I ran away to Montana for a few days and suddenly it’s October. I don’t know why these things often surprise me, yet sometimes they do- particularly the months that change on the weekend.
So, what do I think is interesting at the moment?
In the world of burns, this article is one of what I hope will be many looking prospectively at blood product transfusion in our patients. Thanks to my friend Tina Palmieri for her fearless leadership of this important multi center trial.
I’m excited to share this systematic review by my Utah colleagues examining endovascular vs. open repair of AAA. Hint: lower mortality, higher complication rate.
The October issue of the American Journal of Surgery is the annual Association of Women Surgeons issue. Regardless of gender or specialty, there’s pretty much something for everyone in there.
I hope this piece in Academic Medicine can help some of my pre-tenure friends and colleagues normalize their experience a bit. It’s not easy. It is worth it.
In place of a bonus reading recommendation this month, you get a bonus viewing recommendation. I am completely smitten with Simon Sinek‘s work right now and am obsessed with finding ways to incorporate it into academic medicine. Don’t know who he is? Here’s his TEDTalk on “How great leaders inspire action.” 18 minutes well-spent, I promise.
Happy Fall, y’all!