It’s that time of the year again, the time when you find unlimited countdowns and the “best of” for the year. Why not have a best of Med School Hell? I’ll go ahead and list the most well-received and/or controversial posts of 2007 with a bit of commentary.
If you missed anything from 2007 and are too lazy to click on the Archives link, here ya go. Let’s start with the obvious.
January was kind of a dry month. There were only two posts that graced the binary digits of the MSH database this month. I was probably still recovering from my New Year’s eve hangover, but the best post of the month has to be the one I wrote about my vascular surgery attending. Yes, vascular surgery still sucks.
Ahh, the month of love. February of 2007 was also the month I scrapped the lame Blogger blog and migrated to my domain. Activity picked up this month, and here are some of the highlights:
- Five Ways to Slack Off and Still Do Well In Medical School
- Pharmaceutical Marketing is Good and Hereâ€™s Why
- Five Things I Learned From Medical School
March is the month that topped the post count for any month in 2007 at MSH. I might have been on too much coffee at the time or not playing WoW as much — I honestly don’t remember.
- Percent Change of U.S. Medical School Graduates Filling Residency Positions in Various Specialties
- Five First Year Mistakes To Avoid
- Quotes From Physicians That Make You Go Hmmâ€¦
- Why Itâ€™s Not A Sign Of Weakness
April produced a few winners, and maybe a few losers as well. I had a blast with Fun With Numbers. The real winner of the month is probably 101 Things You Wish You Knew Before Starting Medical School.
- Ten Reasons Why Residency Is Prison
- Fun With Numbers
- 101 Things You Wish You Knew Before Starting Medical School
Moving right along into May, we started to see a greater frequency of guest posts.
- A Primer for Applying
- What People With a Net Worth of $5M+ Do That Other People Donâ€™t
- Medical School Requirements
- When Did I Realize Medicine Wasnâ€™t For Me?
Post frequency dropped a bit in June, probably due to more time spent doing outdoor activities. At least a single decent post was produced:
Guest posts rule the roost during this month:
Free pharma lunches and student loan debt is among us.
September was kind of a “blah” month for MSH. A couple of posts are worth mentioning:
- Opportunity Costs & Why Lifestyle Specialties Are So Popular
- Is It Time To Rethink Your Pre-Med Major?
A single lonely post was written in October. Fortunately, it was mildly popular:
November was probably the crappiest month for new content at MSH. Let’s try not to have too many months like that rolling into 2008.
Here we are, just about over the holiday hump and gearing up for a busy (or not so busy, depending on what you’re doing) 2008. December started off with the first post in the ‘Freedom’ series of posts, Finding Freedom In The Middle of War â€” Mindset. I have more posts in this series lined up and ready to go for the new year. Another notable post is:
Onwards to 2008
Thanks to all who have contributed quality content and commented at MSH. I appreciate the fact that I have a nice base of regulars and look forward to new subscribers over the coming months.
Have a safe and happy new year. Oh, and try not to get too shitty.