applies to any field of subject, not just medicine. As you study any subject more in-depth, you soon realize that you don’t know anything at all. As

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

Why I Write a Medical Blog

A reader asked: Why do I keep up with this blog?  What motivates me to write stuff that will help people? I have thought about this question for a while. Some days when I cannot think of anything to write and can only see the lack of viewers, I get