Should Medical Students Bring Laptops to Lectures?
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Should Medical Students Bring Laptops to Lectures?

You can file this under, “Old man yells at cloud,” but here goes. Twice a year now for over a decade, I’ve been lecturing the senior medical students in a therapeutics and pharmacology course. It’s an elective, but it’s very popular — most of the class takes it. Not surprisingly, my topic …

How To Know If Surgery Is Right For You?
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How To Know If Surgery Is Right For You?

Reflect on your clinical experiences and how you felt while caring for patients. Do you: Appreciate working as a member of a team? Enjoy watching your patients improve daily after major injuries or surgical procedures? Embrace responsibility and the opportunity to make a positive impact? Excel at problem solving and …

How to inspire medical students to pursue primary care
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How to inspire medical students to pursue primary care

I distinctly remember the excitement I felt during my first year of medical school when exposed to the breadth of general and specialty fields that seemed all so equally rewarding and medically influential.  I envisioned myself holistically understanding my patient, seeing the problem in the context of her other medical …

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16 THINGS YOU’LL ONLY UNDERSTAND IF YOU’RE A MEDICAL STUDENT

1) Getting hungry during Anatomy sessions. Casually discussing lunch options over an open cadaver or comparing a human lung to a melon is a common part of anatomy dissection. 2) Practicing OSCE’s on each other over and over and over and over ‘Hi, My name is _____ and I’m a …

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15 “Joys” Of Being A Medical Student.

1. This is what your Saturday night looks like. Your “non-med” friends every Saturday night. 2. At some point, your “non-med” friends will stop believing all your “lame” excuses about not being able to hang out ‘cause you always have to study for something. I mean, seriously, is there really …

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 …

Teach medical students reality to make them Good Doctors
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Teach medical students reality to make them Good Doctors

To make a good doctor we need medical schools to be honest with students and teach them about how things really are. We need to provide medical students with that most powerful and dangerous of life forces—reality. Some patients can be difficult and dangerous. Most clinical decisions have no evidence …

Reality Medical Shows That You MUST WATCH
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Reality Medical Shows That You MUST WATCH

Are you a fan of blood and gore? Does watching bloodied organs, disfigured body parts, growing tumors, and new absurd diseases excite you? Then those medical shows on TV do you no good. However hard they try to show the reality, everything on those shows is filmed and rehearsed and scripted. …

Why are Doctors wearing Blue and Green Scrubs?
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Why are Doctors wearing Blue and Green Scrubs?

Scrubs used to be white — the color of cleanliness. Then in the early 20th century, one influential doctor switched to green because he thought it would be easier on a surgeon’s eyes, according to an article in a 1998 issue of Today’s Surgical Nurse. Although it is hard to confirm …