Stanford vs Vanderbilt (75% Scholarship)
Stanford (PSTP) Pros Strong fit with scientist/creative academic culture, could probably first author a cool project Prestige in and out of academia (dream school vibes) I thrive in unstructured environments and like the independence of their curriculum World leaders in my research field of interest, interdisciplinary projects encouraged Never lived on the west coast, and very much love nearby outdoors stuff, have friends in SF Slightly older students with... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 23, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dj_spore Tags: Help Me Decide: X vs Y Medical School Source Type: forums

BSc before MBBS - worth it?
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Source: The Student Room - April 22, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: artful_lounger Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Harvard vs. NYU
Hi!! Thought I knew what I wanted but now feeling really really conflicted and not sure what the right choice in this situation is. For context I'm pretty set on OB/GYN, have lived in TX my whole life, and want to work in academic medicine with focus on public health and policy in the future. Harvard: Pros: P/F for pre-clinical and clerkships, graded for post-clerkships (sub-Is, electives, etc) Controversy about this though?? With some schools going back and some... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 22, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: roundgarlic Tags: Help Me Decide: X vs Y Medical School Source Type: forums

1 year attending job?
Hi I am a rads resident about to rank and match for fellowship. Spouse is an FM PGY 2. Rank list right now is all over the country, mostly in big metros/big academic centers. We will likely return to the area we are currently in after my fellowship year (its her hometown). We aren't interested in doing distance for a year. She isn't really interested in a fellowship year either. Would it be feasible for wife to have a 1 year attending job wherever I end up for fellowship? Or would... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 21, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MouseChair Tags: Family Medicine Source Type: forums

Boston University vs. Rush
I've been very fortunate to get to pick between these options but am feeling pretty torn. I was initially very set on BU because of the higher ranking/prestige (cost of attendance would be nearly identical), but after visiting Rush I am reconsidering. My family is in CA, so both are far regardless. I hope to eventually match back into CA, and as of now I'm thinking of cardiology. For cardiology, my impression is that matching into a good name academic IM program in CA would set me up best... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 20, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medamind92 Tags: Help Me Decide: X vs Y Medical School Source Type: forums

What to do with my hatred of academic medicine?
Essentially, I have grown to despise academic medicine. I see so many problems linked to academic medicine that plague medicine now. Like obsession on specialization (since academic medicine takes cues from academia general idea of phds specializing on really small things, and wasting time doing research). Lot of academic physicians worked on ACA that completely ****ed us over. Academic docs I'm around constantly **** talk private practice. Academic docs I've talked to seem to extremely... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 19, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: coconutlover Tags: Medical Students (MD) Source Type: forums

Pitt vs UCSD
Hi all! I am thrilled to have been admitted to two of my absolute dream schools, but it is making my decision a lot harder. I am from California but have lived on the East Coast for the past few years and have lots of friends/support in both places (though my parents are still in CA) and am leaning towards going to the East Coast for residency. I'm generally interested in academic surgery/surgical subspecialties, though not completely committed, and I am really interested in finding research... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 18, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 3ggsalad Tags: Help Me Decide: X vs Y Medical School Source Type: forums

is medicine realistic for me?
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Source: The Student Room - April 17, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: waterycelery Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Attending subspecialty conferences during intern year?
I matched into psychiatry for the incoming 2024 cohort starting in July. I have long wanted to pursue forensic psychiatry even during undergrad, and I can see that while fellowships in general are not competitive, the more "prestigious" programs are getting more selective over time. My program is not a big academic center and not terribly well known. It isn't exactly rural or community, but its also not in a major urban area and there won't be many resources for me to get a lot of forensic... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 17, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: heartsink Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Binghamton or Buffalo School of Pharmacy
Hi everyone, I'm in the process of choosing between attending Binghamton University and the University at Buffalo. I've been offered a small scholarship of $3,000 per year to attend Binghamton, but no financial aid for Buffalo. I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of each option, considering factors like academic programs, campus life, and overall costs. Could anyone share their experiences or insights about these schools, especially if you've faced a similar choice? Any advice on how to... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 15, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: eddie920 Tags: Pre-Pharmacy Source Type: forums

VA Radiation Oncology jobs?
Hi Folks, What do you think about the VA radiation oncology Physician jobs? I have been to a couple of VAs, and it seems that, in general, nobody wants to work and are happy to keep referring patients to academic affiliates. Is this prevalent across all VA healthcare systems? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 15, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Barcelona PSG Tags: Radiation Oncology Source Type: forums

Research Project Picking Help Request
Dear SDN, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to conduct research abroad in an underserved community, and I have been presented with a variety of interesting research projects to choose from. While I cannot disclose the specific topics to maintain anonymity, I am seeking advice on how to make the best decision for my academic and professional growth. The projects can be broadly categorized into two groups: broad topics supervised by highly productive researchers with impressive h-index... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 15, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr_Dreamy Tags: Pre-Medical (MD) Source Type: forums

How to improve? 34 y/o, 2nd time, low GPA, mental health
I am 34 and it’s been over 10 years since completing my prerequisites. I “went out with a bang” and tanked my GPA my last year of undergraduate courses due to mental health concerns. I will address this in my explanation statement, but I need an academic comeback. I know my GPA is really low. I am also a disadvantaged student (raised in abusive/addiction family), and therefore have been looking into Colorado’s Vet Prep program. However I know they only pick 10. Cumulative GPA: 3.0... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 14, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kat362 Tags: What are my Chances? WAMC Veterinary Source Type: forums

US MD student applying IM 241 step2ck chances
Hi I am a us md stduent who is applying IM. little dissapointed with recent step 2 score of 241. No major red flags avg ECS 1 publciation and another manuscript submitted. What are my chances for an academic IM program. Any similar match stories? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 12, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: harkonnen123 Tags: Residency Program Specific Discussions Source Type: forums

Huge upward GPA trend
I have an enormous cGPA trend. After my first 3 years, I transferred and did 5 more years of school (BS Biology & Math, BS Biomedical Engineering, MS Biomedical Engineering). cGPA by year 1.72, 1.77, 1.16... ... ... 2.94, 3.57, 3.94, 3.98, 3.97 My cGPA over my entire academic career is a 3.06 (sGPA is comparable). However, looking at just my last 4 years, I have a cGPA of 3.73 over 226 credits. Given that in my last 4 years I've taken almost twice as many credits as is... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 12, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mr.LongTermPlan Tags: Pre-Medical (MD) Source Type: forums