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

How to Stop Wandering?

I got a phone call from a good friend recently about a position in outpatient psychiatry in which I might be interested. This is mainly because it's in Madison, Wisconsin, a city both me and my wife really fell in love with several years ago when I tried working in a private practice outpatient environment. … Continue reading How to Stop Wandering?

The Geezer Blogger’s 2014 Year in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see … Continue reading The Geezer Blogger’s 2014 Year in Review

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

Open Letter to Psychiatrists About MOC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=I4bjHyLE8FA Dear Dr. Psychiatrist, I share your sentiments about MOC. I write a blog, https://thepracticalpsychosomaticist.com/ which devotes a substantial amount of space on my support of lifelong learning and opposition to MOC and MOL. I proposed a resolution to support lifelong learning and oppose Maintenance of Licensure (MOL, a move to tie medical licensure to participation … Continue reading Open Letter to Psychiatrists About MOC

Change is Always Coming

We have a new department chairman. He's recruited a stellar group of new epigenetics researchers. He's from the east and he has a new vision at the leading edge of psychiatric research. Epigenetics is a young science and Dr. Henry Nasrallah talks about the new era in psychiatric treatment it heralds in an editorial in the July … Continue reading Change is Always Coming