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

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... »

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

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,... »

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

‘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 tri... »

Why are lab coats and physician coats white colored?

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 doc... »

Can a schizophrenic become a doctor?

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 Ps... »

What’s it like to perform surgery for the very first time?

What’s it like to perform surgery for the very first time?

Sure you’ll know what you’re doing and had plenty of practice on things that aren’t people. Sure you’ve watched others doing it. But what’s it like the very first time you cut somebody open to make them healthy? Is there extra fear of messing it up? Were you fairly confident? (This question was originally posted on Quora, and below is a selection of the best relevant ... »

Why do I feel sleepy when I start studying? What can I do?

Why do I feel sleepy when I start studying? What can I do?

This question was originally posted on Quora. Answer 1 by: Alaka Halder, Princeton University ’15 A2A. Studying for the SAT wasn’t my favourite task in the world either, so I’ll share some of the things I did: Get away from your computer and other distractions. You’ve already pointed out that having all those soft copies of SAT guides is pretty useless if you’re on ed... »

Which is the best country to work in as a doctor?

Which is the best country to work in as a doctor?

This question was posted in Quora by Liang-Hai Sie These are just a few thought where people say it’s difficult or good to work as a doctor. The not so good stories are from: -Eastern Europe: for most the pay is low, so many are unsatisfied -Italy: most medical specialist aren’t paid so well -UK: loss of control how to manage one’s practice is said to lead to a lot of burn-out? -... »

How Smart are Medical Doctors?

How Smart are Medical Doctors?

OK, I know that’s a slightly contentious phrasing of the question 😉 I mean, is being a medical doctor an intellectually demanding job? Traditionally this is obviously true. Doctors have had to spend years learning a lot of information (about the body and its symptoms) and spent those years in education surrounded by other clever and ambitious people. Now that more of this information can be ... »

If you had to choose between becoming an engineer or a doctor, what would you choose?

If you had to choose between becoming an engineer or a doctor, what would you choose?

This question was posted on Quora and was answered by Liang-Hai Sie Both our daughter and I myself had faced this choice, 10 and 50 years ago. Becoming a doctor: after high school, it takes between 9 to 13 years before one can practice on his/her own, if you need to take out a student loan, you will spent the first 10 years after finishing residency paying off your debt so you can start living aft... »

Definition Of Love For Medical Students

Definition Of Love For Medical Students

Definition : A Serious Disorder Of The Heart Due To Relationship Between A Male and A Female Which Can Sometime Cause Death Of 1 Or Both Depending On The Resistance Associated. Types: – 1 Way – 2 Ways Age And Risk Factors : Usually Occurs After Puberty But Recent Studies Revealed That It Can Happen In Any Age Group Even In Children. Sites Affected: Brain And Heart Etiology: – Tim... »

Top 10 Things Your Doctor Wants You To Know

Top 10 Things Your Doctor Wants You To Know

It may surprise you to know that doctors, in fact, get our most up-to-date medical knowledge from the National Enquirer (Man Gives Birth to Baby With Wooden Leg, Hospitalized With Splinters!), Sports Illustrated (Swimsuit Edition) and Reader’s Digest. The “I am Joe’s Pancreas, Kidney or Ovary” series personally got me through first year medical school. A recent issue of Readers Digest discussed te... »

5 kinds of Doctors you’ll come across in a hospital

5 kinds of Doctors you’ll come across in a hospital

So after graduating from the Medical school I realized that it wasn’t so bad. Just kidding. It was bad. But then again I had loads of fun too. Anyways so when I looked back at my five years as a medical student I realized that both the fun part of a rotation and the misery was almost entirely dependent on the doctor I was rotating with. So based on my observation I categorized my mentors int... »

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