Taming the Tiger

Imagine that you’ve just bought a baby tiger. It’s pretty tame, and it laps up anything you feed it—cocaine, alcohol, pills, meth, and any other drugs. It’s a weird tiger in that aspect. It only likes highly addictive drugs. It’s pretty cute—it makes you take a hit when you’re going out to parties, it makes …

How to Get Straight A’s Without Trying (Too Hard)

This book, How to Be a Straight A Student by Cal Newport, changed my life. In high school, I succeeded in my classes not by employing the most efficient study strategies but rather those which were brute force. Because of the upfront time costs, I didn’t really think about applying myself to learning more about …

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 …

Starting a Company in Medical School

Intro Starting a company can be tough. I always wonder who’s crazy enough to start their own company in medical school, because going to medical school by itself is pretty daunting. I recently watched a panel which was hosted by MD++, and thought it would be interesting to write up some of the things that …

The Grind Doesn’t Define You

Giving and Growing in a World of Negativity It’s ironic that the medical field is arguably the most humane profession, yet we put our residents and physicians-in-training through such pain and suffering. A recent article by Dr. Pamela Wible noted that residents’ hours are “capped” at 28-hour shifts and 80-hour work weeks, which are equivalent to two …