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  • MedRookie

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    January 19, 2016 at 1:31 pm
    rosequartz, post: 520, member: 0 wrote:
    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. :)

    I found that shadowing was very beneficial. I think you should do as much as possible. It also exposes you to the doctors work day, this is extremely helpful when deciding which field you’re looking into.

    rosequartz, post: 520, member: 0 wrote:
    Out of curiosity, were you ever exposed to system biology or bioinformatics?

    Not as much as i would have liked to. However i did do a bit reading on the subjects :)