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Thoughts from my first semester of med school

1. Whoever came up with PASS/FAIL deserves only good things, and all the happiness this world can offer.

2. I have more free time than I thought I would. This really is so much better than a full-time job.

3. Gross anatomy IS suffering.

4. My classmates are compassionate, kind, and down-to-earth. Bravo, Adcom.

5. That must have been really difficult for you. I’m sorry that you had to go through that. It sounds like you’ve been having a really hard time with this. Etc.

6. People who go to lecture are chumps.

7. Rectal and pelvic exams are disgusting. Seriously, so nasty.

8. Very few people are still “the best” in medical school.

9. I was constantly forced to do things that scared me. I grew immensely.

10. Embryology is useless, I don’t care what anyone says.

Filed under Med School medical school anatomy first year

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isagaani:

The woman above is suffering from Lichtenberg figures, commonly found on the skin of lightning strike victims. This condition lasts from as long as a few hours to several days. They are thought to be caused by the rupture of capillaries under the dermal layer due to the passage of the lightning current as it flashes through the skin. 

isagaani:

The woman above is suffering from Lichtenberg figures, commonly found on the skin of lightning strike victims. This condition lasts from as long as a few hours to several days. They are thought to be caused by the rupture of capillaries under the dermal layer due to the passage of the lightning current as it flashes through the skin. 

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femilogue:

Born this day in 1871: Florence Sabin (1871–1953), anatomist, research scientist, first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and public health pioneer.

femilogue:

Born this day in 1871: Florence Sabin (1871–1953), anatomist, research scientist, first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and public health pioneer.

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medicalschool:

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a breast cancer cell. Due to genetic defects, cancer cells divide rapidly in a chaotic manner, leading to a ragged appearance. The cells may clump to form tumours, which often invade and destroy surrounding tissues. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. It can be treated by surgical removal of the cancerous cells, often combined with radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

medicalschool:

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a breast cancer cell. Due to genetic defects, cancer cells divide rapidly in a chaotic manner, leading to a ragged appearance. The cells may clump to form tumours, which often invade and destroy surrounding tissues. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. It can be treated by surgical removal of the cancerous cells, often combined with radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

(Source: sciencephoto.com)