Mayo Medical School Medical Student Elective

The Mayo Foundation and Mayo Clinic is the world’s largest group practice, and the medical school is an important part of it.  The clinics, run as outpatients, are in 3 locations: Rochester (Minnesota), Jacksonville (Florida), and Scottsdale (Arizona).  4 hospitals (St. Mary’s Rochester, Rochester Methodist, St. Luke’s, Jacksonville and May Clinic Hospital, Scottsdale) are linked […]

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Georgetown University School of Medicine Medical Elective

The medical school (part of the oldest Catholic- and Jesuit-sponsored university in the USA) works with the University Hospital, 389 beds, and 9 federal and community hospitals.  The Medical Center, the largest in the capital, has a concentrated care center providing emergency, outpatient, surgery, X-ray, and transplant facilitites.  The Lombardi Cancer Research Center is near […]

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Diarrhea Questions Medical History Taking

Diarrhoea questions Diarrhoea is subjective, and can be defined as an increase in the volume, frequency or fluidity of stool relative to normal for the patient. Dysentery is diarrhoea with the presence of blood, mucous and protein in the stool, and often associated with signs and symptoms of systemic illness, e.g. fever, weight loss, anorexia, […]

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Chest Pain Questions History Taking

Chest pain questions: Where –> system involved What –> pathology How –> functional limitation Why –> aetiology Patient’s age SOCRATES – site, onset, character, radiation, associated symptoms, time course, exacerbating/relieving factors, and severity. Character: crushing or pressure –> cardiac tearing pain through to back –> dissection sharp, stabbing –> pulmonary burning, ‘indigestion’ –> GI …but […]

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Abdominal Pain Questions

Abdominal pain questions: Where –> system involved What –> pathology How –> functional limitation Why –> aetiology Patient’s age SOCRATES – site, onset, character, radiation, associated symptoms, time course, exacerbating/relieving factors, and severity. Character: Onset: constant pain rather than intermittent = worse Location: correlate with organs potentially affected Radiation: started centrally and migrated to RIF […]

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Confusion and Syncope Questions

Confusion and syncope Confusion is a symptom, not a diagnosis. Confusion is a recent alteration in higher cerebral functions such as memory, attention and awareness (not alertness or consciousness). There is a broad range of severity of confusion; it can be as minor as a disturbance to short-term memory, to an inability to relate at […]

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Starting My General Sugery Rotation

Man it’s been a long time since I posted anything interesting here on The Rejected.  It’s probably because my life is not that interesting at the moment.  From waking up early every morning, going to school, hanging out at the hospital, going to the gym, studying, and listening to other people’s drama, there’s not much […]

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Medical Students Party – Welcome to MSIII

Well that was the shortest summer vacation I have ever had… yes it’s still summer in Australia and I’ve already been in school for a couple of weeks.  Welcome to my hell… errr Third Year Medicine.  To kick things off we had a party at our place.  Surprisingly I was not drunk at all.  I […]

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Canadian Medical Student Loan Bank Lending Rate 3.0%

I’m sure most of you who are on student loans in Canada have figured out by now that the current bank lending rate on professional lines of credit is now at a low 3.0% which is the current Canadian prime rate.  This is great if you have to borrow a lot of money to finance […]

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Australian Medical Electives Information Royal Brisbane Hospital

How to contact the Royal Brisbane Hospital to set up your medical electives: Royal Brisbane Hospital Herston Road, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Telephone Number: +61 7 3253 8111 Fax Number: +61 7 3857 4462 The Royal Brisbane hospital is a large 800-bed, 500,000 admissions a year hospital. It is a 15 minute bus ride from […]

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