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All Over Again

Ten years ago I arrived in Loma Linda, California and attempted to meet the three other naïve souls in my MD/PhD program, only to discover every last one of them was cool enough to have…Continue readingAll Over Again

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Cult of Ignorance

If only he were alive today…Continue readingCult of Ignorance

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Life Long Reads

Inside the PhD Program

Somehow I managed to sleep for twelve hours last night. I thought I’d take a “short nap” at around 8 PM, and basically ended up waking at 8 AM this morning. Huh. Oh, also it’s…Continue readingInside the PhD Program

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Operation Turkey Cook

Let’s start with the news you were dying to hear: Operation Turkey Cook was a success. In addition to preparing a delicious bird, Rachel and I created a sumptuous feast that is bound to have…Continue readingOperation Turkey Cook

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Is “Academic Integrity” a Significant Issue or Just Another Moral Panic?

This story showed up on TechDirt the other day and it dovetails nicely with another “hot button” topic in academia we’ve been discussing in class: Plagiarism. Over the past several years, the academic world has…Continue readingIs “Academic Integrity” a Significant Issue or Just Another Moral Panic?

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Here’s the Windup

We’ve got our second test on Monday, so this week I’ve been more and more occupied with studying and preparing for that. In other words, I’m going to be less busy starting this coming Tuesday.…Continue readingHere’s the Windup

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First Test Down

My grad school class had its first test yesterday. I’d say that it went pretty well, and not just because the multiple-choice section was accidentally made from the answer key. The essay questions will likely…Continue readingFirst Test Down

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Round and Round We Go

Studying has more or less pushed me underground for the past week—we’ve got our first biochem test tomorrow. A side effect is that I’ve been unwittingly collecting pictures of metabolic cycles drawn (and redrawn) on…Continue readingRound and Round We Go