Clinical

Brave Enough: Exploring Language Barriers in Doctor-Patient Communication Through Narrative Medicine

Picture this: You are in a different country where you don’t speak the language and you have a medical emergency. The doctor does not understand you so you cannot be properly treated. Now imagin

Feb 15, 2021 by Allpa Tituaña

Lifestyle

What Writing Taught Me About Practicing Medicine

Today on the Osmosis blog, OMEF Abigail Cano López shares how engaging in mindful writing practices like Narrative Medicine helped her navigate the stresses of medical school and ultimately learn

Feb 11, 2021 by Abigail Cano López

Study Tips

USMLE® Step 1 Question of the Day: Signs of End Organ Damage

Each week, Osmosis shares a USMLE® Step 1-style practice question to test your knowledge of medical topics and help you prepare for the boards. Today's case involves a 64-year-old woman who's exp

Feb 10, 2021 by Osmosis Team

Clinical

How to Cope With A Patient's Death in Medical School

Patient care in medical school involves the two sides of a coin: recovery or deterioration of the patient’s health. Many medical students may not be fully prepared for the impact of losing a pat

Feb 8, 2021 by Joy Muli

HealthEd

Being A Medical Student When Disaster Strikes

Pandemics, protests, fires, and explosions were among the many catastrophes we faced in 2020. In this article, OMEF George Katoul al Rahbani dives deeper into the role of the medical student in the mi

Feb 4, 2021 by George Katoul al Rahbani

Study Tips

USMLE® Step 1 Question: Neural Tube Defects

Each week, Osmosis shares a USMLE® Step 1-style practice question to test your knowledge of medical topics. Today's case involves a 2-hour old baby who was born with a defect and can't move his l

Feb 3, 2021 by Osmosis Team

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NCLEX® Question of the Day: Apgar Scores

Today's NCLEX-RN® question of the day focuses on the Apgar score, a numerical measurement used to quantify the overall health of a newborn baby. How would you explain the Apgar score to a client?

Feb 3, 2021 by Osmosis Team

Study Tips

Osmosis: An Organization With Ubuntu

Medical students are faced with multiple challenges while attending medical school, one of them being the plethora of resources and which one to choose. Today on the blog, OMEF, Nichole Anderez, share

Feb 1, 2021 by Nichole Anderez

Study Tips

How to Prepare for & Pass USMLE® Step 2 CK as an IMG

With USMLE® Step 1 becoming pass/fail and USMLE Step 2 CS on hiatus, there's a greater need for International Medical Graduates who wish to practice medicine in the US to do well on the USMLE Ste

Jan 28, 2021 by Santiago Callegari

Study Tips

USMLE® Step 1 Question: Human Leukocyte Antigen Complex

Each week, Osmosis shares a USMLE® Step 1-style practice question to test your knowledge of medical topics. Today's case involves a young girl who is worried because of recent urinary issues and

Jan 27, 2021 by Osmosis Team