Beyond the Oath

The stories, advice and random thoughts of a third year osteopathic medical student as he fumbles his way toward becoming a competent physician.

I was tagged by mymedlife
The rules are-

1) You answer these 11 questions

2) You write 11 new questions
 for the people you tag
3) You tag 11 people

4) You tell these 11 people that you’ve tagged them

 

1. If you could only eat one kind of cookie for the rest of your life what would it be?
This would have to be the one and only oatmeal raisin. Nothing even comes close to the simplicity and excellence of a good oatmeal raisin cookie.
2. You are stuck on a deserted island, complete with sharks and a boat destroying laser barrier, and you can only bring one thing. What is it?
An HF radio to send out a distress call and get a helicopter to avoid the laser barriers.
3. You are a super villain, what is your go-to weapon?
Hordes of amoebas.
4. You work at a major pharmaceutical company and invent a new weight loss drug, what overly complicated name do you give it?
azisnossophatinol
5. As an undergrad working in a lab, you are bitten by a genetically mutated mouse, what superpower do you get?
Regeneration
6. What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day off?
Watch TV.
7. You’ve been accepted to Hogwarts, what animal do you bring?
A bear.
8. Favorite kind of penguin, and why?
Humboldt. Because they’re cute as hell.
9. Your two favorite X-men have a child, what mutant power does said child have?
Excellent sense of smell.
10. We all know Whinny the Pooh characters remind us of psych disorders. A new friend moves to the hundred acre woods, describe him/her so we can all figure out the diagnosis.
After most of the characters of the Hundred Acre Wood survive a wildfire for which Rabbit so bravely sacrificed his life to save the others, a new character emerges from the ashes, surrounded by darkness. With his newfound sidekick Eeyore, he goes on to crush the souls of the creatures and imparts upon the Wood an era of extreme suffering and idol worship.
11. All water fountains now dispense an alcoholic beverage, what is it?
Beer. This was an easy one. Except now I’m thinking about how to control the massive head that would be all over and considering if it’s a bad idea to have beer fountains…

I was tagged by imjustlivingandlearning
The rules are-

1) You answer these 11 questions

2) You write 11 new questions
 for the people you tag
3) You tag 11 people

4) You tell these 11 people that you’ve tagged them

  1. Favorite ice cream flavor?
    Orange sherbet
  2. Aside from your cellphone and computer, what can’t you live without?
    Food
  3. What’s your pet peeve?
    Poor grammar
  4. What did you have for dinner today?
    Pork, rice and apple sauce.
  5. Do you listen to music when you study/work? If so, what do you listen to?
    I do. It all depends on what I’m doing, but it oftentimes ends up being The xx, Los Campesinos!, The Hold Steady, Metric or Beach House
  6. What alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks do you prefer?
    Alcohol: Beer (but not crappy ones)
    Non-alchohol: Orange juice
  7. What TV show(s) are you currently watching?
    The Good Wife, Doctor Who, Top Gear, Parenthood, Parks & Rec and New Girl
  8. Got any book recommendations?
    I have plenty, but might I suggest a page-turner called First Aid for the USMLE Step 1?
  9. PC or Mac?
    Mac.
  10. Favorite hobby?
    Cycling. Mainly mountain biking, but I do enjoy some road as well.
  11. If you could go anywhere, where would you want to go on vacation?
    I would want to go to Germany, but if I had to be more specific, Munich. It’d be a great experience. Otherwise, it’d be Whistler, BC for the mountain biking.

Now for my questions:

1. A TV movie is being made out of your life. Which washed up child actor is going to use your story to bring themselves back into some sense of relevance/feed the cocaine habit for the next year?
2. Are you the unstoppable force or the immovable object?
3. Describe your plan to bring the leaders of the world together to settle all conflict and bring about an epoch of peace.
4. You’re invited to my wedding. What song do you request that clears the dance floor for you to steal the show?
5. If you could put your current life on hold for one year and do whatever you wanted in that time, what would you spend most of your time doing? (NOTE: blankly saying “travel” is not an acceptable answer because we all would say that. Where? To do what? Be creative!)
6. Who was the most influential teacher in your life?
7. You’ve been tasked with designing the new $2 bill. Who would be on the front and what would be on the back?
8. Describe your favorite pair of socks.
9. You’re able to go back in time and fix one thing you regret in your life. What was it and how will this change your future?
10. Do you get angry whenever people call plain iced tea “unsweetened”?
11. What is the best thing about yourself?

Alright, so this is going to be sent out to: thekarmayogi, productsofpoverty, lindsaytheamazing, unutterable-visions, baffledinbrooklyn, freshrosemary, andimedicine, pleasedotheneedful, throughmymemorypalace, kelseyandthebigbluebox, captainmudphud.

Reblogged from starrypari

tachycardictendencies:

chanceuse-et-heureuse:

I feel like Michael Scott, in response to the Ice Bucket Challenge, would invent the Mice Bucket Challenge, in which you pour a bucket of live mice onto yourself to raise money and awareness for rabies. 

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Can’t wait for this idea to go viral.

thealmost-do-ctor:

picmonic:

Fact: if any non-med students see this over your shoulder, you’re gonna have to explain this joke.

TODAY. EVERYDAY. 

Reblogged from miss-sassmaster

thealmost-do-ctor:

picmonic:

Fact: if any non-med students see this over your shoulder, you’re gonna have to explain this joke.

TODAY. EVERYDAY. 

I say pre-exam massages should become a thing

Reblogged from coffeemuggermd

coffeemuggermd:

pleasedotheneedful:

ermedicine:

aspiringdoctors:

coffeemuggermd:

🙌🙌🙌🙌

YES.

I got a full body massage before taking the MCAT and Step 1.

10/10 would recommend.

My undergrad had free massages before finals.

They were awesome

wow. I’ve been reading this as “messages” for the past 15-20 minutes it’s been coming across my dash.

It’s a sign… pleasedotheneedful go get one! 🙌

I call this OMM. I mean, who doesn’t appreciate some cervical ST and killer fingers before an exam?

blackgirlsdobike:

The first family on a bike ride in Martha’s Vineyard

Look at those Slant Sixes on that bike. (Yes, I paid more attention to the bikes than the family)

Reblogged from freshrosemary

blackgirlsdobike:

The first family on a bike ride in Martha’s Vineyard

Look at those Slant Sixes on that bike. (Yes, I paid more attention to the bikes than the family)

Sunrise through the storm. Good morning world.

Sunrise through the storm. Good morning world.