Medical Movie Mayham

If you are like me and deeply enjoy medical movies or television shows, then I have a few titles to recommend to you to help keep you inspired on your healthcare path. Movies The German Doctor (2013) Josef Mengele is in exile in Argentina in 1960, living under a new identity and follows a family…

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The Drive to Study

When life is comfortable and everything is going swimmingly, it is easy to be motivated to do the hard things but when you finally face challenges that truly push your buttons, motivation is not going to work. That is where you have to rely on drive. What is drive? Is your desire to succeed. This…

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What is a CRAAP Test?

In the sciences discipline at a university level, researching consumes a lot of time and effort in order to determine whether or not the journal article you have chosen is reliable and credible source. To determine this, it important to perform a CRAAP Test. CRAAP is an acronym for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. At…

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Reading in the Sciences

If you choose to study in the Sciences for university, then it is likely that you have encountered some new words and concepts but have to speed through content much quicker than when you did in high school. Based on my experiences, here are a few strategies to help you understand scientific reading more efficiently.…

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Exam preparation

Most science students, and especially in our early years, learn great chunks of information by rote. Rote learning is the process of memorizing specific new items as they are encountered. This can be useful for lists, items in a particular order, some formula and equations, vocabulary, and structural models. For rote learning, using mnemonics, melodies,…

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Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

A memoir by neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi, who writes When Breath Becomes Air into three parts – before and after the diagnosis, and the wife, Lucy’s epilogue, for life after Kalanithi passes away in March 2015. Kalanithi vividly illustrates his upbringings as a young boy in New York then moving to Arizona and how his love…

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