My second “Life as a PT” post is now live 🎉! If you missed the first post from a few weeks ago, in this series I will be interviewing practicing PTs to give pre-PT (and even current PT students!) the chance to hear the stories of their future colleagues, and learn more about the profession. Every PT's career has its own nuances, and things like geographical location, patient population, setting, and specialty will probably differ between therapists. Hopefully these interviews will give you a little insight into the life of a PT, while also opening the door to new connections within the field! Hop on over to the link in my bio to meet today’s guest (and #girlboss ): Dr. Kate Hamilton, PT, DPT, OCS ⛸🤸🏽♀️🎭⚽️!
📸 perspective 📸
With medical school, and now especially in clinicals, I’ve been so caught up in just the perspective of the med student. How to squeeze out the most out of rounds, (though our brains are all fuzzy and need more caffeine), to prepare for residency and impress attendings. Putting question sets and readings over life learning every single moment of the day. But that’s not what third year is ALL about, yes it is about digging into the details of a diagnosis so we can do well on our clerkship exams, but really the day to day interactions teach us every physicians personal perspective on medicine, and that is a wealth of knowledge that you can’t find in a textbook.
HEALTH by Med á la Mode blog
What is health? One part of health is eating right for your body and mind, eating intuitively, you don’t have to skimp on a desert, or a guilty pleasure. Intuitive eating is all about listening to your body and asking questions as to why it wants what it wants, why you crave what you crave figuring out a solution and being careful that you don’t mindlessly and brutally give it things it’s not lacking and does not need, like an overload of sugar or salt. Let’s be mindful of our bodies; being mindful doesn’t mean never having icecream or cake, being mindful for your health just means to examine yourself and state of being. If you examine yourself and your body you will receive more answers and solutions to problems and be happier. 🙂🙏👩🏻⚕️ #happyvibeshappylife#sundayvibes
- Med á la Mode
Chapter 10: “She had chosen a light pink color, in part because pink was her favorite color but also because she wanted something that would make her first patient, even though they were an actor, to feel comfortable with her. The thought of introducing herself to her first patient was intimidating for the obvious reason: it would be the first time she'd take on this role as a student doctor and really try to "fake it till she made it." But most of her classmates echoed those concerns. However, there was another concern that had been there since her shadowing and scribing days.
————————————————————————There would be nothing worse than a patient feeling uncomfortable with her there for her appearance.
————————————————————————- So she wrapped her hijab loosely, kept it comfortable and light, and smiled back at me. You will walk in there with confidence, she said to me.
Let me tell you that my intent with writing about the hijab is never to earn "sympathy" points. Many people seem to think that it is something to be pitied, as though everything that hijab-wearing Muslim women are doing they are doing despite their hijab.
Well, I am writing to explain my personal perspective of this: that I do everything with my hijab, because of my hijab, and experience so much as a result of my hijab, and not despite it. ————————————————————————But the hijab is there. It is a part of so many of us. It is a huge part of my life. So here is its story:” #premed#medicalstudent#medicalschool#medstudent#medschool#muslim#hijab#hijabstyle#gradschool#medicine
Chordae tendineae (kōr'dē ten-din’ē-ē), colloquially referred to as heartstrings, are thread-like fibers attached to papillary muscles in the right and left ventricles of the heart, anchoring the tricuspid and mitral valves respectively. Tugging at one’s chordae tendineae doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. 😂
@soulcycle and breakfast at @paulbakeryofficial earlier today w JK. Now prepping to TA for this week’s heart dissection. #sunday
I received tons of questions about the headphones in yesterday’s Insta Story... the @bose Quiet Comfort 35 are the ones I have and love. The technology is incredible- I drown out EVERYTHING else. Also fantastic for traveling/airplane. 🎧 Favorite pandora station + cup of hot tea, and voila!!! 🎶 ☕️ 🎵 Some of my favorite Pandora stations for studying (not distracting) are
1. Duke Ellington
2. Brunch Cafe
3. Beats for Studying
4. French Cafe
5. John Williams
6. Wynton Marsalis
8. Billie Holiday
9. Solo piano
... and when I need to lift my spirits 10. Showtunes 💁🏼♀️
HAPPY STUDYING! 📚
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What biases do we bring into our medical practice? How can we work on unlearning them? How can we eliminate healthcare disparities—from who gets care to who our colleagues and mentors are? These are questions that all healthcare professionals must think about and incorporate into their life and practice. Have you taken an implicit bias test? Were you surprised?👩🏻⚕️#diversity#inclusion#healthdisparities
Getting experience in healthcare as a high school student is challenging for a number of reasons, but it is possible. Here are a few ways that have worked for myself and others.⠀
1. Use connections: don’t doubt your primary care physician’s willingness to let you shadow them. Even if primary care or pediatrics is not what you want to specialize in, it’s still exposure. They may also have contacts in other specialties, you just need to ask.⠀
2. Check out opportunities at healthcare organizations/facilities: I cannot stress this enough. Medicine is a growing field and odds are your local hospital is looking for volunteers. Most of these volunteer positions require an application but provide you months of possible patient and medicine exposure. Don’t be afraid to look for programs not geared towards your healthcare career goals. One of the awesome medical opportunities I had this summer was a FREE camp through my local EMS. I learned, roughly, how to intubation, insert an IV and other procedures like extraction. ⠀
3. Certifications: If you’re ready to take on some extra course work and meet age requirements, you can get certified as a CNA, EMT-B, phlebotomist, etc. This will give you certification you need to work in healthcare. You can often find night classes for these types of courses. This summer I might be taking a course for my EMT-B 🤙
The pins on my white coat are each special - on the bottom is a brain pin my neurology senior got for me at the end of my rotation. Then is my @stanfordbloodcenter 💯 hours volunteer pin. Then my schools humanism pin. And up top is my newest Brain pin courtesy of @prettybewitching (Check out their brain, eye, coffee cup, stethoscope, and tooth pins and get 40% off with YASMIN40).
‼️after 3.5 years of college I finally found the planner that works the best with me: the bullet journal. Every year I would try out different planners and I liked bits and pieces of each but nothing was just right. With the bullet journal you customize EVERYTHING!! I love the flexibility of combining weekly spreads with various study schedules and random lists.
My FAQ is live on the blog! These are all PA and pre-PA related questions that I receive often. I’ll continue updating it as I get more questions!
On another note, I connected with lots of you from my “five facts” story and it’s always so flattering when people say they like to know more about my personal life! So I figured I would do another introduction post for the new year with some facts about me. I hope to keep connecting with others through this platform because you all are so inspiring and it’s such a fun outlet for me! •••
1️⃣I’m a dermatology physician assistant in Florida and passionate about skincare. Also really love the beach and the sun 😅 (sunscreen is key!)
2️⃣ I worked in family medicine for 3 years before specializing in skin.
3️⃣ I’m Haitian (mom and dad born and raised 🇭🇹)
4️⃣ I went to UF for both undergrad and PA school. I was a Spanish major with a minor in nutrition 💃🏽
5️⃣ I knew I wanted to make a blog long before I started PA school (which was in 2012 👵🏽) but I was afraid it would distract me too much from my studies (props to all of you students who are killing the game doing it all!!)
6️⃣ I’m newly engaged 💍 My fiancé and I met in high school physics class. I was a junior and he was a senior. I was his date for his senior prom, but we definitely weren’t high school sweethearts 😂 In typical millennial fashion we both moved back home after college and that’s when we reconnected. Right after we started dating I began PA school in Gainesville and Greg moved to California so we dated long distance for about a year.
7️⃣ Lastly but most importantly I love Jesus and I’m constantly amazed by his grace and his blessings!
Labcoat: @medelita_gram Ellody Petite
What a difference twelve hours makes!
Don’t give up the rest of your life while in med school. Make time for the things that you really enjoy—for me, it was seeing my favorite band @theavettbrothers play at a nearby venue. To make it work, I had to get up extra early for a few days to study.
What kinds of things do you catch yourself putting on the backburner?
💚 From @ladyreykjavik - Are you on your internal medicine rotation? Tired of flipping through tedious textbooks, frantically searching for the book that will finally hit home for you? 😰
I finished my internal medicine rotation a year ago, and I was right. there. with. you. ❤️👏🏻 Internal medicine is a HUGE subject to study and there are thousands of resources to choose from.
In fact, I didn't really figure out which books I liked the whole 3 month-long rotation, so I bought a few (as in wayyyy too many 😅) - all the "big names" in the business (hey yo, Davidson's!) and afterwards I wrote a loooong blog post about it - so that YOU GUYS wouldn't have to go through the same hazzle. (link in my bio! 💕😷)
One thing I've learned since I joined the medical community online, is that sharing is caring! ❤️ I have learned SO MUCH from my fellow #medlife peeps on Instagram and on various blogging platforms - we share everything from our favorite study tips to how to get through a shitty day at the hospital -
and the sense of community and support between us all is nothing short of amazing.
This is why I feel a deep NEED to give back to you all - and if you are starting your internal medicine rotation and haven't picked a textbook yet, then I hope that this blog post does exactly that. In it, I go through all the books I bought for internal medicine, their pros and cons, which of them I liked and which you can basically just... skip. To put it nicely. 😏
This post is an oldie but definitely a goodie, so I hope you enjoy it! And as always - I would LOVE to get your input and feedback. Did I forget your favorite book for internal medicine? Is my favorite book the one you can't stand? Drop me a comment and let's have a chat about it! 👇🏻💻❤️ // #internalmedicine
Happy Sunday! Starting my morning off with some oats before I head to work (aka go study 😂). Med school really does feel like a full time job sometimes. Any who, I hope you all are having a relaxing weekend! #oats#happysunday#whitecoatchronicles
I am definitely no artist but drawing out pathways and connections between topics can be a great way to solidify material to memory.
Featured is the nerve branching that originates from the trigeminal nerve (CN V).
Note: It turns out our neuronal pathways are just like a city with very poorly designed and complex roadways. Either that or it’s an ingenious system, still not sure!
I’m curious how drawing pathways out has worked for others or if anyone has other studying tips they have found helpful to memorize complex topics like these?
Lately I have been so focused on school and STEP 1, that I forget to take a step back. A step back to appreciate the journey, to feel gratitude that I have this opportunity to learn medicine, & realize these last few months of hard work will be over before I know it. I tend to get stuck in my routine, like I’m on autopilot, but this past week I had 2 physician lecturers remind me of perspective. There is more to life and to this journey than one exam, don’t let those moments go. Everything is going to work out and be okay in the end. Gratitude and hope can get you through anything. Those are some of my favorite pearls I took away & am trying to constantly remind myself. What is some of the best advice you have received? Let me know below!
@medelita_gram scrubs ✅ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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@3mlittmann Cardiology stethoscope ✅ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@dansko classic brown clogs ✅ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Perfect H&P notebook ✅ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I got this Perfect H&P notebook as a birthday gift and although it was super useful during school, I was hesitant to use it on rotations. I worried it would make me appear less knowledgeable about the questions/workup for each case or give me away to my patients as a total noob. 😅 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now, halfway through my ED rotation, I’m SO glad I brought it! It helps me keep my questions organized and not miss anything on ROS when I’m talking with patients, and my preceptors have appreciated my detailed and comprehensive presentations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It also has spaces to keep track of labs and medication lists so I can come up with an assessment and plan before my preceptors even ask! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you’re on rotations, I absolutely recommend grabbing one of these notebooks from Amazon! They make you look like a rockstar! 🤓 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Oi gente, tudo bem? Vou escrever só em português porque eu tenho muitos novos seguidores do Brasil. 🇧🇷😚❤️ Uma rápida introdução: Sou Hayley (“Reile”), sou americana, e sou estudante de medicina nos EUA 🇺🇸! Eu comecei a aprender português sozinha depois de conhecer alguns brasileiros em 2014. Por isso, você vai encontrar erros...tá bom! São os erros que faz você aprender! 🙂 Para vocês, eu queria explicar o sistema de educação médica nos EUA. Se vocês tiverem perguntas, só me falem! ⭐️
1. Ensino médio 4 anos
2. Universidade 4 anos
3. Faculdade de medicina 4 anos
4. Residência/especialização 3+ anos ⭐️
Depois do ensino médio, você não vai direito para a faculdade de medicina. Todos têm que estudar numa universidade por 4 anos e se formar em outra coisa (não medicina) antes de solicitar o ingresso para a faculdade de medicina. Estranho, né? 🤔 Na verdade ninguém entende por que é assim kkk. Mas tem benefícios se você não sabe o que quer estudar: Pode mudar de ideia sem ter que mudar de faculdade 👍🏼. Eu me formei em letras (espanhol 🇪🇸). No mesmo tempo eu fiz um curso de “pre-medicina” que é um pre-requisito para a faculdade de medicina. Inclui as matérias de biologia, química, bioquímica, física, fisiologia, e mais 👨🏼🔬. Aos ~22 anos, você se forma com um bacharelado 👩🏻🎓.
*Entrar* na faculdade de medicina é outra coisa que posso explicar mais tarde se vocês quiserem!😃
Então a faculdade de medicina é 4 anos. A idade média de entrar é 24 anos. Os primeiros dois anos você está na aula escutando palestras, fazendo provas, e mais. No segundo ano, você faz uma prova muito grande chamada “Step 1.” A pontuação que você recebe tem repercussões nas suas oportunidades para a especialização 😨. Os últimos dois anos você faz rotações no hospital e faz outras provas grandes (Step 2CK e Step 2CS). Então, você se forma aos ~28 anos.
Você não pode trabalhar como doutor geral sem fazer uma residência: 3 anos para a medicina familiar, a pediatria, e a medicina clinica, 5 anos e mais para a cirurgia 😱! Então é uma longa jornada (e nem falei de subespecializações!) mas não queria fazer nada diferente! ❤️
CUTANEOUS METASTASIS FROM COLORECTAL CANCER after excision of the primary is a rare occurrence and presents as cutaneous or subcutaneous nodules or as a rash commonly on the anterior abdominal wall. This is a case description of the management of a large fungating peristomal cutaneous metastasis occurring 14 years after abdomino-perineal excision of the primary cancer. The gross appearance initially suggested possibility of a true metachronous cancer with peristomal spread. But histopathology of the resected specimen showed no colonic mucosal involvement suggesting a true large cutaneous peristomal metastasis which has not been reported previously. Cutaneous metastasis following colorectal cancer resection is a well-recognised entity though rare. Any unusual skin lesions especially on the abdominal wall skin, previous incision scars or near the stoma should be biopsied early to rule out metastatic disease and systematic work-up should be carried out to rule out any metachronous tumour or metastasis elsewhere in the body.
The survival period following diagnosis of cutaneous
colorectal metastasis is 1 to 34 months.
📍Credit: Late recurrence of large peri-stomal metastasis following abdomino-perineal resection of rectal cancer.
C. Vijayasekar, S. Noormohamed and M. Cheetham.
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008, 6:96. NOTE: Use C24/7 , Choleduze, Complete Phyto Energizer for Cancer Prevention and treatment
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“No love compares to the love of two people once connected by an umbilical cord.” ♥️ This umbilical cord is a telephone wire pig tail dream! 😍 Have you ever seen one so gorgeous before? Am I crazy or am I just an aspiring OB/GYN?
Dziś ruszam z kopyta 🐎
Do matury pozostały niecałe 4 miesiące, więc pasuje odłożyć na bok oglądanie seriali. Nie zamierzam rezygnować całkiem z życia towarzyskiego i snu w weekend o nie nie nie nie nie, ale publicznie przyznam się do swoich postanowień:
🐷codziennie łącznie 50 zadań (np 20 z chemii, 20 z biologii i 10 z matmy, a może 50 z biologii - zależy od humoru)
🐷 codziennie jeden arkusz
🐷codziennie powtórka teorii 0,5h conajmniej (najbardziej chodzi mi tu o biologię, ale chemie również)
🐷zero słodyczy i fastfoodów do studniówki (2 tygodniowy post)
🐷w ferie robię kawowy detoks znowu
Moje maturalne starcie będę pokazywać przede wszystkim na instastory, post w sobotę/niedzielę dla podsumowania.
W piątkowe popołudnia będę odpuszczać naukę na rzecz spotkań z ludźmi, będę robiła tylko arkusz/zadania - w zależności od chęci i czasu.
Powiedziałam to całemu insta j zobaczymy jak to wyjdzie w praktyce 😎