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10 Ways To Be A More Than Average Physician

10 Ways To Be A More Than Average Physician

We all know how routine the life of a physician can get, between catching up on paperwork, cramming in daily work outs and seeing patients, it’s important to keep sight of ways to stay not just on top of, but also ahead of the game. Medicine, not unlike any other career, falls privy to lapses...
11 Insights of 2 E-patients

11 Insights of 2 E-patients

MedCrunch had the pleasure to speak to Kerri Sparling  and Marie Ennis both empowered and vocal epatients and active members of the Doctors 2.0 & You community. MC: Please give us three sentences about yourself in the context of health. Kerri: My name is Kerri Sparling, and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the...
5 Reasons You Should Become a Physician

5 Reasons You Should Become a Physician

Students going to med school usually end up being clinic-practicing physicians. Most don’t consider doing anything else with their education. The public also has the expectation that going to med school means you become a physician. University is meant to be an educational institution, not a training institution. Time and money may make you forget...
How a Talking Pet Can Keep Us Healthy

How a Talking Pet Can Keep Us Healthy

This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Wellthcare Our first example of Wellthcare leveraged the local postal service to create new, health-related value. It was able to do so because the people involved knew their postal worker – they were part of the local community.Our second example – GeriJoy – uses the...
10 Tips on Being a Good Doctor from MedCrunch

10 Tips on Being a Good Doctor from MedCrunch

When reading the infamous Ten Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy I instantly thought about how these rules could be applied to competent, modern doctors. I gave it a try and came up...
Jane McGonigal Talks Playful Recovery With SuperBetter

Jane McGonigal Talks Playful Recovery With SuperBetter

Games can make the world a better place, Jane McGonigal is convinced. At the Healthcare Experience Design conference in Boston last week she explained how she turned a painful recovery into a game.

How To Live To 100 (If You Want To)

How To Live To 100 (If You Want To)

53,364 people in the United States have been older than 100 years, the Census 2010 showed. Despite that being less than 0.02 per cent of the population, there is a lot we can learn from this demographic.

Gretchen Rubin at HxD: Resolutions to be Happy

Gretchen Rubin at HxD: Resolutions to be Happy

Gretchen Rubin’s inspiring keynote at the HxD conference provided the audience with some helpful tips on how to be happy. We at MedCrunch are thrilled to share Gretchen’s happiness resolutions with you.

Why Doing What You Want To Do Requires Balls And How To Get There

Why Doing What You Want To Do Requires Balls And How To Get There

Why is it so hard to live your life the way you want without following what is expected from you? Here are some tips to help you do what you really want!

The Wrong Reasons For Choosing Medicine as a Career - How to Be Truly Happy as a Physician

The Wrong Reasons For Choosing Medicine as a Career – How to Be Truly Happy as a Physician

Going into medicine for the wrong reasons can lead to pain and misery. Discover if you'll be a happy and fulfilled physician. Must-read for all pre-meds out there!

How To Choose a Medical Specialty in a Changing Landscape

How To Choose a Medical Specialty in a Changing Landscape

Most medical students find that there are many sub-fields they find engaging. So what happens at the end of the road if you haven’t decided and are still torn between more than one specialty?

Your Professional Life Must Begin At The End Of Your Comfort Zone

Your Professional Life Must Begin At The End Of Your Comfort Zone

When we think of contractors (at least in Europe) a physician usually not comes up our mind. The plumber across the street or the my best friend's hairdresser, but ...