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Alex Farris is a second-year medical student at the West Lafayette campus. Before he pursued medicine, Alex worked as a photojournalist for the Indiana Daily Student, The Indianapolis Star, and the Journal and Courier in Lafayette, and spent most of fall 2012 traveling across Ohio taking photos of the U.S. presidential campaign. Alex studied abroad in London in 2009 and Madrid in 2010, and he will be spending two weeks in Córdoba, Argentina, this winter in a hospital medicine internship through Child Family Health International. Special skills include folding rings, bow ties, frogs, elephants, and peacocks out of one-dollar bills.
[What is used to close a patent ductus arteriosus?] “…Prostaglandins??” *flips card* “Wait, indometacin? I thought–OH, prostaglandins are used to keep a PDA open, not closed. Okay, I’ll get it next time.” [Procainamide can cause what undesirable side effect? What other two drugs cause this side effect?] “Drug-induced lupus, and… hydralazine and isoniazid??” *flips card* […]