Clinical Projects

pap-test-imageAt the clinic where I volunteered in the Summer of 2014, there are some on going projects assigned to the medical clinic assistants. I had the opportunity to learn about these screening projects as well as take part in advocating it to the clinic’s patients. Projects listed:

Medical Abbreviations

At the clinic I volunteered at, I had to opportunity to file reports from doctors in various fields. The most difficult part is deciphering their hand writing and short hand notes. I have compiled a list of abbreviations that I have come across repeatedly. This is a list of common abbreviations. A full list can be found in a quick Google search.

Deciphering a Doctor’s Handwriting

gyno noteThe medical clinic assistants here fear handwritten doctor reports because most are hard to read. I am sure I am not the only one who have always wondered why most (not all) doctors’ handwriting are sometimes illegible. In this post I will be discussing how dangerous sloppy handwriting can be and how I go about deciphering a doctor’s handwriting.

Medical App: Figure 1

First things first, I want to give big props to Dr. Joshua Landy and his company, Movable Science, for creating this awesome, free medical image sharing app! I have been using this app for about a month now and it is time I share my thoughts on it.


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