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  • MedRookie

    January 13, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Shadowing a physician and touring medical schools last semester exposed me to a physician’s routine, patient care techniques and medical equipment, the gross anatomy lab with plastic models and embalmed specimens (got quizzed on anatomical landmarks too), and sophisticated stethoscopes where the whole group could listen to normal and irregular heart rhythms. We also got do identify the clinical unknown bacteria from actual patient samples that were handed to each one of us. We had to do a gram stain, and the corresponding tests for a gram positive coccus, or a gram positive/negative rods depending on our samples (mine were enterococcus faecalis and proteus vulgaris). Overall, these were really fun experiences. I plan to volunteer at the local hospital this semester, so let’s see how that goes. :)

    QuickSelver, post: 516, member: 128 wrote:
    I had previous experiences at Uni but my main background was Finance/Computers. After parting from Finance/Computers I worked at a Medical research center. It was a Bioskills lab that worked with many physicians. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to also do some hands on training :)

    Out of curiosity, were you ever exposed to system biology or bioinformatics?

    Melly, post: 518, member: 0 wrote:
    I have been able to work as a medical assistant while I am going to med school.

    You must be very punctual and great at coordination. :rolleyes: Kudos.