Last week I completed my Forensics rotation, which is essentially a 5th year medical student’s first exposure to a fresh dead body – 3 cases a day for 5 days. I sound like a bit of a psycho emphasizing the fact that the bodies were, in fact, fresh dead bodies, but allow me to contextualize. […]
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Visual Memory for Medical School – You See What You Want to See
What do you see? Stare the picture straight in the face and complete the image. Do you see this? What about this? This is what medical school students see. Medical school students see it everywhere, in everything, and it’s not a choice. It’s merely a package deal that they all must face. The pressure and […]
What Triggers Sneezing?
Need a Tissue? Aah… aah… aah… Waiting for the choo? It’s a horribly annoying feeling to feel a sneeze coming up, but not actually showing up. Some people would advise you to look at bright light. That’s because they’re not doctors. Or aspiring doctors (like us). Or maybe they just don’t know. Autosomal Dominant […]
Emergency Medicine Doctor – Is it for You?
An ambulance’s siren wails as it drives up to the to the hospital’s emergency room door. Two nurses and a doctor wait as the stretcher is rolled out. The (Emergency Medicine) doctor quickly examines the patient, determines their need – and saves the person’s life. This can be you! A doctor who daily saves […]
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Fundamentals of Clinical Pharmacology
What is Pharmacology Definition: Pharmacology is the scientific study of drugs and how they are used in medicine. Introduction to Pharmacology For most medical students a pharmacology lecture is usually not the highlight of the day, to put it mildly. In the minds of medical students, the study of pharmacology is kind of a “necessary […]