This weekend marks halfway through my clerkship year. There have been many moments over the past few months when I’ve gotten a bit choked up thinking about the moments and the milestones I’m missing due to long days at the hospital and weekends spent studying. So this weekend, I’m spending it all with my family... no books, no studying... Just my husband, my daughter, and I.
Hey everyone, hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday. We just wanted to go into detail what our interviews entail. We ask medical students from top medical schools all over the country questions that reveal: • Medical student daily routines
• Changes in learning approaches in undergrad vs. medical school
• School-specific cultures and environments • Fun things to do in surrounding areas
• Things they wish they did DIFFERENTLY in undergrad.
• How to maintain mental health while balancing school, work, and family
These are all things we definitely wish we knew before entering medical school. 👉 CLICK THE LINK IN THE BIO TO EXPLORE 👈
We hope that you can learn these things so that your transition towards and into medical school can be a smooth one 🙂 Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
This is a minimally invasive procedure called a Coronary Angiogram, which is basically an X-ray image of radio contrast in the coronary arteries.
A Coronary Catheterization is a cardiology diagnostic and interventional procedure that visualizes occlusions, clots, and even aneurysms of the coronary artery lumens.
Heart catheterization was first done by a German doctor named Werner Forssman in 1929, who did it on himself by inserting a tube into a vein in his arm and guided it into the right chamber of his heart, and took an X-Ray! #goals
In the early 60’s it took hours and complications were frequent. Today, patients are in and out of the cath lab anywhere from 20-45 minutes, with less complications (<1%).
Catheterization is performed in a “cath lab” in a hospital where the patient lies flat. If an artery is narrowed, it can be seen by increased haziness of the blood/dye column or even absence of dye with a total occlusion.
The physician who performs this is usually an interventional cardiologist who relies on extensive cardiac anatomy and has extensive knowledge on the guide wire and catheter behavior, and controls the contrast injection, as well as timing of the fluoroscopy (a video x-ray). It only takes 4 years of medical school, 3 years of internal medicine residency, 3 years of cardiology fellowship, and about 1-2 years of interventional cardiology training! 😅(IR turf war?)
If narrowing is visualized, a non-surgical procedure can be done called Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) where a small structure called a stent opens up blood vessels caused by plaque buildup (atherosclerosis).
A common problem is that they often have re-stenosis (or clogging up).
Some innovations include stents that release medications to control the stenosis, as well as dissolving stents, that completely absorb after 2 years of implantation.
Courtesy Dr. Scott Genevish
⭕️TRIVIA TIME⭕️Where would the Cardiologist have to insert the catheter in order to get to the coronary vessels⁉️
Lawrence B. Brown, MHS || Meharry Medical College (MD and MHS) and Yale University (MPH) || Interested in General Surgery
As an African-American male in medicine, I understand that I am an anomaly by many standards. In 2014, I was one of 515 black men to enter medical school across the country – less than three percent of all entering medical students. I do not accept this fact lightly, and while humbled by my privilege, I am disheartened that my uniqueness illuminates a considerable problem in our health care system – a shortage of minority providers. This realization motivates me significantly, and I hope to lend voice to the concerns of underrepresented populations throughout my career.
Pre-medical students: Please do not be discouraged from pursuing a career in medicine because of a bad test grade or negative comment from a professor/advisor. Seek out reliable (and honest) mentors who can encourage you through difficult times, and apply to institutions that have programs/offices in place to support minority students. Be intentional about course selections, and please reach out for help when you are struggling. We are all human, and failure at times is inevitable. You are more than capable of becoming a physician and will achieve your goals with hard work and a great support system. The medical profession, and our patients, need your energy and talent! Keep pushing! .
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After graduating from Standford University, Leslie Johnson, M.D., worked as a middle school science teacher in East Harlem through the #TeachForAmerica program where she quickly found her passion for serving others. “I saw the social and environmental inequality that my students experienced in their everyday lives. I determined to address these issues by empowering my future patients,” she said. Dr. Johnson’s giving heart led to her selection as the recipient of the 2018 Rolland C. Reynolds Pathology Award, presented to a graduating #medicalstudent whose actions demonstrate compassion and selflessness. Dr. Wilson, Professor in the Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development describes Dr. Johnson as someone of “compassion, empathy, intellect, and a strong work ethic who has distinguished herself in the classroom, in the clinic, and in her service to others.” Dr. Johnson will begin her #obstetrics and #gynecology residency at Parkland Hospital and we are so excited to see the amazing things she does in the future! ...
“I choose not to be a common person. It's my right to be uncommon if I can. I seek opportunity, not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen humbled and dull by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to be build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to live from hand-to-mouth. I prefer the challenges of life to the gaurenteed existience; the thrill of fulfiilment to the stale calm of utopia. I will never cower before any master, nor bend to any threat. It's my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid to face the world and boldly say THIS I HAVE DONE.” — Les Brown
I hope you all have a great weekend! Do you have anything fun planned?
Have you ever wondered how your lungs work in tandem with your muscles to help you breathe..? 🤔
This animation shows air being pumped into pig lungs, causing the lungs to expand in a similar way that they expand inside your thoracic cavity! .
When you breathe in, or inhale, your diaphragm contracts (tightens) and moves downward. This increases the space in your chest cavity, into which your lungs expand! The intercostal muscles between your ribs also help enlarge the chest cavity. They contract to pull your rib cage both upward and outward when you inhale.
As your lungs expand, air is sucked in through your nose or mouth. The air travels down your windpipe and into your lungs. After passing through your bronchial tubes, the air finally reaches and enters the alveoli (air sacs).
When you breathe out, or exhale, your diaphragm relaxes and moves upward into the chest cavity. The intercostal muscles between the ribs also relax to reduce the space in the chest cavity.
As the space in the chest cavity gets smaller, air rich in carbon dioxide is forced out of your lungs and windpipe, and then out of your nose or mouth.
Did you learn something new? Awesome! Now take a deep breath and tag a friend! 🤓😷
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Why real estate?
That’s a question I often get. The short story is: I became a doctor. I wanted to buy a house, but I didn’t know where to start. I ended up finding houses I liked, but became scared when reality set in about ownership. I finally found a house I loved. It was a distressed property that took 5 months to close! Everything that could go wrong did. Despite all the pain, inconvenience and disappointments I found out that I have a love for real estate. My passion is to help folks that work hard learn about real estate and buy the house of their dreams! •
Productive Saturday’s are often fueled by caffeine (at least in my world)! I already feel really good about all the reviewing I’ve been able to accomplish today!
Here are my top tips for productivity: ⭐️Make a realistic plan/goal for the day!
I had written a list of all the lectures I wanted to review each day before the exam and I’ve been checking each off the list as I go! (There’s something so satisfying about that)
⭐️ PUT AWAY DISTRACTIONS!
This is a biggie! Put your phone on silent and out of reach. Close any social media tabs and turn off notifications. It’s so easy to get distracted by electronics! ⭐️ Take a 5-10 min break after each hour. This helps you focus for longer periods of time! I like eating a snack getting up for a quick walk!
What other tips do you guys have for being productive! ☺️ #coffee#ootd#medicalstudent#productivity#tips
If I entered a weightlifting competition, I’m pretty sure I’d end up somewhere around 999th place.😆 X
But you know what? I’m okay with that! When it comes to exercise and maintaining your health, there is no need to constantly compare yourself to others. The only person you’re competing with is yourself. And with at least 30 minutes of exercise 5 days out of the week, this is a competition we can all win. 👍🏼
What’s your favorite activity for exercise?
☀️ I am really excited to try my @teamiblends teas! 🍵 I am currently on my Emergency Medicine clerkship, and my schedule is all over the map! 🗺 And when I don’t have a regular eating schedule, I get hangry and then to junk food 🍟. I’m hoping @teamiblends can help get my eating (and maybe even sleep 😴) back on track! 🍵 Use my discount code BLOGGERBRIANA for 15% off 😍
@eterna_centar Dr. Tanja Radenkov
Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. M.Sc. at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade.
The owner of the first center for the education of doctors and dentists in the field of aesthetic medicine, accredited by the Health Council of Serbia. Certified lecturer and educator in the field of hyaluronic fillers, neuromodulators, blood plasma and threads, mesotherapy and chemical peels, collagen stimulators and silhouette soft threads.
I love walkable cities. I was taking a stroll down Michigan Ave and came across this wall. If you look closely, the Tribune Tower wall contains fragments of over 150 historic sites around the world. The Great Pyramid, Parliament, Great Wall of China. How precious is this!
My mom has 10+ old school albums filled with printed photographs of me as a kid. Maybe from her, I’ve always had a strong desire to hold on to keepsakes and memories. This Instagram is the next best solution!
•Day 2/100• Hellooo Studybuddies! 📚💡
Today, I tried completing the chapter 'The Cell and Its Function' from #guytonandhall ✨ I also studied the previous chapter which was basically like an overview of what we will be studying in Physiology and much about homeostosis.
I tried studying Anatomy but could only study the clavicle😌.Also I received #nettersatlas today, so I just went through it. I somehow regret buying it😅 as I feel I might have found it in the college library and it's just a reference. The diagrams are beautiful though and so much informative 🔥 . But I think Gray's and B.D.Chaurasia are pretty much efficient. 📚Do tell me what you think🙂! I also bought AK Jain for physiology but Guyton and Hall is so amazing, I don't wanna leave it! 💕💕💕💕
•••• Well even though the day was quite productive (than yesterday), I am still recovering from the Post Vacation Syndrome hehe😂😅😅😂😂😂 P. S All these books are so colourful and vibrant 📚 😍 #aweinspiring#100DaysOfProductivity#medicalstudent#roadtombbs#fighting#productiveday#studygram#study#journal#studydiary#studymotivation#books
How do you prevent burnout?
I have been receiving this question since I was studying in didactic & I felt like I couldn’t honestly answer this FAQ until now & here’s why...
Comment below and let me know what you think! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
If you asked me to talk about a time where I faced the most challenges, or a time where I felt the highest level of excitement (or maybe it was anxiety 😅), I’ll think about the 10 days I spent in Puerto Rico this past May 2018. For those that don’t know, I was presented (last minute) with this amazing opportunity to travel to this beautiful country with 9 people I had only met over @googlehangouts during the weeks leading up to our arrival. Little did I know how rewarding, memorable, and educational it would turn out to be. Read more in my following posts 🙃
Day 1: we triaged 150+ Puerto Rican’s at the community health clinic of Utuado in the inner part of the island, taking BPs, temps, O2 sats, heights, weights, and HPIs of people of all ages.
Theme of the day was culture shock. I had studied Spanish throughout high school and college but like muscles, you have to continuously use the language so that your skills don’t deteriorate. I found myself mentally searching for words, feeling uncomfortable, but then eventually found the words coming back to me naturally with the help of my colleague. Language barriers are real and they can really make you feel helpless.
Nonetheless, one of the most beautiful parts of the clinic was having our patients show so much gratitude for our help, exchanging besos and abrazos (kisses and hugs) and hoping that we will come back to see them one day. (I hope I’m able to, too 💕)
It’s real. It’s happening. It’s official. I’m moving to Seattle in two months. Making this decision to move to Seattle was probably one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make. I’m leaving this perfect life of my perfect home, my amazing friends and incredible cohort. I’m leaving the comfort of the last 8 years and the city that has been more of a home to me than anywhere. I’m leaving sunshine and the ocean for some mountains and weather. I decided to make this move to complete the rest of my Naturopathic training at my school’s main campus, the mothership. While this decision has had me take a hard look at my life, I believe it will be the best one for my career and my growth professionally. Plus living in the trees will be a nice change 🌲 🌲🌲That being said, let’s do all the fun summer San Diego things (after boards of course)! 🕺🏽
🌿 Early morning delivery! Got my Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine which I ordered from @blackwellbooks . It was one of the recommended items to buy on a list provided by my university to prepare for clinical years.
🍃 The @3mlittmann stethoscope was purchased from and engraved by @medisaveuk.