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CUTANEOUS LUPUS – a #tweetorial/#medthread!!

We all learn about Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in medical school, but did you know there are multiple forms #lupus can take in the #skin?

#Meded #FOAMed #dermtwitter #medtwitter #rheumtwitter #dermatologia pc: @dermnetnz
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It wasn’t until #dermatology residency I learned about all the subtypes of cutaneous lupus (CLE)! I thought it was all just one disease: SLE. But in reality there are many forms of CLE, each with its own implications on systemic involvement and effect on the patient.
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Let’s start with the 3 subtypes:
Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (ACLE, SCLE, CCLE). CCLE is aka Discoid.
Each subtype "overlaps" with SLE in a different way.

Eg: ACLE overlaps completely with SLE, so they all have SLE! 👇
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.111…
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There are many guides on how to write a personal statement. I thought I’d share my own thoughts for all those #premed & #medstudenttwitter folks. This is just my opinion, but it’s served me well.

So here goes: a #tweetorial on the PERSONAL STATEMENT!

#meded #medtwitter
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Unlike another recent #medthread on the PS, I don’t think we should be using it to scare our applicants or to expect that they entertain us. Applying for the next level be it med school, residency, or whatever is stressful enough! Let’s support our applicants through it!
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First of all, I think the PS when poorly written can definitely lose you an interview. When written in a super compelling way, it may tip you toward getting an interview, but in the vast majority of cases, it doesn’t move the needle much. So first rule: don’t get weird.
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I’m a fellowship director who just finished reviewing over 400 applications for 8 fellowship spots.

The following is a #thread on writing a personal statements.
(Spoiler alert: I find 99% of them to be TERRIBLE.)

#meded
#medtwitter
#medstudenttwitter
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The following are MY preferences and proclivities. Some will ring true for other PDs, some may not. And Turi McNamee wrote very eloquently about this in @AnnalsofIM in 2012. pdfs.semanticscholar.org/94f4/4d6b3da42…
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I’m going to tag @davidschulman , @jennifer_jwm , @KristinBurkart3 , @DrMCMiles, @GenevaTatemMD, who are PD colleagues in #pccm, and @sanjayvdesai , @TKapetanos , @MitchGoldmanMD, @abbyCCim, @jenchoi_iu and any others who are PDs. I’d love to hear from them on this topic.
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Here's another doozy. I want to dissect this tweet a little bit. If you are interested in the health disparities facing the transgender community, you should read this. 1/ #MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter #Transgender #TransHealth #TransgenderHealth #LGBTQ #LGBTQHealth
Endocrinologist, @will_malone, has a history of cherry-picking data to support his idea of rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD); a contentious idea based on one questionable publication with poor methodology: journals.plos.org/plosone/articl… 2/
This article has been cited by many as a means to discredit the trans community and speak against the current standard of care set forth by @wpath and many other professional medical societies - claiming it is child abuse 3/
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In 2001, I #failed 4 core science classes in #medicalschool. I didn’t go to class, I stayed up late at night reading the topics in every book I could possibly find. I barely passed my other courses. I couldn’t believe NEone passed..
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I had to go before the review and promotions committee and beg for a chance to try again. I don’t for the life of me see why they gave me the chance...

I can say, I tried hard, I just wasn’t smart about it.

In the summer before restarting m1, I came up with a plan..
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I approached each of the top 10% in the class I was now leaving. I asked them how they did it, down to the details on brands of pens, where they sat in class, what they ate, and when they went to bed.

Guess what...they were pretty uniform in their methods.
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#MedStudentTwitter #IMResidency

It’s Personal Statement Season!

I help review med student statements and have a few thoughts to share to hopefully help students/faculty along the way.

Its a thread.

👉awesome PDs can chime in @carolinemilneMD @abbyCCim @CincyIM @AmyOxentenkoMD
1⃣Big Picture
The personal statement is an opportunity to weave together
* highlights from CV
* experiences
* personal attributes
Into a cohesive story that explains
- Why you are going into IM
- What you can bring to a program
#IM_PSTips
2⃣ To start, find your PS from your Med School Application

- Think about how you have grown since then...
- What experiences in med school helped you grow into the prepared student you are now ready for residency?

☑️ Write all of this down
#Reflect #growthmindset #IM_PSTips
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Alright, I have some thoughts on this op-ed, esp how tradition + legacy are often used as a distraction tactic from diversity/inclusion.

Buckle up for A THREAD.

#MedTwitter #SoMeDocs #DoubleDocs #DiverseDoubleDocs #MedStudentTwitter #WomenInMedicine #DiversityInMedicine
As always I start my thread by recognizing my own position in this conversation: I am a (proud) Latina woman training to be a physician-scientist. I hold a lot of privilege having attended an Ivy League institution for undergrad and currently training as a #DoubleDocs at another.
My own alma mater #PrincetonU has been recently grappling with its own (problematic) history by taking active steps to diversify iconography + naming around campus. I am proud to say that this is in part due to a meeting I co-hosted as co-president of PLA in combo with other orgs
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Experiences to seek during medical training: #MedStudentTwitter

Be present during a patient’s death. Watch how a patient dies. Don’t simply order “comfort cares” and sit at your computer. Be there. Hold the patient’s hand or that of a loved one. Some day it will be your own. 1/
Spend a day with an ICU nurse. Learn what patient care means. 2/
Chat with an elderly patient about their childhood, early adult life. People have amazing stories, and these stories may very well shape how you optimally care for the patient and their family. It may also shape you care for other patients and your own family. 3/
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Just got a #Step1 question wrong and I want to talk about it. The question asked about a pediatric patient who came in with RBC casts, facial puffiness, after having had a scabby-pustular rash a month prior...
I knew that this was likely post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (facial puffiness = Na and H2O retention, casts = damage from immune deposition). I knew the rash was probably impetigo, which is mostly caused by staph aureus, but can occasionally be caused by strep...
I knew all of that and figured the most likely culprit was group A strep (s. pyogenes), which was correct. But that wasn't the question... The question was what characteristic the culprit bug would exhibit:...
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#Dermatology #tweetorial time! Let's spend some time on the autoimmune blistering diseases. There are many, so this will be a broad overview of the approach to a the bullous disease patient.
#dermtwitter #FOAMed #medtwitter #medstudenttwitter #MedEd @healourskin pc:@dermnetnz
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The first ? we usually ask: "What is the level of the split?" That helps to distinguish between the #pemphigus group of diseases where the desmosome is involved in the epidermis, and the #pemphigoid group where the hemi-desmosome is involved at the basement membrane zone.
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This correlates with the exam! Higher up in the epidermis means a thinner walled blister that's more fragile. So these are usually flaccid bullae. Deeper down means tense bullae. Photo 1 is pemphigus - see how droopy the bulla is? Vs photo 2 of pemphigoid, which stands up.
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Mnemotecnias Médicas👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️🌏🌍🌎

Abro 🧵iniciamos👨‍💻y abierto los comentarios

#FOAMed #FOAMped #medtwitter #Urgenciologa #Urgencias #MedStudentTwitter #Pediatrics #Pediatria #FOAMex #UCIP #UTIP #PedsICU #ENARM2019 #MIR2019 #FACMED
Son tres los objetivos, donde el principal, es compartir y fomentar el conocimiento útil en la práctica médica
Saber que puede usarse tanto nemotecnia como mnemotecnia según @RAEInforma
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