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Tag Archives: Medical Student-Videos

The Friday Post #45: Hapless Medical Student, StoryBird and Moonbows

This is the Friday Post #45 for Jan 22 2010.

First, thanks to Educational Origami (a favorite blog/wikis for educational and instructional ideas) for the link to StoryBird where you can sign up to create your own story, or collaborate with others to create a shared story.  The artwork is fabulous!


Very cool


Next: A Day in the Life of a 3rd Year Medical Student who essentially can’t do much of anything right.

Source Credit:  Youtube.com – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009


Finally:  Take a moment and watch this amazing Time-Elapsed Moonbow

Source Credit:  Youtube.com – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009

That’s the Friday Post #45, folks.  Enjoy your weekend!


The Friday Post #42: Fact Generator, Opt Out Village and She’s a Gunner

Here’s The Friday Post #44 for Nov 20 2009.

Found on Mental Floss.com, take a look at The Amazing Fact Generator:

Image Credit: http://www.mentalfloss.com/amazingfactgenerator/ – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009


Have you heard about Google’s Opt-Out Privacy Feature?

Image Credit: Courtesy of The Onion at http://bit.ly/39R9Nn – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009

Watch this video by staff from The Onion as they explain what will happen to those few humans who choose to live in the Google Opt-Out Village. It’s not a pretty place.


The Med School Gunner Song

They’re awesome!

Medical students from the University of Arizona (Class of 2012) made this funny video as part of the orientation for the incoming Class of 2013.  Wow – the library stacks have a starring role, too.  Bravo, ladies!


That’s the Friday Post #42, folks.  Good luck on the upcoming exam!

The Friday Post #25: Build-A-Squid, Outside Hospital and Exercise Fail

Here’s the Friday Post #25 for Jan 23 2009.

I’m always happy to write about Cephalopods which are some of the most interesting animals in the world (see several previous posts about them).  Recently I found a great interactive/ educational game for children called Build A Squid! The game is at: http://squid.tepapa.govt.nz/build-a-squid/interactive, courtesy of the Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand.

Note: Remember what you name your squid, as you can re-visit the site and see what he/she has been up to since the last time you checked in.  Here’s mine, named Rudy:.


Image Source/Credit: http://squid.tepapa.govt.nz/build-a-squid/interactive – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009



Definitely you do not want to be treated by these medical students describing services at Outside Hospital:



Thanks to the FailBlog.com for this post, named Jumping Jacks Fail.  It’s just goofy:

That’s the Friday Post – Have a Good Weekend!

The Friday Post #15: A Different Periodic Table, Happiest People, an Environmentally-Green Blog and Gunner Advisory

Information for new Med/Dent students: on occasional Fridays, I post a varied list of sites which, while of humorous or dubious value, don’t formally fit into “teaching and learning in medicine” and that is called The Friday Post.  And here’s the Friday Post for Aug 29 2008.

Have a great long weekend, folks!

  • Writer Hana R. Alberts researched the World’s Happiest Places for Forbes Magazine (Apr 23 2008 ), and found that those living in Scandinavian countries topped the list of most-happy people… and the United States didn’t make the Top 10 list.  A supplemental photo diary is also here: World’s Happiest Places (Forbes – Apr 23 2008 ).
  • In a paragraph explaining the purpose of The Global Tree blog, the author writes: “ As part of an interactive design project, each day for the next year a new leaf will be added to The Global Tree. Each new leaf will be a different shade of green. The colors will be sampled from selected photos that represent a unique part of the world…. As this project unfolds, I hope to promote environmental sustainability “.  A superb photographer, she is a world traveler.  Her work is a very calming site to visit.


  • And finally… Nobody in medical school likes a Gunner – and you don’t want to end up like this guy!

Video credit: YouTube.com – All rights reserved – Copyright 2006-2008

The Friday Post #12: Museums & Medical Detectives, More on Cephalopods and a Medical Student Video

Forensic investigations of centuries-old skeletons in London, dissection of a rare deep-sea giant squid in Australia, one news-making employee in California and a medical student video make up this Friday Post #12 for Jul 18 2008.


Over the last 30 years, [staff from] the Museum of London has excavated, examined and archived 17,000 human skeletons. Now, 26 of them are to go on display at the Wellcome Trust in London. They each have a story to tell about life in the capital hundreds of years ago “.

This week, BBC Science/Nature Page featured an lengthy article this week entitled, Tales from the Grave, describing an archaeology project undertaken by the Museum of London. Within the news article are three brief videos narrated by several of the scientists involved in the project. It’s fascinating medical detective work.


Forensic medicine on a very different scale (and continent): one of the largest rare deep-sea cephalopods ever seen was accidentally caught and killed in a net from a commercial fishing boat in Australia recently. The giant squid was dissected by scientists in front of a live audience in Melbourne this week. Read about that story here from the Melbourne Herald-Sun. Here is a press release about it, and a link to Museum Victoria (July 17 2008 )

You can view the entire filmed dissection (90 minutes in length) accompanied by narrative from several of the scientists involved, including squid expert Dr. Mark Norman, at this link: streaming video (Jul 17 2008 ).


Officials at the City of San Francisco had a bad week.

Prosecutors say City employee Terry Childs, who works in the Department of Technology, tampered with the city’s new FiberWAN (Wide Area Network), where records such as officials’ e-mails, city payroll files, confidential law enforcement documents and jail inmates’ bookings are stored. Childs created a password that granted him exclusive access to the system, authorities said. He initially gave pass codes to police, but they didn’t work. When pressed, Childs refused to divulge the real code even when threatened with arrest, they said. He was taken into custody Sunday.”

Excerpt from an article dated July 15 2008, on http://sfgate.com


Finally… one Unnecessarily Angry Surgeon