While I’m here worrying about Mini I (on Monday – wish me luck!), everyone at home is anxious about the huge financial crisis spilling out of Wall Street and onto Dunkirk Street, Guy R. Brewer and every other lane in the country. [interjection – I can’t stand the ridiculous dichotomy the politicos (I’m pointing at you, Republicans) have created using Main Street and Wall Street. Some of us live on 161st Street or Jamaica Avenue or Cypress Court – not everyone is either a stockbroker or a small-town American. Don’t even get me started on the use of ‘urban’.). Since this morning’s biochem lecture was soporifically boring, I decided to try and find some information on what exactly is going on with our economy, why we’re in financial crisis and what it means for regular med students (who rely on student loans) like me. Here are some links:
Meanwhile, they have reorganized the neuroscience curriculum so that 80% of the important stuff is covered on the first big exam and after we get all of the big things like tracts, modalities and cranial nerve fibers out of the way, we can have lectures on things like pain and fear. It’s a good thing we’ve got so many kooky mnemonics or else I wouldn’t be able to keep half of these things straight.
Some of my favorites:
For cranial nerve information:
Some say marry money but my brother says big boobs matter more.
For branches of the facial nerve (CN VII) in parotid gland:
That zebra bit my cookie or Tell Ziggy Bob Marley called
For motor nerve roots and actions:
C3,4,5 keeps the diaphragm alive; S2,3,4 keeps your penis off the floor
For more, check out these sites:
What are your favorite med school mnemonics? Share them in the comments section.