Men’s Style in Med School

This post is a large departure from the normal tech and medicine I blog about. 

Medical school is a huge time commitment. Studying takes up most of my day, rendering other normal life tasks crammed into small windows of time. One normal life task I’ve neglected for a long time was my clothing. For the most part, I’ve been operating with whatever clothes I had from college (i.e. a hodgepodge assortment of jeans, sweaters, slacks, and t-shirts) and I haven’t thought to actually create my own style. 

I realized recently that as a professional student, I should probably dress the part. Yet, with medical school actively requiring me to study, I don’t have blocks of time to go shopping. If only I could automate my sartorial tendencies. 

Enter Frank & Oak. Before you go Googling, keep reading for a discount! 

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Somehow I ended up here through LadyKay's blog, and I am in awe of this beautiful, beautiful design. I love the white colour and the simplicity. Well done!

Asked by argentumx

Thank you! I like it as well; simplicity tends to help you focus on the writing. White space seems to be at a premium on the Internet these days.

You might enjoy the site design of my company, Lean On, too then. 

Tinder-ize Medicine


The dating app Tinder has been a viral success. Why is it so popular? It simplifies a seemingly complex social interaction into a left-or-right swipe.

While the distillation of romance into a swipe gesture can be seen as shallow, Tinder’s user experience is useful to think about in and of itself. There’s a large algorithm crunching numbers behind the scene to distill volumes of data into a single yes-or-no interaction for the user. 

It effectively unloads the users’ cognitive burden.

What if we could do the same for medicine? Granted, we don’t want doctors completely unloading their cognitive processes, but the potential is there for more mundane tasks - shift scheduling, billing, or other more ordinary duties. Unload the tedious so providers can focus on the important. Perhaps that will lead to medicine’s first viral app. 

Button clicks are passé. Swipes are the new chic.

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