Oopses, Gaffes, and Other Opportunities for Learning: A Guide for July

July 1 is upon us again: that New Year celebrated only by those in the medical field. When medical students begin as doctors, interns become residents, residents become fellows, and basically everyone in every position is one year less experienced at it than the person who held that position the day before. This July 1 …

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Basketball and Medicine

A few months ago, my husband and his brother took me to my first professional basketball game.  Prior to this, the last basketball game I had attended had been to watch from the corner of my eye as my middle school boyfriend and his teammates trekked up and down the court, facing the team from …

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The Haircut

There are things that I do slowly and things that I do quickly.  Take running, for example.  I’m no sprinter.  I move at a plodding pace, with plenty of time to take in the scenery.  Then there is speaking.  Once during high school, I launched into an oral presentation in my history class only to …

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