The Break Room

The Break Room

A look at the social side of medicine

How Do We Solve a “Problem” Like Millennials?

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
I recently moved and, while I was packing, unearthed one of my daughter’s old trophies with the inscription: “Summer Bowling League Participant.” Yes, we live...

Hank’s SMILE

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
A look at the social side of medicine. In this edition, Jose A. Bufill, MD, shares the story of a patient who was helped...

@BldCancerDoc, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Twitter

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
I am a recent convert to Twitter. For a while, I was the average Twitter Joe – following a few important people and being followed mainly...

The Work-Life Spectrum

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
I wish we had a better term for the relationship between work and life, because, in my understanding, “work-life balance” suggests that in order...

Academia or Industry: Choose Your Own Adventure

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Every year, at events that cause me to reflect on where I’ve been, and what I have left to accomplish, like the ASH annual...

Crossing the Generational Divide

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
“Millennials” or “Generation Y,” those of us born in the early 1980s who came of age around the turn of the century, don’t have...

Work-Life Balance: Something’s Gotta Give

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Today, the term “work-life balance” is ubiquitous in discussions about our working lives, and everyone has an opinion about its validity, how we can...

Current Issue

March 2017, Volume 3, Issue 4

This issue takes a look at diversity in the medical education system, provides a hematology drug pipeline update, and more.