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I have seen a lot of new faces on here lately 😊 So, here is a little bit about myself. I am a second year medical student at AUC - American University of the Caribbean pursing Emergency Medicine. I grew up in a household that was all about business... needless to say medicine wasn’t something my parents have done or anyone in my family (I am the first to graduate college 🎉). At 15, I had several health complications that ended with multiple surgeries where I was in and out of speciality clinics. Each surgery, I was never nervous... I was excited to talk to the nurses and doctors about what exactly they were doing and the equipment they used. They ALL found this extremely ODD and I remember one of them urging me to go into medicine. I never thought of medicine as a possibility. I doubted if I was “smart” enough or “looked” the part. After being a medical scribe for multiple doctors in the Emergency Room at Lodi Memorial in California I finally decided to apply to medical school. I believe this field in medicine is all about having a good attitude and a passion for helping those around you. It is about perseverance, empathy, and understanding. I didn’t start this account to give you ridiculous photos that make medical school look easy. It is hard, it takes dedication, it takes hours and hours of studying, and leaving your loved ones behind to be selfish.. so one day you can help so many people around you. I want to show the path of a student who worked their way through health problems and made it through medical school. If you have any questions about AUC or Caribbean Medical School feel free to ask❤️
🔸Since am a doctor from the Middle East, let me talk about how to approach Arab & Muslim Patients❓
I will start my topic with a scenario suppose you are ON CALL & you are a male doctor in ER & suddenly a lady in her 20's wearing Hijab came to ER & let's suppose she is pregnant and complaining of VAGINAL BLEEDING!
Now in our culture & religion, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS
For Muslim women, covering up the body is important when they are in the company of non-mahram males, those not related by blood or marriage also People who are non-mahram adults of the opposite sex are prohibited from being alone together in a closed place.
As a result, some Muslim men, too, may be reluctant to be cared for by female physicians.So in this situation, you can ask her If she would let you examine her some would be ok with that if her husband or brother or dad is around in examination room so never examine female Muslim without female nurse or male member of her family around! BUT in most cases, she will refuse & she will ask for a female physician to examine her I don't want to be misunderstood am talking in simple cases! Not ABOUT EMERGENCY CASES! let me clear something there is so much variation in practice among Muslims that health providers must be careful not generalize or make assumptions about patients' beliefs & practices.
So I think it is helpful for doctors to know something about Muslim traditions. Having a better understanding usually improves communication & may actually save time.
2️⃣ Don't ask direct questions Suppose you are talking History from a female patient or sometimes male patients & you want to ask them if they drink alcohol or if they have any relationship outside marriage zone for example! You can't go & say do you drink alcohol since it's prohibited in our culture and religion! It's better to say anybody in your family drink alcohol?
3️⃣ Some Arab Patients really like MEDICATIONS Even the disease they have doesn't require any medications they will ask for it, some of them suppose that doctor who gave more medication he is more knowledgeable!
🔸THAT'S ALL, ANY QUESTIONS?
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Ate my weight in deep fried foods and played with baby farm animals at the Texas State Fair! My favorite was the Kangaroo!! 🥊
4th year has been so stressful, but also such a blessing in many ways. I’ve been able to sleep well, exercise consitently, and eat clean (for the most part). So grateful to have the opportunity to experience things like the State Fair- especially since this might be my last year in the area. Also- huge shout out to my friend Amy- We got the VIP experience with her by our side! 🙏🏼 Feeling ready to take on this week! 👍🏽✊🏽💪🏽
AMBLIOPÍA, también llamado también “ojo perezoso”, es la disminución de la visión debido a que el ojo “no aprendió a ver bien”.
👀 El cerebro de los niños se desarrolla y aprender a distinguir el mundo que los rodea según lo que sus ojos alcanzan a ver durante los primeros cinco años de vida 🧒👧.
👀 Si uno de los ojos tuviera un problema de refracción (medida de vista), éste se vuelve incapaz de alcanzar su potencial visual.
👀 Pasado los 8 años sin la detección del problema, el ojo no mejorará su calidad de visión a pesar de usar los mejores lentes o gafas 🤓.
👀 Para evitarlo, el primer examen debe ser al año de vida y ser evaluado por un oftalmólogo 👨⚕️👩⚕️.
👀 Si su médico pediatra 👶 nota alguna anormalidad de la visión, o si es prematuro al nacer al nacer, o si hay historia familiar cataratas congénitas, la evaluación de su vista será mucho tiempo antes.
👀 Dependiendo de la causa de la baja visión, el tratamiento puede ser corregir el defecto refractivo 🧐 (usar lentes de medida) o incluso casos complejos como cirugías de catarata o de estrabismo 🤪.
👀 El estrabismo (ojos desviados), como el caso de la famosa niña 👧🏾 de la foto, es una causa frecuente de ojo perezoso.
👀 Es tu deber como padre de familia 👨👩👧👦 darte cuenta a tiempo ⏳ y no dejar pasar la oportunidad de ofrecer una mejor visión a tus hijos.
COMENTA SI TIENES PREGUNTAS SOBRE ESTA ENFERMEDAD.
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It’s difficult balancing full-time study, relationships and wellbeing. Regardless if I have exams approaching I try to stick by my life non-negotiables. .
1) ⚡️ 8 hours of sleep (and not oversleeping). This is huge. Sleep is important in regulating appetite, mood and alertness during the day. When I have adequate sleep I eat healthier, manage my time more efficiently and feel like everything is more manageable. .
2) ⚡️ Time outside moving my body - whether it be a 10min walk or 40min run. The sunlight helps reset circadian rhythm (especially if you time your walk in the morning).
3) ⚡️ Check in with a friend or family member. .
4) ⚡️ Eat at least one vegetable heavy meal each day. .
5) ⚡️Revise ONE section of my study notes. Whether this takes 5-30mins it’s always important to review what you’ve learnt to cement it in your memory.
Malnutrition is a condition with a high prevalence among children in underdeveloped countries, it's associated with underfeeding, but it's also linked to other factors like the failure of exclusive breastfeeding, diarrheic syndromes, inflammatory diseases, among other pathological statuses.
In #Panama , poverty still affects over 45% percent of the population, with 23.6% living in extreme poverty.
In Jose's Hands, we have visited over 5 countries in Latin America, bringing relief and hope, to those who need it the most. If you want to be part of this learning experience, then check out the #Scholarship Opportunities we have waiting for you at this link http://scholarship.joseshands.org/
I’ve come to the realization that Monday’s don’t have to be as bad if you focus on the good things to come in the week. Patient Interaction during CPD lab. Taco Tuesdays at Little Mexico. A new episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Going over Path (and gossiping, lol) with friends. By focusing on little things that make me happy, Monday’s are not so mundane. #motivationmondays
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Here you can see a picture of our crew in the bus heading to the communities in #Panama , where we set makeshift clinics to bring High-Quality Primary Health Services to people who have not seen a doctor in years, or even in their whole life!
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