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Why We Should All Be Kids Again and Play Games

We all miss games. Tag. Red light, green light. Red rover, red rover….and those are just the classics. Check out why all games are actually good for you, and your learning capabilities!

Hospitalists! (‘Popular’ Parody From Wicked)

Short list of things to do when one moves to Las Vegas: 1. Treat gambling addiction with paradoxical chronic immersion therapy. Always bet on black! (and lose 50% of the time) 2. Eat at epic buffets at least twice daily. Obtain gastric bypass from one of several world-renowned local bariatric surgeons. Subsequently suffer from dumping syndrome. 3. Create fierce musical parody of the amazingly catchy tune “Popular” from the amazingly catchy musical “Wicked” (which can only be watched in it’s full glory at the brand new Smith Center for the Performing Arts in sunny Downtown Vegas)! Yes, dear friends, one out of three ain’t bad. And I’m certainly working on the other two. ZDoggMD Industries is proud to collaborate with the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM) to promote their epic national conference May 16-19 just outside of Washington D.C.! Sweet hotel, big party, and…oh yeah, CME and whatnot. Mad love to UMC Hospital right here in Downtown Vegas for letting us shoot on their wards and hijack their off-duty nurses and administrators. And super props to Josh.0 and our camera crew: Johnie Wood (camera op) – www.johniewood.com Andrew Dang (camera op) – www.dangfilmmaking.com Allyson Limon (bts photographer/choreographer) – www.allysonlimon.com   Lyrics for Hospitalists! (A Parody of “Popular” From The Musical Wicked): (DOWNLOAD SONG HERE!)   Whenever I see doctors less up to date than I (And let’s face it, even Up To Date’s less up to date...

The 6 People You’ll Date in Med School

The Intensivist Medical Geneticist Neurologist Oncologist Gastroenterologist General Surgeon Special thanks to docimuger for allowing us to repost this curated...

5 Medblrs To Make You Feel Less Alone

If you dig deep enough, Tumblr has more to offer than cats and Topless Tuesdays. There are several “Medblrs” that are run by doctors in disguise, haggard med students or just anatomy enthusiasts. Here are my top five Must Follow Medblrs. 1. Dr. Cranquis’ Mumbled Gripes “Cranquis” as he is so called, is an American physician working in an urgent care clinic. His tales of day-to-day doctor life are packed with humor and some real, emotional nuggets of truth. He also interacts playfully with other Medblrs, so his blog also serves as a gateway to other bloggers. His blog is always organized– like pro-styles organized–and depending on your mood he’s got some kind of cheerful/woeful anecdote for you, day or night. My favorite element of Cranquis’ blog is his TSK’s tag (True Story, Kiddos!) in which he tells you about strange, sweet or sexy experiences with his patients on a particular day. This is probably the best post. 2. #WhatShouldWeCallMedSchool Simple, yet effective. This is one of those “thought with gif” blogs that pairs humorous and often disturbingly apt gifs with phrases like, “Whenever I recommend a diagnosis to my attending he’s like. . .”  “When I scrub into a surgery and forget to go to the bathroom.” I really appreciated the gif paired with “When I get too close to the back table in the OR:” because I...

A Must-See Show on the Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous

Samuel Shem, author of The House of God, delves into his motivations and inspirations for writing the internationally acclaimed play, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. The play tells the story of the extraordinary beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous and its co-founders, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, who developed the organization out of a surprising revelation. The revenues and donations from the play will go to a national tour of medical and college campuses to address the epidemic of binge drinking. We strongly recommend that medical students and other aspiring medical minds go see this show — and they can get in for a discounted price! Take your friends, take your significant other, take your classmates, take a professor you’re trying to suck up to… it truly is a show for all audiences! The discounted price for medical students is $20 for the following show dates: Thursday, 8/22 @ 7 pm. Friday, 8/23 @ 8 pm Saturday, 8/24 @ 8 pm Sunday, 8/25 @ 3 pm Sunday, 9/1 @ 3 pm The show is currently playing at The Soho Playhouse in New York City. For tickets go...

Why Does It Always Have to Be About Sex?

We live in a society where talk about sex runs rampant. And if someone isn’t overtly talking about it, they’re thinking about it (or at least now you are). As always, popular media has taken advantage of the hopes and dreams of young ones and given the people exactly what they’re looking for: sex. In medical TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, the on-call room is little more than a brothel. Attendings sleep with interns and interns sleep with med students and med students sleep with nurses and the world goes ’round and ’round as these health care providers seem to live consequence-free with their promiscuous actions. While most aspiring medical minds are probably intelligent (and realistic) enough to know that the amount of sex portrayed is not entirely accurate (unless you plan on getting jiggy with your bioskills robot), the same may not hold true for the rest of the population. Yet another issue that arises in medical dramas lies in the sexualization of the patient. Settle down, marketing gurus, I know we are supposed to give the consumer what they want, and sex sells, right? But have medical drama writers taken it too far (not like home run far, but maybe third base far?)? While some of the cases are overtly sexual… Note the “sprightly” music. SO funny and lighthearted that she’s experiencing this agonizing and embarrassing...

These Students Know the Power of a Compliment

Stony Brook Compliments, a Stony Brook University club dedicated to spontaneous acts of kindness, surprised a night-shift worker at their local Dunkin’ Donuts with thanks and applause. It’s pretty inspiring what a couple of minutes out of these students’ lives can mean to someone, and how easy it is to do good in the world. Watch the video below for the whole...