Millennials are contributing a lot to the world, and we’re not just talking about Instagram photos of coffee. Dr. Daniel Wozniczka talks on how millennials are the key to the future of a better world for medicine.
Dr. Leon Pedell discusses how to transition from memorizing physical exam techniques to applying them with real patients to find real abnormalities. Many students have a misconception that they can forget much of what they learned in first and second year as, “low yield.” This is not the case. More than anyone else on a care team, medical students have time to perform thorough physical exams and you …
Kalisha A. Hill, MD, FCAP is a mother, a runner and a pathologist. She believes that a healthy lifestyle can prevent many of the diseases she diagnoses every day. You’ll meet her, learn about her expertise and see why her clinical partners rely on her diagnoses to guide their treatment decisions. Healing begins with her and that’s what patients count on for their care.
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Jolean Olson’s always spent a lot of time in the sun, but she was shocked to see a large, suspicious-looking zit pop up on her left cheek. Her medical journey led her to a pathologist who performed a biopsy and rendered a diagnosis that helped Jolean make the best treatment decisions for herself and her family. Today, she’s grateful for the definitive answers that put her on the …
A inmate, while a patient at Delnor Hospital in surburban Chicago, escaped and took two nurses hostage. One of nurses was raped and tortured at gunpoint. There is little mention of this horrific story in mainstream media. Violence against health care workers cannot remain silent.
ZDoggMD recently spoke with this individual, who shared her story. #silentnomore
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In a few weeks, new medical school graduates will take their turns saying the words of the Hippocratic Oath.
In theory: This is a noble tradition where they promise to fulfill their duties as wonderful physicians: Autonomous, wise, humble, prevention-focused, and active members of their communities.
In reality: The health care system in which they’re entering makes it next to impossible to keep any of these commitments. It is a …
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 …
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: Shutterstock.com
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 …
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 …
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. …
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.
Imagine training for ten years in an environment that is abusive, isolating, and stressful.
Imagine going $250,000 into debt for that training.
And imagine that at the end of all this, you have a 50 percent chance of being unsatisfied with your job.
This is the path for physicians in this country. But why should it matter to everybody else?
First, the short term: Quality of care will decrease. When the person in …
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