What is a certified professional midwife? And why are so many doctors “anti-midwife”?

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For those who are new to the blog, this post was written by an OB/GYN resident whose own child was delivered by a midwife. It’s a bit of a departure from our usual fare, but today I wanted to address an issue that has been hotly debated recently: that of midwifery. There has been a lot of fuss lately about

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You may have noticed that there haven’t been a lot of new posts appearing on the blog lately. That is because your site administrator has been suffering from a bit of burnout. Burnout has been a hot topic lately in the world of resident education. If you are getting ready to graduate medical school and start internship, it’s worth taking

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The Blame Game: How we let ourselves off the hook at the patient’s expense

Today’s post is a bit more philosophical. Being a doctor is hard. It’s even harder when things go wrong. Most of the time, the things that go wrong aren’t our fault. They usually aren’t the patient’s fault, either, even if they are a direct result of the patient’s actions. How is that possible, you ask? If a patient comes in

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Essential Skills: How to Practice Suturing at Home

To get the academic year off on the right foot, I’m working on a series of reference-type pages on essential hands-on skills for medical students and residents: knot tying, suturing, vaginal deliveries, etc. To make the information easier to find as a reference, I am making these “pages” instead of blog posts, but I will be making a blog post every

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