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A brief post on teaching

I’ve had a lot of good teaching moments with my students lately. I think it is because we’re discussing the endocrine system this week (which is by far my favorite), but I’ve found myself going off on a lot of … Continue reading

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What "I Love Lucy" can teach us about capillary nutrient exchange

During yesterday’s review session we went over the circulatory system, an important part of which is the exchange of nutrients, gasses, and waste products between the blood and the body’s tissues at the capillaries. Nutrients and gasses diffuse into the … Continue reading

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Video: counter-current multiplier

A former student of mine shared this wonderful little video with me at the end of summer session. Counter-current multiplication is the way the nephron reabsorbs Na+ ions and water in the loop of Henle to produce concentrated urine and … Continue reading

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It is probably in bad taste to use an ‘in my pants’ phrase when talking about the kidneys.

I think I may have jinxed myself (in a good way) because all of my students seemed to understand the hemoglobin saturation curve today! Talk about serendipity. For some reason it was just clicking with them today, so that’s a … Continue reading

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Honestly, I didn’t even know the planet existed at that hour of the morning.

I just received the official word on my TA assignment for fall, and it turns out I will be teaching human physiology again, for the third time in a row. I have mixed feelings about this. Pros: – The subject … Continue reading

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I am vindicated!

Study: highly-rated professors are. . . overrated Professors rated highly by their students tended to yield better results for students in their own classes, but the same students did worse in subsequent classes. The implication: highly rated professors actually taught … Continue reading

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