Slang on the Wards: The Meaning Behind Medical Argot

Slang on the Wards: The Meaning Behind Medical Argot

You’re in the on-call lounge one night and overhear the following report on the IM:

“I've already admitted three bounce-backs to the floor. Two are frequent flyers and one is a swallower. The last one is full code, by the way.”

But what could it possibly mean? Allow us to explain the meaning behind medical argot.

Studying for the USMLE Step 1 Exam

Studying for the USMLE Step 1 Exam

The expectation to do well on the USMLE Step 1 exam is high. While you’ll likely do as much research as you can figuring out how to properly prepare, the best way to truly understand what taking it is like is by turning to a fellow classmate who has gone through the experience herself.

Ugo Udogwu, a fourth-year student applying into Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, remembers Step 1 well. She shares her studying process, as well as its ups and downs, with us.

Ready for Step 1? Get More than Just a Qbank

Ready for Step 1? Get More than Just a Qbank

Think Step 1 sounds scary? It doesn’t have to be. The right resource will help you navigate the topics at hand as well as equip you with what you need to succeed in the long run. 

AMBOSS is that resource, offering you a powerful combination of tools that includes a comprehensive Qbank, a cross-linked medical Knowledge Library, smart study aids, high-yield images, an interface that simulates exam day conditions and progress-tracking capabilities.

Cure Sometimes, Care Always: Reflections on Palliative Care

Cure Sometimes, Care Always: Reflections on Palliative Care

Medical school dedicates a lot of time preparing you for everything you will encounter as physician—even what you can’t anticipate.

Yet, just as there are many things in medicine for which there is a playbook, there are just as many things which can’t be scripted. Palliative care is one of those things. Fourth-year medical student Tim Dang shares his experience.

Meet the AMBOSS US Roadshow Team

Meet the AMBOSS US Roadshow Team

Your medical education is so much more than what happens in the classroom. Beyond the standardized tests and late-night cram sessions, it’s a time when meaningful relationships are made with physicians, students and even patients. With that in mind, we at AMBOSS have strived to take our support system beyond the digital space and dedicated study sessions with the AMBOSS US Roadshow Team.