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.

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...

A Post-Thanksgiving Fantasy

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgivings! Given the grotesque amount of food Aunt Sue (Aunt Sue alwaysss out-does herself, right?) served this year, you’re likely in a food coma. Wouldn’t it be amazing if said food coma came equipped with an IV full of medical...

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