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Offloading Cognitive Burden

In the digital era, we're inundated with ways to access information. Take the smartphone for example. With a single, portable handset, we can consult colleagues via voice or video, carry full textbook and journal article libraries, and have…

How Do I Stay Motivated In Training?

I want to address a question I've been asked many times over social media - how do I stay motivated during medical school and residency? I've always known that my true calling as a physician was to remain in academics to teach. In order…

Study Plans And Schedules

Over the years, I've had colleagues who swore by study plans and schedules. They spent ridiculous amounts of time constructing detailed outlines of chapters/lectures to cover each day. These study schedules were very static and often did…

Evolution Of My Studying

I was going through some old pictures in my blog's media library and found a hysterical progression in my studying habits over the last 5+ years.

Studying Anesthesiology

I'm two months into my CA-1 year and only just beginning to learn how to study clinical anesthesiology. In other words, the last two months have been filled with rapid fire knowledge and on-the-spot learning interspersed with some didactic…

First Day of Surgery – Shock Rooms

Today was my first shift in the Ben Taub emergency center (EC), and first real workday as part of the surgery rotation. From 9am to 5pm, a classmate and I helped man the shock rooms. :-)

Learn How To Learn

Medical school. Inundating us with knowledge. Some of which is interesting. A lot of which is tedious. All of which is important.