Monday, February 3, 2014

New Project

In my opinion, there are a lot of funny medical bloggers out there. Am I right?

I've been considering doing a project in which I'd gather humorous stories (at least 500 words) from various medical professionals and publish them as a real book on Amazon. I'd give everyone who contributed something like an Amazon gift card. And I'd donate all profits to Red Cross.

I think it would be a really awesome book.

If I were to do this, would you consider contributing? Or know someone who would? You'd get to see your name in print and get to call yourself a paid author! Plus it's for charity so that can be your good deed for 2014. I can only use so much of my own material and still call it a compilation. I'd love to get lots and lots of different contributors.

It must be:

1) At least 500 words

2) Related in some way to medicine (med, pre-med, nursing, pharm)

3) Funny

4) Well written

Please let me know if you'd like to contribute!


29 comments:

  1. Emily McMedStudentFebruary 3, 2014 at 4:21 AM

    I am a first year med student, but I'd contribute! :-D great idea!

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  2. That would be great! My email is fizzziatrist@gmail.com btw.

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    1. just sent you an email with my piece today!

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  3. I don't have a blog, but I would like to contribute. Does it have to be a story? I think I could write a pretty funny entry of my most ridiculous psych consults. (i.e. "patient mean" and "patient on ventilator making abnormal eye movements: evaluate for depression").

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    1. As long as it's good writing!

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    2. Sorry wrote my responce in the wrong section!!! How about medical social workers? I have been working the med surg floors for 5 years..I have tons of stories

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  4. I'm a med student (not a blogger, but I often write fun stuff for my med school year's facebook page) and I'd love to contribute!

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  5. I'm a med student as well and would love to share some stories about our professors and their antics!

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  6. How about a pt. eye view of things. It is different for those in a prone position!

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    1. Interesting idea but I want to try to stay a little focused. Maybe one for you to do! :)

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  7. What would you want the word limit to be?

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    1. No limit. If it's too long I'll break it into 2 chapters.

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    2. How about medical social workers? I have been working the med surg floors for 5 years..I have tons of stories

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  8. What a great idea, Fizzy. I'm a second year med student and I'd be happy to contribute.

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  9. I would be willing to contribute, it's the least I could do after following this blog all the way through med school and residency...any particular topics taboo/off limits...there are a a few rather graphic, if amusing stories I could share

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  10. My husband was an ER nurse for 5 years, and a burn ICU nurse for the last year and a half. He's also an NP student. I'll ask him if he can think of anything. We can type it up and see what you think! (They're anonymous, right? We're changing actual facts etc. so no one is recognizable, right?)

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    1. As anonymous as you want it to be. Must be hipaa compliant also.

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  11. Yes, I'd be interested, I think. Does it have to be funny funny, or is sad-funny okay?

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  12. When should we email you our piece by? And just double checking - pre-med/post-bac entries are welcomed?

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  13. I think it would be a great book...I would love it!

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  14. hi fizzy, read your requirements and although i can fit into the 1 and 2...i am not sure i can guarantee 3 and 4...but anyway...here goes....here's the link to something i wrote on my blog which i found funny...if you do too- please feel free to take it on

    http://audialtempartem.blogspot.in/2013/09/to-see-is-not-to-do-ok.html

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    1. Funny! I'm looking for stories a bit longer though...

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  15. I'm a newly accepted med student but I have worked as a nursing aide for three years and I've got plenty of funny stories. I'd love to share if you'd have me (warning: even after all my schooling, I fail at commas :P)

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  16. Oh goodness. This sounds awesome. I don't think I have a funny bone in my body though. BUT I will try to think of something!

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