YOUR MEDICAL SCHOOL COMPANION
Completeness: Understand Medicine from Patient to DNA
Start with the clinical presentation of the patient who walks in the door. Explain their symptoms through the regional anatomy down to the tissue level, cell ultrastructure, biochemistry, proteins, and DNA with no gaps.
See the Patient - Who Walks in the Door?
Clinical reasoning requires identifying the chief complaint, narrowing down the differential diagnosis, and explaining the natural history. Always start with Age, Gender, Timeframe.
Clinical Medicine is Built on a Foundation of Basic Sciences
The hardest step to make in medical school is to shift from subject-based learning to patient-centered learning. There are no “subjects” …only patients. Focus on physician-relevant knowledge and de-emphasize rote memorization.
There Is No Easy Way To Learn Medicine, But The Process Can Be Made Orderly
Remember That You Are Not Just Studying For An Exam. This Is The Best Preparation For Practicing Medicine.