How Cells Divide
— Slava Bobrov (@slava__bobrov) October 25, 2023
Chasing Others’ Dreams?
— Yared Vazquez, M.D. (Octagon Doctor) (@dryared) October 31, 2023
Not Immune to Disease
Dear #medtwitter colleagues
Take care of your health
You’re not immune to disease
I had bouts of #HTN presumed to be related to steroids for 10 years
I just found out that one of my neck arteries is dissected
— Jenny Bencardino MD -she/her/hers (@jennybencardino) October 26, 2023
Human Heart in Action
— Slava Bobrov (@slava__bobrov) October 26, 2023
When They’re Doctor But You’re Not…
“Hey, this is Ben.”
“Hello Benjamin, this is Dr. ________”
— Benjamin Vipler, MD, MEd (@VipsMDMEd) November 5, 2023
Toddler-Friendly Menu Suggestion..
Ok why isn’t there a fast casual restaurant with a kids menu with options like, “this is for age 6-12 months, pincher grasp, refuses to use a spoon.” And they actually have the soft utensils, and highchairs with TRAYS.
— Ashley Winter MD || Urologist (@AshleyGWinter) November 5, 2023
Shortage of Pathology
— Melina Flanagan, MD, MSPH (@MBDFlanaganMD) November 8, 2023
Not Accepting Any New Patients
As of today the entire Brigham & Women’s system in Boston is not accepting any new patients for primary care.
This is US healthcare.@BrighamWomens
— David Mayhew, MD, PhD (@DavidLMayhew) November 10, 2023
How do Patients Navigate this Mess?
I’m navigating this mess as a #Physician.
How do #patients do it?
How do our patients stay compliant with meds when unable to receive them?
As an MD, if I prescribe a brand medication or an alternate dosing regime, it’s bc it’s NEEDED.
We need more MEDICINE & less healthcare./ pic.twitter.com/m6529hM4U8
— Christina Dewey, MD, FAAP (@PedsMamaDoc) November 10, 2023
I don’t know how FL is supposed to find MDs & RNs when juries give out insane settlements like this (not even malpractice, just very sad outcome on family of pt)https://t.co/6tcbzKkXmm
— Damian Caraballo MD (@813JAFERD) November 10, 2023
“You have an anesthesia related delivery”
— Milad Sharifpour, MD (@MSharifpourMD) November 10, 2023
Planned to Be Boring Regular Neurologist
I didn’t know peds neuro existed – I planned to be a boring regular neurologist – until my peds rotation, which was almost too late to decide. I quickly did a rotation – during my vacation time (😭) – with THE Dr. Dala to decide. It was the right choice. Think about peds early! https://t.co/avXAO7NVxC
— Ali Christy, MD, PhD (@OligoclonalBand) November 9, 2023
Antlers. On a Car?
I would love to know what was going on through the mind of the person who came up with putting antlers on cars! Why, person, why?!
— Milad Sharifpour, MD (@MSharifpourMD) November 10, 2023
“Patient is a poor historian”
IT IS NOT THE PATIENT’S JOB TO BE A TALENTED HISTORIAN.
It is your (our) job to be a talented history taker.
Whether that means coaxing out details, teasing out sensitive facts, explicitly asking relevant points, collecting collateral…
— Amy Faith Ho, MD MPH (@amyfaithho) November 8, 2023
Proud or Hurt Mom?
Rushed home after a super long clinic day to take care of my kiddos and my 7 year old just told me I am not a good enough chess player to teach her chess anymore. I’m not sure if I should be proud or have hurt feelings. Regardless it’s rough being a working mom😵💫😬#parenting pic.twitter.com/YL1xu9EgwK
— Rebecca Shatsky, MD (@Dr_RShatsky) November 17, 2023
To Hell With Cancer
It. Was. An. Awful. ICU shift.
To hell with cancer.
But: Love the team, nurses to fellows to our consults. Felt like a family when we pulled together as things went south, fast.
— Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS (@panagis21) November 20, 2023
A 40% Pass Rate?
So I hate to be one of those “back in my day…” types. However.
I remember medical school exams being *just so*terrifying in part because the pass mark was 70ish%
Apparently not so much nowadays?
Over to you #medtwitter
Is it OK for a pass at medical school to be 40% 🤔
— Ferris (@LizzyFerret) November 20, 2023
Operating Room Waste..
What percentage of an 8 hour day in an operating room is wasted? #MedTwitter
— Ryan K Harrison, MD (@rkh_md) November 16, 2023
Thanksgiving Pro- Tips
Happy Thanksgiving. Some pro-tips from the ER:
1. Do not drop a frozen turkey into a deep fryer. It is basically a bomb. Defrost…asap if you haven’t started already.
2. Don’t become carved meat. Avocados are the fingers’ nemesis…followed by mandolines. Use…
— Amy Faith Ho, MD MPH (@amyfaithho) November 22, 2023
What Kind of Surgeon..
What kind of surgeon would do this?
— Syed A. Ahmad (@SyedAAhmad5) November 23, 2023
First Shift Jitters
Getting ready to go do the first locum shift of my career and at a brand new place. I’ve never seen the inside of the building, even. My nerves remind me of my performing days/ opening night jitters. Lord send me understanding nursing staff to carry me through. pic.twitter.com/8bPa9T7mZN
— Steve “JAFERD,MD” Sample🇺🇸 (@Supermansings) November 24, 2023
Residency in a nutshell: a co-resident going to the ED mid-shift for what turns out to be a kidney stone, then the next week getting messaging from program leadership about residents’ responsibility to remain hydrated.
— Nicole Cifra, MD, MPH, MHPEd (@DrNicoleC) November 26, 2023
Can’t Stop Pondering My Mortality..
My recently retired partner who is living the dream with his side gig splitting between Ecuador and the Blue Ridge Mtns and the biggest health nut and athlete I’ve ever met had a STEMI and is on a ballon pump and ECMO and I can’t stop pondering my mortality. Hug your family.
— Steve “JAFERD,MD” Sample🇺🇸 (@Supermansings) November 22, 2023
Did you ever wonder why our marrow is located inside of our *bones*, #MedTwitter? There’s no a priori anatomical reason it should be sited there. Blood cells could form in our spleens & livers, as they do during our fetal lives; or elsewhere, as in some animals. Let’s discuss! /1 pic.twitter.com/PRayihuoj9
— David Steensma, MD (@DavidSteensma) November 29, 2023