Aspiring MD

Stuff the mind of a hopeful med-student finds interesting.
You can also find me at kessbeebop.tumblr.com
kyidyl:

I felt like this might speak to some people who follow me. ;)

Heheh. Me.

kyidyl:

I felt like this might speak to some people who follow me. ;)

Heheh. Me.

(Source: amyvdh)

Anonymous asked: I've heard that term gunner before what does it actually mean?

I apologize, my dearest Anon, for how long it has taken me to get to this question. You see, I had to search far and wide for the appropriate gifs to complement your educational experience.

From my friends at Urban Dictionary, a gunner is: a person who is competitive,overly-ambitious and substantially exceeds minimum requirements. A gunner will compromise his/her peer relationships and/or reputation among peers in order to obtain recognition and praise from his/her superiors.

A gunner is that know-it-all in your class that everyone dislikes immensely. When they start talking, the eye rolls begin.

A gunner goes out of his or her way to make other classmates feel bad about themselves and their abilities.

A gunner may purposely sabotage other students.

A gunner will suck up to the lecturers/higher ups.

A gunner seems to know everything about anything, or at least wants you to think he/she knows everything about anything.

Now Anon, what is important to note is this: there is NOTHING wrong with knowing the right answer, being involved in extracurriculars, having a good relationship with the lecturers, and looking out for yourself. In fact, these things are awesome. But gunners take it to the next level and can effectively ruin their classmates’ educational experiences with their actions.

ninjatengu:

andimedicine:

mddiaries:

aspiringdoctors:

ninjatengu:

aspiringdoctors:

wayfaringmd:

neverhorses:

SMACC Chicago | 23 - 26 June 2015 | McCormick Place, Chicago

SMACC stands for Social Media And Critical Care, and it is a high impact academic meeting fused with cutting edge online social media to deliver innovation with education. The aim of the event is to provide a common forum for critical care practitioners and to provide the best academic content in an innovative and engaging format.

This is a conference tailor made for tumblr medbloggers. SMACC originated with a bunch of critical care websites looking to provide Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM). You may have heard of a few of them like Life In The Fast Lane and Intensive Care Network. If you haven’t, visit the SMACC homepage and scroll down for links to some amazing medblogs. 
You can find a few of the (really interesting) talks as well as hilarious sim vids from previous conferences on their website. Registration opens in November and once we have the program for 2015, I’ll be updating this post with it.

Hey guys, check this out! If it wasn’t LITERALLY my last few days of residency, I’d totally be there!

Mmmm I might have to go to this.

Medblr meetup in Chicago?

YAS. My grandma would feed us all. She loves telling everyone how skinny they are and slapping three more meatballs on their plate.
Also, I recently learned that rotations are literally required to let students to go conferences, they can’t tell us no!
EDIT: I messaged them about who to get in touch with about presenting. I think it’d be rad to talk about how social media sites are shaping the upcoming generation of physicians.

Let’s do it!!!

For sure! 

Yaaay! How awesome would it be to have a joint medblr presentation? 
Aspiringdoctors, let us know how that email exchange goes! (or message me your emails, mddiaries and andimedicine) so we can have a group email thread. Anyone else down? 

This would be so great!

ninjatengu:

andimedicine:

mddiaries:

aspiringdoctors:

ninjatengu:

aspiringdoctors:

wayfaringmd:

neverhorses:

SMACC Chicago | 23 - 26 June 2015 | McCormick Place, Chicago

SMACC stands for Social Media And Critical Care, and it is a high impact academic meeting fused with cutting edge online social media to deliver innovation with education. The aim of the event is to provide a common forum for critical care practitioners and to provide the best academic content in an innovative and engaging format.

This is a conference tailor made for tumblr medbloggers. SMACC originated with a bunch of critical care websites looking to provide Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM). You may have heard of a few of them like Life In The Fast Lane and Intensive Care Network. If you haven’t, visit the SMACC homepage and scroll down for links to some amazing medblogs. 

You can find a few of the (really interesting) talks as well as hilarious sim vids from previous conferences on their website. Registration opens in November and once we have the program for 2015, I’ll be updating this post with it.

Hey guys, check this out! If it wasn’t LITERALLY my last few days of residency, I’d totally be there!

Mmmm I might have to go to this.

Medblr meetup in Chicago?

YAS. My grandma would feed us all. She loves telling everyone how skinny they are and slapping three more meatballs on their plate.

Also, I recently learned that rotations are literally required to let students to go conferences, they can’t tell us no!

EDIT: I messaged them about who to get in touch with about presenting. I think it’d be rad to talk about how social media sites are shaping the upcoming generation of physicians.

Let’s do it!!!

For sure! 

Yaaay! How awesome would it be to have a joint medblr presentation? 

Aspiringdoctors, let us know how that email exchange goes! (or message me your emails, mddiaries and andimedicine) so we can have a group email thread. Anyone else down? 

This would be so great!

ami-angelwings:

profoundboner:

bpdlevi:

"you’re obsessed with your mental illness"

i know right? it’s almost like it impacts every part of my life

"it’s all in your head"

I know right? it’s almost like it’s a mental illness

"why do you let it affect you and stop you from being able to do things?"

I know right? It’s almost like it’s an ACTUAL ILLNESS

(Source: ghostielevi, via notarealbarista)

I very obviously do not want to study.

Today I’ve done the dishes, refinished the table the TV sits on, vacuumed the couches and the floors, mopped the whole house and done laundry. And it’s 1pm.

asp-md:

Put together two bookcases today and only hit my thumb with the hammer once. I’ll call that a good day.

The Boy and I aren’t allowed to buy any more movies. They fit perfectly in the bookcase and there’s no more room.

Put together two bookcases today and only hit my thumb with the hammer once. I’ll call that a good day.

The Other Side of the Bed

adenosinetriesphosphate:

There are two sides of a patient’s bed. As nurses, we stand on one side of the bed, while the patient’s family—if they have any—stands on the other. We are usually grateful for the extra help.

This past week I had the unpleasant opportunity of being on the other side of the bed. My husband came…