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Here's a recap of our 12 Days 12 Ways event daily activities!
Day 1: Kicking off the MedStudy Giveaway Event
On the first day of our MedStudy giveaway event, we kept it simple! All you had to do to enter was make sure you were following MedStudy and tag a friend or colleague in the comments! Plus, you could earn an extra entry for sharing the post to your story and tagging us. Even from the first day, we saw lots of excitement in the comments about the gift cards!
Entry comments from the first day of our giveaway event
Day 2: All I Want for the Holidays Is...
To enter on the second day, we had followers share what they wanted most for the holidays! Here are a couple of the answers we received.
Day 3: How Do You Give Back During the Holiday Season?
On the third day of our giveaway event, we had followers share how they give back to their communities during the holiday season. We received some really great responses from programs, residents, and doctors and included some of our favorites from the post comments, below. Go read them all on the post above for ideas on how you can give back to your community, too!
Day 4: #PetsThatMedStudy
We love sharing the awesome study buddies who help physicians stay motivated to study for boards! That's why we asked for your #PetsThatMedStudy picture submissions on the fourth day! Stay tuned for these submission to be posted.
Day 5: Make Sure You're Following MedStudy!
On the fifth day we kept it pretty simple again! All followers had to do to enter was like the post! Then, for a bonus entry, they could share the post to their story.
Day 6: Answer a Q&A From Our Qbank+ for Step 1
On the sixth day, we wanted to showcase one of our latest products, the Step 1 Qbank+ for medical students (one component of the Medical Student Study Strong System). We asked that followers read the questions and drop their answers in the comments of the post! In case you were wondering, the answer was dissociative identity disorder. Here's a look at the full answer and explanation from the Qbank+.
This patient’s history is most consistent with dissociative identity disorder (DID), which was previously termed multiple personality disorder. In DID, a disruption occurs in identity, affect, behavior, memory, perception, consciousness, and/or sensory motor functioning. Patients often forget their actions and behaviors over the course of hours, days, or weeks and appear to alternate between two or more personalities with different names, manners, and voices. The prevalence of DID is 1% and is more common in women. Symptoms generally arise in response to significant trauma; in this case, the chronic sexual harassment by the patient’s boss appears to be the trigger. The disorder is chronic and fluctuating. Many patients have suicidal ideation and behavior. Common comorbid conditions include posttraumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.
Schizophrenia and DID have some overlapping symptoms. For example, hallucinations are a prominent feature of schizophrenia, and many patients with DID have auditory hallucinations, often since childhood. However, patients with DID sense the voice as coming from inside their own head, while those with schizophrenia sense it as coming from outside. Also, patients with schizophrenia have other symptoms that do not occur in DID, such as flat affect, delusions, disorganized thinking, and bizarre behavior.
While patients with dissociative amnesia have memory problems related to identity, they don’t have additional distinct personality states as in patients with DID. The memory loss in dissociative amnesia usually is specific to a traumatic event or general for the patient’s life history. In DID, patients have recurrent gaps in memory, usually hours that they can’t remember.
As in depersonalization disorder, patients with DID sometimes experience depersonalization, or a feeling of detachment from their emotions, thoughts, and actions. However, patients with depersonalization disorder do not generally experience memory loss.
Patients with delusional disorder have fixed false beliefs that persist for ≥ 1 month, with no functional impairment. The patient in the vignette has disturbances of her identity and memory, not delusions.
Day 7: Have You Used MedStudy Before?
On the seventh day of the 12 Days 12 Ways giveaway event, we wanted to hear from some of our MedStudy customers! So we asked our users to review their favorite product in the comments. To make sure that everyone could enter, regardless if they’ve used MedStudy before or not, we also allowed tagging someone in the comments to count as an entry as well! Here are a few of the comments from previous MedStudy users!
Day 8: Give Medstudy a Follow on TikTok
To enter on the eighth day, we asked that our Instagram and Facebook followers give us a follow on TikTok as well for quick study tips, motivation, and Flashcard videos!
Day 9: Holiday Emojis Galore
Have a favorite holiday emoji? There are so many to choose from. On the ninth day, we asked users to put their favorite holiday emoji in the comments for an entry.
Day 10: Leave a Review on Facebook
On the tenth day, we asked users to review MedStudy on Facebook! We let users know to make it clear they they were leaving the review as an entry for a giveaway event. Here are a couple of the review we received!
Reviews on MedStudy's Facebook page
Have you used MedStudy before? Leave us a review on Facebook to let others know what you used and what you thought!
Day 11: Tag Your Favorite Person To Spend the Holidays With
On the eleventh day of our giveaway event, we asked followers to tag their favorite person to spend the holidays with!
Day 12: Tell Us Your Favorite Holiday Movie
On the twelfth day of our giveaway event, we asked followers to share what their favorite holiday movie is in the comments! Need some recommendations for what to watch over the next couple weeks? Check out the comments in the post above!
Congrats to the winners! We hope you had a great time participating in our 12 Days 12 Ways giveaway event (we certainly did!).