Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Medical Students Association

COOUMSA is a circle of great minds on the voyage to uncover the hidden secrets of conquering all the agents of human mortality. Your life is precious that's why we train hard to protect it.

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Our Super Powers

Super Amazing People

This is super corny. But before, I thought that COOU medical students were a bunch of nerds, and they are! I spent 30 minutes yesterday in a hole reading about different muscles. But at the same time, while COOUMSITES are similar in that they’re generally pretty driven, they’re incredibly diverse. So many people are doing so many different things, which is pretty cool, so you end up learning a ton from each other.

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Unrivalled Freedom

The “ability to do whatever” doesn’t mean that you can like rob a bank. That’s highly illegal. But what that does mean is that because COOUMSA offers such a breadth of academic and extracurricular opportunities, you will be able to immerse yourself in whatever interests you.

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Mind Blowing Resources

Our medical students are provided with a gargantuan amount of resources. To start with, the COOUCOM library system is one of the best in Nigeria with thousands of books. We have all we need to kick ass in the medical field and become superheroes saving patients from the grave.

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Brainy Lecturers

If you think that you will become a great medical doctor without being taught by elites, you are living in a fool's island. Our lecturers are academic luminaries and the primus inter pares of their field.

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Why Do Fake Drugs Work Sometimes? - The Mystery of Placebos

Why Do Fake Drugs Work Sometimes? - The Mystery of Placebos

 Placebo is a substance or treatment of to intended therapeutic value. Common placebos include inert tablets, inert injections, sham surgery, and other procedures.

Is the Placebo Effect Real?

The placebo effect when people taking so-called "dummy pills" begin to experience the side effects expected for the real pills is a controversial phenomenon that seems to show that when it comes to some things, it really is mind over matter.

Why Do Doctors Wear Green or Blue Scrubs?

Why Do Doctors Wear Green or Blue Scrubs?

Scrubs used to be white — the color of cleanliness. Then in the early 20th century, one influential doctor switched to green because he thought it would be easier on a surgeon’s eyes, according to an article in a 1998 issue of Today’s Surgical Nurse. Although it is hard to confirm whether green scrubs became popular for this reason, green may be especially well-suited to help doctors see better in the operating room because it is the opposite of red on the color wheel.

Why Doctors Wear Green or Blue Scrubs?

The color wheel was developed in an attempt to explain color perception in human eyes. In his book "Theory of Colors", the famous poet Goethe has written, "...for the colors diametrically opposed to each other... are those that reciprocally evoke each other in the eye."

Why Is the Medical Symbol a Snake on a Stick?

Why Is the Medical Symbol a Snake on a Stick?

The caduceus is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology and consequently by Hermes Trismegistus in Greco-Egyptian mythology. The same staff was also borne by heralds in general, for example by Iris, the messenger of Hera. It is a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. 

Why Is the Medical Symbol a Snake on a Stick?

The image of serpents wrapped around a staff is a familiar one in the medical field, decorating pharmaceutical packaging and hospitals alike. Snakes bites are generally bad news, and so the animal might seem ill-fitting as the symbol of the medical profession, but the ancient emblem actually has a quite a story behind it.

Our Blog

35 Smart Doctors
We boast of over 35 doctors whose skills in the medical field is no joke.
20 Awards
If you think we only wander in the forest of books, you will be shocked to death to discover our awards honoring the skills of our members.
250 Awesome Minds
We are fabulous nerds who don't believe in the word “impossible”.

The Great Leaders

Obi Stanley
Emezue Favour
Vice President
Nwankwo Casmir
Secretary General
Amuluche Kingsley
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