Nirmal Gosalia at DocThoughts
interviews Dr. Vineet Arora about how doctors and medical students can leverage social media platforms to advance their practice of medicine.
I’m entitled and lazy
A whiny little baby
I’m a disgraceful human in general
Because I am a millennial
And people say we are the worst
Always putting ourselves first
We should get a real job and settle down
But our priorities are reversed
Every old generation
Thinks the new one is mistaken
And so every new generation
Is made fun of and hated
This old adage has been true for ages so
Just embrace it
Because we dictate the future
We are powerful ...Read more...
March is colon cancer awareness month.
Created by gastroenterologist Amit Sachdev, this video was selected by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as part of their colorectal cancer screening campaign. Enjoy.
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The surgeon told me: "No offense, but girls really aren’t cut out for this work. They’re too fragile. They get too emotional. It’s not your fault; it’s biological."
Yes -- health care is sexist. And it is racist.
And just like our country, it is divided.
Brilliant people face an uphill battle against prejudice as they work to become healers. Abuse within the system is rarely punished or even noticed.
This has to ...Read more...
Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD is a physician-scientist. Watch his compelling story on Black Men In White Coats
Physicians are not robots.
The health care system (and the corporate world in general) turns idealistic students into jaded and cynical professionals. They become small pieces in a profit-obsessed machine. They count down the days until retirement.
We have to beat this system. And to do that, we must protect at all costs our humanity and creativity. We have to challenge the notion of how a doctor “should” be by embracing ...Read more...
Ejiofor Ezekwe, Jr., PhD, is a medical student. Watch his compelling story on Black Men In White Coats
In what has been called the “opioid epidemic,” we talk a lot about two groups of people:
1. Patients who try to con their physician to get an opioid prescription, and
2. Physicians who capitalize on these patients by creating “pill-mill” clinics (that dispense opioids generously).
This narrative results in top-down regulations that restrict the relationship between physicians and patients everywhere.
Doctors are often blamed for the problem, so new guidelines target them. ...Read more...
Going outside in cold weather gives you a cold? Eating turkey makes you sleepy? Gum stays in your stomach for seven years? Separate these myths and more from truths.
Jamie Katuna is a medical student. She can be reached on Facebook.