Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Where To Teach?
As I begin another year teaching EKG's to our new residents, I find I am increasingly asking myself "Where to teach?" I do n...
Friday, August 15, 2014
To the ABIM: What Real Life-long Learning Should Look Like
He left a little early to stop by the cath lab to see his patient before her procedure. Cordial "Hello's" and "Good morn...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Data Plan Health Care Shows Promise
CHICAGO - Citing mounting health care costs, electronic note bloat, and concerns with the quality and quality of Big Data, IBM, Apple, and ...
Maintenance of Certification: Beauty Is in the Eyes of the Beholder
This must-read paper from Drs Centor, Fleming and Moyer was recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine . While it does not pert...
The Tradeoffs of Obamacare
A few from above, from Saurabh Jha, MD (Twitter: @roguerad ): The biggest trade-off is between a constitutional republic, with all its che...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
From the Mouths of Babes
"Dad, you have the nicest patients!" She was right, of course. Daughters that you bring to work with you to shadow for a day can...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Medscape: 36% of Residents Have Over $200,000 Debt
From Medscape : The same article quotes the average resident salary as $55,300. The actual "take-home"pay for residents is a...
ABIM Placates Physician Anti-MOC Sentiment with "Commitments"
From the 5 Aug 2014 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): "Note: There is evidence that the ABIM ha...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Fail Maintenance of Certification? I Need Your Help
With the increasing failure rate of first-time test takers of the American Board of Medical Specialties' Maintenance of Certification ...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Should Cardiologists Boycott the 2014 TCT/ACC Conference?
Yesterday, I noticed a tweet from @angioplastyorg announcing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be this year's keyno...
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