Thanks for the submissions. I think this will be another great edition and will be my very first, both in submitting as well as in hosting. I know that some hosts like themes or stories before they get to the submissions. I will, instead, just let the authors do the talking for this edition with some distinction between the specialties so you can go where you're most likely to read as well as peruse the minds of those around you.
This site is a product of my experiences as a Georgetown medical student (near the famous Dupont Circle) on academic sabbatical living in Amman, Jordan (near the not so famous Abdoun Circle). I plan to return to the U.S. in 2009 to complete a residency in emergency medicine. It is my hope to tell the stories of the many wonderful patients and diseases I have encountered, to describe health care in Jordan, and to elaborate (or maybe just ramble) on some of my thoughts about practicing medicine in a developing country. Thanks for reading!