Inside my cerebrum

Comrade Barf

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Inside my cerebrum | 0 comments

Comrade Barf

“Stabbed” In the spirit of rocket_tello’s pen post, I feel inclined to say something: No matter how nice your residents are, no matter how encouraging they seem, they will throw you under the bus when met with the slightest hint of adversity. The other night I was with my female resident and a pregnant patient who needed a pelvic exam. I will be honest. I am tired of looking at vaginas. So, if given half the chance, I will stay up at the patient’s shoulder, bed-side, making chitchat with her or her husband. The resident went to check the cervix and the woman was in...

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The Mighty Pen

Posted by on Jun 26, 2011 in Inside my cerebrum | 3 comments

I have this thing for pens. I often refer to myself as “pen particular” as I enjoy a nice wide point, retractable gel pen. The benefits of smooth, non smudging ink that glides onto the paper with greatest of ease and somehow manages to make my handwriting look great. The retractability that enables me to put the pen in my scrub or coat pocket with ease and without marking myself or re-capping is superb. You could say this particularity came from my mother. She is pen particular, but not pen specific. She just likes pens, lots of pens: gels, rolling ball, marker pens, different ergonomic...

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The Beast

Posted by on Feb 19, 2011 in Inside my cerebrum | 0 comments

Well, the beast that is known as Step 1 is behind me. I am not totally out of the woods yet, as it might still be lurking poised, ready to strike again. During that gruesome eight hour test I was able to get a good head start at finding safety. I ran like hell and I am now taking a breather, hiding out in the comfort of my home with the false sense of security that I am safe. The beast could rear its ugly head again in 3 weeks time, at which point I may run away screaming like a baby or screaming the songs of victory. I hope I fooled it, lost it in the woods, and I am home free. When you are...

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Testicles

Posted by on Dec 25, 2010 in Inside my cerebrum | 1 comment

We spend the afternoon immersed in histological slides of reproductive organ pathology.  Yeah, I know, it sounds horribly boring, and it is. We have to learn about all sorts of cancers. Who knew there were so many kinds? Carcinoma, adenoma, sarcoma, of everybody part you can imagine. Not only that, but the cancers can only truly be diagnosed by looking at slides of tissue under a microscope. We all desperately try to see the differences between the slides. Well, this one here looks pink and purple and this other looks, well, pink and purple. OK, this one here, the circles are darker purple...

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Lesbians Part One

Posted by on Dec 5, 2010 in Inside my cerebrum | 0 comments

Well it all started with our “mandatory” lecture. This irony of it all is The Powers That Be say it’s not mandatory. It’s just that if you don’t go, you’ll lose points. In any medical school students’ brain, points being lost is bad, thereby, making the class mandatory. The other ironic thing, is that it was not actually a lecture where we might learn physiology or some other clinically relevant material, we were to attend a “Film Festival.” Not just any film festival, but one where we have to watch graphically sexually explicit movies in class among our peers to make us...

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And so it begins…..

Posted by on Dec 4, 2010 in Inside my cerebrum | 0 comments

Well, this is officially my first blog post and very unenlightening. More enligtening blogs to follow.

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