S/p ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion and cranioplasty. This was my first and only assist in Neurosurgery thanks to Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center. The case was lengthy and I didn’t get to eat lunch, but I was thankful for having participated in a rather peculiar case. How peculiar was it? Let’s just say the surgeons drained two kidney basinfuls of CSF from the hydrocephalic patient. The enhancement rotation at the institution was incredibly high yield; two weeks full of skills and useful learnings from the very kind residents who are willing to teach their clerks. I love the way they perpetuate St. Thomas Aquinas’ teaching that it is better to illuminate than merely to shine. #ClinicalClerkship#SurgeryDone 📸 @biancahannahm
Dal Brasile🇧🇷 alla Danimarca🇩🇰 passando dall'Ucraina🇺🇦, fino a...!
Hanno avuto inizio quest'estate gli scambi internazionali del @sismpisa tra tirocini professionalizzanti e ricerca, tra SISMici di tutto il mondo e culture diverse... e non sono ancora terminati! Nell'attesa che i ragazzi della sede locale concludano la loro avventura, inizia il conto alla rovescia per l'arrivo degli studenti stranieri che frequenteranno i tirocini nella nostra città... siete carichi per accoglierli??😎
Potrebbe essere l'occasione per conoscere meglio la nostra associazione, per saperne un po' di più su questi progetti e per confrontarvi con studenti di Medicina di altri continenti.
STAY TUNED! #sismpisa#scope#score#exchangestudent#clinicalclerkship#professionalexchange#ifmsa#sismabbestia
“The cost of ambition:
1. Late nights, early mornings.
2. Lots of associates, very few friends.
3. You will be misunderstood.
4. You will be single unless you are lucky enough to find someone who understands your lifestyle.
5. People will want you to do good but never better than them ..................................... And for those reasons, you will do many things alone.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
BUT NEVER GIVE UP!!
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Student Doc KP here (😉 Any 90s kids here? like&comment if you get the reference). I’m a 3rd year medical student in NYC. Born and raised in queens. Made this account to destress and share things that inspire/motivate me (and hopefully you)
Finished my psych rotation last week and started Peds this week. Really excited about this month because it’s something I’m interested in. Currently doing 1wk of subspecialty: infectious disease, gastroenterology, neurology, etc. It has been a week of many firsts - rectal exams, guaiac test, held my first newborn this week 👶, etc. We diagnosed the newborn with pyloric stenosis & failure to thrive
Pyloric stenosis is where the opening between the stomach and the small intestine narrows. Therefore what doesn’t go down must come up 🤮. Common in babies <6months old, esp in males. These babies feed well during first few weeks of life but eventually the thickening causes them to vomit after most feedings. [USMLE key word: projectile vomiting, “olive” mass in abdomen] Eventually leads to weight loss/failure to thrive. Due to my patients clinical presentation and age we sent for an ultrasound which confirmed pyloric stenosis. She is scheduled for surgical correction and most patients recover fully 🙌 And no she didn’t vomit on me 🙌😂🤣 thank god!!!!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If anyone has any questions or would like some advice - premed, med school, study tips, general, etc - I’m all ears. You can comment below/message me
Also taking suggestions on what content you would like to see
Just as I am finishing this post my attending told me to go see a patient with scabies!!!! Wish me luck! 🍀
I’m incredibly blessed to have spent my first two months of clerkship with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I never knew how complex and interesting the world of OB-GYN was until now. I’m very thankful for the wonderful and beautiful residents who guided us at the OPD, OR, and LR/DR and made sure we learned. (But I wasn’t able to get pictures with them all. Huhu) I’ll miss the “mag-scrub ka na, dear” and “hingang malalim aaaaaaand push 1...2...3...” that I’ve so gotten used to hearing. I’ll see you all around but I’m sure to keep the learnings in my mind and in my heart. #OBGYNDone#ClinicalClerkship
The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes the invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need. ❣️
This time is the most critical and important. This is the time when things are quiet, you don’t get any credit or compliments for what you do, and things can look like a dark tunnel without any light at the end. This is the time when you need to believe in yourself the most and this is the time when you are creating your success and your dreams are in making. Stay on track, stay focused, you are almost where you want to be. ✨
Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely, and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next. We can choose to be afraid of it, to stand there trembling and not moving, assuming the worse that can happen or we step forward into the unknown and assume it will be brilliant. 🌟
P.S. Seriously missed being at the OR and being able to suture. My surgeon heart is alive!
P.P.S Thank you to my personal photographer, @riveratrix!
#UVMLarnerMed Class of 2020 #medstudents are back “home” this week for a “bridge week” before their next #clinicalclerkship rotation. Today, they kicked off #Anesthesiology Bridge Week with an airway simulation session during which they practiced proper bag-mask ventilation on life-like mannequins in the #UVM#ClinicalSimulation Laboratory. The bridge course is taught by UVM Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Kathleen MacDonald, M.D., and includes an introduction to adjunctive airway equipment, the basics of direct laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation, placement of a laryngeal mask airway, and demonstrations of various modes of ventilation using an anesthesia machine. #larnerlearning#uvmfuturedocs#larnercollegeofmedicine
"To cure sometimes, to relieve often and to comfort always." Thank you Lord for this opportunity. It's not gonna be an easy road and there's going to be a lot of learning. But please guide us and give us the strength to endure. #WhiteCoatCeremony#ClinicalClerkship 😊
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Was eyeing on these babies for clerkship since January!! All stores were sold out already when May came but thankfully @soleacademy had one last pair (my size!!!) and it was on clearance sale with 30% off the original price!!! Eto ang legit na meant to be 😍
US clinical clerkship is one of the most important part of your USMLE journey. And a lot of people do not know from where to begin with? Where to look for clerkships? Whom to contact.
🔸1) "Clerkship v/s Observership:
Most people think that its the same. But its not!!
Clerkship is where you get "hands on experience" with the patient, where you can interact with the patient and do the clinical examination.
ONLY MEDICAL STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT GRADUATED CAN GET CLERKSHIPS. This means that you can not get clerkship if you have graduated from med school.
For the people who are no longer med students, you still have a chance. You can do "OBSERVERSHIP"
Observership is where you can shadow the attending but can not interact with the patients and do clinical examination or assist in procedures done on the patients.
🔸2)How to apply for clerkship? - Each university/hospital has an application form in their website for clerkships and observerships. - They have mentioned all the documents which is required and the procedure to be followed. .
🔸3) Where to find these university/hospital websites?
- Go to
🔸4) Basic Requirements for clerkship:
-i) Must be a final year medical student. Should be a current student who has not graduated.
-ii) Application form with CV .
-iii) Medical school approval - Letter from the Dean/ Registrar indicating a good academic standing, meet all requirements to complete an elective.
-iv) Immunization certificate
- AAMC standardized immunization form
- TB, MMR, VZ, HBV, DPT, Polio
- Flu vaccine - Some hospitals have particular specification for TB testing. Look in the website for info.
v) Malpractice insurance
vi) Health insurance
vii) Background check - Copy of criminal background check completed within 1 year of the requested rotation.
-Check must be completed by Federal or local agency with an authorized deputy/ registrar sign of that agency.
Viii) Urine drug screening -5 panel tests done 2 months prior to the requested date of rotation.
ix) STEP1 scores
- Few hospitals do not require STEP1 scores .
- Most uni accept B1 visa.
Some require J1/F1 visa