So let's pretend that my car didn't get vandalized today subsequently leading me to be so angry that I couldn't study at all and just get on with it. Yes. Let's. So my song choice for this week is: Something Corporate - Break Myself. The lyrics should be pretty self-explanatory…pushing yourself to the limits so that someone else won't be hurt…that's why we study so hard in med school, right? So that we can be the best for our patients. And sometimes (or most of the time), it feels like we're going to break, but it's worth it in the end when we finally make it. Or at least I hope it is.
Yeah, I'm going to go sulk about my car some more now. And go to sleep. And hope that nothing else happens to it tonight. If you're sick of my choices for these segments, please send your song submissions to me through the contact form.
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- let's talk about specialties 2
- lines in the sand (season 3, episode 4) 1
Currently Listening To
» The 10 dirtiest jobs in science. Hey, they forgot to include being your major professor’s bitch. Okay, I guess that isn’t quite as literally dirty as those on the list, but it sure feels like it is.
» Yum! Now that’s something I can live with: eating curry to stave off cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers in Singapore found that people (aged 60-93) who ate curry even only occasionally scored higher on the Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) than those who never ate curry. The curry spice, turmeric, contains curcumin, which has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. And the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly in India is fourfold less than that in the United States.
» There’s a great article today about how the MIT Dean of Admissions wants to reduce admissions anxiety in teenagers. How about parents getting off of their kids’ backs? That would help. But I do admire her for trying to create a friendlier system that might just ease the pressure enough to not give parents such reason to push their kids so hard. Too bad it probably won’t happen any time soon. And go ahead and try to tell Asian parents to stop pushing their kids to the point of insanity. I dare you.