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Ten Years After Landmark HIV Testing Guidelines, How Are We Doing? Specifically in Emergency Departments? • September 18, 2016
In the late 1990s, a patient was admitted to our hospital with HIV-associated PCP. He had advanced AIDS, a CD4 cell count < 100, and was sick enough to require a temporary stay in our ICU. Those clinical details aren’t so remarkable — “late” diagnoses of HIV still happen, and happened even more back then. What’s […]
Notes from chief residents in family and internal medicine
Academic Near Miss • September 20, 2016 • Jamie Riches, DO
I began one of my PGY2 medical oncology rotations alongside my co-resident: an MD/PhD, fast-track (pre-matched into fellowship) future oncologist. Among my three interns that rotation, two were “Harvard kids.” Needless to say, I was intimidated. My colleague and counterpart not only had the entire catalogue of genomic alterations at the tip of his tongue, […]
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An American in Yorkshire: Initial Impressions of the NHS • September 21, 2016 • Megan Tetlow, PA-C
Faster than you can say “cheers,” summer is turning into fall, and I find myself having passed the 2-month mark as a physician assistant working for the National Health Service (NHS) in Yorkshire, England, as part of the National Physician Associate Expansion Program (NPAEP). There have been learning experiences, celebrations, crossed wires, and countless cups […]
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Gut Check on Gastroenterology, an NEJM Journal Watch blog focusing on issues in clinical gastroenterology, was active from 2008 to 2014.
Posts and discussion from NEJM Group's clinical cardiology community, active from 2009 to 2015.
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