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28 August 2009 @ 04:50 pm
DEAN OF MEDICINE, GIVING A LECTURE ON ECGs: Don't learn off the waveforms, it's a waste of time - and as difficult as learning poetry.

ME: ... learning poetry is not difficult.

I don't belong here.
Current Mood: sadmiserable
spark_of_chaosspark_of_chaos on August 28th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
:snort: ...well, someone perhaps can read EKGs only on theoretical knowledge (esp if they've had, like, 30 years of practice), but knowing the waveforms really helps.

And also, hi, school, why was summer break so awfully short? :(
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: singingscoradh on August 28th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh I know, but he wasn't talking about QRS and stuff so much as trying to learn off what RBBB looks like. Or something. I started playing hangman in my second hour of it, so I got a little distracted.

I'm cheering myself up by reading blogs about how much worse at time American med students have! www.medschoolhell.com FUN.
spark_of_chaosspark_of_chaos on August 28th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Frankly, there are times in our under-financed pitiful hospitals, with nurses who don't give shit and have way too much time on their hands, and doctors who who practically walk into you because the state doesn't give them enough to see you, much less teach you, when I truly, really would kill to be in the shoes of a woefully disrespected Am med student. Or British. Or, really, studying in any reasonably wealthy Western country.

Beside that, though, I laughed like a lunatic because HILARIOUS! :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 30th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Nurses always hate medical students. I'm pretty much sure it's built into their contracts. I'm sorry about the rest though. D:

mrsquizzical: bandom panic brendon poutmrsquizzical on August 28th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
pesky poetry!

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 30th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
I love poetry. I hate ECGs. *sulks*
Trinity Daytrinityday on August 28th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Learning poetry or memorizing poetry?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 30th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure - probably memorising. Like that's difficult or something. He should have used a better metaphor.
(Anonymous) on September 4th, 2009 10:10 am (UTC)
medical reviews of House

Thought you might like that.

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 4th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
Re: medical reviews of House
I'm pretty sure I read that before! But now I've seen more, so awesome reminder. :D
real men love discotakkatakkatakka on September 8th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)

So simplemitosis just did a really great post, essentially of poetry recs. I remembered talking to you about that a few weeks ago and thought you might be interested? It's here; http://simplemitosis.livejournal.com/233805.html and it has some really, really nice poems listed.
Also, I just bought The Captain's Verses by Pablo Neruda and basically every single poem in there is blowing me away.

Just so you know, I guess. <3
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 8th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
That is so awesome! I have totally bookmarked it for perusal when I'm not half dead. :DDD

Also, I will be checking that out. I've heard of him, of course, but he has a such a vast body of work ... it's great to have a starting point. Thanks for that too. ♥