It almost scares me a little that I managed to find my way through med school in this fashion.
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The sole purpose of these ligaments is to make it difficult for medical students to dissect. (And something about defining the limits of movement.)
My Booming Frontal Cortex
It started with a feelings of disconnect and then intense reconnection; and a lot of confusion about my role in society as a doctor, a daughter, a sister, a partner, a citizen.
The Best Med School Fiction I’ve Read
I read a lot of medical fiction. I even have some lists about them (fiction and non-fiction, actually). I think I just read one of my favourites: Suicide Med by Freida McFadden, aka Fizzy McFizz. She also wrote The Devil Wears Scrubs, which I reviewed here. In all honesty, I don’t think the blurb doesContinue reading “The Best Med School Fiction I’ve Read”
PSA: Coronary Artery Disease Sucks
As you may recall, I was on Cardiology Week recently. Despite the hard work, it was really quite rewarding. We have a fantastic Cardiology Unit, and it shows. Anyway, because our country has a smorgasbord of infectious and lifestyle diseases, the majority of what we dealt with was acute coronary syndromes. One day in theContinue reading “PSA: Coronary Artery Disease Sucks”
Vascular Surgery, Exam Anxiety and Stuff
I think I may, for the first time in my life, have some genuine academic anxiety. I’ll be writing my first set of FINAL med school finals in ten weeks. Six domains in four days: Urology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Anaesthesiology, Family Medicine, Surgery and Orthopaedics. And let’s not forget that Surgery = general + head&neck +Continue reading “Vascular Surgery, Exam Anxiety and Stuff”
Quiz: What is wrong with this famous painting?
On our first day of ophthalmology, we were asked something that has almost nothing to do with eyes except for the fact that one should use them if you have them.
Real Body Trumps Netter
I never shared how my last surgery rotation ended up not being too moot after all. Although the Physicians’ College exams meant we had no official theatre list, our consultant was called in to perform a neck exploration on my very last day on the rotation. Because I was falling in with a group youngerContinue reading “Real Body Trumps Netter”
TTT: Best Procrastination Sites
So for about five months I’ve been meme-ing along with The Broke and the Bookish on a weekly basis – and I had no idea there were so many book blogs out there. This week, TBTB asks about the Top Ten Blogs or Sites we visit regularly that aren’t about books. I think I’m going to like this, becauseContinue reading “TTT: Best Procrastination Sites”
Morbid Cartoon Anatomy
You know what’s awesome about fourth year? The lecturers go through so much effort to teach us. They put together nice slideshows, they share interesting tid-bits and they are friendly. They could have saved us all a lot of grief if all lecturers were this nice from first year. But I digress. Anatomical art, which onceContinue reading “Morbid Cartoon Anatomy”