I know that the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) is working to respond to continued concerns about the costs and burdens of their maintenance of certification (MOC) program, but after spending more than $3,000 on initial certification (for primary and specialty boards) when I started out, the annual fee requirements to continue to “participate” […]Read More A new year and that warm, fuzzy feeling of paying maintenance of certification fees…
N. Gray, MD I have witnessed many code status discussions — good, bad, and ugly. Here is a smattering of the “not-so-pretty” code conversation patterns. Keep reading to the end for a suggestion on a better approach… The Menu: This approach leaves patients to pick from an overwhelming array of interventions (pressors, shocks, tubes), some of […]Read More How do YOU discuss Code Status? Cartoons of Common Traps
I kept myself from cartoon “work” while traveling, but found lots of great fodder for sketching and inking to keep me busy during our train rides…Read More Prague and Vienna in Pencil and Ink
I don’t claim to be an expert on medical training, but here’s my diagram of the intern spectrum. It’s been 8 years since I walked into the hospital as an intern, and I’m still searching for that sweet spot myself. To new doctors out there, err on the side of caution… confidence will come later! […]Read More The Intern Spectrum – Cowboy or Cornered Cat?
Will Captain Smartphrase and Databoy be able to find their digital way in the midst of the mindless muck? …Or will they be swallowed into an abyss of cut-and-pasted smart-text? Come back to the Ink Vessel next week(ish) to find out!!Read More The EHR Voyage – Episode 2!!
What will happen to Captain Smartphrase and DataBoy? Will they be lost forever in a sea of meaningless digital flotsam? Come back to The Ink Vessel next week(ish) to find out…Read More Captain Smartphrase and The Electronic Health Record Voyage!!! (Episode 1)