Teddy Bears Aren’t Afraid of Doctors: Reducing Iatrophobia in Children Via Desensitization Exercises

20 March 2018 This is a God dream. The ideation  of a Teddy Bear Clinic (TBC)  was first brought to my attention as a Senior at Spelman College (ATL, Georgia).  I believed that if introduced to primary schools in Barbados, this desensitization exercise would greatly reduce iatrophobia (fear of doctors).  The appointment of my friend …

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MS2 Series :Neuroscience Resources

Neuroscience sending you into hysteria? Have no fear, help is here! MDSC 2203  Neuroscience II -or 'CNS' as my peers and I [not so] fondly call it- is a 9 credit (yes you read that correctly) course placed in the second semester of MS2 at UWI CH. University policy states that students can't move up …

Note to Self: Advice I Wish I’d Gotten During My 1st Year In Medical School

I'm sure you've heard the phrase 'Hindsight is 20/20.' That person was speaking the purest truth. Retrospectively, there are quite a number of things/habits I would have done to improve my experience as a MS1. As your honorary med school fairy godmuva, I feel like it is only right for me to share some advice …

Y1S1 Series :Medical Sciences Orientation

c'2021 My class at our time of enrollment was approximately 107 persons, majority Trinidadian, Barbadian and Bahamian with sprinklings of persons from the rest of the Caribbean (Guyana, Belize, Antigua,etc.). Unlike the very male-dominated face of medicine, my class is majority female of African descent. As with most large groups, from the very beginning you …

Y1S1 Series: General Orientation

General Orientation Coming from an HBCU (Historically Black College/University) seeped in tradition and contagious school pride, I honestly wasn't expecting much from general orientation. UWI pleasantly surprised me. There were the usual peppy campus ambassadors who took us on tours of the large, picturesque campus, freebies and giveaways for the brave souls who wished to …