Monday, February 8, 2021

Female Resident Grateful for Unsolicited Feedback on Physical Appearance

BOSTON, MA - Jessica Schwartz, a third-year resident in a local internal medicine program, was pleased to find comments about her physical appearance in her residency final evaluation.  In addition to exemplary ratings in patient...
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Frequent Fliers Hired to Evaluate Emergency Medicine Residents

ST. PAUL, MN - Responding to feedback that existing resident assessments were not properly evaluating the attendings of tomorrow in how they adapt to important trends in medicine, the University of Minnesota Emergency Medicine (EM)...
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Residency Program Biopsied, Found to Be Malignant

BOSTON, MA - After undergoing biopsy last week at the insistence of several concerned fourth-year medical students who matched at its program, Pathology has just finalized its report, declaring that the Internal Medicine Residency...

Intern Immediately Regrets Asking Open-Ended Question

SAN JOSE, CA - “Hi, Mr. Jones.  Tell me about your night,” said by the stupidest, know-nothingest, why-did-I-just-do-that intern, Dr. Austin.  Austin, a new intern at HarborHealth immediately regretted asking an open-ended question to...
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Pokémon Go Update: Snorlax Found Down, Intubated

ATLANTA, GA - Anesthesiologist and Pokémon Go addict Tobey Matthews was using augmented reality to explore life on the other side of the anesthesiology drape when he spotted Snorlax in an adjacent operating room....

After Violating Work-Hour Minimums, Derm Residency Program on Probation

ST. LOUIS, MO - The Dermatology Residency Program at Washington University at St. Louis has been placed on probation after it was discovered that residents had violated ACGME work-hour minimums numerous times over the...

Intern Accused of Being a Poster Whore

OMAHA, NE - Ellis Simmons, intern in the Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) program, was discovered to be propositioning several pediatric hospitalists to work with him on different poster submissions to the residency program’s spring research symposium. Ellis...

This Physician Won the KevinMD Big Burnout Sweepstakes. Here’s Why.

TWITTER – The social media giant was abuzz today when news broke that John Roberts, a primary care physician from Sioux Falls, SD, had won the much anticipated “KevinMD Big Burnout Sweepstakes.” Dr. Roberts...

Updated 2015 ACLS Algorithm

ACLS KEY BELOW: * Medical Team Confused as Patient Made DNR Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays ** Joint Commission Mandates Extensive Timeout Prior to Initiating CPR *** Product Review: Mattel’s Resuscitate Me Elmo **** New CPR Guidelines Recommend Switching Out...

Ask a July 1st Medicine Intern

Dear July 1st Medicine Intern, I’ve been wheezing a little bit more over the past few days and I’m worried that my asthma is starting to act up.  I use my Advair regularly, but I’ve...