I wanted to thank U all for tuning in into my live video. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve giving you guys some updates but I’m very excited for the journey that I have ahead of me. It’s hard for me to feel like I can truly open up about the obstacles I’ve had to overcome in the past. The road I’ve had to take toward medicine has been anything but ordinary and quite frankly when I reflect back on the ups and downs that I’ve had to endure it’s incredibly overwhelming. But one of the reasons why I continue to write on this platform is to show everyone that no matter where you come from and no matter what road you might have to take to get to were you want to be- that part doesn’t really matter. what matters is making sure that you stay true to your end goal and be willing to have the flexibility to change your path if you need to, because life happens and life will throw curveballs inyour direction but what matters is how you can overcome it. Never give up on your dreams just because things didn’t go your way. No matter where you are, understand that everyone else ahead of you was also in your position, so don’t feel like you’re missing out.. because where you are right now is preparing you for what’s to come. I can’t tell you how many times I have almost given up, But no matter what, I promised myself and I promised my daughter that I would continue to persist. I want people to know that if I can do it you can do it. No matter what it takes. So have faith in yourself and continue to pursue whatever it is that sets your soul on fire. 👩🏻⚕️🐻♥️🎉
How long does it really take to become a doctor? I’ve heard a lot of exaggeration out there with comments like, “Doctors spend half their lives in school” or “doctors get their first real jobs at age 40.”
The reality is not nearly that bad. Just to clear things up, the typical length of training is 11 years. That’s 4 years of premed at a university + 4 years of medical school + a minimum of 3 years of residency training. Some specialties require more years in residency. An extreme case is the heart rhythm specialist or electrophysiologist whose total length of training is 16 years.
That’s not too bad right? If you think of most other professions, it takes many years to become proficient too. So ultimately, all career paths take considerable investments in time. If medicine is what you want to do, don’t stress too much. The training time will go by fast and it’s worth it in the end! 😮📓📚🔬💊💉🏥😊
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Tea ready and bags packed for another year of caffeine-fueled learning! ✨ #AfternoonTea
Jk if only I could *actually* fit my things in such tiny and cute suitcases...
Happy Skincare Sunday!
When it comes to sun protection, I’m often asked what strength of SPF I recommend. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌞Across the board, most recommend SPF 30 for everyday use applying once or twice a day.
🌞However, what about when you are out soaking up some more sun?
🌞Well, because when we apply sunscreen, we don’t typically apply it at the quantity the FDA approves, some clinicians (including me 🙋🏻♀️) recommend SPF 50 and above for those outdoor days.
🌞Make sure to reapply every 2 hours if you are going to be sweating or enjoying the water.
After a packed weekend in Orlando taking care of wedding things I couldn’t wait to get home for some #selfcare - for me that’s usually a mask! I’ve been enjoying this @alyaskinaus mask with kaolin clay, lactic acid, an tons of antioxidants amongst other great ingredients! I love the fact that kaolin is the first listed ingredient - thats when u know you’re getting the best quality product for your buck. Kaolin helps cleanse and tighten pores, fights acne, and it also diminishes areas of hyperpigmentation. Use my code ‘THEPOLISHEDPA’ for 15% off your @alyaskinaus purchase 💆🏾♀️💅🏼
“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love for humanity.” - Hippocrates * (LONG POST)
When I meet people and they try to know me they always come down to one question “why’d you choose medicine?” And I often feel too weird talking about it to people who find no interest in it because I feel like they don’t share my passion and don’t understand what I’m trying to say. I also hate changing people’s belief but at the same time I LOVE talking about what interest me and I tend to blab A LOT when I do. •
My dad was reluctant when I told him that I wanted to go into medicine his answer was “are you sure? It’s a long road, do you feel like you can handle it?” Most parents always force kids to go into a certain field but my dad wanted me to get a degree in a field that I would not only enjoy but make money out of and it is just too weird to hear that some people get into this field just because of their parents, or because the “money is good”. But what about helping people and finding ways to make them feel better. It’s sad to know that (even though we try to ignore it) the healthcare system is first and foremost all about business. Money before patients. It always comes down to “how are you going to pay for this? Or what insurance do you have?” I mean yes I understand we need to get paid and finish paying off our loans but what about the sicks and the people who need healthcare but can’t afford it? Do we just turn a blind eye just because they don’t give us any revenues? •
We are the future of medicine and it is up to us to change it for the better. #PatientsBeforeMoney#medstudent#medicalstudent#medschool#medicalshool#womeninmedicine
Mnemotécnia del Nervio Facial para sus ramas terminales .
El nervio facial es un nervio mixto constituido por día raíces: 1. Una raíz medial o nervio facial propiamente dicho que corresponde al nervio MOTOR de los músculos de la expresión facial y 2. Una raíz lateral o Nervio Intermedio (de Wrisberg) que es de carácter sensitivo y sensorial y participa en las vías gustativas, eta raíz también contiene fibras parasimpáticas para las glándulas en las que tiene función secretora.
Ramos Colaterales Intrapetrosos: 1. Nervio Petroso Mayor 2. Ramo comunicante con el nervio timpánico 3. Nervio estapedio 4 nervio cuerda del tímpano 5. Ramo comunicante con el nervio vago 6. Ramo sensitivo del conducto auditivo externo.
Ramos colaterales extrapetrosos: 1. Ramo comunicante con el nervio glosofaringeo 2. Nervio auricular posterior 3. Ramo digastrico 4. Ramo lingual.
No olvides SEGUIRNOS, darle ME GUSTA, y enviarnos tus comentarios, fotos y contenido medico. .
Patologías asociadas: Parálisis Facial Idiopática o de Bell, Síndrome de Ramsay-Hunt, Parálisis traumáticas y Parálisis Faciales: Bilaterales o Recidivantes
#medicopsia#medlife#medschool#medstudent#medicalschool#medicallife#medicalstudent#student#health#life#medicine#medicina#nurse#enfermeria#enfermagem#learning#vii #7 #parcraneal#facial#fisioterapia
Baby steps - first perio session. Really hand a nice hand workout ...😓
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three wks into residency! it’s been a crazy transition - the hrs are nothing like med school. it was wild starting off on ICU. In med school we weren’t even allowed to discuss imaging and lab results with the family and now as a resident I’ve had to have goals of care talks with families. It was exhausting but rewarding. But most of all I want to thank the incredible ICU nurses and respiratory therapists for helping me out through my first few wks of residency I would have been completely lost without them. ❤️
Loving this new pencil case from @lihitlab._official ☺️🎒🖇🖊 I’m going to try it out for school and see if I like it (I think I will 😉)
I have a checklist of things I need to get for school so I’m glad I can check this off my list📝
Still need to get:
- a backpack
- binders/arc notebooks
Follow @plasticsurgery for more inspiring medics stories. At the age of 33, this beautiful woman was diagnosed with breast cancer and received a mastectomy.
was injected in her arm as part of her recovery process. Unfortunately, the serum reacted badly due to poor circulation in her left arm and caused permanent swelling.
the age of 52, another tumor was found in her other breast and she received another mastectomy.
photo above shows her at age 72, what a strong woman! We think she looks gorgeous!
out @plasticsurgery for more!