Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Prescriptions from the Bad Doctor

I'd like to wish everyone a Happy/Belated Christmas (and early one for the Ukrainian Xmas people out there [and others])

Prescriptions from the Bad Doctor is run by The Bad Doctor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now, Bad Doctor may have a cool picture, but unfortunately ladies, he's married...but don't dispair, the blog is still well worth it. Bad Doctor writes posts about Ethics Classes, poem included, as well as personal experiences about Dayquil et al.

One post really caught my attention and I cannot describe it as I have yet to experience it, but maybe the following may help convey my thoughts on the post. An Unwilling Consult:

To him, at that one moment, I was an insider source on the secrets of human life and death, and my juvenile opinion held the weight of the world. I can say with all honesty that I did not relish that position, and do not look forward to facing it again in the future.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Angry Medic

The Angry Medic is a blog based in Cambridge. It's worth checking out even if you're only into looking at pictures, the header is pretty cool. Angry Medic has a variety of posts, most of which are funny and poke medicine in that special way (that makes you giggle :) ). Angry Medic displays his dismay for lack of theme music when one enters a ward in their white coat among many other interesting posts.

I keep trying to convince others that we Med Skule students do indeed have lives. I link to posts full of supposedly real facts of people doing things, but we finally have (or had some) hard proof of this theory. Angry Medic reveals and provide(d)s tangible evidence of this. Kudos to him!

And of course there are the classical posts about a med student's journey through med school. I have to put down the whole title because I like it so much. Good Nursie! Here, Have a Biscuit.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Of Short White Coats and Stethoscopes

Of Short White Coats and Stethoscopes almost instantly reminded me of a post by another blogger, one of the first that was linked from here actually, and his post where he explains about the Respect Line and a white coat should majestically flow beyond this line if a med student (or doctor) wants respect from his/her patients. But that's another blog.

Of Short White Coats and Stethoscopes is written by Calavera in London, UK. Calavera writes about her adventures in med school, such as when she Chinwagged with the Hotshots of the Emergency Medicine world at the CEM or the Dumb Things She's Done Today. And some posts are just so full of thrill and suspense that you can barely stay in your seat because that's how bad you want to study medicine.

And of course, it's not all about medicine. The underground in London also has it's spotlight on Of Short White Coats and Stethoscopes.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Anatomy Notes

Anatomy Notes is by Brad Wright from Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States. Before Brad converted to a Medical Student he lectures at the University of Utah School of Medicine. More specifically he taught anatomy to med students. (now here's a lesson to be learned, you stick around long enough with someone and you're bound to turn into them. This goes for all you future psychiatrists... ;) ).

Brad makes it fun and interesting to read about a first year student in medicine. His posts are simple and to the point, yet are written in such a way that they truly get your attention span. If you're not in med school (or if you are and would like to be reminded of those fun first-year times) than Anatomy Notes is a wonderful read. Posts of note: Beer Bellies and Lives, Brain Myths and Facts, Duodenal Design Flaws, and Nipples (now that sounds interesting, doesn't it?)...

There are many more, but the only way to find out is first hand.