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  • Put Your Patients First When Choosing Clinical Attire

  • Created March 1, 2017 by Michael D Mehlman MD, MPhil
  • Dress like an intern, not a hipster, not an executive When I was in first-year medicine I had my ears pierced and grew my hair out. I went to attend a surgery and showed up with my piercings in and my little ringlets popping out from beneath the surgical head mask. The consultant gave me...VIEW >
  • What is Epilepsy?

  • Created February 28, 2017 by Open Osmosis
  • What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent and unpredictable seizures. Seizures are characterized by groups of neurons being activated simultaneously, leading to both outward symptoms like muscle jerking and convulsions, as well as inward symptoms like abnormal sensations. This video covers the different types of seizures, including partial seizures and its subtypes:...VIEW >
  • Mental Health and More: A Look at Psychiatry

  • Created February 27, 2017 by Brent Schnipke
  • Central to the skillset of every physician is the differential diagnosis; this is the process by which new patients are evaluated to establish the most likely diagnosis. Similarly, the first clinical year of medical school is like a differential for each student, except instead of a medical diagnosis, students are seeking to determine which specialty...VIEW >
  • The Stages of Life: Love, Body Odor, and Body Donation

  • Created February 24, 2017 by Short Coat Podcast
  • Love is on the air this week, as Cole Cheney hears a declaration of listener Naomi’s feelings…and then gets a Valentine’s week surprise. Also, Dave, Matt Wilson, Levi Endelman, and newbie Tarek Karam confront the perils of old age (apparently, Dave is emitting 2-Nonenal as we speak).  An article on the lower cost of body...VIEW >
  • Quiz of the Week: Why did this patient collapse during breakfast?

  • Created February 24, 2017 by Figure 1
  • A 59-year-old male with a history of hypertension is brought to the emergency department in acute coma. His wife mentions he collapsed this morning at the breakfast table. Examination reveals a Glasgow coma scale of 3, pinpoint pupils reactive to light, and absent horizontal eye movement with head rotation. After resuscitation and stabilization, he is...VIEW >
addiction
  • Addiction is a Brain Disease — So Let’s Treat It Like One

  • Created February 22, 2017 by Jawad Husain, Contributing Writer at in-Training.org
  • Reposted from here with permission. As a medical student, I always carry naloxone in my backpack. Naloxone is the antidote for opioid overdoses, and is readily available at most pharmacies in Boston. My medical school, Boston University School of Medicine, is located near the epicenter of the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. Walking around campus visibly...VIEW >
  • 8 Ways Health Professional Students Can Help The Nation’s Uninsured

  • Created February 21, 2017 by Sumanth Kaja
  • I am getting restless hearing about what may or may not happen to the Affordable Care Act. And I am worried about the 18 to 22 million Americans who currently receive coverage through it. As health professionals in training, we are often tasked with keeping the system running and making sure nothing slips through the...VIEW >
Chronicles of a Med Student
  • So Little Time: Prioritizing For Healthy Time Management

  • Created February 20, 2017 by Adelle
  • As I enter the thick of studying for board exams, I’m reminded even more every day to stay calm, grounded, and keep my head clear. This is the last semester of my pre-clinical education (I can’t believe how time has flown!), and I’m caught in a balance of staying positive about that as well as...VIEW >

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