A scientist is hardworking, studious, detail-oriented, observant, intelligent,...– . . Marisa Seventh graders describe scientists before and after a visit to Fermilab. (via sciencenote)
June 18, 2012
Will be known as D-Day from here on out. I just scheduled my USMLE Step 1 exam! For those who don’t know, Step 1 is an eight-hour standardized test that kind of determines your medical career. If you don’t pass, you can’t move on to third year, and if your score isn’t high enough some residencies (dermatology, orthopedics, etc.) are essentially no longer an option....
Boston Globe: Led by the child who simply knew →
This makes studying endocrinology better: a fantastic article in the Boston Globe about one family’s experience raising a set of identical twins, one of whom is transgender. Related: equally touching This American Life story about the friendship between two transgender children here.(17 min) In a climate where presidential candidates are blatantly homophobic, gay couples are denied their...
radiolab strikes again with their 11/14 podcast,...
whoa man i’m kinda a big deal on the interwebz.
It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t...– Ken Murray, in an essay called How Doctors Die. There’s so much controversy about care at the end of life: for instance, there are family conflicts, physicians’ inertia and discomfort regarding being proactive with advance directives and terminal care, variability and vagueness in the...
Currently watching for tomorrow’s PCM class on comparative health policy: Frontline’s “Sick Around the World,” a look at developed countries’ health systems around the globe. This segment is on the NHS in Britain; click here to watch the other installments.