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My IRB Nightmare

September 2014 There’s a screening test for bipolar disorder. You ask patients a bunch of things like “Do you ever feel really happy, then really sad?”. If they say ‘yes’ to enough of these questions, you start to worry. Some … Continue reading

To The Great City!

Related: 0/4, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 Last Friday I said goodbye to my patients, handed over my pager, and left Our Lady Of An Undisclosed Location for the last time. I was hoping for a moment for quiet reflection, but I … Continue reading

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Evening Doc

It’s nine o’clock on a Wednesday The regular crowd shuffles in There’s an old man lying next to me Spewing vomit all over his chin He says, “Doc, can you give me a medicine? The name ought to be on … Continue reading

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We Are All MsScribe

AskReddit asked recently: If you could only give an alien one thing to help them understand the human race, what would you give them? At the time I had no good answer. Now I do. I would give them Charlotte … Continue reading

Genetic Russian Roulette

[TRIGGER WARNING: This would be a really bad post to read if you have or are about to have a young child] I. One of the downsides to working in psychiatry is that it is slowly but inexorably sapping away … Continue reading

The Lottery of Fascinations

I. Suppose I were to come out tomorrow as gay. I have amazing and wonderful friends, and I certainly wouldn’t expect them to hate me forever or tell me to burn in Hell or anything like that. But even more … Continue reading

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MetaMed launch day

I said a few days ago that I would be a terrible businessman because my attempts to promote things tend to meander into attempts to steelman the case against them. So I will spare MetaMed the ordeal of having me … Continue reading

Future tense

Those of you who know me in real life know that I graduated from an Irish medical school  last year but wasn’t able to get a US residency (ie entry-level doctor job) at the time. This year I’m trying again. … Continue reading

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