Tag: humor

Raelynn Vigue Raelynn Vigue (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Raelynn is a fourth year medical student at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, Florida, Class of 2023. In 2019, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences with a minor in Spanish. She enjoys reading, playing soccer, running, and playing guitar in her free time. After graduating medical school, Raelynn would like to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine.

From Flexner to Future: My Plan to Reform Medical Education

A few weeks ago, I was unhinging my jaw to swallow the proverbial firehose of information that is musculoskeletal medicine. At some stage between prying my mouth open and forcibly dislocating my temporomandibular joint (really the highest-yield medical procedure for medical students in the information age … I highly recommend it if you want to have at least a fighting chance at Step 1), the following scenario blossomed into my mind: A medical student from 1910 time travels to the present day to document out how medical training has changed, and he quickly takes note of a few other things.

A Trip to (and at) the Dentist’s: Funny Reality Clashes and their Not-So-Funny Implications for Patient Care

This is one of the more disturbing sequences in a show that is invariably unafraid to tackle uncomfortable topics head-on, such as terrorism and sexual misconduct. The fact that this also happens to be my favorite sequence in television might warrant a discussion with my therapist. But that’s neither here nor there. Notwithstanding the resounding innuendo of the unpeeled banana, Louis CK left nothing for the viewers’ imagination as he dreams of a scenario in which Al Qaeda finally understands the merits of liberal society.

A Portrait of the Patient as an Old Man

I looked up from my computer to motion the next patient in line and saw before me an elderly gentleman who resembled many of the other patients attending our health fair in Key West. Casually dressed: a white V-neck T-shirt and track pants. Hair: gray and wispy. Skin: tan and leathery from the sun. He was over six feet tall, with an athletic build for a man his age. It was approaching lunch hour and the line for my Med IT station was dwindling.

Nikita Rane Nikita Rane (10 Posts)

Columnist and in-Training Staff Member

Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

A philomath expressing enthusiasm for anatomy and puns, Nikita is a Class of 2018 medical student at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She balances science and art, as artist of the medical web comic Rather Humerus. She is passionate about poetry, reading, writing, gastronomy, animals, LGBT rights, women equality and having a strong WiFi connection to the Internet. She currently lives in Dublin, Ireland and has lived in India, Dubai and most recently Singapore.

Rather Humerus

A web comic aiming to shine a creative and Rather Humerus spotlight on med school.