Archive for August, 2007

Making predictions is difficult for anyone. Qualified meteorologists, stock market statisticians, and sports betting insiders all screw up from time to time. What happens though, when a physician doubles the life expectancy of an ailing patient, and only to have the patient pass on earlier than the prediction? According to this NY Times Opinion article, […]


The New York Times reported yesterday on new legislation that prevents Medicare from having to pay hospitals and doctors for the treatment of ‘preventable’ ailments like bed sores, infections acquired while at the hospital, and surgical equipment left in patients. In a significant policy change, Bush administration officials say that Medicare will no longer pay […]


Lifehacker.com posted an article from Hampshire College about how to read primary literature more carefully. You many not be reading abstracts or convoluted discussion sections of primary literature on your MCAT, but the tips provided here will assist in building your reading comprehension regardless. Want to understand more of what you read – even if […]


1,200 Hits!

13Aug07

Last time I checked we had 500 hits…but the popularity of this blog is sky-rocketing and we just hit 1,200 hits. I am glad I am able to be of service to you all! With that being said, I am going to start shifting the focus of this blog. I I posted some content early […]


Lifehack.com posted a link to a great writing resource site.  All of the links appear to be quality sources, so when you are typing up your application essays make sure to check, double-check, and triple-check your work with some of the solid style, grammar and spelling guides available out there (if you lack a decent […]


Part of the reason why I have neglected to provide any new entries is because I have been completely enthralled in the Student Doctor Network Forum. The Pre-Allopathic sub-forum of SDN is complete heaven for the neurotic pre-med types (like me!). Pre-meds and medical students from all over (there are upwards of around 120,000 SDN […]


Hey Gang! I apologize for the lack of new content yesterday, but it was a holiday (in Canada) and I promised myself to stay away from the computer as much as possible. Wouldn’t it be great to crunch 6 hours of audio material into a 90-100 minutes? Just think how many more audio books or […]