Did you know? That if a patient has Streptococcus bovis in their blood it is customary to screen them for colon cancer? The bacteria looks kinda pretty in this photo from Cancer Therapy Advisor. Microbiology is one of my favorite topics! Previously scientists stated that 100 trillion bacteria reside in/on our bodies but that 1970s … Continue reading Streptococcus bovis bacteremia and colon cancer
Dressing for the clinic as a female med student can be difficult. You have to be comfortable in your business casual (no jeans!) for your 8-10 hr days when you are constantly on your feet going back and forth between clinic rooms and the back room with all the computers so you can write your notes. … Continue reading What to wear during Clinicals
You are on your obgyn or family rotation and the resident asks you to calculate the due date for pregnancy. Using Naegele's rule and the first day of the woman's last menstrual cycle follow the steps below: (1) Add one year (2) Subtract three months (3) Add seven dates Example the due date is 18 April 1017. … Continue reading Oh baby! Calculating the due date.