Saturday, December 19, 2015

Winter Break is Here!

It's the first day of winter break for all our M1's and M2's.
The Blog of the UW MSTP would like to wish everyone 
safe travels and happy holidays this break. 
We'll see you all back in January!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Would You Eat This?

We're all about food and interesting new ways to 
enjoy it here at the Blog of the UW MSTP. Recently, 
Chef Dan Barber has been experimenting with way to 
bring high class cooking to people using food products that
would otherwise have gone to compost, or worse, to waste. 
Check out this collaboration between NPR news and 
PBS News Hour to learn a little more about his methods. 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Prince Rupert's Drops: Not a Medical Eponym, but Still Pretty Cool Science!

Prince Rupert's drops are a particular type of glass sculpture
with some interesting properties that make them 
incredible strong and incredibly fragile at the same time. 

Smarter Every Day shares some great high-speed 
footage of these things exploding for some impressive
slow motion science. 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Medical School Exam Question Patients that Give Me Anxiety

See also: Patient presents with shortness of breath. 

When this is the gist of the question stem, it sometimes helps
to remind yourself which exam you're taking
at the time. Neuro? Cardio? Nutrition? 

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Monday, December 7, 2015

A Little Gross Science to Break Up Your Monday

You learn a lot about pee in medical school, but the
curriculum barely touches on these applications. 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Early Summer Box from a Local CSA

Generously subsidized by the health coverage offered to 
all students in the UW MSTP. 

Photo Credit: Brittany Y.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Will Any of You Love Us Forever?

We're still in the midst of our second MSTP Interview Weekend
of the season. We hope our visiting applicants can take a deep
breath and relax today, enjoying some of the 
fun activities Madison and the UW MSTP have to offer. 
All the formal interviews concluded yesterday
afternoon, which means only fun things are left
 for the remainder of the weekend! :]

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Get Ready for Another MSTP Recruiting Weekend!

We have 16 fresh new faces arriving tonight for the start of our
second MSTP recruiting weekend! These weekends are always
exciting for us; hopefully they are exciting for our applicants
as well. Looking forward to meeting you all!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Interview Strategies

Our second UW MSTP recruiting weekend kicks off tomorrow! 
Here's another sweet interview strategy to get us all in the right frame of mind. 

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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.