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loreleys-road-to-md58 minutes ago
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Today the doctor I was working under for the day praised me so high in front of the Bossman and I was standing there like
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I have no idea how to deal with this situation but please don't stop
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pleasedotheneedful3 hours ago
Current forth year- we were expected to be fully insured but find our own coverage for the first 2 years then policy changed abruptly and we had to sign onto one school plan. I was on Medicaid for 2 years- now the new plan is pretty expensive. Students who wanted to stay in Medicaid (cause it's free) weren't able to because *technically* they would leave their state of coverage for subIs. Felt like a massive fiscal burden to attach to a necessary part of medical education.
Oh that鈥檚 annoying. Yeah, when you do qualify for Medicaid it can be convenient but the sub-i issue seems like it鈥檇 be a deal breaker, or at least result in students being declined for out-of-state rotations. But new school-provided plans can be expensive depending on if you鈥檙e part of a larger student body or if the plan is exclusively for medical students.
I was on a national student org-sponsored plan. It was basically catastrophic, so when I needed to get evaluated for some weird medication reaction I ended up on the hook for $2500, most of which was for an ultrasound. I ended up on that plan because I missed a 6-month window to renew my insurance after coming off my parents鈥, and then became uninsurable due to a pre-existing condition. Not high premium, straight up聽鈥渨e won鈥檛 give you insurance.鈥 This was the year before the ACA went into effect.
I guess my point in making this post was this: are catastrophic and Medicaid the best we can do for med students? There鈥檚 nothing wrong聽with Medicaid, except the limited portability. But with all the funding/tuition most medical schools accrue, it seems wrong to then have their students lean on Medicaid.
I qualified for Medicaid during M3 but immediately switched to a private high-coverage plan that I found a great deal on. As a resident, I鈥檓 on my hospital鈥檚 insurance plan which ends up being a pretty solid deal.
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meg2md4 hours ago
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Any tips on acting like a resident?
I'm at the end of my M3 year on IM and I feel like such an idiot compared to the M4 AI going into FM. To be fair, he already functions basically like an R2 cuz he's just that good. So I'm left wondering if I will eventually function at that level as an M4, if I'm expected to be functioning near that level now, or if he's just fuckin brilliant!! I feel like it's hard for me to get opportunities to step up because I don't want to overstep and take too many patients from the AI, and also the team is so busy I only slow them down. Also the patients all have complex medical histories so besides "DIALYSIS!" I have no idea how to manage their insulin and heart meds and whatever else
I asked one of the interns on my team and he said it comes with time. For example the AI has already been on IM for 2.5 weeks, and I just started my second week of IM ever. It still just feels impossible that I'll ever make that jump
& I know like looking back on how I was last year I've made a lot of strides, but I honestly can't tell if I've even improved since the beginning of M3. It's hard changing specialties every 4-6 weeks and changing subspecialties within specialties every 2-4 weeks.
but at the same time I always wonder if I'm just underperforming compared to where I should be
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study-van6 hours ago
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12.04.2021
I鈥檓 stressing out about my future instead of cleaning up desk. Also, I鈥檓 returning to France this weekend to sort out everything.
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wayfaringmd7 hours ago
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If you know you鈥檙e going to the doctor for a blood pressure follow up, WHY would you skip your medicine that day?! I can鈥檛 figure out if it鈥檚 controlled on the meds if you don鈥檛. Take. Your. Meds.
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aliciavstudies7 hours ago
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hi friends <3聽
hope you are doing well. i鈥檝e taken multiple hiatuses this semester and it鈥檚 because i鈥檝e been feeling major burnout? i鈥檓 not really sure if its burn out but studying has felt like a gargantuan effort.聽
so i鈥檝e decided to change it up a bit. the 100 day of productivity challenge is too much for me right now, so i鈥檒l settle on weekly/twice weekly updates instead :) small bebe steps!!
this is a pic of me at my white coat ceremony and i remember how exhilarated/excited i was to be there and to learn and attend med school. so i鈥檓 trying to bring that back LOL manifesting good vibes <3
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moonshinestudies8 hours ago
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12.04.2021
鈥淚t鈥檚 all messy: the hair, the bed, the words, the heart. Life.鈥 -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Anatomy is kicking my ass again but I鈥檓 trying my best to survive under these unideal circumstances lol
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half--agony--half--hope16 hours ago
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Starting my new job tomorrow. This feels like an appropriate fortune.
I think this new job helping to build the company wide transfer center is something that really plays to my strengths and I will be good at it. We aren鈥檛 a big company, it鈥檚 just 4 hospitals in the county one being a trauma center with all the speciality units and the other 3 being community hospitals with just general and ICU services.聽 This transfer unit is something that they have wanted to start for years and really need because it should not be so fucking hard to move people between our own hospitals when they need a heart cath for example.聽聽
I am still nervous AF about it.聽 I am so used to knowing everyone and where everything is and starting from scratch is so outside my comfort zone.聽 I would never do well as a travel nurse.聽
I have worked at my hospital with many of the same people for 14 years.聽 It is very much a place where people either leave very quickly or pretty much stay forever.
Leaving was very awkward to say the least.聽 A few people in my current CM dept were annoyed that management wasn鈥檛 replacing me so they will have more work, but they only really needed me due to covid surging so now we don鈥檛 at all have enough for work all of us and have been getting flexed all the time.聽
Also I didn鈥檛 find out until Tuesday that it was 100% a done deal also finding out it would start this Monday.聽 So it wasn鈥檛 much time for information to get around.聽 I am introverted and awkward AF so didn鈥檛 feel comfortable going around to all the units I鈥檝e worked on and deal with to be like hey all I am leaving k thx bye.聽 So there wasn鈥檛 really any going away thing (I didn鈥檛 really expect anything, I am not someone people tend to do things like that for).聽 My office mate brought me some plants which was appreciated and the floor nurses that worked my last day all had very kind words for me which was lovely (though all centered around the theme of 鈥渨hat will we do without you, it鈥檚 so much easier working with you鈥 but I am very used to people liking having me around for because I am good at my job and not because I am a fun person to have around).聽 Our CEO and my old boss from when I worked on the floor went out of their way to tell me that if I ever want to come back I can and they will find a job for me which was also nice to hear but again I know it boils to nothing more than me being a good worker.聽 There are far worse things to be...
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study-lil20 hours ago
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nona-at-3am22 hours ago
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Happy to announce that I have retired from being a dumb bitch
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11/4/21 // 20.28
Went for a walk with my bf and my city was looking as 鉁╝esthetic鉁 as always so couldn鈥檛 resist taking some pictures! I鈥檝e found the job that I REALLY want because it means we鈥檒l be able to finally move in together and I鈥檓 applying so hard and his whole family are helping me with my application because they鈥檙e so excited for it and now I just really really hope this goes well.
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midespachopurpuraa day ago
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Update [11.04.21]
Ya acab贸 mi rotaci贸n por Endocrino! POR FIN! Las peores pr谩cticas de este curso, sin duda. No aprend铆 nada y me aburr铆 un mont贸n. Al menos nuestro tutor nos puso una nota maravillosa tanto a mi compa帽era como a m铆 馃榿
No tengo que volver a pisar el hospital hasta el d铆a 19 de abril, que es cuando comienza 煤ltimo rotatorio de la carrera!馃槺馃槺
Por otro lado, hace 2 horas le envi茅 a mi tutor lo que hab铆a comentado en el anterior post. No lo pude acabar antes porque durante esta semana estuve muy distra铆da. Me dio ansiedad hoy el tema del TFG. Un d铆a estoy bien y al siguiente ya noto ese cosquilleo en las manos propio de la ansiedad. Es porque me envi贸 los resultados del an谩lisis estad铆stico y quiere que yo haga las gr谩ficas correspondientes. No tengo problema en trabajar pero no tengo NI IDEA de por d贸nde empezar. Me dijo de verme un tutorial, y nos veremos el jueves, donde le podr茅 preguntar cualquier duda, a煤n as铆 me da miedo decepcionarle por no saber hacer las cosas y que se arrepienta de haber accedido a ser mi tutor.
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nemvagyoksenkijatekaa day ago
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Another study vibes from today!
鈥 First: laying in bed until revision chemical experiments
鈥 Second: finally after 3 months of continous studying I allowed myself to watch my childhood favorite film/tale, 鈥淥nce upon a time: Life鈥. It was my motivation in my child years to be a doctor and in medicine<33
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nemvagyoksenkijatekaa day ago
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饾悁饾悘饾悜饾悎饾悑 饾煆饾煆, 饾煇饾煄饾煇饾煆 | 饾煈:饾煋饾煆 饾悘.饾悓.
today to-do:
鈥 revision some chemical experiments, what鈥檚 are very helpful for the written part of high-advanced Chemistry exam, too (6 is done!)
鈥 studying some organic chemistry: carbon acids, etc.
ps: hope everyone鈥檚 safe!<3
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themedicalstatea day ago
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Anatomical Prints
- by DoctorsArtGallery
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