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.

aspiringdoctors

khaleesiismygoddess asked:

What do you wear your white coat for? Just curious because in England doctors have to be bare below the elbow for patient examination due to infection risks! :)

md-admissions answered:

You know, I roll up my sleeves for that exact reason! But the white coat is like…a tradition and symbol in America of physicians. It’s something people have a really hard time letting go. Also, pockets. I need all the pockets my white coat provides.

Finally:

No one in medicine gets excited about fanny packs or utility belts as alternatives.

aspiringdoctors:

md-admissions:

mddiaries:

Cute EM resident rocks a fanny pack.  

Although the only other person I’ve seen wearing one is my odd neuro resident…

But I have to agree, I’m all for the pockets. I would be lost without them.

I pardon the EM resident because he is cute.

mddiaries : BEDAZZLE THAT SHIT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

Fantastic idea. I’ll get right on that. Just have to somehow get him to part with it…

md-admissions

khaleesiismygoddess asked:

What do you wear your white coat for? Just curious because in England doctors have to be bare below the elbow for patient examination due to infection risks! :)

md-admissions answered:

You know, I roll up my sleeves for that exact reason! But the white coat is like…a tradition and symbol in America of physicians. It’s something people have a really hard time letting go. Also, pockets. I need all the pockets my white coat provides.

Finally:

No one in medicine gets excited about fanny packs or utility belts as alternatives.

Cute EM resident rocks a fanny pack.  

Although the only other person I’ve seen wearing one is my odd neuro resident…

But I have to agree, I’m all for the pockets. I would be lost without them.

md-admissions

md-admissions:

MD-A’s white coat for internal med sub-I. From left to right, starting from the top:

  • Pocket Medicine: quick reference for management, equations, and my sticky note with passwords on it
  • Two black pens from a pack of ten from the 99 cents store
  • ID badges on retractable badge holder
  • Pink post-it notes to jot down tasks still left to do tomorrow for my patients, so I can transfer them on to tomorrow’s list!
  • Beeper decorated with acorn stickers
  • Notebook for notes and doodles
  • Maxwell: a quick handy-dandy reference for just about everything: how to write an admission note, how to read lab fishbones, etc.
  • Kleenex tissue pack
  • Yes to pomegranates lip balm
  • Mott’s fruit snacks (Vitamin C!)
  • Hand lotion

AND OF COURSE my greatest tool: my stethoscope! decorated with colored tape from the nurses’ station.

Work it!!