What is an Eponym?
If you are, or ever have been a PA student and you are not familiar with eponyms then you just may be living under a rock.
"Eponyms" is best known as an app that gives a short description of more than 1,700 common and obscure medical eponyms.
Why are Eponyms Important?
The case above gives a beautiful demonstrations of why knowing medical eponymous can save dollars, unnecessary testing and even lives.
Eponyms come up all the time, they are hot topics during preceptor pimping sessions on your PA school rotations and they make excellent post rotational and PANCE or PANRE exam questions.
In the old days when I was toting around my beloved palm zire 71 eponyms was one of the most talked about and downloaded (or "beamed" - shout out to my fellow gen X'ers out there) of every medical students arsenal. Well that, and the infamous Palma Sutra 🙂
The problem with eponyms is that there really are only a handful of those 1,700 medical terms that are important to know and seem to come up all the time.
So, in the spirit of the daily PANCE and PANRE I wanted to do something for all you hard working, nose to the grindstone PA students out there (and maybe even help save a life along the way). And with this intention I am delighted to bring to you The Daily Eponym.
This is an email series designed to do exactly what it sounds like, send you an eponym a day to your inbox for the rest of your life. (ok not really, but until I run out of good ones to send you)
Who knows, you might wake up one day to the answer that will save you from your next surgical rotation pimp session (read the section about "ego dementor's" and doctor Dick) or make that inspirational diagnosis that you can tell at dinner parties.
Better yet, it is FREE!
You can sign up to start the series using the form at the top of this post.
When you know everything, or you are just sick of it, cancel your subscription, I won't be hurt although don't blame me if you miss that surprise question about The Apley Scratch Test.
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