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As Nurse Leans In for a Listen, Patient Can Think of No Better Time...

BOSTON, MA - As Nurse Ned Franks leans in with a stethoscope to listen, patient Andy Charles can think of no better time today than right now to start a violent coughing spell right into his...
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At Medical School Reunion, Class of 2007 Celebrates 10 Years of Debt, Utter Exhaustion

BOSTON, MA - This Gomerblog author was on-hand for his Boston University School of Medicine Class of 2007 reunion last night, and it was nothing short of a pure joy to reunite with old...

How to F***ing Shine on the Wards: A Med Student Guide to Getting Honors

We all want that coveted “H.” Here’s how to be a star on the wards: 1. On the first day of rotation, don’t forget the massage oil. Your attending is going to sit down at...
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Med Student Wins Trophy for “Best Suture Scissor-Cutting Technique”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Anna Sturgeon is this year's recipient of the prestigious award for "Best Suture Scissor-Cutting Technique."  She narrowly beat another top promising candidate on the merit of holding her scissor 89...

The Updated Hippocratic Oath for Health Care Professionals

I swear by Epic Hyperspace, by eCW, by Allscripts, by AthenaHealth, and by all the Coders and Accountants, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this...
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Tips for Creating the Perfect PowerPoint Presentation

Creation and presentation of the perfect PowerPoint presentation (PPPP or Quadruple P) is always the Holy Grail for any health care professional, no matter if you're presenting informally among a few peers or formally...
LOS

Study: Length of D/C Summary Inversely Proportional to Length of Stay (LOS)

BETHESDA, MD - A landmark study conducted by the National Institute of Documentation (NID) has proven once and for all the length of a discharge summary is inversely proportional to a given patient's length of...
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Scientists, Spiritual Leaders Unlock Meaning of Life: Charting, More Charting

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - A week-long meeting of the world's leading scientists, scholars, and spiritual leaders at The Hague has culminated in a solution to mankind's greatest mystery: What is the meaning of life?  The unanimous...
female doctor

Resident is “Finally Free” as She is Sentenced to Jail

DALLAS, TX - Olga J. Sampson, a second-year surgical resident, is finally free.  She was sentenced yesterday to three months of jail time following her pleading “definitely guilty” for stealing the hospital property in broad...
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Signs You May Be a Surgery Resident

If you have ever thanked God for the presence of a CRNA student and their multiple A-line attempts because it gave you time to run upstairs and forage for food in the surgeon’s lounge… If...

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