Maxims And Birdhouses

For the past day or two I've been trying to remember who wrote an article with the word "maxims" in the title. I finally recalled "Simone's Maxims." The full title is "Understanding Academic Medical Centers: Simone's Maxims." I don't recall how or why I first found this paper about the academic medical organizational culture by … Continue reading Maxims And Birdhouses

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

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

Connecting the Connectomes Between MOC and Scholarship: A Rodeo Clown’s Perspective

So I just saw the October announcement from the American Delirium Society (see tweet below) about the National Institute of Health (NIH) research funding opportunity relevant to delirium in the elderly which is connected to the Human Connectome Project: https://twitter.com/jamostheelder/status/529597757900599296 I'm both a roll-up-your-sleeves practical psychiatric hospitalist and an academician, true to the idea that … Continue reading Connecting the Connectomes Between MOC and Scholarship: A Rodeo Clown’s Perspective

Peter Higgs: He’s The Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKmNZPRzTwU&feature=player_embedded Peter Higgs is the man. I got this mass email sent to everyone in our department from a colleague about the following story on British physicist Peter Higgs published in the The Guardian at link http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/06/peter-higgs-boson-academic-system. I think it's an incredible story and a telling comment on academia. Peter Higgs, who is 84 years old, recently won the … Continue reading Peter Higgs: He’s The Man

Finding the Way North: Defining Mentorship

I heard a tapping on my office door one morning. I couldn't be sure if it was a knock or what so I opened it and met a man with a long white cane tapping the floor and the walls of the hallway. He was blind and appeared to be lost. I asked if I … Continue reading Finding the Way North: Defining Mentorship

Come On, Babe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GFSfacPDjc The post today "Open the Door to Open Access Journals!" is just one example of how the University of Iowa is on the cutting edge. Are you thinking about starting your academic career or going back to school because, hey, change is always coming?  Are you interested in medicine and psychiatry? Do you like … Continue reading Come On, Babe