"They didn’t allow me to become a nurse because of my hijab. Thank you, I became a doctor instead" #BURN

Got my hospital access card! I just need a cute pully ID lanyard thingy…


"You must love the work, not the idea of being a doctor. Enjoy the training process and seeing and doing things for the first time - delivering a baby, doing your first lumbar puncture, holding the hand of someone when they are dying. It is the most amazing and rewarding work and the more you give, the more you receive. We are privileged."
Dr. Holly S. Andersen, Attending Cardiologist and Director of Education & Outreach at the Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (via nymedshow)
Has anyone visited the site, Radiology Masterclass? I love this site so much. I love it when I can see a cute little illustration of a fracture (in my books) then I go to this site, review the descriptions, and check out the xrays. 
If anyone recommends any other online resources, please share!


tips for college:

  • no 1 cares if you eat alone in the dining hall
  • dont be scared of upperclassmen they dont care
  • dont raise your hand to go to the bathroom 
  • dont bring a handwritten sick note from ur mom


% of all WBC

I’m loving this.



Hellos guys! Just wanted to correct something from this chart here. Poliovirus is single stranded RNA, icosahedral, naked virus. Not ds! Not DNA! Not ciruclar! All RNA viruses are ss, except Reovirus
Please, keep in mind that my charts may have mistakes. I share them with all the best intentions in the world, but PLEASE don’t trust them 100%.
Always assume that there might be something wrong; and if there is, please let me know. This way, we all learn together!

But when I try to illustrate the axial skeleton, it looks like some crudely drawn 3rd grade portrait.
"Hey Girl. Rock that MCAT so we can play doctor for real."
But what MCAT course is the best for you? A commercial MCAT prep course (like Kaplan or Princeton Review), private tutoring (not with Ryan Gosling, so relax), or self-study? Read more about MCAT Prep Courses on Future M.D.

Medical School & Student Loans

I cannot believe how much of a headache it has been to get my loan situation resolved for school. I feel like the medical education system in the US makes it difficult to focus on what is truly important. You have to simultaneously worry about the money you do not have to pay for your education.

I don’t even “own” my education. I am essentially studying and working for Sallie Mae for the next 20-30 years.

This sucks but I love medicine and I love learning about caring for patients. However, I hate that I fish around in my pockets looking for a few dollars but those dollars don’t exist because they are scheduled to be wired over to Sallie Mae every month.

Overall message, get your finances in check before you invest the rest of your life into medicine.

*drops the micsteps off soap box*


Severe Rickets in a tibia and fibula. Rickets is a disorder caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. It leads to softening and weakening of the bones.

Wow. I can see this individual did not live for long. :(
the man was hip.