Are you a physician with a message? Have you ever thought about writing a book? Do you have a story to tell or information to disseminate to patients? This conference was for health care professionals wanting to write/publish a book. Who was attending? Mostly physicians, but also psychologists, nurses, sociologists, LCSW, etc. One of the… Continue reading Writing, Publishing, and Social Media for Health Care Professionals Conference -Harvard
You may have heard about tech companies in Silicon Valley offering an “egg freezing” benefits package to lure the top candidates for demanding, all consuming careers that eat up their precious fertile years in their late 20’s and early 30’s. Most women who are leading the workforce are not thinking about having children early… Continue reading Should Women in Medicine be Freezing their Eggs?
The first week of medical school you became a new person. Assigned a cadaver and some lab partners, the gravity of the endeavor struck you to your core as you slowly unzipped the cadaver bag for the first time and met “Ernie” (as you later named him) and wondered how he died. You looked over… Continue reading Match Day Madness
My shift had finally ended. As a second- year resident, I was driving home after 30 hours awake straight. During this time, I delivered several babies, performed a cesarean section or two, a couple of circumcisions, rounded on many patients the following morning, triaged new patients, and taught medical students. Never during that 30 hours… Continue reading The Wrist Band Challenge: A Safe “Strike” Against Unsafe Working Conditions That Can Harm Patients (and Physicians)
As an intern in ob-gyn, one of the things you look forward to the most is getting to be the surgeon while an attending is your assistant for a cesarean delivery. In some residency programs this doesn’t happen until your second year of training. Most of the time you are honing skills on uneventful vaginal… Continue reading Holding the Knife for the First Time