Medical Term of the Day: Cardiomegaly

Cardiomegaly means an enlarged heart. This is something that can be observed on a chest xray.
I’m trying to figure out a way to work this term into a love song. Something like,
“When I see you, my heart swells so fully,
yes baby you give me cardiomegaly.”
That’s it, I’m giving up medical school to become a songwriter.

Medical Term of the Day: Febrile/Afebrile

We get two for one today. Febrile means to have a fever. I think you can figure out what afebrile means. If you can’t, perhaps medical school isn’t your thing.
Now you can impress your friends. When someone says, “I feel like I have a fever.” You can touch their forehead and say, “You don’t feel febrile to me.” Instant respect.

Numb in the ER


I mentioned to a friend the feeling of numbness that develops while working in the ER. It hasn’t always been present for me, but often I have been so overwhelmed by what was going on around me, that I felt completely numb. The nurses and doctors seem numb as well, but it’s not because they are overwhelmed. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or not. Emotion can cloud judgment, but isn’t the reason most people become doctors is because they care about people and want to help them?
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Physician Assistant (PA) Programs in Alabama

There are two Physician Assistant program in Alabama. They are located in Birmingham at UAB and Mobile at University of South Alabama. Learn more about the programs here:

Surgical Physician Assistant Program at UAB

University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Studies Program

Apply to the Physician Assistant programs in Alabma through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) Good luck!