Medicine


Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. Today we’re going to ponder “The Ideal Job“. Why a Unicorn? Well, “The Ideal Job” is kind of like the Unicorn in that people chase after it, but it probably doesn’t exist. That’s ok though. It’s an ideal, not necessarily something that can actually happen. I mean, every job has its advantages and disadvantages. However, just because your job is a certain way doesn’t mean it needs to stay […]

The Ideal Job #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. I’ve talked about “Would you do it again?” in regards to being a doctor before. However, today we’re going to revisit the topic. Would you do it again? The TL;DR is that yes I would do it again. However, this answer is different for different people. There is a surprising amount of doctors (that I know), that would not do it again. The explanations are pretty broad. Hours are […]

Would you do it again? (revisited) #illumedati



Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. This is just a short reminder to “Take care of your eyes“. Take care of your eyes? Don’t worry, we’re all doing fine over here. However, I want to take the time to share a story with you guys. Basically, my wife and I both wear glasses and contact lenses. I’m sure this is common for many, many doctors. However, because of our schedules as medical students, residents, and […]

Take care of your eyes #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. Today is just a short post to ponder “September“. September? While it may not seem like that important of a month in the general sense, I think it has a great deal of importance for people still in school and/or training. September kind of marks the beginning of the academic year — at least it did for me. However, my daughter started her kindergarten journey a little earlier, in […]

September #illumedati



Hey everyone, it’s Medicine Mondays again. Today is kind of a random post about “What is Bouveret Syndrome?” What is Bouveret Syndrome? This is kind of random but recently I saw a case of Bouveret Syndrome, and interestingly New England Journal of Medicine just recently did an article about it. So today is kind of an educational day on what to look for in this interesting case, from both the clinical side and radiology side. […]

What is Bouveret Syndrome? #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Labor Day. I was planning to take the day off, however, I decided to write about “Doctors Shouldn’t Retire Early?”, as a followup to my previous post:  Stuff versus Time and physician FIRE comments. Doctors Shouldn’t Retire Early I actually was going to take the day off, but I thought this was kind of a fitting post for Labor Day. Well, like I said in my previous post, I didn’t read the whole […]

Doctors Shouldn’t Retire Early #illumedati