The 2015 Year in Review Survey

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Aug 5, 2015 11:27:22 AM

We’ve just launched our annual Year in Review Survey. Last year we were able to gather thousands of survey responses from medical students that provided insights into the fascinating lifestyles of medical school students. This year, we hope to do more, learning about life for both medical students and recent medical school graduates: From the ways you manage your time to the study resources you use, we will extrapolate interesting findings from the survey and publish summary statistics later this summer.

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Topics: For Fun, Medical Education, Life Outside Medicine

What Does Your Pee Say About You?

Posted by Yonas Dinkneh on Jun 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: For Fun

Medical Students Chart the Darndest Things

Posted by Trevor Rosenlof on Jun 11, 2015 2:57:10 PM
When I started my rotations in third year, it was on a regular basis that I said or wrote something that was… well… embarrassing.  Perhaps it was simply inaccurate.  Or maybe it wasn’t the correct way to word whatever it was I was trying to communicate.  My initial reaction was to try and hide my inadequacies by not speaking up.  I didn’t want to expose myself.  But I quickly learned that the vast majority of doctors and residents I worked with didn’t care if I made a mistake as long as I tried and was willing to learn.  What would make them upset was a lack of effort on my part.  In fact, physicians liked me more and trusted me more if I was willing to be vocal with my thoughts and ideas, no matter how off they were.  Doing so let them know where I was at in terms of my understanding.  It also gave them a chance to teach me, which is the whole purpose of medical school.

I also learned that I wasn’t alone in making myself look like a fool.  My classmates were in the same boat as me and made mistakes as well.  And our mistakes were often quite funny.  It’s healthy to laugh at ourselves, individually and collectively.  And with that in mind, here is a list of comical things that have been written in patient charts over the years.

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Topics: For Fun, Residency

Celebrate with Us! 3 Months of Gunner for $29!

Posted by Ben Williams on Nov 7, 2011 1:05:19 PM

We're feeling really good here at Gunner. We've teamed up with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, added 800 rich new images to the site, and redesigned the topic view page to provide a cleaner interaction with our content. But why let the air of celebration end with that? We want to keep the momentum going and share the cheer with all of you! So we're running a 2 week group deal starting today: buy three months of Gunner for the price of one!

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Topics: For Fun

Celebrate with Us! 3 Months of Gunner for $29!

Posted by firecrackerinc on Nov 7, 2011 1:05:19 PM

We're feeling really good here at Gunner. We've teamed up with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, added 800 rich new images to the site, and redesigned the topic view page to provide a cleaner interaction with our content. But why let the air of celebration end with that? We want to keep the momentum going and share the cheer with all of you! So we're running a 2 week group deal starting today: buy three months of Gunner for the price of one!

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Topics: For Fun

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Firecracker is an adaptive learning platform that uses amazing content coupled with spaced repetition to help medical students crush their exams. We offer programs for both individual students, and entire medical schools. If you'd like to learn more contact us at chat@firecracker.me.

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