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Healing Blade Dev Notes

July 4, 2009/0/0/

Happiness is figuring out game rules for a game that we think nerdcore med-students will have a lot of fun with. Last week while in Phoenix, Francis and I sat down with a beta build of the game and started card battling. Francis’ first rule iteration was actually pretty awesome, requiring only the odd playability […]

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Free Your Healthcare Data!

June 22, 2009/0/0/

Well, true believers, we’ve promised you more information and insight with this concept called Health 2.0, as you may have surmised from my last post.  True to our word, that is exactly what we are doing tonight – not only at NerdcorelLearning.com, but in conjunction with many other healthcare sites around the world, simultaneously.  As […]

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The Healing Blade

June 20, 2009/1/0/

For those of you who met us at the last AMSA conference in DC, you might have heard bits and pieces of a medical card game rumor. Well, let it be known that the rumor is indeed true. We here at Nerdcore Learning are developing the first microbiology-based strategy card game. Yes, if you can […]

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Up

June 8, 2009/0/0/

Just saw Up. Pixar have done it again, but you already knew that. I’ll try to keep my gushing to a manageable flow. I walked into Up purposefully not having watched any of the trailers, maintaining a media blackout of sorts. And while I enjoyed Wall-E, it didn’t resonate with me as other Pixar films […]

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Imminent Book Release: The Hospitalist Manual

May 31, 2009/18/0/

We’ve got a book coming out! Co-authored by Manish Mehta, MD,  it’s called the Hospitalist Manual. We’re super excited about it, but are a little torn on the final cover design. It would be ridiculously awesome if you dropped us a line as to which cover seemed to work for you. Interesting story on cover […]

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Ignorance is Anything but Bliss

May 29, 2009/0/0/

So it looks like that with the new Obama administration, Healthcare is finally getting the spot light it needed. Unfortunately, it actually needed this about 30 years ago. Yet, when you think about it, this is a problem that we dug ourselves into. If I had to choose one word to describe why we are […]

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A Nerdcore Look at the Amen Break

May 26, 2009/2/0/

Y’know being a Nerdcore Learner not only means that you are passionate about medicine. It defines a mutual appreciation for people that are similarly passionate about their own fields, whether it be in the arts or sciences. In my experience, the very best physicians were inevitably awesome at not only their chosen field but one […]

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Data Visualization and Shattering Eighties Era Presuppositions

May 26, 2009/0/0/

So I’m a big fan of gaming – which some might argue is just entertainment-based data visualization. While doing a research fellowship at Hopkins, I got to interact with Matt Kim, an endocrinologist who did some awesome data visualization work with thyroid nodules. Trundling through the interwebs, I came across Hans Rosling’s talk on applying […]

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Calendar Update

May 24, 2009/0/0/

We’ve entirely revised and revamped the 2010 calendar and are super excited to have our design guru, Rich, grace it with one of his outstanding designs for the upcoming year. I appreciate the feedback we’ve gotten thus far from the student community and are striving to continually improve the product. Also, be sure to let […]

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CLC 2009 – The Transformative Power of Play

May 24, 2009/0/0/

So I’m heading back from CLC 2009. The talk went well and I can largely thank my two fellow presenters for really delivering. We literally were up until midnight the night before tweaking both our talk and the game demos that Cy and Hon had built. All good things are tweaked at the last minute. […]

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