When We Listen

When We Listen
It was a Wednesday morning. The air was crisp. The sun decided to grace us with its brilliance. I made my way to the emergency room where I was working for a two-week period on the cardiology consult service. There was much to learn and I relished every opportunity to hear a murmur, to help diagnose an NSTEMI, and to rush the patient to the cath lab for what I understood was a life-saving procedure. The learning experience was thrilling. My neurons were firing, happily.

Medical Apps on My Phone

Medical Apps on My Phone
 Whether you’re in the hospital, on the wards, or in clinic, your smart phone is your best friend. Use it wisely! Here’s a quick overview of some of the useful medical apps I have come across so far. All of the mentioned files and applications are free unless otherwise mentioned. If you’ve just started your ...

How to deal with “DIFFICULT” Patients!

How to deal with “DIFFICULT” Patients!
 In my experience so far, patients are often labelled as “difficult” in two separate but similar contexts. Patient is refusing further treatment/investigations or not following physician’s recommendations. Patient is very emotionally charged and it is extremely difficult to reason with them. So I thought I would make a video describing examples of each of these ...

How to Wear Your STETHOSCOPE with HIJAB!

How to Wear Your STETHOSCOPE with HIJAB!
 As a first year medical student I struggled with trying to get my stethoscope on without compromising my hijab. Looking back, I had to experiment with the weirdest tricks until I was able to finally come up with a fairly good method of wearing the hijab comfortably with easy access to my stethoscope! I know ...

How to Survive the Operating Room as a Hijabi!

How to Survive the Operating Room as a Hijabi!
I used the different disposable head covers that they had at the hospital to make my own disposable hijab cover for the operating room. The good news is that it only takes about a minute to get ready. The great news is nobody can say anything because you\'re literally all covered, and at less risk of contaminating the sterile field than any of them.

How to “Cure A Life”

How to “Cure A Life”
Behind every condition, there lies a context. It\'s up to you and I to take the time to understand it and to add it to the rest of the puzzle pieces we\'ve collected to create a clear, complete picture of the patient presenting themselves to you.

I dream…

I dream…
 I dream… of a world to which I would be proud to belong. A world where all human beings are one, united, to redefine humanity. A world where we do not distinguish, discriminate or classify people according to their religion, ethnicity, nationality, or political beliefs. A world where brotherhood and sisterhood is a common concept rejoiced ...