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How to Learn Medicine in Residency

  Learning during residency is very different from medical school. Medical school is where you are taught the basics of medicine – anatomy, pathology, terminology, physiology and a basic understanding of diagnostics and treatments of diseases. Residency is where you

Residency Workload

Dr. Pauline Chen has written a great article on Workload for Doctors in Training, a topic I have been thinking about lately. From being feeling overworked to being on call by youself, it really makes you wonder if there is

Taking Ownership of Your Patients

In many ways, residency is not too different clerkship. You rotate through different specialties, you try to learn how to take care of patients from your teachers. Sometimes, I feel like I knew more medical knowledge when I was a

Tales From the Call Room – The Pager

On those rare call nights when things are quiet on the wards, I often find it hard to sleep soundly. The reason is because there is a big elephant in the room – the pager. The pager is your electronic

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

Poor MD – What Every Medical Student and Resident Should Know About Finances

Today I want to do a quick review of an PoorMD‘s eBook¬† titled First Aid for Personal Finance: What Every Medical Student and Resident Should Know The best thing about this book is it only costs $0.99 and hopefully the

Why I don’t think I will be a Primary Care Doc

I have nothing against primary doctors. Family physicians and front-line health care workers are important. They are severely understaffed. The shortage is a real concern. But the more I think about what I want as a career, what type of