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How to Get Into Medical School by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Once in a while, I interview pre-med applicants to my school. While the medical students' evaluations are probably influential as only a low- NPV serial-killer screening test, ... Read on »
Psych Consult by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mr. A is a 40-year old male. After checking in his items with the clerk, and obtaining a full evaluation from the ER doc, the psychiatrist and students begin the interview. ... Read on »
The Epistemology of Paranoid Schizophrenia by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Note: All details, including names, ages, and specific descriptions of conversations with staff or patients have been considerably changed. Sorry, I know that reality bloggi ... Read on »
Palliative Care Grand Rounds is Up! by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Thaddeus Pope at the Medical Futility blog does a beautiful job hosting the latest Palliative Care Grand Rounds. For my contribution, I describe an experience working with the ... Read on »
Med-staffing Coachella by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Coachella is like a giant exhibition of Roomba vacuum cleaners, where restless young beings motor along toward one end of the giant field, bump into someone or something at ... Read on »
Grand Rounds is Up Again! by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Brought to you by Dr. Guzmán at Pharmamotion. My submission addresses the pressing issue of med student apparel. Guzmán has a very Canadian post about Gp IIa/IIIb inhibitor ... Read on »
Weird Medical Etymology of the Day by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Fornication comes from the word fornix, which means "arch." In Roman times, customers used to identify the brothels by a prominent archway at the entrance. (Coincidentally, we ... Read on »
Doctors and Speeding by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy “The officer proceeded to pull out his gun, point it at my face, and told me to lay face down on the ground, which I did. At this point, my ID card dropped on the floor an ... Read on »
Medical Research Fraud by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Because of "Scrotumgate,", my favorite medical resource, The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, requires an update. HT: My Pharm Prof ... Read on »
Grand Rounds is Up! by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Leslie at "Getting Closer to Myself" did a fantastic job of organizing all the posts submitted by a motley crew of medical bloggers. The theme is "Reflections on the way life ... Read on »
The Banality of Marijuana in Medical Education by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In one of our GI lectures, among the interminable pharmacology powerpoint slides that address anti-emetic drugs, the following information appeared: If an alien guest to ou ... Read on »
The Banality of Marijuana in Medical Education by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Among the interminable pharmacology powerpoint slides that address anti-emetic drugs, we come across this: If an alien guest to our planet perused a pocket pharmacopeia, ... Read on »
Taleb and Pre-test Probabilities by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Arnold Kling comments about Russ Roberts' conversation with economist Nassim Taleb: I was most interested in the latter third of the conversation, where Taleb talks a ... Read on »
Med Students Lobby Congress for Tuition Breaks by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy People, I know that we aspiring physicians are all in major debt, but some Americans can't afford the rent for their trailer homes. Let's leave the welfare-for-the-well-to-do- ... Read on »
Ross Douthat is Trying to Murder Michael Kinsley! (Or Some other Distortion of Douthat's Views) by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Brad Delong links to "The Daily Beast" and writes Michael Kinsley confronts the fact that Ross Douthat doesn't care more than a smidgeon about whether Kinsley lives or die ... Read on »
Who Lives? by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mr. Smith is a 58-year-old African-American male, who appears at least a decade older than his stated age. He is about 6’0, slim, and features a neatly-trimmed mustache. ... Read on »
Judging Others by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy At Overcoming Bias , Robin Hanson states When evaluating someone intellectually, I tend to downplay their degrees, publications, affiliations, etc. and focus on how they ... Read on »
Show Your (Well, Other People's) Work! by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Olivia Judson's fabulous blog for the New York Times leads me to wonderWhy aren't all journalists required to cite their references? Read on »
Just Deserts by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I just viewed a Bloggingheads video, which featured Will Wilkinson, of the Cato Institute, and Lew Daly, scholar at Demos, and author of the book, "Unjust Deserts." Daly as ... Read on »
Moore's Paradox by Adina C. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In second grade, I received a poor evaluation on a particular homework assignment. We were given a worksheet, which featured sentences such as: A) It is raining outside ... Read on »