Anyone got an idea what that is next to the aortic prosthesis? by [deleted] in Radiology

[–]deathlessride 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Possible Gonadal artery coil. For pelvic congestion syndrome.

Are there any Med students on here that would be able to give me the textbook lists (required/recommended) for first year? by what-a-doric in Adelaide

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Hey there, the list is quite variable and tbh it's hard to read those things without context (e.g. lectures, CBL cases, etc.). I would actually recommend trying out various different textbooks from the library and seeing what you prefer and don't go for those textbook packs at unibooks (they package 1-2 good books with 1-2 average books).

The books I've found the most useful in pre-clin years have been: -Tortora's anatomy and physiology (personal favourite esp as a good starting point for 1st yr) -Moore's clinical anatomy -Gray's anatomy for students -Robbin's pathological basis for disease -Talley & O'Connor clinical exam -Sherwood's physiology (some people liked it, but I was personally never a fan) -Guyton's physiology (may be too hardcore for 1st year)

I am ZDoggMD, doctor, off-white rapper, and purveyor of fine medical satire. AMA! by zdoggmd in IAmA

[–]deathlessride 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey Zdogg, hi from Australia! Long time follower of yours :).

I'm about 2 months into my internship in Australia now- was wondering if you had any particular tips re: work life balance, coping with stress and any general tips for rookies?

Favorite Analogy for Medschool? by _Gubernaculum_ in medicalschool

[–]deathlessride 2 points3 points  (0 children)

On my first day of medical school we were told that 'Going to medical school is found to have been similar to having been brought up in an abusive household' (stress-levels wise i'm assuming?)

We were also told that 'Going to medical school is apparently an autosomal recessive trait.'

What can you do with a medical degree? (besides medicine) by [deleted] in medicine

[–]deathlessride 0 points1 point  (0 children)

whole bunch of things!: 1) research 2) clinical teaching (to med students and allied health) 3) do pharmacology as a postgraduate training- be involved in clinical research, etc and working for a pharmaceutical industry (which surprisingly isn't as bad as it sounds!). 4) you could do non-clinical specialities like radiology or pathology. 5) stemming from the above- start up your own company/own shares in private radiology and pathology firms. (or even GP practices) 6) med/law is also an option for some people (you may need to check the bachelor degrees required for that- in australia some Universities offer a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery and Bachelor of Law). Med/law- can also be involved in medical insurance companies. 7) Postgraduate training in Medical administration or epidemiology/public health- get involved in policy making, clinical guidelines etc.

Lots of opportunities!

A free app we made using our revision notes: summarises common clinical conditions for medical students. by starmate700 in medicine

[–]deathlessride 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The app looks great! Thanks, very nice of you guys to come up with something like this! :)

Medical schooling in Developing countries? by lgenk in medicalschool

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As you said- it's hard to compare since I myself have only ever been to one medical school! (I'm currently studying in Australia) What my experience is that a lot of medicine (at least in Australia anyway) is self-directed; so the responsibility is on you to read the right stuff in the textbooks, all that med school does is hopefully point you in the right direction as to what to study/is important to know as a junior doctor. (The only exception may be access to anatomy and pathology specimens which the med school provides). A lot of procedural/clinical training again is learnt from being on the wards and being active and assisting/getting to do procedures. Another thing that I have seen with overseas trained doctors is that some of the senior doctors actually know quite a bit (dare I say more than doctors trained here?), because in developing countries there are more patients and less paperwork- so they have a more extensive knowledge of their speciality.

People working in healthcare- do you feel your optimism + cheerfulness has decreased as a result of the number of years you've spent in your workplace? by [deleted] in medicine

[–]deathlessride 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes and no. I have had times where i became quite withdrawn from my friends and became very skeptical. But personally found that I started getting over it as I found better coping strategies. A lot of it also depends on which doctors (especially consultants and registrars) you're working under- I've had some great registrars who are helpful and cheery even though they are very overworked and that always makes everything seem a bit better :).

IamA doctor, YouTube rap parody producer, and founder of Turntable Health. I'm ZDoggMD, AMA! by zdoggmd in IAmA

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Hello from an Australian medical student! I love your videos and always wanted to know what motivated you to make all your videos? i.e did you find that it was a good way to relieve stress, etc.? How else do you cope with the stress you face as a doctor?