Medscape is a part of WebMD Health Professional Network and they offer specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals integrated medical information and educational tools. They also have a portal for medical students called Medscape Med Students, which I highly recommend.
For the end of this year they published a list of top 10 most read articles by medical students in 2008, and here they are. Free registration is required to read them.
- Surveying the Sex Lives of Medical Students
- How Should I Get Recommendation Letters for Residency?
- Making Students Cry (Or: How Hammering Home the Point Can Smash the Process to Pieces)
- A Puzzling Facial Rash on a 17-Year-Old Boy
- What Should I Bring on Overnight Call?
- Woman With an Acute Onset of Nausea and Vomiting
- Acute Onset of Abdominal Pain in a 76-Year-Old Man
- Can I Change Residency Programs After I Start?
- Fleshy Lesions on a 32-Year-Old Woman
- What If I Match a Residency Program I Don’t Want?
A small study offers a glimpse of how medical school affects students’ sexual function. A larger survey may reveal a great deal more.
Asking faculty to write letters of recommendation for you can be a daunting — but doable — task.
A teacher can be so intent on correcting error, so focused on the point in hand, that they forget the person.
A 17-year-old boy presents to the pediatric infectious disease clinic with a 10-day history of a facial rash. No improvement was noted with 2 separate courses of antibiotic therapy. What is the most likely diagnosis?
This “Top 10” list could make your overnight shifts just a little more comfortable and productive.
A 46-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with constant right upper quadrant pain that radiates to her back and side. Imaging shows dilated segments of bowel with a characteristic appearance. What is the diagnosis?
A 76-year-old man presents to the emergency department with sudden-onset abdominal pain that began 4 hours ago. Hyperactive bowel sounds are heard on auscultation. What is the diagnosis?
These guidelines can help you optimize a residency switch.
A 32-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with several flesh-colored papules and patches with well-defined borders on her face, trunk, and upper extremities. What is the diagnosis?
It’s a graduating student’s worst fear — matching at a program that wasn’t near the top of their list.