Category Archives: Thoughts

Tales From the Call Room – Sleeping Pills

A collection of short tales from being on call the last few months [3:28am] [medaholic] – Hi, this is doctor medaholic returning a page [Nurse] – Yes. Mr. S has been having difficulties sleeping and would like a sleeping pill. [medaholic] – I would prefer not to give him any

The Death of Blogging

I started reading medical blogs during my premed years. I was originally fascinated by the stories and experiences of medical students, residents and practicing physicians. During this time there were a few blogs I became quite emotionally invested in. Everyday, I would anxiously await new posts to be updated as

Choosing a Medical Specialty Round Two

Choosing a Medical Specialty in Internal Medicine One good (and bad) thing about choosing a residency in internal medicine is that you have choices. Just like in medical school, I often get asked about what kind of a doctor I would like to be in the future. Preceptors want to

Countdown to Residency

Residency is just around the corner. I wrote last year how July 1st was one of the most dangerous times of the year in the hospital. It’s hard to believe that I might be that rookie doctor who might make that fatal mistake. I’ve pulled out my textbooks and I

Who Reads this Blog? How You Can Help

I’ve been thinking about which direction will be going for the next little while. With residency starting in just two weeks, there will be a lot of change coming soon. To help me better help you (readers of this blog), I’ve decided to set up a poll to see


I’m sitting here in an empty room searching for words to describe the last four years of my life in medical school. My bags are packed, my goodbyes have been said and I’m heading to a new place once again. I didn’t realize how happy and sad I would be

The Case for Digital Notes

Officially done medical school! And if studying for the LMCC last week taught me anything, it’s the importance if having a learning system in place. I’m now doing my big academic purge in preparation for residency. I almost feel guilty for throwing out so much stuff. There are binders and binders full

The LMCC Study Plan

I’m on my final stretch of medical school with only the LMCC exam to write. For those that are unfamiliar with the certification process, when you graduate from medical school in Canada, you are required to write the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part I (MCCQE Part I). Part

Learning Smarter and Better in Medical School

To study the phenomenon of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all – William Osler Medical School – One Last Exam Fourth year is flying by fast and I’m in the final stretch before

Medical Student Personalities and Performance

You may have seen this comic strip on the 12 types of Med students by Michelle Au. There are all sorts of personalities in medicine and they often correlate with a medical specialty too! Research on Medical Student Personalities A recent research article titled Associations of Medical Student Personality and