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Quiz! Do You Know Your Diseases?

As a medical practitioner, you need to be able to look at symptoms to help you diagnose a patient. It can be difficult without a full examination but some indicators can help you guess the most likely disease. Do you think you could diagnose correctly? Are you the next Dr House? The next medical Sherlock Holmes? Let’s find out! Featured From Gap Medics Blog Featured Image:...

Top 10 Hardcore Grey’s Anatomy Moments – #2

Believe it or not, medicine is a career filled with drama. From the closest of saves to those fastidious concerns for protocol implementation, we are no strangers to the loud proclamations of physicians, residents, nurses, and the rest of the staff in the hallways and operating rooms. Translating this very sense of excitement to the medical TV shows out there, Grey’s Anatomy is one of the notable and long-running ones that fit this characterization in the perfect manner.   For my fellow Grey’s Anatomy fans out there, this is my tribute to you. Join along as we watch some of the most hardcore moments from the show, displaying the rigor, emergency, and adrenaline-rush of our beloved medical profession.   2. The “everyday” emergency Surgery is a field that teeters on the edge of life and death. There is an emergent situation just waiting to pounce on you as you turn a corner. Thus, this profession is not for the faint of heart, but for those who are willing to challenge themselves to the breaking point and face the mantle of saving human lives on a daily basis.       Featured Image:...

Finals Countdown by Amateur Transplants

By The Doctor’s Channel An excellent study guide for all medical students with finals coming up…   Take a bite from the adult’s table. The Doctor’s Channel is the world’s leading video site for physicians. Featuring the latest news in clinical medicine, disease resource centers, CME programs, and Doc Life (all in under 3 mins or less), it has been called “the educational youtube for docs”. ...

10 Moments That Will (Re)Fuel Your Passion For Medicine #6-10

Happy Friday! Here we have part two of the 10 moments that will remind you of your passion for the medical field. Take some time away from your studies to clear your head, watch a few clips, and then get back in the zone!   So here’s the deal. Contrary to my initial belief, I am actually turning into a Grey’s Anatomy fan. And I’m not talking about the ginormous book (that is way to heavy to carry, much less read), but the popular TV series on the life of surgeons.   Going into the medical field myself, I have several reasons and motives that keep me going everyday, despite of all the struggles. From my love for the field to my desire for helping people, I have much to go on. However, there are always those moments where you seek some form of external boost or reprise that can reinvigorate you to reach new heights in achieving your dream. You start to think that you want to be more than a physician – you want to be a person who can be looked up to as a figure of passionate purpose. And what better way to spice up your motives than some TV drama?   So, over the next several weeks, I would like you all to take a close look at some classic, memorable moments from Grey’s...

10 Moments That Will (Re)Fuel Your Passion For Medicine #1-5

So here’s the deal. Contrary to my initial belief, I am actually turning into a Grey’s Anatomy fan. And I’m not talking about the ginormous book (that is way to heavy to carry, much less read), but the popular TV series on the life of surgeons. Watching these clips always revives my passion for medicine, just when I think I’m in over my head.   Going into the medical field myself, I have several reasons and motives that keep me going everyday, despite of all the struggles. From my love for the field to my desire for helping people, I have much to go on. However, there are always those moments where you seek some form of external boost or reprise that can reinvigorate you to reach new heights in achieving your dream. You start to think that you want to be more than a physician – you want to be a person who can be looked up to as a figure of passionate purpose. And what better way to spice up your motives than some TV drama?   So, I would like you all to take a close look at some classic, memorable moments from Grey’s Anatomy. Beyond their superficial appeal, there is a deeper message that transcends into the very roots of medicine and medical practice, hitting on the finer aspects that may go unrecognized without some...

So What’s Wrong With This Patient? – #1

  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 last several weeks, I have been 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 continue on! We will conclude with our last case here at #1.   1. The Mysterious Diagnosis History of Present Illness: Patient is a 34-year-old male who calls EMS with a chief complaint of fatigue and not feeling too well for the past several days.   Physical Examination: On further questioning, the...

Movies That Illuminated The Medical Field: #7-10

Medicine has intrigued cinema for as far back as we can remember. From the gruesome depictions of surgical procedures to the long struggles against chronic ailments, the medical field is omnipresent in movies. Furthermore, given the current rise in instances such as antibiotic resistance and our inability to manage all diseases, a look back is well warranted to put things in perspective and remind us of our vulnerability as a species. I will be taking you on a trip through a few of the many medical films out there, classically and aptly illuminating the intersection between art and medicine.   7. Side Effects The medical field is known for its innovation and creativity, bringing to light a new drug or therapy everyday, one that can benefit the patient. However, what if that drug had side effects beyond what could have been predicted? What if death was very likely? Would you take it?   In this offbeat piece of cinema, the unknown effects of a psychiatric medication are exposed through an intricate set of events, keeping you on the edge of your seat.     Video: Source     8. Patch Adams Why do you want to become a doctor? For new entrants in the field of medicine, the most common answer might be their love for the science. They are passionate to learn and practice on the most intricate...