It’s a beautiful day to be black and saving lives! Shoutout to Dr. Shakira Burton (@sophisticated_scalpel blazing a trail and making room more us to join her at the table!
~Dr. Denmark (@vintagegal84 )
I just want to say thank you to @mimentor for the opportunity to be hosted on IG live today. It has been an incredible experience interacting with people of a variety of backgrounds. This occasion has further invigorated my passion to mentor and inspire individuals to pursue a life of medicine.
Dreams may be deferred but are only truly denied if you LET THEM. Shape your life the way you see fit. You truly have all the tools to achieve your dreams. Along the way you may stumble but realize every challenge you face today, every hurdle you will jump over, will infinitely put you in a successful position for tomorrow!
In my spare time, I enjoy helping the underserved, making new episode for my podcasts, writing poetry and completing task for my book and connecting with the world and different cultures!
If you are interested in following my journey, follow me @bronxneuro_do and my podcast @melaninwhitecoats. Last if you have any questions about medical school or anything in general feel free to reach out to me.
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•NO offers in Round 1 of SOAP•⠀
I woke up Thursday morning of last week with no offers from any residencies, in the first round. I thought I would have three. I was crushed, literally. I cried harder than I felt like I had every cried. All my husband could do was hold me because I was so emotional I wasn’t able to stand on my own. And the worst part of all of this was that I felt like I was truly worthless. ⠀
No one wanted me in the match. And no one wanted me now. Why had I even gone to medical school? ⠀
After round 1 offers were over there was a one hour gap before round 2 offers come out. I received a call from my least favorite of the three residencies I spoke with yesterday. They informed me that they were going to make me an offer this upcoming round. I started to cry, but not for a good reason. ⠀
I couldn’t believe this was my only option. I couldn’t believe that I wasn’t going to be able to operate again. I was heartbroken. ⠀
When round 2 offers came out I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had 2 offers in my inbox. ⠀
I accepted the offer for a pre-surgical year! I felt like every door that I felt had shut on me re-opened. ⠀
I knew that I could and will make the best of this situation. I knew exactly where my heart was and what I would go down fighting for. The opportunity to be in the operating room!! ⠀
As soon as I accepted my offer (around 12pm ET) my husband looked over at me and said “happy birthday.” ⠀
I could finally pick myself up and know that 26, was not going to be what I was expecting. But it is going to be an opportunity I will never forget and make the best of. ⠀
Best birthday gift I could have never imagined I needed but so immensely grateful for it!! ⠀
.⠀⠀⠀⠀ #medstudent#medicalstudent#medicalschool#medschoolproblems#medschool#premed#healthcare#student#studentdoctor#futuredoctor#womeninmedicine#rotations#scrubs#residency#thematch ⠀
Day off from class, so spent the morning trying out kickboxing for the first time! We had a blast at @ilovekickboxinghenderson and I will definitely be back for more soon. Great way to work up a sweat and de-stress post exams! 💪🏼🥊
Sitting here listening to the pouring rain outside with a smoothie hand trying not to fall asleep at 7pm 😂⠀⠀
While I don’t loovveeee the phrase ‘fitness journey’ I want to remind you today that your journey is just that, YOURS! No one else’s! You are the only one with the ability to make your own journey, whatever that may be. ⠀⠀
Some days I get so caught up in looking at other people’s pages on here and get so discouraged because I don’t look like her, I can’t lift what she can, I’m not as dedicated as her, the list goes on and on and on I swear. But they are not ME and they have no influence over what I am capable of, and the same goes for you! Because it’s your journey, your story, your life, and you gotta own IT because no one else is gonna do it for you. ⠀
So find what you love, what sets your heart on fire, what excites you everyday. And go and DO IT. It won’t always be easy, but it will always be worth because YOU are worth it!!!⠀
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Hutchinson teeth are a sign of congenital syphilis and typically seen only on anterior teeth. This finding is associated of degenerative changes in the enamel epithelium induced by T pallidum, leading to the complete destruction of the ameloblasts during odontogenesis.
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(Swipe left) Or maybe he’s just cold 🥶? There’s a time and a place for everything. Try and find a balance at work between doing your job but also comforting/easing your patients minds. I love working in healthcare with incredible people and applying all of our knowledge, training and different personalities to help (often times very interesting and special 🤔) patients. @surgicalcapsdotcom@wearfigs
Lisinocomp Genericon semi #tabletten
Lisinocomp Genericon semi ist ein Kombinationspräparat aus zwei Wirkstoffen, Lisinopril und Hydrochlorothiazid.
Lisinopril ist ein blutdrucksenkendes Mittel (Antihypertensivum). Es gehört zur Arzneimittelgruppe der ACE-Hemmer (Angiotensin-Converting-Enzym-Hemmer).
Lisinopril bewirkt eine Erweiterung der Blutgefäße. Dies hilft zum einen, den Blutdruck zu senken, und zum anderen hilft es Ihrem Herz, Blut in alle Körperregionen zu pumpen.
Hydrochlorothiazid ist ein entwässerndes Mittel aus der Gruppe der Thiazid-Diuretika. Es wirkt, indem es die Flüssigkeitsausscheidung (Urinausscheidung) erhöht und dadurch den Blutdruck senkt.
Lisinocomp Genericon semi wird zur Behandlung von Bluthochdruck verwendet. Die beiden Wirkstoffe ergänzen einander bei der Senkung des Blutdrucks und werden dann gemeinsam eingesetzt, wenn die Behandlung mit nur einem Wirkstoff nicht das gewünschte Ergebnis erzielt. #doctor#medical#cardiology#nurse#hypertension#tabletten#drugs#oral#combination#2#ACHinhibitor#antihypertensiv #medicalstudent#dr
Wow, I had something to write for every day of the week in my planner... your girl is growing up 😂 (and getting way too busy!) I haven’t been happy with the way my weekly spreads have been turning out lately, but I wanted to show off my flower stickers from @aliexpress 🌸 I’m looking for more spreads and pages to use my bajillion sets of washi tape on, so if those turn out alright, I’ll start showing off my bullet journal again 🥰
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⚖️ PRODUCTIVE? ⚖️
Today, for the first time ever, we have had a Thursday completely and blissfully free of university. Our normal clinical skills teaching was cancelled and we could spend the day doing whatever we wanted. ⠀⠀
Just a couple of weeks ago this day off would have been a godsend that we would then have spent revising everything for exams. Thankfully we have now finished them and life is slowly returning to normal, except for the fact we go on placement in just over a weeks time. ⠀⠀
I had a lie in today (which I so rarely do!) and got up mid morning. I’ve spent the day doing admin work that I’ve been avoiding, some general work as this week is so heavy, and also finally tidying my room. I have a bit of a habit of when things get stressful at university just letting my room become the first thing I neglect - I stop picking up my clothes, my desk is strewn with papers and the bookcase by my bed has more Pepsi cans than some shops. ⠀⠀
However I’ve also spent two hours today with my friends watching a film (What Men Want, excellent film, would recommend) and then three hours this evening playing games with some more friends. Sometimes I become so focused on being productive that I kind of forget how much I enjoy doing the little things - this is something that I think we all forget sometimes! ⠀⠀
So a reminder: being productive is not just doing loads of work, or cleaning or anything else, but doing the things you want to do. ⠀⠀
PS. Please enjoy one of the 25+ postcards my mum has sent me since I moved to Swansea, which arrived today!
👉 A cada ano, as empresas de tecnologia médica estão trabalhando para tornar a diabetes mais ativa, encerrar o ciclo interminável de verificação e monitoramento e agilizar o processo de fornecimento de glicose. Eles estão mais próximos do que nunca com pâncreas artificiais, também conhecidos como sistemas automatizados de administração de insulina. Esses sistemas, que são usados como bombas de insulina tradicionais, são projetados para automatizar o controle do açúcar no sangue, monitorando continuamente os níveis de glicose e fornecendo insulina que pode estabilizar os níveis de açúcar no sangue conforme eles são necessários. Tudo isso é gerenciado por um algoritmo, ou modelo de computador, que conecta sua bomba de insulina - o pâncreas artificial - a um smartphone 😷 #medicalschool#medicalstudent # saúde #medical#med#medlife#físico#science#futuredoctor#doctors#new#hospital#instagood#stethoscope#medensina1
0 141 hour ago
Expectativa: it's a beautiful day to save lives 🙌🏻
Realidade: hérnia inguinal eletiva
Hahah bora lá, um passo de cada vez! 🦋
Tell your patients there's a new drug out there.
Aparently it's #internationaldayoftheforest and how did I not know??? So here's a snap from when I hiked the #appalachiantrail .
Why is nature important for health? A 2006 American Scientist study on perceptual pleasure and the brain chronicles how viewing stimulating, dynamic natural scenes triggers an increase in interactions of the mu (opioid) receptors in the brain’s visual cortex—making viewing nature a physically pleasurable experience compared to looking at a blank wall (Biederman and Vessel 2006).Conversely, being in a high-stress environment such as on a highly-trafficked street will cause the brain to signal production of cortisol by the adrenal glands. Elevated cortisol interferes with learning and memory, weakens immune function and bone density, and increases weight gain, blood pressure and heart disease (Franke, Children, 2014)
. #Nature is a healthy outlet. Where my neurology friends at? @dr.trevor.eason
A 74-year-old man reports a 3-month history of intermittent chest pain, syncopal episodes, and dyspnea on exertion. He has a long-standing history of coronary artery disease and hypertension. Physical exam reveals a systolic crescendo-decrescendo murmur, heard best at the heart base and radiates to the carotids. He is sent for further evaluation with an echocardiogram.
🏴 A watch is just an essential accessory for all medstudents or doctors !
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Holiday time!! 🌴☀️🌴☀️🌴 Just 11 hours and I’ll be beach side again, although I can’t say I’ll be doing much studying this time so here’s a #throwback from last time I was doing some beach revision!!
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“If you’re not willing to look stupid, nothing great is ever going to happen to you.” -Dr. House
70 5312 hours ago
Hey! Hi! Hello! - to all my followers! THANK YOU for following me own my medical school journey! So very grateful for the love & encouragement the past (almost) 3 years! I cannot believe the end is so near and new beginnings in a new city and program is in sight!
Get to know the girl behind the insta:
I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and have a younger brother who’s a nurse & older sister who’s a civil engineer. We have a family dog named Frank 🐶 who has the biggest personality of us all. I am first in my family to become a doctor 👩🏻⚕️! I completed an undergraduate degree at @carleton_u in Ottawa, Ontario and earned a scholarship to play varsity hockey 🏒 for the @curavens for 5 years. I initially thought I wanted to be a biomedical engineer but after 1 year of studies switched into Integrated Science with the goal of pursuing a career in healthcare working directly with patients. I worked for a year as a high school educational assistant and then got into medical school at @mcmasteru ! I am at a satellite campus with 27 other awesome classmates in the class of 2019 in Kitchener-Waterloo!
I still enjoy playing hockey a couple times a week and get my sweat on at the gym🏋🏼♂️. I could probably live off of lattes ☕️ & neopolitan pizza 🍕. I have been skydiving twice (2nd time convinced my parents and brother to come with me 😜). I may be a crazy plant lady 🌵. I met my boyfriend 2 weeks before starting medical school and leaving to another province and we have been doing long-distance ever since👫💗! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Looking forward to moving to The Peg/Winterpeg! Excited for some travels this summer to Las Vegas and Greece! Cannot wait to continue sharing my journey as an orthopaedic surgery resident! 🦴⚒
What do you wish I shared more/less of in the future?
- Inspired by @belowtheblonde 💓
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Exam preparation - Part 1📚📖 1. 🧠🦋You can’t give them what they expect if you don’t know what they expect. Find out about the structure/format of your exam. Read the exam briefing and always look at the details of your mark-scheme or guide for your exams. Read each section and check the time frame. Make a plan for how you are going to approach this exam. Some sections require more time and those sections will probably give you more marks. Hence, divide your time in a smart way. Always leave some extra time to prepare/pre-plan for each section, especially if it’s an essay type of question or an oral exam.
2. 🧠🦋Ask people in the years above. Try to ask couple of people in different years, so you can make your own conclusion. Some questions to consider: tell me about your experience (what happened in the exam?; what was different from what you expected?), do you have any tips to share?, if you had to take the exam again, what would you do differently in terms of preparation and the actual exam day?. 3. 🧠🦋Try not to predict too much and rather use that energy and time to actually prepare for your exams. There are always certain common topics that are likely to come up and if they do come up you are then expected to know them well. I personally like to prepare the base of common topics well before I start learning in depth information about those topics and before I start learning about uncommon/ rare topics. However, don’t try to fool yourself to look for simple tricks to just pass the exam or only prepare the topics you think will come up. We often have the tendency to find short-cuts. Short-cuts will haunt you. You would always feel unsure, have a vague understanding and put yourself in a bad situation. Make learning a habit, because the learning part never ends. Updates are important. Employees are constantly being assessed on their knowledge and skills. Part 2 about Exams on Friday @medlifebook 🦋 Happy Spring!🌸🌿🌸 ° ° ° 💟 @loraks_handmade 🌿 Love their medical/science stickers, cards & badges. Check out their new Etsy store.🙂
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I just went to my last mandatory session before spring break and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel - my first year of med school is almost over!!! Summer is so close, yet it feels like August was just a couple weeks ago. Time flies when you’re so busy that you have no sense of reality 🙃
Hope you’re having an amazing Thursday!