Holiday Reading

SIR, Please consider two manoeuvres which I have developed in my brief clinical training. It is felt that they have significant potential utilities: 1)      Behind the curtain test – The clinician is to observe the patient with minimal disturbance of the system in accordance with Heisenberg’s uncertainty principals. The clinician will approach the patient with

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The winter blues

So let’s take a look at where we are at in the year now, hmmm? Days getting shorter, check. Temperature dropping, check. Clerkship dragging on, check. CaRMS application milestones, and interview anxiety, check. Perpetual tide of exams rolling out, check. Between all that, and having to deal with things like always waking up in the

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At the brink

In a few short hours, clerkship will have started for me. I realize that this past week was the official start of 3rd year, but as it was largely an instructional week about some of the “how-tos” regarding clerk duties (“how to access powerchart”, “how to do a sign off”, “how to dictate”…) – a

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What the FOAMed

So let’s cut to the chase. Sometimes classroom learning doesn’t cut it. Whether you just don’t like lectures or one particular subject doesn’t translate well onto the class note PDFs, you’re going to want additional resources. And let’s face it, textbooks? That’s so 2001, or earlier. Why pay hundreds of dollars to access information that

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