Author Archives: mabarsky

Supervision in Residency Program’s

As I step into residency I want to strike a balance between proper supervision and independence. From my experience however most residents are more independent than supervised, particularly during call. A study from 2011 examined the language used to communicate

Supervision in Residency Program’s

As I step into residency I want to strike a balance between proper supervision and independence. From my experience however most residents are more independent than supervised, particularly during call. A study from 2011 examined the language used to communicate

Well-Being During Residency

As my colleagues and I are about to embark on the next chapter of our lives, residency, I cannot stop and wonder “Will I be happy during the next three years?” I imagine that the answer is that sometimes yes

Well-Being During Residency

As my colleagues and I are about to embark on the next chapter of our lives, residency, I cannot stop and wonder “Will I be happy during the next three years?” I imagine that the answer is that sometimes yes

Gender and Medicine

Although we live in the 21st century, the problem of gender bias is unfortunately still relevant, even in medicine. This is particularly true for surgical specialties. In surgical specialties one’s technical skill can be put into question due to one’s

Gender and Medicine

Although we live in the 21st century, the problem of gender bias is unfortunately still relevant, even in medicine. This is particularly true for surgical specialties. In surgical specialties one’s technical skill can be put into question due to one’s

Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Internal Medicine Residents: Are Future Physicians Becoming Deconditioning?

I noticed a huge decrease in my physical activity as I started medical school. This makes me wonder what will my exercise routine be like in residency? A study from 2016 looked at two internal medicine residency programs to assess

Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Internal Medicine Residents: Are Future Physicians Becoming Deconditioning?

I noticed a huge decrease in my physical activity as I started medical school. This makes me wonder what will my exercise routine be like in residency? A study from 2016 looked at two internal medicine residency programs to assess

Fourth-Year Medical School Course Load and Success as a Medical Intern

I had mixed feelings going into my fourth year. I had heard that there is not much use to it. Besides applications to residency the rest of the year was meant for coasting. I decided to structure my year a

Fourth-Year Medical School Course Load and Success as a Medical Intern

I had mixed feelings going into my fourth year. I had heard that there is not much use to it. Besides applications to residency the rest of the year was meant for coasting. I decided to structure my year a

Using the Electronic Health Record to Identify Educational Gaps of Internal Medicine Interns

Are interns exposed to common clinical diagnoses? A study examined just this question by looking at PGY-1 notes from 10022 different hospitals. This question is particularly important to me considering in a few months I will be an internal medicine

Using the Electronic Health Record to Identify Educational Gaps of Internal Medicine Interns

Are interns exposed to common clinical diagnoses? A study examined just this question by looking at PGY-1 notes from 10022 different hospitals. This question is particularly important to me considering in a few months I will be an internal medicine

Tumors that Glow in the Dark

Dr. Liu from the Technical University of Michigan is developing a fluorescent probe that might help light up tumor cells. Some of the properties of this probe include: the ability to penetrate deep tissues, its infrared properties make the malignant

Tumors that Glow in the Dark

Dr. Liu from the Technical University of Michigan is developing a fluorescent probe that might help light up tumor cells. Some of the properties of this probe include: the ability to penetrate deep tissues, its infrared properties make the malignant