Hi, my name is Meat (Hi Meat). I've had a weblog since 2007 and recently I hit rock bottom and started writing on it. I've come to terms with it and finally admitted I have a problem.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
V/Q mismatch maker
The pulmonologist running my small group revealed to us the pulmonary clinic magic bullet, V/Q mismatch. He said if you are ever pimped on a question about a patient with lung problems, just say, "Well, I was kind of thinking V/Q mismatch".
Although it's clearly not what the pulmonologist was thinking, she'll stop for a second, furrow her brow, look up for a bit, call the fellow over, "what do you think about V/Q mismatch?", they'll mumble for a bit, furrow an impressive amount of brow, pace around, walk out of the clinic, head back to the Pulm Cave (which is a dead space I believe) and you are totally off the hook. It's like hitting a shark on the nose. No one's really sure what just happened, but you still have your legs and you get to go home.
I started this before I got into med school, then characteristically didn't do shit with it for the first year and a half while in med school, and now I'm back with a vengeance...for probably a week before I get bored.
*Note, I am not a doctor. I am a medical student. The difference is that I do not have a degree, don't know what I'm talking about, and haven't had my sense of humor beaten out of me with a stick made of being on call. For more info, see my first post (If I were savvy, I'd link to it. But I'm not. I'm not savvy.)