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Why Medical Students Make Great Entrepreneurs

  Many medical students are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. However, not many students would pursue this much-needed field in medicine. There are four qualities of medical students that make them extremely suitable for becoming entrepreneurs.   Passion for medicine. Medical school students come into the field with much passion and desire to make positive changes in patient lives. These are important traits needed to innovate within medicine. Most medical students have the desire to “change the world.” No one remembers medical school admissions essays, as much as medical students. That document is a written commitment of their desire to pursue a life-long career in medicine. It is a representation of how the student’s background, struggles, hard work, and experience, all play a role in motivating the student towards a career in medicine. As the medical student progresses through their medical journey towards becoming a resident, and then an attending physician, their responsibilities increase. The more mature physicians become, the more preoccupied they become with tasks like a long list of medically complicated patients, the responsibilities of residents in training, as well as the administrative tasks of being decision makers for the medical institution. Bombarded with many tasks, they unintentionally become farther and farther removed from that passion and desire they described in their medical school admissions essays. Medical students are in a perfect place because they have only seen some...

A Day In The Life Of… – #1

Looking back to the olden days, medicine was quite different than it is today. The high degree of specialization in the modern age has invited a considerable amount of variety in every physician’s life. Being a family practitioner as opposed to a surgeon, your working day can vary quite a bit.   However, rather than speculating on the lives of different physicians, I thought it might be best to hear a firsthand testament from those living the life themselves.   So, without further ado, let’s jump right in.   1. Trauma Surgeon A physician who hates sleep, loves patient care, craves the adrenaline rush, and is passionate about surgery – well, you undoubtedly have a trauma surgeon. These physicians are the insomniac creatures of the hospital, always on the run and in the operating room, dealing with the most gruesome and affecting injuries possible. Their strength and commitment is a testament to their genuine love for medicine.   Video: Source Featured Image:...

So What’s Wrong With This Patient? – #3

The medical field is full of variety and complexity. From the simplest of disorders to the most complex diseases, you will be hard pressed to find a dull moment as a healthcare provider.   Over the past year of training to become a paramedic, I have had the fortunate opportunity to come across various different patients with a multitude of complaints, allowing me to muster my skills of patient assessment and physical examination in order to determine the root cause of the clinical problems.   I would like to take this opportunity and invite you all to recognize the intricacies of medical disorders and how to manage them on an emergent basis. Over the next several weeks, I will be going over some of the classic patient cases that I have come across in my short career as a part of the medical field. While the encounters have been momentary, they have left a deep impact on my learning and outlook towards this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the problem solving begin! We will continue on with our next case here at #3.   3. Back To Basics History of Present Illness: You are dispatched to a 911 call for a 64-year-old male found unresponsive by his family.   Physical Examination: Upon arrival on scene you see a patient lying supine on the kitchen...

So What’s Wrong With This Patient? – #2

The medical field is full of variety and complexity. From the simplest of disorders to the most complex diseases, you will be hard pressed to find a dull moment as a healthcare provider.   Over the past year of training to become a paramedic, I have had the fortunate opportunity to come across various different patients with a multitude of complaints, allowing me to muster my skills of patient assessment and physical examination in order to determine the root cause of the clinical problems.   I would like to take this opportunity and invite you all to recognize the intricacies of medical disorders and how to manage them on an emergent basis. Over the next several weeks, I will be going over some of the classic patient cases that I have come across in my short career as a part of the medical field. While the encounters have been momentary, they have left a deep impact on my learning and outlook towards this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the problem solving begin! We will continue on with our next case here at #2.   2. I Can’t Breathe! History of Present Illness: You respond to a 911 call for a 16-year-old patient who was “accidentally” hit in the chest with a baseball bat. Patient presents with a chief complaint of localized pain in the...

So What’s Wrong With This Patient? – #4

The medical field is full of variety and complexity. From the simplest of disorders to the most complex diseases, you will be hard pressed to find a dull moment as a healthcare provider.   Over the past year of training to become a paramedic, I have had the fortunate opportunity to come across various different patients with a multitude of complaints, allowing me to muster my skills of patient assessment and physical examination in order to determine the root cause of the clinical problems.   I would like to take this opportunity and invite you all to recognize the intricacies of medical disorders and how to manage them on an emergent basis. Over the next several weeks, I will be going over some of the classic patient cases that I have come across in my short career as a part of the medical field. While the encounters have been momentary, they have left a deep impact on my learning and outlook towards this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the problem solving begin! We will continue on with our next case here at #4.   4. The Stressful Response History of Present Illness: You are responding to a 911 call for immediate medical assistance with an unresponsive person found in an alleyway.   Physical Examination: Upon arrival on scene, you quickly unload your gear and...

So What’s Wrong With This Patient? – #5

The medical field is full of variety and complexity. From the simplest of disorders to the most complex diseases, you will be hard pressed to find a dull moment as a healthcare provider.   Over the past year of training to become a paramedic, I have had the fortunate opportunity to come across various different patients with a multitude of complaints, allowing me to muster my skills of patient assessment and physical examination in order to determine the root cause of the clinical problems.   I would like to take this opportunity and invite you all to recognize the intricacies of medical disorders and how to manage them on an emergent basis. Over the next several weeks, I will be going over some of the classic patient cases that I have come across in my short career as a part of the medical field. While the encounters have been momentary, they have left a deep impact on my learning and outlook towards this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the problem solving begin! We will continue on with our next case here at #5.   5. The Complete Picture History of Present Illness: A 28-year-old female present with a chief complaint of chest pain and shortness of breath.   Physical Examination: Upon arrival on scene, you find the patient sitting up in bed and showcasing...

So What’s Wrong With This Patient? – #6

The medical field is full of variety and complexity. From the simplest of disorders to the most complex diseases, you will be hard pressed to find a dull moment as a healthcare provider.   Over the past year of training to become a paramedic, I have had the fortunate opportunity to come across various different patients with a multitude of complaints, allowing me to muster my skills of patient assessment and physical examination in order to determine the root cause of the clinical problems.   I would like to take this opportunity and invite you all to recognize the intricacies of medical disorders and how to manage them on an emergent basis. Over the next several weeks, I will be going over some of the classic patient cases that I have come across in my short career as a part of the medical field. While the encounters have been momentary, they have left a deep impact on my learning and outlook towards this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the problem solving begin! We will continue on with our next case here at #6.   6. The Sugary Conundrum History of Present Illness: Patient is an 18-year-old female who presents with a chief complaint of abdominal pain that has been going on for the past several days.   Physical Examination: On further questioning, patient also...