How Long Will You Live? A Fun and ‘Accurate’ Test for Med Students

As training physicians, we are taught to be aware of signs of aging and disease. Sometimes, we forget that we ourselves our people and, thus, have a limited lifespan as well. Being a med student may actually be the determining factor in years of life*….SO, how long will you live? *I made this...

Functional Anatomy of a the Student’s Brain

The many things on a med student’s...

The 6 Best Pinterest Boards for Med Students

You know that glorious moment when you actually have time to do something on the internet other than study or research? No? Okay, well, if you don’t, make time for these boards on Pinterest which not only serve as entertainment and anti-stress, but are also educational! 1. Surviving Med School by kayleigh Because the caption is “Brain cupcakes with subdural hematomas.” 2. Med School Stuff by Jessie Ward Because this was actually really helpful. 3. Nursing School and Med School by hannah etheridge Because something peds that didn’t make me squirm. 4. Med School Stuff by Kat* Because this is painfully true and also, OMG INFOGRAPHICS <3 5. – Med School by Cata Ananias Fellay Because this is more legible than any notes I’ve ever taken. 6. And just go ahead and follow all the boards from Iau Med-School Because this used to be called “hebra nose”. Same goes for Soul Medicine, which is not like, “medicine” per se, but more like what you want to look at when you are #sodone looking at things that remind you you’re in med school. Because we should all just calm down and make “funeral sandwiches” or whatever these...

5 Endocrinology Pearls for the Internal Medicine Shelf and ABIM Board Exam

Endocrinology is an essential part of the Internal Medicine Medical Clerkship and ABIM Board exam. According to the ABIM exam blueprint, questions testing endocrinology topics comprise ~8% of the exam. Approximately ~5-10% of the NBME Clerkship exam is composed of endocrinology questions.   1. Don’t let thyroid nodules intimidate you. Check out the following post ABIM Exam Prep: How to Work Up a Thyroid Nodule This systematic approach will help you workup a thyroid nodule.   2. Workup of hirsutism is not as difficult as it seems. Follow this approach and you will be able to diagnose the cause of hirsutism. – Hirsutism is caused by either excessive testosterone or excessive 17-OH steroids (DHEA-S) production. – Excessive Testosterone production is seen in ovarian cancer or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)Ovarian cancer: worked up with trans-vaginal ultrasound to look for adnexal mass. In addition, CA-125 marker is usually elevated in ovarian cancer. – PCOS: Amenorrhea, insulin resistance, and LH:FSH ratio of greater than equal to 3:1 – Excessive DHEA-S production is seen in congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), Cushing’s disease, or adrenal carcinoma – CAH: Usual cause is 21 beta hydroxylase deficiency, which is used to convert 17-OH progesterone to cortisol. Since this enzyme is deficient, 17-OH progesterone levels remain elevated. Decreased cortisol levels will cause an elevated ACTH level through a negative feedback mechanism. With increased ACTH, hyperpigmentation will also occur. – Cushing’s...

Let’s make ‘Domestic Health’ as Cool as Global Health

Medical schools can better mobilize students to fix U.S. healthcare problems. U.S. healthcare is undergoing a sea change of transformation. The ACA (how ever you feel about it) was a major step in focusing our attention on issues like streamlining care, improving value, and expanding access. Yet, as these issues of domestic healthcare come front and center in the minds of many Americans, an increasing number of U.S. medical students are looking to solve health problems in countries abroad. This is not only manifesting as a shortage of physicians interested in practicing in underserved populations of the U.S., but also a dearth of innovation in our healthcare, compared to what we’re seeing in global health. The way our medical schools are currently going about cultivating and mobilizing student interest in innovating solutions to domestic health issues is misguided and can be improved to follow a similar model of global health. Student interest in global health has been rising for at least a quarter of a century. Compared to 1978 when only 5% of medical students participated in international health experiences, 30.5% of graduating medical students now participate in a health project abroad. When polled in 2013, 63% of matriculating medical students said they expected to participate in global health education or service experiences at their medical schools, and 46% talked about global health issues in their applications. Medical schools...

Has “The Natural Effect” Outsmarted You?

Odds are, if you’re an almost doc, you are relatively intelligent…. But, false advertising may have gotten the best of you: “The classic before and after…and who doesn’t want a big d!*k?” We’ve all fallen for it at least once before – med students and premeds are human too – but  after countless hours of learning and studying about health and nutrition, did “the natural effect” outsmart you?     Featured image is screenshot from above...

#NotMatched2014: Number of Residency Slots Hasn’t Changed in 17 Years

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 capped residency slots at 100,000. As more students graduate from medical school, there are many left unmatched and without the proper training to become practicing physicians. So, how will America address the physician shortage? Learn more at...

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