01 10 / 2014

mddiaries:

Elle Woods inspired outfit today. 

YOU LOOK AWESOME!!!
#babesofmedblr

01 10 / 2014

Anonymous said: How to you keep your skin healthy with your hectic schedule?

1. Drink LOADS of water. LOADS.

2. I abide by the principles of food karma: if I ate raw fruit and veggies for lunch and walked to and from the VA, I have earned homemade nachos for a snack! Try to stay in as much positive food karma as possible. You are what you eat, and if your diet is completely full of shit then your skin will reflect that.

3. Don’t put a bunch of crap on your skin that you don’t need to. I wear the full face paint- tinted moisturizer, concealer, blush, bronzer, powder- very rarely. The makeup I wear on the daily is eyeliner and mascara, however, some folks might want more/less makeup and that’s ok. Just go as light as you can get away with.

4. Wash your face every night with something nice. And keep it moisturized.

5. You get what you pay for. Sometimes drugstore beauty products are fine, but sometimes the investment is worth it to avoid putting all kinds of gnarly preservatives, dyes, and other weird stuff on your skin. You can also make a ton of beauty products yourself!

6. SUNSCREEN.

7. NEVER SMOKE CIGARETTES. It will drastically reduce how long you look cute.

01 10 / 2014

thecraftypremed- I watched Drag Race and Drag U when I got dumped during M1. They helped cure my sadness and made me feel strong.

01 10 / 2014

I drove home at roughly mach 3 to change and drive across town to a high school to talk to 9th grade girls about sex and relationships.

Honestly being on tumblr way too much was helpful for this situation. Thanks teenagers of tumblr.

01 10 / 2014

mddiaries:

Wait till you see how much it costs to take Step 2 CS AND CK.

*cries softly*

And then submitting residency applications.

*weeps openly*

01 10 / 2014

Anonymous said: I'm 16 years old right now and my goal is to become a doctor (general surgery, pediatrics, or oncology not sure yet). Right now, I'm in my junior year in high school and am taking Organic Chemistry and Calculus and I'm planning on taking Prob & Stats, AP Bio, and Physics next year. I also volunteer in the surgery department at a local hospital once a week after school. Is there anything else you would suggest to help me out when applying to college/med schools?

pleasedotheneedful:

ladykaymd:

WHOA! TAKE TIME TO BE 16!!! 

It’s important that you take time to just have some fun. Colleges (and med schools) want to see that you know how to relax a little bit and let go. These things are really important coping skills. So make sure that you’re not getting total “tunnel vision” and you’re having fun and enjoying yourself. If you’re not happy, it’s not worth doing. :) 

If my coffee game was a strong at 16 as it is now, I’d be the same as greyface.

freaky-deaky

01 10 / 2014

sarahsaysmd:

In med school, taking notes is hard because there’s SO much material. I remember going through one of my lectures and wondering how the hell I was going to simplify it to something I could actually remember. I usually make what are called “study sheets” after each lecture, and this is how I do them!

  • If there’s learning objectives, follow those. Use them to guide your notes. If there’s not, then use your intuition (based on what was heavily emphasized or covered the most) to figure out where to focus your notetaking. Just make sure you’ve organized everything in your head before putting it down to paper, because notes only work if they’re clear! 
  • Use categories to break up your learning. In one lecture there’s often multiple components, so I use headings to separate the main points. That way they don’t all blur together in my head.
  • Whenever possible, make charts, diagrams, or drawings. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve remembered something on a test because I took the time to draw it out! If you’re a kinesthetic or visual learner, this is super helpful. It really simplifies the material and organizes it thoroughly. It’s much easier to study from a clear chart than a block of text.
  • When you do use text, keep it concise. Use different colors to write out key phrases and terms, and try not to write out paragraphs and paragraphs. Sometimes, it unavoidable, and you need a lot of text to understand a key concept. Short and sweet wherever possible, though, makes life easier for you! 
  • Transform, transform, transform. Always try to put things in your own words wherever you can. Manipulate the material so that it coincides with what you’ve learned. When you think about a topic from multiple perspectives, you understand it a million times better.
  • When reviewing notes, read them aloud! Sometimes, I cover up one section and say everything I can remember about it. Then I check to see if I missed anything. It’s a great way to review (might be awkward if you have roommates, but mine is used to my impromptu lectures by now!). 

(via medicalexamination)

01 10 / 2014

wayfaringmd:

I’m working on adding links to descriptions of the different types of jobs listed on the Medblr spotlight. If you have a post that gives a good description of your job title, please send me a link and maybe it will get added to the spotlight!

01 10 / 2014

chanceuse-et-heureuse:

Oh damn. I am ridiculously interested in HPSP. Air force…? Or any part of the military, really?

The more I think about it the more I could really get behind military medicine. While I do not necessarily like war or the huge defense budget in this country, I think…

Check my HPSP or USAF tags!

01 10 / 2014

chanceuse-et-heureuse:

Oh damn. I am ridiculously interested in HPSP. Air force…? Or any part of the military, really?

The more I think about it the more I could really get behind military medicine. While I do not necessarily like war or the huge defense budget in this country, I think…

Check my HPSP or USAF tags!

01 10 / 2014

fattyforever:

I remember how much her realization that she was “never going to be good enough for him” resonated with me when I first watched this movie. She decided to push herself, not to be with him, but to prove him the fuck wrong.

Strong female role models who can still wear pink and love fashion. Yes yes yes.

(Source: beverlykatz, via sarahsaysmd)

30 9 / 2014

When it’s 10pm and you just arrived in a city 2 hours away, all jazzed for an 8am conference and 10am presentation the next day… and realize that you forgot your dress at home.

Fml.

My big sister has a restaurant here and I arrived right as they closed, on the verge of tears because of the whole dress thing. She told me it was gonna be ok, poured me a beer, and made me fresh french fries and a salad. *snerfle*

30 9 / 2014

Everyone is hating on the ED docs for admitting folks with serial troponins of .012 and the conversation paused and they all looked at me.

30 9 / 2014

ninjatengu:

Oh so true. Those medical stereotypes are hilarious because they’re mostly true. Of course, there’re always the exceptions that make the rule.. :)

Dying.

29 9 / 2014

shortformblog:

bookoisseur:

mashable:

It’s National Coffee Day! To celebrate, we wanted to reacquaint you with your coffee-obsessed friends.

WHICH ONE AM I FRIENDS!

I’m a combination of 3, 4, 7, and 9. If anyone is in the District, by the way, you should go to Coffee Counselor, which is a pop-up shop selling nothing but 20 varieties of iced coffee. They are solid. The shop closes this week, so time’s running out to enjoy their tasting notes.

(via ohheytherehi)