Viral Medical Costumes; ‘Nurses Are Not Safe’; The Joy of Pet Therapy

Derick Alison
Derick Alison
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Happy Halloween! This year, a couple of creative spooky costumes went viral: primary care physician @mad_sters’ rejected conference reimbursement and nursing student @_kennedylyons’ zombie nurse.

Medical toxicologist @jtrebach reassures concerned parents that the notion of drugs in Halloween candy is “nonsense and an urban legend.”

“Who’s ready to enjoy a renal-friendly Halloween?” asks ophthalmologist @drglaucomflecken while humorously playing a nephrologist greeting trick-or-treaters in a Halloween skit.

“Nurses are not safe,” says nurse @scrubhacks, on the rise of workplace violence in healthcare.

Biking without a helmet? Think again: it’s on the list of things that are “canceled,” according to a resident who just began her neurosurgery rotation.

Oncologist Mark Lewis, MD, posted a heartwarming photo emphasizing the joy brought by pet therapy.

Dermatology resident @bigmdenergy jumped on a TikTok trend to share her post-graduate intentions for her medical degree.

Emergency physician @doctor.darien went viral for spreading awareness about the dire working conditions of doctors in Gaza.

“It’s never too late,” says GI oncologist @doclauravater, encouraging prospective healthcare workers to follow their dreams.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the musical Wicked, pediatrician @doctor.disney offers an informative dermatological rendition of the song “Popular.”

Medical student @liciugh explains what a “gunner” student is in medical training.

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