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Category Archives: Science

Six Months

Six months is a long time.  For some things, that is. Like, “I’ve been waiting for my paperwork to go through for six months.”  That sort of time spent waiting … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Antibiotic Audit

“Sure, this may be viral, but whenever he gets a virus he always gets a bacterial sinusitis afterward.  Can’t we just have the antibiotic now to head it off at … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Favorite Things Flip and Dip

It wasn’t until after graduating college and having spent a year as a research technician in the lab of an MD that I decided I wanted to be a physician … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Just Finished Medical School And….

It’s a FABULOUS (terrifying, surprising, FABULOUS) feeling. (For all the like minded medical science nerds out there, yes, the featured image is an endorphin.)

May 14, 2013 · 9 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Cat Crap

“But they need their freedom, cats.  They need to feel wild sometimes.” My friend sips her coffee and jiggles a bright pink mouse in front of her tabby’s face.  He … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

What I Read Wednesday: Hey Fatty

Well that got your attention, didn’t it? If you’re one of the 55% of Americans who are overweight or obese reading this, I apologize.  I didn’t mean to be offensive.  … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sing It Study-time

I do so enjoy the incomparable sound of Mr. Ray Charles. I also enjoyed the state of Georgia in the time my family was stationed there, during my early childhood. … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Bully For You

Medical school is an awful lot of things. It’s opportunity. It’s exciting. It’s fulfilling. But it’s also frightening. And tiring. It’s time and family and outside interest consuming. And it’s … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Screeds and Slinkies

I caught a short discussion on this controversial article on NPR’s Morning Edition while driving to work a few days back and, now that the madness of submitting my ERAS application … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 9 Comments

Sing It Celebration

Med school – and life in general – is about milestones.  You pass about a 100 million of ’em – some of them bigger and craggier than others – before … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 10 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Junk Schmunk

At 1pm this Wednesday, dogma suddenly changed. I love it when dogma changes. It’s a pleasantly swift kick in the gut reminding us of the inexplicable complexity and beauty that is our … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 4 Comments

Sing it Soulfully

“It’s wonderful that you ask so many questions about patients – about their history and their course and treatment,” the old radiologist turns away from his screen momentarily to look … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

Sing it Scientist

I loved all the songs on the album – except for this one.  But it got downloaded onto my iPod along with all the others.  And when you’re gloved up … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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