Study diseases while you are healthy.
Medical education is by no means completed in a medical school; here it is just beginning.
Advancement in science can be measured by the rate at which exceptions to previously established laws accumulate.
1. There are always more exceptions than rules.
2. There are always exceptions to current exceptions.
3. By the time exceptions are mastered and widely applied, no one remembers the rules to which they apply.
If in some scientific text you do not understand a specific word, do not pay attention to it. This text will be understandable without it.
If a given text has no meaning without this word, then it will have no meaning with it either.
Science is always true. And don't let the facts lead you astray.
There are only mistakes.
One person's mistake is another person's input.
Those who can do it. Those who do not know how - teach.
Those who do not know how to teach lead.
If you do not know the answer to a question, the senior doctor will definitely ask it.
The attention paid to the teacher is a constant that does not depend on the size of the audience; thus, as the number of listeners increases, the amount of attention given to the lecturer by one student decreases in direct proportion to the number of those present.
During the most challenging exam for you, the most attractive and attractive student on the course will sit next to you for the first time.
1. If the totality of the received data does not support your conclusion, remove some of the data.
2. If after that no data remains, leave the ones you need.
The most valuable quotation will be the one for which you are unable to establish the source.
1. If a student asks the teacher for the second time whether he has read his essay on a book, then the student himself probably has not read this book.
2. If daily attendance at classes is required, there will be an increased no-show at the scheduled exam. If attending classes was optional, then students will appear on the exam, whom you have not seen before.
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you will have to catch up.
Experience allows you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
When studying the biceps muscles, it turns out that the corpse you are examining has already been amputated four times in the arms and legs.
When testing short-term memory, your patient will be in a coma.
"It has been known for a long time" - I have not seen the original link.
"A clear trend is obvious here" - this data is virtually meaningless.
"It wasn't possible to get definitive answers to all the questions back then" - the experiment was unsuccessful, but I still hope to see it published.
"Three of the available samples were selected for detailed research." - the other results made no sense at all.
"Typical Results Shown Here" - This graph is the cutest of all.
"The corresponding results will be given in a subsequent message" - I might come back to this someday if forced (or financed).
"The most reliable results were obtained by Jones" - he was my graduate student; his academic degree depended on this publication.
"Based on my experience" - once.
"In a case that was observed later on a similar one" - twice.
"In a whole series of cases" - three times.
"Believe that" - I think.
"There is a general belief that ..." - several other guys think so too.
“Correct up to an order of magnitude” is wrong.
"According to statistics," rumor has it.
"Statistically oriented testing of the significance of these discoveries" is a guess at random.
"Careful analysis of all data achieved" - Three pages of entries were lost when I knocked over a glass of beer.
"It is clear that a lot of additional work will be required before a full understanding of this phenomenon is reached" - I do not understand that.
"After additional research done by my colleagues" - they don't understand this either.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Joe Blotz for his help with this experiment and Andrea Schaffer for valuable discussions" - Mr. Blotz did all the work, and Miss Schaffer explained to me what it all means.
"A very significant area waiting to be further explored" is a completely useless topic chosen by my committee.
"We hope this research stimulates further work in this area" - I quit the game.
If you stop thinking, remember to start again later.
In teaching medical students, it should be of paramount importance to keep them awake at all times.