Hipster scientists be warned! Might you be infecting your families and friends when you leave the lab without washing your moustaches and beards this fine Movember? Crusty agar plates make good moisturizers, we know, but can a good thing go too far? (Microbiological Laboratory Hazard of Bearded Men by Barbeito et al.)
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This week, Jeremie Harris of the Student Funded Scholarship Initiative was a special guest in our studio. We brought him on because we are very impressed by a scholarship he and his friends put together: a scholarship that works against keeners. This scholarship is so fundamentally hostile to snot-nosed overachievers that it automatically cuts off anyone with a GPA of 8.5 and above. To apply, you only need to submit your resume and demonstrate that you have a genuine and soul-consuming passion for your future career. Buy tickets for their Variety Benefit Show on December 2nd today and help them raise money for a good cause (yours).
Also on today’s episode, we discussed the most fun (?) form of euthanasia anyone on Peer Review Radio has ever seen: a Suicide Coaster. To quote Discover News, “The three-minute ride involves a long, slow, climb — nearly a third of a mile long — that lifts one up to a height of more than 1,600 feet, followed by a massive fall and seven strategically sized and placed loops. The final descent and series of loops take all of one minute. But the gravitational force — 10 Gs — from the spinning loops at 223 miles per hour in that single minute is lethal.”
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As all of you listeners know, our host Ophira has brilliant taste in music. She is one of those contradictory and revolutionary beings known as unpretentious hipsters. If you hear anything you like, you can count on our website to help you find it.
This week, our show featured:
- Vienna Teng - Say the Word
- Nightmares On Wax - Date with Destiny
- Airlock - Alpha
- Morcheeba - Small Town
- Islands - Rough Gem
- Elsiane - Mend (To Fix, To Repair)
- Elsiane - Hybrid
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This week we talked about how US medical schools are a viable option for people who want to broaden their options in their personal quest to join the medical profession. We said on our show that we would provide all the links used in this episode, so here they are. I hope this episode has been informative to anyone dying to be a doctor (or who knows someone who is).
If you are considering applying to a US medical school, you can find info here:
For info on eligibility for a Canadian residency program, go here:
For information on Osteopathic medicine in Canada, go here:
If you live in Ontario, go away for medical school, but you want to come back,
CEO of CaRMS on why international schools may be a dead end.
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