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  • Q&A with Dr. Ahmed Hankir, Psychiatrist and Mental Health Campaigner

  • Created February 21, 2018 by Gloria Onwuneme
  • Dr. Ahmed Hankir MBChB PGCert (Psychiatry) PGCert (Epidemiology) is a specialty trainee in psychiatry in the National Health Service (UK), an Associate Professor of Psychiatry with the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies (USA), and a Senior Research Fellow for the Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with Cambridge University (UK)....VIEW >
death
  • A Few Practical Thoughts for Dealing with Death in Medicine

  • Created February 20, 2018 by Katie Imbrock, Contributing Writer
  • Death is an unfortunately common event in the field of medicine. How do you deal with it? How do you keep from dwelling on it, letting it shape your practice, making you too calloused or too emotional? These are important questions to think about as you begin your journey in patient care....VIEW >
  • Dealing with Subjectivity in Clinical Rotation Evaluations

  • Created February 19, 2018 by Adelle, Staff Writer
  • One of my friends recently got back her evaluation from a rotation she had just completed. These evaluations, paired with the rotation’s shelf exam determine your score on that particular rotation. Therefore, these evaluations can be pretty important, especially if that is the field you plan to pursue. She looked down the column of various...VIEW >
  • Quiz: A case of “broken-heart” syndrome

  • Created February 16, 2018 by Figure 1
  • A 67-year-old woman presents to the emergency room with acute chest pain and dyspnea after the death of her husband. She is hypotensive, tachycardic, and diaphoretic. A diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy is suspected. Which of the following findings best confirms this diagnosis?...VIEW >
dental clinic
  • Everything I Know About Dental Clinic, I Learned in Kindergarten

  • Created February 15, 2018 by Abbey Trados
  • One billion. That is the approximate number of tidbits I gathered during my first semester of clinic. My mind is now cluttered with one billion facts about ferrule and ferric sulfate and free gingival grafts. Dental cements alone have enough detail to fill my whole brain, yet I am asked to shove far more into...VIEW >
myths
  • The Top 3 Myths About Medical School

  • Created February 14, 2018 by Cassie Kosarek
  • Maybe you have been watching Untold Stories of the E.R. on loop, and you are expecting non-stop action during your clinical years. Maybe your physician uncle told you that he did nothing but study in medical school and residency, foregoing sleep for eight years in order to become a doctor. Maybe your friend who is...VIEW >
  • Q&A with Dr. Adigo Atabo, Functional Medicine Specialist

  • Created February 12, 2018 by Gloria Onwuneme
  • Dr. Adigo Atabo, BM BS BMedSc(Hons) MRCS MIH FWACS(Plastics) IFMCP, is the founder and Medical Director of DoctorFunctionalMedicine.com, and organiser of the Functional Medicine UK Practitioners Group. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Nottingham (2002), Dr. Atabo initially trained in Plastic Surgery in the NHS, before moving into Functional Medicine. She is...VIEW >
  • How Med Student Parents Make It Happen

  • Created February 9, 2018 by The Short Coat Podcast
  • Can you be a parent while you’re in medical school? Listener Courtney, a 26-year-old mother of three wants to know if her med school dream is even possible.  Obviously this is a two-part question since there are both moms and dads to consider, so we’ll have a mom on a future show to help.  But first,...VIEW >

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