Do your guys’ professors use the word “cartoon” to describe a drawing? And is this normal? One of my undergrad professors used to do it too, but I thought it was just him. Now all of my professors do it. Am I the only one that’s like, ‘wtf that’s not a cartoon?’
Not a cartoon:
Yes! I think it’s part of the professor lexicon… because “figure” is too mainstream.
I’ve never heard a professor refer to a illustration as a cartoon. Even when it actually was a cartoon, the professor said “I found this ‘comic’ through google.”
Me: Dr. RNA, one of our exams is scheduled on a day that the med school is supposedly closed. Dr. RNA: what do you mean? Me: the academic calendar says we are closed on that day for break. Dr. RNA we don’t have breaks here. Me: Oh… *deletes Winter Break, Spring Break, and Sleep from iCal*
“The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me.”—Oscar Wilde (via psych-facts)
The residents are really stressed out. There is too much work and not enough of them. There are too many patients and all of them are very sick. It’s not your fault. Don’t take it personally when they are short with you, when they promise to explain XYZ thing to you after rounds and it never…
“A large part of becoming a doctor involves two skills: observing things about patients, and learning how to transform those observations into words that will make sense to other doctors. Both come with time and practice. You’ll get better at this, so don’t stress about it.”—Me to a nervous pre-med student, after having the honor of listening to her first ever “history and physical” presentation. (via cranquis)
This reminds me of a great story… On my OBGYN rotation, we had a woman who was about 36 weeks along who came in saying her water had broken. So we tested the fluid under the microscope to see if there was ferning present, and instead of ferning……
“If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”—Uzo Aduba’s mother proving that the idea of not being able to pronounce a POC’s name because it’s “too hard” or “too complicated” is complete bullshit and actually just laziness. (via cosmicspread)
A few of you were wondering which courses to take for medical school so here is the list of courses that is required for you guys to take in order to be accepted! The course numbers are only specific to UMD but the course names should all be similar for any school!
“From the very beginning you are being told to compare yourself with others. This is the greatest disease. It is like a cancer that goes on destroying your very soul because each individual is unique, and comparison is not possible.”—Osho (via onlinecounsellingcollege)