Topic: Blood cells and Coagulation
It's hard to review everything in the chapter Hematology and Oncology in just a 90-minute discussion. Therfore, we decided to choose only a small piece of this chapter to discuss about. The chosen topic were Blood cells and Coagulation (p. 287 to p. 291 - First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, 2006)
, which was presented by me, Gothmania. I am currently a second year student and this topic is really necessary to me. Looking up the knowledge in Physiology and Immunology, I have made a 30-minute presentation about Blood cells differentiation, 3 types of Blood cells, Blood clotting forming and Lysis of Blood clotting ... Because my knowledge was limited, I only stopped at the Physiology of Blood cells and Coagulation, however, some clinical information about hematologic disorders was also included. I introduced them but didn't tell the detail (the next discussion will provide the detail). After the presentation, we discussed around the topic. I have picked up 3 questions from Kaplan's QBook for discussion. Also, there were some other questions given during discussing:
- Where is Hemoglobin located in erythrocytes? How does Oxygen bind to Hemoglobin?
- What provides energy for erythrocytes?
- What leads to decrease of coagulation factors in Vitamin K Deficiency?
We finished discussing after about 90 minutes and the discussion was really interesting. Physiology of Blood is really important, in my opinion.Our next discussion:
Time: 17h30, Monday, Oct 29th 2007
Venue: HMU Student Club (2nd floor, near Canteen)
Topic: Hematologic Disorders - Anemia, Lymphomas and Leukemia (p. 298 to p.304)
Presenter: Ly Na and Hanh (both 5th year student in HMU)
If you are in Ha Noi, and interested in this activity, you can come to join us.Contact:
- Every contact detail, please send email to:
Dinh Huynh Linh (currently leader of HMU USMLE Group): firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoang Bao Long (Gothmania): email@example.com
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I will also make a topic here to talk about everything concerns with HMU USMLE Group. This topic is not used for showing ideas. If you have any questions about the topic (Blood cells and Coagulation), please put it here and we'll discuss.
Thank you for reading!
PS: I also upload my presentation. It's not everything I said but the brief of the whole discussion. You may have some interests in it.