The F word

As the title of the post suggests, this week’s post will take a turn towards the arguably-not-so-PC. If you don’t like one of the F words of this week’s mnemonic, I provide a more PC alternative. :)

When suspecting obstructive biliary disease, think of the 5 factors that describe the patient population frequently affected by gallbladder disease. These 5 factors are remembered with the “5 ‘F’s”





Fat (or use the more polite term “full”)


Congratulations to the Canadian 4th year medical students on the residency Match!! Good luck to the Americans!

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