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March 9th, 2016

Battle’s sign

By Katie Johnson katieljo

Out of the 100+ patients I have seen and helped manage over the course of this month, the one I will remember most was not even a patient of mine. Nearing the end of the shift, I overheard rumblings about a patient coming in. The words “subdural hematoma”, “skull fracture”, “NAT”, and “CPS” were thrown […]

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Tags: Battle's sign, Child abuse, Emergency Medicine, Indiana University, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students


October 7th, 2015

My time as a Muzungu

By Kristen Sessions kristenlse

Jessie* looked like something out of a textbook: bone thin arms, legs puffy with edema, perfectly round stomach, glazed over eyes. As the physician quizzed me on the appropriate treatment for malnutrition, Jessie barely reacted. He looked like the stereotypical “starving African child” I’d seen on ads for this non-profit or that charity fund more […]

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Tags: Africa, Bwindi, Bwindi Community Hospital, International health, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students, Meet Mayo Med, Pediatrics


August 12th, 2015

Vaccines and Me

By Margaret Cupit margaretccu

My first memory of vaccines takes me back to when I was about three years old.  Because I was prone to tantrums (and quite good at them, I might add), my mother would bribe me if I promised not to cry during my “shots”. At the time, I valued vaccines because they were a way […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students, Meet Mayo Med, Pediatrics, Vaccination, Vaccines


January 21st, 2015

Reaching Out to Siblings of Children with Disabilities

By Methus Earth Hasassri methusearthha

As medical students, we often fall into a routine of learning in a certain way, probably as a result of classroom-based learning during our first two years. It’s not very often that we students have the opportunity to expand our newly attained scientific knowledge into the context of the human experience. However, a group of […]

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Tags: Child Life, Child Life Specialist, Community Engagement, Disabilities, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Child Life, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students, Meet Mayo Med


November 12th, 2014

Eddie

By Margaret Cupit margaretccu

It was just a day of shadowing in primary care. I didn’t expect to be enlightened or changed at all from the experience. What could be so exciting about general pediatrics when there was the exciting world of pediatric oncology? What could be so interesting about children with common colds when kids with cancer existed? […]

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Tags: Family Medicine, First Year Medical Student, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Meet Mayo Med, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Shadowing


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