houstonastros:

The Rangers tried to climb the ladder, but Jose Altuve opts for the trampoline to stay alive. 

houstonastros:

The Rangers tried to climb the ladder, but Jose Altuve opts for the trampoline to stay alive. 

ALSO, this was the first secondary I’ve encountered where I had to pay the application fee before being able to access the questions, which I am pretty sure is some form of extortion, or at the very least/not-entirely-exaggerating, pay-to-win.

ETA: yeah yeah, the questions are available online for “free” elsewhere, but it’s a matter of principle

you know what, I’m going to run with that question as if my chair and I are actually terrible scientists because it covers every possible scenario if the patient is a child, if the patient is comatose, if the patient is a freely consenting and informed adult, if the patient is a freely consenting and informed adult but raised in a culture where important decisions are made as/by the family, etc

from a secondary:

"Your patient has a rare disease and would be a great candidate for an experimental new treatment. You are the principal investigator for the research project and you and your Chair would like to pursue this experiment with the patient. The parents of your patient are adamant against the treatment. How would you handle this situation?"

HOLD ON A FLYING SECOND

this is a fundamentally flawed question because it’s implying that the patient is guaranteed the new treatment when they should actually be randomly assigned into either the treatment or control group, (not even counting under double-blind conditions)??? You can’t even argue that this is “compassionate use” because it says that you want to use this patient as an experimental subject in the trial.

I would handle this situation by reporting myself and my chair to the institution’s ethics board, wtf

ETA: unless they’re taking into account that the control group is receiving other available treatment that has already been shown to be effective, in which case, sure, I’ll listen to the parents because why would you maximize risk?

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poussey:


mockingjay trailer came out today huh

#and then actress sophie turner proceed to favourite a tweet that said ” i know you’re talking about nat dormer”

poussey:

mockingjay trailer came out today huh

faeries-in-the-dreadfort:

Tina Guo: The Rains of Castamere

An arrangement of the haunting “Rains of Castamere” played on Cello and the traditional Chinese Erhu.

"Most of us aren’t princes."

pathogems:

princess-of-fireflies:

I neeeeed this

omg i want it

Aw, buddy, you're not death!
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