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Up late and just need a good old fashioned nerdy, academic laugh or two to the get a good night’s sleep? You’re possibly at the right place…

Dr. Glaucomflecken (Dr. Will Flanary, MD in real life) is a two-time cancer survivor and ophthalmologist. He uses humor to help biomedical academics and medical professionals manage stress, and he does so in a characteristic style which is both light hearted yet pointed. Dr. Glaucomflecken / Flanery has rapidly become, in my view, this genre’s iconoclast. His many short (some longer) videos are on YouTube: Dr. Glaucomflecken. A few particularly relevant examples, and other humor pieces, appear below.

Nature Needs A Reviewer
Academic Publishing
Academic journals doing crime
How to ace your neurosurgery residency interview
The neuro exam is non-focal
Never Chart In The Emergency Department
Bill Orders Antibiotics
Fighting Trousers - Professor Elemental
Interdisciplinary Madness