Thinking like a medical student – An intro

I’m going to start a series all about looking at case reports from a medical perspective. The focus will be on explaining what a medical student (and by extension doctors) thinks about when looking at a case or discussing with a patient. In this first post (and continued in next weeks’ post) we will be working through the case of Till Death Do Us Part from the Journal of Clinical Case Reports.

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What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is, fundamentally, when your blood pressure is too high. This can cause many problems, particularly long-term. If severe enough or uncontrolled it can actually be a cause of sudden death! But, what is hypertension?

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Remember Everything: A primer

Have you ever tried to learn something new? When was the last time you failed at something you attempted to learn? Finally, what do you think your chances would be that you could study medicine and be successful? It is possible to remember far more than you think. I should know.

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