By this point in my education, I have developed a fairly long list of pet peeves related to the learning environment. I can’t speak for everyone, but these are my personal least favorites. 1. Eating smelly foods in class Noxious, sauce covered sandwiches, sushi, and leftovers of any kind do not belong in the classroom. […]
Is widespread video recording of patient encounters in the future of care?
The developed world seems to be consistently moving down the path of increased recording and surveillance of almost everything; an interesting question is when will this start to extend into clinical care? Obviously, revelations of US government intelligence capabilities have been extremely controversial, with obvious references made to Orwell’s 1984. However, somewhat in opposition to […]
Struggling Through Surgery
As I anticipated, the surgery clerkship has been a struggle. The hours were the first major adjustment. Rounds start at 6:00 AM, compared to the day starting at 8:00 in family med, or 9:00 in years one and two. Needless to say, I’ve started getting up much earlier – around 4:30 AM. The days are […]