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Certification In Medical Quality (CMQ) Exam Process

The American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) offers a Certification In Medical Quality (CMQ) designation which I was interested in pursuing. Anesthesiology is at the forefront of medical specialties when it comes to patient...

Determine Your Fixed Monthly Expense

Besides focusing on ways to increase income, I think it's just as important to periodically evaluate one's fixed monthly expenses. In general, I try to place as many expenses on my credit card as...

Financial And Insurance Tips For New Attending Physicians

One of the unfortunate aspects of physician training is that although we spend countless years and dollars learning how to become competent clinical decision-makers, there aren't many lessons on financial management. As new attendings,...

3 C’s Of Code Blues – Calmly Communicating With Confidence

Code blues requiring advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) can be anxiety-ridden for anyone. This post will not discuss the actual algorithms but rather what I call the "3 Cs" of running a good code...

Tips For Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (ACTA) Fellowship

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (ACTA) is a one year fellowship following the completion of an anesthesiology residency. The application process is run by San Francisco Match (SFMatch) and begins in November of the applicant’s CA-2 year. Compared to...

Tips For Critical Care Anesthesiology (CCA) Fellowship

Critical Care Anesthesiology (CCA) is a one year fellowship following the completion of an anesthesiology residency. The application process is run by San Francisco Match (SFMatch) and begins in November of the applicant's CA-2...

Death Certificates For COVID-19

As an intensivist working in COVID ICUs, the unfortunate reality is that many of my patients have died from complications related to COVID-19. At some point during this pandemic, there was a concern that...

Removing Image Backgrounds

In this YouTube video, I demonstrate how to use Pixelmator Pro, a robust yet inexpensive image editor for MacOS, to remove the background from images so they blend in better with PowerPoint templates. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRAzwvIkdMo Drop me...

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