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Problems With Clinical Mentorship

June 22, 2011


As I finished my 24-hour call this morning, I was reminded of a 2009 study revealing a decline in empathy as medical students transition from their mostly-didactic second year to third year, which is essentially an apprenticeship in the hospital with lecture as an afterthought.  I began my third year with what most would argue […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | February 5th, 2011

February 5, 2011


The past few days were terribly busy & have kept me from posting.  Here are some of this week’s most interesting findings: Aerobic exercise boosts hippocampal volume: The hippocampus is a small region of brain that is critical to the storage & retrieval of long-term memory and spatial reasoning – it’s also the first to […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | The Latest Findings (1/29/11)

January 29, 2011


Good morning! There were multiple articles released recently that caught my eye. I wanted to share them, and because several didn’t warrant a complete write-up, I’d like to group them for you and provide summaries and links: Americans unsure of who holds an M.D. – a survey by the AMA: In an admittedly biased survey […]