Medicine causes just as much disease as it solves. We must adopt the lifestyle to get through college, medical school, residency, and fellowship is nothing close to a healthy lifestyle. Previously, we discussed the long hours and the lack of exercise, but our food inhibits our desire for health. This begins with what the hospital cafeteria sells. Despite promoting healthful eating, hospitals instead profit from diabetes-inducing food ...

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I’ve done a lot of interviews on my road to becoming a cardiology fellow. Here are a few topics that people don’t talk about enough. Speed dating I think of interviews like speed dating. Everyone puts on their “first date.” Everyone behaves their best; therefore, you can’t trust everything people say. Your job is to really listen to what people are saying, how they’re saying it, when they pause, when they fish ...

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It's the first day of fellowship, and everyone's getting to know each other. "Oh, you won't have time to work out here." I'm not the small, scrawny kid I was back in high school anymore, even if that's the person I still see in the mirror. I've added roughly 50 pounds since college, and it shows with the things people say. Being told I won't have time to work out has been ...

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It's 8 p.m., and I stumble into my apartment and fall into bed. Somehow, I avoided nodding off in the car driving home. I just finished a 36-hour shift, something I thought was an inhumane task. Somehow, I survived on two hours of sleep, incessant phone calls, pages, and a granola bar. This morning I saw a cat in my apartment, except I don't have a cat. I fumbled through patient care all ...

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