Posts tagged funny

The Paradox.

The Paradox.

Radiologists have the best jobs. If I could use this Coke can as an example, this is their job in a nut shell:

'I'm worried that this is a Coke can. Is it?'

'Yes, it looks like a Coke can. It might also be a Pepsi can…

'Clinical correlation is required.'

A fellow summarizes his experience with radiology.

Xanax from New in Town by John Mulaney.

Over the weekend, I discovered this hilarious bit by comedian John Mulaney about trying to procure Xanax and it still makes me grin. I would recommend listening to some of his other material as well.

The Matching Conspiracy.

When you think about the whole interviewing experience, it really is analogous to online dating. You sign on, read the profile the residency programs have created, and write your own in turn. Only after each has written and read each other’s profiles, do you all agree to a blind date. You meet for the first time and each party has thirty minutes to figure out if the other is the the one they have been looking for.

Anyone who has read this blog for a length of time knows that I love typography. The Canadian Residency Matching service (CaRMS) happened to use one of my favourite typefaces called Gill Sans. But where have I seen that typeface before.

Hm…

Right! eHarmony.

Coincidence? I think not. Dare I say they may be one and the same company? The plot thickens…

As Horatio would say: “The writing is on the wall.”

Where did he even get that font?!
Sometimes, a poorly legible note is only made worse when it is scanned into the computer. Detail is lost, the writing is faded, and what may have been semi-legible is completely incomprehensible. Welcome to first world medical problems.

Where did he even get that font?!

Sometimes, a poorly legible note is only made worse when it is scanned into the computer. Detail is lost, the writing is faded, and what may have been semi-legible is completely incomprehensible. Welcome to first world medical problems.

Inspired by a “stress reduction kit” I saw at my preceptor’s office, I decided to draft a silly stress reduction kit of my own, one that probably is more in line with how stress can feel like sometimes for a student.

Inspired by a “stress reduction kit” I saw at my preceptor’s office, I decided to draft a silly stress reduction kit of my own, one that probably is more in line with how stress can feel like sometimes for a student.

The last I remembered, the heart is not just some organ that inconveniently divides your lungs in two. It seemed pretty important.
A cardiologist.
Patient exhibits a classic Arrow sign on chest radiograph.
A resident’s half joking description of what and where, if any, abnormalities are on a plain film chest x-ray.

A Brain is for Eating by Dan and Amelia Jacobs, illustrated by Scott Brundage.

Given the spirit of the season, here is a playfully twisted zombie children’s book that, in the authors’ words, “teaches the little walking dead how to find and enjoy their next meal.”

Since I had to counsel someone on their dietary preferences today, I think it is fitting to include the zombified food pyramid.

The book can be ordered online at Amazon or as an eBook.