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Are A Doctors Religious Beliefs Her Privat Private Beliefs?

Are A Doctors Religious Beliefs Her Privat Private Beliefs?

Does it matter whether your doc believes in a god or not? Famed evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins posed this question during one of his many panel discussions between theists and atheists. The majority of people will argue that beliefs are something private and should not get mixed with a professional opinion. There may be physicists who...
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...
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...
The Chopped Physician

The Chopped Physician

Think about how the role of the physician has changed during the last thousands of years. From the greeks to ancient egypt to modern medicine, which again, within it again has evolved extensively. In general, medicine has gotten a lot more complicated. The role of the physician has also changed rapidlly and radically. While the physician...

Don’t Be Obedient

If you are a physician, then don’t be obedient and question everything. It sounds trivial, yet it’s incredibly hard to accomplish in medicine. From our first days in med school to our residency at hospitals, we are taught, that science and the head of department is always right. Whereas the former should be true for...
The Internet, Information And What It Means For Physicians

The Internet, Information And What It Means For Physicians

Professor Gunter Dueck, is a calm and eloquent german mathematician who’s also the CTO of IBM Germany. He studied mathematics and philosophy and eventually turned out to be a great writer and speaker. Unfortunately he only does so in german, which is why it doesn’t make much sense to post a video of him here....
I Am Not A Physician

I Am Not A Physician

Am I a physician or am I not? That’s how Shakespeare might have put it. This question seems trivial yet, at least for physicians reading this blog, the answer might not be as straightforward as it seems at first. For physicians having their own office or working in the hospital it’s pretty pretty pretty clear,...
ZenMed Lesson #1: Achieve Better Results With Fewer Resources - Lean Medicine in Action

ZenMed Lesson #1: Achieve Better Results With Fewer Resources – Lean Medicine in Action

Sometimes you can get better results with fewer resources. Knowing what to leave out sometimes is more important than knowing what therapy exam etc. to add in. Become the Shaolin MedMaster you have always wanted to be.
What Physicians Can Learn From Successful Brands - Get the Magic Into Your Clinical Practice!

What Physicians Can Learn From Successful Brands – Get the Magic Into Your Clinical Practice!

Many brands deliver value that goes beyond their actual product...
Inspiring MedCrunch Interview: Lisa Chu, MD

Inspiring MedCrunch Interview: Lisa Chu, MD

Lisa Chu MD tells about her journey to joy, fulfillment and happiness. After medical school she decided not to go into clinical medicine but to become a VC instead. After three years in the industry, she decided that she was still not entirely happy with her career, founded a violin school for kids and later...
Words Against Depression

Words Against Depression

Have you ever heard of Stephen Fry? If not, then check him out. Saying that he’s a British actor and comedian is partly true, but also misleading. He’s an eloquent man with great humor and wise words. A couple of years ago – in 2006 – a woman named Crystal Nunn, suffering from depression (though...
The Art of Medicine and What Physicians Can Learn From Actors.

The Art of Medicine and What Physicians Can Learn From Actors.

Many of the skills that make medicine an art-form cannot be learned in medical school. Often times, these skills help the physician to create some sort of ritual for the patient.