science is golden


I'm a Senior at Oakland University Majoring in Biology and Minoring in Psychology with a Pre-Med Concentration. I'm looking forward to Medical School, and I'm obsessed with good science, good books, and good art.


http://stopitsgingertime.tumblr.com/post/94300639371/so-today-on-the-way-back-from-wisconsin-my

stopitsgingertime:

so today on the way back from wisconsin my boyfriend and i stopped to visit the house of the rock (of american gods fame) and oh my god it was AMAZING!!!! i’d been there once when i was like 12 but it was before i read the book so this time it took on a whole new layer of meaning/intensity

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Doctors today: Young, broke and human

mymedlife:

So the next time a young doctor walks into the room, give her the benefit of the doubt. She may be 20-something, driving a 2000 Toyota, with half of her paycheck paying off student loan debt. If you look hard enough you may see the “age lines” she and the next generation of young doctors acquired through the many sleepless nights and delayed gratification invested in taking care of you and your loved ones.


the-navel-treatment:

riversnogs:

aaaand now I’m crying.

This one. This is the one that did me in.


mymedlife:

cranquis:

diarymdstudent:

mymedlife:

Why do you think those two are hugging and crying? my resident asks as we watch our attending embrace a man about his age. It’s because one year ago that patient was given four months to live. I saw him then, he looked like he was on his deathbed.
No one knew what he had
But our attending figured it out. He diagnosed him.
It was a rare form of leukemia.
You know it’s rare when Google’s feeble attempts to help out only turns up a handful of journal articles.
Do you know how he knew?
He read an article about it a few weeks before. 
Everyone laughed at him, but he remembered that article and demanded we run the tests. 
Turns out, he was right.
Never forget, reading saves lives. 
To the first years, just staring out your med school journey, not sure why they signed up for this. To those who just finished boards, and never want to pick up a text book again. To the premeds, who just want to finish up their pre reqs and get to medical school already. To the spouses, who wonder if they will ever see their significant others without a textbook again.
This is why we do it.
This is why we stay up past our bedtimes.
And wake up before the sun.
This is why we memorize overly complicated pathways until we can do them in our sleep.
Why we can name every class of antibiotic, even those no one uses anymore.
This is why we push ourselves to be better every day than we were the last.
Why we put our lives on hold.
Not for more letters to put behind our name.
Not for some number on a score sheet.
Not because mom told us to.
We do it because one day, a day that will occur far faster than we are ready for, we’ll have our own patients.
One day someone will come in and ask you “so doc, what is it.” And you’ll say to yourself, I know this.
So when the tediousness of studying gets you down, don’t forget:
Reading saves lives.

This feels like it needs epic music to go with it. 

Compose the music and I’ll sing this from the rooftops.

(In all seriousness — this is an important reminder for all physicians and healthcare providers, before/during/after school/exams/residency/beyond!)

Quick someone start composing. I’m betting we have enough musicians on here we can get an epic Lord of the Rings-esque piece going. 
I’ll dust off the ol’ flute

mymedlife:

cranquis:

diarymdstudent:

mymedlife:

Why do you think those two are hugging and crying? my resident asks as we watch our attending embrace a man about his age. It’s because one year ago that patient was given four months to live. I saw him then, he looked like he was on his deathbed.

No one knew what he had

But our attending figured it out. He diagnosed him.

It was a rare form of leukemia.

You know it’s rare when Google’s feeble attempts to help out only turns up a handful of journal articles.

Do you know how he knew?

He read an article about it a few weeks before.

Everyone laughed at him, but he remembered that article and demanded we run the tests.

Turns out, he was right.

Never forget, reading saves lives.

To the first years, just staring out your med school journey, not sure why they signed up for this. To those who just finished boards, and never want to pick up a text book again. To the premeds, who just want to finish up their pre reqs and get to medical school already. To the spouses, who wonder if they will ever see their significant others without a textbook again.

This is why we do it.

This is why we stay up past our bedtimes.

And wake up before the sun.

This is why we memorize overly complicated pathways until we can do them in our sleep.

Why we can name every class of antibiotic, even those no one uses anymore.

This is why we push ourselves to be better every day than we were the last.

Why we put our lives on hold.

Not for more letters to put behind our name.

Not for some number on a score sheet.

Not because mom told us to.

We do it because one day, a day that will occur far faster than we are ready for, we’ll have our own patients.

One day someone will come in and ask you “so doc, what is it.” And you’ll say to yourself, I know this.

So when the tediousness of studying gets you down, don’t forget:

Reading saves lives.

This feels like it needs epic music to go with it. 

Compose the music and I’ll sing this from the rooftops.

(In all seriousness — this is an important reminder for all physicians and healthcare providers, before/during/after school/exams/residency/beyond!)

Quick someone start composing. I’m betting we have enough musicians on here we can get an epic Lord of the Rings-esque piece going. 

I’ll dust off the ol’ flute


Anti-Vaccination Movement Turns Against Lifesaving Vitamin Shots | IFLScience

mymedlife:

I wanted to add a nice commentary, but this irritated me more than I thought it would.

So have a gif instead. 

I’m sure aspiringdoctors has thoughts. 


(Source: thats-so-meme)


radioactivemongoose:

mulder and scully in 1x08


captainmittenss:

The Iron Giant (1999)

"That was…hm. Very unusual, Hogarth."

The best movie.

(Source: contrarianne)



Shelf/Step 2 exam tip #8

aspiringdoctors:

mymedlife:

Eyes are the key for illegal drug questions

  • PCP-Vertical nystagmus
  • Opioid-constricted pupils
  • Cocaine-dilated pupils
  • Marijuana-conjunctiva injection



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