Diaries of a Clumsy Medic

I am not using this blog anymore. Head over to clumsy-medic.tumblr.com :)
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clumsy-medi:

…because this is my secondary blog and it really annoying that I can’t follow people via this blog so head over here and follow if you’d still like to keep reading the non-sense I post. 

p.s. I have  a strong feeling that I am choosing this very moment to do this simply to procrastinate.  Oh well, what’s done is done!

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clumsy-medi:

…because this is my secondary blog and it really annoying that I can’t follow people via this blog so head over here and follow if you’d still like to keep reading the non-sense I post. 

p.s. I have  a strong feeling that I am choosing this very moment to do this simply to procrastinate.  Oh well, what’s done is done!

clumsy-medi:

…because this is my secondary blog and it really annoying that I can’t follow people via this blog so head over here and follow if you’d still like to keep reading the non-sense I post. 

p.s. I have  a strong feeling that I am choosing this very moment to do this simply to procrastinate.  Oh well, what’s done is done!

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clumsy-medi:

…because this is my secondary blog and it really annoying that I can’t follow people via this blog so head over here and follow if you’d still like to keep reading the non-sense I post. 

p.s. I have  a strong feeling that I am choosing this very moment to do this simply to procrastinate.  Oh well, what’s done is done!

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clumsy-medi:

…because this is my secondary blog and it really annoying that I can’t follow people via this blog so head over here and follow if you’d still like to keep reading the non-sense I post. 

p.s. I have  a strong feeling that I am choosing this very moment to do this simply to procrastinate.  Oh well, what’s done is done!

(via clumsy-medi)

clumsy-medi:

…because this is my secondary blog and it really annoying that I can’t follow people via this blog so head over here and follow if you’d still like to keep reading the non-sense I post. 

p.s. I have  a strong feeling that I am choosing this very moment to do this simply to procrastinate.  Oh well, what’s done is done!

…because this is my secondary blog and it really annoying that I can’t follow people via this blog so head over here and follow if you’d still like to keep reading the non-sense I post. 

p.s. I have  a strong feeling that I am choosing this very moment to do this simply to procrastinate.  Oh well, what’s done is done!

Spent the last half hour coming up with this. This is as neat as it gets. You gotta do what you gotta do.

P.s.: I am, in no way, suggesting that people should go out there and get infected by HPV

Spent the last half hour coming up with this. This is as neat as it gets. You gotta do what you gotta do.

P.s.: I am, in no way, suggesting that people should go out there and get infected by HPV

That too on a day when i slacked through most of the day. This is not good. Not good at all :(

agreekdoctor:

meowedschool:

futuredoctorweirdo:

One of the challenges of medical training is that you sometimes have to learn from docs who you don’t actually consider to be good role models. Not most of the time, but occasionally. Yesterday I was working with a new preceptor who falls into that category. His general “fuck-you” attitude towards…

I can’t even tell you how much I worry about working with “paternalistic, condescending, tone deaf” attendings. futuredoctorweirdo, you did what you could, and that’s awesome.

I worked with doctors like this in medical school and in residency. I also learned, the hard way, what happens when a fourth year medical student challenges their jerk of a preceptor. They fail the rotation. (Pass-fail grading system).

So, I resolved that the best thing I could learn from jerks like that is how not to be a doctor, basically. And also to pay it forward by teaching other students and residents not to be jerks.

My worst experience was when the surgeon, who had initially given us lectures on ethics, gave us the worst example of violating patient privacy, not even asking for consent. Yep, thats what they teach you; thats the type of doctor you never want to be.

thisfuturemd:

"Head trauma causes a subdural hematoma by tearing some of these bridging veins. Notice how thick the dura is and how delicate the bridging veins are in the image." - from OnSurg. #neurosurgery #neurology #humanbrain #brain #surgery #medicine

Freakin gorgeous!

(via medicalexamination)

cranquis:

"Nicobe" asked:

Hello Dr. Cranquis,
I just discovered your tumblr recently and am starting to work my way through your hilarious and helpful posts. As an incoming MS1, I’m here to ask for some advice.
I am an international student who more or less grew up in the US, but wasn’t fortunate…

I have gotten so used to underlining and highlighting things that even when I’m on tumblr, I have my stylus ready.
Also, I’m literally caffeinated all the hours that I’m not fasting.

Oxytocin: oxys= quick, tocos= birth
So oxytocin litrally means quick birth.
Howww did I get through 4 years of med school without finding this out???