The monikers for surgical instruments never ceased to amuse me while I observed/retracted/blended-in-with-the-wall in the OR.
Graham crackers - nourishing medical students across the country.
Every medical student at some point has relied on graham crackers for sustenance while working in the hospital.
You’ve heard of the “freshman fifteen” that happens during college? Residents-to-be face the “intern fifteen.” Free donuts are strong contenders for likely causes.
'To drive' informally refers to scrolling through serial CT or MRI images pulled up onto the computer. A rookie med student mistake is when the attending asks about a relevant scan, the med student pulls it up, and then awkwardly and semi-blindly scrolls up and down while reciting the radiologist's read. Greater success and recognition can be achieved by pulling it up on the computer, and then handing over the mouse to the attending.
opthalmologists ophthalmologists everywhere will tsk tsk when they read this comic.
The three tenets of ophthalmoscope use:
1. The average med student’s ophthalmoscope is rarely used.
2. And when it’s used, the retina is rarely seen.
3. And when the retina is seen, it’s rarely understood!
During the third year of med school, the student will receive more feedback than he ever could have imagined.