No More Zero Days

A man’s life is what his thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius Anyone who is a regular on Reddit has probably read the “zero days” post. A redditor posted a comment about his lack of success in life and accompanied despondence, to which redditor ryans01 posted his now famous reply. Ryan’s four step plan to…

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Where Does the Fat Go?

How do we lose weight? Yes, I know, diet and exercise. But where does the weight actually go? This was a question asked in a short article in 2014 in the BMJ, which you can read here. The authors point out that many people have misconceptions about this question, believing perhaps that fat is “converted…

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How Should I Pick a Speciality?

This time of year is always full of anxious medical students desperately trying to meet deadlines and decide what field of medicine they want to go into for the rest of their lives, even though, so far, they have only been exposed to three or four specialities on their clinical rotations. Sounds stressful. Here’s some…

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The Residency Match

This time of year is full of nervous medical students burning through a lot of anxiety thinking about their rank order lists for the NRMP Match. It should be a straightforward problem: rank every program in order from most desirable to least desirable and rank every program you could stand working at. If you don’t…

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