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Farewell, Dr. Cooley

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) gained significant traction in the medical community courtesy of two eminent cardiothoracic surgeons - Drs. DeBakey and Cooley. After DeBakey's passing over eight years ago, Dr. Cooley continued to serve...

“Why Does Everyone Want To Go To Medical School?”

Earlier afternoon, I received a great question posed by a pre-med student who I've come to know through social media. He asks: Why does literally, everyone, want to go to medical school? I am finding...

Studying For USMLE Step 2 And Medical School Clinical Rotations

I recently received an inquiry from an MD/PhD friend of mine who is returning to clinical rotations after completing his thesis. Hi Rishi, I was hoping to get some advice from you. I'm going...

World Anesthesia Day!

Before the 1840s, the advancement of surgery was hampered by a lack of anatomical knowledge, poor aseptic techniques, and especially a lack of safe, reproducible anesthetic techniques. Beyond remedies like alcohol and opium, patients...

FDA Rejects Sugammadex And Exparel’s Expanded Usage

Earlier this year, the FDA nixed two drugs I was really looking forward to using in my training and/or practice. Exparel (liposomal bupivacaine injection) had already been approved for bunionectomies and hemorrhoidectomies; however there was...

Dear DOs, All Doctors (Should) Care About The Whole Body

In February 2014, the ACGME, AOA, and AACOM outlined a single graduate medical education (GME) accreditation system. This meant that graduates from allopathic ("MD") and osteopathic ("DO") medical schools could apply to all residency...

How I Studied in Medical School for Preclinicals

This topic is WAY overdue, but I received this question from a follower on Instagram. Hey doc! I just visited your blog site and was searching for how you studied for med school. If you...

Price Tags On EMRs

Pundits cite the cost of healthcare as one of the leading issues facing our country. Every year, an increasingly larger fraction of our GDP goes towards labs, images, and medications which are, often times,...

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