Medical Students Blogs and Perspective

 
 
  • Community Paramedics: Redefining EMS For sure, paramedics make house calls. Now they are beginning to provide community care to prevent unnecessary visits to the emergency department.
  • Beyond the Bedside: How Are Your 'Webside' Manners? Physicians of today and tomorrow will need to know how to conduct an effective virtual visit with a patient and learn a new type of bedside manner as telemedicine continues to evolve.
  • Nine Things to Remember About CASTLE-AF Ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure lowered all-cause mortality in this trial, but Dr Mandrola urges electrophysiologists not to overextrapolate these impressive results.
  • Getting the Dirt on Healthcare Worker Clothing Two recent studies evaluated contamination of healthcare worker scrubs, gowns, and gloves in inpatient settings.
  • Did Grey's Anatomy Get It Right for Women With Heart Disease? An episode of the hospital drama featured a female surgeon having a heart attack but meeting disbelief (including her own) along the way. TV critic and cardiologist Dr Walton-Shirley gives her review.
  • A Newborn Male With a Saclike Lesion: USMLE Question A 7.5-lb male is born with a protruding saclike lesion on his lower back. What is the most appropriate next step in his management?
  • The Study Tools Students Should Actually Be Using Medical students need reliable, effective materials to study. Test prep companies have flooded the market with books, courses, flashcards, and question banks. Here are the ones that actually work.
  • Insights for the Next Generation of Women in Medicine In honor of National Women Physicians Day, we've collated insights from trailblazers in cardiology that may smooth the path for the next generation of women who enter male-dominated fields.
  • Women Face Unique Obstacles When Pursuing Surgery as a Specialty Medscape speaks with the researchers behind a recent gender-focused survey about the factors that may increase the ranks of women in surgery.
  • ESMO Survey Data Clarify Gender Differences in Oncology   Leaders from the European Society for Medical Oncology discuss survey data on gender gaps in oncology and propose solutions to close these gaps between men and women professionally.
  • Future Surgeon Workforce: Sufficient to Treat Cancer Patients? Will our surgical workforce in 2035 be sufficient to care for the anticipated number of patients with cancer? Dr Lowenfels comments on a recent study published in Surgery.
  • A 26-Year-Old Man With Stab Wounds A 26-year-old man is brought to the emergency department 20 minutes after sustaining stab wounds. Do you know what cardiac finding is likely present?
  • Cirrhosis Overview Video   This video discusses the pathophysiology of a cirrhotic liver as well as major complications and clinical signs and symptoms of cirrhosis.
  • The Four Studies That Changed Thoracic Oncology in 2017   Dr Mark Kris on how 2017 clarified the importance of achieving progression-free survival in lung cancer patients.
  • No Physician Shortage Despite Dire Warnings: Zeke Emanuel   Dr Eric Topol discusses factors behind a predicted physician shortage (or lack thereof) with policy expert and ethicist Dr Ezekiel Emanuel.
  • What Cardiologists Read in 2017 What piqued the interest of theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology audience last year? Did US and international cardiologists agree, and which cardiology articles were popular with other physicians.
  • Computers Are the New Stethoscopes Dr Andrew Wilner discusses how the 200-year-old instrument has been fully eclipsed, and those who have been left behind as a result.
  • Nonprofit Work: Burnout Prevention for Students and Doctors?   DocThoughts' Host, Nirmal Gosalia, interviews Dr. Byron Scott, an emergency medicine physician and member of the board of directors for Direct Relief, to discuss using nonprofit work to avoid burnout.
  • Three Must-Read EM Articles From 2017 Dr Amal Mattu discusses his picks for the most important emergency medicine literature of the past year. What are your picks?
  • Reduce Stress by Reframing   Dr Jay Winner describes 'reframing,' a technique in which thinking about a stressful situation a little differently can reduce stress.