Medicine Mondays

Time to Look for a Job 1
Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. It’s the beginning of December now and we’re right in the middle of The Match. However, what about everyone else in their last year of residency/fellowship? It’s probably “Time to Look for a Job“. Time to Look for a Job? Well, yea. Depending on your specialty you may have already started looking. For example, when I was looking for a job as a neuroradiology fellow, I started looking really early, […]

Time to Look for a Job #illumedati

Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. This is going to be a short post on the culture of Medicine, especially the concept of “resilience“. So every year, a fresh group of bright-eyed 1st year medical students start medical school. The vast majority of them start the year with ambitions to be the best doctor they can be and for most of them I think there is a feeling of “I can’t believe I’m going to […]

Resilience #illumedati

How's the Match Going?
Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. I just realized that I haven’t really dedicated any posts to the one thing weighing on the minds of US 4th year medical students everywhere… The Match. So today I’m going to ask everyone “How’s The Match Going?” How’s the Match Going? So it’s mid November now, the Match should already be in full swing. By now you’re gone on some interviews and are putting together your rank list. […]

How’s The Match Going? #illumedati #Match2018

Cholesterol, HDL, and LDL
Hey everyone, this is kind of a weird topic for today’s Medicine Mondays, but there has always been some confusion surrounding “cholesterol”, so I wanted to talk about it here. Today, we’re going to talk about Cholesterol, HDL, and LDL. Cholesterol, HDL, and LDL So, here’s the deal. I’m not a young gun anymore. I’m an old man now, at the ripe old age of 36. At my yearly checkup, my primary care doctor (who is […]

Cholesterol, HDL, and LDL #illumedati

What is Social Capital?
Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again and I’m going to talk about a concept that isn’t necessarily related to Medicine directly. However, I’m going to try to narrow down this concept into the medical field. Today we’re going to talk about “What is Social Capital?” **Oops, I accidentally published this early… anyways ENJOY! What is Social Capital? Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia’s definition: “Social capital is a form of economic and cultural capital in which social networks are central, transactions marked by reciprocity, trust, and cooperation, […]

What is Social Capital? #illumedati

Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays and I didn’t really have a post in mind for this Medicine Mondays post. So this is kind of a random post about “Teething Medication and You”. I thought this would be a short post, but it ended up being long. Teething Medication and You I was at a doctor’s appointment on Saturday and had my blood drawn to check my Cholesterol since it was “borderline” last time. Also, I […]

Teething Medication and You #illumedati