Thursday, April 30, 2015

Happy birthday Heather T.!

We hope you're having a wonderful day, and that the final gasp of medical school is treating you very well indeed.

In honor of your birthday, we offer you a rather unconventional take on the Batman theme:
(If you haven't seen the Lego Movie yet, you should.  This applies to everyone.) 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Today's Awesome Totally Try This At Home Science Experiment

Do you have left over peeps? Do you just have peeps constantly
lurking around your kitchen? Do you WISH your kitchen kept up 
a constant stock of peeps? Well, there's a local grocery store
that can help you set that up, and once you do here's a video
outlining a fun try-this-at-home experiment with your peeps
to calculate the speed of light! Perfect for kids or kids at heart.

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Happy birthday Patrick B.!

Here's wishing you a wonderful birthday!  The UW MSTP blog hopes that the short amount of time you have left as a student here is nothing short of fabulous. 

For your birthday, in honor of your PhD work, the UW MSTP blog offers you this song:

Happy birthday!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Actual Birthday to Jack H.!

For some reason, we wished Jack H. a happy birthday last month
even though his birthday is today. So, apologies for that mistake, 
Jack, hopefully there wasn't too much early unruly crazy birthday
celebrating last month due to our mistake. Since today is your 
actual birthday, we would like to again wish you the happiest 
of birthdays! Please enjoy this birthday-themed music video to mark
the occasion. 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happy birthday Justin M.!

Here's wishing a happy birthday to an excellent grad student and a remarkable virologist.  Here's wishing you a year full of academic success and personal fulfillment. 

For your birthday, the UW MSTP blog would like to offer you this video:

No real reason, it just looked cool and we thought you'd get a kick out of it.  We're certainly not hoping you'll be inspired and incorporate some of these moves into your thesis defense...nope, not at all...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Science Behind 5 Weird Involuntary Behaviors

Do you ever wonder about some of the body's weird involuntary
twitches that were never quite covered in med school? Well, 
PBS digital studios put together a video that takes a closer
look at five of the most common involuntary twitches. 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Happy birthday Kelli P.!

The UW MSTP blog would like to wish a very happy birthday to Kelli P.  We hope you have a wonderful year!

As you begin to transition from research to medicine again, you may start to feel overwhelmed and a little lost.  The UW MSTP blog offers you this song, and hopes you'll find solace in it during trying times:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Improving Your Efficiency One Life Hack at a Time

This one is for all the people out there attempting to up the efficiency
with which they navigate everyday tasks one life hack at a time. 
Not all life hacks are as awesome as the internet may make them
out to be, so why not let John Green screen out the flops for you?

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring, Allergies, and Science!

Winston from the other day got us thinking about allergies
here at the Blog of the UW MSTP. If you think you're an 
allergy expert, see if you knew the truth behind these
common allergy misconceptions. 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Taxes Are Due Tomorrow!

A friendly reminder that taxes are due tomorrow for those
filing quarterly AND those who file yearly. 

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring is Here!

It looks like winter is finally over with a fairly safe margin 
to start calling it spring. So be thankful for the warmth and sunshine. 
Also be thankful that spring won't put you in a spot
as uncomfortable as Winston here. 

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Match Day Excitement Continues!

The Blog of the UW MSTP would like to extend a belated
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our graduating M4's who 
matched spectacularly next month. They're all off to new 
adventures in super impressive specialties: neurosurgery, 
radiology, ophthalmology, pediatrics/anesthesiology, 
and regular anesthesiology. Good job, everyone! 

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Happy birthday Natalie G.!

Hope you're having an absolutely wonderful day!  Congratulations on reaching the tail end of your first year of graduate school, and we hope that your remaining time there is full of novel discoveries and lots and lots of papers.  :) 

 In honor of your public health work, the UW MSTP blog would like to share with you our very favorite public health PSA of all time:

(We know it doesn't represent the type of population health sci that you do, but, as the UW MSTP blog secretly has the sense of humor of a ten-year-old, we couldn't quite resist.) 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Today is the Day of The 2015 MSTP Symposium!

Spring break is over today for our Med 1 and Med 2 (and in some cases, Grad #) students, but what better way to ease back in to the rest of the semester than with MSTP Symposium? This year we're looking forward to some great student talks from our very own Jon S., Arick P, Kimberly K., and Brendan F., a keynote presentation from Dr. Helen Hobbs, and a program dinner afterward. Speaking of dinner, here are some photos of dinner from last year's Symposium dinner:

Salad! (and if you look closely at the background, cookies!~)

Chicken and Squash. 

Vegetarian option: gigantic lasagna. 

Photo credits: Brittany Y. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter, Everybody!

It's Easter Day today, which means it is also the last
day of spring break. So soak up those last precious hours
of food, fun, and guilt-free family time while you can!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

No Fools Here; Instead Some Facts!

It's the middle of spring break here at UW Madison! 
It's also April Fools! For those of legal drinking age
who may be enjoying the break with an adult beverage 
or two, don't be fooled by any of these common 
misconceptions about alcohol. 

Video brought to you by Youtube.