First Day Reflections: The cycle continues, the new interns have arrived, the first week on wards is already completed. Jean Pannikottu reflects on the importance on the that first moment of feeling like a physician during that first week.
Art in Medicine: An unexpected link between Rothko and Sickle Cell Anemia, Mir Ali discusses how learning to appreciate Abstract Expressionist art allowed him to understand his patients on a deeper level.
Long Block Reflections: A year as a PCP has shown me some of the amazing things that modern medicine can accomplish, but also changed my perspective on what “health” truly is.
Art in Medicine: Art imitates life, and in this case it helps give clarity into some of the most difficult aspects of medicine.
Annals of Night Float: Sometimes to stay sane we have to recognize the absurdity of life.
Literature and Medicine: At the suggestion of a friend, I recently re-read The Grapes of Wrath and I was struck by the similarities between how landowners treated their farmers, and how doctors treat their patients.