This goes in your WHAT?!? - 👩🏼⚕️When people ask me how Ob/Gyn is going, I tell them: I feel like I’m rediscovering the female body, and appreciating it in a completely new way. - 🚺Some laugh, “it’s not like you’re a man - shouldn’t you know what your own body is like?” - 🧬But the reason I went into medicine is because I want to learn everything I can about what it means to be human. And my education during this clerkship has only deepened my understanding of what I am, what I am capable of, and what incredible experiences await me... - 🔬Beginning this rotation, I was anxious about invading a woman’s personal space with a speculum, probing her belly, shining a light between her legs and pulling out the placenta once connecting her to a new life. - 💃🏼But Ob/Gyn has turned the most sexualized and taboo parts of a woman’s body into (simply put) just another component medical anatomy and human health. It’s a shame that female biology and wellness is often tucked away in a box. It’s a shame that most women know so little about their own bodies, about pregnancy, about sexual health. And I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to learn about all of these things, and be granted the role to teach others. - 👁What did I discover? The cervix. (!!!) The spectrum of “normal” anatomy. I mean, most of us have only really seen our own anatomy, and seeing the variety has helped me redefine the female form. Childbirth. And how brutal and beautiful and animalistic and emotional it is. How much the uterus can transform. The roadmap of the pelvis from a laparoscopic view. The role of hormonal change and age in anatomy. And so much more that is swimming around in my mind. - I’m loving this rotation. Even the scary and awkward and challenging parts! - 🔧Ps. The first time I used a speculum, I had a lot of trouble with the locking/unlocking mechanism and proper holding. As with anything else, it takes time to get used to. Just
It’s a 🆂🆃🅴🅼🅸!! . . . 💔“Despite enormous efforts implemented in the early detection and timely treatment of acute coronary syndromes, acute myocardial infarction continues to be the most common cause of death worldwide. Prompt diagnosis of acute coronary occlusion and early reperfusion therapy are essential to reduce the morbidity and mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)” . . . ✅“In current practice, ST-segment elevation at the J-point, ≥1 mm in ≥2 adjacent leads (other than leads V2 and V3, where elevation of ≥2 mm in men or ≥1.5 mm in women is considered significant) or a new LBBB is commonly used for STEMI diagnosis.” . . . ⚠️NOT SO FAST MY FRIENDS (lee corso voice). STEMIs don’t always present clean cut with the above criteria. As someone on the front lines (IM, ER, EMS, cardio fellow) you need to familiarize yourself with “STEMI equivalents” that can go unrecognized and should be treated in a timely manner at all costs. . . . 💝The image above from JACC case reports illistrates some of those aforementioned “STEMI equivalents.” Bookmark this, screenshot it, do whatever you need to burn these into your mind because I GUARANTEE that you will come across these patterns more than a few times in your career! . . . ❓What pattern gives you the most trouble? Comment below! Lets discuss! . . . Source: JACC: Case Reports Electrocardiographic Diagnosis of Life-Threatening STEMI Equivalents When Every Minute Counts Babken Asatryan, Lukas Vaisnora and Negar Manavifar https://casereports.onlinejacc.org/content/early/2019/11/21/j.jaccas.2019.10.030 . . #medicalschool#medschool#cardiologia#doctors#instadoc#meded#ekg#medstudent#cardiology#heartdisease#boards#hospital#radiology#disease#paschool#foamed#death#medicine#whitecoat#residency#scrubs#surgery#pastudent#nursingstudent#nursing#pa#do#np#md#usmle
I work for an FQHC.. so what does that mean? . . FQHC stands for Federally Qualified Health Center. Formerly known as public health clinics, FQHCs are government-funded institutions that serve underserved communities and provide healthcare to people who are low-income/low-socioeconomic status, uninsured, or face other obstacles to getting healthcare. . . The institution I work for provides primary care services as well as OBGYN, vision, dental, behavioral health services, and urgent care while continuing to expand services beyond these. . . So what does this mean for me and what do I do? I am a Family Medicine Physician Assistant. I see patients as young as 5 days old to as old as 85+ years old. I see them on my own and provide all care on my own with the option of consulting a nearby physician or provider if need-be. I have the ability to do chronic care visits, acute visits, well-child visits, newborn assessments, women’s health examinations, and more. . . I see patients from all walks of life, facing obstacles that are sometimes unimaginable. We have a strong immigrant population as well so many of our patients do not speak English and have no access to their medical records (we have in-house computer interpreters for many of these). Not only do most of our patients face a long history lacking in medical care but they also face a lack in education and resources as well that many of us often take for granted. . . I am grateful every day for this job as my first job as a PA-C because not only am I getting to see a lot and do a lot as a provider, but I’m also getting the opportunity to truly care for individuals who have rarely had the opportunity to be cared for in the past. No matter how small the difference is, I really feel like I’m making one and THAT is why I went into healthcare in the first place. . . Questions?? Leave them below. I plan to do another individual post talking more about family medicine here in the near future!
4 years ago I began what I can only call an adventure... • An adventure full of twists & turns, ups & downs. Throughout it all, I had 1 goal in mind - to get through this degree & start my career as an RN. • While I was busy just wanting to get through it all, I found so many things I wasn’t looking for. I found that Nick, my family & my friends believed in me, even when I didn’t. I found friends I couldn’t imagine my life without. I found strength when I didn’t think I had any left. I found determination when I felt empty. I found confidence I didn’t know I possessed. I found laughing, really is the best medicine. I found, while life is crazy & busy - the seemingly small things are what matter most. I truly believe through nursing school, I found myself. • I would not be the person or nurse I am today without all of the support & encouragement from Nick, my family, my friends, my instructors, my preceptor, my colleagues & even my patients. • I am beyond happy this adventure has come to a close & I am excited for what is to come. I’ve been hired on a surgical unit & start in the New Year! Things are all falling into place... it truly all feels like a dream. • If you’ve ever wanted to do something but let your inner doubt speak louder than your motivation to try - I am living proof you can be & do whatever your heart desires ❤️
This time of year is always so weird on campus. It get’s so quiet in comparison to during the year. There are always sirens and bus breaks, but the absence of students brings such a surreal lack of noise for Oakland.
You know what motivates me to keep going? Hearing the words “You inspire me”. I love the feedback I get about @medconevents and how it impacted their lives. It was about a year and half ago when @dr.audreyxsue and I came up with the idea together to provide an inspiring, fun and informational event for anyone aspiring to become a healthcare professional to current healthcare professionals. Being a pre-med student at UCR, I noticed how limited it was for students to gain resourceful and practical knowledge about the field. We would shadow doctors, or volunteer in clinical settings and still found it difficult to gain real life knowledge about the field. We wanted to create a positive environment where individuals in healthcare could come together in a place to meet and learn something new! I am tagging some of the people who inspired me to believe in myself, to push a little harder, to learn something new, to go out and meet people, to help others, to be kinder, to give, to create, to serve, to inspire. 💫 Tag someone who inspires you below! #medconevents#medcon
See a super massive cluster ready to play Mexican at the wide Estadio Francisco Morazán in San Pedro Sula for a big concert featuring the famous Bronco band. For decades, Bronco has been capable of fully interpreting the centuries-old Mexican popular and folk #tradition transporting the native and external audience into a world of clear images where the guitar and the voice are essentials to get to the heart of people and tell a story about places, society, love, faith, and the everyday life. All in Bronco's music technically speaks about the norteño tradition while sonorities drive into the world of contemporary melodic and #pop style. The #pa had a 120 mt. throw without delay towers and consisted in a #configuration of: 36 #viol212 tops + 24 VIO S218 + 12 DVA S30N and 6 DVA T12 #dbtechnologies#vioseries#linearray#subwoofer#touring#liveconcert#sound#soundengineer#audiopro
Hi everyone! My name is Laura @drteethboutique 👩🏻⚕️from CA 🇺🇸 and I’m currently a dental student. I’m passionate about fixing smiles to improve people’s confidence 🥰 I’m so grateful to have been able to join such an amazing healthcare profession. I hope to eventually change peoples’ opinions on dentists! Follow me on my journey to being a tooth doctor ✨ ﹒ ﹒ ⌨ 𝔸𝔻𝕄𝕀ℕ ➤ @dr.diwakarsingh