Q:What starbucks drink represents what type of doctor?
Oh gosh I love this.
Latte—Internal Medicine—The latte is the backbone of any coffee shop—fail to make a good latte and you fail everywhere! IM docs are often times the center of patient care in the adult world. The perfect mix of strong medicine with just enough mellowed milk poured in, IM docs are hard-working sweethearts ready to go to bat for their patients.
Red Eye—Rads—Mostly because you’d need that much caffeine to stay awake in the dark all the time!! It’s also essential that radiologists always keep their eyes open to pick up on the tiny details on those CTs.
Chai—Family medicine—Chai is a little bit of everything! A little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy, a little tea, a little caffeine. Family med docs seem to have a hand in every pot doing a little derm, a little OB, a little psych, and a little chronic disease management all in one day! Chai seems like the perfect drink for these guys.
Straight espresso (ideally injected right into a vein)—ER—This one seems pretty obvious to me! ER docs work crazy night shifts, and are generally the kind of adrenaline junkies that would drink their espresso just straight up.
White chocolate mocha—OB—One part hard core caffeine, one part the sweetest white chocolate you can find, the white chocolate mocha is just like the mix of really crazy procedures they do in OB with the sweet adorable baby moments.
Black coffee—Neurology—Neuro seems pretty simple on the outside but once you dive into the complexity of it you find a dozen layers underneath that “black box” of a brain. A good strong cup of black coffee is just like this—seemingly simple on the outside, but full of a dozen different flavors you might not have thought of the first time.
Caramel Frappuccino—Anesthesia—Anesthesiologists are the docs coming to “chill” you out—which is probably why they always seem so “chill”. Caramel Frappuccinos also do double duty hitting dessert and coffee fix in one go—the way anesthesiologists always seem to manage to have time to do medicine and research!
Starbucks Canned Double Shot—Pathology—Mostly because I feel like it was intended to wake the dead. Haha. But more accurately pathologists are often the “neglected” medical specialty with most people feeling like they don’t usually see live patients so they’re not the same as most doctors—BUT they’re a super important part of the team and can really save your butt when you need help fast! Someone get me a read me the biopsy! QUICK!
Cappuccinos—Surgery—A little bit finicky, the perfect cappuccino can take a lifetime to master. Surgeons, like cappuccinos demand perfection! But, they’re classic, strong, get the job done, and all with a fluffy coat of foam! Besides—pouring the perfect cappuccino with those little designs on top requires quite a precise hand!
Pumpkin Spice Latte—Psych. I mean—come on. The people who are so addicted to this coffee should see psychiatrists for some addiction counseling!
Skinny Vanilla Latte—Dermatology—While appearing “fluffy” at first glance, dermatologists do everything from cancer to procedural work. Don’t judge this drink from the outside!
Americano—Ortho—Just like the ortho docs muscling a bone back into place, an americano is just strong enough to wake you up in the morning. (Side note: The drink was named after American GIs who didn’t like the strong French espresso—I’ll let you draw your own conclusion about what that means about ortho docs??)
Hot chocolate—Pediatrics—Warm, comforting, sweet, and adored by children everywhere.
Disclaimer: this post is OBVIOUSLY a joke. I intend no disrespect to any specialty by it!! It is all intended just to make you laugh and any stereotypes represented here don’t represent my view point on the specialties.
yay! I get the only tea one!
Ahem… you forgot Urgent Care… I demand to be drink-stereotyped. :)
Urgent care is officially a Cafe Misto because it’s always forgotten—but still officially one of the best things to order at Starbucks.
Yummiest meme of the medblr sphere!
What about infectious disease? I also demand to be “drink-stereotyped”.
Tutorial: how to make a study schedule.
- Make a reference sheet with separate lists for each subject. This reference sheet is used to orient your daily studying.
- List the material you need to study for each subject. Be more specific than you would be on a study schedule and make sure you put down everything you need to go over.
- On your schedule, highlight the exam dates and deadlines and put down any relevant information.
- Using your reference sheet, assign certain material to go through each day.
- If you haven’t been working on study material throughout the semester; schedule days before your study leave to work on study sheets for revision, flash cards, summaries, whatever you use to study.
- Take a day to gather your study material before your study leave begins. Like the weekend classes end or so. This will save you a lot of time when you sit down to study every day.
- Schedule your studying so that you start studying for the last final first, and the first final last. Make sure you start this early enough to give yourself time to revise for the subjects you need to.
- If you have a day between each of your finals, take the night of the final off and revise for the next exam the day after. If not, take the couple of hours after your exam off then revise for the next one.
- Schedule the harder/heavier material in a subject first, so that you work on that material when you have more energy.
- If you’re taking subjects that you have difficulty with, or subjects with a heavy workload; schedule catch up days. However, don’t let that encourage you to slack off. Try to stick to your schedule and only rely on the catch up days if you really need to, and if you don’t; then it’s a day off!
- Also, schedule days off… a day or if you can’t afford it, half a day. I can’t stress how important it is to take time for yourself, it’ll help you avoid burnout.
Disclaimer: this is the way I’ve been making study schedules since I started college. By no means am I claiming it’s perfect or that everybody should follow it.
I’m sorry I’m posting this by the end of the year when a lot of people are already done with exams, but perhaps it’ll be helpful for people taking summer courses now? And also for next year :)
Timing is everything, however even though most advice is to study when you are most productive, I would flip that and say have studying account for a larger percentage of your day.
Prioritize. The best thing that helps me decision what to study for is: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, he says that we spend time in one of four ways, as this.
Anytime when you are flooded with work make this box!
Take some sort of time for you. For me I like listening to podcast! I have a dark sense of humor, so my favorite was Brilliant Idiots. Also studying with friends, (independently like all of us having our laptops, typing) was motivating. Find these moments of motivation and self care - and milk it.
Don’t tell people dreams, show them. This is true for finals. Let your work speak for itself. Try your hardest. But do not feel disgusted or devalue yourself if you do not meet your goals. I found this beautiful quote, it said, “No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.” This quote spoke to me. Because college should be treatment experience in which you come out stronger than you entered. Life is too short for shame and self blame. It is ability to sustain self worth, that can make students powerful and believe their abilities.
Make distractions inconvenient. Keep phone in your bag. Work in timed increments. Use “Self Control” on Google Chrome.
Index card summaries. Color code, redraw figures, diagrams, and tables. Write the professors comments in one color and other resources (textbook, and google) in one color.
I used Evernote this semester. Engineer your study guides early and combine them! Color code, and use the professors office hours as the ability to re- lecture your ideas, and repeat things you do not understand. Office hours is the best. I plan to use this more. Verbal repetition helps me a lot.
Use the rule of 8. Use the 3,3, 2 hour chunk rule. 8 hours of work a day, it is a start.
Congrats on getting into New York Medical College!!
This was a submission so thank you janaki500!!!! :)
feeling like a boss b/c whatshouldwecallbeingamedstudent replied to me!