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October 20th, 2011

Shifting Times

Anyone involved in academic medicine probably is aware of the new ACGME duty-hour restrictions that went into effect  on 7/1/2011. For those of you who aren’t, the new guidelines state that PGY1 residents cannot work for longer than 16 hours straight. If they do work longer, they require strategic uninterrupted naps. The restrictions on PGY2 […]


September 30th, 2011

Hello, Journal Watch Readers!

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!

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

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 Dr. […]


January 31st, 2011

The Real Breathless CPR

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 […]


December 20th, 2010

Residents’ Christmas Carol Sing-Along

The 12 Days of Christmas (Come on! Sing along!) On the first day of Christmas, the ER sent to me… A cardiac arrest without a DNR. On the second day of Christmas, the ER sent to me… Two gunshot wounds, And a cardiac arrest without a DNR. On the third day of Christmas, the ER […]


November 22nd, 2010

Thanks (for) Giving

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 […]


October 26th, 2010

Getting Started — Introductions

As a new contributor to Journal Watch, I wanted to introduce myself prior to imparting my thoughts upon the masses. In short, I am in my third, and final, year of Family Medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) in Fort Worth, Texas, and I am planning on pursuing a fellowship in Sports Medicine when this year […]


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