Monthly Archives: May, 2015

Brachial Plexus Diagram & Lesion Manifestations

I attempted to create a brachial plexus diagram that shows the manifestations of common nerve lesions. It’s not comprehensive, but I think it presents the most important information in a way that makes learning it all much easier. For instance, I know that there are multiple “claw” deformities, but I decided to keep things as simple as possible, at least for now. Please let me know of any corrections that need to be made. Thanks!

Making Step 1 Studying Fun!

In an effort to keep my sanity and have some fun studying for Step 1, I decided to create a short animation of the PI3K/Akt pathway. It’s obviously not anything special and by no means comprehensive, but I just got the software and haven’t done anything like this before, so give me a break! haha Hopefully I’ll have some time to actually get relatively decent using the software after my exam, so I can create some quality videos, gifs, etc. related to medicine. Enjoy!

Make A Difference in Nepal!

Hey everyone! A friend of mine was in Nepal when the earthquake happened and fortunately she is alright. Amazingly, she’s taking this opportunity to help those who were victims of the earthquake. I know most of my followers are students without much money, BUT if you can find it in your heart to donate to a charity that benefits a victim of the Nepal earthquake that would be wonderful! Check out her story.

 

This is definitely a charity where you can KNOW where your money is going and that it will be put to great use, so please help out if you can!

How To Write NBME Style Questions

Saw this from a friend and felt like it was a great post in honor of studying for Step 1!

Iron-Deficiency Anemia – Homeostasis Image

A short article regarding iron deficiency anemia was recently published on the New England Journal of Medicine blog. The thing that immediately caught my attention was this beautiful image of iron homeostasis. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common anemia worldwide so it’s definitely something to be familar with. See the article here.

Embryogenesis – Implantation Videos

Here are 3 of the best videos covering implantation during the first 2 weeks of embryogenesis. Pretty remarkable stuff. Enjoy!

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