When I was younger, I would’ve told you Ravenclaw, no question. But now I’m not so sure so I did five (for science!) quizzes to see where I sorted. 3/5 said GRYFFINDOR!
My official pottermore sorting is Gryffindor!
Md-A and I are members of the cool kids club AKA Gryffindor.
I’m going to be honest with you. A lot.
There is usually at least one patient in the ER actively vomiting at any given moment, if not more. Emetophobia is a difficult issue to have and pursue medicine, at least emergency medicine, in my opinion. There might be other areas of medicine where you would see less vomiting, but even then I don’t think it’s going to be something you can avoid altogether.
I agree though, you shouldn’t let your fear prevent you from following your dream. We all have hurdles to overcome, and this very well may be your personal hurdle. I had a close friend who had the same issue, and slowly but surely she overcame it through exposure therapy. She still is uncomfortable with vomit, but she does not have the phobia or horrible fear and aversion she once had. It’s not for everyone, but if you’re dedicated about pursuing medicine it may be something you want to look into, or seeing a psychologist in general to help you with your phobia.
Most hospitals have volunteer departments! I would look online and see if they have applications or a phone number to call.
Depending on what you’re trying to do as a volunteer, you shouldn’t need experience. In fact, volunteering is a great way to start getting involved in healthcare!
What sound does your heart make the moment you fall in love?
Get TFIOS on Digital HD here.
Y’all need to get that ECG checked out.
At the very least those are some pathological q waves.
And what’s up with that third beat?! I don’t even know how to describe that…
I. am. so. over. today.
Number of ER staff members who have told me this week that they’ve seen me more than any other resident since July 1st: 4.
Looks like ermedicine isn’t the only black cloud medblr anymore.
Met with my program director the other day who informed me that “black clouds do not actually exist in medicine” and that “some people simply have inexplicably exceptional rotations”.
…And, most importantly, he denied my request to let this also count as my ER rotation.
Black clouds do exist!
He’s just probably one of the lucky ones who hasn’t been cursed with one!