Even though I just graduated, that grind doesn't stop! I just finished my first week of school and I'm really excited for all of the things I'll be learning 🍃🌸
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📒 What do you bring into an exam room as a student? I don’t know if it’s just me, but my short term memory isn’t great enough to not jot down notes while interviewing a patient. Especially if they are more complex! Here’s what’s in my hands: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➕ This fun clipboard from Amazon I got from my “buddy” in the class above me. Whitecoat Clipboards are great because they fold in half and fit nicely in a coat pocket. Filled with tons of good info like lab values and other useful pearls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➕ Sheets from the “Perfect H&P” notebook also on Amazon! These sheets are perfectly formatted to make sure you take the best history possible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➕ Sticky notes to jot down things I see during the day to study and particular to this rotation, reminders for a good diabetic foot exam and pre-op questions to not miss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What do you carry with you in an exam room besides your stethoscope? There’s so many good resources now to help students enhance their learning! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🚨WARNING SENSITIVE CONTENT🚨
❄️FIGURE SKATING ❄️
🏆In 2007, during the Four Continents Championship in Colorado Springs Olympic figure skater, Jessica Dubé was struck with a skating blade unintentionally by her partner Bryce Davison.
😳Luckily for her nothing was broken and her eye was unharmed. She received over 80 stitches on her face and eventually returned back to skating very quickly.
We are all part of some pyramid....
Think about it.
CEO-->regional management--> general manager--> supervisor--> employee
This scenario applies to most people who have a job that pays them hourly or via salary.
The thing is, in this model, no matter how hard you work, you cannot make more then the person above you. Sure, you can slowly climb that ladder... but there's no guarantee there either.
What pyramid are you a part of?
See, network marketing is another type of pyramid... not a scheme (those are illegal). . However, in this type of pyramid, if you work hard, you can bypass the people above you. AND, the CEO works hard to make YOU successful. Crazy, right? Not as crazy as you might think. --> This business pays out over 73.4 billion on commissions annually. What? Yes. Who knew? That's higher than the NFL.
The business of the future is here... you dont need to own a tangible store or asset to build an empire.
Examples: Uber, Amazon, Airbnb, Facebook.
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*summer 2018 pic.
In my effort to portray the real life of a doctor (in and outside of work) I’ve realized I have fallen short. Although in my work related posts I often share a picture of me in a white coat - the fact is that most of my life looks like this these days.
I will always be a Doctor first - but at this phase of my life my research has taken center stage. As I’ve mentioned before, I was grant funded in June via an NIH mentored career development award (K grant). What this means is that 75% of my salary is actually paid by this grant. That probably sounds a bit strange - but the purpose of the grant is to afford me time and funds to “lift off” my career in research. I do less time in the PICU (about 8 weeks of 7 days of service and 30ish overnight shifts) and the rest of the time I’m doing research.
I am extremely lucky to have a world renowned mentor (he was one of the first doctors to be board certified as a PICU doctor and essentially created the PRISM score which is a severity of illness score that allows researchers to CONTROL for severity of illness when the conduct research). And it is because of him that I’ve been able to get so far in such a short time. He assembled a team of incredible data scientists, statisticians, and a few doctors to perform some very exciting big data research.
So my life isn’t so glamorous guys - most doctors lives aren’t. But I wouldn’t change a THING about what I am doing today, and the path that it has set me on.
I do research because i am committed to leaving the field of pediatric critical care better than when I entered it. Research is hard. But currently, it’s the only way to move science forward.
Let me know if you would like to hear more about my research life, what has gone into it thus far, how I got here and where I hope to go!
And don’t forget, as @drjrutland
said in a recent post - mentors are everything. They move medicine forward - and without both strong career AND research mentorship - I would NOT be where I am today.
They like the molasses corn 🌽
Everyone knows I love the Mets and standup comedy. It doesn’t get any better playing baseball with comedian, Jim Breuer, at Mets Fantasy Camp. #mets #comedian
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Hey everyone from my mini weekend vacay ✈️ ! I was fortunate enough to travel to Orlando with my family, my fav spot has been Italy in the Epcot world showcase 🇮🇹 ! It is so important to take time for yourself and decompress from work, school and hang with family!
As a Pre-PA you have to take time from yourself and take a step back from all that work and just recharge. You do not want to get burnt out BEFORE you even get into school
How do you even relax on vacation if you’re just going home to so much work? Well i looked at my syllabus and turned in all the work for the week BEFORE I even hopped on the plane! That way i could ease my mind while I’m here. I did bring my laptop just Incase i felt anxious and compelled to check up on everything!
Do not feel guilty for taking a vacation and relaxing. We work so hard and we NEED to concentrate on ourselves more. Self-love and self-care are key!! You deserve it!!
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This is real life y’all. On Tuesdays and Thursdays my EMT class 🚑 goes from 9:30am to 2:30pm. Yep, that’s 🖐🏻 hours in just one class! That means I don’t have time for food styling, hopping outside, eating whenever I want or heating up my lunch. [obviously I don’t heat up a salad but last night I ate cold chili straight from the glassware. #truth
Just wanted to give you a very small glimpse of my 🤯crazzzzy🤯 schedule this semester and let you know that sometimes [re: all semester long] this 👆🏻 is a reality. Not all meals will be glamorous, but that prep will carry me all. semester. long.
Thankfully my food still tastes amazing, my lunchbox can fit all my glassware 👈🏻 the real struggle lol, and my classroom has good lighting. 😂
Happy Thursday! Once I finish up with some bureaucratic school things, I’ll be spending the rest of my night studying. 📚
When we say laughter is the best medicine, there’s some legitimacy–laughing is good for the heart, and can increase blood flow by 20%! 😂
I have a thing for pink and red! (Rosé too)
This dress is from @lulus
and it’s one of the more recent clothing items I’ve purchased (back in September) - the wedding budget had me pretty frugal but I’m excited to go shopping again soon! Let me know in the comments your favorite place to online shop because that’s what I mean by go shopping lol
I also plan to put all my clothes in a pile first and see what sparks joy ✨ #ifyouknowyouknow
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New study spot! I’m officially in the grind and it’s only week two - my schedule every day is about the same: wake up, hit the gym, class, and study til I go to bed. Drinking from the firehose 🙃
This bill is NOT seeking independent practice. This legislation is about Optimal Team Practice- not independent practice. In fact, Optimal Team Practice includes two important points to distinguish it from independent practice:
1. It reinforces the PAs commitment to team practice with physicians and explicitly states the PA/physician team model continues to be relevant, applicable, and patient-centered; and
2. It calls for a decision about the degree of supervision between the PA and physician to be made at the practice level in accordance with the practice type and the education/experience of the PA
To support this bill please contact your legislator and reference S.132 and H.3399
🙋🏻♂️Meet Mina! @mbishara86
🦷 I am a third year prosthodontics resident at New York University College of Dentistry, Class’19. @nyuniversity
I received my Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Dentistry Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, in 2010 @ainshamsuniversity
✈️ I moved to New York 6 years ago to pursue my dream of becoming a dentist in the United States where I can expand my knowledge and refine my skills. I graduated NYU College of Dentistry with a DDS degree in 2016. I went straight into a 3 year specialty program in prosthodontics to become highly trained in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, crowns, bridges, temporomandibular disorders and more
👨🏻🎓Back in high school, I was so interested in Science and Art. Dentistry offered me a great opportunity to combine both and later on when I saw the impact of restoring someone’s smile and hence their confidence on their overall quality of life, I decided to specialize in reconstructive dentistry
🙌🏽 A crucial advice for someone in my career is to persevere. NEVER GIVE UP, you’ll meet a lot of people who say that you can’t or it’s too hard and more certainly you’ll go through some tough circumstances that make you doubt yourself at times
🙏🏽But you have to carry on and if you’re truly passionate about what you do, great things will happen to you.
🤔Know any other #coptsinhealthcare
TAG them below👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
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The teacher in me totally agrees with this. 🤗 What makes you thrive in your career? #ThrivingOT
Our next webinar is coming up next week, January 22 at 12 pm CST With speakers @aclmtrainees
President Melissa Mondala MD, MHA @drlifestyle101
& Richard Wolferz Jr, MD. Register at the link in old bio! ✨
Creating Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups (LMIGs) within health profession schools and training programs serves as a method to increase awareness and understanding of Lifestyle Medicine at the student and trainee level. LMIGs also unite students, interns, residents, and fellows across all healthcare fields and medical specialties worldwide. This webinar will discuss the important functions that LMIGs serve, highlight examples of successful LMIGs around the world, and explain how to create a successful LMIG at your institution. It will also explore the role of the ACLM Professionals in Training Executive Board and describe resources to promote the creation and maintenance of LMIGs.
1. Describe the mission of a Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG).
2. Present the current state of LMIGs across the country and showcase examples of LMIGs.
3. Explain how to create an LMIG at your training program.
4. Address common challenges and pitfalls experienced during the creation and maintenance of an LMIG.
5. Discuss the support and materials provided by the ACLM Professionals in Training Board for LMIGs.
6. Highlight opportunities for LMIGs and trainees offered through the ACLM Professionals in Training.
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Before PA school, I was a phlebotomist. What was, or is your pre-PA job?
I was 18 years and working as a cashier at Target when I was browsing jobs at the local hospital. The listing for a phlebotomist didn’t mention any requirements so I applied and was surprised to learn that Colorado does not require certification. I was very lucky to have on site training! I felt working in the lab helped prepare me for PA school as I understood that portion of diagnostic testing and interpretation. Really any clinical position will prepare you in some way, but during school I was most impressed with the EMTs in my class and felt that they had a fantastic head start.
Major perk of my job:
Gone are the days that I have to decide on what to wear 🙌🏻
Bought myself a pair from the infamous @wearfigs
& these do not disappoint!
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OH SNAP....Or more like Sporotrichosis; a mycotic disease caused by direct inoculation of the fungus (Sporothrix schenckii) into skin from contaminated plants or soil. Think ‘splinter’ in this case, from a thorn. It’s also called “Rose gardener’s disease”. If unchecked, it can hit the lymphatic system, lungs and brain/central nervous system. It first shows up as a small painless lesion, then progresses to a boil, then oozes pus and then can rupture into this! Swabbing some ‘juice’, culturing it would show the fungus upon Gram stain, but I’ve seen it enough to not have to do that. I’ll treat this with some repeated applications of topical potassium iodide with concomitant administration of Itraconazole or Fluconazole. If this decides to spread to his joint or bones, then we are looking at an IV situation and a Surgical approach as well. Nobody wants that! #physicianassistant #pasdothat #navyseals #combatmedic #Liberia #africa