Sunday, February 19, 2006

What Type of Doctor are You?

This picture appeared in the December 24th issue of the BMJ. It makes me worry a bit about my chosen direction of Emergency Medicine Phsyician.

It was submited to the Journal by Boris Veysman, resident, Yale School of Medicine.

His includes the following:
As a resident physician working in a large academic medical centre, I am in frequent contact with medical students, many of whom feel apprehensive about choosing their future medical specialty. Students complain that they need balanced career guidance extending beyond "my specialty is the best" expressed by many doctors. Inspired by my interactions with residents training in all major specialties, I have created an algorithm to guide students' choice of specialty on the basis of their personality characteristics. The algorithm has been well received at my institution by students and residents alike, many of whom exclaim: "That is so true."

Friday, February 03, 2006

The Offside Rule For Girlie Girls

You're in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the till. Behind the shop
assistant on the till is a pair of shoes which you have seen and which
you must have.

The female shopper in front of you has seen them also and is eyeing them
with desire.

Both of you have forgotten your purses.

It would be totally rude to push in front of the first woman if you had
no money to pay for the shoes.

The shop assistant remains at the till waiting.

Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop
and sees your dilemma.

She prepares to throw her purse to you.

If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other
shopper and buy the shoes.

At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and,
*whilst it is in flight* you could nip around the other shopper, catch
the purse and buy the shoes.

Always remembering that until the purse has *actually been thrown* it
would be plain wrong to be forward of the other shopper.

Countries I've Visited

This is a map of the countries that I have visited. You can get one yourself at: