An emergency medicine doctor and blogger
Nicholas Genes is a resident physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York city. He organises Grand Rounds (see http://blogborygmi.blogspot.com), the weekly roundup of the best in medical blogging, by interviewing prominent medical bloggers. Tiago Villanueva caught up with him
Yes, and many of my colleagues tease me about it. “Is this conversation going to end up on your blog?” is a common refrain. But of course the conversations stay private. I make an effort to protect the identities of patients and coworkers, and even mask which hospital I'm working in. Originally I was really nervous about the blog. Residency is in some respects my first real job, and some administrators don't take kindly to having employees talk about their work online. So I was up front with the residency leadership about my activities, and I asked if they thought it was a liability. They urged me to be careful but have been quite supportive. Not only have I continued working with http://medgadget.com, an internet journal of emerging medical technologies, and my own blog, but I've started blogging our residency journal club discussions as well.
I really enjoy corresponding with