Did you know that saying “The Twitter” immediately ages you by 9 years? You know that I was only kidding, right…
Here are the highlights of ambulatory medicine from the last few weeks. Follow @ihaterashes to get these in real time.
While you are following new people on twitter, check out @medicalaxioms. This guy is smart, funny,and usually spot on. Some highlights:
A few things came across my screen about overdiagnosis of breast cancer from BMJ and Annals of IM Just a reminder that raising awareness isn’t enough. A ribbon doesn’t provide any information- that’s our job.
I’m starting to tweet Grand Rounds when I can. #uabmgr. Here’s what I learned in the great talk on The Gut Microbiome given by Martin Rodriguez and Casey Morrow
And finally, I feel the need to share a few articles making the rounds some of the frustration in clinical medicine these days: burnout in Washington Post, competing agendas in NYT (here on Danielle Ofri’s site) and irritation with EMRs in The Atlantic. I have mixed feelings about these things, I love my job and want all of you to become primary care physicians. But burnout is real, as are the administrative challenges of practice. We need to be able to talk about it, and I am relying on all of you to help make it better!