Keeping up with the Literature- The Circle of Academic Life
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Keeping up with the Literature- The Circle of Academic Life

Med Student- Reads entire article but does not know what any of it means
Interns- Uses journal as a pillow during nights on call
Residents- would like to read entire article but eats dinner instead
Chief Resident- skips articles entirely and read the classified
Junior Attending- Reads and analyses entire article in order to pimp medical students
Senior Attending- Reads abstracts and quotes the literature liberally
Research Attending- reads entire article, reanalyzes statistics and looks up all references, usually in the lieu of sex
Chief of Service: Reads references to see if he was cited anywhere
Private Attending- doesn't buy journals but looks for articles that makes it into Time or Newsweek
Emeritus Attending- reads entire article but does not understand what any of it means

Howard Bennet MD Feb19,1992 JAMA- A piece of my mind
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