Thanks to internist Steven Mussey for translating the language of hospital administrators.
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.
The Match is an algorithm that pairs medical school graduates with a residency so they can begin practicing as a physician.
It was invented in 1952 when there were far more residency positions available than students graduating.
Now, the opposite is true. Yet we use the same algorithm.
The result? A significant portion of medical school graduates are left unemployed and with no place to go once they complete school (and have ...Read more...
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...