Opportunity costs

I was recently informed that i should keep my cycling “habit” under wraps if I had plans of applying to competitive surgery residencies.  Apparently, the impression is that it eats too much time.

Alternatively, I hear emergency medicine docs love cycling and would welcome another of their kindred souls with open arms.  Pediatrics?

Incidentally, a bunch of med students from Tufts, UMass, Brown, and UConn are linking together a Boston-NYC cycling relay on April 17-18 in a “Tour to Insure.”  It’s going to be hard to keep that off the CV.

3 Responses to “Opportunity costs”

  1. danpugatch
    April 16th, 2009 | 8:40 am

    I think helmets should be the law just like with motorcycles. But also they should lower the price cause 35-50 bucks for something that you have to replace every few yeas is a turn off to a lot of people.

  2. danpugatch
    April 16th, 2009 | 8:41 am

    Perhaps helmets are free for ages 10 and under through their dr? Helmets can be bought at discount the first month the law is in acted?

  3. huffypuffy
    April 16th, 2009 | 6:35 pm

    The evidence is that kids will adopt helmets to 65% with the implementation of a law. It’s college students and adults who are too cool for school. In order to work, I think cops have to treat helmets like seatbelts – cite for not wearing in some states, cite in addition to a traffic violation in others.

    Another idea might be reduced liability for a driver who causes head injury in a cyclist with no helmet. Or have cops target riders with no helmets the same way people accuse them of targeting certain ethnicities.

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