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Archive for July, 2009

MIT opencourseware

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. If you’re looking to supplement your class notes with extra material or if you’re looking to brush up on a specific subject, why not start here? Most classes […]


my limits

My opinion is more and more that the point of internship is to push us to our breaking points. And then a little more. I’m fairly convinced that it won’t stop even at the breaking point. I’ve already seen a few people hit that wall and it hasn’t been pretty. Especially since after all the […]


response to a reader

A regular reader and commenter recently asked if the topic of a mudphudder’s PhD really matters toward the mudphudder’s residency and the long run in general. I apologize for the delayed response, but I’ve been getting slaughtered on the wards so I wanted to wait until I got some time off (now) to give you […]


the residency gods are fair… mostly

I have come to grips with the fact that at the end of the day, the residency Gods are mostly fair. I think. At least so far. On some days I take the worst beating of my life. On those days I feel like I have done something to anger the Gods. More than likely […]



Hey Everyone! This post is meant to test out a new app I downloaded so I can write posts from my cell phone. I hope this works…


nih grant codes – is k08 a grant or a type of submarine ?

How many times have you heard people talking about R01 grants or K22 grants and you’re like, “what the hell is he talking about?”  A lot for me.  Many years went by in medical and graduate school where I would hear people talking about these different NIH grants without any clue about what each grant was for.  Eventually I learned about some […]


an apt comparison

Not too long ago, someone happened onto the mudphudder blog by searching:   are med school and grad school the same on  Are med school and grad school the same?  No. Having been through both now, the best way I can put it is that medical school is like a four year jail sentence: […]


fresh air

I think what I miss most about my previous life is fresh air.  These days I get mostly stuffy hospital air, with occasional whiffs of disinfectant.  This weekend is my golden weekend and I’m taking full advantage.  I’ve spent hours outside today.  I walked Back Bay, Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village and even a little in the West […]



Here’s a post I wrote earlier today on my phone: I’m not normal and my life clearly is not normal. I live in the hospital except for the few hours of sleep I get every night. I get my vitamin k  vitamin D (or lack there of) from fluorescent lights.  I’m wriing this entry as I […]


whazzup whazzup?

Yeah I should probably be going to bed, but fuck it, it’s been a while so I’ll blog   One of the realizations I’ve had in the last two weeks is that internship isn’t too too bad if you don’t have much of a life to begin with.  Luckily for me, I didn’t.  I mean […]