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The Most Talented Doodler You’ll Ever Meet

Everyone doodles. Whether you’re desperately trying to stay awake or are stuck in an insufferably boring lecture, you’ve most definitely slipped into that absent-minded phase of artistry at some point or another. I may not be an artist, but I do enjoy a good doodle. However, my repertoire doesn’t expand much past ice cream cones and the occasional eye or two. Emerson film student Jody Steel, on the other hand, has just a little bit more skill than I do. Even cooler, Steel doesn’t just stick to the margins of her class notes like most of us; instead, she has made her thighs her easel… A doodle worthy of our anatomy textbook: A little Walking Dead… Doodling on the neighbor… And a little Walter White for good measure… Source:...

A Year of Orgo in Memes

1. It began so humbly. First, some things started to look a little different…   2. You think to yourself, ‘some of this looks like gen chem… It can’t be as hard as they all said!’ And you feel like this:   3. The first exam approaches. You study for hours nonstop. You do every single problem, maybe even twice. You think that there can’t be anything on this test you couldn’t do! Until… the actual exam: Universal Pictures   4. Days later when you get the exam back, you think to yourself, maybe it wasn’t so bad! Maybe the curve will fix everything! But alas, it’s handed back to you and…   5. As you begin to accept the idea that maybe you’ll never be a doctor, you realize, you’re not alone. Bonding over your dismal scores, you begin to make some friends (who laugh at things like this just as much as you do):   6. Together, you begin to acknowledge that maybe this is just how you will feel all the time:   7. Sometimes still, you just can’t help when the frustration escalates…   8. By the second and third exams, you realize that success isn’t defined by numbers.   9. Suddenly, you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But then you realize, just what a toll this class has taken...

11 of TV’s Hottest Docs

All I can say is I hope this is what my med school classmates look like ;). Leave a reply with your vote for hottest TV doc!    1. Dr. Michaela Quinn (Jane Seymore, Medicine Woman) Annoyingly, at age 63, Jane Seymour is, in fact, still hot.   2. Dr. Philip Chandler (Denzel Washington, St. Elsewhere)   3. Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon, Nip/Tuck) *drool*   4. Dr. Remy Hadley (Olivia Wilde, House MD) I totally buy Olivia Wilde as the hot bartender in the OC (circa 2005) but as a doctor, I’m just not sure.   5. Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer, House MD) I first discovered this strapping fellow during my Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen obsession stage in my awkward teenage years (re: Winning London). The accent, the flow, and now you’re telling me he could preform CPR on me if ever needed (wanted…) – what’s there not to love?   6. Dr. Doug Ross (George Clooney, ER) I now understand why my mom was obsessed with this show.   7. Dr. Courtney Ellis (Gabrielle Union, City of Angels)   8. Dr. Drake Ramoray (Joey Tribiani, Days of Our Lives) The salt and pepper Clooney hair really wins me over on this one.   9. Dr. Derek Shepard (Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy) I’m not sure neurosurgeons can be this hot (sorry, neurosurgeons). I sometimes question his...

Hey Girl, Maybe Getting Sick Isn’t a Bad Thing

I know we’re all busy trying to become doctors, but sometimes we could all use a checkup. Especially one from Dr. Gosling.   Dr. Gosling has your back   Dr. Gosling cares about the impending primary care physician shortage     Dr. Gosling wants to show you his full active assistive range of motion     Dr. Gosling can see the real you     Dr. Gosling loves you, no matter what they say     Dr. Gosling knows how to make you swoon     Dr. Gosling comes in small, medium, and large     All memes from http://drgosling.tumblr.com/ Send us some of your best medical memes! Tweet us @almostdocs or post on our Facebook...

BatDoc: A Pediatrician with a Mission and a Mask

I have officially graduated from my pediatrician—being 19 and visiting a pediatrician isn’t as cool as it sounds—and now I’m beginning to regret it. This cool new doctor has developed a brilliant tactic to entertain tots and teens alike and it’s called BatDoc. Donning a full head mask and the quintessential stormy, growly voice, BatDoc advises parents, teaches kids, and garners a load of laughs in this four-minute clip of BatDoc hard at work. I think we can all agree we wish we had BatDoc as our doctor, though our pediatrician days are well behind us.  Nevertheless, we can all aspire to be the BatDoc of generation, since after all… “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me” ~ Bruce Wayne...

Oh Hello Flo!

For whatever reason, the concept of “the period” has remained taboo for centuries. In various religious traditions, women are considered impure during menstruation and were often forbidden from partaking in religious rituals or even any normal daily activity. Even now, a woman’s “time of the month” is something unspoken of… kept under wraps. It’s either over-exaggerated… NBC Universal …or nonexistent. Even today’s ads for tampons and pads are purposefully vague a majority of the time, because the whole idea is to hide the fact that you’re on your period. Right? Not anymore. Finally, someone is changing that. Say Hello to Flo…    ...

Seven Nerdy Costumes to Rock This Halloween

Do you usually throw on a white coat or some old scrubs and call yourself a doctor each Halloween? Well, it’s time to change things up. Here are seven costume ideas to spark your creativity. 1. Patch Adams In honor of Robin Williams, start with your white coat from your classic costume and add on a red nose and any other clown attire.   Bonus points: Dress up as the real Patch Adams himself with the mustache, half-blue hair and all (make sure you read up on his life here: http://www.patchadams.org/patch-adams/).   2. Cell (or Organelle) Eukaryote or prokaryote – pick your favorite. Add in all of the organelles and you’re set!   Bonus points: Take a cell-fie as a cell in a cell culture area (if you’re the research type).   3. Rorschach Ink Test Get a plain white piece of clothing (T-shirt, dress, etc.) and use black paint to make an inkblot pattern. (See a DIY video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvBKWwFvcHE). Bonus points: Actually psychoanalyze people using your inkblot clothing.   4. Organ Follow suit with Harvard’s “What does the spleen do?” parody and dress up like a human sized organ.   Bonus points: Learn to dance like the spleen in the video.   5. Microbe While these are normally too small to see, you won’t be missed while dressed as a microbe, be it as a fungus, bacteria,...