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Maya Angelou on the essence of medical training

May 28, 2014


Maya Angelou may have not intended to but she touched on the essence of medical training.  Rest in peace.



Study break! Former President Bush on OBGYN. Doh!

January 31, 2014

This classic never gets old.  Need a break.. let Former President Bush Amuse you.

What.. You didn’t have enough Bush classic quotes?  Here are some more.

FAFSA Application Now Open- Opened 1/1/14 – Deadline 6/30/14

January 6, 2014

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school.The FAFSA not only gives you access to the $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds that the federal government has available, but many states, schools, and private scholarships require you to submit the FAFSA before they will consider you for any financial aid they offer.

Whether you’re filling out the FAFSA for yourself, helping your child, or are in a position to help others fill out the FAFSA, we have the resources for you.

The FAFSA is free and only takes an average of only 23 minutes to complete. Get started at

For information and tips on completing the FAFSA, visit

Dead Man Walking- Perscective on uninsured- JAMA

November 14, 2013

The Affordable Care Act aims to provide insurance to millions of Americans that have otherwise deferred care.  For many, it is too late.  Some are dead men walking.

Check out this free JAMA article with real world and real patient perspectives.

8 Films Medical Students Should See- Happy Halloween

October 31, 2013

This Top 8 Films Medical Students Should See list was made in 2007, so it’s not up to date.  These films are still relevant and I would keep them on my list.  I would add Momento, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and Outbreak to my list.



Which films would you add?



Since it is Halloween, here is something for you horror film fans.  Check out The Human Centipede.  It’s touted as the only medically possible horror flick.  This is a page from the crazy doctor’s note book.


Annie are you OK? Are you OK Annie? CPR dummy made famous.

June 16, 2013

Who is Annie?  Is she OK?  Are you OK Annie?

Michael Jackson posed the question in his classic song, Smooth Criminal.  Ya, you know the song and probably remember the video.  It’s the one where he performed his famous gravity-defying gangster lean.  What does this have to do with Medicine?  If you ever took a CPR class, then you met Annie.  You just didn’t know it.


Rescue Anne or CPR Annie, is a training mannequin used for teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).  Michael Jackson just wanted to make sure she was OK.

Here’s an excerpt from Spike Lee’s “Bad” Michael Jackson’s documentary explaining who Annie is.

Interesting Article: The impossible workload for doctors in training.

April 18, 2013

Study Break

April 17, 2013

Sometimes, all you need is a good study break.  Click on the B-boy and watch him break it down.



Free MCAT practice questions

March 28, 2013


The key to mastering the MCAT is preparation.  The best way to start and to continue to learn is taking MCAT practice tests and answering MCAT-like questions.

The AAMC (those that create the MCAT) provide a FREE AAMC e-MCAT practice test and plenty of pay for practice questions.  We recommend starting here first.

There are also many sites that provide free daily MCAT questions.  Here are 3 sites that have good questions.

Kaplan question of the day FREE for 3 months

MCAT Question of the Day- Free

M Prep MCAT Question of the Day- Free

Good Luck!  Happy studying!

Premed of Color

Click here for more MCAT prep tips from Premed of Color.

Do you need a pep talk? via Kid President

January 30, 2013

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