I’ve decided that i’m going to move myself to Wordpress. Seems to be a bit more robust and really I just feel like changing things around. I don’t know if I’ll post anymore than I was here but hey, who knows. Anyways, you can find me at: http://jungookshin.wordpress.com/
See ya Tumblr. It’s been real.
So I now have a little less than one month left in New York. Time to move onto greener pastures and get my life moving again! It’s an exciting time.
The part that sucks though is the actually moving. I’ve been slowly trying to get rid of stuff and sell things and it’s all very tedious. Someone just take all my things away and give me monies.
Anyways, my schedule is pretty busy this month as I finish up my last rotation, tie up all loose ends, and say my final farewells to all my friends in New York. Hopefully I get a chance to see everyone at least once more before I bounce.
Also, if anyone wants to/ knows someone that wants to buy my bed (queen size memory foam in great condition! $400) let me know! Thanks!
Dinosaur Comics is ten years old today, and to celebrate, SQUISHABLE T-REX HAS A FRIEND NOW. Say hello to Squishable Utahraptor! He’s an adorable, soft, squishy dinosaur who wants to live in your house and help you solve all your problems. So awesome! You probably need one in your life right now.
I’m giving one away, and everyone who reblogs this is entered into the contest! SHIPS WORLDWIDE. I’ll choose a winner randomly in a week!
look how cute he is, click on his face for MORE ADORABLE PICTURES
Happy birthday Dinosaur Comics!
Starting tomorrow I’m going to start a series of interviews all over the country.
11/30 - Richmond, Virginia at VCU - St. Francis
12/5 - Columbus, OH at Grant Family Medicine
12/10 - Cedar Rapids, IA at Cedar Rapids Medical Education Program
12/13 - Stamford, CT at Stamford Hospital
12/19 - Williamsport, PA at Williamsport Hospital
It’s going to be crazy. Going to spend some time in Columbus after that interview and then head home to Cleveland for a few days before my Cedar Rapids interview. Then after all that I’m coming home for winter break (2 weeks!) on the 21st/22nd of December. I’m going to be spending a LOT of time at the airport…
“The 1% will no longer be the very rich, it will be the very fast.”
Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea. Was out of meat so grilled up some oyster mushrooms. Sad that it was meatless but delicious still.
Been a while since I’ve posted anything I’ve cooked. I usually cook mackerel with minimal seasoning and drizzle it with some lemon juice. Today I went for a much more flavorful sauce. It was delicious. Garlic, jalapenos, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, Chinese hot sauce, vinegar, and some lemon juice. mmmmmmmm.
So today I came across a pretty weird crazy case in the Rheumatology clinic. A 47 yo female had come in with complaints of a new “rash” that had formed on her arms. It all started 2 months ago when she was admitted to the hospital for something unrelated and was given several doses of prednisone. She was on the prednisone for 2 weeks and then was tapered off. Just when the prednisone finished the “rash” formed on her arms.
Anywho, I took a look at this rash… which didn’t look like any rash I’d ever seen. It really looked more like this:
(This is not a picture of the patient… just something I found online… but it represents the physical finding pretty well, except the dark spots were a bit bigger and went from the top of her hand up to her elbow)
Now, to me, it just looked like a bunch of freckles on both her arms. I had never heard prednisone causing this kind of side effect. I was pretty confused (as was my attending so it wasn’t just me)
Of course we were missing a very important part of the history. This patient apparently had vitiligo a long time ago. Vitiligo is the same disease that Michael Jackson had. Yeah, the one that turned him white. It’s thought to be due to auto-antibodies that attack melanocytes, the cells that create skin pigmentation stopping their function and effectively turning someone non-pigmented.
So what had happened was the prednisone had actually supressed the auto-antibodies and allowed the melanocytes to regenerate/ regrow (not really sure which) and started producing melanin again causing these spots of pigmentation. CRAZY. What she thought was some crazy side effect of the drug was actually just her skin color returning to normal.
In other news, I got another interview! This time its at Stamford, CT, about an hour northeast of NYC. Exciting times!
So I just found out a yesterday that I passed the USMLE step 2 CK exam. This was a full 6 weeks after I had taken it. I don’t think I’ve had a more stressful 6 weeks in a while. I seriously had no idea how I did on the exam after I had finished it. Thankfully I did better than I thought (and I was having some terrible thoughts about what I would do if I hadn’t passed).
Now I can finally put all my energy into getting into a residency. At this point, I’m going all into Family Medicine. It’s honestly the field of medicine that appeals to me the most. I love primary care, dealing with adults and kids, and building relationships with people. Also, the residents that I’ve talked to in the field are all pretty happy about being in family medicine unlike some other fields. I understand that it’s not exactly the most glamorous of positions but I think it’s pretty darn important and hopefully more people will understand why it’s so important soon too.
So now the waiting game begins. I’ve already been rejected from one place (Lame VCU is lame) but I’ve also been offered two interviews! One in Phoenix, AZ and the other at my old stomping grounds, Columbus, OH. I’m actually looking forward to interview season as it should be a good time. Anyways, wish me luck everyone! Also, I’ll try to post a bit more often too.