Hi from the other side! Finished my dermatology board exam last week (thank you all for the thoughts 🙏🏼 ) and I’ve gotten a few DMs about exams after med school. Something I didn’t know going in... Being a physician means a lifetime of exams! At the end of residency, physicians take a board exam to achieve board certification in their specialty. Some go on (like me ) to complete a fellowship, and many of these fellowships require a board exam at the end to achieve the “board certified” distinction. This is the case with the Mohs (skin cancer ) surgery fellowship I am in. After that, most specialities and sub-specialties require board re-certification exams every 5-10 years or so. Wow. Becoming a professional test taker over here.
Q. Are you a college or a school student? If you’re in college, what area of study are you in? Currently, I’m in my postgraduate studies in the medicine program. 😊 — Hello, everyone!! I had a pretty chill day~ I woke up quite late, did some house chores, and finally watched shows I haven’t seen for a while. I’m just savoring a day without academics because it’s about to be hectic for the next few days due to our upcoming term exams. I’m gonna start studying tomorrow, so I better recharge myself for now! 🥰
Don’t be too hard on yourself. If I could go back and give myself one piece of advice, that’s what it would be. For the laundry on the floor. For the test I didn’t pass. For the plans I had to miss. For the gym day I skipped. For the people I might have let down. All of these things had to happen for me to get to where I am today, and the same goes for you. Forgive yourself. Be kind to yourself. It’s not always easy to do. We are our own worst critics after all. But it is always needed to move forward. Love yourself enough to know that no one is perfect, and you deserve forgiveness just like everyone else does. So keep pushing through the hard days, stay positive, and just be the best version of yourself that you can be. ❤️
A 70-year-old man comes to the physician because of progressive fatigue and lower back pain for the past 4 months. The back pain worsened significantly after he had a minor fall while doing yard work the previous day. For the past year, he has had a feeling of incomplete emptying of his bladder after voiding. His vital signs are within normal limits. Examination shows bilateral paravertebral muscle spasm, severe tenderness over the second lumbar vertebra, and mild tenderness over the lower thoracic vertebrae. Neurologic examination shows no abnormalities. His hemoglobin concentration is 10.5 g/dl, serum alkaline phosphatase concentration is 110 U/L, and serum calcium concentration is 11.1 mg/dl. An x-ray of the skull is shown. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in diagnosis? A - Bone marrow biopsy B - Serum protein electrophoresis C - Hemoglobin electrophoresis D - Serum vitamin D levels E - MRI of the spine F - Prostate biopsy G - Bone scan 👇🏼 Tell us your response below. For the answer and full explanation, click the link in bio or check back tomorrow (https://go.amboss.com/28ecf ) #ambossmed #medicalschool #usmle #medstudent #futuredoctor #meded
If I had to do it over, would I still pursue medicine? Would I still want a job that challenged me mentally? That put me at the frontlines of vulnerable stories, patients and diseases? That put me on the inside of their deepest fears? A profession that cost me an arm and a leg to get to? (Lol. ) A job where I feel both value at the end of the day but also where I wish I could do so much more? A profession that needs advocacy and continued public education? A job that gives me greater responsibility than my single life? One that pushes me to fight for all patients from all backgrounds? A profession that allows me to both care for the sick and the healing, while also educating students in the field? A job that didn’t feel like a job? Yeah I would. Hands down. Ten times over.
🗓 25 de dezembro de 2014. O dia do meu primeiro plantão. Aproveitava cada segundo entre um paciente e outro para dar uma olhada nos livros e lembrar a posologia dos medicamentos. E se eu esquecesse da dose bem na frente do paciente??? Qualquer dor torácica tinha medo que fosse IAM (infarto agudo do miocárdio ). Aquela cefaléia não poderia ser um AVC (acidente vascular cerebral )? E se tinha febre já queria abrir protocolo de sepse. Essa é a realidade de TODO médico recém-formado! Não conheço nenhum médico que chegou confiante para dar o primeiro plantão ou que já saiu da faculdade sentindo-se 100% seguro para cuidar de vidas humanas. Por mais que nossos professores nos ensinem durante 6 longos anos, ninguém nos prepara para ser O MÉDICO RESPONSÁVEL PELO PACIENTE. Isso só o dia a dia nos ensina. O MEDO faz parte do processo. Use ele para correr atrás de estudar e aprender todos os dias! Use o medo para CRESCER! E desconfie de quem não tem medo. Aos acadêmicos que estão concluindo a faculdade e aos médicos recém-formados: Estudem muito e confiem em vocês mesmos! VAI DAR CERTO! ♥️ Marque seus amigos que precisam ler isso! Compartilhe nos stories ☺️
#dailycalm Let go of the need to be validated by others and instead practice validating and accepting yourself.🖤 • • A teraz si predstav, že je všetko v poriadku, počúvaš Mekyho Jesennú lásku a prechádzaš sa len tak pomedzi farebné stromy. 🍁 • Škoda, že jedinou pravdou je to, že počúvam Mekyho Jesennú lásku. • • #happyfriday #autumn #colorful #trees #walkingpic #wearyourfacemask #jesennalaska #grateful #afterschool #natureinthecity #lml #beauty #happyseason #brno #medstudent #fwfg
“Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts. And once the pain subsides, the gifts remain. These gifts are life's true treasures, bought at great price, but cannot be acquired in any other way.” ✨❤️ Keep your chin up; you’re doing a beautiful job ❤️🙏🏻 PC: @soolooka
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