Sorrow Of The Dentist by Ayam Chhatkuli

And now, something slightly different than what you would expect from Meddy Bear. We are here to prove that doctors also have an artistic side to them. We present to you a poem written by one of our fans, Ayam Chhatkuli from Nepal. Enjoy!         Sorrow of the dentist Before I joined the med school the focus of my sight was different I used to see a whole human All I see now is the teeth with calculus and stain.   When I see an old man…

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The Darker Side Of Medicine: Another Doctor Assaulted While On Duty

Being a doctor is a noble calling. All those years spent in medical school, then specialization, more studying, sleepless nights on duty, etc… Learning never really ends when you decide to commit yourself to this profession. It takes years, even decades for a person to become a good medical professional. But, not everyone knows how to appreciate all the efforts a doctor has to go through his/her education. Here is the story of Dr Mohammed Ruda, from Baghdad (Iraq). Dr Ruda is a resident in general surgery at the Sheikh Zayed…

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Why I chose medical career?

Well, I chose Medicine for various reasons. First of all, I love studying our body; it’s wonderful to know how your body really works. It’s amazing to discover, that there are a lot of cells that we can’t see with our own eyes, which have to work daily to keep us alive (Thanks guys!) Our heart keeps beating day by day, many organs function without our influence.  What can you say to that, rather than Wow? A sentiment I didn’t find in any other profession other than medicine, is when…

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How Much Do Doctors Really Make?

Taking into consideration the explosive growth of human population globally, having reached a staggering 7.5 billion last year, one profession we can’t ever get enough of are medical doctors. With third world countries contributing to a major chunk of the populations, doctors are needed more than ever to counter and eradicate prevalent diseases that underdeveloped or even well developed countries find themselves up against. Did you know that doctors are among the highest paid professionals in the United States of America? Software engineers, lawyers along with other professions considered prestigious…

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Useful History taking format in medicine

History Taking Format Hello, Mr/Mrs/Miss.         . I am Dr.         , one of the doctors in this department. I am here to ask you some questions about your condition. Is that OK? I assure you whatever we talk will be strictly confidential. Present Illness What brought you to the hospital today?  (Could you tell me what happened?) Can you describe more about your symptom? Has this happened before? O (nset)           = When did it start? What were you doing when it started? D (uration)      = How long did it…

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The world’s oldest doctor dies at age 105!

Shigeaki Hinohara ( 4 October 1911 – 18 July 2017) was a Japanese physician. This extraordinary man continued with his practice as a doctor even after turning 100 years old. He was highly respected in Japan and was a honorary head of St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo. The cause of death was respiratory failure on July 18th, according to the hospital. He was 105. Hinohara had been suffering from medical conditions affecting his heart and other organs as a result of his age. He was born in Yamaguchi prefecture…

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Which medical specialty is considered the most cerebral by other doctors? Why?

The question was asked on Quora byand answered by Liang-Hai Sie It Would Depend on the Specialty of the Doctor Doing the Considering. There is an old joke which goes like this: A GP doesn’t know anything and can’t do anything. A Physician knows everything but can’t do anything. A Surgeon doesn’t know anything but can do anything. And lastly: The Pathologist is always right, but arrives too late…. Of course, in the present day’s situation there is no truth to that joke, but it shows how different kinds of…

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‘Fear Not, This Is Normal’: Advice for Young Doctors

Medscape asked some of our contributors and our community to offer advice to soon-to-be residents. The responses that poured in went far beyond the expected tips to help achieve success during residency. Most submissions included insights from years of professional experience, along with wisdom to help all young doctors, not just those in training. In fact, the scope of the advice is likely to trigger reflection in those of all ages. Here are just a few highlights of what they had to say. Prime Directive One of the themes that…

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Why are lab coats and physician coats white colored?

The white coat gives a specific emotional response from patients. Traditionally, they were beige, but white is synonymous with innocence, being trustworthy, cleanliness and life. In the past, doctors wore their street clothes most often or black, reflecting the mortality and frequent deaths seen in their chosen profession. Today, the coats lend an air of professionalism and evoke feelings of a doctor’s superiority and intelligence in patients. Recently, my sister received her white coat in a ceremony held at her medical school. Many medical schools do this as a rite…

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Funny Moments of Doctors during their shift

1. A man comes into the ER and yells, “My wife’s going to have her baby in the cab!” I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady’s dress, and began to take off her underwear. Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs -and I was in the wrong one. Submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald 2. At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient’s anterior chest wall. “Big breaths,” I instructed. “Yes, they used to be,”…

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Average salaries for physicians depending on their specialty

According to the American medical group association “AMGA” report in 2006 this is a list of average salaries for physicians in USA. This list may help you if you are medical student or young doctor so you can choose the most suitable specialty for your capabilities and needs. Orthopedic Surgery – Spine : $688,503 Orthopedic Surgery – Joint Replacement : $605,953 Neurological Surgery : $592,811 Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery : $533,084 Orthopedic Surgery : $500,672 Diagnostic Radiology – Interventional : $478,000 Orthopedic Surgery – Hand : $476,039 Transplant Surgery – Liver :…

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Can a schizophrenic become a doctor?

17 this year, and I have interest in pursuing medicine after I clear my national exams. Say if I can manage my symptoms well with an exception of a few relapses and do well in my national exams in the next three years, would this illness in any way, hinder me from getting into a medical school? This question was originally posted on Quora, which was answered by Susan Winslow, 25 years Certified Psychiatric Nurse  Yes, a person with schizophrenia can become a doctor and people have. However it is…

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