How to Survive an All-Nighter at the Library

Does this sound familiar? It’s the night before your dreaded histology exam and you have yet to memorize what seems like a thousand slides before the sun comes up. You decide to pull an all-nighter. This will not be the easiest...

How Crazy Can Psychiatry Really Get?

When we think about psychiatric disorders, usually one word comes to our minds: Crazy! From the madly rushing lunatics to the mellow social outcasts, psychiatric patients are a part of a field that encompasses a wide range of...

What Happens in Vegas…Can Be Used to Teach Costs of Care

Funded with a grant from the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, Costs of Care has partnered with medical educators at Harvard Medical School and the University of Chicago (that would be us!) to start addressing this...

Dear Girl Scouts, I Love Your Cookies, But That’s The Problem

Dear Girl Scouts of America, I love your cookies. Samoas, Thin Mints, you name it, we love it. But that seems to be the problem. This morning I came across an article in MedCity News written by a cardiologist, Dr. John Mandrola,...

Seven Nerdy Costumes to Rock This Halloween

Do you usually throw on a white coat or some old scrubs and call yourself a doctor each Halloween? Well, it’s time to change things up. Here are seven costume ideas to spark your creativity. 1. Patch Adams In honor of Robin...

How Do You Save a Life with the ABCs?

Imagine you are walking down the street and you see two cars collide head-on right before your eyes. The fronts are crumpled, smoke is coming out of the vehicles, and airbags have been deployed. After confirming that the scene...

Fix the Bureaucracy Around HIPAA, Not the Law

By Mark Hay Something is broken in the way we protect and release electronic private health information—that is one thing no one will disagree with. It’s only natural that something should be broken given the tectonic shifts in...

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