MS2

Second Year of Medical School in Retrospect

This is my last post as a second year medical student (MS2). 😯 The first six months were spent completing the basic sciences, but over the last six months, I’ve finished rotations in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry while also doing ENT research in April. I wanted to write a post …

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Finished With Psychiatry

The consult/liason psychiatry service at Ben Taub was pretty busy through June, but I worked well with my three incredibly awesome teammates to get the job done. 🙂 The oral exam last Thursday was a friendly reminder of how short a 30 minute presentation really is – I felt like …

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The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Illness

Tomorrow afternoon, the last 20% of my psychiatry rotation’s grade will be determined based on my ability to watch a 30 minute videotaped patient encounter, prepare a presentation, and then orally deliver the case with an accurate differential diagnosis and treatment plan.

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How To Properly Use A Medical Translator

I took four years of Spanish in high school and consider myself to be more-than-conversational in the language, but when it comes to especially emotional topics like discussing abuse or suicidal ideations, I prefer to use a translator to ensure that I word everything appropriately.

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