- Check out Life As a Medical Student’s Ode to the White Coat as he burns it to ashes in a ritualistic frenzy!
- Medical Economics has a great writeup on the economics of residency. Part one covers some residency basics for you noobs, while part two takes a closer look at pay scales.
- Topher has a great writeup dealing with the belief that physicians should be satisfied with less and less pay because they are “dedicated to helping people.” I share his point of view of why this shouldn’t be the case.
- The Angry Pharmacist shares some of his hate mail. Haha, classic.
I found an interesting blog today called Resident Other. Resident Other is written from the standpoint of a “medical spouse.” Here’s a look on why the match doesn’t occur at the most convenient time for students and their families.
Panda Bear, M.D. is in the last stages of making the move to a dedicated domain in his quest to be the most popular medical blog around. Go, go Panda!
Medical Student Musings is a medical student out in Sacramento California. It seems that everyone at her medical school matched this year, which is not a bad achievement if you’re running the school. Be sure to keep an eye out on this one as she continues her journey through hell.
I was over at Panda Bear, M.D. today doing some reading, and it struck me that I’ve never given a proper shout-out to the guy. I realized that he had plugged me one day when I noticed a spike in traffic. The plug was written, most appropriately, on October 31, 2006.
I’m sure most of you read Panda. He’s well-known in the medical blogosphere (OK, I hate that word but it fits), and is somewhat of a celebrity over at the SDN forums. If you haven’t read his latest post, I want you to go over and do so as soon as you can.
In it he discusses why Call and Residency Training Still Sucks. It’s a great post, and Panda has always been known to tell it like it is. You’ll find this in nearly everything that he writes. He seems like he’d be a really cool resident to work with, too. It’s a shame that 99% of residents aren’t real like this guy is. A real shame.
Panda is a great writer. When you read his work it’s almost like reading a book. If the EM stuff doesn’t work out, I think he’d do pretty well in writing and web publishing.
Again, here’s the link to his latest post: A Few Random Things
Some other good news is that it looks like he’s moving over to WordPress or Typepad and a solid domain. I can finally get some trackback love from him that I’ve always wanted =)
A Note To Panda
Panda, if you’re reading this, feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns you might have. I can help you set everything up, and I’ll show you how to do a 301 redirect from your old Blogger domain (just like I did at my old Blogger domain) to your new domain in order to preserve traffic and link legacy. I recommend WordPress over Typepad due to the outstanding community support and numerous plugins that WordPress offers. It’s much simpler than you might imagine.
Edit: I see he’s got a Typepad Blog rolling already.
An SDN forum member discusses her bad experience on her OB/GYN rotation in this thread while another student is contemplating not attending his graduation. The process of becoming a physician isn’t all rainbows and butterflies.
Panda Bear discusses ten things he likes about his job, which shows that there might be light at the end of the tunnel for some.
Rumorsweretrue outlines some of the errors found in First Aid for the USMLE Step I pulmonary section, which should come in handy for those of you preparing for that bitch of an exam.
Have a good weekend.