Micahfeld

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This was by far the most interesting clinical correlation that we have had so far in our M1 year.

Today, we had a very enthusiastic pediatric GI doc allow his wife, also a pediatric GI doc, to subject him to a gastric endoscopy procedure without sedation. The procedure was performed in the classroom and projected on the big screen for all to see.

It was an interesting break in the monotony study for our GI physiology exam coming up on Monday. Anyone else have stuff like this in their classes?

Bring on the clinical years!
 
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Micahfeld

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Here's a breakdown of our M1 curriculum:

First Semester
Biochem
Histology
Gross Anatomy
Developmental Anatomy
Physiology
Core Concepts (clinical correlations integrated w/ basic science classes)

Second Semester
Physiology (continued)
Histology (continued)
Neurobiology
Psychiatry
Biostatistics

Our physiology department is pretty awesome. Dr. Hall, of Guyton and Hall, is the department head, and he really puts an emphasis on medical education.
 
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This was by far the most interesting clinical correlation that we have had so far in our M1 year.

Today, we had a very enthusiastic pediatric GI doc allow his wife, also a pediatric GI doc, to subject him to a gastric endoscopy procedure without sedation. The procedure was performed in the classroom and projected on the big screen for all to see.

It was an interesting break in the monotony study for our GI physiology exam coming up on Monday. Anyone else have stuff like this in their classes?

Bring on the clinical years!
Today is a national holiday?...
 

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Today, we had a very enthusiastic pediatric GI doc allow his wife, also a pediatric GI doc, to subject him to a gastric endoscopy procedure without sedation. The procedure was performed in the classroom and projected on the big screen for all to see.
Seriously?

wtf....you guys get to do physio first year?!

im sooo jealous.
THIS is all that struck you as interesting? The specialist agrees to have a hard tube shoved down his throat for medical students and all you think is strange is timing?

Today is a national holiday?...
It wasn't for our school. There are no holidays in medicine. No off days, no snow days, no nothing. In fact, if there is a horrible natural disaster, we don't get out, we get even busier.
 

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THIS is all that struck you as interesting? The specialist agrees to have a hard tube shoved down his throat for medical students and all you think is strange is timing?
:laugh: :thumbup:
 

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Seriously?


THIS is all that struck you as interesting? The specialist agrees to have a hard tube shoved down his throat for medical students and all you think is strange is timing?



It wasn't for our school. There are no holidays in medicine. No off days, no snow days, no nothing. In fact, if there is a horrible natural disaster, we don't get out, we get even busier.
So I guess you guys have lectures on Saturdays and Sundays as well?
 

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Seriously?

THIS is all that struck you as interesting? The specialist agrees to have a hard tube shoved down his throat for medical students and all you think is strange is timing?
In all fairness, there are people who stick swords down their own throats just to make a couple of bucks, so it's not all that strange in comparison.
 
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It wasn't for our school. There are no holidays in medicine. No off days, no snow days, no nothing. In fact, if there is a horrible natural disaster, we don't get out, we get even busier.
Ouch... (to make it more painful, some schools give students a day off every week to split the week in 2 but if you don't go to lecture then every day is a holiday- sort of)

and got to love California weather :D



back to the topic
That's pretty amazing- did he gag/vomit during the procedure?
 
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Micahfeld

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He was gagging pretty frequently, but there was no vomit. He skipped breakfast and it seemed like the suction removed most of the gastric juices from his stomach.

I had no prior interest in GI, but I definitely want to do a rotation with this doctor if I can.
 

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In fact, if there is a horrible natural disaster, we don't get out, we get even busier.
If your school ever gets to actually try this I think they won't do it twice. My school tried keeping the Sub-Is on for Katrina. It took about an hour to realize they had made a horrible error from both a liability and logistical standpoint, and as of now a disaster means everyone gets the f- out, no exceptions.
 

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Ouch... (to make it more painful, some schools give students a day off every week to split the week in 2 but if you don't go to lecture then every day is a holiday- sort of)

and got to love California weather :D



back to the topic
That's pretty amazing- did he gag/vomit during the procedure?