Evaluating Students’ Evaluations of Medical Professors: Are There Cookies?

Some medical schools may be selecting or rejecting faculty members because those individuals do or do not offer cookies to their students. That is a possible conclusion one might draw, after reading this new study done by faculty members: “Availability of cookies during an academic course session affects evaluation of teaching,” Michael Hessler, Daniel M […]

Grape-y odor (food metaphors in medical terminology)

We continue our journey in the tasteful world of culinary medical metaphors. The ends of nerve cells are shaped like grapes. Infection with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa can result in a grape-like odor. A malignant tumor – sarcoma botryoides – resembles a bunch of grapes in appearance. In fact several medical entities in look (and […]