The Geezer’s 2013 New Year’s Eve Kvell!

It's New Year's Eve and I'd thought I'd share my little blog's 2013 annual report. It's small, has a specialty interest focus and doesn't get much traffic, so the main reason to publicize it is to show off one of my medical student's presentations as an example of what I most treasure as a teacher. Keenan Laraway rotated … Continue reading The Geezer’s 2013 New Year’s Eve Kvell!

My Comments to APA LinkedIn Members and 2014 Election Candidates

The essay below is my comment posted on the American Psychiatric Association LinkedIn web site. It's about Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Maintenance of Licensure (MOL), critical issues in 2014 for psychiatrists, candidates seeking election for APA office, and all physicians, for that matter. Please consider reading the Medical Economics on-line article  “Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2014” … Continue reading My Comments to APA LinkedIn Members and 2014 Election Candidates

Reform or Remove Maintenance of Certification? A New Survey

OK, so it's been 11 days since I posted the poll for Performance in Practice (PIP) Activity for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The link to the original post is here. The result so far is below: There were absolutely no responses other than my "Yes" vote. This is exactly what happened in February 2013 the first … Continue reading Reform or Remove Maintenance of Certification? A New Survey

Medical Marijuana in Iowa?

The link http://ec4.cc/vc6327e3 takes you to an educational video produced in Iowa City during a presentation given at the Iowa City Public Library on November 19, 2013 about medical marijuana. It's entitled "A Sensible Conversation about Medical Cannabis in Iowa." The video has also been broadcast on local public access TV. The introduction is: This program features Dr. Steve Jenison, the … Continue reading Medical Marijuana in Iowa?

Quick Delirium Assessment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9vTPRJbvYU I made a new YouTube video to show how easy it is to assess for delirium in hospitalized medically ill patients. I've been thinking about setting up a randomized trial via the Randomise Me web site I posted about on 12/22/13. So take a stab at diagnosing delirium, all you internal medicine and surgery residents, … Continue reading Quick Delirium Assessment

2013 Medal of Irony Award Roundup

It's time for the end-of-year Medal of Irony Award roundup for 2013. Situational irony involves an incongruity between what's expected or intended and what actually occurs. I think we have 4 great examples: Me, for instance. I'm all for lifelong learning but opposed to Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as it is currently configured. The incongruity here? … Continue reading 2013 Medal of Irony Award Roundup

Randomise or Randomize? Updated 3/1/2018

Update 3/1/2018: The "randomise" web site has been hijacked and is no longer valid. So  I saw Psych Practice bloggers recent post about a fun way to learn more about randomized trials. I deliberately spelled "randomized" with an "z" instead of a "s." This is just to get your attention, because the web site Randomise Me … Continue reading Randomise or Randomize? Updated 3/1/2018