Browsing articles from "May, 2011"
May
30
2011

Medical Education Monday – Social Media

Today’s Medical Education Monday is going to take a bit of a different direction. I’ve run out of foreign medical students and doctor friends for the time being, so today I’m going to focus on a different aspect of Medical Education – Social Media. In the mean time, if you know someone in medicine from a country we haven’t covered send them my way – I’d love to have them! If you missed it, you can […]

May
27
2011

Where’s My Hand Sanitizer?

Today is your lucky day – I have some extremly useful, likely life-saving, information to share with you. Everyone isn’t crazy enough to go to medical school, so it’s a good thing there are bloggers like me to save you from the deadly microbes of the Earth that only the board-reviewing med students know about. Things You’re Doing That Could Kill/Seriously Injure You: Petting Prairie Dogs Yersinia pestis, AKA - Causative Agent of the Black Death  Grocery […]

May
23
2011

Medical School in The Caribbean

Over the course of this series it has become very apparent that medicine is a competitive occupation no matter what country you live in. This holds true to higher degree in some countries more than others. Brenda, a Canadian in the midst of getting her MD from a Caribbean medical school, was nice enough to do a write up for me on what it’s like to get your medical degree from a school in the […]

May
18
2011

Gluco$e…Like Ke$ha

I hate Biochemistry. I am not good at it – I never have been and I likely never will be. It is horribly mundane and nit-picky and I harbor a certain degree of hatred for it simply because I am so bad at it. In fact, during my first semester of medical school when I was taking Biochem, I was relatively certain the admissions committee had accepted me purely for the sadistical pleasure of following along as I […]

May
16
2011

Medical School in Greece

Today’s Medical Education Monday guest blogger is Zoe, but since we’re all friends around here and her friends call her Jo (@Jo_Med on Twitter), that’s what we’ll stick with as well. Jo is a 21 year old, 4th year medical student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece! She tells me she hasn’t yet decided on a specialty area, but is interested in Neurology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Immunology and Medical Ethics. When she’s not […]

May
13
2011

Red Bull Smoothie Recipe

Did you know there are people in this world who never drink caffeine? I know.  I KNOW. How could they deprive themselves of such a tasty and exciting drug? And more importantly, why would they even want to? Well, apparently, there are studies that link caffeine consumption to incontinence, hypertension, osteoporosis, empty bank accounts and other not so desirable states. However, like any good scientist, I choose to ignore the correlations nay-sayers have shown between […]

May
9
2011

Medical School in Saudi Arabia

Today’s Medical Education Monday post is written by Faten (@splendidfull on Twitter), a 23-year old final year medical student in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. She loves painting and reading in her free-time, is interested in Pediatrics (me too!) and Ophthalmology (definitely NOT me too!) as areas to focus on for her future specialty, and keeps a neat little tumblr blog of all the interesting things she finds online. It still amazes me how well all of the students & doctors who have […]

May
8
2011

For My Mothers

A lot of people grow up saying they hope they never turn into their mother…I hope I turn out to be just like mine. Happy Mother’s Day to the most loving, selfless and beautiful person I’ve ever known!! Thanks for teaching me to be forgiving and genuine and for always making sure I knew I could do anything I put my mind to, I’d be lost without you. I love you, Mom! August 1986 Snuggling. […]

May
4
2011

The Day I Vacuumed My Freezer

Have you ever been alone in your house and heard a really strange noise reverberate from another room? Something that sounded awfully similar to what you can only assume is the racket a nuclear bomb might make if it came crashing through your kitchen skylight? I have. If you’ve been following this blog since January you might remember the Christmas Gift Awards post I did at the beginning of the year. If not, I’ll bring you […]

May
2
2011

Medical School in Australia

Today’s Medical Education Monday spotlight will be on a country I would absolutely love to visit someday – Australia! @sunlightandsnow is an extremely busy junior doctor in Australia who was nice enough to take some time out of her crazy schedule to help me out with this series. When she has some free-time she enjoys reading about politics and playing computer games. She just completed her medical degree at the end of last year, so […]

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I’m a Medical Student (that means I'm in school to become a doctor). My life story can be viewed here. I started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit school and move to Hollywood, so if you wouldn't take medical advice from Angelina Jolie, you shouldn't take it from me. I may not even be a real person. In fact I'm probably a spambot. Or a 15 yo boy blogging from a dingy basement. If you're really interested you can read more about me here. If you have any questions or want to guest post contact me.

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