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Former Chairman of UCLA Medical Center Orthopedic Surgical Unit Gets $10 Million Dollar Settlement in Whistleblower Case by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 23 Apr 2014 1:01am This is a big settlement and the former head of the UCLA Orthopedic center filed the whistleblower case after officials from the Medical Center refused to do anything about his complaints.  Medtronic was center stage here as being the device company that had paid two other doctors.  According to the article there was a process in place and it w ... Read on »
Doctor Blog-Medical School: Is it for me? by Dr. Rima B. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 30 Jul 2008 4:13pm This reader has several questions about medical school, medicine, and a life taking care of people. Thank you AS for asking the questions and giving me the opportunity to provide some of the answers. AS writes: Hello, I know that you must be busy but I saw this as a great opportunity to get some much needed information. I ... Read on »
Rationing of care by Duke University Medical caused my dad to die by jodigirl Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 13 Apr 2010 4:30am I am sitting in a hotel room in Chicago to see my knee and ankle orthopedic surgeons. As I am in the hotel room waiting for my appointment with my Chicago orthopedic surgeon, I watch television and am painfully aware that every other advertisement is for the humane society. The ad is very successful. But it is much too horrifying for m ... Read on »
101 Things You Wish You Knew Before Starting Medical School by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 9:43pm Found a funny, yet accurate, list of the top 101 things you wish you knew before starting medical school.  I could apply almost all of it to PT/ATC school as well!  I will warn you that it may be a bit on the lewd side at times, somewhere between PG-13 and R.  Just wanted to warn some of you ahead of time!   Photo by Striatic ... Read on »
Article review: Optimal training during fourth year of medical school by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:06pm U.S. medical students traditionally spend the first 3 years of training in a pre-determined curriculum. In their 4th year, however, students have significant flexibility in how they tailor their time. For this last year before residency, they shift from a learner-centered curriculum to a patient-centered curriculum. There is a shift in mentality ... Read on »
Medical School Interview Questions by MDadmit Posted Fri 30 Sep 2011 12:55pm There are an infinite number of medical school interview questions and many different categories of questions. Different medical schools will emphasize different categories of questions. Arbitrarily, ten categories of medical school interview questions can be defined: ambiguous, medically related, academic, social, stress-type, problem situations ... Read on »
My request to the AAOS by jodigirl Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 6:34pm I submitted a request to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons that a member or fellow file a grievance against Chris Dangles, M.D. As a member of the public, I cannot file a grievance. Here is my letter (warning - long): 17 July 2008 VIA FACSIMILE [847.823.8125]VIA FACSIMILE [202.546.5051] AAOS Headquarters ... Read on »
More on Economic Incentives for Medical Specialty Careers by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted Sun 15 Dec 2013 3:26pm I include in this posting several somewhat dated articles that apply standard financial analysis to various career choices. William Weeks and Amy Wallace quantitated the differential on incomes among specialties over a decade ago. A New England Journal of Medicine article in 1994, used 1991 data to compare specialty and primary care practition ... Read on »
I doubt higher debt will encourage doctors to go into primary care by David W. Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Jan 2013 1:29pm I woke up today and found a weird headline in my inbox: “ Med School Debt May Push Docs to Primary Care. ” It struck me as weird because I thought it was commonly agreed that the effect is the opposite. To the extent choice of specialty is motivated by concerns over debt repayment, it should push doctors to sub-specialties like radiology, oncol ... Read on »
New Type of Children's Book "DareBone's Big Break" Enlightens Young Readers and Parents by 1888PressRelease Posted Thu 19 Sep 2013 6:52am 1888 PressRelease - Orthopedic Surgeon Turned Author Puts New Spin on Story of Young Boy's Broken Bone and Makes Science and Biology "Cool" for Kids.  Boston, MA-NH - Today, SDP Publishing Solutions announced the release of a new type of children's book, "DareBone's Big Break," the story of a young boy who learns what to expect after he ... Read on »