Usama Syed, MD Profile picture
Medical doctor. Blockchain/ web3 enthusiast. Founder @apedocs - the first NFT project for healthcare workers.
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Jan 30 β€’ 15 tweets β€’ 4 min read
πŸ’° NFT projects are just money hungry founders, hiding behind claims of pious 'community-building', making false promises of future 'perks' their tokens will enable with no clear plan/ ability to achieve them. Now... announcing @ApeDocs, my NFT project...(no, seriously...) 1/ 🧡 😳The irony of ^ is not lost on me. Jokes aside though, I do think worthwhile NFT projects exist, they're just TINY in number. Those are ones I hope to emulate, BUT, I think it's VITALLY important that, first and foremost, those new to NFTs understand the scammers' playbook. 2/
Jan 22 β€’ 15 tweets β€’ 4 min read
πŸ’‰ As a dermatologist, I think 95% of the truly scientific skincare tips that you should know can fit into one Tweet thread. All Instagram/YouTube/TikTok skincare education videos just repackage a few core principles with different dances/ brand names. Let me prove it... 🧡 1/ πŸ”€ Rule 1: Moisturize. At its core, the skin is a barrier that keeps the outside world out, and the inside world of your body in. If that barrier gets dry/cracked, local cells are unhappy and get inflamed = itchy/red. So, moisturize to keep barrier in tact. Pick products... 2/
Jan 20 β€’ 16 tweets β€’ 4 min read
πŸ’£ This one is going to be a mine-field... Here's why I decided to pursue a medical career in the US πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ rather than the UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§. NOTE: this is not me saying what OTHER people should do, simply giving my own thinking. You are free to disagree, there's no 'right answer'. 🧡 1/ 🀩 New Experience: I'd spent the majority of my life in the UK, dad was a doctor, I went to a 'good school', got into a 'good uni', and became a doctor. Felt like if I stayed in UK, best case scenario, my life would just be on repeat, now through dad's eyes. Felt too safe. 2/
Jan 18 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 3 min read
I went to one of the top 10 medical schools in the world (Imperial College London), got a 'distinction' in every exam, in every year, and scored in the top 1% on the #USMLE Step 1 when moving to the USA. Here's my 5 tips for how to study more effectively for exams... 🧡 1/ πŸ™…πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ 1) NEVER compare your study style with ANY other student. The #1 cause of anxiety and confusion amongst students is looking at those around them and being convinced that they're doing something wrong, or 'falling behind'. Every single year, there would be some students... 2/
Jan 16 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 3 min read
πŸ’ž I've been married now for over 5 years, so I thought this might be a good time to share 5 tips that I think would be useful for those early on in a relationship, or those just planning ahead! (PS: my wife thankfully doesn't have Twitter, so I can dish the dirt...) 🧡 1/ πŸ™πŸΌ 1) It is ALWAYS a team effort. It may seem like there's some tasks that only one of you is doing e.g. taxes, bills, making social plans, decorating etc. But the only reason you can spend your time doing that task, is BECAUSE your partner is taking care of other stuff! 2/