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June 16th, 2009

Q: What is the Purpose of a Note in the Patient Chart?

A:  Depends who you’re asking. The best guidance I ever received on how to write a good note came from my residency program director, who told us that a note needn’t be encyclopedic to be excellent; in fact, he urged us to get away from the “second-year medical student” style, which typically includes absolutely everything. Instead, he […]


April 30th, 2008

Young Doctors “Get a Life” — Whither ID/HIV?

A front-page article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal says that younger physicians (definition:  younger than I am), “intent on balancing work and family,” are choosing specialties that allow them to control their hours.  The content of the article will be familiar, including: The rise of the hospitalist movement A decline in those entering primary care fields The […]


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