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Management Consulting for Medics

Management Consulting for Medics
By Mustafa Sultan • Issue #14 • View online
Hello friends,
Here’s an idea—
Reading scientific papers is really hard 😩. Here’s a paper that came out in Nature last week. They’re using AI to predict and prevent blindness from macular degeneration. Really cool.
But I don’t understand most of it.
So what do I do? I try and pick out key points. Then I see that it’s published in Nature, one of the world’s most respected journals. I trust it.
There’s a name for this fallacy: the appeal to authority. Andrew Wakefield’s destructive MMR/autism research was published in the Lancet for example.
To really understand it, I need a good understanding of ophthalmology, statistics and computer science 🧐
So what’s the idea?

This week’s podcast was a lot of fun. I spoke to Dr Charlotte Lee, the UK director of Big Health and former Management Consultant at KPMG.
You’re going to love this episode if you want to get inside the head of a super accomplished doctorpreneur. We cover—
  • What’s management consulting really like (all expensed trips to Vegas)!? 💰
  • How do you get your digital health solution into the NHS? 🏥
  • Why you need a performance coach 🧠 🦾
The Idea
Imagine being able to see annotations from leaders in the field when you read a paper. Like Genius but for academic papers 👇
🌳 Google mobility index shows that lockdown seems to be holding.
📉 Reasons we might not be seeing a second wave.
✈️ Where you’re most (and least) likely to be infected.
What I've Been Learning
This is seriously good. If you know how to install python, you can follow along and have a neural network coded in under an hour.
How to code a Neural Network to Predict Hospital Attendance // Coding for Medicine #2
What I've Been Reading
Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand
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