A very nice PowerPoint presentation of infections of the eye that is just under 49 minutes in length.
Pathognomonic: distinctively characteristic of a particular disease.
Pathognomonic signs are crucial to diagnosis! They will make your life much easier and are especially helpful when completing test questions.
Here is a video of 122 pathognomonic signs:
I stumbled upon this website that teaches the different types of primary/secondary lesions, as well as the terms used to describe their patterns/distributions. There are many terms used to describe different types of lesions and this is a great resource to understanding the meaning of each of them! Not only does it give the definition of a term, it also provides images so you can see examples. There is even a short quiz after you’ve gone through the material. This will be posted on the resources page for future reference to anyone who may find it of use. I definitely recommend taking advantage of this!
Image Source: WebMD
As some may have already noticed, I decided to make an official “Medical Minded” logo the other day. I may come up with something a little fancier in the future, but considering the time crunch of med school life currently, I’m happy with it!
I came across a well-constructed “T Cell Biology” lecture series produced by the Cleveland Clinic while scanning through YouTube. It’s already been added to the video section of this blog and has a lot of information. Highly recommended for anything who is learning immunology or even if you just need/want a refresher.
Click the link to see the entire videos series and I’ve included the 1st video in the playlist as an example.
Here’s a great video by Khan Academy on how the influenza virus invades cells. It has some great mnemonics for remembering the functions of the virulence factors as well. Check it out!
A basic virus mind map of the DNA and RNA viruses that I made. I may continue to add to it and publish a more detailed one in the future. The link should allow you to download the full PDF version. Hope it helps some people in microbiology!
I recently stumbled upon the CDC Public Health Image Library (PHIL) and thought it would be an excellent resource to share with others. I’ll be adding it to the growing list of recommended websites for this blog as well.
Basically, you can use keywords to search through their image database and you’ll find a lot of pictures related to your criteria. It’s a very useful resource for anyone completing a presentation, research, etc. It’s also really nice to just look through images of stuff you’re learning about. For example, we covered tuberculosis today and a quick search yields pages and pages of pictures of cultures, X-rays, slides, lesions etc. It could be especially beneficial for any visual learners out there! Give it a try!