Medical Mnemonics Antibiotics

“The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that the antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.”  – Caskie Stinnet Prescribing antibiotics is one of the most basic things a physician does… which is why it’s so embarrassing when I am often unsure what to give for certain infections. Now I can memorize a few…Continue Reading “Medical Mnemonic Series: Antibiotics Cheat Sheet”

Medical Mnemonics A-fib

“There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated” – Charles Dickens On of the best things about rotating on the Cardiology service is that no patient is a surprise. I get told why I am going to see every patient on every consult. Even better, I get a chance to…Continue Reading “Medical Mnemonic Series: Atrial Fibrillation”

When preparing to travel, lay out all of your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. – Susan Heller          I can’t believe we’ve gone this long without posting. You’d think that with all the sitting in airports or waiting the few hours before/after an…Continue Reading “Travel Tips and Mid Interview Season Update!”

Ophthalmology Surgery Residents

  A big change is coming to the way medical students are paired (matched) with post-graduate training positions (residencies). Historically, there have been two “matches”: the smaller Osteopathic only match, and the larger ACGME match that allows both traditional Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) graduates to participate. The two different match programs also have two…Continue Reading “Is This the End of Osteopathic Surgery?”

Normally, October is one of my favorite months. In Southern California the winds begin to pick up, clearing away some of the smog and adding a slight crispness to the air. This, combined with the perpetually amazing SoCal temperature, creates the best environment for hiking and evening walks. However, I’m not in Southern California this month…Continue Reading “Couple’s Matching: Progress Update”

Residency application season is almost in full swing, and medical students across the country are either scrambling to finish their applications, or anxiously awaiting invitations for interviews. This process is extremely stressful as applicants travel across the country for interviews, rank their favorite programs, and hopefully match at one of those locations. Adding to the anxiety…Continue Reading “Couples Matching and the Difficulties of Applying for Residency as a Pair”