moments when you shouldn't say what you're...
(while learning how to put a female catheter in)
Supervisor: I think that there's going to be a whole generation of women coming up that are comfortable with allowing us to put catheters in because they're all used to having Brazilian waxes and putting themselves on display.
Me: But surely this is better than a Brazilian wax.
(class is awkwardly silent)
Supervisor: ...that is true.
kinkybooties asked: you inspire me. seriously.
flashsash asked: So which uni are you at and what year are you in? :)
that awesome moment
When your gunner colleague stacks it walking up the stairs at the hospital after demanding that you go up to the wards with him right that very instant. Diagnosis: karma
the-jazz-cafe asked: Thanks soo much for following! your blog is wonderful! Whereabouts do you study med, if you don't mind me asking?
infundibula asked: Hello! Are you an American Med Student or British?
you know you're a med student when
The patient knows the examination you’re trying to perform on them better than you do.
the git exam.
AKA “100 ways to tell if your patient is an alcoholic”
mushrooom replied to your chat: mcr, take two HAHAHA OUCH ♥ I hope your examiner gave you brownie points for that! The patient also pretended to fall asleep when I tested for shifting dullness and rolled him onto his side. He was lovely though ♥
mcr, take two
(While deeply palpating the patient's abdomen)
Me: Let me know if you have any pain, okay?
(Presses into the patient's abdomen)
Me: Are you okay?
Patient's brother: (to patient) That was terrible.
...Apparently my patients like playing jokes on me. In the middle of a mini-case record.
what not to do in med school.
Don’t fall in love with your moody, unreadable, sweet and tormented colleague. Keep your adoration to the so-indie-it-hurts pharmacist who you have never spoken to and who doesn’t know you exist.
Pre-Med, Smee-Schmed.: 101 Things To Know Before... →
premedsmeeschmed: Wish I could take the credit, but it’s from medschoolhell.com. Enjoy! Also- I’ve been ridiculously busy but I’ll get back to posting at least once a day! :) Simple enough, here are 101 things you wish you knew before starting medical school. If I had known what it was going to be like, I…
the worst words in the world.
“code blue, children’s ward.”
resp exam revision.
Me: And then I'd inspect the chest...
Colleague: You've missed something around the neck.
Me: Lymph nodes! How could I forget?
Colleague: Something else?
Me: I've already said JVP...accessory muscles...but that would be on general inspection...
Colleague: In your neck...
Me: THE TRACHEA! -is excited-
Why yes, I am going to fail third year.
the little old man is strong.
As I learnt while restraining him today so that he didn’t knock out the intern taking his blood. You have to feel sorry for him. He has severe dementia and couldn’t understand why the evil doctors were putting him through so much pain.
Instead of revising, I think I’m going to take my melatonin and go to sleep. It’s not like I want to become a doctor anyway. If Cristina Yang doesn’t want to be a surgeon, what makes me think that I could possibly be a psychiatrist? So what if she’s a fictional character. Mid-life crisis at age twenty.
chronic back pain.
Just another one of the symptoms of being a medical student.
Impromptu tute with one of our interns today. “How many standard drinks are in a pot?” “One point five?” “One. How many are in a schooner?” “What’s a schooner?” Evidently my colleague and I don’t drink beer.
Walked into hospital this morning and, as I did, there was a MET call over the loudspeaker. That pretty much foreshadowed my day.
mushrooom replied to your post: Vindicated. Oh freak when is the critical appraisal task due? March 25. It’s actually really, really easy. I just had to find a new article because I couldn’t calculate anything with the data from my first article.
Apparently there is no statistical difference between treatment as usual and cognitive behavioural therapy in the treatment of self-harm. There is a perverse satisfaction to be found in this. …thank you, critical appraisal task.
Scrubbed in to surgery for the first time today and held retractors while surgeons chatted about their bad experiences with pets. Didn’t learn any anatomy about the inguinal canal and associated herniae, but I totally felt like I was contributing to the operation.
I've always wanted to be defib-ed...
Me: [while leaning on what she presumes to be an ECG machine] I've always wanted to have an ECG done on me, y'know, to see what my heart is like.
Colleague: That's a defibrillator.
What not to say in an MCR
Patient: I smoked pipes, rolled my own, opis... do you know what opis are?
Me: [hesitantly] Opiates?
Patient: No! OPs--other people's! You better write that down!