Thanks to internist Steven Mussey for translating the language of hospital administrators.

I'm excited to share my story at Momentum in Medicine in Atlanta, GA, the 2017 MEDNAX Medical Directors Meeting in Washington, DC, and TexMed 2017 in Houston, TX! Interested in having me keynote your conference?  I have availability in Summer and Fall 2017, and am accepting engagements in 2018.  Find out more at my keynote speaking page.

Good luck to the medical students taking USMLE Step 1. After studying, enjoy this video from the Howard University College of Medicine Class of 2019.

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.

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. Image credit:

Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD is a physician-scientist. Watch his compelling story on Black Men In White Coats.

Ejiofor Ezekwe, Jr., PhD, is a medical student. Watch his compelling story on Black Men In White Coats.

A huge thank you for your continuing readership in 2016.  I sincerely appreciate the vibrant KevinMD community, driven by your readership, contributions, and conversations. KevinMD is about to enter its 13th year as the leading platform for the voice of the health care professional.  I look forward to another great year. Here are the most popular posts of 2016: 1. An open letter to Justin Timberlake 2. The opioid epidemic: It’s time to place ...


Pediatrician-rapper Young IV with some holiday safety tips.

ZDoggMD's take on mind-body medicine: "Western medicine has historically been appropriately skeptical of so-called mind-body approaches, given our tendency to want to explain causality in terms of molecules, receptors, and other such reductionism. After all, what do we call 'alternative medicine' that actually works? Medicine ... Let’s study it more, and let’s stop being afraid of the hippies."

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