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Cranial Nerves

Cranial Nerves

Cranial Nerves, similar to spinal nerves, are bundles of fibers that are sensory or motor and innervate muscles, glands, or other tissues. They can carry impulses from sensory receptors or have both sensory/motor fibers. These nerves are specifically known as “Cranial... read more
Brown Sequard Syndrome

Brown Sequard Syndrome

Brown Sequard Syndrome is a lesion of the spinal cord; a hemi section of the spinal cord which results in a lesion on three main neural tract systems. The three main neural tract systems affected by lesions are the principle upper motor neuron pathway of the... read more
The brachial plexus

The brachial plexus

The brachial plexus supplies the nerves to the upper limb. It is a major nerve network. It starts in the neck and extends to the axilla. Most of the branches of the brachial plexus arise in the axilla after the plexus crosses the first rib. The brachial plexus is... read more
Fractures Of The Radius And Ulna

Fractures Of The Radius And Ulna

The radius and ulna fractures are usually due to a severe injury. A direct injury produces transverse fractures, usually in the middle third of bones. Fractures of the radius or the ulna alone can happen as well. The shafts of these bones are strongly connected firmly... read more
Histology

Histology

In the past couple weeks in the Histology class we have been closely discussing the GI alimentary tract. We have looked at the different sections of the tract and studied the cells that make up the different sections of the tract. We discussed the main parts of the... read more
Fall Pharmacology

Fall Pharmacology

“Well in pharmacology, if the effect is local, it’s of course absolutely awkward to use it in any other way than as a local treatment.” – Arvid Carlsson As the semester is approaching the end, I realize more and more the importance of effective teaching. There are... read more
Microbiology

Microbiology

These past two weeks in microbiology we have been looking at parasites and fungi. There are a wide variety of infections that can be caused by parasites. Things like malaria, schistosomiasis, tapeworms, and hookworm are all well known examples. While these parasites... read more
TA Blog Pathology 2

TA Blog Pathology 2

As the semester continues to roll along, Pathology 2 finished up the topic of pathologies of the Respiratory system. I was surprised to learn of the vast number of lung pathologies that exist. We are all familiar with the terms that we hear everyday like lung cancers,... read more
Blood types

Blood types

In the recent weeks, we have worked on understanding the different blood types such as the O negative, the O positive, A negative, A positive, B negative, B positive, AB negative and AB positive. We studied the blood types and the blood antigens that are on the... read more
Viruses in microbiology class

Viruses in microbiology class

We have most recently moved into the study of . These organisms are absolutely fascinating. In fact using the word “organism” is not technically an appropriate term to identify viruses since they are for all intents and purposes not considered living things. The... read more
Pathology 2

Pathology 2

Pathology 2 began this semester in full throttle. Last semester studying Pathology 1, we spent our time learning cellular functions and activities of cellular pathways. Now we shift to systems and the cellular pathologies associated with them in the context of the... read more
Individual Bacteria

Individual Bacteria

Microbiology has shifted gears in the past two weeks. We are now looking at individual bacteria and the specific properties which enable them to cause pathologies in the human body. It is so nice to finally have a deeper understanding of things that you have spoke... read more
Microbiology

Microbiology

The past couple weeks in microbiology have been very interesting. We have been discussing what makes microbes so adaptable and prolific inside the human host. The first ¼ of our textbook is all about the evolutional symbiotic properties that these microorganisms have... read more
MD1 Histology

MD1 Histology

In the past few weeks we have been studying the four main tissues such as the muscles, nerves, connective tissue and the epithelial tissues. We studied the microscopic version of each tissue and the appearances of them under the light microscopes. We studied the... read more
Medication Administration- Intravenous

Medication Administration- Intravenous

With the memorizing and keeping up with the drugs in pharmacology course. It is important to understand the different routes of administration. There are many and their effectiveness differs. The first one that is quite easy for patients as well as healthcare workers... read more
Great vessels – Gross Anatomy  Lab

Great vessels – Gross Anatomy Lab

As you all know, we had gross anatomy lab Friday where we had the opportunity to learn about the human body and the different vessels that help circulate blood and oxygen to our vital organs. As we near the fifth week of class, we are going to start really digging in... read more
The Importance of Knowing the Basics

The Importance of Knowing the Basics

“All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.” Mahatma Gandhi In Dr. Cruz’s Pharmacology class, we covered a very interesting case last... read more
Histology class

Histology class

In the MD1 Histology class, we have been studying the cells that make up part of the tissues of the peripheral system. The class has been introduced to the light microscopes that has lighting capabilities that range from 4X to 100X oil immersion. We have been using... read more
What Is Tetralogy Of Fallot?

What Is Tetralogy Of Fallot?

Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart defect. This is a problem with the heart’s structure that’s present at birth. Congenital heart defects change the normal flow of blood through the heart. Tetralogy of Fallot involves four heart defects: A large... read more
Jesica Flores – Biography

Jesica Flores – Biography

My name is Jesica Flores, I am 22 years old and I am currently an MD3 med student. Ever since I was 5 years old I said I wanted to be a doctor. As years passed by I always enjoyed my science classes, and when I was on my 3rd year of high school, it wasn’t hard to... read more
Stacy Galgocy – Biography

Stacy Galgocy – Biography

I am Stacy Galgocy, a fourth semester medical student attending Washington University of Health and Science (WUHS) and serving as the Vice President (VP) of the Student Government Association (SGA). I received a Bachelor’s in Science and Nursing from Felician College,... read more
Maurie Gomez – Biography

Maurie Gomez – Biography

My name is Maurie Gomez and I am a medical student at Washington University of Health and Science. My date of birth is January 16th, 1997 and I was raised in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. I attended New Horizon S.D.A School and graduated on 2009. I enrolled in San... read more
Lisa Walters – Biography

Lisa Walters – Biography

Lisa is the PreMed Rep. She is a Creative Director and a Professional Neural Training and Neural Organization Technique Kinesiologist who is following her dream to achieve a Medical Degree. read more
Embryology

Embryology

Embryology is the study of gametes and the fertilization of embryos and fetuses. It is a fascinating subject to discuss because it relates to all of us. There is so much that can go wrong even before we are born. It is also the study of congenital disorders before... read more
Teacher’s Assistant Bio – Khurram Tanveer

Teacher’s Assistant Bio – Khurram Tanveer

My name is Khurram Tanveer and I am from Brooklyn, New York. I was born in Pakistan but moved to New York at the age of two. I attended all my schooling in New York as well as for undergraduate studies. I studied liberal arts in college. I have two brothers and one... read more
Introduction to the Thoracic Cavity

Introduction to the Thoracic Cavity

We had our introduction to the thoracic cavity lab this week. We began our gross anatomy lab learning bony landmarks, surface anatomy, and then moved to previously made dissections to see deeper organs and tissue structures.

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Microbiology

Microbiology

Microbiology is the branch of science that deals with microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. Some types of these organisms are continuously present in our bodies and do not cause any harm.

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Pharmacology

Pharmacology

Many doctors will attest today that a certain drug has a list of side effects. However, he or she will tell you, it doesn’t mean that you will definitely experience those side effects as a patient taking that drug.

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