July 2015

July 27th, 2015

The TriageMD team pulled together family and friends (some canine) and took part in a 5K run and walk hosted by Penn Medicine yesterday.

The funds raised at this event go to the Abramson Cancer Center and will be used for sarcoma cancer research and treatment. Half of the funds will be put to work in the labs of Kristy L. Weber, MD, Director of the Sarcoma Program and her team, and half in PennVet's labs under the direction of Nicola J. Mason, PhD, BVetMed. Sarcoma is much more common in dogs than in humans, and through treating dogs with cancer vets can gain important insights that help improve treatments for people, especially children. Collaborative research and clinical projects are underway between the sarcoma groups at Penn Medicine, Penn Veterinary Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Steps for a Cure was a beautiful way to spend a Sunday morning. We're proud to have taken part, and happy to have met so many wonderful people.

Thank you, Penn Medicine!

Visit the Penn Medicine Giving Page for this event to donate or learn more .

July 20th, 2015

Here’s an interesting topic: How physicians treat each other.

 

The medicine community on reddit started up a discussion when user Ikyz opened a thread: “After some years in Hospitals, this is what I learnt on how different doctors relate to each other,” and linked to this chart:

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Why does that matter?

For us it matters because we believe that the social culture of the physician’s world has a profound impact on their financial well-being. (For the full argument, click here.) Many physicians struggle with breaking out of the expectation of living a high-consumption “doctors’ lifestyle” when they finish residency and start making a reasonable income. A hostile culture could make it more difficult for any one individual to buck the trend and set out their own path--even if it’s better for them.

Do other physicians influence your chosen lifestyle?