I was feeling a little out of sorts these past couple of days-blame some boring GIE lectures, feeling behind in school, and northwestern withdrawals after seeing all my college friends. but today i: held my cadaver’s brain in my hands. it was beautiful. went to preceptorship and scrubbed in on a femorotibial bypass actually got to do stuff in surgery! i held retractors and such, held the...
Yeah Yeah Yeah’s: Heads Will Roll (A-Trak...
Weekend Getaway: Chicago and Evanston
HOMECOMING. FINALLY. selected photos from the past five years: pritzker pavilion (summer 09), looking north from the four seasons (winter 06), night at the adler planetarium (winter 09), thorndale el (fall 07), looking south from the NU lakefill (winter 05), the arch (fall 08), ryan field (summer 09).
US to Target $130 Million to Train Physicians in... →
pocketglobalhealth: Link from the NYT (login required)… In a move to build long term health infrastructure, $130 million will be distributed to 30 African medical schools. A good first step to increase the number of African physicians. Step two should involve creating local opportunities for specialty training, salary incentives, and career advancement to prevent a brain drain of these...
Global HIV/AIDS timeline →
Learning about the HIV/AIDS pandemic back in high school was the first time I realized that medicine has social and political components, and this emerging field people were calling “global health” was trying to address all those comprehensive issues. Clearly, the rest is history with regard to my educational training and career goals. Six years after that “aha!” moment,...
Weekend Getaway: Iceland
My parents are going to Iceland next week. Not like I’m bitter that they’re not taking me or anything. Not like frolicking on glaciers while rocking out to Sigur Ros is my lifelong dream or anything. Inspired by Iceland Video from Inspired By Iceland on Vimeo. (lifelong dream in video form) southern iceland. via theworldwelivein reykjavik, the most northern capital city...
NYT: Restoring the Lost Art of the Physical Exam →
Only fitting that I found this article while procrastinating the essays I have to write for my “art of medicine”/physical exam class. Also, Dr. Abraham Verghese is awesome. Read his writing.
'Cats lost to Purdue and won a Nobel Prize this...
That means Northwestern breaks even, right?
Weekend Getaway: Belgium
Belgium has never been at the top of my travel list, but recently it’s become more intriguing. Maybe it’s because the weather’s changing and the rainy mood complements the North Sea, maybe it’s because I have a craving for Bernard Callebaut chocolate, but this little country wedged between France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg has crept up on my (still quite...
New York Asks to Bar Use of Food Stamps to Buy... →
I agree with this… in theory. Soda is not food. But if Mayor Bloomberg opens this can of worms, how is he going to control Twinkies, Cheetos, candy, and all the other harmful non-foods one can currently purchase with food stamps? Slippery slope. Also, this policy definitely has the potential to marginalize poor people, as discussed in the article. It’ll be really interesting to see...
Mountain Medicine →
This emergency physician (a former OHSU resident) gave a little lunchtime talk today. He’s done some pretty extreme stuff, but he was funny and incredibly laid-back: you could have mistaken him for any Chacos-wearing, Stumptown-drinking bicyclist on the streets of Portland. I think that attitude may be necessary for the job though… I can only imagine how humbling it must be to work...
Dude, I totally wanna do a jaeger bomb before dissecting the anal triangle...– A classmate tryna hang out out post-exam on Monday. College, meet medical school.
What is medicine's role in disaster response?
Oh hey! I kind of definitely fell off the blogging bandwagon for a bit there. Our last unit in GIE was on the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis, and suffice it to say there are a lot of things going on in that part of the world. I’ve also gotten busier in the afternoons, so when I’ve had down time I’ve wanted to turn my brain off and watch PTI, not write and be reflective. Sowwy! But...