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The Health Scout, "Almost" MD

Dalya Ferguson (The Health Scout) is a PGY2 General Surgery resident at the University of Texas at Houston who is passionate about improving medical education, healthcare quality, and health literacy. Before medical school, she earned a BA in Literary Studies with a minor in Philosophy and worked at a healthcare consulting company for over 2 years. When she's not working, she is usually spending time with her husband and family, studying, reading, drawing cartoons, or tweeting.

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Contents of a Medical Student’s Refrigerator

If you love food and you are having trouble remembering the nitty-gritty details of those disease states, just picture what a medical student’s refrigerator would look like! You’ll never forget “maple syrup urine syndrome” after you pour that syrup over your morning pancakes…or at least you hope it’s...

Functional Anatomy of a the Student’s Brain

The many things on a med student’s...

How Med Students Envision Match Day

Congratulations! All of your hard work over the past 4 years has finally paid off! And you only have at least 3 more years until you are actually an attending and don’t have to give your seat up for a doctor’s pocketbook! So in honor of match day we take a look at how future specialists feel when receiving those previous white...

The 4 Professors You’ll Have in Med School…In Pictures

Professors are…interesting. They are (or should be) ultimately there to convey the necessary information but sometimes their own agenda gets in the way! Have you encountered these professors? Leave a comment and tell us about your favorite/favorite-to-immitate professor! 1. The one who seems to have forgotten the competitive process of getting into medical school.   2. The one who seems to forget the confines of human memory.     3. The one who can’t differentiate between “What you need to know for Step I” and “What you need to know when you’re a practicing physician.”   4. The one who seems to be...

A Day in the Life of a Med Student

A descriptive and mathematically accurate depiction of my happiness (or unhappiness) throughout my day in med school. Another graph needed to depict happiness on vacation as well as unhappiness leading up to...

The Many Definitions of Studying: None of Which Involve Studying

Once in med school, “I have to study” becomes the go-to excuse to get out of anything from that dreaded family reunion to doing your laundry (or practicing personal hygiene in general…). But let’s be real: Most of the time you are “studying” involves at least one of these...

The Adverse Effects of Med School on ADLs

Med school doesn’t only take its toll on your...