Some of you may already know that I have chronic health issues. Lots of them. I’ve alluded to some of them at times on this blog throughout the years, and I’ve kept relatively vague–if not relatively silent–about them on my other blogs. I have not, however, written about the vast majority of them, as most … More I’m just fine (and other misconceptions)
You automatically see pathological radiographic (x-ray) findings in unrelated things like cloud formations and dryer lint trap distribution. You automatically add your student intern number to the end of your signature on a credit card slip at the grocery store. You answer your home phone saying “[staff doc name]ʼs desk”. You donʼt own any blue ballpoint pens, … More You know you’re med-school fried when…
It almost slipped past me. Credit goes to my partner for pointing it out. Has it really been 10 years? Apparently, yes. It’s amazing how fast that went, too. It’s also amazing how little I remember of anything before that. Memories disappear fast, and not always in order – some hang around more strongly than … More 10 Years (back) in Texas
This is the third and final installment (see Part 1 and Part 2) of my look-back at all the gems people have wisely passed on. Much like a secret handshake, good advice won’t necessarily jump out at you; you have to go seek it. My hope is that these posts change at least some of … More Hindsight is 20/10: Parker Edition, Part 3: Outpatient Clinic
The saga continues (find Part 1 here). Tri 6 at Parker College is the big change-over from academic dominance into clinic practicum. Since this is our first rodeo in terms of being responsible for real patients (partnering up in Tris 4 and 5 don’t really count, because it’s not like you had to go recruiting…and … More Hindsight is 20/10: Parker Edition, Part 2: Student Clinic
As I asked several people back in the day for their nuggets of advice–things they’d do differently if they had it to do over again, several people eventually asked me for mine. I gave them what I had the time to give, but now that I have a break in the action and have more … More Hindsight is 20/10: Parker Edition, Part 1: Academics
I know, I know, I keep ripping on Parker (College of Chiropractic, that is). Hindsight is 20/20 and the grass is always greener and everything happens for a reason and all that. I get it. But let’s face it: if you’re considering becoming a chiropractic doctor or you’ve already decided to become one and now it … More Why (NOT) Parker: picking apart the "Parker Difference"