Chris Lovejoy

By Chris Lovejoy

Hi! I'm Chris, a Cambridge medicine graduate now working as a doctor in London and exploring a career applying machine learning to medicine. Every weekend I send out an email sharing my experiences, life lessons as I learn them, and links to my favourite things on the internet. NOTE: THIS WEE... Read more

Hi! I'm Chris, a Cambridge medicine graduate now working as a doctor in London and exploring a career applying machine learning to medicine. Every weekend I send out an email sharing my experiences, life lessons as I learn them, and links to my favourite things on the internet.

NOTE: THIS WEEKLY EMAIL HAS NOW MOVED TO:
https://chrislovejoy.substack.com/

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#16・

The benefits of breaking routines

This week's video is on maintaining focus while studying (or doing any other activity prone to distractions) - you can watch it here.

 
#15・

Strategies for sleeping less: lessons from parenthood

The time agnostic approach

 
#14・

Matching tasks to moments: a method to maximise productivity (mmm)

The first thing I do is to categorise tasks, based broadly on difficulty. I personally use the four following categories: top tier tasks, middle tier / segmentable tasks, flexible tasks and mindless tasks. I'll explain these to demonstrate the principles of m…

 
#13・

Never Writing Ourselves Off (productivity lessons from parenthood)

I imagine this is a familiar experience for many, and a future reality for many more.After becoming a new parent in late 2019, it’s been a steep learning curve for me.Now, six weeks into this new reality, I wanted to take some time to reflect on my experience…

 
#12・

Avoiding Superficiality: The future of this weekly email

I shared an experimental video this week: it's 45 minutes of me reading and commenting on the latest papers applying AI to medicine.It was relatively easy to record and I really enjoyed it, but I'm aware a 45 minute video reduces the potential audience intere…

 
#11・

Defining Tasks and Next Steps: A productivity approach that changed my week

I'm currently in the process of editing and sharing a video series on productivity and my pipeline for studying. After dividing up my task of 'edit productivity videos' into manageable chunks 😛, I was able to edit and share the first two videos of the series.…

 
#10・

When good ideas flow

Have a great week!Chris

 
#9・

Machine learning in medicine in the 2020s: My thoughts

Lots of the information routinely used in medicine is based around relatively simple heuristics. For example, cut off levels for many tests are defined on a population basis – natural variation will mean that ‘abnormal’ variations outside of the ‘reference ra…

 
#8・

The power of our environment

What’s been most interesting for me, however, has been the impact setting this up has had on me. The feeling of ‘legit-ness’ of this studio space has me feeling very motivated to start recording audio and video, and even just sitting at the desk working on un…

 
#7・

Consumption vs Creation

No other links this week - haven't consumed very much (focussing on output!)Have a great week! (Merry Christmas and all that!)Chris

 
#6・

The benefits of a weekly review

Have a great week!Chris

 
#5・

On Decision-Making and Advice from Mentors

I have been thinking a lot recently about the decisions I make, and the process I take for making them: Decisions about how I spend my time, who I spend time with and about what I want to do with my life.I am aware of the finitude of life, and how important i…

 
#4・

3 Learnings From My Master's Degree So Far

Favourite QuoteFollowing in from the second point, I really love this quote from Tim Urban (and I would highly recommend his blog 'Wait But Why' for those not familiar):“If you don’t fully get it, it’s like a tree in your head with no trunk—and without a trun…

 
#3・

“Gradient Descent” towards life satisfaction

What is 'gradient descent'?A large part of machine learning is about learning the relationship between information we have (the ‘input’) and information we want to know (the ‘output’).In medicine, we may have a set of blood test results or a sequence of medic…

 
#2・

When things don’t go according to plan

I hope you have a fantastic week!Chris

 
#1・

My first weekly email newsletter: Starting from Zero

I’ve thought about starting an email newsletter for some time.However, when I look to successful* newsletters for inspiration, I’m often overwhelmed by how good they are, and in comparison, how far away I perceive myself to be. This makes me feel less confide…