Friday's Digest

The Newsletter for Doctors & Scientists

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.

Past Issues:

Friday's Digest #94 - Slow Productivity, Saying No, and Opinions That Don’t Matter - June 14th, 2024

Friday's Digest #93 - Why You Should Start a Journal Today - June 7th, 2024

Friday's Digest #92 - Printed Books, E-Books, or Audiobooks. What’s the Best Way to Read? - May 31st, 2024

Friday's Digest #91 - I Have an Idea. It’s Called “Write with Me”. You’re the First to Hear About It. - May 24th, 2024

Friday's Digest #90 - How Getting Up at 5:00 am Can Be Exactly What You Need - May 17th, 2024

Friday's Digest #89 - Why Do Doctors and Scientists Need to Keep Proving Themselves? - May 10th, 2024

Friday's Digest #88 - Money, Fellowships, and Post Docs. Is It Worth the Money? - May 3rd, 2024

Friday's Digest #87 - The 0/1 Principle: Why You Should ALWAYS Take Action (Instead of Doing Nothing) - April 26th, 2024

Friday's Digest #86 - How to Prepare Yourself for The Most Important Lecture of Your Life - April 19th, 2024

Friday's Digest #85 - How to Film a Video Abstract as a Doctor or a Scientist - April 12th, 2024

Friday's Digest #84 - Why Doing Nothing Is Doing Something - Apri 5th, 2024

Friday's Digest #83 - From Follower to Leader: Creating Your Own Newsletter - March 29th, 2024

Friday's Digest #82 - How to Gain Attention on Social Media as a Doctor or a Scientist - March 22nd, 2024

Friday's Digest #81 - Should Doctors and Scientists Have Their Own Website? - March 15th, 2024

Friday's Digest #80 - How Much Are You Willing to Sacrifice to Receive More Training as a Doctor or Scientist - March 8th, 2024

Friday's Digest #79 - How I  Keep Calm: The 2-20-2-20 Rule - March 1st, 2024

Friday's Digest #78 - Relocation: 4 Things From Home I Miss the Most - February 23rd, 2024

Friday's Digest #77 - ChatGPT: A Tool or a Trap for Doctors and Scientists? - February 16th, 2024

Friday's Digest #76 - Finally, a Reading App I Can Use for EVERYTHING - February 9th, 2024

Friday's Digest #75 - How to Stay Focused: 4 Tools I Use Every Day - February 2nd, 2024

Friday's Digest #74 - About Quitting - January 26th, 2024

Friday's Digest #73 - The Huge Benefits (and Downside) of Having a PhD - January 19th, 2024

Friday's Digest #72 - Hush Hour: The Power of Silence in a Busy Life - January 12th, 2024

Friday's Digest #71 - Should You Turn Your Hobby into a Career? - January 5th, 2024

Friday's Digest #70 - Bored with Research? 3 Ways to Make It Fun - December 29th, 2023

Friday's Digest #69 - Goodbye, Desk: How I Enjoy the Freedom of a Mobile Office - December 22nd, 2023

Friday's Digest #68 - Fellowship Decision: Are We Coming Back Home? - December 15th, 2023

Friday's Digest #67 - Is It Possible To Work Hard All The Time and Enjoy Life? - December 8th, 2023

Friday's Digest #66 - Newspaper, Radio, and Vinyl Records: How I Returned to Analog and Why You Should Too - December 1st, 2023

Friday's Digest #65 - Social Media Has Replaced Teachers and Parents. And This is Why It’s So Bad - November 24th, 2023

Friday's Digest #64  - My Second Brain - November 17th, 2023

Friday's Digest #63 - Relocation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - November 10th, 2023

Friday's Digest #62 - Can We Be Happy Again? - November 3rd, 2023

Friday's Digest #61 - Pictures of the Parents You Never Knew - October 27th, 2023

Friday's Digest #60 - The “World” Doesn’t Care - October 20th, 2023

Friday's Digest #59 - Wars, Childhood, and Being Away - October 13th, 2023

Friday's Digest #58 - Is Cheating on Exams Worth It? - October 6th, 2023

Friday's Digest #57 - 3 Tools to Make Your Job More Enjoyable - September 29th, 2023

Friday's Digest #56 - 3 Things I Know Today I Wish I Had Known When I Was 30 - September 22nd, 2023

Friday's Digest #55 - Why is It So Hard to Learn Something New After the Age 35? Two Studying Tools that Changed My Life - September 15th, 2023 

Friday's Digest #54 - Afraid to Speak in Public? 3 Reasons Why You Should Do It Anyway - September 8th, 2023

Friday's Digest #53 - Behind the Scenes of Being a PhD Student - September 1st, 2023

Friday's Digest #52 - What Computer Should I Buy as a Doctor or a Scientist? - August 25th, 2023

Friday's Digest #51 - Stop Zooming Wrong: 4 Zoom Lecture Mistakes & How to Correct Them - August 18th, 2023

Friday's Digest #50 - 9 Things I Learned from Writing a Newsletter For a Year - August 11th, 2023

Friday's Digest #49 - What's it Like Speaking with an Accent - August 4th, 2023

Friday's Digest #48 - 3 Secrets for Taking Great Pictures - July 28th, 2023

Friday's Digest #47 - Turning Failure into Fuel: 3 Actions I Take After Failing - July 21st, 2023

Friday's Digest #46 - Do More Degrees Mean a Better Doctor? - July 7th, 2023

Friday's Digest #45 - 4 Secrets to Achieve High Satisfaction Scores from Your Students - June 30th, 2023

Friday's Digest #44 - 4 Signs that Make it Obvious You Used ChatGPT to Write Your Content - June 23rd, 2023

Friday's Digest #43 - Three Most Important Research Habits Any Clinician Should Have - June 16th, 2023

Friday's Digest #42 - How I Find Time for Everything I Do - June 9th, 2023

Friday's Digest #41 - How Much Do We Pay to Live in the USA? - June 2nd, 2023

Friday's Digest #40 - My Secrets to Delivering a Great Public Lecture - May 26th, 2023

Friday's Digest #39 - Is Not Having Enough Sleep Bad for You? - May 19th, 2023

Friday's Digest #38 - I Watched TV for 5 Hours Every Day. What Have I Learned? - May 12th, 2023

Friday's Digest #37 - Parenthood and Ambition - May 5th, 2023

Friday's Digest #36 - How I Use AI as a Surgeon-Scientist - April 28th, 2023

Friday's Digest #35 - How Society Perceives Failure - April 21st, 2023

Friday's Digest #34 - What is your default answer, “Yes” or “No”? - April 14th, 2023

Friday's Digest #33 - How to Read Manuscripts Productively and Manage References - April 7th, 2023

Friday's Digest #32 - Turning Dreams into a Reality: How to Get Accepted into Fellowship - March 31st, 2023

Friday's Digest #31 - A Journey into Shay’s Head - March 24th, 2023

Friday's Digest #30  - Internal Motivation and Failure - March 17th, 2023

Friday's Digest #29 - Having a Baby while Relocating to the USA - March 10th, 2023

Friday's Digest #28 - How to Deal with Fear - March 3rd, 2023

Friday's Digest #27 - How to Survive Residency - February 24th, 2023

Friday's Digest #26 - What I learned from writing a newsletter for 6 months - February 17th, 2023

Friday's Digest #25 - How to deal with burnout - February 10th, 2023

Friday's Digest #24 - Do Doctors need a Master's or PhD? - February 3rd, 2023

Friday's Digest #23 - How I read 1000 articles last year in 22 minutes a day - January 27th, 2023

Friday's Digest #22 - How embracing feedback will change your life - January 20th, 2023

Friday's Digest #21 - Why making money should never be your life’s goal - January 13th, 2023

Friday's Digest #20 - How I Failed,  …and wouldn't change a thing - January 6th, 2022

Friday's Digest #19 - 10 Steps to Take on Your First Day of Relocation - December 30th, 2022

Friday's Digest #18 - Should I become a dentist? - December 23rd, 2022

Friday's Digest #17 - How to start a new job - December 16th, 2022

Friday's Digest #16 - How to Help your Patients Quit Smoking - December 9th, 2022

Friday's Digest #15 - My Fellowship Experience - December 2nd, 2022

Friday's Digest #14 - Imposter Syndrome - November 25th, 2022

Friday's Digest #13 - How I Meditate - November 18th, 2022

Friday's Digest #12 - How I Fly - November 11th, 2022

Friday's Digest #11 - Minimalism - November 4th, 2022

Friday's Digest #10 - How I study - October 28th, 2022

Friday's Digest #9 - New York - October 22nd, 2022

Friday's Digest #8 - Physical Activity for Busy People - October 14th, 2022

Friday's Digest #7 - How to take great pictures - October 7th, 2022

Friday's Digest #6 - How I read books - September 30th, 2022

Friday's Digest #5 - Self-discipline - September 23rd, 2022 

Friday's Digest #4 - Prioritization - September 2nd, 2022

Friday's Digest #3 - Time management - August 26th, 2022 

Friday's Digest #2 - Sleep - August 19th, 2022 

Friday's Digest #1 - My First Newsletter - August 12th, 2022