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The increasing squeeze on resident workload

I knew from the beginning that residency would be one of the biggest challenges in a career in medicine and reading Dr. Pauline Chen’s article “The Impossible Workload for Doctors in Training” put into mathematical terms what I had been sensing all along. In what other profession do you go through four years of undergrad and four […] Read more…

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Boston Marathon tragedy

I was standing in the hospital pre-op area today when I read the news on my cell phone. At first I was confused, not understanding if this was a cruel prank gone wrong. How could such a joyous event celebrating the strength and resilience of the human body be turned into such a horrific bloodbath? […] Read more…

Predicting the future: teleradiology and what’s next?

I’m sure that many of you have read the NYTimes blogpost last week titled “Job Prospects are Dimming for Radiology Trainees”. I don’t know about you, but this article made me feel more than ever that in order to choose the right specialty, you have to predict the future of the field. Don’t choose a […] Read more…

Finding your Yellow Brick Road: Choosing the medical specialty for you

Match Day was last Friday and the graduating class of 2013 at Stanford School of Medicine had an amazing match list. The class matching this year was the class I originally started with back in Fall of 2009, so I was especially overcome with emotions. I felt joyful, excited, nostalgic, and also…anxious? Yes, I will […] Read more…

So you want to get your story on TV…

I recently wrote a blogpost about how to pitch and get the attention of TV producers to get your health story on national television. This is in no way reflective of NBC viewpoints, but purely what I have observed during my four months here so far (four months already?! Where has the time gone?) Since […] Read more…

For young women, melanoma is on the rise

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/46933002 I’m getting to put my journalism skills to use! I wrote an article for msnbc.com on Monday about the 6-fold increase in melanoma incidence in the past 40 years. The final video is above and my article can be found here:http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/02/10987650-for-young-women-melanoma-rates-on-the-rise While I was writing, I really felt like I could hear Professor Brenner’s […] Read more…

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