MY LIFE AS A MED STUDENT: how to look after your... →
This is when I feel so lucky to be at my school. I hope that this sense of camaraderie can be extended into the medical culture far and wide! mylifeasamedstudent: how to look after your fellow med students. Med school can be really tough sometimes, and it’s easy to feel completely alone. And often, we know when our colleagues are having a bad day, and perhaps we’re not comfortable asking them...
Admission #68: Library
CF: Oh my gosh, look at that couple making out in front of the women’s restroom! C: That’s an awkward place to make out. CF: Wha—another couple? ALSO making out? This is a library! C: Clearly a very sexy, women’s restroom in the library. -CF, doesn’t study at the library anymore; C, was surprisingly productive at home
Morning After Study Hangover
Officer: Miss, do you know you were speeding earlier in the 50 zone?
B: Yes, I am sorry. I was just trying to get to school...
Officer: ...You look a little worse for wear. Have you had anything to drink today?
B: No, I am just tired. I am a medical student. This is just from studying...
Officer: Oh, I see...
B: I will look better after I get my coffee.
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This is why no one dates med students– my mom, after seeing my dry skin. Good thing she doesn’t know my classmates have pimples.
Admission #67: The 'Why'
” I swore that, in the way that medicine was here for me when nothing else was, I would be there for every person who was in pain who thought they had nothing, too.” This was my spontaneous answer when asked, “Why did you want to be a doctor?” After a few years, I think this is my best answer.
When we have class until 5 PM and someone asks me...
whatshouldwecallmedschool: I’m just like,
Admission #66: Class-cest
Being into classmates in med school is a total double-edged sword. I was into this MD/PhD candidate but we broke things off. I thought I was over him. BUT NOW he’s all cute with his nerdy glasses and button down shirt learning neuroanatomy and talking about the pterygopalatine ganglion. And… So learn from me. LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES. DON’T DO CLASS-CEST. JUST SAY NO.
Admission #65: The TA Games
Our TA positions are paid and super competitive. So, you know…
Admission #64: Study Break
Me (entering office space): Woah. What happened here?
Z: Oh, D, J, and I were playing a game we invented.
Me: And how did you guys play this?
Z: We found a stash of plastic cups, which we started to throw into trash cans, drawers, and chairs.
Z: And then we decided to see how far we could throw the giant foam ball on my desk down the hall.
Z: We call it OfficeBall
Me: So why are all the power cords tied together on the arm of that rolly chair?
Z: Just wanted to make the office pretty.
-Z, late-night study buddy; Me, should've eaten dinner at the office tonight.
This is not a review. :first slide says ‘Neuropathology Review’:– Prof M, holding a not-review review
wordsthatididntsay asked: I've been wondering this for awhile now, but I kept forgetting to ask. Where is the picture in your icon from?
Admission #61: Coordination
T: Touch your nose with your index finger, now touch my finger
B: (repeatedly misses T's finger)
T: You wanna try tapping your index finger to the crease of your thumb?
B: Shit. practicing the neuro exam drunk was a bad idea.
-B, drunk birthday boy patient; T, glad this is not his apartment right now
daybreakxd-deactivated20120520 asked: Waiiit.... do you have to know triangles of neck on interview to med school in usa??? I was studing it on my 1st year of medicine, but it anatomy!
Admission #63: Submandibular Triangle
Prof. W: Let's pretend this cadaver is a patient with a gunshot wound that shatters the mandible. He comes in with his left side exposed like this. What do you do?
Prof A: I ask him if he was sure it was a gunshot wound and not a pack of med students with scalpels that did this to him.
-Prof W, one of my idols; Prof. A, loves second order questions
Admission #62: OSCE/OSCA (inspired by...
What is it: OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) or OSCA (Assessment) are practice tests. As a 1st year, my school does fake OSCE/OSCA. They are factored into our final scores for the given system we are learning! So today was my first BIG and IMPORTANT one. To describe the rollercoaster of emotions that occurred…probably best done in gifs. :) Before entering the room to begin...
I’m going to hug you like the stylohyoid hugs the posterior belly of the...– Me to a slightly stressed out K. She declined politely.
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cookiesandcreamsmoothie asked: Hi! I heard from someone that the MCAT questions during the summer are generally harder than ones from other times throughout the year. Can you clarify this for me? Thank you in advance! I hope this question isn't silly...
So I noticed that your class watches Youtube videos of cats when a lecture gets...– school dean, watching us watching cat videos
What does it mean to be a good doctor? Ask yourself what personal and...– Dr. C, laying down some serious words of wisdom
I once caught my secretary huffing something, and I confiscated the bag. To...– Prof. T, on fire today
tntkristen asked: What Med School do you attend?
duskphilosophy replied to your quote: How many of you would like to legalize marijuana?… Can you please talk about how this particular lecture went because this is a constant debate with my boyfriend and I with me opposing and him always supporting the legalization of the drug. Haha, this statement took my class by surprise because our lecture was on glutamate and opiates! That being...
How many of you would like to legalize marijuana? It’s okay, you can raise...– Prof. T, only the first of his amazing comments on Thursday
Weekend Art: Anastamosis via Street Anatomy
Illustrator, dissector, and physician, Dr. Frank Scali, created this piece inspired by the anatomical definition of anastomosis. Scali says of his piece, “The female portrays the superficial venous blood flow, the male depicts deep arterial blood flow. Together they form the complete circulatory system. Anastomosis is the term used in anatomy when two blood vessels connect and literally means...
Admission #60: Astronautical Medicine
B: So who wants to ditch class with me next Thursday?
N: I do! Where are we going?
B: To the local rocket and aerospace museum; free admission AND you get to learn about astronautical science!
N: What are we, nerds?
B: We wouldn't have to go to pathology lab that morning.
N: Rocket nerd it is.
-B, rocket nerd #1; N, rocket nerd #2
Admission #59: Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. P: So what was your patient's diagnosis?
M: Pancreatic cancer
Dr. P: And what do you think his prognosis is?
M: Excellent. He'll be living a long life.
Dr. P: Wrong. He has stage 3 pancreatic CA. He has the worst possible prognosis!
M: But he's getting surgery!
Dr.P: Do you not know how cancer works?
-M, curing cancer with surgery; Dr. P, preach.
delleyy asked: oh, and how did you prepare for the MCAT? and how'd you do (even though i'm assuming pretty well since you're already a med student!) :)
I like to call myself ‘The Magician’. Yeah, it’s...– Dr. C, said with complete seriousness.
cranquis replied to your post: An “About Me” page is up! Cranquis like your About Me page. Cranquis give it 3 thumbs up (due to birth defect.) md-admissions likes three thumbs. More thumbs= faster button -mashing when playing Street Fighter.
Admission #58: Gonorrhea of Thrones
A: So the only Direwolves left are Summer, Shaggy Dog, Ghost, and Grey Wind.
Me: What about Arya's direwolf?
Me: That's a species of bacteria. Not the direwolf's name.
A: I can think of more than a few people in Westeros who probably have it. They SHOULD know what it is.
-A, microbiology is coming; Me, a med student always pays her debts
rinnyssance replied to your post: An “About Me” page is up! lol @ thinking tumblr was quiet. that’s what i thought the last three times i deleted! Right? Tumblr’s the antithesis of quiet! :D
An "About Me" page is up!
Mostly, it’s exciting because I’m getting better at using tumblr! That, and some info on questions I answer and anonymity! Much love, md-admissions
themedicalchronicles replied to your chat: Admission #57: Facebook I’m trying to beat my own score of 800. Some of the leaderboards? Cahraazy! lol Right? How are people getting like 1000+? My best is 827, so I’m with you there :(
Admission #57: Facebook
(Via Facebook messaging)
J: what the hell is going on in these lectures?
Me: Word. I've been playing fruit ninja for the past hour
J: Oh I'm not even at school. I just keep seeing weird posts and a lot of facebook activity.
Me: The fact that you are not at school but your post succinctly describes the misery of every person at right now lecture is pretty sobering.
-J, made a smart choice this morning; Me, best score this morning was 715 pt on arcade mode
Ever feel like they made a mistake letting you into medical school?– Classmate reflecting after worrying about the lecture material not sinking in during exam review. (via medicalstate)
delleyy asked: hi! I'm a junior in college and I'm applying to med schools this summer! What's your advice on the application process (personal statement, MCAT, recommendation letters, AMCAS, secondaries, resume) and the actual interviews? I'm pretty much a nervous wreck this semester =/
cookiesandcreamsmoothie asked: Thank you very much! Yes, of course you can publicize my question(s). I have another question. I heard from some people that taking the premed prerequisites (Chem, Orgo, Bio, Cal, Phy, Eng) alone is not enough to ace the MCAT. What would you suggest doing to be best prepared for the MCAT besides taking prep courses? I don't know if this question has been asked before because I couldn't...
neon-wallflower asked: I hear that organic chemistry is the weed out for medical school. I am not doing well in orgo 2 this semester and I didn't do so well in orgo 1 last semester either (a C+). Is it still possible to get accepted into a medical school? I did really well in general chemistry last year and I am taking general biology classes along with orgo. Should I continue to hope for the best or make new...
500 followers? You gorgeous people, you!
big BIG thank you to medicalstate for the flattering post today. What an honor! Love to all, I’m so flattered!!
rinnyssance liked your post: Admission #56: 11 things Speaking of which, I forgot to tag you on this!!! So sorry! I love your tumblr, btw <3