A call for questions

December 29, 2008 at 8:39 pm (Uncategorized)

Dear readers,

I’m reaching a point where I’m grasping for new material to write about. As a person once mentioned, I’ve ranted on everything that can be ranted on. I’m now asking for your help for ideas for new articles. You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been answering people’s questions recently. I feel that some of you have come up with some pretty good questions that others want to know the answer to. For example, my posts on the best stethoscope, the best pre-med program, and the Life Raft series have all come from emails that I have received from my readers. If you come up with an idea, send it to halfmd [at] yahoo [dot] com. Good questions are general enough to be researched and then written about in 500-1000 words. Anything too broad like “What’s med school like?” will go unanswered. Also, don’t make your question too specific. If you’ve got a 3.1 GPA and a 27 on your MCAT, don’t ask me what your chances are for getting into medical school. You can formulate your own answer to that question using already available resources. Moreover, other readers aren’t interested.

I’m also willing to answer “How Stuff Works” style questions. I’m thinking that I can re-use some of my old notes on the coagulation cascade and steps in stomach acid production for the benefit of current medical students. By writing these articles, I’ll be able to keep the information fresh for when I start residency.



  1. 2nd year md student said,

    Do a writeup on something like DIC or something clinically related but still applicable to the basic science years. Or writeup how you prepped for step I.

  2. thehillbillyhealer said,

    Would you join the Military again knowing what you know now. I know you like to rant about the down sides, but I also know you can get out and incur a serious amount of debt, not to mention the hassle of getting out. So would you do it again? Why or why not?

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