Do Doctors Forget What They Learn In Medical School?
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Do Doctors Forget What They Learn In Medical School?

Do doctors forget most of what they learned in medical school? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Mitul Mehta, MD, Vitreoretinal (eye) Surgeon at UC Irvine, on Quora: It depends on the individual and what field they are in. I think it is …

One Doctor gave Fake Cancer Diagnosis - Gets his Karma in Prison
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One Doctor gave Fake Cancer Diagnosis – Gets his Karma in Prison

You are supposed to be able to trust your doctor. They literally hold your life in their hands whenever you go in to see them. But sometimes doctors can be just as crooked as your local drug dealer posted up on the corner. Take the case of Dr. Farid Fata …

WHY DOCTORS STAY SILENT ABOUT MISTAKES THEIR COLLEAGUES MAKE?
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WHY DOCTORS STAY SILENT ABOUT MISTAKES THEIR COLLEAGUES MAKE?

Telling a patient about another doctor’s medical error can mean losing business or suffering retribution. Now, some physicians are looking for ways to break the code of silence. Patients don’t always know when their doctor has made a medical error. But other doctors do. A few years ago I called …

Is there ever a right time for a doctor to have a baby?
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Is there ever a right time for a doctor to have a baby?

When is the right time to have a baby? This question plagues professional women across industries. It takes on more significant importance for women training as physicians. Medical training is long and coincides with a woman’s late 20s, often stretching into her 30s. Waiting to have children until completing training …

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An Unconscious Patient with a DNR Tattoo

We present the case of a person whose presumed code-status preference led him to tattoo “Do Not Resuscitate” on his chest. Paramedics brought an unconscious 70-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, and atrial fibrillation to the emergency department, where he was found to have …

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The World’s Most Sophisticated Algorithm for Choosing a Med Specialty

Decisions, decisions… You’ve spent the majority of your life in school working hard for the big prize: the prestigious two letters after your name, “MD”. But, now that your real life dream is creeping closer, you have to make that difficult decision, what kind of MD? This highly accurate algorithm …

10 Unbelievable Medical Mistakes
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10 Unbelievable Medical Mistakes

1.The Fertility Clinic that used the wrong sperm When Nancy Andrews, of Commack, N.Y., became pregnant after an in vitro fertilization procedure at a New York fertility clinic, she and her husband expected a new addition to their family. What they did not expect was a child whose skin was significantly …

Totally Paralyzed Patients Can Now “Speak” Thanks To Groundbreaking New Technology
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Totally Paralyzed Patients Can Now “Speak” Thanks To Groundbreaking New Technology

People with locked-in syndrome suffer from total paralysis of all voluntary muscles. Though their thinking, hearing and feeling abilities are unaffected, those with this rare misfortune cannot breathe, chew, swallow, or speak. Though most victims can communicate with their eyes, those who have completely locked-in syndrome (CLIS) have lost even …

Medical school will teach doctors anatomy with Microsoft's augmented reality
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Medical school will teach doctors Anatomy with Microsoft’s augmented reality

One US university is planning on teaching the next generation of medics with the next generation of virtual reality technology. Every doctor, no matter how long they’ve been out of medical school, will remember the first time they walked into a dissection lab. They’ll remember the smell of the embalming …