Tag: medical school

Adjusting to Medical School 101

Adjusting to Medical School 101

Congratulations on getting into medical school. Based on the low rate of matriculation into medical school, one could argue that the hardest part is now behind you. After all, fewer than 40% of applicants successfully get accepted to medical school in the US. However, I would argue that the toughest part is yet to come. …

Bilirubin – Part 2: Laboratory Measurement

Laboratory measurement of bilirubin Do you know how bilirubin is measured in the blood? In part 2 of our Chalk Talk series on bilirubin, we’ll delve into its measurement in the lab. First, let’s look at the types of bilirubin in the blood. There are two types: Conjugated bilirubin, which is water-soluble and present in …

Meet Bhumit, a UQ Ochsner medical graduate

Meet Bhumit, a UQ Ochsner medical graduate

If you would have asked me four years ago after college, “where do you see yourself in medical school?” “What kind of doctor do you see yourself ending up as?” Never in a million years would I imagine that I would go to Australia, move across the world for two years and be the person …

Medical School – Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia

Medical School – Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia

Hi this is Dr. K from iMedicalSchool and today we are going to talk about heparin induced thrombocytopenia otherwise known as HIT. So the first question to ask is want is thrombocytopenia? Thrombocytopenia is a fancy term that means low platelet count. Platelets are fragments of a larger cells found in the bone marrow called …

Medical School Secondaries – 9 Tips

Medical School Secondaries – 9 Tips

Congratulations on submitting your medical school primary application. While the primary and personal statement are key, the secondary application is equally important. This is your chance to show each school that you didn’t just shotgun apply to them but that you actually want to attend their program. Here are nine tips to crush your secondary …

Day in the Life #4: medical resident documentary

Day in the Life #4: medical resident documentary

So is it required, really? It’s more of a choice for you. I took it, I took A when I was going to the Carribean…Every time I learned about something new in medical school, I was diagnose myself with it. Oh, I think I have a brain tumour, and for sure have this disease, and …