One medical student's simple approach to becoming a doctor

Teaching Without Trying

Teaching Without Trying

My dad always maintains that he never taught me a thing about medicine. There is no doubt, however, that he taught me a good deal about golf. This Father’s Day let’s take a look at what he showed me out on the course and then you can decide for yourself whether or not it’s fair for him to distance himselfContinue Reading

Finding Fantastic FOAM: a practical and interprofessional guide

Finding Fantastic FOAM: a practical and interprofessional guide

This resource was created for a workshop at the “Celebration of Teaching, Learning and Scholarship in Health Sciences Education” but please feel free to share and use it for any purpose. What is FOAM? Appropriately conceived over a couple of pints, FOAM stands for Free Open Access Meducation. These health professions education resources include anything from blogs toContinue Reading

Day by Day: music, mentorship and medicine

Day by Day: music, mentorship and medicine

I like music a great deal. Tuesdays are often the best day of the week because new tunes are released. I occasionally pick up a guitar and strum a chord or two for fun. I usually cover country songs to get my mind off medicine but this week I wrote one of my own to better understand it.  “DayContinue Reading

Evidence-based Dating: the Johnson-Purdy Nomogram

Evidence-based Dating: the Johnson-Purdy Nomogram

  So, I’ve never really understood dating. I have a complete inability to figure out what is going on. Anybody who knows me well, knows this to be the case. I do, however, like to think that I understand the basics of evidence-based medicine. I can often figure out what is going on and I oftenContinue Reading

The effect of Location, Location, Location on metacognition

The effect of Location, Location, Location on metacognition

One of the unique aspects of being a medical student is that we have the opportunity to see patients in all locations of medical practice. One week I’ll be working in the emergency department then the next week I’ll be in an outpatient clinic. On the next rotation I’m on the wards caring for inpatients.Continue Reading