Day 171: Narcan. Ethics Grand Rounds

Today was another Ethical presentation at my medical school. These happen every two weeks and occur during lunch on Thursdays. I enjoy them because it allows me to break away from the same medical theme that I am studying but still engages me in the medical community. Maximizing the utility of breaks.

The most recent topic: Paradigms Clash: Gender, Pain, and Social Change. The presentation was given by Nancy D. Campbell.

So what is Narcan? Continue reading

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Day 145:Winter Break for MS Year 1

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I am currently on break! We just finished Neuro 1. This theme was pretty hard. Logistically, it was broken into a midterm and final (the final being cumulative). We learned about all the cranial nerves and how we process and initiate movement (and 10,000 other things). As I sit here on my kitchen island, I want to recap some of the moments of the theme. Some things that I wish I knew before I had started the theme: Continue reading

Day 84: HCS – Hmong, Care and Society

Another Health, Care and Society. This time, we are assigned a book.
A Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down – Anna Fadiman
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I am going to save the summary of the story because there are a panoply of cliff notes available online regarding this book. The book was chosen so that students could challenge their views on the balance between practicing medicine and understanding culture. Continue reading