Best Medical Blog 2010 Finalist

February 3, 2011 § 12 Comments

I woke up this morning to find The Sterile Eye has been chosen as one of five finalists for Best Medical Weblog in the 2010 Medical Weblog Awards, hosted by Medgadget!

I am honored and overwhelmed to be in such great company. Check out all the finalists here.

If you enjoy The Sterile Eye, please consider voting for me here. Voting will close 23:59:59 on Sunday, February 13, 2011 (EST).

Imagine Medicine Photo Contest

November 22, 2010 § 2 Comments has announced an exciting medicine-themed photo contest they call Imagine Medicine. The prize is an iPad.

We are looking for fascinating medical photography that… imagines medicine. Nothing is off the table: portraits, group shots, happy shots, tragic shots, clinical shots, photoshop illustrations, macro, micro, and anything in between. Can you imagine medicine, showcase it as art, and make us wonder?

To participate, simply upload your photographs to Flickr and tag them with “imaginemedicine” and “medgadget”, by 11:59pm ET on December 5, 2010.

You can see all the submitted photos here.

“My Medical Museum” Should Go On

July 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

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In May Medgadget announced a competition called My Medical Museum, that encouraged people to visit their local medical museum and post a presentation on the competition website. The winner was announced yesterday: Adam Simone presenting the Warren Anatomical Museum in Boston. A great presentation combining text, photos and graphics to give you a virtual stroll around the museum.

With only 6 entries, however, the potential of this competition has not been fully realized. In my opinion the submission time was too short (about a month) and the competition website is very counter-intuitive and hard to navigate. There’s no easy way to locate the entries or find the winner.

The idea is too good to end with this, so I suggest to the good people at Medgadget to convert the competition into an ongoing project and make the site more user-friendly. There should be plenty of people interested in submitting, even without a prize.

1800s Surgical Kit Explained

May 21, 2009 § 1 Comment

unboxing1Head over to MedGadget to see what’s hiding in this 19th century surgical kit. A fascinating look at pre-anesthesia surgery with Dr. Laurie Slater, editor of medical antiques website Phisick.

Vote for the 2008 Medical Blog Awards

January 5, 2009 § Leave a comment

Medical Blog AwardsThe Sterile Eye didn’t make it to the finals of the 2008 Medical Blog Awards, but some of my favorite blogs did:

Notes of an Anesthesioboist, other things amanzi, Reflections in a Head Mirror (all in the “Best literary medical weblog” category) and scan man’s notes (“Best clinical sciences weblog”).

Please head over to award host and cast your votes! The polls are open from Tuesday, January 6th, and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, January 18 (EST).

Medical Blog Awards nomination

January 1, 2009 § 5 Comments

Medical Blog AwardsJust discovered that I’ve been nominated for the 2008 Medical Blog Awards in the “Best Medical Technologies/Informatics” category. An honor indeed.

The finalists are announced on Monday, January 5th. The polls will then be open from Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, January 18, 2009 (EST).

Finally, the winners will be announced on Friday, January 23, 2009.

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