ER Physician: So how long have you had this fever for?
Patient: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation.
Me, the scribe: 🙃
Flashback to my last shift as a scribe with my favorite PGY 1 (soon to be PGY 2), Michi @socalscrubs , while #twinning in our @wearfigs “dark harbor” scrubs.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” -Winston Churchill
budget/coffee lover tip/student tip: If you’re going to set up shop at a starbucks to study for a whiiiiiile, don’t buy a Venti! With the starbucks app, coffee/tea refills are free in-store for a certain number of hours. So just buy the smallest size and refill as needed for free! same amount of coffee for a cheaper price. Hope this helps, and trust me, the little bits you save really add up ;)
Regrann from @medscape - Scars of Childhood Stress Visible in the Brain⠀
Stress in early childhood accelerates brain maturation, while stress experienced in adolescence delays it, new research suggests.⠀
Investigators followed 37 individuals from early childhood through adolescence and examined the impact of negative life events and negative social experiences on brain development using MRI scans.⠀
The researchers evaluated these stressors at two life stages: early childhood (0 to 5 years), and adolescence (14 to 17 years). They found that stress in early childhood appeared to be related to faster maturation of the prefrontal cortex and amygdala during adolescence.⠀
In contrast, current adolescent stress was connected to slower maturation of the hippocampus, anterior cingulate, parahippocampus, and prefrontal cortex.⠀
"The crucial difference in these effects concerns when the stress occurred," lead author Anna Tyborowsky, PhD candidate at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, told Medscape Medical News.⠀
"What we see in this study is that not only the type of stress but, more importantly, when it occurred has a differential effect on neural maturation."⠀
The study was published online in Scientific Reports. The full report can be found on Medscape by clicking the bio link. ⠀
The results of this study seem to apply directly to the children along the U.S. Southern border who have been separated from their parents and ALL children subjected to toxic stress.
#doctor#physician#medstudent#medicalstudent#futuredoctor#medscape#medicine#healthcare#medical#medscape#pediatrics#pediatrician#pediatria#pediatri#pediatricnurse#pediatra#pediatría#pediatras#KeepFamiliesTogether#stress#toxicstress#childdevelopment ⠀ - #regrann
I was cleaning up our office today and found my stash o’ badges. These represent some of the most formative jobs, research, and volunteer work that took me from community college ➡️ undergrad ➡️ gap year ➡️ med school. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ll never part with this pile of plastic. Every step along the way has brought me closer to where I’m supposed to be. 💕👩🏻⚕️💕#startedfromthebottom#nowimalittlebitabovethebottom
💖We can't make this up. Smh how the hospital going to charge $40 bucks just to hold your child after a C- Section... Uncle sam be doing way to much!
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Thank You !!
During this past gap year while I applied to medical school, I also had the opportunity to work as a medical assistant for a renowned pediatric and adult dermatology clinic. I have to say, this was truly an enriching and rewarding experience that further confirmed my passion for medicine. I was able to absorb knowledge from my brilliant mentor Dr. Duarte, learn the importance and intricacies of medical documentation, attend several conferences, and serve those in need first hand. Some of the patients I saw even gave me small gifts as a token of their gratitude!
If you are thinking of taking a gap year, be sure to use the time to do something that you’re passionate about. It is becoming more and more common for students to take gap years before entering medical school and I am extremely grateful that I did. Overall, this past year has been a blessing and I am going to miss working with the amazing people I’ve met at the clinic and seeing lovely patients every single day! ❤️⚕️ #dermatology#medschool#premed#medschoolapplication#clinic#gapyear#pediatrics#medicine#conference#pharma#medstudent#scrubs
So this happened today... I can now die a happy woman because my life has been made! I seriously freaking LOVE my job and the opportunities it creates. Never would I have thought I’d get to meet the man that changed my life forever!