1. 09:51 17th Oct 2014

    Notes: 50

    Reblogged from cranquis

    Tags: lolspider hatemedicine

    Behind the Medic: The eternal slander of spiders.

    cranquis:

    Number of my patients who present with “spider bite”: 2/week

    Number of patients in all my years of practicing medicine whose symptoms were actually caused by a spider: 2/decade.

     
  2. 09:50

    Notes: 100

    Reblogged from cranquis

    Tags: patienteseforeign languagemedicine

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    cranquis:

"Spider Bite" is a popular phrase in Patientese, used broadly to refer to any of the following:
MRSA abscess
Shingles rash
Folliculitis
Acne
Poison ivy
Keratosis pilaris
Mosquito bites
Razor burn
Sunburn
Hand Foot and Mouth disease
Basal cell carcinoma
Swollen lymph nodes
Calluses
Athlete’s foot
Ringworm
Herpetic cold sores
ANYTHING EXCEPT AN ACTUAL SPIDER BITE


Still lol’ing.

    cranquis:

    "Spider Bite" is a popular phrase in Patientese, used broadly to refer to any of the following:

    • MRSA abscess
    • Shingles rash
    • Folliculitis
    • Acne
    • Poison ivy
    • Keratosis pilaris
    • Mosquito bites
    • Razor burn
    • Sunburn
    • Hand Foot and Mouth disease
    • Basal cell carcinoma
    • Swollen lymph nodes
    • Calluses
    • Athlete’s foot
    • Ringworm
    • Herpetic cold sores
    • ANYTHING EXCEPT AN ACTUAL SPIDER BITE

    Still lol’ing.

     
  3. Learn where the ligament of treitz is, and I don’t want any of that ‘it’s close to grand central station’ bullshit!
    — My favourite surgery attending continuing to badger the residents
     
  4. She [the resident] doesn’t know the difference between the pyloris and the Staten Island ferry!
    — Anazingly funny and very old attending surgeon during a whipple
     
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    That moment where you discover the bag of chips you were about to buy is rat infested. Just another day on call for surgery core.

    That moment where you discover the bag of chips you were about to buy is rat infested. Just another day on call for surgery core.

     
  6. 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.

     
  7. 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. 

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    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.

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    Here, I attempt a picture with Christ the Redeemer.

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    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

    -K

     
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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.

     
  9. Heading into my Comp/Step/Shelf Exam

    whatweshouldcallcaribmedschool:

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    Today, I begin MS3 year.

     
  10. 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.