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Friday's Digest - The Newsletter for Doctors & Scientists

by Shay Sharon DMD, MD, PhD

For two decades, I've been developing tools that have improved my practice in medicine, dentistry, and scientific research. Join me every Friday to discover a new tool you can integrate into your workflow as a doctor, a scientist, or both. I believe in sharing knowledge, embracing automation, boosting productivity, and finding joy in the process.

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Slow Productivity, Saying No, and Opinions that Don’t Matter

Slow Productivity, Saying No, and Opinions That Don’t Matter “Slow Productivity” is a nice concept. Do less and achieve more. But for doctors and scientists, it doesn’t work this way. Sorry, Cal Newport. Friday’s Digest #94 ✍️ Write With Me Does scientific writing consume too much of your time and seem inefficient? Join “Write With Me” to achieve more writing in less time, freeing up time to do what you love. Write With Me Table of contents Preface Main Article Readers’ Favorite Stuff Preface...

5 days ago • 4 min read

Why You Should Start a Journal Today Writing a journal can transform your life. Here's how. Friday’s Digest #93 ✍️ Write With Me Does scientific writing consume too much of your time and seem inefficient? Join “Write With Me” to achieve more writing in less time, freeing up time to do what you love. Write With Me Table of contents Preface Main Article Readers’ Favorite Stuff Preface Final Month of Fellowship It has been quite a ride. Just two years ago, I finished my medical internship, a...

12 days ago • 5 min read

Printed Books, E-Books, or Audiobooks. What’s the Best Way to Read? E-books and audiobooks have come a long way over the last few years. Let's explore which ones are the best for you. Friday’s Digest #92 ✍️ Write With Me Does scientific writing consume too much of your time and seem inefficient? Join “Write With Me” to achieve more writing in less time, freeing up time to do what you love. Write With Me Table of contents Preface Main Article Readers’ Favorite Stuff Preface A few words about...

19 days ago • 6 min read

I Have an Idea. It’s Called “Write with Me”. You’re the First to Hear About It. Does scientific writing consume too much of your time and seem inefficient? Introducing "Write With Me". Friday’s Digest #91 🔊 Friday's Digest Podcast In a hurry? Don’t feel like reading? Listen to the podcast by clicking here or choose your favorite platform: Spotify Apple Podcasts YouTube Podcasts Table of contents Preface Main Article Readers’ Favorite Stuff Preface This week's newsletter is different. I want...

26 days ago • 4 min read

How Getting Up at 5:00 am Can Be Exactly What You Need Do you have a dream project you have never found time for? This is how I solved it— the 5-5-5 system. Friday’s Digest #90 🔊 Friday's Digest Podcast In a hurry? Don’t feel like reading? Listen to the podcast by clicking here or choose your favorite platform: Spotify Apple Podcasts YouTube Podcasts Table of contents Preface Main Article Readers’ Favorite Stuff Preface Do you have a dream project you’ve never found time for? It could be a...

about 1 month ago • 4 min read

Why Do Doctors and Scientists Need to Keep Proving Themselves? When you're a student, you're used to being tested all the time. As you gain seniority, you'll reach your comfort zone. Is it good or bad? Friday’s Digest #89 🔊 Friday's Digest Podcast In a hurry? Don’t feel like reading? Listen to the podcast by clicking here or choose your favorite platform: Spotify Apple Podcasts YouTube Podcasts Table of contents Preface Main Article Readers’ Favorite Preface I scored 115 on my TOEFL. For...

about 1 month ago • 6 min read

Money, Fellowships, and Post Docs. Is It Worth the Money? Are you considering advanced training but unsure because of the money? Plus, Ronin X6 Headlight review. Friday’s Digest #88 🔊 Friday's Digest Podcast In a hurry? Don’t feel like reading? Listen to the podcast by clicking here or choose your favorite platform: Spotify Apple Podcasts YouTube Podcasts Table of contents Preface Main Article Readers’ Favorite Stuff Preface Living in Boston is expensive. So expensive. For those interested in...

about 2 months ago • 5 min read

The 0/1 Principle: Why You Should ALWAYS Take Action (Instead of Doing Nothing) Sometimes you have to choose: Take action or enjoy life more. What will you choose? Friday’s Digest #87 🔊 Friday's Digest Podcast In a hurry? Don’t feel like reading? Listen to the podcast by clicking here or choose your favorite platform: Spotify Apple Podcasts YouTube Podcasts Table of contents Preface Main Article Preface Today's newsletter will be brief. I'm writing it from the TKTS line in Times Square, New...

about 2 months ago • 3 min read

How to Prepare Yourself for The Most Important Lecture of Your Life How do you prepare for the most important lecture of your life? Use these 4 principles to transform it into something extraordinary. Friday’s Digest #86 🔊 Friday's Digest Podcast In a hurry? Don’t feel like reading? Listen to the podcast by clicking here or choose your favorite platform: Spotify Apple Podcasts YouTube Podcasts Table of contents Preface Main Article Readwise Reader Preface This week, firstborn and secondborn...

2 months ago • 5 min read

How to Film a Video Abstract as a Doctor or a Scientist Scientific videos are becoming more popular, and are sometimes even required. Filming can be overwhelming. Let’s make it simple. Friday’s Digest #85 🔊 Friday's Digest Podcast In a hurry? Don’t feel like reading? Listen to the podcast by clicking here or choose your favorite platform: Spotify Apple Podcasts YouTube Podcasts Table of contents Preface Main Article Readers’ Favorite Stuff New Video Alert! How do you build your schedule...

2 months ago • 5 min read
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