One medical student's simple approach to becoming a doctor

SHPOS…never heard of it.

SHPOS…never heard of it.

This is an open letter from a group of Canadian learners and physicians that was written in response to a recent National Post Article (How a SHPOS is born: What doctors call their very worst patients) which described a phrase  the author suggested is “commonly” used in medicine.  Our work was submitted as a letter to the editor in response toContinue Reading

In the nick of time: resources for clerkship

In the nick of time: resources for clerkship

In related posts “In the nick of time: resources used on shift“, “FOAM, Learning Styles and You” and “Finding Fantastic FOAM” I outlined great apps and resources for learners to use in the ED.  Now, I have been asked to give a talk for the 2016s at Queen’s on resources for clerkship. This post is aContinue Reading

Hold On: more music and medicine

Hold On: more music and medicine

There are new medical students on campus and the third years are about to start clerkship.  As such, I’ve fielded many questions in the past couple of days about what to expect, something I am very happy to continue to do! But today it dawned on me that the words coming out of my mouthContinue Reading

My Clerkship Pearl: Care

My Clerkship Pearl: Care

One year ago, as I prepared for clerkship, I collected advice from many mentors. I published the thoughtful tips in a post “Be nice, be humble, be interested: advice received for clerkship“. I still refer to these and you should too. Around the same time that others were offering me advice, I published the article “My Preclerkship Pearl:Continue Reading

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