Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Negligent Neurologist Tests Reflexes with Regular Hammer

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - A malpractice suit probably isn't very far around the corner for neurologist Brady Callahan, who attempted to elicit deep-tendon reflexes from his clinic patients today using a 16 oz. steel curved...

Med Student Wows Surgeon with Suction Technique

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DENVER, CO – Medical student James Taverny turned heads in the OR when he made history with perfect suction technique during an open cholecystectomy last Friday. “It wasn’t until halfway through the surgery that I...
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Medical Student Inadvertently Contaminates Entire OR by Mere Brief Existence

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ATLANTA, GA - “Don’t touch that!” snapped the surgical tech, referring to anything and everything in the OR at once.  Although he was standing in the center of the room, in what he believed...
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Med Student Mistakes Dialysis Machine for ATM Machine

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NASHVILLE, TN - As much as they wanted to help out third-year medical student Erin Sperling, the staff of the dialysis unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center just didn't have the heart to tell...
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Charting is Independent Risk Factor for DVT and PE, Study Finds

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ROCHESTER, MN - Recognizing it is a form of immobilization in which health care professionals are unable to move around much, a study newly published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that charting and documentation in an...
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Exciting New Ways to Finance Residency Interviews

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It’s that time of year again when fourth year medical students across the country prepare for the long, stressful, and expensive process of interviewing for residency positions. “The cost of flying and hotels is going...
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Med Students Have All the Tools to Drop Out Before It’s Too Late

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Citing the current uncertain health care climate and emphasizing that the "time is now," both the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Medical Student Association (AMSA) have announced that med students have...
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Med Student Knocks Out 30 Teeth Attempting to Intubate Patient, Intern Gets the 7-10...

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TUSKEGEE, AL – In an unprecedented display of disregard for dentition, MS4 Gunner McDeebag managed to knock out all but two of a patient’s teeth while attempting his first intubation during an elective anesthesia...
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Teaching Team Consults Magic 8-Ball for Assistance

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NEW YORK, NY - "Will my patient need placement?" intern Jamie Dreessen asked the Magic 8-Ball, shaking it solidly for 15-seconds before placing it on the conference room table for all the members of her...
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Jehovah’s Witness, Vegan-CrossFitting, Essential Oils-Selling Med Student Uncertain How to Open Conversation

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SEATTLE, WA - Local fourth-year medical student, Brody Smugprick, attempted to strike up a conversation with a fellow student at a fair-trade coffee market inside of a Whole Foods but found himself stumped on...