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  • MS2 Recap #1 December 17, 2014
    Pathology: Use Pathoma to understand material. Read class notes to get test questions right. Focus on the underlined/bold terms. I don’t go to class, but she does do some review questions at the end of class that tend to appear on the exam. Know the pics from the notes (especially if she uses them in […]
  • It’s Worth It December 17, 2014
    We were in the middle of the Women in Medicine meeting and one of the ER docs, just 2 years out of residency, eagerly leaned forward and said: It’s worth it. I know you feel poor and tired all the time. I remember… But it’s worth it. It’s worth it. It’s worth it. It’s worth it. […]
  • Conferences December 17, 2014
    I just got back from San Francisco, where I attended my first scientific conference: the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). The conference is massive—over 15 thousand clinicians, researchers, and entrepreneurs descend on the city and take over every Starbucks within walking distance. The scope and nature of ASH can be best […]
  • Pressure & Practice November 19, 2014
    The bone marrow transplant has been used as a cancer therapy for over 50 years. It is designed to replace a patient’s defective stem cell population with a healthy donor pool. Three steps must occur. First, you need to condition the host and eliminate all of his/her current stem cells. This is done with either […]
  • Things Change November 12, 2014
    “Why is it in medical school we’re separated from the things that brought us here?” One of my classmates texted me that statement from a doctor’s speech at a conference in Chicago. We’ve discussed that sentiment quite a bit this year. Let’s just say MS2 isn’t really what I expected. In some ways it’s better, […]

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