Friday, October 29, 2021

Steps to Take Towards Neurosurgery

Garrett Gambill graduated with a bachelor’s in kinesiology from the University of Tennessee in 2018. He won the Joseph A. Clayton Award for academic excellence as a high school student by maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.5 for four years. Garrett Gambill volunteers with the Memphis Botanic Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, and shadows neurosurgeon Dr. James A. Killeffer.

To become a neurosurgeon, you must begin by choosing the right undergraduate degree. While there is no prescribed course to take for this, it is recommended that you concentrate on advanced biological sciences.

You must complete a bachelor’s degree with pre-med required courses like biochemistry, microbiology, or human anatomy. Since most medical schools require a minimum GPA of 3.5, you have to be one of the best students in your graduating class.

While in junior year, you would have to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCATS). The purpose of this exam is to allow medical schools to assess your skills through a series of multiple-choice questions. Then you must submit your application by mail or online through the Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Derrick Henry Brings Speed & Power

Garrett Gambill is a medical assistant at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates in Memphis, TN, and has career aspirations in the sports medicine field. Garrett Gambill follows the Tennessee Titans, who benefit from Derrick Henry, one of the NFL's most potent running threats.

At 270 pounds, Henry brings sheer force, as well as speed, to an explosive running game that centers on taking on mismatched defenders and creating maximum yardage. This ability was on display in Week 2 of the 2021 season, when Henry sparked a 15 point comeback against the Seahawks in Seattle with a 60-yard sprint for a touchdown.

With less than 13 minutes left in the game, the Titans faced a daunting 30-16 deficit and a demoralized squad. The Seahawks had just struck a decisive blow with a 68-yard deep connect from quarterback Russell Wilson to Freddie Swain, resulting in seven quick points. Facing an extremely aggressive Seattle defensive line, Henry threaded the needle inside, finding a gap as opponent Jamal Adams overcommitted to shutting movement off the ball.

Once he broke free, Henry found the edge and put on a speed that comfortably outpaced the nearest backfield defenders. The 182 yards Derrick Henry achieved on 35 carries, with three touchdowns and six receptions, and 55 receiving yards, earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week distinction.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Shingles - A Painful Skin Condition

Garrett Gambill is a Memphis, TN-based professional who works with the clinical team at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates in an assistant medical role. With a particular interest in sports medicine, Garrett Gambill is well-versed in a wide range of orthopedic, neurologic, and dermatologic conditions.

With symptoms of a painful rash, shingle is a unique viral condition that can affect anyone who has chickenpox at a younger age. Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, shingles involve reactivation, often decades later, of the varicella-zoster virus that laid dormant in the nerve tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

The most common manifestation of shingles is a stripe of blisters that wraps around one side of the torso. Alternatively, it can occur on the neck, face, or around an eye. This may be extremely painful and result in postherpetic neuralgia that lingers even after the blisters have cleared away.

Shingles are often associated with weakened immune systems and are most prevalent in adults over age 50. It is contagious and can be passed on to those who haven’t experienced chickenpox through open sores that person will contract chickenpox, not shingles. The positive news is that a Shingrix vaccine is available in the US that effectively safeguards against the virus’ reactivation.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

History of the Tennessee Giants

Garrett Gambill is a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee with a degree in kinesiology. He worked with the Elvis Presley show and assisted with recreational events at Memphis Botanic Gardens as a volunteer. In relation to orthopedics and sports medicine, Garrett Gambill hopes to work with Tennessee Titans, the Nashville, TN-based football team.

From 1960 to 1996, the Tennessee Titans were called the Oilers. They were one of the original American Football League Teams that existed when the upstart league was established in 1960. The Oilers consecutively won the AFL Championships in 1960 and 1961.

The next few years were not so successful for the team as they had four straight losing seasons. Just before the 1970 season, the AFL and NFL merged. This merger was not great for the Oilers, too, as their losing streak continued. In the late 70s, the team's fortunes rose as they advanced to the conference championship games. However, they were defeated twice in a row and fell back to low points in the AFC rankings.

In 1994, the Oilers made Jeff Fisher, their coach. He was coach when the team relocated to Nashville and changed its name. After this, they became relatively successful. Since 1999, the Tennessee giants have been a relevant name in American football. However, the team's best season is still the 1999 season, where they finished with a 13-3 record.

Steps to Take Towards Neurosurgery

Garrett Gambill graduated with a bachelor’s in kinesiology from the University of Tennessee in 2018. He won the Joseph A. Clayton Award for...