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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...

Studying During My Critical Care Fellowship

Compared to how I studied for anesthesiology, the topics I'll cover in critical care will be far different and more in depth. Yes, both fields have overlap in terms of knowledge base (hemodynamic management,...

How Do I Stay Motivated In Training?

I've always known that my true calling as a physician was to be a teacher in academic medicine. To do this effectively, I must distill complex topics down to their very essence in a way...

Senior Presentation – Challenging Dogmas In Anesthesiology

Our anesthesia program's senior residents are required to give a 30 minute presentation on a topic of their choice at our department's weekly Grand Rounds. My presentation is in six weeks, and I've spent...

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...

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. How have your study habits changed through the years?

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...

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...

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