Dancing Med Students

Ok people, listen,
get out of the fetal position
repro’s over for now, until exam revision.
The uni’s next planned decision
is to teach us with bland precision
the ins and outs of the MS division.

Musculoskeletal – sprains and strains
fractures and rheumatologic pains.
The examination’s like a series of games
I always win at Yergason’s when the patient’s lame.

But how do you remember the order for supination,
extension, flexion and internal rotation?
Much less all the tests for intact sensation,
it’s really all just an overload of information.

So everyone seems to be formulating dances
the patient copies the moves and the chance is
good that you’ll eventually get all the answers,
cover every test except the ones for cancer.

And sure, that strategy’s sound
but it’s a little disconcerting when I look around
to see half the people in the room bobbing up and down
adducting their shoulders like epileptic clowns.

Oh well, at least their ridiculous actions
provide me with some welcome distraction
from reading up on muscle fibre interaction…

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. renxkyoko
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 23:25:55

    Rhyming med student, welcome back! Missed your rhyming posts !

    Reply

  2. Jim
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 22:22:51

    This one hits home – I’m in the middle of my neuro clerkship and I definitely feel like I missed the memo on this unspoken choreography.

    Reply

  3. A Pakistani Boy
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 02:13:49

    i’m a prospective med student and this post scares me aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh 😥

    Reply

  4. The Hook
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 19:11:48

    Pretty awesome moves, Student!

    Reply

  5. cassiemalvar
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 13:26:13

    Sounds like a rap song. Tugsh-ah-tugshtugsh-ah. Haha. 🙂

    Reply

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