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lookingformyownwings asked: do you think someone can get into a good med school with a C on their transcript?

mymedlife:

eclipperton:

descantforhope:

aspiringdoctors:

I did.

I had *gasp* a couple B’s too.

Heads up: so did pretty much every medblr. ROLL CALL GUYS, LET US SHARE OUR LITANY OF GPA MISDEEDS WITH THE PREMEDLINGS.

I totally had a C. It was in choir.

D- in a freshman bio lab. Can anyone beat that? *Ahem* plus a C- in econ.

C in first quarter g-chem and B- in first quarter o-chem.

I had a C- in Organic Chemistry during my 2nd year winter quarter.

Guys, seriously

ladykaymd:

Time for some real talk.

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I’ve had to turn anon messaging off for a while.

I would like to sincerely apologize to the 99% of you who use it to send me nothing but sweet things, genuine questions, or honest concerns. I left anon messages on for so long because I know…

Please, keep posting you’re awesome!

Sincerely,
Male pre-med that needs career driven women in his life

aspiringdoctors:

medicaljourney:

lunedeamour:

medicaljourney:

Med school prep - books every pre-med student should read
(Taken with instagram)
Book list:
Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Dr. Atul Gawande
The Mindful Medical Student by Dr. Jeremy Spiegel
Informed Consent: The U.S. Medical Education System Explained by Dr. Benjamin J. Brown
The Medical School Interview by Dr. Jeremiah Fleenor
Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience by  Dr. Robert H. Miller and Dr. Dan Bissell
The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook by Dr. Suzanne M. Miller
Becoming a Physician: A Practical and Creative Guide to Planning a Career in Medicine by Dr. Jennifer Danek and Dr. Marita Danek
On Call: A Doctor’s Days and Nights in Residency by Dr. Emily Transue
Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon’s First Years by Dr. Michael J. Collins
Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis by Dr. Lisa Sanders
Doctors: The Biography of Medicine by Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland


I need to remember these.



whoa, can’t believe I made this post nearly 2 years ago. glad to see it’s still going strong

'Lord of the Rings' and 'Harry Potter' aren't on here anywhere, this list is clearly incomplete.

aspiringdoctors:

medicaljourney:

lunedeamour:

medicaljourney:

Med school prep - books every pre-med student should read

(Taken with instagram)

Book list:

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Dr. Atul Gawande

The Mindful Medical Student by Dr. Jeremy Spiegel

Informed Consent: The U.S. Medical Education System Explained by Dr. Benjamin J. Brown

The Medical School Interview by Dr. Jeremiah Fleenor

Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience by Dr. Robert H. Miller and Dr. Dan Bissell

The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook by Dr. Suzanne M. Miller

Becoming a Physician: A Practical and Creative Guide to Planning a Career in Medicine by Dr. Jennifer Danek and Dr. Marita Danek

On Call: A Doctor’s Days and Nights in Residency by Dr. Emily Transue

Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon’s First Years by Dr. Michael J. Collins

Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis by Dr. Lisa Sanders

Doctors: The Biography of Medicine by Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland

I need to remember these.

whoa, can’t believe I made this post nearly 2 years ago. glad to see it’s still going strong

'Lord of the Rings' and 'Harry Potter' aren't on here anywhere, this list is clearly incomplete.

(via modernathena90)

CCU Campout: A Night Float Adventure

wayfaringmd:

1930: Checkout. I am warned about Mr. CCU. I admitted him last night with a massive, un-stentable MI that took out his entire right ventricle. Tonight he is intubated and is on 2 pressors, and his BP is still 70s/40s. Keep a close eye on him, they say. Wear a gown and mask if you code him. C. Diff. AIDS. Hepatitis.

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1945: I am warned about Mr. ICU. He came in after a major overdose and continued to endorse suicidal ideation with a plan. He’s medically stable, but mentally unwell.

2000: Checkout over. Peruse the computer and look over everyone’s vitals and labs. Not a big census, but a sick one.

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2020: Head up to check in on Mr. CCU. Oh by the way, his potassium is 6 and his creatinine has tripled. Dialysis just got started. BP 80/60. Ask dialysis tech not to take off any extra fluid.

2040: Check on Mrs. Recently-stepped down from ICU. She’s fluid overloaded. A spot of Lasix for you, my dear.

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2100: CCU: “Will you check on Mr. CCU’s pupils? They seem to be fixed and dilated.” Crap. Pupils as big as saucers. Scleral edema. No doll’s eyes. Guess the brainstem is gone. He’s not breathing over the vent anymore either. Great. No reflexes. Not stable enough for brain imaging. Let’s call the family. Oh there is no family. Emergency contact is a friend with a disconnected phone number. Still a full code. Write a note.

2120: Intern and I make a nest in CCU. Preparing for a long night ahead. We got iPads, reading materials, pagers, and beverages. Better order Chinese for me and the intern and the CCU nurse. 

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Busy night! I have run into Mrs. Supratentorial before and that psyche case but not Mr. CCU. All in a nights work!