You made it through your first year of med school. Alive. That calls for a much-needed vacation. However you plan to relax, we’ve got a guide to match. From mosquito bites to hangover cures, Kaplan Medical’s Master Faculty is here to guide you through your “last summer.”
Ready to show off that chiseled med student bod? Well, maybe your medical knowledge will be more impressive. Read our 5 Tips for Surviving Pool Parties this summer.
1. Med Students, Lend Me Your Ear. If you’re swimming a lot this summer, watch out for ear infections. Speaking of ears, watch out for drugs which cause ototoxicity such as loop diuretics and aminoglycoside antibiotics as well as the “quines” (quinidine, quinine, and hydroxychloroquine) which can cause tinnitus as part of cinchonism.
2. Poolralysis. Your friend, James, drank too much and didn’t notice that the pool was under maintenance. He jumped in, head first, without realizing there was no water in the pool. When his classmates went to get him, he had right-side loss of position and vibratory senses below the nipples, as well as left sided loss of pain and temperature. He also could not move the right side of his … view full post »