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What's with all of the hot women and Google ads?
A motivation tip that could propel you to greatness
How to increase motivation
A quick way to boost motivation
My response to a sarcastic doctor
Can nurses replace doctors?
How ER doctors can combat burnout
Doctors leaving medicine & how combating burnout could lessen the desire to drop out
A smart student looking for ways to boost her chance of becoming a doctor
Can intelligence be improved? Yes. Learn from someone who did just that.
Increasing intelligence, memorization, and creativity (Part 2)
Proof that intelligence can be improved
1. Working part-time as an ER doctor
2. Doing the right thing
1. Sleep (& fun) deprivation in medical education: contrary to Maslow's hierarchy of needs
2. Starting an ER group or Urgent Care Center
Contemplating how choice of a medical specialty will impact her personal life and satisfaction in the future; Making an ER career better by blending it with something else
The family life of ER doctors: better than good
The Ultimate Medical Career: One You've Never Heard Of
A lack of self-confidence can hold you back
Think like the rich to become rich
How to find out if becoming an ER doctor is truly what you want to do
Pros and cons of being an ER doctor: Part 1
Pros and cons of being an ER doctor: Part 2
A Novel Look at Physician Income: Why a medical career is the wrong career if money is one of your primary motives
Are doctors arrogant or stuck-up?
1. Attaining all of your capability
2. Why doctors shun candy stripers
3. Is the TV portrayal of ERs accurate?
4. My average day isn't very average
5. How we could innovate our way out of the recession
6. Ridiculing good new ideas—and those who have them
1. The importance of self-confidence for doctors—and the danger of arrogance
2. Accurately assessing your ability
3. How to truly succeed, not just make it
How to make medical school seem easier
Advanced studying tips
Can a deaf person specialize in emergency medicine? Part 1 (Note: I recommend this topic for everyone interested in increasing intelligence and creativity.)
Can a deaf person specialize in emergency medicine? Part 2 (Note: I recommend this topic for everyone interested in increasing intelligence and creativity.)
Why is medicine such a demanding career?
The never-ending stress of being an ER doctor
The joys of being an ER doc
She can get into medical school on her own; should she still read my tips?
Is it worthwhile to become a doctor?
Is medical school too long?
Too young to get into medical school?
How applicants often become discombobulated during the admissions interview
Long-term job prospects for ER doctors
Medical specialties in jeopardy
Read this before you apply to medical school
Physician income versus lifestyle
The surprising income of an ER doc
How ER doctors earn their money
My life: from the ER to (almost) Hollywood
Inaccurate public perceptions
Improving the mind in more ways than one
Life advice worth its weight in gold
A true story that will make your heart race
Alternatives to reading the dictionary
1. “My sex drive is affecting my ability to concentrate.” (Reading this topic might change your career plans from becoming a doctor to becoming a leader.)
2. When will adults grow up, or wise up, regarding sex?
Environmental factors affecting the brainpower and mood of women
Do you have enough practical knowledge to be a good doctor?
1. Increasing intelligence
2. Concerned about NOT getting into medical school?
3. Are prestigious medical schools better?
1. Is she ER doctor material?
2. The futility of worrying
3. What can you do if a 100% effort isn't enough?
4. How to increase intelligence
Should he become an ER doctor?
1. Don't let a medical school rejection letter be your first dose of reality
2. Specialization is for insects . . . what? You'll see.
3. Educators are now doing the exact opposite of what they should be doing, and students are paying the price. Perhaps even you.
4. The single greatest thing any teacher ever did for me.
Why your online postings may end your dream of becoming a doctor
What to do when the medical school Admissions Committee interview heats up
Many questions from the wife of a medical student
What pre-med courses to take besides ones in science
Too old to apply to medical school?
How did I rapidly transform myself from dunce to doctor?
Should she apply to medical school?
Is it too late for her to become a doctor?
Choosing a medical specialty: ophthalmology versus ENT
The pros and cons of specializing in surgery
M.D. degrees don't confer self-confidence
Why geniuses are often so fond of sex (article posted on my blog)
Please don't consult Dr. Pezzi for more information to help you become a doctor—I'm too busy!
Doctors should put themselves in the shoes of their patients
Do women throw themselves at ER doctors?
Patient attracted to her doctor; doc seems interested. Can they date?
Patient attracted to her surgeon
Doctor compliments hot patient; should she pursue him?
The Lonely Doctor
The unspoken rules of doctor-patient relationships
Patient attracted to a doc who kissed her
Is it safe to date her PA?
1. The ethics of doctor-patient relationships and friendships
2. Hospitals buying awards they don't deserve
What should a male doctor do when he is groped by a female patient?
The ultimate temptation for an ER doctor; a lesson for Michael Jackson's physicians?
Dr. Pezzi goes from ER doctor to ER patient—almost—and sees our healthcare system from the other side. It wasn't a pretty sight, except for that gorgeous nurse with a big heart.
1. Do doctors become aroused during pelvic exams?
2. The VIP syndrome and its relevance to treating beautiful patients
Doctor concerned about her physician partner regarding pelvic exams
The personality traits of ER docs
Can a poor student become an ER doctor?
Several questions from a student with aspirations of a medical career
How to profit now from high SAT scores
What is the scope of an ER doctor's responsibility?
1. Thinking of leaving his ER residency
2. Every doctor could be a superb doctor
3. How PAs and nurse practitioners could outperform doctors
Cranky doctors: A myth? A fact?
Doctors jumping to diagnoses and sticking to them
1. Distractions and interruptions causing nurses and doctors to make errors
2. Noisy sleeping rooms make sleeping while on-call difficult
1. Physician shortage
2. Inequitable physician/surgeon reimbursement
3. What's easier: diagnosis or procedures?
4. Emergency department distractions and interruptions
5. Dealing with hardheaded hospital administrators and nurses
Doctors, judges, and time pressure
Is sleep less important for doctors than truck drivers and pilots?
Medical jobs that don't require long shifts?
Can ER doctors avoid mood triggers?
Lazy doctors kill and get away with it
Can women "have it all?" That is, can they be good mothers, wives, daughters, friends, neighbors, and still be good doctors? Are women as competent as men? Are women achieving their potential? What can women do to achieve more? (While this topic seemingly pertains only to women, much of what I say is also applicable to men. This information can help everyone have better, happier, and more fulfilling lives.)
Women in Medicine: Part 1
Women in Medicine: Part 2
Women in Medicine: Part 3
Women in Medicine: Part 4
Women in Medicine: Part 5
Women in Medicine: Part 6
Women in Medicine: Part 7
Women in Medicine: Part 8
Women in Medicine: Part 9
Women in Medicine: Part 10
Women in Medicine: Part 11: The surprising conclusion to this topic
Part 12: Comments about this topic: A female reader changed my viewpoint by raising some great points
Many Top U.S. Scientists Wish They Had More Children
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
— Henry David Thoreau
Comment: The financial cost of a medical education is high yet trivial compared with the years it takes: years that should be the best of your lives.
One of the benefits of being an ER doctor
An ICU nurse attacks Dr. Pezzi; Dr. Pezzi responds
Another nurse who objects when I say that medicine is potentially more rewarding than nursing
An ER nurse willing to answer questions pertaining to nursing, because she disagrees with my portrayal of it
Young nurse hated by the old ER nurses; how to cope with their alienation
Are nurses paid as much as they deserve?
1. More proof that I am not "anti-nurse" 2. Doctors' dining rooms: the ultimate in exclusivity
A cardiac nurse describes a typical day at the hospital
1. Questions about becoming a nurse practitioner
2. How to make studying (or other boring things) fun (everyone should read this)
Thinking of becoming an ER nurse rather than an ER doctor: which job is easier and less stressful?
1. Do the traits of black nurses differ from white ones?
2. A nurse beats up her boss.
Nurses: From empty-headed ones to mass murderers
A proposal to help shield doctors from unjust malpractice lawsuits
Another Frivolous Lawsuit Attempt
Things to remember once you become a doctor: Financial matters
Things to remember once you become a doctor: Dating advice
Do physicians in the US receive governmental retirement benefits?
Doctor competition: Medical outsourcing and fringe practitioners
Want to save money on hospitalizations whether or not you’re insured?
Arguing both sides of an issue
Want to become smarter? Try solving these challenges.
ER patient arrested
1. Racially motivated murder by paramedics
2. Paramedics raping patients
Strange but true 911 calls
Bizarre ER stories
The Malpractice Lottery
My www.podcastdoc.com site features MP3 audio files that you can download and transfer to your iPod (or other MP3 player). Don't have an iPod? No problem! Your computer can play the files, too—just click the file to listen to it!
Allegorical insight into the minds of liberals
Mad at me for bashing liberals? See this page.
1. A new reason to choose a career in medicine
2. What the #@&*% is wrong with our country? After years of searching for an answer, Kevin The Doctor knows exactly what is causing our decline. The answer will surprise you.
3. A doctor with experience looking into people looks into Barack Obama
For more insight into my political philosophy, see items 1, 1a, 1b, and the comments following them at the top of the brain teasers page. If you enjoy thinking, you'll love that discussion.
From Bailout to Bliss e-book (FREE FOR PERSONAL USE): The economy is bad and bound to get worse. You can suffer or you can read this book that explains how we, individually and collectively, can sidestep much of the fallout from this crisis and go from bailouts to bliss.
Want more topics to read? See the question and answer pages on my www.ERbook.net site.