What makes one a medblr?

Asked by Anonymous

wayfaringmd:

Medblr: (n)
1. One who blogs on tumblr about medicine
2. A person working in a healthcare field who is also on tumblr and blogs about whatever the heck he or she wants.

uxcritique:

All elements on this iOS 7 Calendar screen that are in red are tappable. All except one, that is. The month name is in red, but tapping it doesn’t do anything.
This means color doesn’t signify whether an element on the screen is meaningful to tap or not. How do you then know what is tappable and what is not? You could tap everything and see what responds to your tap and what doesn’t.

uxcritique:

All elements on this iOS 7 Calendar screen that are in red are tappable. All except one, that is. The month name is in red, but tapping it doesn’t do anything.

This means color doesn’t signify whether an element on the screen is meaningful to tap or not. How do you then know what is tappable and what is not? You could tap everything and see what responds to your tap and what doesn’t.

The Real World Is Not an Exam | Well Blog (NY Times)

mediiolab:

Multiple-choice board exams may not be the best assessment modality for doctors in training:

Educators may not actually teach to the test, but students think to the test, in linear multiple choice.

We spend the first few years of medical training imbuing our bright medical students with test-taking expertise focused on obscure and rare but well-characterized diseases. We then expend the remaining years breaking them of these habits to get them thinking of horses instead of zebras.

[See this related post about what med students use to study.]

✚ The Real Problem with Medical Student Debt—Investors, Look Here!

mediiolab:

The link above is an annotated Twitter chat between myself, Karan Chhabra, and Allan Joseph about the medical student debt problem. The quoted sections are our actual tweets and clicking the [Twitter logo] at the end of each will take you to the original tweet. I want to thank Karan and Allan for having the foresight to put this together. You can read more of their excellent writing at Project Millennial. Enjoy!

✚ Shorten med school, but not overall training

cranquis:

mediiolab:

This past week, the Washington Post published an article detailing some recent efforts to shorten med school to 3 years. The illustrious Dr Cranquis weighed in with his usual acerbic, dead-on commentary.

Pauline Chen MD took on this issue back in October in the NY Times, primarily in…

As usual, @mediiolab brings terrific commentary on an important medical education issue, with FOOTNOTES even.

MnmlRdr — A lightweight & minimal feed reader you’ll want to use every day. [Sponsor]

minimalmac:

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MnmlRdr is the best RSS Reader/Service I have used to date. Period. And, there is a special deal this week only for Minimal Mac readers to get 50% off the normal rate.

I, like many people, was looking for the perfect replacement once Google Reader was killed. And, despite the huge opportunity this left for others to fill, nothing had come along that seemed an equal replacement — let alone, better. So, I was skeptical when the developer of MnmlRdr reached out to me to let me know about the service. And, to be honest, I kind of put him off for a couple of weeks due to the holidays and all…

Boy was that stupid.

Because, it took no more than signing up for the 7 day trial period and using it for a few minutes to know that I had finally found a true replacement for my RSS needs that was better than what I had been using for years before. It is fast and clean, provides just the features you need, is beautifully designed, and has a responsive web interface so good that one could easily forgo the need for a client. The mobile interface is especially fast and, dare I say, feels native — it supports gestures for cripes sake! That said, the service does support a number of popular clients including:

  • Fiery for iPhone/iPad
  • Reeder (1 & 2) for iPhone/iPad
  • ReadKit for OSX
  • Mr. Reader for iPad
  • Read a Fever for Windows Phone
  • Press for Android

Plus it is chock full of great features like: keyboard shortcuts, tagging, folders, many “read it later” services, fast updates, and more. Plus it is private, secure, and ad free.

Seriously, I have tried just about every RSS service since Google Reader died. This one is the best. Like I said, as a Minimal Mac exclusive for this week only, you can get 6-months of MnmlRdr for free when you sign-up for a yearly plan. Don’t pass up this deal.

Happy New Years! Now, go to Paris.

thebiopsy:

Wait….what?

Remember my post about Medicine X and how it’s quite possibly one of the best conferences you’ll ever attend? Well, now, not only will you go to Medicine X, but you could go to Paris to attend Doctors 2.0 as well! ALL FOR FREE. 

Doctors 2.0 is Medicine X’s sister conference in Europe and they have a similar focus and enthusiasm about bringing progress to medicine. If you apply to Stanford Medicine X’s student leadership track, you could be selected to attend Doctors 2.0 in Paris, France during June 2014. All your travel and lodging will be included in your student scholarship. 

This is as close as it gets to “too good to be true” in academia. If you’re any kind of health professional student - dental, nurse, medical, pharm, PA, and more - do yourself a favor and APPLY. This could be huge for you.

Looks like a fantastic opportunity. I will be applying.