Anonymity and Social Media
Posted Apr 1, 2013
I'm going to have to wave good bye to this account.
The GMC recently introduced new guidelines that means doctors can't use social media anonymously.
We can use social media, and not say we are doctors, or we can use social media, say we are doctors and give our full name and GMC number!
I don't really want this to be the first thing that comes up when people google my name, so I'm going to have to stop using this account. I will shortly get another account in which I do not mention that I am a doctor.
Latest reply: Apr 1, 2013
213 days to write a Thesis.
Posted Nov 29, 2012
Today I found out the start date for my new job. This is a good thing, the downside is that means I only have 213 days of my current job to finish this little PhD thing.I am planning on getting a celebratory tattoo on the day I get my PhD. I haven't decided what yet, , but it has to be scientifically accurate. On bad days I fantasie about getting my letters tattooed on my arm... You may not see me much about these parts. (Obviously if I hadn't spent so much time on saving h2g2 I wouldn't be panicking so much, but then there might not be these parts to see me around)...
The Supervisors, aka Prof Bosses are experienced supervisors, they have made it clear that not getting a PhD is not an option. It would reflect badly on their department. Prof B is the national Stroke Tsar, sadly Prof A is not the national stroke Tsarina and they are not opening nominations for a rasputin. They have told me the thing to do is to write about 8 papers, get them published, and then cut and paste them into a thesis. The advantage of this i that the reviewers will ask the questions that are likely to be asked in the viva. So far I've written 1, there is another one on my desktop, which is on version 2. All the other supervisors get their students to write a thesis and then work on the papers. When I feel nervous I think how many other students they've supervised...
Today I was working on a lecture I am giving on Wednesday, for the lecture I needed information that will be part of Chapter 4, so I wrote three tables that will be in Chapter 4. This will be the next paper.
Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012
A Challenge for you: can you create your own conspiracy theory..
Posted Nov 23, 2012
Inspired by this I'm wondering if we can create our own conspiracy theory..
We just need to start a semi-plausible rumor that appeals to someone's intrinsic prejudice and spread it around the internet.
We can get started here:
Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012
Z'sNaJoPoMo - NaJoMoRoundUP
Posted Nov 12, 2012
So my NaJoPoMo for the 12th is a Round up of some of the most amusing bits of NaJoPoMo.
Today has been of limited interest. I am writing up my PhD. I drove to work. I wrote on a computer. I spoke to Prof 2 briefly. I wrote more on a computer P=0.0001 I was happy. I wrote some more. I came home...I took a young person out with the befriending scheme, which I can't post about on the internet.
This year NaJoPoMo has been more adventurous, intrepid posters have experimented with different forms, and there has been some great reads. Of course there are the lovely slice of life journals. The ones that give you such an insight into the life of the fellow h2g2ers and helps you feel you really know them better. But this month people are being more experiment.
Minor Vogon Poet has been posting a Haiku a day F3509477?thread=8297640&latest=1
Beatrice has also been posting in verse F84431?thread=8297624
The Perils of Paulh have me sniggering almost every day... can you catch the literary references? U176638
Whilst we're talking about sniggering read the exciting adventures of a litter bin on twitter brought to you by Icy North. F131941?thread=8297973&latest=1
Dmitri's been bringing us film clips on a daily basis: F2130683?thread=8297635&latest=1
Then Sol has been bringing us a todder's guide to the sights of London: U138596
Latest reply: Nov 12, 2012
Z's NaJoPoMo 'Random Rambles'
Posted Nov 7, 2012
I soon realised that I don't have enough to write about academia, culture, and the country.
Whilst listening to the radio this a few weeks ago I was struck by the fact that so much of the media about about brining me opinions from uninformed people. As I had to drive somewhere during the day I found that I was listening to a phone in where people who didn't know anything about current events got airtime to talk about them. All linked together by a presenter who didn't know anything about the event in question.
When will this all end?
Is the next step film reviews by people who have never seen the film? Restaurant reviews by people who haven't visited the establishment in question?
Ahh yes, we have thoughts on the care of the dying by someone who knows sod all about it:
I could give my personal opinions about the liverpool care pathway. But I haven't practiced clinical medicine since 2010, (other than the odd locum shift) so I am in fact uninformed as well.
I suggest you do read the opinions of someone who is a) a doctor who works in the field of palliative medicine, and b) not expected to live more than a year. An informed opinion:
Latest reply: Nov 7, 2012