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Med School Memes

With great knowledge comes great responsibility. ⚕😷

Merck Manual Med Student Stories

With great knowledge comes great responsibility. ⚕😷

It’s moments like these when you’re reassured that maybe you DID choose the right career after all. 💪

Vindication

It’s moments like these when you’re reassured that maybe you DID choose the right career after all. 💪

20% Carbohydrates  🍕, 80% Caffeine 🥤  #medschoolmemes #unhealthy

Diet of a med student.

20% Carbohydrates 🍕, 80% Caffeine 🥤 #medschoolmemes #unhealthy

Current status: in a committed relationship with anatomy textbook. 📚💖

Merck Manual Med Student Stories

Current status: in a committed relationship with anatomy textbook. 📚💖

Throwback to pre-med! We didn’t know how good we had it…

Merck Manual Med Student Stories

Throwback to pre-med! We didn’t know how good we had it…

The library is dark and full of terrors. (Don’t worry—you’ll catch up before the finale!) 🔥❄🐉

Search Results for “study tips”

The library is dark and full of terrors. (Don’t worry—you’ll catch up before the finale!) 🔥❄🐉

Life in medicine isn’t all smiles and rainbow bandages. 💉

Merck Manual Med Student Stories

Life in medicine isn’t all smiles and rainbow bandages. 💉

Studying can be a serious brain drain… but we believe in you!

Merck Manual Med Student Stories

Studying can be a serious brain drain… but we believe in you!

Are you the student who clicks “refresh” as soon as the clock strikes 12, or do you prefer to wait a few days to see your score? #medschoolmemes

Merck Manual Med Student Stories

Are you the student who clicks “refresh” as soon as the clock strikes 12, or do you prefer to wait a few days to see your score? #medschoolmemes

Confession: It’s also our favorite extracurricular. 💤 #MedSchool

Approach to the Patient With a Sleep or Wakefulness Disorder - Neurologic Disorders

Approach to the Patient With a Sleep or Wakefulness Disorder - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.

Got a hot date with your textbook tonight? Sounds like med school. Check out Med Student Stories for other relative med school insights.

Merck Manual Med Student Stories

Got a hot date with your textbook tonight? Sounds like med school. Check out Med Student Stories for other relative med school insights.

Evolution doesn't always go as expected. Click to read real med students' stories of their journey through med school.

Merck Manual Med Student Stories

Evolution doesn't always go as expected. Click to read real med students' stories of their journey through med school.

It will all be worthwhile in the long run! 😷

How to Study in Medical School - Special Subjects

How to Study in Medical School - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.

Medical Study Aids

In a recent survey, we found for today’s med students, smart study habits matter more than ever. Most students use a variety of resources to supplement textbooks and classroom lectures.

Smart Study Habits Matter More Than Ever

In a recent survey, we found for today’s med students, smart study habits matter more than ever. Most students use a variety of resources to supplement textbooks and classroom lectures.

It’s not just a phrase you whip out in interviews! Use “I’m a people person” to help remember the four points of a physical examination.  Click for more useful clinical information.

Four Points of a Physical Examination

Now Free Online - The Professional Version of the Merck Manuals (known as the MSD Manuals outside of US & Canada) is the global standard in medical reference for Doctors & Students - since 1899.

X-rays of the affected joint may be taken to look for bony erosions or tophi but are probably unnecessary if the diagnosis of acute gout has been established by synovial fluid analysis.  Click to learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Gout

Gout - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.

Not enough SPACE in your brain for all of the major depressive episode characteristics? Instead of having to DIG through your textbooks and study guides, just remember this handy mnemonic!

Depression-Major Episode Characteristics

Depressive Disorders - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.

Not only did Socrates create the fundamentals of Western philosophy, but he can also help you remember the necessary questions to ask when evaluating a patient’s pain. (Pretty impressive, if you ask us!)

Pain History Checklist

Overview of Pain - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.

Refresh your clinical knowledge of ankylosing spondylitis (bamboo spine).

Refresh your clinical knowledge of ankylosing spondylitis (bamboo spine).

Refresh your clinical understanding of heart failure.

Heart Failure (HF) - Cardiovascular Disorders

Heart Failure (HF) - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.

We promise to make reliable medical information available to healthcare practitioners, students, and patients around the world to improve global health.

3D Models - Merck Manuals Professional Edition

We promise to make reliable medical information available to healthcare practitioners, students, and patients around the world to improve global health.

If you give a zebra a cookie… she’ll ace her med school exam! Here’s a trick for remembering the five branches of the facial nerve. 🦓

Branches of the Facial Nerve

If you give a zebra a cookie… she’ll ace her med school exam! Here’s a trick for remembering the five branches of the facial nerve. 🦓

This mnemonic will help you memorize the paired erector spinae muscles when you can’t STAND looking at a study guide anymore.

Merck Manuals Professional Edition

Now Free Online - The Professional Version of the Merck Manuals (known as the MSD Manuals outside of US & Canada) is the global standard in medical reference for Doctors & Students - since 1899.

Having trouble memorizing the different types of white blood cells? We brought in a friend who can help… 🍌

Search results for: blood cells - Merck Manuals Professional Edition

Explore the search results for 'blood cells' in the Merck Manuals Professional Edition. Browse topics, videos, calculators, tables and more.

Pin this clinical break down of the harmful effects alcohol can have on the human body.

Alcoholic Ketoacidosis - Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders - Merck Manuals Professional Edition

Alcoholic Ketoacidosis - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.

Repin to raise awareness about the differences between Alzheimer disease and Lewy body dementia.

Delirium and Dementia

Delirium (sometimes called acute confusional state) and dementia are the most common causes of cognitive impairment, although affective disorders (eg, depression) can also disrupt cognition. Delirium and dementia are separate disorders but are sometimes difficult to distinguish. In both, cognition is disordered; however, the following helps distinguish them:

The course, age of onset, and severity of symptoms of Rett syndrome vary from child to child.

Four Stages of Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.

Medical Procedure Videos

How to do the Cerebellar Examination | Merck Manual Professional Version

How to do the Cerebellar Examination | Merck Manual Professional Version

Learn more about assessing gait, stance, and coordination: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/neurologic-disorders/neurologic-examination/how-to-assess...

How to do the Motor Examination | Merck Manual Professional Version

How to do the Motor Examination | Merck Manual Professional Version

Learn more about assessing the motor system: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/neurologic-disorders/neurologic-examination/how-to-assess-the-motor-sy...

How to do the Cranial Nerve Examination | Merck Manual Professional Version

How to do the Cranial Nerve Examination | Merck Manual Professional Version

Learn more about assessing the cranial nerves: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/neurologic-disorders/neurologic-examination/how-to-assess-the-cranial...

How to do Defibrillation in an Adult | Merck Manual Professional Version

How to do Defibrillation in an Adult | Merck Manual Professional Version

More on defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in adults: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/critical-care-medicine/cardiac-arrest-and-...

How to do the Mental Status Exam | Merck Manual Professional Version

How to do the Mental Status Exam | Merck Manual Professional Version

Learn more about assessing mental status: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/neurologic-disorders/neurologic-examination/how-to-assess-mental-status Th...

How to Insert a Laryngeal Mask Airway  | Merck Manual Professional Version

How to Insert a Laryngeal Mask Airway | Merck Manual Professional Version

Learn more about airway and respiratory devices: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/critical-care-medicine/respiratory-arrest/airway-and-respiratory-d...

How to Remove Earwax | Merck Manual Professional Version

How to Remove Earwax | Merck Manual Professional Version

More on external ear obstructions and cerumen (earwax) removal: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/ear,-nose,-and-throat-disorders/external-ear-disord...

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Our recent survey of 169 med students reveals top study hacks. See below for the list, ranked most common at the top to less common at the bottom.

Our recent survey of 169 med students reveals top study hacks. See below for the list, ranked most common at the top to less common at the bottom.

A recent survey uncovers challenges medical students are facing with the switch to remote learning.   Click to join our Facebook group to get study hacks, network with other students and share your experiences.

Med Students and Remote Learning

A recent survey uncovers challenges medical students are facing with the switch to remote learning. Click to join our Facebook group to get study hacks, network with other students and share your experiences.

Spinal cord disorders and injuries cause various patterns of deficits depending on which nerve tracts within the cord or which spinal roots outside the cord are damaged. See which motor and reflex effects take place at which segmental levels.

Table: Motor and Reflex Effects of Spinal Cord Dysfunction by Segmental Level - Merck Manuals Professional Edition

Spinal cord disorders and injuries cause various patterns of deficits depending on which nerve tracts within the cord or which spinal roots outside the cord are damaged. See which motor and reflex effects take place at which segmental levels.

What we know about the COVID-19 infection right now.

Commentary—COVID-19: What we Know About Human Coronavirus Infections - Merck Manuals Professional Edition

What we know about the COVID-19 infection right now.

Calling all pre-medical and medical students! Want study buddies? Or a group of people who truly understand 12-hour study days? Join our Facebook group.

Calling all pre-medical and medical students! Want study buddies? Or a group of people who truly understand 12-hour study days? Join our Facebook group.

If you haven't already, brush up on your knowledge of coronaviruses and acute respiratory syndromes.

Coronaviruses and Acute Respiratory Syndromes (COVID-19, MERS, and SARS) - Infectious Diseases - Merck Manuals Professional Edition

Coronaviruses and Acute Respiratory Syndromes (COVID-19, MERS, and SARS) - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.

Get yourself a medical textbook that can do it all. 🤓 (Did we do this right, Dolly Parton?)

Merck Manuals Professional Edition

Now Free Online - The Professional Version of the Merck Manuals (known as the MSD Manuals outside of US & Canada) is the global standard in medical reference for Doctors & Students - since 1899.

Merck Manual Memories - Editorial Board Edition

Merck Manual Memories - Editorial Board Edition

We asked physicians on the Merck Manual Editorial Board to reflect on their experiences with the Manual throughout their medical careers and share how they'v...

Merck Manual Stories - Favorite Things

Merck Manual Stories - Favorite Things

We asked members of the Merck Manual Editorial Board to share some of their favorite things about the Manual and to reflect on their experiences as contribut...

In a recent survey, we found for today’s med students, smart study habits matter more than ever. Most students use a variety of resources to supplement textbooks and classroom lectures.

Smart Study Habits Matter More Than Ever

In a recent survey, we found for today’s med students, smart study habits matter more than ever. Most students use a variety of resources to supplement textbooks and classroom lectures.

Herpes simplex virus infection usually causes only annoying, recurring blisters in healthy adults, but did you know it can cause severe infection in newborns? Take a look at the difference between an infected and an uninfected area.  Click to learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment.

HSV Infections

Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Infection - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.

With great knowledge comes great responsibility. ⚕😷

Merck Manual Med Student Stories

With great knowledge comes great responsibility. ⚕😷

It’s not just a phrase you whip out in interviews! Use “I’m a people person” to help remember the four points of a physical examination.  Click for more useful clinical information.

Four Points of a Physical Examination

Now Free Online - The Professional Version of the Merck Manuals (known as the MSD Manuals outside of US & Canada) is the global standard in medical reference for Doctors & Students - since 1899.

X-rays of the affected joint may be taken to look for bony erosions or tophi but are probably unnecessary if the diagnosis of acute gout has been established by synovial fluid analysis.  Click to learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Gout

Gout - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the Merck Manuals - Medical Professional Version.

It’s moments like these when you’re reassured that maybe you DID choose the right career after all. 💪

Vindication

It’s moments like these when you’re reassured that maybe you DID choose the right career after all. 💪

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