July 23, 2014
Admission #181: Saving People, Hunting Things

md-admissions:

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"We can’t save everyone…though we try."

My resident says this with a sigh to our six man team: him, two interns, my fellow 4th year, the third year, and I, slouched, curled, and slumped in various positions on plastic rolling chairs in the unusually quiet 7th floor workroom at 6PM. No one wants to go home. Everyone feels a responsibility that tethers them to the hospital, that does not disappear, even when your heavy white coat is hung in a closet or thrown on the floor.  

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July 23, 2014

saelifeworks:

This project started out as a way to multitask between my Bio courses and Art projects. Now I’m ready to commit more to this series and hopefully will have more pieces done over the summer. Check it out on Behance:

https://www.behance.net/gallery/17798183/Mixed-Media-Biology-Posters

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July 15, 2014
"To do science, you need art. To do art, you need science."

Unexpected wisdom from a 9 year old during our walk. (via thebiopsy)

Hey, 9 year old, quit filching my BFA thesis, ok?

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July 14, 2014
oupacademic:

What is Music Therapy?

“Central to the mission of the journal, is the definition of music therapy: ‘Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program’ (AMTA, 2014e).”

Read the full editorial by Dr. Sheri L. Robb in the inaugural OUP-published issue of Journal of Music Therapy and read a collection of music therapy articles from Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives, free until 1 August 2014.
Image credit: Music Therapy PBS Shoot-36. Two music therapy students at University of the Pacific work with students at the Walton Center. Photo by Patrick Giblin. CC BY-NC 2.0 via inkyhack Flickr. 

oupacademic:

What is Music Therapy?

“Central to the mission of the journal, is the definition of music therapy: ‘Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program’ (AMTA, 2014e).”

Read the full editorial by Dr. Sheri L. Robb in the inaugural OUP-published issue of Journal of Music Therapy and read a collection of music therapy articles from Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives, free until 1 August 2014.

Image credit: Music Therapy PBS Shoot-36. Two music therapy students at University of the Pacific work with students at the Walton Center. Photo by Patrick Giblin. CC BY-NC 2.0 via inkyhack Flickr

July 14, 2014
How to Tell Someone that She Is Dying

newyorker:

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Peter Ubel on the challenge that physicians face practicing medicine in an era of empowered patients: http://nyr.kr/1qrkYDA

“Most well-trained physicians believe that it would be a dereliction of their duties to act merely as information providers, standing aside while patients make bad…

We can respect the urge to preserve life that caused this oncologist to plead with his patient to fight her cancer. But we should hope that, when physicians try to help terminally ill patients understand their illnesses and comprehend their treatment choices, they do not feel the need to scare their patients to death.

(Source: newyorker.com)

July 8, 2014
"To attend class tomorrow or not to attend class tomorrow?
That is the question—
Whether ‘tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
the doctors and patients, outrageous lectures,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To skip, to sleep—
all day; and by a sleep, to say we postpone
the suffering, and the thousand Natural shocks
that medical school is heir to? ‘Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished."

— Shakespeare interpreted by a medical student  (via diarymdstudent)

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June 30, 2014

sketchbooknowledge:

1. Heart
2. Womb

Currently doing a series called Organic. For this illustration project, I thought of incorporating nature into the design of our internal organs because of the parallelisms they share.

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June 30, 2014
Welcome to Medblr.

modernathena90:

randommomentsdevida:

lifealamed:

aspiringdoctors:

mademoisellepremed:

pleasedotheneedful:

ermedicine:

tachycardictendencies:

aspiringdoctors:

baffledinbrooklyn:

wayfaringmd:

thecraftypremed:

Welcome to Medblr.
Medblr, /r/premed, and the premed/medical school group on twitter is the antithesis of SDN. All three are really caring and fun communities that I love being a part of, and I want other aspiring doctors to know about.

Now, I shall give you a crash course into the world of Medblr (or at least what I know of it).

Dr. CranquisWayfaring MD, and are physicians who somehow have time to chill and answer questions from premeds.  Dr. Cranquis has a ton of funny stories like this one, Wayfaring MD has a great sidebar with commonly asked questions,

Cranquis and Wayfaring have some connection to Princeton-Medbloro, which is a good guess of what a hospital would look like if run by Medblr.

Medblrs that I know for sure are medical students:


Medblrs that I know for sure are premed students:

  • whitecoatjourney
  • theaspiringdoc is one of my classmates and like me, blogs for our university’s pre-health blog. He’s currently getting ready to go on a medical mission to Honduras!
  • medicalmullings is a biochem major who is also currently writing about her experiences at her hospital job
  • thecraftypremed is the tumblr version of this blog. I rebagel anything I find useful, along with the occasional anime/haute couture/SFX makeup posts.


Other fun medicine and premed-related blogs:

Workout progress pics aren’t your thing? What about study space pics? studying-hardtheartofstudying, have some good pics, and thenormalcollegelife has that PLUS all the Grey’s Anatomy gifsets and pics you would want! 
So, here’s nearly half of my tumblr dashboard. I hope you find some fun blogs to add to your reading material, and that they help and inspire you as much as they did to me!


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A great welcome to the medblr world! Don’t forget to check out the Medblr Spotlight for more medblrs to follow! 

And come join us over at Princeton-Medbloro Teaching Hospital as well. We’re always looking for morning report lecturers. 

I’m also a medblr attending willing to answer questions. I’m also one of the founding deans of
princeton-medbloro
.

Don’t forget my medblr buddies: lifealamed, descantforhope, beyondtheoath, andimedicine, captainmudphud, eclipperton, modernathena90, randommomentsdevida, mademoisellepremed, tachycardictendencies, dxmedicalstudent, meowedschool, medicalstudentconfessions, medstudentinoz, @pleasedotheneedful, incisiontime… and any others that I reblog on the regular.

Thanks for the mention,
aspiringdoctors
! Reblogging for those who need more amazing medblrs to follow or are looking to join the medblr community. We’re really nice, even if we are a little hopped up on caffeine ;)

And me!!!
Hiiii!!!!!!
*Waves from the corner*

I appreciate the attempt to tag me in lol.

Anyway, here’s the always-growing list of active medblrs.

Haha
pleasedotheneedful
, here, this time the attempt was a success. Also, thanks
aspiringdoctors
! :) So, yeah, we are pretty nice people and as mentioned, we drink too much coffee and are sleep deprived, but other than that, we are a very cool/normal bunch. Haha ;)

ermedicine DAMMIT I KNEW I FORGOT SOMEONE I AM SO SORRY.

Holy Batman! Guys there are so many of us now!! And HOW ARE WE ALL SO AWESOME -I feel like we’re just messing with statistics now :P-

I also just realized how many amazing people I follow (And found some new amazing people from the list!)

(A list I’m crazy proud / giddy to get to be a part of) 

Love you guys. :)

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I love that I’m part of this community. It all started with you and me joking around,
randommomentsdevida
, because I found you through a friend’s reblogs. And now I am so happy in this little niche of the internet. Here are my contributions- Medblrs that don’t just medblog, they’re like me and kinda just blog about everything. Y’all should check them out :)
vysaninja
,
baking-bull
,
thebowtierambler
aka
healthandeducation
,
bulbatsar
, and
ohheytherehi
! OH AND THIS IS THE BEST ONE. Check out
themedicalchronicles
for fun stuff written and submitted by the Medblr community!!!

Why, thank you for the mention, Athena! The deadline for the summer print issue has been extended to July 7, by the way, in case any of you would like to submit something.

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June 23, 2014
Reminder

themedicalchronicles:

themedicalchronicles:

themedicalchronicles:

Submissions for the summer print issue are due by June 14!

Also, the ask box is always open for questions and suggestions!

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Guess no one wanted to be printed in the summer issue of The Med Chron…

Ahem. Deadline postponed to July 7, so hop to it :)

June 23, 2014
blue-lights-and-tea:

He he he

blue-lights-and-tea:

He he he

June 21, 2014
Med Students Watching X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bolivar Trask makes his first appearance in the movie

Me: Achondroplasia!

A: He’s a great actor

Me: I know, but I hope you remember what gene it’s on.

A: Oh gosh, stop it.

Trask mentions the Mutant X gene

Me: I wonder if that’s on the X chromosome?

A: Hmm.

Me: I should research this. Maybe I’ll write a paper on the genetics of all this.

June 15, 2014
I sent this paper to JK Rowling explaining how the wizarding gene could be singular, autosomal, and dominant despite the protests of a bunch of fans who stopped learning genetics after Punnett squares. Warning: Contains science

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June 15, 2014
Reminder

themedicalchronicles:

themedicalchronicles:

Submissions for the summer print issue are due by June 14!

Also, the ask box is always open for questions and suggestions!

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Guess no one wanted to be printed in the summer issue of The Med Chron…

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June 11, 2014
Medical Names that Could be...

themedicalchronicles:

I’ve started compiling a list of medical/anatomical/scientific names that could be used elsewhere. This list will be continuously updated. Feel free to add your own!

…used in Harry Potter:

  • ductus venosus
  • ductus arteriosus
  • levator scapula
  • cavernous sinus
  • levator palpebrae superioris
  • xeroderma pigmentosum
  • constrictor pharyngis superior

Probably because many of these names come from Latin anyway, and actually, while re-reading some Harry Potter, I believe Rowling was inspired by some of her names from science and Latin (like the Basilisk and bezoars). I think I’ll write a research paper on that one day…

…dinosaur names:

  • pterygopalatine (fossa)
  • mandible, or submandibular
  • pterygomandibular

…something that Arnold Schwarzenegger says:

  • buccinator (as in, “I am the Buccinator, and I am a facial muscle”)

New genetics word to use in science fiction: sibship - doesn’t it remind you of a bunch of siblings on a ship just bickering and daring each other?

June 7, 2014
Reminder

themedicalchronicles:

Submissions for the summer print issue are due by June 14!

Also, the ask box is always open for questions and suggestions!

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