Kind of a housekeeping-type post, but I wanted to give a shout out to the bloggers I've recently been following and enjoying. I've added these to my Other Blogs section.
Those of you who aren't on my blog roll, post in the comments! I'd be happy to read (although I can't promise I will add you to my Blog Roll). Also, I post a lot of comments even when I have nothing useful to say, so be prepared!
Also, sort of an embarrassing note to add, I've only been reading these blogs about a month. If I totally butcher my description of your blog, please let me know. I'll be happy to use the "Edit" button, just for you, for a nominal fee of a few thousand dollars.
Lastly, for those of you whose blog I read who don't see your name here, do not fear! Chances are that you haven't posted recently, thus I've only read a few articles. When you start posting more as the school year gets into full swing, I will update this page again.
Asystole is the Most Stable Rhythm: A female medical student who is rotating in Ireland this semester. She's charming; very girl-next-door in my opinion. Writes about rotations, Ireland culture and random foot ailments. Very honest with her posts.
The Long Road to Medical School: A female MD/PhD student who goes by the call sign "OldMDGirl". Her name kind of gives it away. She's older, mature, married (or maybe just committed?) and seriously sarcastic (which I love). Her and I sometimes wittily banter back and forth. She writes about everything, but mainly about her current PhD experiences as of August 2011.
I am Not House: A male Canadian medical student currently in the midst of rotations. He writes about life outside of medical sometimes, and more often, about his rotations. He has no affiliation with the show "House" though (as his title suggests), so don't click for the wrong reasons. However, his blog is funnier and, in my opinion, better than the last season of House. It's really gone down hill. I am sadface. I kind of hope Not House doesn't read this; he'll probably ban me from his blog.
Anonymous Doc: As his title so eloquently states: "Third year internal medicine resident at a big city hospital. Or not." So either he's a really good faker, of he actually is a resident. Funniest patient conversations ever. Cracks me up every time I read his posts. His posts mainly focus on sarcastic analysis of crazy patients. Which include just about everyone. I just started reading, but I love it.
Random Acts of Medicine: Female doctor, wet-behind-the-ears intern working at a large US hospital. She says she looks like Lexie Grey (from the show Grey's Anatomy), which sort of makes me put Lexie's character onto the blog writer. Fortunately, I like Lexie Grey (except she really should be with Mark), so it's all good in the hood. I could read her posts every day; I love them. They are relevant to how she feels about medicine, her intern year and the patients she sees, and most interestingly, the things she is learning along the way.
Doctor Grumpy in the House: A blog dedicated to whining. No really, it's in the description of the blog! Doctor Grumpy is the proverbial fed-up doctor (he really could be anyone). His blog is a bit of a hodge-podge about everything from his family vacations (in which he tore Legoland a new one) to his encounters in his practice to funny links his readers send in to him. Sometimes, I get the feeling that he just may not be as Grumpy as he seems though. I can totally see him pulling a Grinch move and giving free healthcare for all on Christmas. I see through you Dr. Grumpy.
Table for One: Female doctor becoming an internist. Not exactly sure where in her education she is. She writes about everything; I find her posts very emotionally charged. I like that she writes about being single as well; I think it's so important to be comfortable with yourself.