Interview: Dr. Gilic (Emergentologist)

What came to mind when you were invited to speak about "the use of humour in medical education? The use of humour in general has been a big topic of conversation in the emergency medicine sphere, especially with the use of dark humour, which is "particularly underrepresented in medical education. The perception is that it … Continue reading Interview: Dr. Gilic (Emergentologist)

Interview: Dr. Holland (Nephrologist)

What came to mind when you were invited to speak about "the use of humour in medical education? "I was surprised to be contacted. At no time did I think I was being humorous." Where do you think your sense of humour comes from? This concept brings to mind a particular quote from The Prophet … Continue reading Interview: Dr. Holland (Nephrologist)

Swiping Left on OMA Negotiations

Akshay Rajaram & Michael Kim, Meds 19 We’ve all been there. You’re at the bar after a long, tiring week, hoping to meet someone. But these are tough times. You thought Tinder would help, but... it hasn’t. It’s been about as useful as Akshay on the basketball court. “He has to be tall.” “She’s gotta … Continue reading Swiping Left on OMA Negotiations

Medical TV Shows and their use of Humor

Saleha Munawar, Meds 17 I think I started watching TV shows that were set in the medical world back in elementary school. I remember when House, MD started and I didn't understand any of its jargon, probably missed half of its humor, and yet I still watched it week after week, fascinated by Dr. House's intelligence … Continue reading Medical TV Shows and their use of Humor

“Should I be laughing right now?”: The Clinical Catch of a Chuckle

Saam Azargive, Meds 19 Have you ever been in a situation that was so funny, you could not help but laugh? Maybe you were with a friend who was committing to one of their signature jokes. It might have been when your parent, or sibling, or niece/nephew tripped over their own feet. Or it could have … Continue reading “Should I be laughing right now?”: The Clinical Catch of a Chuckle