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Fly on Little Wing by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” ~Frederick Smith You know it is hard for me to resist a challenge. So, when my father-in-law ... Read on »
Do I have a chance getting into an orthopaedic residency? by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The first question I would like to put out there is: Do I have a chance getting into an orthopaedic residency? I personally think this is a very important question. I ... Read on »
The rank list - a scientific process? by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I sit here in my office thinking about the resident applicants that I am about to interview tomorrow, and I realize that this really is not a very scientific process. We have ... Read on »
The residents and medical students now adays are soft ..... by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 5am this morning .... I am out running ... 8 mile run ... training ... marathon training ... it's been cold outside ... today, cold and a fresh coat of snow ... the numbers of ... Read on »
My Rank List by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine So, interview season has come to an end. Most of you who are in the process of applying for residency are making your rank list. You may have had X number of interviews, lik ... Read on »
I watched Greys anatomy .... Let's Operate by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine With shows like Grey's Anatomy glorifying the life of surgical residents, I have a feeling that the number of students who choose to go into the surgical subspecialties will i ... Read on »
Simon Cowell is my boy .... by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Music is wonderful, wouldn't you say. Songs inspire; bring back past memories. Both tragedy and joy can be tied to one song. The same lyrics can have separate meaning to dif ... Read on »
The selection is hard when it comes to the last 24 by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When you start getting down to the last few, it gets really hard to pick those last few. Some are it's about untapped talent, others a great voice, and still others there is s ... Read on »
Stay off the pedestal because the fall hurts by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence ... Read on »
Don't quit in February by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest ... Read on »
You are not in training be a resident ... by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." ~Albert Einstein In my residency, we had an attending that was particularly hard on the ... Read on »
What gives me the right .... by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.” ~Galileo Galilei I reread most of my posts several days after I post them. It is usua ... Read on »
There is no crying in orthopaedics ... Do women really belong in orthopaedics? by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine "If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything." ~Win Borden Orthopaedics is such a male dominated sub- ... Read on »
Nightmares and Dreamscapes ... the match is coming by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “I act like sh*t don't phase me, inside it drives me crazy, my insecurities could eat me alive.” ~ Eminem The match is coming. For all those involved, your emotions ar ... Read on »
Calls, Lies, and Letters .... by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” ~ Oscar Wilde I was speaking with one of my residents yesterday about match day. We shared our experience. How it was d ... Read on »
Hey Adam Currey .... BRUMSKI by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hey did you know podshow has less than 12,000 downloads per day. Well, that's the word on the street. I tink KATG has more. I'm juss sayin'. Dig http://www.digg.com/podca ... Read on »
My residency is better than yours .... by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “My education was interrupted only by my schooling” ~Winston Churchill In the search for residency, many people want to know what are the best residencies. The ... Read on »
I want your DOR ... MAY-O-NNAISE by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential” ~ Winston Churchill DOR Through all of my training, I always felt ... Read on »
The match is coming .... the match is coming .... by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.”Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."” ~Lewis Carrol For all of those waiting for t ... Read on »
Adult Swim .... by Dr. Puryear .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “ Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” ~Oscar Wilde When I was interviewing for fellowship, one of the fellowship chairman said to me, "in conference we have ... Read on »