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Dr Wendy Evans-Uhegbu

Electives

Electives Abroad: Why you should do them

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For medics and student medics alike, taking part in electives abroad is gradually becoming a necessity, rather than just an option. Personally, I’ve done clinical electives in a number of countries but the most rewarding (by far!) have been the ones I did in the underdeveloped and developing countries. There’s something about (more…)

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Mnemonics

The 22q11 Microdeletion Syndromes

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This one has been known to show up in many different forms in the USMLE Step 1 exams, so it’s no wonder it’s a favorite amongst test takers.

For starters, the 22q11 Microdeletion Syndromes are genetic disorders caused by a microdeletion at the 22q11 chromosome i.e a small part on the 22nd chromosome gets deleted. It mainly encompasses 2 syndromes- DiGeorge syndrome and Velocardiofacial syndrome. (more…)

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Health A-Z

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis: Quick facts

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most debilitating illnesses known to medicine. It affects approximately 2.3 million people worldwide, and in the US alone, it is estimated that 200 new cases of MS are diagnosed each week. On the bright side, with the range of medications currently available for MS, a lot more people are living normal and close-to-normal lives. (more…)

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Salary profiles

The Highest-Earning Specialties in the USA

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Let’s talk about money! Having spoken to medics from diverse backgrounds, one thing I’ve noticed that a lot of them have in common is that they find having conversations about money uncomfortable, and usually will find very creative ways to avoid topics that relate to their wages. This is understandable as it’s probably more socially acceptable for medics to portray the image of compassion which is valued over income capabilities. But realistically, as much as a majority of Medics choose their careers based on the desire to help others, money is (more…)

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Student hub

Top Secret Habits of Highly Effective Medics

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One thing most successful people have in common (medics and non-medics) is that they are creatures of habits, good ol’ productive habits. They have structured daily routines especially for the mornings; they don’t just wing it. They respect time, wake up early, take planning very very seriously, work smart, learn continuously and take care of their bodies inside and out.

Here are a few of the habits I’ve found high functioning medics have in common: (more…)

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Health A-Z

The Warning Signs of Suicide

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The person who completes suicide dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand…why?” ~ Clark

This is honestly a bit of a sad topic for me to write about but information is power so… Let’s begin with some of the statistics.

Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death (more…)

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Residency trainingUSA

Top 10 IMG Friendly States in the US

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Are you considering doing your residency training in the US? If yes, then this one is for you.

It’s important to be aware that what states you apply to as an IMG (International Medical Graduate) matters. Considering the entire US residency application process is (more…)

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Book recommendations

First Aid for the USMLE Step 1

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This is an 800+ pages long book full of the “high yield” information you’ll need to “pass” the USMLE Step 1 exam. It’s popularly referred to as the gold standard resource for the exam (more…)

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Mnemonics

The 4D’s of Pellagra

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Let’s begin with some background info about Pellagra and Niacin…

The word “pellagra” they say is of Italian origin and means “rough skin” which most likely is referring to the dermatitis that is one of the characteristic symptoms of the disease. It is a disease of (more…)

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Beauty & Skincare

The Building Blocks of a Skincare Routine

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To kick off our skincare section we’ll be exploring the basics, you know, the simple stuff like building a skin care routine from scratch. Think of it as skincare Lego or a skincare Jigsaw puzzle, or even better, a skincare buffet (more…)

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