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lookingformyownwings asked:

do you think someone can get into a good med school with a C on their transcript?

randommomentsdevida:

kyidyl:

randommomentsdevida:

eclipperton:

descantforhope:

aspiringdoctors:

I did.

I had *gasp* a couple B’s too.

Heads up: so did pretty much every medblr. ROLL CALL GUYS, LET US SHARE OUR LITANY OF GPA MISDEEDS WITH THE PREMEDLINGS.

I totally had a C. It was in choir.

D- in a freshman bio lab. Can anyone beat that? *Ahem* plus a C- in econ.

Some form of A: 16 (there might be a couple more here from classes I took at other colleges idfk I don’t care)

Some form of B: 17

Some form of C: 4

Some form of D: 1

Oh look, I’m in med school. Huh, look at that. 

Why? Grades are only one aspect the admissions committees look at. 

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Random, this post gives me life.  

I know that the general rule/culture among premeds and med students is to not talk about our grades, but this kind of paranoia might be a negative drawback of that.  Random can’t be the only one who got into med school with a pretty normal looking, mixed transcript.  I kind of think that maybe the culture of being silent on the topic of grades is because people use them to either a, show off and be dicks or b, shame you.  If we’re supposed to be sort of the Anti-SDN, and not want to partake in either of those behaviors, then maybe a little bit of discussion of hard numbers would be beneficial? I mean there are a *lot* of premeds who have this fear.  The Medblrs are forever addressing this, especially around the end of the the school year.  There was even that nice “Premeds Calm Yo Tits” post that (I believe) MD-A and Aspdocs made like over a year ago.  I just wonder if some actual numbers might be beneficial…

So glad my general stupidness in undergrad makes ya’ll feel better. 

I can post some of my stats for people if they want to see it. But for real people, calm. the. fuck. down. 

Autosomal Dominant Diseases Mnemonic: HAT OF MAN POWER VL

  • H untington’s disease:

    CAG triplet, chorea, anticipation, delayed age of onset, alteration of gene expression due to hypermethilation of histones

  • H ereditary spherocitosis:

    membrane defect --> anykrin & spectrin

  • H ereditary Hemorragic Telangectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu Sd):

    mucosal telangectasias, recurren epistaxis, skin decoloration, AVM, GI bleeding (hematochesia)

  • H ypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy:

    sudden <3 death, MC mutation, beta-myosin heavy chain

  • H ypokalemic Periodic Paralysis:

    episodes of muscle weakness, severe paralysis, channelopathy, ↓K+ serum (goes into muscle cells)

  • A chondroplasia:

    Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 3 gene (FGFR-3), chromosome 4

  • T uberous Sclerosis:

    T-S genes; TSC-1(hamartin), TSC-2(tuberin), chromosome 16. Kidney angiolipomas, <3 rhabdomyomas, tubers in brain (non-malignant), astrocytomas, seizures, developmental delay, MR, behavioral problems, hamartomas, skin abnormalities (shagreen patches, ashleaf spots, sebaceous adenomas, facial angiofibromas)

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  • O steogenesis Imperfecta (except type VII):

    type 1 collagen

  • F amilial hypercholesterolemia:

    type IIa, LDL receptor deficiency, chromosome 19

  • F amilial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) & Peutz Jeghers Sd:

    APC gene, chromosome 5

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  • M arfan Sd:

    defective fibrillin, chromosome 15

  • M yotonic Dystrophy:

    CTG triplet, anticipation. DMPK gene, abnormal expression of Myotonin Protein Kinase. Muscle loss, <3 arrythmia, testicular atrophy, frontal baldness, cataracts.

  • A cute Intermitent Porphyria:

    porphobillinogen deaminase deficiency, dark, port-wine urine, delayed age of onset.

  • N eurofibromatosis type I:

    NF1 gene, VonRecklinghausen, chromosome 17, sphenoid dysplasia, congenital pseudoarthrosis, scoliosis, meningiomas, gliomas, pheochromocytoma.

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  • P olydactyly:

    ulnar, radial, central.

  • P olycystic Kidney Disease (ZD - adults):

    PCKD1 gene (85%) - chromosome 16; PCKD2 gene (15%) -chromosome 4; large, round cysts. Assoc. w/ cysts in liver, pancreas, berry aneurisms in circle of Willis, colonic diverticula, MVP.

  • O steopetrosis Type II – adult type:

    thick, dense bones (marble bones), osteoclast disfunction.

  • W aardenburg Sd:

    deafness, lateral displacement of inner canthi, hypertelorism, white patches of skin in ventral midline.

  • E hlers - Danlos Sd:

    it can be AR too. Collagen cross linking defect.

  • R etinoblastoma:

    Rb gene, chromosome 13

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  • V on Hipel Lindau:

    VHL tumor suppresor gene, chromose 3, benign/malignant tumors (CNS), capillary hemangioblastomas, clear cell ca of kidney, pheocrhomocytomas, pancreactic NE tumors.

  • V on Willebrand Disease:

    vWF deficiency

  • L i Fraumeni Sd:

    p53 mutation, young age onset of malignancy, <45yo, family hx, cancer everywhere (breast, brain, leukemias, adrenal cortex)

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Hi I am Greek orthodox I wear my wedding ring on my right hand but I don't know the real reason behind "why" we wear it on the right... can you help me understand?

simplyorthodox:

Hello dear friend,

This is a good explanation for the biblical and cultural origins of the practice:

"It has always been the tradition of the Church to place the wedding ring on the right hand of the couple based on biblical references. This is seen very clearly in one of the prayers in the Betrothal Service. A portion of the prayer refers to the biblical references: “For You, O Lord, have declared that a pledge is to be given and held inviolate in all things. By a ring Joseph was given might in Egypt; by a ring Daniel was exalted in Babylon; by a ring our heavenly Father showed compassion upon His prodigal son, for He said, ‘Put a ring upon his right hand, kill the fatted calf, and let us eat and rejoice.’ Your own right hand, O Lord, armed Moses in the Red Sea. By word of Your truth were the Heavens established and the earth set upon her sure foundations; and the right hands of Your servants shall be blessed by Your mighty word, and by Your uplifted arm.” As we see, it was scripturally the practice to wear rings on the right hand, the hand of authority and power completing the pledge of commitment. The power and authority comes from the right hand of God.

The practice of wearing rings on the left hand is rooted in superstition that says that there is a vein that goes from the left hand directly to the heart. This medieval superstition, like many others, was brought to America from Western Europe no doubt. Unfortunately, too many people today just follow what the majority in society do without truly understanding its meaning. Hopefully, with education and faith we will maintain the richness and meaningfulness of the Orthodox faith.” (taken from Journey to Orthodoxy)

God bless you!

lookingformyownwings asked:

do you think someone can get into a good med school with a C on their transcript?

randommomentsdevida:

eclipperton:

descantforhope:

aspiringdoctors:

I did.

I had *gasp* a couple B’s too.

Heads up: so did pretty much every medblr. ROLL CALL GUYS, LET US SHARE OUR LITANY OF GPA MISDEEDS WITH THE PREMEDLINGS.

I totally had a C. It was in choir.

D- in a freshman bio lab. Can anyone beat that? *Ahem* plus a C- in econ.

Some form of A: 16 (there might be a couple more here from classes I took at other colleges idfk I don’t care)

Some form of B: 17

Some form of C: 4

Some form of D: 1

Oh look, I’m in med school. Huh, look at that. 

Why? Grades are only one aspect the admissions committees look at. 

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So I got a couple low Bs. A C in my last course of senior year, physiology. And I retook a calc class because I bombed it. I’m an MS2 and rockin’ it.

Calm down. It’ll be ok.

Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.
Anne Lamott (via jerfreyy)
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