Fancy Night

Hi, everyone. Sorry for the delay in writing new post! I have told you about driving school, and I was studying to get a provisional licence in order to start practicing driving on public roads. I took the exam the last Sunday… and I PASSED!!!!!!!!! Passing through a sigmoid curve was one of my worries, but I succeeded to do without turning the wheels!:)

There was another good news on the last weekend. Ted have gotten a job offer from one of the telecommunication companies!!!!!!!!!!! After employee training for a few months, he will start working in the finance department.

Celebration pictures below. We went to a Scotch whiskey bar.

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This whisky went well with Ganache.:)

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Cocktail; Jack Rose
Made with Applejack, apple brandy, and freshly squeezed lime juice. Served straight up!

And my outfit of the day… maxi dress! Actually I am still not mom. haha

wpid-wp-1438954757861.jpeg Bye!   Tammy

Good Purchase

Hi! I have many pictures to show today!
I had a three-day weekend and went bargain shopping at a department store.  I got two shoes, which were great buy.:)

flat shoes

Gold flat shoes made of leather. In Japan, silver shoes are in vogue this year, but I chose the gold ones because this color fitted me well.

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Denim Fabric Snickers. They have ribbon-like shoelaces and a little feminine design. I will enjoy wearing them with one-piece dress!

Do you remember my ex-post about peach frappechino? I surely remembered to go Starbucks shop.

wpid-wp-1437232380246.jpegDoesn’t it seem so delicious? If you live in Japan, you should try it as soon as possible! Oh, I found another food picture.

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Vegetable Hamburger at MOS Burger. This restaurant, originated in Japan, is the second largest fast-food franchise in Japan after McDonald’s. I strongly say that MOS Burger’s hamburgers are more delicious and healthy than those of McDonald’s. There are many kinds of unique hamburgers, Rice Burger, Shrimp Cake Burger, and etc, so I will introduce them someday.

Last picture is OOTD. Silver sandals with pink line.

wpid-wp-1437661249687.jpegBye.  Tammy

 

Clinical Medicine Textbooks in the UK

Hello everyone! The original purpose of this blog is to stay motivated to work as a doctor in Europe. So today I will talk about my study. (日本語も最後にちょっと載せました。)

What is most important to study medicine in foreign languages? Collecting the information, I think. What I did first is knowing the textbooks the UK students and professionals often use to study up on. Below is the list of clinical medicine textbooks (not handbooks!) used in the UK.

– Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine
– Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine
– Andreoli and Carpenter’s Cecil Essentials of Medicine
– Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine

Reading many UK customer reviews on the Internet and browsing them in bookstores, I chose the second one, Davidson’s. The first edition appeared in 1952 and now the 22th edition is now published. Very long history!

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Saying from the conclusion, that was a good buy. I will write the book review.

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Davidson’s is a comprehensive, easy and enjoyable to read, and up-to-date textbook. The text composes of concise paragraphs and relevant colorful boxes and figures. I enjoy reading it due to the beautifully illustrated text. It covers all important knowledge of clinical practice.
We can find sample pages at Elsevier homepage.

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The text is divided into two sections:

– Short ‘Principles’ Section
The section highlights the fundamentals of medicine which we should learn before practicing.

– Main ‘Practice’ Section
Each chapter covers a particular body system or medical field. The content is:
* Clinical examination of the relevant system
* Summary of relevant anatomy and physiology
* Features and indication of investigations used to diagnose relevant system diseases
* Symptoms seen in relevant system diseases and differential diagnoses
* Clinical management of the common diseases of that system
This layout follows the actual way of thinking and approaching when examining new patients and is very helpful.

Therefore I recommend Davidson’s as a must-have reference material even for people like me, non-English speakers. We can download an app and put a unique code written in the book, then we can access an e-book anywhere!

If you have any recommended textbooks or studying materials, please let me know!
Bye, Tammy

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日本では海外で医師として働く場合、「USMLE合格→アメリカへ」が人気ですね。ヨーロッパ、特にイギリスは最近海外医師の流入を制限していることもあって、直近のPLAB情報が日本語ではなかなか見つからないのが現状です。私も普段は英語の掲示板にお世話になっています…。私自身ヨーロッパで実際に働けるかは分かりませんが、情報を時々日本語で提供していくので、興味のある方はぜひ読んでみて下さい。

今回はイギリスの医学生が使っている調べ物用参考書についてです。ざっと調べたのが以下。ハリソンはアメリカ系ですけどね。白衣のポケットに入るハンドブックは今回は含めずとしました。

– Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine
– Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine
– Andreoli and Carpenter’s Cecil Essentials of Medicine
– Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine

ネットなどで色々調べて私はDavidson’sを買いました。なかなか気にいってます!

Priciples section と Practice section に分かれていて、前半は全ての分野にまたがった医学的基本事項の説明となっています。Practice section は各科別(臓器別)に(1)身体診察の手順、(2)臓器の解剖学・生理学、(3)見られうる症状とその鑑別疾患、(4) common disease に対するアプローチ方法が載っています。

良かった点は
・図表が多めでカラーなので読みやすい、探したい内容を見つけやすい
・比較的新しい情報まで載っている
・日本の書店でも売っていた(丸の内オアゾの丸善で立ち読みして買いました)
・実際に患者さんにアプローチする際の手順に沿って書かれているので、実際の臨床現場と照らし合わせて使いやすい
・無料アプリ(Inkling)で電子版をダウンロードできる
といったところでしょうか。1冊持っていて損はない英語の参考書だと思います。

他にお勧めの教科書などあれば教えて下さい!ではでは。