The Differential
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December 14, 2009

Take Care of Your Machine

Like any other machine, the body breaks if you break it. Of course this is an over simplification, because the human body has an incredible ability to regenerate and to recover, but with enough poisons and trauma, we can still destroy it. This simple concept is one we understand so well for cars, toys and computers, but for some reason, many of us struggle to apply it to our own bodies, the machines most important to us all.

During second year, we don’t get a lot of patient contact, but we do have the opportunity to do a few histories and physicals on real patients in the hospital. I have gone twice, and both times, I couldn’t help but feel that most of...

Posted By: Arti Allam  

December 13, 2009

Christmas on the Wards

"Oh, I wish it could be Christmas every da-ay!"

It is almost Christmas. Actually, it's been 'almost Christmas' for the last month, since there was an unseemly short gap between the supermarkets clearing Bonfire Night stuff and restacking the shelv...

Posted By: Lucia Li  

December 10, 2009

What Do You Do For Fun Outside of Medicine?

My apologies to those of you who are sick of all my posts regarding residency lately, but since I took the past few weeks off for residency interviews, that's the big topic on my mind. I've been on quite a few interviews and I've noticed that there are a handful of "standard" ques...

Posted By: Kendra Campbell  

December 10, 2009

Medical Student Syndrome

Have you ever discovered a "lump" on your neck or groin after reading about Hodgkin's lymphoma? Or have you ever spotted an extremely suspicious mole on your body suddenly after reading the chapter on melanoma?

My classmate and I were having lunch a few days ago and we talked ab...

Posted By: Eric Tam  

December 7, 2009

Choosing a Residency When You Have a Family

“I don't want you to be a doctor!” my daughter snarls at me. “Why?”  I ask, not really a bit surprised because she’s 10 now and expresses herself without the least hesitation. “There’s too much moving,” she says, over her should...

Posted By: Sarah Averill  

December 3, 2009

Euphemisms

"Say what you mean and mean what you say."

Calling a spade a spade doesn't always happen in medicine. Often I feel myself skirting around an issue or writing something down in the notes in a way which tries to convey what I want without having to ...

Posted By: Lucia Li  

December 2, 2009

Medical School Myths

I thought it would be fun to dispel some common myths I’ve encountered about medical school. Here’s a short list:

Myth: A high school drop out could never be a doctor.
Fact: I am a high school drop out and...

Posted By: Kendra Campbell  

December 2, 2009

Getting Sick

First of all, thank you to all of you who suggested good resources for figuring out what type of residency would fit me best, I do deeply appreciate your input. Second, for all of those who voted: I’ve written in the comments section what happens on each of the pages,...

Posted By: Edward Pokorny  

November 30, 2009

What if I Were a Woman Turning 40?

I was reading an article in Time magazine concerning the controversial new recommendation on breast cancer screening by the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF). USPSTF suggested that women...

Posted By: Eric Tam  

November 25, 2009

How Close is Too Close? How Far, Too Far?

I'm still taking pictures on the west side and having conversations with people on the street, business owners, artists, writers, and storytellers, with people who work in neighborhoods where health care is hard to come by. In the neighborhood people ask me if I'm a reporter, or i...

Posted By: Sarah Averill  

 
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