Monthly Archives: October 2009

Bubble of Luck

My husband just finished reading a book entitled “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell, which discusses what goes into the creation of a successful person. Is it merely a matter of talent, education, socioeconomic status, free time to put towards a pursuit, or it is just a matter of luck? Of course it’s most likely a combination, […]


I’m back in Portland after 5 weeks of a psychiatry rotation in central Oregon, and am reflecting on the types of patients I saw and helped to treat. For every rotation we have a list of patient objectives that we have to fill out and return to the Dean’s office, to prove that the medical […]