S2.5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Medical School

Life keeps going while you are training. Medical training takes a long time; doing a PhD in the middle certainly does not shorten things. Making time for things outside of medicine including family, friends, exercise, and hobbies are critical to success in training, longevity in the medical field, and overall happiness. Degrees do not defineContinue reading “S2.5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Medical School”

S2.4 Physician… Don’t Kill Thyself

“Physician heal thyself” has changed to a plea “Physician don’t kill thyself”. Every year it is estimated that 300-400 physicians commit suicide. To put this in perspective, my graduating medical school class is approximately 200. So every year up to twice the number of my classmates who are entering the workforce, exit the workforce inContinue reading “S2.4 Physician… Don’t Kill Thyself”

S2.3 Relatively Defining

  We define ourselves in many ways. People select titles such a “fighter”, “contrarian”, and “creator” and use these terms to define themselves. Dependent identities such as these have the concerning feature of being highly laudable, unspeakably evil, or anywhere in between depending on external factors. In many contexts to be a fighter is aContinue reading “S2.3 Relatively Defining”

S2.2 Welcoming the Sceptic, Inviting the Questions

Science is a system, a methodology, that is used to approach empiric truth. It is a construct by which we ask questions, search for answers, and attempt to construct working theories of the world and universe around us. Nothing more, nothing less. Perhaps the most important part of being a scientist is curiosity, having anContinue reading “S2.2 Welcoming the Sceptic, Inviting the Questions”