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Breakfast with ADA President Dr. Gist

On Friday, May 13th, I will have the pleasure of having breakfast with Dr. Gist and a few other of my schoolmates at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gist will be here to speak at the Class of 2011 commencement ceremony. Dr. Gist was invited by UMN administrators, faculty and staff involved in planning the… Read more »

ASDA President Makes ADA Homepage!

Just a quick kudos for today’s post! ASDA President Adam Shisler recently spoke to the ADA’s board of trustees. What’s more, the news made the ADA’s homepage! Not only is this a great clip for Adam to post on his refrigerator, but it sends the message that the ADA respects the student perspective and is… Read more »

Social Media and Professionalism

We’ve talked about Facebook here before. But last week, a blog post in the Health section of caught my eye. “Should Your Doctor Be on Facebook?” discusses the risks of health professionals engaging in social media. Danielle Ofri, MD, explores the topic: For doctors like me who have waded into social media, however gingerly,… Read more »

Never forget to live life!

Two weeks ago I flew from NYC to sunny California for the Coachella Arts and Music Festival. This year’s line up included hundreds of artists: Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Mumford and Sons, The Strokes, Lauryn Hill, Cee Lo Green… just to name a few. When I was planning the trip, I knew… Read more »

Win $2,000: ADA Ethics Video Contest

If you were at the ADA’s or ASDA’s Annual Session, you watched last year’s winning video from the ADA Ethics Video Contest (stills at right). University of Washington students, Phillip Cronin, Blake Hillstead and Brad Jonnes, won first place with a monetary award of $2000 with the video, “Dentethics.” Kei Chan, Hai Do and Levon… Read more »

A tobacco free MLB season?

Spring is here to stay, bringing with it the advent of Major League Baseball.  Major League Baseball conjures up many iconic images, including hot dogs, peanuts and players with a wad of chewing tobacco tucked in their cheek.  Come 2012, the latter may not be true. A March 2011 ADA News article highlighted a major… Read more »

Happy Easter!

In the spirit of Easter, I thought it would be fun to spotlight a very special bunny.  Nope, I’m not talking about the Easter Bunny.  I’m talking about the one and only Dr. Rabbit.  Enjoy and Happy Easter. Dr. Rabbit’s World Tour by LDEJRuff ~Matthew Ronconi, UCLA ’12, Contributing Editor