THINGS I LEARNED IN MY FIRST YEAR OF MED SCHOOL
- •Being "unremarkable" isn't such a bad thingPhysical exam "unremarkable" = this person is perfectly alright
- •If you wear a badge (any badge) around your neck and walk confidently, you can get away with anythingOh why, yes, nurse, I am meant to be scrubbing into this surgery...
- •Everybody looks exactly the same inside. Except when they don't.Situs inversus is weeeiirrrdddd: http://nyti.ms/1IsLesS
- •Doctors are super resistant to changeDoes some part of you think ulcers are caused by acidic foods? They aren't. They're caused by a bacteria. And it took two decades for American doctors to believe the Australian researchers who swallowed the bacteria themselves to prove it.
- •"Scrubs" is the most accurate portrayal of medicine on televisionEven if the X-ray in the opening titles is (intentionally?) backwards: http://bit.ly/1Dam8P6
- •People lie. A lot.It's amazing how many people can ask the same question of someone and each get totally different answers
- •It's possible to get used to just about anythingAnatomy lab? Watching surgeries? Not as bad as I thought