Monday, November 30, 2015

Skills They Don't Teach in Med School


It's the first day back after Thanksgiving, so here's a 
short, surprisingly slow-paced yet interesting video
to distract you oh so briefly from the fact that it's 
still the first day back after Thanksgiving. 

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Important Questions on a Day like Today


Are you still sleeping off the Thanksgiving food coma?

Are you scared that one of your patients will ask you
why they feel tired after sleeping more than usual, 
and you won't have an answer?

Well, check out this video from mental floss
to learn a bit more about that phenomenon.


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Friday, November 27, 2015

It's a Perfect Day for Active Wear


It's the day after Thanksgiving, which means Black Friday 
sales and leftovers galore. It might even mean some active
wear for people who want to make sure that other people
perceive them as being pro-active about maintaining a
fit and healthy lifestyle despite yesterday's food-centric excesses. 

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

And for those of you out there who are worried that you might not be studying enough while enjoying time with family and/or friends this holiday, don't worry! We've got you covered. Since it's Thanksgiving, why not check out some of the awesome Candy Anatomy creations made by Mike McCormick, a medical student over at Glasgow University?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

There's No MSTP Seminar Today!

Safe travels to everyone heading out of town for Thanksgiving today. 
We hope that those of you who work with human subjects also
take the opportunity to enjoy some time over the weekend to
be away from the everyday stresses of your work. 





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Monday, November 23, 2015

When My Med School Classmate Brags About Learning to Run a Gel For Their Summer Research Project.



Speaking of which, the UW SMPH's Fall Student Research Forum is happening today. Stop by the HSLC any time this afternoon to learn about the research some of the non-MSTP Med students took part in this past summer!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

It's Almost Surprising that Nobody Thought of This Sooner

There's an awesome new development in accessibility tech -- a man has developed a hands-free wheelchair for his paraplegic friend. Check out the video here; it's pretty cool!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Vocabulary Booster


Medicine and Science are all about precision when 
it comes to the language used in the field. Here are some
nifty new terms that, while not necessarily technical or
field-specific, may impress some of your colleagues
next time you're trying to describe a patient's oddly-shaped rash.



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Monday, November 16, 2015

Interview Strategies


The UW MSTP currently has quite a few skilled bakers and home cooks.
Who's to say this strategy isn't already a proven winner?


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*Disclaimer: The students who run the Blog of the UW MSTP operate independently of the UW MSTP Admissions committee and have absolutely no power whatsoever with regard to UW MSTP admissions. We do not claim that any of these suggestions will be successful and are not responsible for any outcomes, good or bad, that may result from applicants taking our advice during their interviews.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Real Question is Whether Papers and Med School Modules "Count" as Books.


Hey, bookworms! The Pew Research Center put together
some figures on how many books various demographics
read per year in America. Check out the short video above
for more info. How does your reading compare? 


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Friday, November 6, 2015

Interview Strategies




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*Disclaimer: The students who run the Blog of the UW MSTP operate independently of the UW MSTP Admissions committee and have absolutely no power whatsoever with regard to UW MSTP admissions. We do not claim that any of these suggestions will be successful and are not responsible for any outcomes, good or bad, that may result from applicants taking our advice during their interviews.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

It's An MSTPizza Day!


Yup, you read that right. Join us for today's MSTP seminar
where we'll be having a Responsible Conduct of Research 
talk along with some delicious pizza and drinks from 
the local Glass Nickel Pizza!





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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Wellness Comes in Many Forms



Gentle reminder from the blog of the UW MSTP that 
wellness and well-being are more than just checking
off whether or not you've engaged in "enough" of
the "right" healthy behaviors on a given day, no matter
how much your peers/colleagues/superiors won't stop
talking about how many miles they ran this morning/week/month. 

And you folks out there who chug that kale shake 
at 4am every morning? You're great. Your peers who choose
not to live that lifestyle? They are also great. 


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Monday, November 2, 2015

In Quite a Few Of These, Unusual Seems Like It May Just Be a Euphemism for Unpleasant


Here at the blog of the UW MSTP, we are all about
perspective and remembering to appreciate modern medicine
and the value of using scientific evidence to guide treatments.

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