10 essential apps for clinical years of medical school

1. UpToDate: The UpToDate website is a phenomenal resource for medical students, residents, and attendings (even those sticklers for “primary sources”). It is amazing for getting an overview of pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, management for just about every condition under the sun. It lives up to its name and contains updated literature and practice … Continue reading

PSAdynia

A 65 year old healthy man, with no family history of prostate cancer, had a routine PSA of 4.7 μg/L. His digital rectal examination was normal. He became anxious and depressed. A transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy showed a single microfocus of prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia. He remains dispirited. A new disease entity was identified and termed … Continue reading

Beginning of an education

“Omigosh, you don’t have a pulse!!!” Sounds like something only a first year medical student would say to another living, breathing human being. At least I didn’t say it out loud. But that’s what was going through my mind when the blood pressure meter needle dropped down below 100mm of Hg without me having heard … Continue reading

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