Introducing Our new character who will represent gout . “ Gout Goat “ has horns made of mono sodium urate crystals! remember that MSU crystals are negatively birefringent which means they appear yellow when parallel to the polarizer . Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor that Lowers uric acid . Don’t forget to put all ur gout patients on uric acid lowering therapy. I see many patients only on NSAIDs and Colchine . Not good !
DON’T MISS Ep 1. ANSWERING THE CALL
We share our embarrassing premed stories 🙈 Link in the bio ⬆️ Available on Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and more‼️
Professionalism and Diversity
I remember while shadowing a physician, I began to think about this duality, if it does in fact exist. This had been our first interaction. We exchanged pleasantries and then he oddly gestured to his face, with a beard-stroking motion. I was confused at first, but then he followed with: "they don't like it when we have that, especially in medicine." (He is of Middle-Eastern descent as well). At the time, my beard wasn't any longer than I normally have it and it was kept. He explained and went on to further suggest that having a beard, as a Middle-Eastern male, might not be a smart idea as a student and giving "them a reason" might impact my chances of doing well in the field due to fear of coming off as unprofessional. I nodded and we moved on to seeing patients.
This topic is interesting. Professionalism is undoubtedly on the cornerstone of the profession and involves all levels of education, rightfully so. It is a code we must all abide by, and I am a full proponent of this. However, when we create such a rigid definition of the term, we lose our diversity as people and agency as a human. If a physician were to grow their beard out for religious beliefs, does that make them any less of a compassionate provider Or if a surgeon has a nose ring for cultural reasons, does that make them any less of an astute surgeon Being a medical professional is but only one role we have in our lives. When we take away titles and degrees, we're all people, powerful and brilliant from flesh to bone, with our own respective, diverse, and beautiful backgrounds that make us unique.
This is by no means an excuse or promotion to appear disheveled when taking care of patients. I’m a firm supporter of professionalism; concurrently, I am a firm supporter in personal choice, within reason of course. To me, there doesn’t seem to be a clear answer. I think it’s about finding common ground that ensures high-quality care for patients while allowing for self-expression.
What do you think about this topic I’d love to hear your throughs and experiences.
P.S. This was taken earlier this summer
𝘽𝙚 𝙖 𝙜𝙤𝙤𝙙 MAN 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 DRIVE 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛🦁
𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙖 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙮 𝙙𝙖𝙢𝙣 𝙜𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙃
EGPA ( churg strauss ) ( violin for Strauss the violinist ) : can present with acute or chronic para nasal sinus pain , rhinitis , polyposis , opacification of the paranasal sinus on radiographs , asthma , patchy shifting pulmonary infiltrates , nodular infiltrates without cavitation, pleural Effusions, mononeuritis multiplex , petechiae , arthralgia or arthritis
Year 4 for us is split into two halves, a placement at one hospital doing specialties and a placement at another hospital doing medicine and surgery 🍓
I've been at my uni house until now but today I moved into hospital accommodation ready to start my medicine rotation tomorrow 💊
I feel like I've been covering specialties for years so I'm looking forward to getting back into pure med/surg content 🤓 (but maybe not quite ready for it 🤯)