Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

6Jun/07Off

Med School Does Not A Genius Make

I'd like to take a moment to voice my complete and utter hatred of USMLE forums. I invariably stumble across these when Googling anything Boards related, and I swear half the people type like they're 13:

OMG I h8 studyin soooo much,,,,, jusst wannaa go watch a movie! What do u all think the bets movies r ??? LOL I wanna see JoNnY DePp in Pirates.

PS whuts the gene defect in Von Recklinghausen's?

And then, I realize: nope, they're all medical students. I can see future charts looming...

Patient: Steve Johnson (OmG he is sooo dreamy)
Age: 25
Sex: Yes please! LOLZ!!!!
 

In other news†, researchers at the University of Nottingham find that mild hookworm infections may prevent asthma, Crohn's, and other atopic disease.

Their hypothesis? Our bodies are so accustomed to invading parasites that not being infected may cause the errant eosinophils to seek out other targets... like a pack of teenage boys with nothing better to do.

†from 2001, but still interesting

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  1. Damnable whippersnappers!

  2. Reminds me of an old joke.

    Q: What do you call the med student that graduates at the bottom of his class?

    A: Doctor.

  3. Reminds me of another one…

    Q: What are two orthopaedicians trying to read an ecg called?

    A: A double-blinded study

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  5. I’m very afraid about crohn’s disease. I have some symtoms in abdominal pain, often in the lower right area, and diarrhea. Should I go to see the doctor? Please help.

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  7. There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There may be some validity however I’ll take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like more! Added to FeedBurner as well