Interview on Accepted.com and other Links

Accepted.com is interviewing various med school bloggers and I was featured a little while back. Here’s a preview:

Accepted: What is your favorite class so far?

Steven: My favorite class so far was probably Anatomy. I loved the hands-on aspect of the course. Plus anatomy lab allows you to build a unique camaraderie with classmates. It would be hard to go through medical school alone; anatomy seems to bring people together in a way that makes sure that doesn’t happen.

Check out the rest of the interview here!

In light of the recent decision on health care reform (AKA the Affordable Care Act) I am really curious to read this e-book about our health care system written by two medical students. Here is a quote from the New York Times review:

In their unpretentious voice, Ms. Askin and Mr. Moore make clear from the beginning that their explanations are neither in-depth nor definitive. But given their evenhanded and highly organized prose, it’s hard not to put their book in the same revered category as a medical textbook or dictionary. In a mere 175 pages, and with an impressive roster of references and well-placed graphics, “The Health Care Handbook” illuminates the maddeningly opaque terms, acronyms, organizations, personages and policies that abound in health care. The authors do so not by expounding on the minutiae, but by jettisoning the jargon and gobbledygook and presenting only the core ideas.

Sounds worth the read to me.

Speaking of worthy reads, one of my favorite bloggers Cal Newport (if you are not reading his blog Study Hacks, you should be) is releasing a new book in September titled “So Good They Can’t Ignore You”. It’s one of the few books I have ever pre-ordered. I am looking forward to seeing how the ideas in this book can be applied to the medical profession.

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