Anonymous Asked
QuestionWhat is the most uncommon/rare disease that you've encountered? Answer

I’m going to have to go with this. It’s a rare and pretty deadly condition.

md-admissions:

“See here? That’s a 30 inch dildo in that man’s colon.”

— Radiologist teaching me critical things on surgery

Well I guess It’s bigger on the inside….

No one died today!
No one coded!
No one got intubated!
No one got a central line!
There were no STEMIs!
The most exciting thing was a snake bite!
Best day ever(which means tomorrow will suck)!!!

Anonymous Asked
QuestionIs being gay frowned upon in medicine? Can it hurt admissions into a school? Answer

md-admissions:

Being gay is definitely not frowned upon in medicine. It cannot hurt your admissions, and if it does? That is both highly unethical and illegal for a medical institution to discriminate based on race, gender, or sexual orientation. 

That said, I go to a school in a state where things are pretty liberal and my classmates are very open-minded (it’s hard not to be after you see a lot of what we see. Who cares about someone’s sexual orientation when people are dying young in the hospital or you feel like you can’t save a damn person who walks through the door?). I have several wonderful classmates who are who identify within LGBTQA. No one gives them any crap for it and those who judge them know better than to open their mouths.

Professionalism is the key word in medicine. And being professional means that a colleague’s personal choices, like who they choose to be with, don’t factor in to what makes them a good physician. If an individual or institution is telling you that it does? That is a highly questionable medical school that is going to get its ass handed to them legally in the near future and I’d stay away from them anyways.

Love,

md-a

I think I can contribute to this. 

I don’t really write about it much (if at all) on this tumblr because it has to do with my personal life, but from my professional experience I have never had any issues. 

I’m openly gay and although I was not forthcoming at all when I first started working in the ER, I think it’s common knowledge now. I have never had anyone say anything negative (to my face at least) nor have I been discriminated against. 

I live in a very conservative part of the United States. With that being said, I also live in a very conservative and very religious town. Even the most religious people I work with are very professional in the work environment, even if they might not agree with my orientation. I honestly was surprised about the lack of problems I had, because I was expecting to have issueswith it in some way or another because of where I live.

I also interviewed at a medical school that was in a similar location, and although I never said I was gay, parts of application probably let them know. I run the LGBT organization at my school and have done a lot of fundraising for an HIV clinic in my city, which was all part of my application. My interviewers not only had no issue with it, but they were extremely interested in the work I had done with the organization. It didn’t seem to hurt my chances of admission at all.

Being gay should not and will not hurt your chances of admission. Md-a is right, no one really cares about someone’s sexuality when you have bigger things to worry about. We’re much more focused on our work than who the person next to us is sleeping with. 

"Patient has candidiasis in all skin folds and diffusely across pannus" is not a sentence I ever expected to have to write

cranquis:

md-admissions:

That I cannot answer.

What actor do you see portraying me or any of your favorite medblrs being if med school life were a television show?

md-admissions + randommomentsdevidaimage

ermedicine

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wayfaringmd

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aspiringdoctors

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medicalstate

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baffledinbrooklyn

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And me…

Bringing this back again for how awesome it is!

cranquis:

md-admissions:

That I cannot answer.

What actor do you see portraying me or any of your favorite medblrs being if med school life were a television show?

md-admissions + randommomentsdevidaimage

ermedicine

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wayfaringmd

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aspiringdoctors

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medicalstate

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baffledinbrooklyn

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And me…

I love this, I totally agree with all of these

I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to my job…

I got bored and decided I’m going to go to work tonight when I could be sleeping…

ladykaymd:

mymedlife:

ohheytherehi:

Here’s the t-shirt! I used the crest from this deviantart. The regular shirt is $11.35 so there’s no profit whatsoever. The woman’s tee is $14. We only need to sell 25 and in 10 days!

All Mondays should start with buying awesome shirts. 

Ordered!!!! I’ve been hoping these would come back for months!!!!

  • One  patient was in complete heart block that EMS almost killed because they gave him 2mg epi IVP and sent him into Vtach. Cardiology came in and floated a temporary pacemaker which was awesome because I’ve never seen one before
  • Had a kid with legit pyloric stenosis projectile vomiting 
  • Had another patient with hypertensive encephalopathy who also sent themselves into some pretty bad new onset CHF because they decided they didn’t want to take their blood pressure meds anymore
  • And then had your run of the mill septic patients as well

Pretty fun night overall!