iPhone Medical Software Review

Today I’ll be reviewing four useful medical applications for the Apple iPhone: Eponyms, DxSaurus, Lab Values, and ECG Guide. Each of these are good applications in their own right, and each one serves a different purpose in the day to day practice of medicine. Continue reading

Acid-Base Disorders: An Overview

Acid-base disorders are commonly encountered in medicine. It is therefore important for the practitioner to know how to accurately interpret acid-base information as obtained from arterial blood gases, serum chemistries, urine electrolytes, and other sources. The below table can be used to quickly evaluate acid-base disorders. Continue reading

Intern Survival Guide – Mobile Interface Overview

The video below demonstrates the mobile interface for the Intern Survival Guide. Covered is how to get to the website, how to navigate, how to search, and how to add a quick link for future use.

Intern Survival Guide – http://wiki.sbuim.com

If the below video will not play because you institution blocks YouTube, the video is mirrored here.

From Good to GREAT

Stony Brook Internal Medicine Peer Mentoring Program

So this afternoon, I get the distinct pleasure of being part of a new project here at Stony Brook Internal Medicine.

Under the direction of our wonderful associate Program director Dr. Rachel Wong, we have started a peer mentoring program in our residency program. Along with one of our chief resident’s Dr. Ali Sheikh, this afternoon we will continue this very cool project.

Mentoring is a broad concept, and everyone has different ideas about it. Today’s workshop will go into some very specific elements of mentoring such as “Mission Statements”, “Personal Networking Maps” ” Peer Check-ins, ” and more.

As a physician and especially as a young trainee, I may walk into this asking, what is this really about? Is this useful? It’s not about diseases, it’s not about evidence based medicines, it’s not about diagnostic tests or the latest drug developments, it’s not about patient care.  So what’s the point of committing 3 hours of potentially valuable resident time to such a project?

Well, when I take a step back and look at this, the program to me is about 1 thing.


It’s about going from Good to Great. Continue reading

The Official Stony Brook Intern Survival Guide

A web-based version is coming!

This version will utilize a Wikipedia–style interface. The new wiki site will be located at http://wiki.sbuim.com and is a project of sbuim.com.

While a date for completion is not yet decided, it is expected that the wiki will be available within the next 1 to 2 months.

Thank you for your patience while this exciting project is planned and completed!

Intern Cards

Helpful information for new interns

Sample excerpt:


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ICU Survival Guide

Useful survival guide that I found online during intern year

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