Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Examining Room of Dr. Charles

"...is a young physician's attempt to say something pithy." The Examining Room tries to capture a bit of the intersection between medicine and the human condition. It is the combination of a family doctor who likes to write.

Just like our previous blog entry, Dr. Charles has also published a book, Legends of the Examining Room. I like the style of this author. The Mark of Cain is a post that really stands out and is something I bookmarked and sent out to a few friends. You don't see this kind of quality very often.

You may have noticed that some of the above links lead to two different looking websites. The Examining Room of Dr. Charles has it's current home here. The old blog on blogspot is still intact with commentary and posts. Both spots are great resources for good reads.

And of course, there is humour, which essentially for success not only in medicine, but also in blogging as we can see from his disclaimer.

And finally, the ONLY MEDICAL ADVICE I PROVIDE ON THIS SITE IS TO CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR. Okay, okay...don't smoke, pass gas/burp/sneeze/cough simultaneously, or eat wood bark. There you go.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Sidney Schwab

Sidney is now a retired surgeon who was in the USAF medical corps and spent a year in Vietnam (and was awarded the Purple Heart). He grew up and practiced surgery in the Pacific Northwest, having gone to college and med school on the East Coast. He was included in a national listing of "top doctors" and has many other accomplishments in his field. He's also got a book out, Cutting Remarks, for the non-surgical people to help understand what it is like to be and become a surgeon.

There are two kinds of people: those that are pre-op and those that are post-op...

I might just have to see for myself what this book has to say.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Foramen of KK

Our newest addition is The Foramen of KK (I must say, this name is pretty cool. Maybe I should mine to something like "The Tuberosity of So and So"). This is KK's first ever blog and it got off to a very nice start, meaning it has good quality posting and writing from the very beginning.

I'd love to make a nice summary of the page but I think that the little description on the right side on KK's blog speaks for itself. If it's not enough to get you interested...I don't know what is.

No real patients were harmed in the making of this blog. As laughter is the best medicine, the witty anecdotes contained herein may even help you avoid that 3rd heart attack. If, however, you feel that my (lack of) humour is in poor taste and is infact likely to induce that heart attack rather than prevent it, then you should accept my deepest and heartfelt apologies for causing offense. Then insert your head deep into your highly-strung, over-opinionated and worryingly distended rectum & go read the Disney website or something more suitable. Oh...and kids probably shouldn't read this. Just incase. Someone - please think of the children.

Man, that brightened up my day, had to wake up at 5 for hospital duty. I really recommend this this.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Undisclosed Location/ 2 Terms Later

Two blogs in this post. Getting cocky :)

Undisclosed location is a first-year medical resident and a wannabe renaissance man. Wants to see how he was before he became a physician once he becomes a physician by checking back to his blog. An interesting idea, something that never occured to me to do. There's lots of other stuff in here, not just first year medical mumbo-jumbo. Just recently met that someone special.

Two (presidential) Terms Later is a blogger in Columbus, Ohio (States) who has a neat description. "I am blogging an amateur sport." That so fits cut-throat medical student. Lots of commentary on ethics, medicine, politics, and sports - plus assorted ramblings - from Aaron Kithcart, a third-year MD/PhD student at The Ohio State University. Must be interesting to be making a double doctor program.

Monday, June 05, 2006

World Wide Wu

To break off with the line of poorly-updated blogs (really just the last 2, but they are good reads), I found this blog, World Wide Wu. From what I can muster from the posts and the pictures, it looks like a blog by a female medical school graduate who just came out of 'the institution' and is now an MD.

I hope this blog will be a nice read about the transition from student to professional, one to keep an eye one.

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Since recently I added a blog with an older post I thought I'd go down this lane again and add a blog that is a bit older but none-the-less cool and funny (with lot's of comics). DocAMAZING is a Texas-based, 3rd year medical students. He hasn't posted anything in a while but his previous posts are funny and full of comics which really makes it go easy on the eyes and keeps an attention span of 10 seconds or less interested.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Vertical Mattress

A 29 year old medical student and writer, Vertical Mattress (which is an interesting name) sports "Surgery for Dummies" in the sub-banner area. Also a hard-core football fan (who is quite happy the Steelers won the metal bowl), Noah Raizman, if that's his real name, has a lot, (and I mean a lot) of interests in his 'profile page.'

Lately I'm stumbling across medical students who seem to be having real lives of their own with interesting posts and whatnot :) Hopefully a new post will be put in sometime soon as the latest one is about a month or so old.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Doc Around the Clock

Doc Around the Clock is "a married physician in a medium volume Emergency Department somewhere in the Midwest."

It's a compilation of mostly medical news and opinions, with a sprinkle of politics, humour, and miscellaneous tidbits.

I really enjoyed the interrogation of a pacemaker post. For a married physician this person's got a "strange and deranged mind" :)

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Hey, welcome to a new month (June in case you were wondering).

To start the month off I'd like to point your attention to Script, a 4th year medical student in New York (US of A) who's working in a hospital, also in New York (Duh?). Script is interesting, especially the Pepto-Bismol drink he's got going on. Mix with vodka and you've got a (great?) party drink. See site for details. An infatuation with the Seahawks and the superbowl, Script seems to have some sort of life outside medicine...