Better: Book Review

  I recently finished reading Atul Gawande’s book Better. As a general rule I try not to get too wrapped up in writers and their backgrounds so the lens through which I read is not too clouded. The best ideas should be able to stand … Read More

For the Cardiologist’s Heart

Kind of late for Valentine’s day, but oh well. A nod to “make it stick” classroom activities. This one’s dedicated to all the female cardiologists out there. Which is actually strikingly rare, with less than 1 in 10 in the US AND they are getting … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 5

Well butter my butt and call me toast. CE 1 and 5 weeks of free labor is in the books! Here we go: Buy in. Simple as that. The prevalence of complaining about a job is absurdly high. I try my best to only do … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 4

Sweet mother Mary. There is only one week left and then practically a month off before returning to classes. I can’t wait to have more time to read and learn about a lot of things that I probably won’t ever use. Seriously though. I have … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 3

Week three was only three days. I gave thanks for these three days by eating lasagna and honing my hand-eye coordination (playing COD). Without further ado, lessons from my third week: As a healthcare provider and MSK specialist, be prepared to answer questions about ANY … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 2

Week 2 is in the books. It was actually in the books about a week ago, but I just didn’t take the time to put pen to paper. It’s nice to have established myself with my patients and bring them on back to start their … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 1

I didn’t put a terrible amount of thought going into my first clinical experience. I knew I’d be working in a setting that is primarily worker’s comp and didn’t want to open myself up to a lot of the negative connotations associated with it. The … Read More

Student Loan Planning: Can I Afford Not to Save?

After I graduated from KU, I had a semester off of school. Notice how instead of giving a time frame or the season, I put semester even though I had graduated from college. I’m well programmed folks. My parents paid for my rent of $300/month … Read More