What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Medical School

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Medical School

What I wish I Knew Before Starting First Year   Why am I writing this blog? Starting medical school is huge milestone and having the right mindset can make the transition so much smoother. Here are my top 5 things I wish I knew before starting first year. These...
A Guide to Approaching Medical Interviews

A Guide to Approaching Medical Interviews

A Guide to Approaching Medical Interviews The process of applying to medical school is a journey with plenty of hurdles, which can be an anxious and overwhelming experience. This blog explores how to approach one of the last hurdles: the medical interview.   Why...

Drugs Affecting Heart Rate

Drugs Affecting Heart Rate   Beta-blockers Propranolol + Timolol + Pindolol – These are non-specific beta-blockers Atenolol + Bisoprolol – These are specific beta-1-receptor blockers The beta-blockers work by inhibiting sympathetic stimulation on the...

Drugs Used in Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Drugs These drugs are used to inhibit certain cancers which are characterized by the presence of oestrogen receptors on target cells. For breast cancer, they will only be given if the cancer is estrogen receptor positive. SERMS (selective estrogen...

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy These drugs aim to kill fast dividing cells which is a hallmark of malignant cells. They are given at interval (cycles of treatment) to allow the recovery of normal tissue. There are different classes of chemotherapy drugs: 1) Combination chemotherapy...