51 minutes ago | 0
Anonymous:
"I feel like an idiot but on that stupidest patients thing can you explain number 1?"

Lol someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure that hospitals still wash the babies. 

13 hours ago | 23
(originally from whatweshouldcallcaribmedschool)
13 hours ago | 65

(Source: sfhoe, via modernathena90)

(originally from sfhoe)
14 hours ago | 54353

lifeweightsandpavement:

thedreadpiratejames:

squishyslut:

found this on fb thought you guys’d like it. original link

maybe the doctors should take some time off and let natural selection do it’s work

This is gold…

(via chroniclesofamy)

(originally from squishyslut)
17 hours ago | 4

Med school classmates found out that I was Greek in undergrad and a Classical Greek minor and now everyone is coming to my apartment for me to do their togas for our first party. This is real life.

21 hours ago | 71

thenotquitedoctor:

ermedicine:

thenotquitedoctor:

For the first time since the epidemic began, rates have failed to drop in the U.S. This is thought to be due to a lack of awareness and, well, fear of HIV, as many young MSMs who weren’t alive during the GRID era of the 1980s now view the disease as “manageable” hence not requiring as many preventative measures.

I don’t know if I like this. It should probably be geared towards those who do not regularly practice safe sex . I only have safe sex and am aware of my negative status, so why should I go on an antiretroviral that has the potential to be both expensive and have negative side effects? I don’t know which ARVs are used for prophylactic treatment (not my area of expertise plus I have next to zero outpatient ID experience) but there are serious side effects to some of these drugs. Although not common side effects, I certainly don’t want to increase my chances of getting CV disease, liver problems, and psychiatric issues. I agree that HIV rates are increasing because of the belief that HIV isn’t a death sentence, however this is an expensive solution and I think stems from flawed logic that all men who have sex with men are eventually going to contract HIV. The goal needs to be on more education, outreach, and accessible testing rather than medicating the masses with expensive and potentially dangerous drug.

Reblogging for
ermedicine
's excellent commentary. The often harsh side effects of antiretrovirals are definitely something to be taken into consideration. It'll be interesting to see what top ID specialists and the gay community will have to say about this new recommendation.
(originally from thenotquitedoctor)
1 day ago | 2
intergalacticcactus:
"what med school are you headed to?"

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine!

1 day ago | 92
Anonymous:
"every time I go to SDN and look at the what these guys are saying I get depressed, I mean, they make it look like you need to be a freaking genius/charity-king/superhuman in order to be even considered for an interview in a med school. Is getting into med school really this impossible? :("

eclipperton:

aspiringdoctors:

NO. IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

GET OFF SDN.

THEY SUCK.
ACTUALLY SAYING THEY SUCK IS AN INSULT TO THINGS LIKE VACUUMS.

SRSLY THE ONLY REASON TO GO THERE IS IF YOU LIKE BEING SAD AND WE HAVE ASPCA COMMERCIALS FOR THAT.

IF YOU ARE LIKE “HMMM SDN SAID THAT I WONDER IF IT’S TRUE.” THE ANSWER IS NO IT PROBABLY ISN’T. LIKE CLOROX LEVEL CLEAN 99.9% PROBABLY OK.

Forget SDN. Doctors aren’t so magical. The fools are going to let me become one of them, they’ll probably let you too.

AVOID SDN LIKE THE FREAKING PLAGUE.

(originally from aspiringdoctors)
1 day ago | 0
Anonymous:
"Hi! I'm a pre-med about to start the AMCAS process in like a year, and I think your advice was great! Would you be comfortable saying how many schools you applied to and which ones offered you an interview/admission? Thanks!"

Sure! You can find this stuff in my fast facts page too!

I sent a primary application to about 15 schools, I finished 7 secondary applications, and I was offered 2 interviews. My 2nd interview was offered after I had already accepted admission though, so I didn’t take the interview. I didn’t think it fair to take an interview spot from another student when I already knew I had been accepted to the school I wanted.

1 day ago | 1
Anonymous:
"Hey, Princess! I have been cruising through your blog all night long for the past few days; you are my role model! Furthermore, I have a question. I am currently stuck on whether or not I should do research with a professor. Personally, I just don't know if research is the right thing for me, so I'm kind of hesitant to put myself out there without knowing what to expect in research. Why did you choose not to do traditional research? What will adcoms think if you choose not to do it? Thanks!"

yeah, research wasn’t really my thing. I wouldn’t have done it at all if I didn’t have to complete an honors research assignment to graduate Summa Cum Laude. I didn’t do traditional research because I didn’t find anything going on at my university that interested me, and I didn’t want to be stuck in a lab. I can only give you my opinion on this, but I don’t think that adcoms really care if you do research as long as you aren’t trying to apply for an MD/PhD program. That said, some schools are really into research, some aren’t. Know the programs you are applying to and find out if research is important to them.