31 7 / 2014

Half day at the neurologists office, so I wore my vintage Barbie pink pumps, because Elle Woods is my spirit animal. Skinny dress pants (Express!) a la recommendation from ladykaymd.

Half day at the neurologists office, so I wore my vintage Barbie pink pumps, because Elle Woods is my spirit animal. Skinny dress pants (Express!) a la recommendation from ladykaymd.

31 7 / 2014

medschoolapplicant:

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Fact.

Same applies to exam scores, board scores, and class rank. Keep that ish to yourself (I mean you can tell your Mom but that’s about it).

(via medicalexamination)

31 7 / 2014

blue-lights-and-tea:

Very useful! Lots of us forget to look at the nails but they always give a clue.

blue-lights-and-tea:

Very useful! Lots of us forget to look at the nails but they always give a clue.

(Source: nurse-on-duty, via md-admissions)

31 7 / 2014

medicalstate:

For a limited time only, Amazon is giving away Essential Anatomy 3 for free for the Android. If you have not had a chance yet to check out this stellar educational tool, go check it out. This is typically a $25 piece of software.

HEY GUYS.

30 7 / 2014

heckyeahletsstudy:

weightloserr asked what binder covers I used for my folders and I decided to make a post! I hope you enjoy and let me know if any of the links don’t work! :)

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(via thecraftypremed)

30 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: Hey there. This might sound weird, but I would like to meet medical students online. From any geography, to be friends. I like the idea of diversity, contrast, and harmony in relationships. And medical students? the best of people. I don't know how to do it. - Thanks

chocolatesofamedstudent:

Hi!

It doesn’t sound weird, like at all!

Oh man, there are soooooo many out here on tumblr! From all over the globe, I think, so you can make friends from any country :)

All you have to do is check out the medblr tag. Or you could start off following the blogs listed in WayfaringMD’s medblr Spotlight. Follow a blog you like and if you want, hit ‘em up with a friendly message. Umm, and go from there. There are medical students, nursing students, pharmacy students, pre meds, doctors etc from several different places.

Honestly, you won’t find it hard to meet someone friendly or helpful. The medblr community is amazing. You will easily make new friends.

Ohh and med students, the best of people? I wouldn’t say that, you will find the “best” and “worst” everywhere. :D

Good luck!

P.S. I, probably, didn’t answer your question right because I’m not right in the head and didn’t read the question properly hehe

Hey you asked me the same thing, look someone answered it!

30 7 / 2014

30 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: Your just another asian who is going to med school because mommy and daddy made you and you can't think for yourself.

ascienceofuncertainty:

ascienceofuncertainty:

aspiringdoctors:

pleasedotheneedful:

ascienceofuncertainty:

medschoolmanic:

First of all, that’s horribly offensive towards Asian Americans. I have multiple friends from different backgrounds (Korean, Vietnamese) who are not involved in medicine. I don’t even think that their parents ever insisted they go into medicine.

Secondly…

I’m not even Asian. Do I look Asian? I’ve been told that before, but I’ve always kind of thought it was a joke.

I mean, I don’t really think so. I’m Cherokee, which is completely different.

Furthermore, my parents didn’t even try to push me into medicine. I loved science from a very young age. My dad wanted me to go to engineering school, but I hated math, so that was never going to happen.

We need like, one awesome gif that can be used to respond to anon hate so that we can expose that shit to daylight without explaining or justifying ourselves. Because this is just getting ridiculous. medschoolmanic, props to you for calling out offensive behavior.

Have to admit, the bizarre targeting made me lol

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This one works for me, ascienceofuncertainty!!

There’s also always…

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I’d feel weird using the second one since bitch is a gendered insult and so much of the anon hate lately seems to specifically be targeting female medblrs, but that Ross one is definitely under serious consideration.

Ooh, ooh! What about the Ross one and then this one, together:

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You’re right about the gendered insult, I’ll keep that in mind myself.

I like yours and the Ross!! DINGDINGDING!! WE HAVE A WINNER!!

30 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: Your just another asian who is going to med school because mommy and daddy made you and you can't think for yourself.

pleasedotheneedful:

ascienceofuncertainty:

medschoolmanic:

First of all, that’s horribly offensive towards Asian Americans. I have multiple friends from different backgrounds (Korean, Vietnamese) who are not involved in medicine. I don’t even think that their parents ever insisted they go into medicine.

Secondly…

I’m not even Asian. Do I look Asian? I’ve been told that before, but I’ve always kind of thought it was a joke.

I mean, I don’t really think so. I’m Cherokee, which is completely different.

Furthermore, my parents didn’t even try to push me into medicine. I loved science from a very young age. My dad wanted me to go to engineering school, but I hated math, so that was never going to happen.

We need like, one awesome gif that can be used to respond to anon hate so that we can expose that shit to daylight without explaining or justifying ourselves. Because this is just getting ridiculous. medschoolmanic, props to you for calling out offensive behavior.

Have to admit, the bizarre targeting made me lol

This one works for me, ascienceofuncertainty!!

There’s also always…

30 7 / 2014

nomadmedstudent:

I decided to reward myself for studying like a monster the past number of days by buying some pizza from a local place that just opened up. They’re not too bad and I’m seriously enjoying it.

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Pizza is probably my religion.

30 7 / 2014

My first day of my first real rotation was yesterday at a neurologist’s private practice. The doctor is very nice and great with their patients, but when I asked what they expected me to do I was told that I was pretty much going to observe because that is what all the other students have done. So I spent all day yesterday just shadowing, basically.

It was awful.

I’m not a first year anymore. I don’t know much, but I know a few things, and I definitely want to talk to patients and work on my physical exam. Not to mention that for someone like me, who thrives on activity and being busy and moving around, being asked to sit quietly and watch is just about the worst way to spend my time that I could ever imagine. Two weeks of this? No way, unpossible, I’ll be miserable.

So, at the end of the day, I asked the neurologist if we could do something different the next day, if I could interview, examine, and present the patients before they are seen by the doctor. I got the “Well, this is how I’ve always done this rotation,” line, but I persisted- this style of learning doesn’t work for me, I learn by doing not watching. It seemed begrudging to me, but the doctor agreed to try it my way to next day. I came home in a foul mood that was only relieved by going on a nice long run with Edie.

Today I got there early so I could get started before the doctor arrived because I didn’t want to throw a wrench in their packed schedule. I got to interview and examine almost everyone- we got backed up in the afternoon and in order to try and stay close to schedule my exams were cut short for the last few patients. But I learned. I learned from presenting what questions I was missing in my interview, what physical exam steps are necessary for what symptoms and conditions. I had an awesome day because I felt like I was actually doing something.

Right before I left I asked the doctor how it went, if they thought we could keep this routine going. They said that no student has ever asked to interview or examine on their own (what the heck? For serious???), but they want me to learn as much as I can however I need to, and are willing to be as flexible as possible to achieve that.

I was lucky that the doctor I am rotating with is very understanding and wants me to learn, but I know not all are like that. But, M3s (and even M2s and M1s), if you’re not getting anything out of your rotation, figure out a solution that would be acceptable, and ask (politely, duhh). The worst they’ll tell you is no.

30 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: Can you scrub out of a surgery if you really need to go to the bathroom?

I honestly don’t know. I’ve never been in the OR because all the surgeons I’ve met have been…. Not very nice.

Dear nice surgeons, plz find me because I like procedures.
Love,
AspDocs

30 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: You only got into medschool because you're hot and teachers want to bang you before you fail out. I hope you're researching secretary positions by now it won't be long.

cranquis:

aspiringdoctors:

pleasedotheneedful:

—dopamine:

coffeemuggermd:

😂

And I hope you’re not a scientist you know, making all these claims and predictions based on no evidence.

No worries I won’t screw you up when you’re on my operating table.

😂

Best way to react to anon hate.

there’s a lot of weird anon hate infiltrating medblr, directed at women. probably the same one or two dudes imho

anyway bro your mindset is about 50 years behind the times.

Dear Greyface hating on my medblr buddy:
I’m not as nice as coffeemuggermd.

You know one of the my most vivid memories of things I did in gross anatomy lab? Dissecting the testicles.

You do that by making an incision near the top of the scrotum, fishing down with your fingers in the nutsack to clear away all the fascia suspending the testicles, and then pulling them out of the incision and letting them dangle by the spermatic cord and vessels. It looks like a hard boiled egg until you dissect the outer covering.

Think about that before you start insulting lady medical professionals, ok pal?

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Love,

AspDocs and probably everyone else

Since the testicular-related threats have already been appropriately doled out, let me address some of the underlying stupidity in Greyface’s message:

  1. Med school teachers do not have any impact on whether you get accepted or not — there’s a special application committee which determines that.
  2. Even if you’re smoking hot, that fact doesn’t get you an interview for (much less get you ACCEPTED to) med school — it actually takes a lot of hard work, time investment, and yes intelligence in order to have all the qualifications to just get past the first round of applications.
  3. Let’s pretend that this theoretical “horny med school admissions committee” DID accept you to med school primarily because they want to “bang you” — well, they certainly wouldn’t accept you if they thought that you would fail out of med school (before OR after this theoretical big bang). Because the last thing they want is for a hole to open up in their class (LANGUAGE??!), with all the scheduling/financial chaos that causes (for the student body, not just the failed student).

(Annnnd right now somewhere in Southern California, a screenwriter is frantically scribbling “Horny Med School Admissions Committee” on a napkin…)

OH — one last thing, Greyface — here’s the definition of psychological projection. Cuz that’s what you’ve got going on… jerk.

*not wasting a gif on this loser*

Come on cranquis/Cranquizzle, I started lifting weights recently and I need to an excuse to see how many anon haters I can benchpress.

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29 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: What does RN3 means? Residency-something year 3????

No, RN = registered nurse, but I’m not 100% on what an RN3 would signify. Any nurses wanna help a sister out?

Residents call themselves PGY-whatever, as in ‘post graduate year-whatever’. So an intern/first year resident would be a PGY-1, etc.

29 7 / 2014

thecheerfulmedic:

taysoawesome:

thecheerfulmedic:

I made my own hair gel from flaxseed and it turned out really well! I am impressed, I don’t think I’ll ever buy hair gel from a shop ever again.

How?

1/4 whole flaxseed (in the uk they sometimes call it linseed)
1 cup water

1) you can leave the…

How does it feel on your hair?

I definitely had some 90s-tastic run-ins with LA Looks hair gel so that’s my frame of reference….