Viewpoints

Latest views, polls and opinions on orthopaedic and musculoskeletal health topics from members of the Orthogate Community.

Wonder what Steve Case has been up to since he left AOL? Well, it seems he has set his sites on revolutionizing health care. RevolutionHealth launched a few weeks ago. I don’t know if this is “the one”, since many other techies have blunted their lances on the dysfunctional, entrenched windmill that is the US Healthcare “System” (and I use the term “system” loosely since I would suggest that the system more resembles a giant Ponzi scheme). Anyway, not to let a good opportunity to take a wild ride escape me, I’ve created a blog (you’ll have to search for it) on RevolutionHealth and will plan to contribute as much intellectual property derived from the assets of Medical Multimedia Group that I can. Viva la revolucione! Randale

Read more ...

“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential” ~Winston Churchill   DOR ... May-o-nnaise  

Read more ...

“My education was interrupted only by my schooling” ~Winston Churchill

Read more ...

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.” ~Galileo Galilei

Read more ...

“Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.” ~Douglas MacArthur

Read more ...

“The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

Read more ...

When you start getting down to the last few, it gets really hard to pick those last few. Some are it's about untapped talent, others a great voice, and still others there is something special, the it factor. You may disagree with some of that Randy, Simon, and Paula choices, but they do have experience. They see something. Sometimes I disagree and others I have to agree. They have been choosing contestants for years and know what works.  

Read more ...

So, interview season has come to an end. Most of you who are in the process of applying for residency are making your rank list. You may have had X number of interviews, liked Y number of programs, and have a list in your head of who you think is the best for you. So, how do you make your rank list? This is very difficult as you probably already know. So, this is my opinion. I think you really need to understand yourself. You need to look at your past and look at what has worked for you. I feel it is more of an introspective process.

Read more ...

Music is wonderful, wouldn't you say. Songs inspire; bring back past memories. Both tragedy and joy can be tied to one song. The same lyrics can have separate meaning to different people. Change the vocalist and a crowd favorite can become a dud. American Idol is great, watching all of these hopefuls, and some freaks, get up there and sing their hearts out. Sometimes causing pain to my ears. We love watching people on both ends of the spectrum, the highs and the lows. And Simon Cowell is the driving force behind the whole thing. It is his British brashness and true honesty, sometimes may be a little mean, that we thrive on. I like him because he has the balls to say you suck.

Read more ...

With shows like Grey's Anatomy glorifying the life of surgical residents, I have a feeling that the number of students who choose to go into the surgical subspecialties will increase. It will probably be like what ER did for emergency medicine and CSI did for criminalists. Not that surgery ever needed to be promoted. It has always been seen as a great specialty but a poor life style. With the 80hr work week restrictions, it has been less intimidating from the life style stand point, and with shows like Grey's Anatomy and Dr. 90210, it is becoming more high profile. I predict the numbers of applicants will increase. In orthopaedics, we really don't need an increase in applications.

Read more ...

Submit Community Content

If you have orthopedic information that you would like to share with the Orthogate Community, please register/login and submit your news, event, job, article, case or workshop from the Submit Content menu under the My Account area. Learn more!