Monthly Report: May 2021

An Aside As you can see, I failed at pursuing multiple goals. This month, I learned that it’s not possible to try to make progress on multiple, disparate goals, if you don’t have some sort of keystone habit to pull them all into place and you have bad ways of prioritizing them. I think that …

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

Rating 8/10 (Buy it on Amazon) Short Summary The weather forecast that we pull up on our phones is far from simple. It takes a myriad of satellites, observations, and computing power to handle. How we got here, is an interesting story of people trying to predict where battleships would strike, how the weather would …

Brett and Jared Dashevsky are Making Healthcare Simple

LISTEN HERE Today, I’m interviewing Brett and Jared Dashevsky. They’re brothers, and a dynamic duo who run a media company called Healthcare Huddle. If that’s not enough for you, Brett is also a project manager at Capital One,, and Jared has a Masters in Healthcare Systems Engineering and is a current medical school student. Jared …

Attending: the Surgery

I put my arms under the warm water, looking around for my resident. Over the fingers, through the webbed part, and onto the back, I thought, as I repeated the scrubbing technique I learned yesterday. I realized that my arms were shaking, and I took baby steps to make sure that I wasn’t breaking sterility …

Monthly Report: April 2021

Sleep This month, my sleep wasn’t optimal. I was sleeping fine before my boards which were in the middle of the month, and then I let myself slack off and then not track the rest of my sleeping. As I got to the later half of the month, I let myself go and slept more …

Mr. Beast’s Advice for YouTube

This advice is from a podcast which I listened to with MKBHD and Mr. Beast about “making it” on YouTube. To win at YouTube, you must make content that other people watch. This can be measured through the click-through rate and the average view duration. To optimize the click-through rate (CTR), you should make multiple …

Balancing Work and Life

These are some of my notes from a podcast which I listened to from Peter Attia and Jason Fried, the founder of Basecamp. It’s been embroiled in some controversy in recent times, but I thought that the take-aways still applied to my life, and so I thought I would share. Children do dumb things when …

How To Make Better Decisions

A podcast that I was listening to this week talked about Jeff Bezos’s algorithm for decision-making. If you’ve ever heard of decision fatigue and analysis paralysis, it’s exactly the type of uncertainty I face whenever I sit down to write or make YouTube videos. One good example of this is my podcast, Common Sense Medicine. …

Dr. Mitesh Patel: Behavioral Economics Informing Healthcare Through “Nudges”

Today I’m sending you notes on my conversation with Dr. Mitesh Patel. He’s the Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, which is the world’s first behavioral design team embedded within a health system. He is the Ralph Muller Presidential Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Perelman School of Medicine and …

Shailin Thomas: Dominating Med Twitter one meme at a time while becoming a Doctor and Lawyer

Today’s podcast is with Shailin Thomas (@shailinthomas), who is a fifth-year student (and third year medical student) in a joint MD/JD program between Harvard Law School and the New York University School of Medicine. He received his B.S. from Yale University where he stuied cognitive neuroscience—exploring the anatomy and hysiology behind social phenomena. His interests …