The 2 most important skills needed to do well in medical school

Many pre-med's ask me if they will be able to academically prosper in medical school. I have identified two skills that one must posses in order to do well. Those that have been through the process of medical school should feel free to add more. This list is no way comprehensive. It represents my humble …

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Retirement is a buzzkill

                            The average life expectancy for a male in 1901 was 47.6 yrs.  For a female it was 50.6 yrs old. Retirement was not much of an issue in the early 1900's. Now the average life expectancy for a male and female …

Scientific researchers (PhD’s) are the unsung hero’s of medicine

                     Sulfonylurea's close Potassium channels in beta cell membranes depolarizing cells triggering insulin release via an increased Calcium influx. It  took  thousands of hours of research to be able to write the previous sentence. Hours of trial and error in dark laboratories across the world. Hundreds of …

I Want To Help People

I want to be a doctor to help people. Because high school teachers that influence the lives of kids don't help people. The firefighter who runs into a burning building looking for survivors doesn't help people. The parole officer who actually gives a damn about his client doesn't help people. The Coast Guard rescue swimmer who saves you from drowning in the ocean …