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
My fabulous friend, Brittany Cox, was gracious enough to participate in a written interview about Medical School, pursuing a Master's in Medical Science before Medical School and how she has maintained her sanity and loveliness throughout the entire process. She has helped maintain our school's Free Clinic by serving selflessly on Free Clinic Leadership as well … Continue reading Pursuing a Master’s in Medical Science before Med School, a Q&A.
One of my favorite bloggers, www.franishtheblog.com, posts list for gift ideas for medical students for all occasions! Check out the list at her site, or down below! With thousands of medical students across the country getting ready to graduate from medical school, I've received several requests for a gift guide...which luckily, I've been thinking about for … Continue reading Gift Ideas for Graduating Medical Students
I recently came across a fantastic resource for current developments in medicine. It is a weekly subscription to The Scope, check out one of their short and sweet articles below on the Placebo Effect. Nocebo Just like you feel worse when your friends remind you that you're working Friday night, patients feel worse when they're … Continue reading Placebo Effect
Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, House...there are countless of "Doctor" TV shows. Now I would hope that any sensible person would realize that these are excessive dramatizations of what happens in the hospital. BUT to clear things up Amanda Kirzner, DO, MPH has written a great article to enlighten everyone about the misconceptions of Hollywood Doctors. http://thedo.osteopathic.org/2014/09/greys-anatomy-vs-real-life-residency/ … Continue reading Grey’s Anatomy: Real life?
Free pharm flash cards based off of FA 2017: https://www.reddit.com/r/step1/comments/5mygxn/all_new_anki_pharm_deck_based_off_fa_2017/ Cover photo is a free photo from Pexel.com