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  • What is Cirrhosis?

  • Created May 23, 2017 by Open Osmosis
  • What is cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a disease where the liver becomes scarred over time from chronic inflammation and liver cell damage. Cirrhosis can be caused by a variety of diseases, with alcohol abuse and viral hepatitis being some of the most common. This video discusses the cellular mechanism behind fibrotic tissue generation and the pathophysiology...VIEW >
  • Q&A with Dr. Jennifer Villwock, ENT

  • Created May 22, 2017 by Rafid Rahman
  • Dr. Jennifer A. Villwock is the current Rhinology and Skull Base Fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center. After graduating in 2011 from the Michigan State College of Human Medicine, she completed her ENT residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University. Dr. Villwock is active in the American Academy...VIEW >
  • Premeds Can Be Science Podcasters, ft. Terel Jackson

  • Created May 19, 2017 by The Short Coat Podcast
  • An unstated goal of ours is to show medical learners that podcasting is a beneficial experience for both listeners and hosts,  and we’re always banging on about the need for better science communicators. So Erin Pazaski, Levi Endelman, Kylie Miller, and Irene Morcuende were recently excited to get an email from Terel Jackson, an OSU premed who said...VIEW >
  • What is Appendicitis?

  • Created May 18, 2017 by Open Osmosis
  • Appendicitis is the most common emergency abdominal surgery and references to it are common in pop culture, but what actually causes it? Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix, a small, potentially vestigial organ that branches off the large intestine. Inflammation is usually a result of some sort of obstruction in the lumen of the appendix,...VIEW >
  • Q&A with Dr. Abeyna Jones, Occupational Physician and Entrepreneur

  • Created May 17, 2017 by Gloria Onwuneme
  • Dr. Abeyna Jones is an occupational medicine registrar at King’s College Hospital and the Medical Director of Medic Footprints, a social enterprise for doctors and medical students promoting alternative careers and wellbeing. She is also a Fellow with the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellowship, devised to support UK doctors develop their enterprises whilst in clinical training...VIEW >
  • Popular Specialty Areas – and What Med Students Should Know About Them

  • Created May 15, 2017 by Brian Wu
  • For medical school students, perhaps one of the most difficult choices to be made in the course of their education is what area of medicine to specialize in—or whether to go into general practice. Part of this problem is the wide variety of specialties to choose from: the AMA lists around 200 medical specialties and sub-specialties....VIEW >
  • Quiz of the Week: The Classic Findings of a Rare Condition

  • Created May 11, 2017 by Figure 1
  • A 36-year-old female anxiously presents to the emergency department with a severe headache, palpitations, and diaphoresis. She mentions she’s had similar self-limiting episodes over the last few years and a chronic history of diarrhea. On examination, her blood pressure is 160/100 mmHg and multiple pruritic, pigmented lesions are seen on her back. A 24-hour urine...VIEW >
  • Gap Years, Disguised Blessings, and Forbidden Words

  • Created May 11, 2017 by The Short Coat Podcast
  • Listener T’keyah sends Cole Cheney, Aline Sandouk, and John Pienta a question on gap years, which boils down to what kinds of gaps are okay according to admissions committees? Cole reveals his post-med school podcasting plans, and he and John discuss how not getting your residency match can be a GOOD thing…after one is done...VIEW >

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