1. Getting Through USMLE Step 1 à la DIT: The Many Faces of Dr. Lewis

    As my token of thanks to DIT for preparing me for Step 1, I’ve compiled a list of screenshots of my favourite lecture moments.

    Dr. Lewis does EDM

    Dr. Lewis goes gladiator

    Dr. Lewis travels to the jurassic period

    Dr. Lewis points to ‘THE’ man

    Dr. Lewis lives long and prospers

    Dr. Lewis’s inner eye sees into souls

    Huge thanks to the people of DIT for keeping me sane throughout the USMLE Step 1 process and filling in the gaps that SGU left out of my medical education. I’ll catch you all again in a few months for the Step 2 edition.

  2. MS3

    So, I’ve been doing my surgery core rotation for the past 4.5 weeks (7.5 weeks left!!!). The rotation itself has been pretty great and living in NYC is unreal. I guess the only drama I’ve had in my life has come from continued dealings with SGU. I’m pretty sure the people they have working in their ‘ClinEd’ department have extra chromosomes (their level of incompetence is mind blowing). Anyway, I digress. 

    I’ve been live-tweeting interesting parts of my day, I feel like the last couple tweets can sum up some of the wonder and absurdity of my days. 


    I’ve done a lot of things since my last real post. USMLE Step 1 went really well for me contrary to how I felt after taking the exam (I’m still a strong candidate to match in Anesthesiology!!!). My advice to others studying for the test is to just buckle down and get it over with as soon as you can. The longer you drag out the studying, the more painful it gets. Stick to your pre-made study schedule and just make it happen. There is no greater feeling than being done with that test. 

    After Step 1 I went to South America. It was unlike any place I’ve ever been. My soul fell in love with Argentina (and it’s plentiful vineyards of Malbec) and I’m plotting my return trip every day. I saw one of the seven wonders of the natural world (Iguassu Falls) and one of the seven wonders of the modern world (Christ the Redeemer). Both are absolutely breath-taking and I recommend a trip to South America to anyone who is willing to step out of their comfort zone and travel somewhere that is little more off the beaten path (especially in regard to language barrier). 

    Here, I stand in front of Iguassu Falls on the Argentina side.


    Here, I attempt a picture with Christ the Redeemer.


    Anyway, I need to get to work on a presentation on small bowel obstruction; the workload never lessens it only gets bigger. Next post will feature my favourite things about fall in NYC and probably how much I continue to loathe SGU and their clinical placement coordinators.

    Until then, xoxo


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    During MS3 year, life moves at lightning speed. Surgery core is definitely keeping me busy.

    During MS3 year, life moves at lightning speed. Surgery core is definitely keeping me busy.

  4. Heading into my Comp/Step/Shelf Exam



    Today, I begin MS3 year.

  5. myampgoesto11:

    X-Ray GIFs by Cameron Drake | Behance 

    My Amp Goes To 11Twitter | Instagram

    I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve been on a post Step 1 vacation… I’ll update soon discussing boards, my trip to South America, and my upcoming move to Brooklyn, NY next week for 3rd year rotations. In the mean time, these GIFs are awesome.

  6. 16:05 6th Jul 2014

    Notes: 4774

    Reblogged from wilwheaton

    Tags: things to knowscience y'all

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    Things to know.

    Things to know.

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    6 weeks into my Step 1 studying. (3 more days to go)

    6 weeks into my Step 1 studying. (3 more days to go)

  8. 16:44 30th Jun 2014

    Notes: 161

    Reblogged from cranquis

    Tags: Dr. HouseEverybody Lies

    TSK: A Rash, and No Idea Why...

    1. Cranquis: So you've had this horribly itchy, whole-body, hive-like rash for 5 days?
    2. Patient: yes.
    3. Cranquis: And you can't think of ANYTHING that may have changed in your environment in the past couple weeks?
    4. Patient: no. i have No Idea Why i got this rash.
    5. Cranquis: So no new medications, or... (rattling off a list of usual suspects for rashes)...tick bites, deodorant, medications, foods... (still rattling)... soaps, medications, pets, poison ivy, medications...
    6. Patient: no, no, nope, nopey-nope, naw, nein, no...
    7. Cranquis: Hmm, well. This looks like an allergic reaction, and since it's been so severe for you, I think we should treat you with a short course of oral steroids, such as prednisone.
    8. Patient: oh i don't know i've heard of prednisone that's a strong medicine doesn't it cause problems?
    9. Cranquis: Yes, it can... (gives usual pros-and-cons of prednisone speech)... and can cause interactions with certain medications, such as Levaquin...
    10. Patient: oh well then i can't take it.
    11. Cranquis: Why?
    12. Patient: well because i'm taking Levaquin.
    13. Cranquis: Uhh...
    14. Patient: yeah i didn't want to tell you because i got it from my daughter i was having a runny nose and she had some Levaquin left over so i started taking it...
    15. Cranquis: ...5 days ago.
    16. Patient: uh, yeah.
    17. (Cranquis: Ok, I'm going to refer you to our audiologist, because apparently the Levaquin has also destroyed your sense of hearing.)
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    Diagnosing infants at CPR class.

    Diagnosing infants at CPR class.

  10. 22:06 26th Jun 2014

    Notes: 18758

    Reblogged from nevver

    Tags: It's like an app store of websites


    1. netflixroulette.net — Find something random to watch on Netflix.
    2. pintsinthesun.co.uk — Find somewhere to drink a pint in the sun.
    3. gfycat.com — Upload your gifs.
    4. youconvertit.com — Convert documents.
    5. ninite.com — Download all the free software you want at the same time.
    6. squirt.io — Speed read the web one word at a time.
    7. shouldiremoveit.com — Find out which applications you should remove from your computer. 
    8. avoidhumans.com — Find places to go in public that are not crowded.
    9. keybr.com — Practice your touch typing.
    10. oldversion.com — Get old versions of software.
    11. readability-score.com — Find out how readable text is.
    12. deadmansswitch.net — Have emails sent when you die.
    13. mint.com — Budget your money.
    14. roadtrippers.com — Plan your route with the best lodging and attractions.
    15. duckduckgo.com — A search engine that is not following you.
    16. padmapper.com — Maps out possible apartments/homes that fit your criteria.
    17. zillow.com — Another great source for finding your next home.
    18. printfriendly.com — Make any webpage print friendly.
    19. printwhatyoulike.com — Print precisely what you want from any webpage. 
    20. privnote.com — Write a note to someone that will self-destruct after they read it.
    21. freecycle.org — A network of people giving away free stuff in their towns.
    22. couchsurfing.org — Crash on someone’s couch anywhere in the world.
    23. recipepuppy.com — Search for recipes based on the ingredients you have.
    24. pipl.com — A search engine for finding people.
    25. charitynavigator.org — Evaluates various charities.
    26. newsmap.jp — Popular news headlines.
    27. radioreference.com — Listen to radio channels across the nation.
    28. jimmyr.com — Link aggregator.
    29. wolframalpha.com — A computational knowledge engine.
    30. heavens-above.com — Follow satellites and constellations.
    31. whatismyip.com — Figure out you I.P. address.
    32. spreeder.com — Improve reading speed and comprehension.
    33. simplynoise.com — Listen to white noise.
    34. camelcamelcamel.com — Tracks prices for any product.
    35. ptable.com — An interactive periodic table.
    36. retailmenot.com — Find coupons for just about anything.
    37. searchtempest.com — Search all of craigslist with one search.
    38. join.me — Peek in on somebody’s computer screen.
    39. thistothat.com — Find out the best way to glue this to that.
    40. woorank.com — Find out what your website is missing, how you can improve it, and how to make Google recognize it better.
    41. scribblemaps.com — Draw on maps then share them with friends.
    42. mailvu.com — Video email.
    43. rhymer.com — Online rhyming dictionary.
    44. homestyler.com — Design your dream home.
    45. wetransfer.com — An easy way to send big files.
    46. pastebin.com — A place to paste text.
    47. idlekeyboard.com — Make it sound like you are hard at work.
    48. dropbox.com — Backup your sensitive document online.
    49. seatguru.com — Find out where the best seats are on your plane flight.
    50. unlistmy.info — Find out which websites store data about you, and tell them to unlist your info.
    51. twofoods.com — Compare two foods..
    52. gasbuddy.com — Find local gas prices.
    53. sleepyti.me — Plan out your sleep schedule better.
    54. ripetrack.com — Find out when certain fruits are ripe .
    55. compassionpit.com — Talk out your problems with others, or help others yourself.
    56. paperbackswap.com — Swap books with others.
    57. swole.me — Plan out your meals better.
    58. weatherspark.com — A graphical look at the weather.
    59. network-tools.com — Various network tools.
    60. amazon.com — The best place to buy things online.
    61. writecheck.com — Correct grammar and check for plagiarism.
    62. wakerupper.com — Send yourself a wake-up call.
    63. pcpartpicker.com — Plan out your next PC build.
    64. nophonetrees.com — Talk to an actual person instead of a machine when you call customer service.
    65. loads.in — Find out how long it takes websites to load.
    66. calorieking.com — Find nutrition information on various foods.
    67. manualslib.com — A database of PDF manuals for various products.
    68. eatthismuch.com — Create meal plans to meet your nutrition targets.
    69. keepmeout.com — Lock yourself out of time wasting websites.
    70. glassdoor.com — Research what it is like to work with certain companies. 

    via Daily Zen List

    Some really good stuff here, for both efficiency and procrastination.