Archive for the ‘Questions’ Category

Uterus #selfie? Now you can!

April 26, 2014


You ever want to kick it with your uterus?  Chill with your spleen?  Give your heart some dap?  Well, here’s your chance.  Enjoy!

Let the selfies begin.



When Clean Was a New Concept in the Operating Room-article

September 3, 2013

Medicine continues to evolve.  In retrospect, how could doctors have been so naive.

Those NASA-created surgery gowns, fishbowl helmets included, are awesome by the way.

“Before antibiotic-resistant superbugs became a hospital’s biggest concern, there were the bad old days when doctors would move from surgery to surgery without washing.”

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.

Do you need a pep talk? via Kid President

January 30, 2013

Am I considered an underrepresented minority?

May 18, 2007

This is a big question that everyone asks. Traditionally, the AAMC (the association that oversees medical school policy, premedical programs, AMCAS, and the MCAT) has considered the following groups underrepresented in medicine.

African Americans, Mexican Americans, Mainland Puerto Ricans, and Native Americans (American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians).

As of 2004 the AAMC has expanded its definition. The term used now is Underrepresented in Medicine. Here is the definition.

“Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.”

This change broadens the definition to recognize the changing demographics of our nation. It gives more power to individual schools to implement programs to better serve its communities. So in basic terms, some schools might consider different students underrepresented depending on the community they serve.

This definition also differs from another related but different designation, disadvantaged. The AAMC and most schools also consider other factors such as being educationally disadvantaged (e.g. first in family to graduate college) and financially disadvantaged (e.g. being raised in poverty).

For more info check out the following link.

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