Archive | February, 2010
Substituting Coffee Cake for Journal Articles: Another Unforeseen Consequence of IT

Substituting Coffee Cake for Journal Articles: Another Unforeseen Consequence of IT

Late February is the pits for interns – the novelty of being a real-live MD is long gone, and the rebirth of residency is too far beyond the horizon to see. The other day, my wonderful resident Anna brought a coffee cake to my ward team’s post-call rounds, partly to psych up the troops. This […]

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Gawande’s “Checklist Manifesto”

Every now and then, I read and enjoy a book, but only later fully appreciate it as its lessons and insights slowly become apparent. Judging by the number of times I’ve said, “That reminds me of Gawande’s observations about ___” over the past month, The Checklist Manifesto is one such book. In this short, deceptively […]

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