Raining In Seattle And That’s OK

Jim and Sena at SAM

We just got back from our vacation trip to Seattle, which is Pacific Northwest native american dialect for “land of the broken umbrella.” It rained a lot but that didn’t stop us. We put around 25 miles in on the pedometer over the week we were there. We flew first class for the first time […]

Stop Debating Competence and Foster A Culture of Excellence

John Clancy Teaching Award 2016 Amos

Before the news gets too cold, I’d like to point out two excellent articles on Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for the trainees. One of them is a cross-specialty national survey of physician attitudes toward MOC recently published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The video below encapsulates the findings. Along with that is […]

Reflections On The Political Debate


As we reflected on the recent Presidential and Vice Presidential televised debates and anticipate the next one this Sunday, my wife mentioned an Independent Lens program called Best of Enemies she found out about as she was flipping through the TV channels, stopping briefly on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The link in the previous […]

CPCP: Antidepressant Use in Heart Failure by Pharmacy Student Christie Hart


We had an outstanding Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) on heart failure and antidepressants today by Christie Hart, 2nd year psychiatric pharmacy resident. In fact, it’s one of the absolute best in recent memory because it exemplifies the importance of all of the core competencies, not just Practice-Based Learning and Self improvement. The Consultation-Liaison […]

Farewell Casa Magni

Dr. Jenny Lind Porter in 2014

I just finished watching a couple of video events tonight and it was just plain luck that they were broadcast one right after the other. One was the first presidential candidate debate at Hofstra University in New York. It definitely had the “Let’s get ready to rumble” hype ahead of it. You can decide if […]