We Listened: ABIM Shortens MOC Scavenger Hunt and Eliminates Fitness Requirement

PHILADELPHIA, PA – With a vocal outcry from physicians steadily rising, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has grudgingly decided to roll back several aspects of its new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) plan.  This new plan, created “to ensure that physicians were held to the highest standards in care,” has been the source of acrid…

Georgia Grandmother Prefers Not to Talk About Grandson Who is in Medical School

ATHENS, GA – 82 year-old Rose Thrister admitted late last week to other residents of the Forever Springtime Independent Retirement Community that she’d rather not talk about her high-acheiving grandson, Chistopher Thrister. “I just can’t imagine that people want to hear me drone on about how handsome he turned out to be, or about how he’s…

Simulation Dummy Has Pulse, But Cannot Feel Love

AUSTIN, TX – The ELVIN2.0 dummy is the most advanced medical simulation mannequin available, and he has made his way into the classrooms of medical institutions across the nation.  Our DME Medical Product Ethics and Humanities Investigation Team went to Zestropharmica‘s R&D headquarters in Austin to learn more about this amazing device.   “He breathes, he talks, he…

Eternal Medicine

A tribute to the internist…whose powers of cognition and relish of mental acrobatics have saved many from a premature death.  Used wisely, these faculties are a salve to the complex blighted body.  Used foolishly, these powers result only in long rounds and irritated med-students, residents, patients, and surgeons.

Health Hero: Squibbles the Cat Calms Deadly Arrhythmia

The Daily Medical Examiner continues its sporadic nomination of Health Heroes as well as its in-depth coverage of animals in medicine with this touching inside report about one cat’s astonishing heroism and medical prowess. Huntsville, AL – When Madge Tuthbridge fell to the floor with crushing heart palpitations last week in her Huntsville apartment, it…