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  • What a fantastic two days with the one and only Dr. Julian Pribaz! We spent each morning in lecture and in the cadaver lab learning about facial reconstructive techniques. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and expertise with our residents! 😷
  • What a fantastic two days with the one and only Dr. Julian Pribaz! We spent each morning in lecture and in the cadaver lab learning about facial reconstructive techniques. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and expertise with our residents! 😷
  •  5  1  7 minutes ago
  • We all know that the SNMA is an organization run mainly by medical students who wholeheartedly believe in the organization’s mission. We also know that MAPS works within the SNMA, and those chapters are primarily run by pre-medical students.
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However, what you may not know is that there are pre-medical students in the SNMA who function as leaders on a level outside of MAPS! We want to share with you who some of these individuals are, because we truly value the leadership that pre-medical students exhibit in the organization and we definitely encourage premeds across the board to consider leadership on all levels in the organization! 🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏿
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Hanifah Hendricks is a pre-medical member of the SNMA who has spent the year serving as a Co-Director of the National Future Leadership Project Program! Read below to see what she had to share with us about her leadership experience!
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“This year I have the pleasure of serving as the Co-Director for the National Future Leadership Project Program. This position is dear to me as I was a NFLP fellow last year. Through this position, I am able to further educate future minority leaders in medicine about the inner workings of the SNMA and assist these fellows in becoming better leaders in SNMA from the local level through the national level and beyond. I am honored to hold this position as a current pre-medical student and I hope this shows other pre-medical students the impact that they can have in the SNMA prior to medical school.”
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#SNMA #MAPS #WomensHistoryMonth #LeadWithSNMA #SNMAExcellence #PreMed #SNMA55th #Membership #Leadership #MedStudent #Medicine #MedicalSchool #Melanin #MelaninDoc #ReseauDocteur #FutureDoctors #MinorityDoctors #Underrepresented #STEM #Physician #Motivation #Inspiration #Excellence #Minority #MinoritiesInMedicine #Healthcare
  • We all know that the SNMA is an organization run mainly by medical students who wholeheartedly believe in the organization’s mission. We also know that MAPS works within the SNMA, and those chapters are primarily run by pre-medical students.

    However, what you may not know is that there are pre-medical students in the SNMA who function as leaders on a level outside of MAPS! We want to share with you who some of these individuals are, because we truly value the leadership that pre-medical students exhibit in the organization and we definitely encourage premeds across the board to consider leadership on all levels in the organization! 🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏿

    Hanifah Hendricks is a pre-medical member of the SNMA who has spent the year serving as a Co-Director of the National Future Leadership Project Program! Read below to see what she had to share with us about her leadership experience!

    “This year I have the pleasure of serving as the Co-Director for the National Future Leadership Project Program. This position is dear to me as I was a NFLP fellow last year. Through this position, I am able to further educate future minority leaders in medicine about the inner workings of the SNMA and assist these fellows in becoming better leaders in SNMA from the local level through the national level and beyond. I am honored to hold this position as a current pre-medical student and I hope this shows other pre-medical students the impact that they can have in the SNMA prior to medical school.”



    #SNMA #MAPS #WomensHistoryMonth #LeadWithSNMA #SNMAExcellence #PreMed #SNMA55th #Membership #Leadership #MedStudent #Medicine #MedicalSchool #Melanin #MelaninDoc #ReseauDocteur #FutureDoctors #MinorityDoctors #Underrepresented #STEM #Physician #Motivation #Inspiration #Excellence #Minority #MinoritiesInMedicine #Healthcare
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  • Earn money while helping others: it’s easy to apply at assistedfertility.com. Healthy women in their 20s can earn up to $15K!
  • Earn money while helping others: it’s easy to apply at assistedfertility.com. Healthy women in their 20s can earn up to $15K!
  •  8  1  11 minutes ago
  • We just finished our 2nd year general medicine rotation! In this rotation, we get to round the patients with internist attending and learn how to taking history and perform physical exam. We will have another internal medicine rotation in our 4th year.
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Also, thanks the 4th year students for helping us. They will become resident physicians in less 3 months!🙌 Hard work pays off 👏
  • We just finished our 2nd year general medicine rotation! In this rotation, we get to round the patients with internist attending and learn how to taking history and perform physical exam. We will have another internal medicine rotation in our 4th year.
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    Also, thanks the 4th year students for helping us. They will become resident physicians in less 3 months!🙌 Hard work pays off 👏
  •  33  1  11 minutes ago
  • AMAZING!
Just last Friday a woman from Houston, TX, USA gave birth to SIX new human beings — a miracle otherwise known as sextuplets. 
Thelma Chiaka of Houston gave birth to a set of twin girls as well as four other boys, and all within only 9 minutes! 
In comparison, the average time between birth of the first and second baby is generally about 17 minutes.
Although the babies weighed in at approximately 2 pounds each (average newborn weight 5-9lb), they were all in stable condition and being well taken care of in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas. 
It is estimated that the odds of this is around 1 in 5 BILLION 😧 (Photo courtesy of Woman’s Hospital of Texas)
  • AMAZING!
    Just last Friday a woman from Houston, TX, USA gave birth to SIX new human beings — a miracle otherwise known as sextuplets.
    Thelma Chiaka of Houston gave birth to a set of twin girls as well as four other boys, and all within only 9 minutes!
    In comparison, the average time between birth of the first and second baby is generally about 17 minutes.
    Although the babies weighed in at approximately 2 pounds each (average newborn weight 5-9lb), they were all in stable condition and being well taken care of in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas.
    It is estimated that the odds of this is around 1 in 5 BILLION 😧 (Photo courtesy of Woman’s Hospital of Texas)
  •  2  1  11 minutes ago
  • 🖤 The Bible reveals the love God has for us in so many different ways. 
In the Bible you will never find it saying, worry about this situation, stress over it, figure it out yourself, and you are alone. 
The Bible repeatedly reminds us to not worry about anything, but rather give thanks that God will always be by our sides taking care of us.
The act of living through the understanding of God, rather than leaning on my own understanding of situations and circumstances, truly brings more peace. 
I am able to view adversity in an enlightened way, and grow from it, rather than an impossible obstacle. 
It’s very comforting to know the creator of the universe loves us so much, he reminds us constantly to not fear or worry. 
Knowing this truth and meditating on it truly helps me look at my fears and stressors differently. 
Things to overcome, rather than to let them overcome me.
  • 🖤 The Bible reveals the love God has for us in so many different ways.
    In the Bible you will never find it saying, worry about this situation, stress over it, figure it out yourself, and you are alone.
    The Bible repeatedly reminds us to not worry about anything, but rather give thanks that God will always be by our sides taking care of us.
    The act of living through the understanding of God, rather than leaning on my own understanding of situations and circumstances, truly brings more peace.
    I am able to view adversity in an enlightened way, and grow from it, rather than an impossible obstacle.
    It’s very comforting to know the creator of the universe loves us so much, he reminds us constantly to not fear or worry.
    Knowing this truth and meditating on it truly helps me look at my fears and stressors differently.
    Things to overcome, rather than to let them overcome me.
  •  21  1  16 minutes ago
  • I’ve just finished my 2 night shifts this morning, and I don’t really know how to describe them. I had a cute little baby with a diaphragmatic hernia, their stomach and small bowel were filling the space of the left lung, their heart pushed over to the right meaning their right lung squished in whatever space was left. They were pretty stable on my first night shift, but last night, deteriorated a bit and ended up on nitric, the oscillator and inotropes. Made for a busy shift but by this morning, gases were looking pretty darn good! Had a lot of lovely people around helping me get on top of things, and it was a good, complex shift 💖
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Alongside this though, my Christmas patient passed away 🙁 I can remember all my patients I’ve looked after on the Christmas days I’ve worked, and they kinda hold a special place for me. A toddler with over 95% burns is always going to have a tough journey and their little body couldn’t cope for any longer. Tough when they fought for quite a few months + we all become attached. Just hope they are at some peace ✨🌈
  • I’ve just finished my 2 night shifts this morning, and I don’t really know how to describe them. I had a cute little baby with a diaphragmatic hernia, their stomach and small bowel were filling the space of the left lung, their heart pushed over to the right meaning their right lung squished in whatever space was left. They were pretty stable on my first night shift, but last night, deteriorated a bit and ended up on nitric, the oscillator and inotropes. Made for a busy shift but by this morning, gases were looking pretty darn good! Had a lot of lovely people around helping me get on top of things, and it was a good, complex shift 💖

    Alongside this though, my Christmas patient passed away 🙁 I can remember all my patients I’ve looked after on the Christmas days I’ve worked, and they kinda hold a special place for me. A toddler with over 95% burns is always going to have a tough journey and their little body couldn’t cope for any longer. Tough when they fought for quite a few months + we all become attached. Just hope they are at some peace ✨🌈
  •  96  3  21 minutes ago
  • 1 Week Later ...My Match Story (#mymatchstory)
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👣It’s been on week since Match Friday and some of you got the news you were hoping for. I am super stoked for you! Others didn’t have the same sentiments; I watched students SOAP (scramble process) into other specialties, prelim years and research fellowships. I know the challenge, the difficulty, the frustration, the sadness and a sense of feeling lost. This time 12 years ago....I got the dreaded NRMP email “You have not matched.” __
💪🏾I screamed internally; I was angry at myself. I felt like a failure. Most of us pursuing medicine do well in high school, college and medical school as well. I even had a dream/premonition the fall of my application cycle, that I didn’t match. I guess part of me knew. 
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😱So I sat on the couch, watching TV, while joyous laughter of my recently matched roommates pervaded the apartment. Did I need to change specialties ? I mentally toyed with anesthesia as recommended by my deans; there was an opening at Harvard and of course that would my parents’ dream institution. But not my own. My roommate slapped me across the face, “Are you going to let this phase your pursuit of what you truly want in your life ? Are you really willing to give up orthopaedic surgery?” ___
He was right. I wasn’t. I had been through way worse in life. This was honestly a blip on the radar. I had risen like a phoenix before and I would do it again. I critically looked at my application again; I was class president, had several extracurriculars, average to match Step scores, ranked 13 spots after getting 17 interview offers. So what happened ? I didn’t have research...that was the biggest void. So I decided that I would do a research fellowship and then re-apply. ‼️Look below👇🏽 for the rest of the story ‼️
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🔥Share your match story below and tag a friend! 👇🏽👇🏽🔥
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#friday #goals #medstudent #study #motivation #failure #hope #ambition #inspiration #advice #hustle #health #process #repeat #work #never #thoughts #wisdom #learning #success
  • 1 Week Later ...My Match Story ( #mymatchstory)
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    👣It’s been on week since Match Friday and some of you got the news you were hoping for. I am super stoked for you! Others didn’t have the same sentiments; I watched students SOAP (scramble process) into other specialties, prelim years and research fellowships. I know the challenge, the difficulty, the frustration, the sadness and a sense of feeling lost. This time 12 years ago....I got the dreaded NRMP email “You have not matched.” __
    💪🏾I screamed internally; I was angry at myself. I felt like a failure. Most of us pursuing medicine do well in high school, college and medical school as well. I even had a dream/premonition the fall of my application cycle, that I didn’t match. I guess part of me knew.
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    😱So I sat on the couch, watching TV, while joyous laughter of my recently matched roommates pervaded the apartment. Did I need to change specialties ? I mentally toyed with anesthesia as recommended by my deans; there was an opening at Harvard and of course that would my parents’ dream institution. But not my own. My roommate slapped me across the face, “Are you going to let this phase your pursuit of what you truly want in your life ? Are you really willing to give up orthopaedic surgery?” ___
    He was right. I wasn’t. I had been through way worse in life. This was honestly a blip on the radar. I had risen like a phoenix before and I would do it again. I critically looked at my application again; I was class president, had several extracurriculars, average to match Step scores, ranked 13 spots after getting 17 interview offers. So what happened ? I didn’t have research...that was the biggest void. So I decided that I would do a research fellowship and then re-apply. ‼️Look below👇🏽 for the rest of the story ‼️
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    🔥Share your match story below and tag a friend! 👇🏽👇🏽🔥
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    #friday #goals #medstudent #study #motivation #failure #hope #ambition #inspiration #advice #hustle #health #process #repeat #work #never #thoughts #wisdom #learning #success
  •  44  4  22 minutes ago
  • The new @alphaclothing website and LAST CALL sale is now live! Don’t miss this chance to cop my absolute favorite workout gear and use my code ejfit to save 💰! You can find it at www.alphaclothing.co #lastcall #sale
  • The new @alphaclothing website and LAST CALL sale is now live! Don’t miss this chance to cop my absolute favorite workout gear and use my code ejfit to save 💰! You can find it at www.alphaclothing.co #lastcall #sale
  •  53  2  22 minutes ago
  • SSF Fellow spotlight:

Juan Altafulla, M.D. @juanj.altafulla 
HOMETOWN: Panama ⁣⠀
⁣CAREER/GOALS: Contribute to science, more specifically in my homecountry.⁣⠀
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Zachary Litvack, R. Shane Tubbs & Jens Chapman.⁣⠀
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"I think I achieved all my goals this year, maybe even surpassed them. This fellowship has prepared me in a lot of ways. It has prepared me as a person, I learned how to deal with publishing and research—which is rare to do in Panama, [assisted in] anatomical dissections, and had the opportunity to work with, Dr. Litvack (Neurosurgeon, SNI).⁣⠀
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The relationship between SSF and SNI is symbiotic. Whatever question SNI has, they bring it up here (to SSF) and we research it. We come back with a good answer, we publish it together, and we share it with the world.⁣⠀
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This fellowship at Seattle Science Foundation has well succeeded my academic and personal goals. I feel like we have become a small family. Everyone is so nice and it is such a good environment to work in, everyone lifts each other up, and any questions that you have—you have an army of people that can help you answer them.⁣⠀
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My top three pieces of advice for incoming fellows would be: 1. Be curious 2. Work hard 3. Be humble." .
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#anatomyandphysiology #medschool #premedengineering #medstudent #medicina #premed #doctor #medstudentlife #medlife #careergoals #physicianassistant #studygram #premedproblems #scrubs #nurse #doctor #lab #neurosurgery #seattlesciencefoundation #sni #swedishneuroscienceinstitute
  • SSF Fellow spotlight:

    Juan Altafulla, M.D. @juanj.altafulla
    HOMETOWN: Panama ⁣⠀
    ⁣CAREER/GOALS: Contribute to science, more specifically in my homecountry.⁣⠀
    BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Zachary Litvack, R. Shane Tubbs & Jens Chapman.⁣⠀
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    "I think I achieved all my goals this year, maybe even surpassed them. This fellowship has prepared me in a lot of ways. It has prepared me as a person, I learned how to deal with publishing and research—which is rare to do in Panama, [assisted in] anatomical dissections, and had the opportunity to work with, Dr. Litvack (Neurosurgeon, SNI).⁣⠀
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    The relationship between SSF and SNI is symbiotic. Whatever question SNI has, they bring it up here (to SSF) and we research it. We come back with a good answer, we publish it together, and we share it with the world.⁣⠀
    ⁣⠀
    This fellowship at Seattle Science Foundation has well succeeded my academic and personal goals. I feel like we have become a small family. Everyone is so nice and it is such a good environment to work in, everyone lifts each other up, and any questions that you have—you have an army of people that can help you answer them.⁣⠀
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    My top three pieces of advice for incoming fellows would be: 1. Be curious 2. Work hard 3. Be humble." .
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    #anatomyandphysiology #medschool #premedengineering #medstudent #medicina #premed #doctor #medstudentlife #medlife #careergoals #physicianassistant #studygram #premedproblems #scrubs #nurse #doctor #lab #neurosurgery #seattlesciencefoundation #sni #swedishneuroscienceinstitute
  •  116  5  23 minutes ago
  • The weekend is basically here, so hold that thought until 8AM on Monday. 😂
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p.s. I love y’all, and yes, we know there are exceptions to the rule. 😉
  • The weekend is basically here, so hold that thought until 8AM on Monday. 😂
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    p.s. I love y’all, and yes, we know there are exceptions to the rule. 😉
  •  87  14  24 minutes ago
  • Lessons from this Gryffindor in her final week of Gen Surg... 1) Be brave and ask for opportunities 2) Hustle because your consultants will notice 3) Be compassionate to your patients because sometimes that makes a huge impact on their illness 4) Take any opportunity to learn. I’m gonna miss the Surgical Theatres esp the colorectal team🏥👩🏻‍⚕️🔪 but on to the next chapter! #womensurgeons #teamgryffindor #nerd #womeninmedicine #generalsurgery #colorectal #medstudent #bananagetsanMD
  • Lessons from this Gryffindor in her final week of Gen Surg... 1) Be brave and ask for opportunities 2) Hustle because your consultants will notice 3) Be compassionate to your patients because sometimes that makes a huge impact on their illness 4) Take any opportunity to learn. I’m gonna miss the Surgical Theatres esp the colorectal team🏥👩🏻‍⚕️🔪 but on to the next chapter! #womensurgeons #teamgryffindor #nerd #womeninmedicine #generalsurgery #colorectal #medstudent #bananagetsanMD
  •  2  0  24 minutes ago
  • now for dinner and gin 🙌🏻
  • now for dinner and gin 🙌🏻
  •  14  1  25 minutes ago
  • Hop on over to @badgeblooms and enter to win their massive giveaway which includes a copy of Show Me Your Guts! Our Artistic and Anatomical coloring book PLUS 9 OTHER ITEMS! ⏩swipe right to take a look⏩ If you love anatomy you don’t want to miss out! 🤩💀🧠🦷👀👃🏼👂 #weneedmoreanatomyemojis
  • Hop on over to @badgeblooms and enter to win their massive giveaway which includes a copy of Show Me Your Guts! Our Artistic and Anatomical coloring book PLUS 9 OTHER ITEMS! ⏩swipe right to take a look⏩ If you love anatomy you don’t want to miss out! 🤩💀🧠🦷👀👃🏼👂 #weneedmoreanatomyemojis
  •  8  2  27 minutes ago