June 2013

Some food for thought

June 29, 2013

This is a really great Ted Talk by Peter Attia. He’s had an interesting and evolving career that included leaving his surgical residency to join McKinsey & Company as a consultant, and describes McKinsey as “certainly the most stimulating experience of my professional life.” His own personal experience led him to become more and more […]

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Our deepest fear

June 28, 2013

Today we said goodbye to our third year residents… crazy that will be me in a year! Our director read this poem at the goodbye lunch and I really loved it:  Our Deepest Fear By Marianne Williamson Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond […]

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PPX

June 24, 2013

At the end of all of our presentations for new patients admitted to the hospital, we discuss “prophylaxis” (PPX). Under this category we talk about things like anticoagulation to prevent DVTs, stool regimens to prevent constipation, and proton pump inhibitors to prevent stress ulcers. As I come to the end of my second year of […]

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