3D printed and customized Death gun mask. I have no interest in the anime this is from, but this mask was too cool not to make. The print took 3 days ( I gave it too many supports and high infill, simple mistakes). The eye covers and strap are from a broken gas mask and the lights were taken from a R2 D2 toy. Printed with a Da Vinci 1.0 ai0.
So a friend asked for some tips–he has another friend who’s a good artist, but doesn’t know where to begin in selling his work. I wrote up a long list of tips and advice for him–and figured hey, there might be a few people online who might find this helpful too!
So here’s what I’ve learned from selling my work over the last 4 years!
Shimura TATSUMI 志村立美 (1907-1980) is known for designing several striking bijin-ga prints towards the end of the shin hanga movement. Born in Takasaki, Gunma, Shimura’s real name was Sentaro. In 1921, he began studying art with Yamakawa Saiho, a well-known llustrator. Three years later, he became an apprentice of Saiho’s son, Yamakawa Shuho, who was also a bijin-ga artist and print designer. Shimura exhibited paintings with Kyodotai in 1927 and with Seikinkai in 1938. He became known for his paintings of beautiful women with long eyelashes and blurred pupils. From 1948 to 1952, Shimura designed several woodblock prints of beauties that were published by Kato Junji. Later he collaborated with the Japanese Institute of Prints to create a series called “Five figures of modern beauties” (Gendai bijin fuzoku gotai). These prints were published in 1953 in editions of 200. They depict Japanese women in traditionally feminine poses and attire. The finely detailed figures are juxtaposed against very simple backgrounds. Shimura devoted his career entirely to Nihonga, or Japanese style painting.
Residency Interview Survival Guide (part 1): 10 program questions that demand answers
Interview season is in full swing for the fourth year med students, and it was only but a few months ago that I was in your shoes.
Now that I’ve been on both sides, I want to share some topics I wished I had taken more seriously, and why I think you should, too when you’re creating your rank list. **EDIT: @agreekdoctor made an excellent point: ask these questions of several people, residents and program leadership, to check for any differences.
1. How many sites do residents train at? Very few programs these days have their residents stay at one hospital for the entirety of their training. Find out how far apart these sites are and what that means for your possible future commute, vehicle of choice, and gas budget.
2. How do meals work? As an intern, you’ll spend most of your year in the hospital. You are going to go home exhausted and make less than minimum wage for the hours your keep (this isn’t a joke, this is financial truth). So find out: is the hospital food edible? Do you get a cafeteria discount? How do interns and residents eat at work and off? Is it a meal plan or is a point system like back in college?
3. How do residents get prepped for the boards? Some programs make it a big priority to hold lectures or “boards prep crash courses” to insure that all their residents pass. Others throw the MKSAP books at you and tell you Godspeed.
4. Do the residents here hang out after work aka what do residents do for fun? This innocuous question (I’ve provided two phrasings) can tell you a LOT. This gives you a hint to some unspoken criteria that residencies might be considering: supportive, cohesive teammates versus isolated gunners, married residents versus single people, etc. This also tells you if people LIKE each other. AND tells you what the hell is there to do on your days off.
5. What’s the policy on moonlighting? Moonlighting is the term for when a licensed resident works a few shifts for monetary compensation to bolster our meager salaries. Some programs forbid it, others are totally cool. If you know that you need to support a family, have massive student loans, or want to live in a city with a high cost of living, this will invariably become a consideration. You want to be able to have this choice.
6. Is there an education stipend? My program does not have a stipend. We were told “it was in the works.” This is VERY IMPORTANT. Without an education stipend, you will not get reimbursed for some very expensive shit like:
-Step 3 ($830 dollars)
-UWorld Qbank for Step 3 (from $100-300 depending on months)
-DEA license to write for controlled substances (+$1000)
-Expenses to go to required educational conferences (travel expenses, lodging, food, gas, cost to print the poster if you’re presenting)
-medical apps, new equipment, textbooks, study aids ($$$)
7. What electronic resources are made available to residents? This is the most polite way of asking “Do I have to pay out-of-pocket for Uptodate and Epocrates?” the top two websites and apps we use. Subscriptions to both cost money.
8. What things are provided free of charge by the program? Ask because that which is provided free at one program does not necessarily hold true at another. Extra tip: see if there’s money given to you for moving, because moving can be costly.
9. Have there been or will there be changes to program leadership? I used to think this was the stupidest question. And I now retract that opinion. This does matter to the continuity and management of the program. A bumpy, drama-filled transition in leadership leads to bad feelings that trickles down to the way attendings and other leaders of the program treat residents. The peds program at my hospital had really big changes in leadership and it’s resulted in really disorganized preparation for interview season, which has been incredibly painful for the applicants and the residents.
10. Do the senior residents who will be graduating feel ready to go into the world as practicing physicians? If all of them are terrified or apprehensive, YOU will certainly not be ready for the real world by the time you are in their shoes.
NEXT UP: WHAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR SUITCASE AND BAG ON INTERVIEW DAY
What I loved about this week’s episode aside from it being Ga Yeon-centered is that you can see the roommates’ reactions during her fight. For example, Dong Wook and Seho know that Ga Yeon isn’t really close to her family because of their trip to Jeju. When Dong Wook and Seho were watching her during the fight, you can clearly see that they’re trying to be the ‘father figure’ for Ga Yeon. Seho even wore a shirt with Ga Yeon’s face printed on it. They even cried like Ga Yeon was their daughter and they were scared for her. Also Nana and Soo Hyun, looking like a proud sister because they have a kick-ass fighting sister like Ga Yeon. I’d be proud too, and crying. But not as prettily as how Nana did it.
Min Woo, on the other hand, looked like an overprotective oppa (boyfriend or older brother, whatever) based from his eyebrows, mostly. Clearly he doesn’t like it when Ga Yeon fights, not only because he has experienced himself when Ga Yeon kicked his ass during training (lmao) and he knows it hurts, but because he’s genuinely concerned for Ga Yeon. We all know how MMA is; it’s very dangerous.
Anyway, I loved this episode! Ga Yeon, I know you ate everytihng you wanted since the fight is over, congratulations!