Dr. Juan Lessing and Dr. Nick Mark from the University of Washington presented some advice on how to be a great senior internal medicine resident at SGIM 2015, “6 Precepts to Becoming a Good Senior Resident”. Click on the link below to read it as it’s full of helpful advice and very applicable to the housestaff! Thanks to Dr. Anil Makam for the reference!
Very interesting article from The New York Times – Sunday Review published in May that discusses who actually is paid the highest in the healthcare industry, and it’s not always physicians! The article has some interesting graphics that nicely illustrate this. Check it out!
This past April, two podcasts were released by Freakonomics that took a closer look at randomized controlled trials and taking the approach of “less is more” in taking care of patients. The first podcast interviews Amy Finkelstein, an economist from M.I.T, who has been looking at the utility of conducting randomized controlled trials in studying health care delivery and uses the Oregon Medicaid Health Experiment as an example. In the second podcast, Dr. Anupam Jena (assistant professor at Harvard Medical School) is interviewed regarding a study he led that looked at outcomes in Medicare patients when specialists are away at a conference. Click on the links below to be directed to the podcast from the Freaknonomics website. Thanks to resident Sean Townsend for the reference!