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Mediku | Pincushins

October 14, 2012


This month, I’m spending my days working with a rheumatology practice.  It’s interesting to see the kinds of things the group is consulted on in the hospital – but in the office it’s mostly NSAIDs and knee-injections, which inspired this mediku. “Doc, my joint’s in pain!” Hmm . . . stick a needle in it […]

Pediatrics in the Hood

April 18, 2012


I thought my last clerkship as a third year medical student deserved something more memorable than the typical medical haiku I write.  In its stead I submit to you a David Letterman style Top Ten, drawn 100% from actual events. So, without further ado: The Top Ten Signs You are a Medical Student Practicing Pediatrics […]

Mediku | Family Medicine

February 19, 2012


Family medicine docs don’t have it easy – they have to triage up to a dozen complaints per patient and decide what to address at the current visit and what can/should wait, ensure the patient is being treated in a manner consistent with plans laid out at previous visits (often by another doctor), and they’re […]

Mediku | Smooth Move

July 1, 2011


As my surgery clerkship winds down, I’d like to share with you a pearl of wisdom I gleaned from my first resident as he was teaching an intern which common orders to write for post-op patients. What do patients need? “A god damn stool softener!” Says my resident. See?  Being a surgeon is easy.  Stay […]

Snapshots | Care for Some Light Reading?

May 24, 2011


Recently, while out running a few errands, I decided to grab a quick bite at what has become the only fast food joint I will set foot in – everyone’s favorite, Chipotle. I decided to pay a visit to the restroom before hopping on the line, and found this faux newspaper in a most fortuitous […]

Mediku | MD/PhD

May 18, 2011


I don’t know what it is about MD/PhD students – I suppose it’s the personalities such programs tend to attract – but they have almost always rubbed me the wrong way.  A moment alone with one on my surgery team today renewed my distaste. I’m a pretty simple guy:  I don’t go out of my […]

The Dog Days Are Over

May 6, 2011


That’s it!  Yesterday, I tamed the beast known as the USMLE Step 1 – and not a moment too soon (I’m not sure how much longer I could have kept up with the schedule I set for myself). Because my brain is fried, and so that those of you who aren’t medical students or physicians […]