Hand Dropping Test in Pseudocoma:
When a patient is truly in a coma and their hand is released directly above their face, their hand should strike their face on its way down.
Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases by Hal Blumenfeld. (via wayfaringmd)
One of our neurologists flipping loves catching fakers with this test. We get folks in with conversion disorder and plain ol fakers all the time, and he always gets ‘em with this one.
I’m going to be constructing a master list of DO/DO Students on Tumblr as a way to help build our community. If you don’t mind either messaging me or reblogging this post, that would be greatly appreciated!
And as a perk, I will provide virtual HVLA for everyone!
OMS-II here! Loving the osteoblr fam. And what a great idea to compile a list!
First year here! Starting on Monday (send help!)
Hi!!! Me too! :)
Holla! MS4, DO lightening bone setter. 👐⚡️
Well howdy DO’s! I’ve gone through and added all the names I could find on this list to the master Medblr Spotlight list as well. Please visit it and check your name and grad date and send me any other details you would like to be posted. And for those I didn’t add but would like to be added, send me a message with your name, grad year, and location if you like. And please mention that you’re a DO or DO student so I’ll put you in the right spot.
When I first discovered this, I attempted to communicate only in gif for about a solid month
This is my plan forever and always now. Today I sent a story with reaction gifs to some friends. The gifs really turned it up a notch.
@dopestethoscope replied to your post: YOU GUYS
My husband I only communicate through spongebob GIFs since we found out!
You and your husband sound like you have a strong relationship ;).
I drive my son batty with my daily gif-texting.
Long as you don’t gif-text and drive. Then your head will be batty.
My sister and I don’t even text each other back with words, we just gif back and forth. It’s so amazing, our conversations are on another level!
y’all are my people. But I hold you all personally responsible for the fact that I DIDN’T know until today that gif texting was a thing. Remember that Auntie Wayfaring is always a little behind the times, so I need people to tell me these things!
The tvs are set to Fox News, The Weather Channel, ESPN (which is playing golf), and the local news.
Can a sister get some sitcoms up in here? Maybe a lil Jeopardy? How bout a smidge of trashy reality tv?
Guess who just discovered that you can send gifs in text messages?!?!?!
This is a major game changer.
Umm… I hope I like family medicine better, since I’m in family medicine residency and all…
I like kids a LOT, but I don’t like pediatric medicine enough to do nothing but that forever. I liked it enough to do it part time as a family doc. In family medicine, you have the option of working in a place that sees lots of kids, and you can essentially do both.
You’re lucky, though, greyface, because as a nurse practitioner you are free to change your specialty if you decide you don’t like it. But it sounds like you’re not finished with your training yet, so don’t jump the gun. You’ll figure it out, I’m sure.
After reviewing all the people who had died over the weekend at hospice…
Wayfaring: So do you guys have any ghosts here?
Nurse: actually we do have a little red headed boy that appears to a lot of our patients. We’ve heard about him for years, but sightings come in waves.
Wayfaring: Have you ever seen him?
Nurse: No, he only comes to people who are dying. But they always say he’s very nice and he smiles at them, and then they always die a day or two later.
You must be from somewhere where people go into medical school straight from high school to have finished so quickly. Or maybe you skipped some grades in school. Either way, go you! I was 25 when I graduated med school, and I was the youngest in my class, as I have always been.
So when people give you flack for being young, remember that you’re one of the lucky ones.
You’re one of the ones who didn’t have to apply over and over again to get in.
You didn’t have to repeat a year or take time off.
Your patients should be proud of you for making it through and being so young.
There is no special formula or calculation to figuring out how long a person has to live. It’s mostly an educated guess based on our knowledge of a specific disease process, plus a gut feeling that comes along with experience. It’s very “art of medicine”. The more patients you see, the better you get at the art. Sometimes we just look at a patient and think, “would I be surprised if this person was still alive 6 months from now?” If yes, then there you go.
As we progress in our training, med students and residents start to form a mental picture of what “sick” looks like. We also form a picture for “dying.” We’re not always right, but that intuition can be pretty remarkable.
On Robin Williams - I’m a fan for sure, but I’m not one of those people who gets super heartbroken over celebrity tragedies. I see enough sad stories every day at work. But if his suicide and his struggle with depression break down some of the stigma associated with getting treatment, I’ll be glad.
"Hands and knees is my favorite position…much less risk of tear."
"Just get in there."
"I just put my fingers in the vagina and drive."
"Women may feel that it is not working in this position. They might not be getting the push they need. They may also say this feels amazing and this is the right position."
7 (I got 3 new ones for graduation)
11 (he’s a real doctor so he’s richer than me)
at least 23
Just lost 2 of ‘em in a poker game with baffledinbrooklyn, so I’m down to only… uh…
Cranquis! We were so close to being masters with our combined unicorn assets!
So now we’re down to 16 and The House has, what, 19?
Haven’t you learned, dear, The House always wins!
But what do they look like and what are their names?!?!
Well, you’ve got:
And of course, the 2 we lost to the House (darn you, Baffled, and your card counting skills!):
Maybe a storm’s acomin’. Could be a different kind of migraine. Ask your doctor.
Umm… I check it when people have symptoms of peptic ulcers because in my experience, people get better when its treated. But I don’t just check for it randomly in asymptomatic people. And I wouldn’t call amoxicillin and clarithromycin “harsh” necessarily. There are certainly much bigger guns out there with much heavier side effects than those. I mean, if your options are A) have a peptic ulcer that hurts and bleeds and makes you anemic or B) take 10 days of antibiotics and get better, personally, I’d opt for B.
Find out if your school has a counseling service. Many colleges do, and they’re usually free or super cheap for students. They may also offer peer counseling or can refer you to a counselor that is inexpensive. Also, if you’re an adult, you can go to the doctor without mommy and daddy giving the go-ahead. You do what you need to do to get better. At the very least, find an upper level student or a teacher you trust to talk to.
Hello yourself gorgeous greyface!
Yes, this is my last year.
I thought briefly about doing an OB fellowship (1 year), but they’re few and far between, and I don’t really want to move somewhere else for just a year.
I have no idea what I’m going to do after graduation. I had applied for a missionary job a few months ago, but I didn’t get it, so now I’m trying to figure out if I should apply for other missionary jobs or shift my focus to something else and do short term missions on the side.