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August 2nd, 2013

A Time of Transition

Jonathan Schwartz

August is here, and we are deep in the throes of a new academic year.  With this annual cycle, we deal with transitions in the academic medical world – many of which seem somewhat painful at first glance but, on closer inspection,  actually can be quite fun.  Many of you in medical training undoubtedly have moved into new roles: [...]


January 29th, 2013

Dusting Off the Blog: A New Writer Appears!

Jonathan Schwartz

Hello, Journal Watch enthusiasts! It’s a new year, and we are kick-starting the Chief Resident blog again. I am excited to share some of my ideas and thoughts with you this year. I’m currently serving as one of the chief medical residents at the University of Colorado Denver, with the first half of the year [...]


September 30th, 2011

Hello, Journal Watch Readers!

Heidi Zook, MD

Hello Journal Watch readers! My name is Heidi Zook, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my thoughts and opinions with all of you for the next year. I am one of the current chief residents at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, so my viewpoint is that of a junior faculty, recent [...]


September 26th, 2011

Hello, Everyone!

Gopi Astik, MD

Hello, everyone, my name is Gopi Astik, and I am one of the internal medicine chief residents at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Our program has 4th-year chiefs, so I have completed my residency and am excited to be able to share the experience of my transition from resident to new faculty with all of [...]


August 17th, 2011

Transition — A Note from the Journal Watch Editors

Charleen Hamilton

First, Journal Watch would like to thank Dr. Greg Bratton for helping us to establish our Chief Resident blog. Greg has moved on to a Sports Medicine fellowship, but we’ll try to convince him to post his most interesting cases and insights as he continues his medical training. Second, we’re very happy to announce that [...]


August 4th, 2011

The End …

Greg Bratton, MD

I did it. I graduated. I remember in sixth grade writing a paper about wanting to grow up to be a doctor, and today, I can truly say, “I did it.” Graduating from residency, beginning my fellowship, and completing my Family Medicine board exam has made me feel as if I have finally put the [...]


April 7th, 2011

The Colors of Life

Greg Bratton, MD

For a week, the patient in bed 301 had been fighting. After being found unresponsive and hypothermic in the field, this 48-year-old male was brought to the ICU and was treated for metabolic acidosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatic encephalopathy, and an acute upper GI bleed, all in the context of presumed alcohol intoxication/withdrawal. It was [...]


February 23rd, 2011

The Passion of Medicine and Its Music

Greg Bratton, MD

I admit it. International medicine and I don’t dance. Whereas a lot of my former classmates and current colleagues have gone to Brazil, Ghana, Haiti, Israel, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea for medical missions, I typically travel only as far away as high school football buses can go on a tank of gas. I prefer [...]


January 31st, 2011

The Real Breathless CPR

Greg Bratton, MD

Residency is hard. The hours are long, the work is grueling, and, simply put, hospital food is not good. Many days, we, as residents, walk the wards in a lifeless haze – coasting on the wings of our white coats, our fuel tanks pointing way past empty. During these times, we find ourselves sitting in wheelchairs that are stored [...]


November 22nd, 2010

Thanks (for) Giving

Greg Bratton, MD

This is my favorite time of year. Not because the leaves are falling and Texas is finally cooling off, but because the upcoming holidays give me time to reflect on the year’s events and appreciate what I have been given. For some, this might bring to mind a big promotion, a new addition to the [...]


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