captainmudphud said: I’m up for psych in 1.5 wks. So pumped to get the fuck outta the OR.

wanna trade!?

I miss the OR so much.  Exciting surgeries aside, I mostly miss the structure. My psych team is great but they literally just go with the flow all day. Our schedule depends on how everyone is feeling. Today we didn’t get much accomplished because we rounded on interesting patients for fun! For fun! 

aspiringdoctors

Anonymous asked:

I read your answer to the anon with the tattoo question, and I was wondering what the general view is on piercings in medicine? I've got a nose piercing and I'm not sure if I should get it removed in time for med school interviews. Is that looked down upon?

aspiringdoctors answered:

I’ve seen lots of doctors and med students with a nose piercing, but it has always been a very small gold or silver stud on one nostril. No septum piercings or other facial piercings witnessed (at least with jewelry in).

I have a nose piercing! So do 5 other classmates and none of us have ever had an issue. We all wear studs. I was even cloaked with my white coat by a doctor with a nose piercing! Granted I go to school in a more liberal area. I did take it out for my interviews though. (This is how my tragus piercing closed :( ) Interviews are about being judged on your abilities, merits and character in a very short amount of time and you don’t want anything to distract from that (piercings, hair, loud clothing/accessories etc). For the same reason, I’ll probably take it out for residency interviews.

mddiaries

mddiaries:

"They believe in magic, they play pretend. There is fairy dust in their IV bags… They believe. In peds, we have miracles and magic. In peds, anything is possible.”

Reason #54898 I want to go into pediatrics.

Also, Arizona Robbins may be my new favorite character on Grey’s.

(I’m only on season 6, that’s why I say new)

reblogging for some mid-peds clerkship study motivation.