Wednesday Around the Web: 12/7/16

Welcome to “Wednesday around the Web.” Each week we’ll feature the best #LifeofaMedStudent Tweet of the Week and I’ll share a few of the latest or greatest news articles, blogs, or research topics that I think are important to those in medical training. Continuing my current goal for improving the financial education of #LifeofaMedStudent followers, each week will feature at least one post on finances. I’ll also give you a little update on what is happening with me on a personal level – giving you more of an idea of the person behind the #LifeofaMedStudent hashtag.


#LifeofaMedStudent Tweet of the Week: 

Via @KishoreSR, an inspirational #LifeofaMedStudent Tweet:


Financial Post:

Complaining about the $50-60,000/year residency salary? I know I do. Yet it’s good to have a nice reminder just how well off that actually is. This weeks financial post hits home on that topic. Here’s a look from the Financial Panther Blog (@FinancialPanthe) at just how various salaries (most in the residency range) compare to the rest of the US averages. -> A Reminder: You Probably Make a Lot more than You Think!

In a HILARIOUS video thats funny because it’s sadly true… DocLife (@_doclife) displays many of the common things attendings/residents repeatedly say to medical students.

Watch and laugh here. -> SH*T Consultants say to Medical Students

It’s a well known phenomenon that of the many, many college students that start out premed, only a few will actually end up going to medical school. This post by PreMedLife Magazine (@premedlife) looks at some of the reasons why. -> This Is What Kills Premed Dreams Prematurely

On a similar topic (and since it’s the high stress finals time of the year), it’s important to note that failures throughout medical training occur. Merck Manual Pro (@MerckManualPro) tackles the subject with some great quick advice here. -> How to Handle Personal Failures

Lastly, a KevinMD post that I found very interesting. We would all expect that a cancer diagnosis would change us. However, when you are a medical student, it’s not surprising that it would also change how you view medicine itself. Read one medical student’s story here. -> What this Medical Student Learned after being Diagnosed with Cancer

Life outside the #LifeofaMedStudent:

I’m on another neuro-anesthesia rotation this month, but at a different hospital than in the past. This location does a lot of high-end brain tumors and neuro-vascular cases, so it’s been a fun month so far. As an anesthesiologist, I honestly rarely find much interest in the actual surgery itself. Matter of fact, it’s rare I watch more than what is necessary to do my job. Not the case with neurosurgery, however! Between the meticulous and beautiful dissections and the dyes we use to light up the vasculature, I find it extremely interesting. I couldn’t take my eyes off of a PICA aneurysm we clipped this week! Below are a few photos representative of some of the cases I’ve done the last two weeks. 

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