Feb 5, 2010

And The Winner Is... (Friday Links)

Forget about the Superbowl: the real clash of champions this week has concluded! Thanks to everyone who voted in The Big D Awards. The dust has settled and it's time to announce the winners!

The Big D for excellence in Nurse Blogging goes to...

Nurse Me is a critical care nurse blogger who used to be a bartender. Although it sounds like an advocacy blog for breastfed infants Nurse Me is, in fact, a very cool blog on nurses, patients, and healthcare in general. (Doctor D feels free to have some fun at the expense of her blog's name after what NurseMe said about At Your Cervix!) Doctor D is very new to Nurse Me, only having found her blog a week before nominating it for the Big D. Now she shall take her rightful place in the Ask An MD blogroll.

Nurse Me won the title of "most awesomest medblog in existence" with 57 out of the total 200 votes. The runners up were At Your Cervix and Call Bells Make Me Nervous.

Now for the Big D Award in Medical Student Blogging:

Wouldn't you know it those fiercely competitive medical students managed to tie for the Big D Award!

Several minutes after midnight when Doctor D dragged himself out of bed to certify the results he found that both Journey to MD and Asystole Is The Most Stable Rhythm were tied with 55 votes a piece! Okay you gunnersyou can both be the awesomest. You shall both be able to display your Big D Award and you both get a mug! Now back to studying!

The runner up is Old MD Girl.

The final contest was to see who could nominate the best nursing or med student blog that Doctor D didn't include, and alas in this quest everybody got a big FAIL.

Out of 17 comments there was only one nomination, and that was Asystole nominating a friend of hers. He's a medical student but he mostly blogs about other stuff like strange masks. Okay, whatever.

So Doctor D went out and found a totally cool new blog on his own: Scenic Drive!

It is the fascinating life of a Pediatric ICU nurse who is also applying to medical school. Her blog is the perfect addition to the links today. Now she's in the nursing links but hopefully soon she'll be moving to the med student links. Go check her out. Who knows? You may end up voting Scenic Drive for the 2011 Big D Award.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! The prizes are in the mail! (or will be a soon as the winners send Doctor D their addresses)
Doctor D had lots of fun with these awards! We'll have to do them again soon. Which blogging category should we vote on next?


Nurse Me said...

Thank you, Dr. D.
And yes, please feel free to poke fun at me all you want. If we can't laugh at ourselves....

Shawn Vuong said...

Congrats everyone!

Josiah O. Morris said...

Woohoo, congratulations, etc.!

Albinoblackbear said...

Awwww thanks Doc D!
You made my day!!
So do I get to post some sort of trophy on my sidebar now?? :) I'm so excited!! *breaks into bad dancing on the spot*.

I am feeling very homesick today so this was a nice pick-me-up.

Cheers and thanks again for all your support!

Old MD Girl said...


I had no idea so many people read my blog.

Prisca: said...

thanks for being such a good sport and answering my doc questions--

nice place you've got here!

Zac said...

Aww, this makes me feel all warm and fuzzy for the medblogging community.

Doctor D said...

Warm fuzzies is what medblogging is all about! It makes us tolerate the really hard job we do every day.

Anonymous said...

I suppose there's always next year...

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