A patient undergoing a colonoscopy pressed "record" on his smartphone before being sedated, hoping to capture instructions from his physicians after the procedure. What he heard instead was shocking: "In addition to their vicious commentary, the doctors discussed avoiding the man after the colonoscopy, instructing an assistant to lie to him, and then placed a false diagnosis on his chart."
The incident cost his ...
Medical schools across the country are embracing simulated and virtual patients to train medical students. Drexel University and the University of Florida use a device called Patrick, "a simulated patient that talks to medical students while offering real-time feedback about the virtual prostate exam he’s receiving."
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Saurabh Sinha is a medical student who gave this fantastic talk about appreciating the present moment, and asking what more you can do. Both physicians and medical students can learn from this engaging talk.
ZDoggMD's take on prescription drug abuse, set to Taylor Swift's "Blank Space." The comments from the video are all over: Is it, as one commenter notes, "a genuine reflection of the issue of drug-seeking patient behavior," or, "offensive to people who are truly suffering"? You decide.
Dan Roman gives a powerful account on what it's like to live with depression, performing at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Sometimes, words can't explain it. In this case, poetry can.