Archives for September 28, 2011

MedBlog Grand Rounds: Year 8!

I’m slow to the draw on this announcement, but you should go see it. This beats all of mine, combined, hands down.

We are in orbit around a remote County emergency department. My crew of young interns is greener than a vat of Vulcan hemoglobin, and being of the Millennial generation they insist on bringing their stuffed Tribbles to work with them. New Federation-mandated work hour restrictions make them as useless as a Romulan lounge singer at a Ferengi bar mitzvah.

My second year resident—Dr. Spock—insists on quoting evidence-based guidelines to me, reminding me constantly that my ad hoc treatment regimens are “highly illogical.” And our respiratory therapist Scotty tells me our CPR dummy “is barely holding together…she can’t take much more o’ this!” Worse still, some redshirt made a documentary of our adventures and put it on StarTube:

via The Wrath of Dr. Khan.

A taste of the ZDogg video empire:

Seriously: Genius. I am humbled.

Announcing Guess-a-Nobel 2011

MedGadget has an interesting contest going on:

Six days from today, the Nobel committee will begin announcing this year’s prize winners, starting with Physiology or Medicine on Monday, Physics on Tuesday, and Chemistry on Wednesday. Although a spectator sport, we try to turn these prizes into a competition anyone can participate in by guessing this year’s winners. Simply leave a comment at DocThink, our new site for clinicians to ask and answer medical questions, with the names of those you think should win for each category and you can win an Apple TV. If you manage to guess all three, we’ll get you a brand spanking new iPad 2.

Rules of the game:

via Announcing Guess-a-Nobel 2011.

I’m guessing you have to read different blogs than I do to have a clue what’s going on in the real Nobels…