What’s My Capacity for Getting Small?

Robin's eggs

There are so many things which remind me of my work that I often find it difficult to take it easy. I know we have Alice, the new mascot, but she doesn’t need me to walk her as much as Nigella did. Walking Nigella clear over to the Gift Shop did wonders for shrinking my […]

The MOC Controversy and the Seven Deadly Sins


I’ve noticed it’s getting harder to keep a sense of humor about the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) lately, especially since the publication of the 3rd Newsweek opinion piece by Kurt Eichenwald on the finances of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), “Medical Mystery: Making Sense of ABIM’s Financial Report.” You probably won’t get to read the […]

APA Meeting Updates from Toronto: The Good and the Bad and No I’m Not There

Jim Amos MD 7

OK, so even though I’ve not renewed my membership with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for various reasons, I’m getting updates about this year’s annual meeting in Toronto. This contains news both good and bad. First the bad; the announcement by American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) President and CEO, Dr. Lois Nora, MD, JD, […]

So How Long Are You Going to Work for a Living?

Dr Bobblehead

So my wife told me about another Vanguard Boglehead discussion, this one about a radiology resident trying to decide whether to go into private practice or academics. Some of the issues were more broadly applicable to the rest of medicine, including psychiatry. The original question and the advice you can see here. First of all, nowhere […]

Children’s Hospice Week

Children's Hospice Week

Well, I just heard from Luisella Magnani about Children’s Hospice Week, which is going on from May 11-17, 2015. It’s mostly observed in the United Kingdom, although it sounds like it would be wonderful to raise awareness worldwide. Dr. Magnani shares her thoughts about Children’s Hospice Week below. Click to view full size. Many thanks, Luisella. […]