Helpful Advice for Step 2 CK: Part 1

By Kris Gopaul, kgopaul

I sat for my last exam of medical school yesterday–the Step 2 CK. Unfortunately all the rumors were true. That was a tough exam. Not only are they testing your clinical knowledge, but also your mental stamina. For those who are unfamiliar with the layout of the exam here are a few details. It’s about..

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27th September, 2016

Dealing with Noncompliance in Patients

By Wasiq Sheikh, wsheikh

One thing you learn very quickly in the clinics is that many patients willingly refuse to follow your recommended treatment. Refusing procedures, refusing medications, and taking half of the prescribed dosage are some of the issues we face on a day to day basis. For example, I recently interviewed a patient who was diagnosed with..

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26th September, 2016

Health is the Forest; Disease is the Trees

By TR Harris, TRHarris

We’re a few weeks into our second year of courses, and already the slough of work has begun. But before we dig into the innumerable pathologies and prescriptions to memorize, we’re spending four days in a course known as “Themes.” Themes is an interdisciplinary course that revolves around one artificial case: a 7 y/o presenting..

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23rd September, 2016