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Archive for the ‘Medstudent’ Category

Why don’t medical students have to learn about health care policy? – By Christopher Beam – Slate Magazine

Posted by iskanbasal on July 23, 2009

I recall we studied a lot about the Italian health care system while doing the subject of “Hygiene and pubblic health”. One thing I remember that it was established two days before Christmas on that year. I thought it was presented as a gift to the population.

Why don’t medical students have to learn about health care policy? – By Christopher Beam – Slate Magazine

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Sir william Osler- Quotes

Posted by iskanbasal on March 16, 2009

When our physician forebear Sir William Osier (1849-1919) was asked what
his most important contribution to medicine was, Osler stated simply:

“I desire no other epitaph . . . than the statement that I taught medical students
on the wards, as I regard this as by far the most useful and important work
I have been called upon to do” (Osler, 1905).

In using the term student, Osler generally was referring to all trainees in medicine—interns and residents as
well as students. They were all his junior colleagues, as he described them.

I picked up this quote from the introduction of the book : Resident’s teaching skills by Janine Edward.

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Students whose behaviour causes concern: Case history

Posted by iskanbasal on January 2, 2009

I found this article from the British medical journal interesting as it concerns either medical student or medical professionals.

“What should you do when you see a fellow student behaving inappropriately? After a group of students wrote to the BMJ about their experience during an elective, we sought the opinions of an ethicist (doi:10.1136/bmj.a2882), a dean (doi:10.1136/bmj.a2884), a GMC representative (doi:10.1136/bmj.a2876), and a lecturer from an African university (doi:10.1136/bmj.a2875)”.

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Posted by iskanbasal on September 4, 2007

This is one of the best sites that helped me to understand the neurologic examination perfectly. Thanks to the authors: The neurologic examination

Paul D. Larsen, M.D.
University of Nebraska School of Medicine

Suzanne S. Stensaas, Ph.D.
University of Utah School of Medicine


They did a great work to help us understand and review the neurologic examination.




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Understanding the psychiatric prodrome of Huntington Disease

Posted by iskanbasal on September 1, 2007

At my last test in clinica neurologica, at the oral session, I was questioned about the genetic disease, Huntington Disease aka Huntington Chorea (HD); the prof wanted to know first about the mode the disease is inherited and the genetic defect that underlie it. Then he moved to ask me about the clinical features of HD. It was somewhat easy to describe the movement disorder : chorea, it is also included in the disease name itself; I also watched a video presentation from the UTAH school of medicine about gait abnormalities in which the abnormal choreic gait is very striking, this it is here.

Then the description of the cognitive decline or dementia, but this as I know appear in the advanced disease. What was somewhat difficult to explain were the psychiatric manifestations in HD, I called them personality disorders when they appear in the early phase of the disease, it was ok. However here is an editorial and an article from the J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2007 ; 78:913.

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 2007;78:913; doi:10.1136/jnnp.2006.112565

which describe an interesting paper on the:

Understanding the psychiatric prodrome of Huntington disease.

“This third feature is especially difficult to characterise, particularly in trying to distinguish emotional symptoms which may be reactive in nature from those which are an essential neuropsychiatric aspect of the disease”.

“The implication is that, while the course of HD may be punctuated by episodes of syndromal psychiatric disturbances, such as major depression, there are also chronic changes, such as irritability or apathy, which must not be shoehorned into existing diagnostic categories”.

it ends describing the paper as an interesting quantitative research in this field. Yet, I have to read the original paper indicated in the above editorial.

(escuse me my english errors).

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General Practice in medicine and the new trends:a renaissance of general practice?

Posted by iskanbasal on July 16, 2007

“General practitioners face the challenge of developing a career path and credentialling pathway for doctors working in special interest areas to ensure safe practice and to develop a professional profile for these groups.”

This issue of the Medical journal of Australia is completely dedicated to this aspect of clinical practice that which regards the General practice. How to enforce general practice education in the medical schools and the new trends in developing General practices with special interests: GP as breast physician, GP with genetic interest, GP with neurologic interest, and many other interesting items in medicine.

see the medical journal of Australia.

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medical education sites

Posted by iskanbasal on June 22, 2007

There are two different places where the resident and I also think the medical students can get a plenty of good information and spend time learning cases and methods of treatment. Actually, there are many, not only these two, one is the resident’s clinic at the Mayo clinic proceedings. All the articles in this important journal older than 6 months are free fulltext, the residents’clinic is always free.

The second is the Resident eBulletin from the NEJM , anyone can ask to receive it at this email :

In this publication there is a discussion of the” this week teaching topics”, from selected articles published in a certain period followed by “the clinical pearls of each topic” and “the morning report Q&A” to strengthen one’s knowledge.

I think this resident ebulletin is a great place for learning.

(escuse me for english language errors)

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