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Regional Anesthesia – Review of Basic Nerve Blocks

Posted by medliorator on March 21, 2010

The New York School of Regional Anesthesia describes the anatomy, technique, and complications of common nerve blocks.  Medical students,  especially those rotating on surgery or anesthesia, will benefit from this exceptional collection of classic nerve block techniques including…

  • Genitofemoral Block
  • Saphenous Nerve Block
  • Wrist Block
  • Thoracic Paravertebral Block
  • Digital Nerve Block
  • Ankle Block

Nerve Blocks [NYSORA]

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Rapid Rash Review

Posted by medliorator on March 14, 2010

Medscape offers an excellent review of common rashes encountered during clinical years.  Highlights include Erysipelas, Intertrigo, Molluscum Contagiosum, hand-foot-mouth disease, Pityriasis Rosea, and VZV rashes.

Common Rashes Not to Miss [Medscape]

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How to Choose the Best Mentor During Medical School

Posted by medliorator on March 2, 2010

For those on the hunt for mentorship, take a look at mudphudder for pointers…

good mentorship is key to kicking off a successful career… finding a supportive mentor is all about asking the right questions of both the prospective mentor as well as the mentor’s trainees.  As you are going through the process, think about these qualities that you may find desirable in a mentor:

  • accessibility: does the mentor have an open door and an approachable attitude?  is the mentor around or often away on trips/conferences?
  • honesty: does the mentor communicate truth–whether good or bad–about the trainee’s work, the world and the trainee’s chances out there
  • savvy: does the mentor have a sense (and communicates it) of the pragmatic aspects of career development?
  • loyal: does the mentor value the trainee’s contributions and support as well as defend the trainee from outsiders trying to take advantage of the trainee?

finding a good mentor: asking the right questions [mudphudder]

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