* Identify normal structures and any abnormalities in:
(note *symmetric* abnormalities such as ventriculomegaly or diffuse cerebral edema may not be obvious w/o experience)
Feb 22 • 21 tweets • 6 min read
Paul Farmer changed my life before I ever met him. I'm a cliche: I read Mountains Beyond Mountains as a student, my worldview changed, and I decided I wanted to follow in his footsteps and pursue global health equity when I grew up.
But an atypical version of the cliche...
I was a med school dropout/grad student in music when I read MbM! Here's the story, a portrait of Paul at the bedside, an attempt to capture two of the most meaningful moments in my life, a small homage to Paul from one of the countless lives he touched and shaped.💔 2/
Feb 13 • 19 tweets • 11 min read
Yes, @Tracey1milligan! How do I #LoveNeurology let me count the ways! 🧠❤️
Below is from a presentation where we each gave a pitch to students why our specialty was the best. All due respect to admired colleagues in other specialties, roasting/humor was encouraged😀
Excited to attend health equity symposium #AANAM@AANMember supported by Cheryl Jay Endowment. Dr. Jay made incredible contributions to our neurology training program in Haiti and I'll never forget how she took all the applicants out to lunch when I interviewed @neurores_ucsf
"Zipcode is a greater predictor of health outcome than genetic code" Dr. Joseph Betancourt @MGHMedicine , Health Equity Symposium @AANMember#AANAM
The world has lost an extraordinary physician, educator, leader, advocate, & truly Enlightened Being. Dr Carola Eisenberg–the first woman Dean of @harvardmed and of @MIT, @NobelPrize for her work with @P4HR–has left us at 103 🧵
I had the incredible good fortune to meet Carola about 15 years ago. She was auditing a music class that I was a TA for. She said she'd heard I had dropped out of med school to be a musician and as a retired psychiatrist she would like to get to know me.
But #MedStudentTwitter asked and I will deliver....To f/u on CPSolvers recent case of ataxia
Here are the basics of CEREBELLUM and ATAXIA!
But first, a moment of silence for #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor
and other lives lost to racism, structural violence, police brutality