Daily Archives: 04/07/2016

dangerous times 

You can’t control when health emergencies occur, but if you had to go to the hospital, you’d probably be better off avoiding the summer months. At least that’s been the conventional wisdom among doctors, who know that the most experienced medical residents graduate and leave hospitals in July, just as newly minted M.D.s (i.e., last […]

Let Me Heal: The Opportunity to Preserve Excellence in American Medicineby Kenneth M. Ludmerer

Oxford University Press, 431 pp., $34.95 Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University Dr. William Osler (second from left) at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, where, in the 1890s, he created the first residency program for training physicians after medical school In the 1890s, Sir William Osler, now regarded as something of a […]

The Real Problem With Medical Internships

The Real Problem With Medical Internships Sandeep Jauhar Sandeep Jauhar JULY 1, 2015 Credit Erik Carter APPROXIMATELY 26,000 newly minted doctors across the United States will begin their internships today. For many, this legendarily grueling year will be the most trying time of their professional lives. Most will spend it in a state of perpetual exhaustion, […]