So since starting second year (hell yeah!) there’s been an interesting demographic shift in the crew that goes out and “drinks socially.” Last year I would look around and it would be all of my friends/bros/lady-bros/classmates. Our class was just very tight and hung out together all the time. This year I look around and there are two groups of people: Second year dudes...
Hey guys, I know I have not posted in forever. Things just get lost in the whirlwind of day to day life. I am going to make a concerted effort to post regularly, at least 2 times a week. If I don’t, give me a virtual kick in the ass to get me going again.
Talking to patients
This is hard. Facebook has made us all social retards already. Add diseases and fear and mistrust and the fact that I don’t actually know anything useful at all, yet I have to remember to ask about a checklist of things that I don’t quite understand, into the mix and it’s like a social holocaust. The first time I interviewed a patient it was terrifying. Like shit the bed...
Right now I’m spending my summer doing research in orthopedic surgery. All I can say is fuck surgery hours. Derm it is.
Being a patient pt 1.
Sup everyone. I recently had the displeasure of being a patient myself, and while it sucked, it was interesting to see things from the other side after having done a year of med school. So here’s the back story. About a month ago a friend and I were studying for our final exam. Which was shitty. While doing so we decided to take each others’ blood pressures. No reason, just cuz...
M1 and DONE
Sorry for not posting in FOREVER but studying for my final exam consumed my entire life and soul. I have escaped from the depths of hell, like a boss, and am finished with my first year. Now its on to the last summer ever and all the epicness it will bring, and I’ll have free time to post more regularly. Swag on.
So I got a question that went a little something like this What does the admissions board think of retaking a class to get a higher grade? I asked around and the answer that I got was that it really depends. Apparently if you take a class twice the AAMC averages the two grades together on your application, so if you got a C and you retake it to get an A you wind up with a B. So retaking a...
Whats up people? Everything is more fun when it is interactive. Everything includes, but is in no way limited to, lecture, orgasms, ping pong, and the pharmacology of opiates. So I would encourage anyone has questions about the med school process, or applying, or choosing or anything to ask away. You can find the question button by clicking the gear in the top left and then clicking the...
Wise Words (not mine)
So I had some clinic time today, which usually is my favorite part of the week, but today for some reason I was dead tired. Anyway. I work in an outpatient spine clinic. Some of the patients there have some pretty fucked up shit going on, and some are just faking for drugs (I saw some that I suspected today, one started crying on me during a physical exam because of the “pain.” ...
A bro isn’t necessarily known for his writing skills. Fuck that, superman was a reporter. A bro can do what he wants. So why did I start this blog? See the above reason, but additionally I have noticed a lot of complaining in my class recently. And not to complain myself but its frickin obnoxious. It’s like listening to a Kardashian try to read anything above a 3rd grade level,...
Welcome Ladies and Gentlebros
If you are reading this then stop for a moment, get up, go find the nearest person, and bro-fist them like you’re at a Dave Matthews concert. If you couldn’t find anyone, never fear, simply place your fist on your computer screen and consider yourself bro-fisted from yours truly. In fact, even if you did find someone go ahead and do the above anyway. Awww hell yeahhhhhhhh! You have just found...