PBS: The Good News in American Medicine →
Everyone agrees that health care costs in the US are spiraling out of control, and many of our quality metrics are actually worse than in other industrialized countries. Despite this grim picture, are there any communities in America that are actually succeeding at cutting costs while delivering high-quality care? I can’t embed the video in this blog for some reason, but click through for...
When faced with a choice between scientific evidence and their personal and...– Gail Collins in this week’s NYT. (read here)
I will follow my instincts, and be myself for good or ill.– John Muir (via become-silhouettes)
My preceptor emailed me this poem in published in the current JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). It’s really lovely and worth sharing: Eight Years, by Matt Joseph, MD When first we met you were a ferret small and stretched whip-thin with fear, anxious beads of sweat swelling and dancing across your scalp, like water on a skillet left to burn, like rain on a brittle late...
A simple technique dramatically improved the... →
(via goodairs) As a medical student who definitely uses the “binge and purge method” for exams, and who got pretty frustrated taking her mock boards because i KNOW i knew the answer to that question three months ago back in endocrine!, this little article totally hit home. Repetition is the way to go. Today’s lecture on gynecological oncology, for instance, was a...