residency

When Doctors Don’t Take a Sick Day

June 26, 2012

Yes, doctors do get sick. Even the most resilient immune systems occasionally succumb to a pesky cold or even flu. Yet, sick days are rare for most docs. An unwavering work ethic is a hallmark of many health professionals. But a new survey finds [Read more]

Bringing Work Home from the Hospital

June 14, 2011

More and more Americans are working at least a portion of their jobs from home, facilitated by technological advances and encouraged by soaring gas prices. Even physicians, enabled by the spread of electronic health records (EHR), are increasingly [Read more]

Checklisting Your Way to Health

June 2, 2010

A couple weeks back I marveled at the ability of medical students to find time in their busy schedules for research projects. That goes double for residents, many of whom struggle to make it under the 100-hour workweek limit. Yet somehow Shantandu [Read more]