Friday, December 19, 2014

UW MSTP is on Break and So Are We!

Regular posting to return January 5, 2015 with the start of the medical school academic year.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ask the Smithsonian

Did you know, the Smithsonian has put together a growing collection of videos featuring brief explanations to a variety of questions all in plain language. Ideal for curious kiddos out there or for curious adults who want to take a quick mental break that's a little more educational than Candy Crush.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy birthday Nicholas!

Here's hoping you an excellent remainder of your M2 year!

For your birthday, please enjoy a video of a med school archetype that will soon become a distant memory as you transition into graduate school...hopefully...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Happy birthday Ceci!

Here's wishing you a wonderful birthday year!

Unfortunately, the UWMSTPblog regrets to inform you that they have used up this month's allotment of good taste celebrating Mark's birthday.

But they know you like cats, and so they poked around Google a bit, and, you go.  Happy birthday!

Monday, December 8, 2014

SciShow Talking About Psych Terms!

We realize that not all readers of the Blog of the UW MSTP may be
using these terms incorrectly, but given the prevalence of misuse
of these terms in popular culture, here's a video explaining
what four common words with psychiatric origins actually mean.

Video brought to you by Youtube.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

For the Curious

Have you ever wondered how exactly those tattoo removal
lasers do their thing? Well, here's an overview of the process
in handy .gif form! 

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Happy birthday Mark!

Today, the UWMSTPblog wishes an extremely happy birthday to a much-beloved director! 

The UWMSTPblog notes that, in a rare act of good taste, we will not celebrate your birthday with an oncology-themed video or cake.  Please enjoy this adorable doggy video instead!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

UW MSTP Interview Weekend Part 2 Starts Tomorrow

It's the first week of December, which means it's time for the second interview weekend for this cycle of UW MSTP admissions! Another set of sixteen bright and eager recruits start trickling in to Madison tomorrow to spend some time with current UW MSTP students, staff, and faculty over the next couple days. 

As always we'll hope everyone comes prepared to have a good time. Weekend highlights will include meals around town with current students, a UW hockey game or the Madison Symphony Orchestra Christmas concert, a tour of a local brewery, and a much shorter tour of our hospital and HSLC facilities. Oh yes, and also those pesky interviews. At least we won't make you wear a suit! 

Looking forward to meeting everyone for a weekend of fun. Get excited!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pad Thai

Taken at: Sa Bai Thong

Photo credit: Brittany Y.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Happy birthday Brendan!

Happy birthday!  The UWMSTPblog regretfully admits that no good mitochondria cake pictures exist.  As a substitute present  on this auspicious day, the UWMSTPblog would like to give you a gift idea for your lovely wife. 

(She'll love it.  We swear.)