Teacher’s Assistants Research & Blogs

Lunch time at WUHS

Here at WUHS we have been given a schedule that allows us to have time enough for lunch, and almost everyone is together at this time. After attending first, second and third lectures which Are: Embryology, Anatomy and Biochemistry respectively, for an MD2 on a... read more
Nutrition

Nutrition

Today I am going to talk about my experience as an MD 1 thus far in the city of Belize. I have come a long way from home in the states to attend med school in the beautiful city of Belize. My first impression of the city was modest but as time has gone by I am truly... read more
Salmonella

Salmonella

Salmonella is just one of the genera of bacteria that we have covered so far in microbiology. Dr Krishnan demonstrated how it is related to the ingestion of food and water which has been contaminated by human and animal waste. It is frequently associated with poultry,... read more
Biochemistry – TA

Biochemistry – TA

Dr Musumbe is a great teacher. His class is always fun. During these two weeks we covered chapters 11 to 17 from the book. In the beginning of the lecture he gives a brief introduction about the topic and then explains the power point presentation. During the class he... read more
EMBRYOLOGY EXCERPTS – MIDTERMS & BLOOD PRESSURE

EMBRYOLOGY EXCERPTS – MIDTERMS & BLOOD PRESSURE

So this has been one of the longest week since the beginning of the semester considering we had quizzes and midterms. We were bombarded with quizzes and midterms in almost every class this week and it really took a toll on the students. Some of the results were good... read more
Physiology Class Update – Kidney Stone Disease & Treatment

Physiology Class Update – Kidney Stone Disease & Treatment

We just recently finished discussing renal physiology in class. The functions and importance of the kidney was discussed. Clinical discussions of kidney diseases were also discussed, one of them being kidney stone disease or nephrolithiasis. Kidney stones are a hard... read more
Embryology is Exciting!!!!

Embryology is Exciting!!!!

The first two weeks of class touched on the development of the fetus, from conception to delivery. This included the Developmental period, Abortion and Live Birth.   A good amount of time was spent on NONDISJUNCTION (Abnormalities in chromosome where pairs of... read more
Medical Terminology Course Recap – Say What?

Medical Terminology Course Recap – Say What?

How do you pronounce Borborygmi? It is the rumbling in your stomach made by the gas in your intestines. If you are like me, the letters “y-g-m-i” at the end made it look daunting. However, if you sound it out, it is pronounced bawr-buh-rig-muh-s. How about Pruritus... read more
Fascinating & Enlightening  Biochemisitry

Fascinating & Enlightening Biochemisitry

As a first year MD1 student at WUHS, I found my first two weeks in Biochemistry with Dr. Mesumbe to be a fascinating and enlightening experience. As such, the fed/fasting states of the body were very interesting to me personally. And specifically the fasting state,... read more
Pathology Update – Necrosis

Pathology Update – Necrosis

As we enter our fourth week of Pathology 1 class with Dr. Zungia, I’ve starting to realize that everything I have learned in MD1-MD3 is starting to click. Last week in Pathology we learned about cellular injury and cellular death. As a group we learned about the... read more
Medical Terminalogy Course Recap

Medical Terminalogy Course Recap

We learned about the Neurologic system, its structure and functions, cells of the nervous system, major brain structures, pathways in the brain, cranial nerves and the spinal cord. It was interesting to learn how this complex system allows us to perceive, comprehend,... read more
Physiology Class Update – Celiac Disease

Physiology Class Update – Celiac Disease

In physiology class we recently discussed the gastrointestinal physiology as well as some pathology associated with it. One of the diseases that was discussed is Celiac Sprue which is also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy. This is an autoimmune disorder of the... read more
Medical Terminology Course Recap

Medical Terminology Course Recap

We covered 3 important systems namely: urinary system, reproductive system and maternal health. To assess our knowledge and understanding of the topics, an exam was administered at the end of the chapters. Urinary system: We went over terminologies related to the... read more
Notes From Neuro-Anatomy – Ear & Tongue

Notes From Neuro-Anatomy – Ear & Tongue

The past couple of weeks in the Neuro class have been tremendously interesting. We have been getting a great understanding of the ear and the anatomy. We have learned about the functions and importance of each part of the outer ear, middle ear and the inner ear. We... read more
Kidney Stone

Kidney Stone

We just recently finished discussing renal physiology in class. The functions and importance of the kidney was discussed. Clinical discussions of kidney diseases were also discussed, one of them being kidney stone disease or nephrolithiasis. Kidney stones are a hard... read more
Neuro- anatomy

Neuro- anatomy

In the last few weeks, the Neuro anatomy class has been working on the cranial nerves, there locations and their important functions. The class found this to be very interesting since we were able to get a better understanding of these important nerves and learn more... read more
Women In Surgery Career Symposium

Women In Surgery Career Symposium

I had the pleasure of attending the 7th annual Women in Surgery Career WIS Symposium in Orlando, Florida 2 weeks ago with another Washington University of Health and Science student Sujatha Chetty. There were over 400+ attendees that ranged from surgeons to residents,... read more

Jesica Flores – Article

We started classes on the 11th of January; it was a great way to start classes So much energy and a lot to grasp, its a very interesting class. To get to learn all the types of behavior you will see at a hospital. We started off by learning about babies, oh how I love... read more
Neuro-anatomy

Neuro-anatomy

In the recent weeks we have been getting a very good understand of the brain based on the important neurotransmitters that are needed that allows people to navigate and do the necessary motor functions to get things done in their personal lives. The class was taught... read more
Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology

In the beginning of February we were happy to have Dr Malik teach the class.  He started by teaching us how to recognize word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in the medical language today. We learnt how to combine words to create meaningful medical conditions as... read more
Caroline Musa – Bio

Caroline Musa – Bio

My name is Caroline Musa. I am an MD 1 student as well as the MD1 2016 Student Government Association (SGA) Representative at Washington University of Health and Science University (WUHS).  I have a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University,... read more
Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology

The first few weeks were focused on the basic overview of the course and understanding its importance in our medical career. It was evident that it was a critical part of the language used by healthcare providers. Although it is a non clinical class, it was clear that... read more
Neuroanatomy

Neuroanatomy

In the first few weeks of Neurology the class has been eagerly studying and investing the time to get to understand the brain, its functions and its network in the body. The students was responsible in researching the different lobes of the brain, it’s function and... read more
Melinda Davis’s Bio

Melinda Davis’s Bio

I was born and raised in California.  I went to junior college right out of high school in 1983.  I went to work at the local drug store at that time and entered the management program.  I made it to assistant manager when I decided to change careers.  I became a... read more
Microbiology

Microbiology

We have finally arrived at the end of our semester. For myself this is a time of mixed emotions. I am closing a chapter in my life by leaving the island. Our last final is Thursday so all the students are hard at work studying while we the MD4’s have the added stress... read more

Histology class finals

This week was geared towards focusing on studying for the Histology class finals. We were able to look and review the different topics that we learned during the semester. We also got a chance to work on the removal of the brain from the cadaver body  from the school.... read more
See You Later, Not Goodbye

See You Later, Not Goodbye

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”- Mark Twain Looking forward for the new semester and the new upcoming year, I can honestly say that the aforementioned quote is true. We truly have to... read more
Endocardial Cushion Defects

Endocardial Cushion Defects

The major septa of the heart are formed between the 27th and 37th days of development. One way in which a septum can be formed is by two active and growing mass of tissues approaching each other and fusing. This divides the lumen into two separate canals. The... read more

Fertilization and difficulty conceiving

Fertilization is the joining and union of an egg and sperm, whose result is a zygote. This starts the pre-natal development. The most likely location of fertilization occurs are the ampulla of the uterine tube. Fertilization can be broken down into three phases. Phase... read more

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