for medics about to scream
My name is Matthew Carter (EMT) and I've created a website for EMS
Professionals to discuss matters related to emergency medical services.
I would like to you invite you to join this new community and and meet
other everyday hero's like yourself from around the world. It costs
nothing and is simply a place to talk, meet people and have fun.
The address is http://www.talkems.com , and I hope to see you soon.
A friend directed me to this earlier today:
It's thought provoking...
(Cross-posted all over the place to fatten up my friends page)
...or more commonly: ECG Interpretation( Click here to be enlightenedCollapse )
Thats all I have time for just now. I'll go on to axis and interval changes, QRS abnormalities and ST segments next time
There are some new members of the group! YAY!
Do come in and let us know who you are, where you're from and how bad your case of finalsitis is
My name is Ruth Elliott and I created the LJ group called Finalsitis.
Currently I am a student of Glasgow University Medical School and will be sitting the final degree exams for the medicine, MBChB, course next May. I know that I am not alone in this boat. What does perhaps make me a little stranger is that I've already passed the cases, the modules and the clinical exam. Due to ill health I didn't get by so well in the written paper so can't currently graduate.
While I was studying for my exams last time I found it very useful to write up cases, questions and even presentations on topics so that I would remember them better. It might sound like a lot of work, but when you are trying to get across what you have learned to someone else it helps clarify it in your own mind. I have heard it said that in order to learn effectively, particularly practical skills you have to:
1. see one
2. do one
3. teach one
For example, I got a hundred times better at putting in IV lines when I taught someone else to do it!
Having been on the approach to finals once already I also know how tough mentally it becomes to stay on top of things. I have seen the pressure of success and how it affected my classmates both individually and as a whole. I know how important it becomes not to feel alone.
This community, I hope, will serve two purposes; to provide an open forum to discuss topics and also a network of others having similar experiences. Sometimes it's easier to talk to a screen than it is to your classmates due to the competitive nature of medicine. It could be possible if numbers are sufficient to create real study groups at different universities over time.