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Ambahan about sickness and death

Ambahan about sickness and death In ancient, pre-Spanish Philippines, reading and writing were ubiquitious rather than for the elite or religious class. …

USPSTF screenings and more!

I’m studying for the ABFM certification board exam and created this cheat sheet for screening guidelines! I found out I could be …

New ECG Cheat Sheet

The nature of residency is looking up the same information again and again until it sticks in your head. Reading ECGs takes practice and one …

V/Q Mismatch & Hypoxemia

V/Q Mismatch Confusion V/Q mismatch is a confusing subject because the terms “dead space” and “shunt” are not very intuitive definitions. Moreover, …

What is it like being a doctor?

During my second year of residency, I volunteered to speak for a few minutes to students (ages 6-18) at a non-profit organization …

Giving more than me

Some time ago, I had a patient who struggled with depression and anorexia— needing checkups, needing referrals, and needing medicines. With every …

County by Dr. David Ansell

County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital is a book written by Dr. David Ansell that I recently read. It’s …

Airline Medical Emergencies

Due to all these residency interviews, I am flying much more often than I am used to! I sometimes imagine the inflight …