TV Medicine Game of Bones

TV Medicine is often humorously awful. You can’t go more than a season of any medical drama or war series without seeing a tension pneumothorax reversal or chest compressions so bad that they should even embarrass the victim. Unfortunately, there are a tremendous number of errors made on TV medicine. Ever wonder how many? Luckily…Continue Reading “TV Medicine: Game of Bones S07E01 – Sam’s an Intern Now!”


Last Thursday, June 22nd, the Senate released it’s version of the new healthcare legislation, which is designed to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). Due to some legislative loopholes, the Republican party is looking to force a rapid vote on this bill in the next ten days. I won’t get into specifics on how…Continue Reading “Stop H.R. 1628 (The Senate ACA Repeal) – Email Your Senator!”


Many medical students lose the love of reading during medical school. This loss of passion is probably related to the massive quantity of medical books and journal articles that we are forced to read every day. It’s hard enough to come home after a 12-hour clinic shift and still read/review for 1-2 hours, not to…Continue Reading “10 Must Read Non Medical Books for Medical Students and When to Read Them”

Pass/Fail Medical Schools

I abhor grades – if a [medical student] does his best, that’s all that should be asked. -Richard Dawson   Medical School Grades and Grading Systems If you’re looking to apply for medical school in the U.S., then you are very familiar with A-F grading and the 4.0 grade point system. Virtually all undergraduate programs…Continue Reading “Grading Systems: Pass/Fail Medical Schools”