The Differential
Blog Address: http://blogs.medscape.com/thedifferential
August 4, 2010

An amazing experience on obstetrics

If you've been following my blog with any regularity, you might conclude that I can be less-than-upbeat about certain things in my medical school life (getting up at 4am, for example, or packing up house and moving every time I turn around). I think that's probably an unavoidable consequence of using this blog as a place to air out some of the difficulties I've encountered in the past several years. But if you've decided that I'm nothing but a pessimist, and you're reading this, I'm glad, because yesterday was my first day on obstetrics, and it was a great day- possibly the best single day I've had in my clerkship rotations to date.

It was a great day because I got...

Posted By: Alex Folkl  

July 31, 2010

What's in your pocket?

Returning from the underworld of board exams and facing patients with a newly obtained set of knowledge, I am joining my third year peers in the clinical setting.  Rotations are gaining momentum and preceptors are enjoying every opportunity to put us, "neophytes," on the spot...

Posted By: Joshua Batt  

July 27, 2010

A Tribe Called Medicine

One week into my first rotation. Third year, the training wheels are off.

I'm studying in a coffee shop on the Upper East Side.

And, Scene:

Enormous headphones are half -drowning out the neighboring conversation. I try to focus on what I'm reading - a diffe...

Posted By: Rosalyn Plotzker  

July 26, 2010

What's on your summer reading list?

Today, I thought I'd spend some time on something a bit off-topic: Summer reading lists. Summer's a great time for catching up on all of that reading you wish you'd done over the long, cold winter. Nothing but long, lazy days, relaxing in the sun, with no responsibilities, and not...

Posted By: Alex Folkl  

July 26, 2010

The resilience of psychiatric patients' wives

Working with veterans with psychiatric issues has been an emotional struggle for me. I’ve seen a spectrum of problems, often service-related, some less so, but my consensus feeling is that these people, mostly men, have tough lives, and because of this, many of them can be t...

Posted By: Arti Allam  

July 23, 2010

Should--A Reflection

I feel as though I hear "should" far more often lately. "It should be here," said in reference to an anatomical feature. "The round ligament should be here." What do you say when it's not? How often is it not there when it should be? I sometimes ...

Posted By: Carl Streed Jr  

July 21, 2010

Ethical obligation or tattle telling?

According to a study that was published in last weeks Journal of the American Medical Association, a surprising 17% of the 1,891 doctors surveyed had direct knowledge of an impaired or incompetent physician in their workplace. One-third of those doctors had not reported t...

Posted By: Brooks Brodrick  

July 19, 2010

Old-school Skills vs. New Technologies

What would happen if I stood on the left side of a patient while auscultating the patient's heart?

If I examine a patient on the left side in front of a doctor from Hong Kong, I would probably get this response: What are you doing? Is that the proper way to examine a patient?</p...

Posted By: Eric Tam  

July 19, 2010

Hitting the wall

Midway through my OB/Gyn rotation, I think I've hit the wall. In case you've yet to experience a surgical-ish rotation, let me describe for you a typical day in the life. I get up at 4am. The birds aren't even up this early. The coffee cart at the hospital, whose sole purpose in l...

Posted By: Alex Folkl  

July 17, 2010

Praise your patients

“I’m really proud of how well you have been taking your medications and of far you have come in terms of mood and healthy lifestyle since I last saw you,” the psychiatrist I observed on Friday said to his patient. This patient has suffered from major depression, ...

Posted By: Arti Allam  

 
« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 next »
About This Blog

Medical school and residency can be a stressful, demanding time. These medical students share their insights and experiences, good and bad, in order to create a community of support and understanding for medical students everywhere.

Contact the Webmaster
Poll: How long does it take for you to adapt to new learning styles? A day|A week|A month|A year|Never|

  • Alina Khurgel
  • Kolin Meehan
  • Neil C. Bhavsar

    Medical Student 
    New Jersey Medical School

  • Rick Tumminello

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Sung Woo Koh

    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

  • Heather Kagan

    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    www.heatherkagan.com

  • Stephanie Nguyen

    Temple University School of Medicine

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Vincent Migliaccio Michaelson

    O&Med School of Medicine|Havard Developed Pilot Program

     

 
 


 
All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2018 by WebMD LLC. This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties.