Is medical massage considered clinical experience?
Originally I asked this over at r/premed and while I got some excellent feedback I wanted to cross-post to see if anyone else had more thoughts / suggestions / clarity to share: Title is pretty self-explanatory but for context here's what I'm talking about: I've been a massage therapist for about 13 years. I've worked primarily with what is called "medical massage," e.g. clients post car accidents, surgeries (mastectomies, open heart surgeries, etc), those with chronic conditions looking... Is medical massage considered clinical experience? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: whenpeanutmetbutter Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

Have any of you guys take an unscheduled bathroom break during comlex?
OK so I messed up. It happened. I really had to pee starting halfway through block one. Got through half of block two until I realized I couldn't hold it without having an accident, let alone think clearly enough to take the test...Thanks again nervous bladder. So I took an unscheduled bathroom break (which by the way wouldn't have been a problem if we didn't have to take the comlex in 2 hour blocks!). But anyways...I was back in under 2 minutes, but I knew I messed up. At lunch asked them... Have any of you guys take an unscheduled bathroom break during comlex? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Hopeful101 Tags: Medical Students - DO Source Type: forums

Documentation Tips
I guess this thread could be all encompassing anything from little things that you’ve noticed that could increase your RVUs, or litigation protective if you just documented it or documented it correctly. When do you actually do your charts?! do you finish them the day of the shift or you wait a couple days to try and look back to see the patients course before you actually sign the chart? Personally speaking I found a few charts that I left by accident 4 or 5 days later to come back to see... Documentation Tips (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HoosierdaddyO Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

How realistic is a competitive residency from a low tier school like Drexel?
I’ll be matriculating this summer and I want to know how realistic this is. I know the whole “anyone can go anywhere if they work hard enough” spiel. But I want to know if it’s a realistic mindset to think this can happen or is it just the outliers who belonged there in the first place and landed at low tier schools by accident? Thanks in advance! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Wobbler Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Patients calling on doctor line
What do you guys do? I used to take the calls myself but people abuse it so have been putting them on hold lately. Some pharmacists tell them they need to call back on the correct line and hang up before the person can respond lol. I don't see how it's possible to call the doctor line on accident, the prompts are clear at every chain. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SClENCE Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

How do I proceed from now?
Hello everyone. Unfortunately, I had a very rough start of the semester due to a serious car accident where I was hurt. I talked to all my professors and all but one allowed me to reschedule first exam and extended deadlines for homework. However, one professor didn't allow to do so, which resulted in terrible start of the class, next day I was discharged from hospital I had 1st exam and I think I did roughly 20/100 on that test, as you understand there is now way I can get higher than B+... How do I proceed from now? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mkif586 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Left grad school on bad terms
Hey guys, I am just putting some feelers out there about a difficult situation that I am in. I used to be premed but a combo of financial issues/life led me to grad school. I got a masters in science and started a PhD program around 2016. In Late 2017 I left grad school (sciences) on semi-bad terms. I got VERY ill and at the time was recovering from the illness (seizures caused by chemical exposure from lab accident). I got forced out from my lab when my lab partner took credit for the... Left grad school on bad terms (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: diamondgal1337 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Low GPA due to accident/illness- Is there still a chance?
Prior to a TBI I had a 4.0 and was very active in student leadership- including being president of my honor society, running for international office of that honor society, and being on student senate. I was already non-traditional in being in my 30's and being autistic, ADHD, and dyscalculic. I worked *very* hard with three tutors to get my A's in my math classes. After the accident I had to drop classes and my two I's became F's. I was hospitalized too much, that no matter how hard I... Low GPA due to accident/illness- Is there still a chance? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ÂûProud Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

M3 and positively burned out
Did anyone else feel burned to a crisp as a M3? They say it is uphill from here but when is that? m4? residency? junior attending? Being at the utter whim of preceptors...who can be as abusive or not as they want. School standards making it increasingly difficult to Honor. Crazy hours. And I mean, life still happens-I got into a bad car accident a few days ago (other driver ticketed)...and, med school leaves you no time to deal with it. Still need to do all the scutwork despite paying $$$ to... M3 and positively burned out (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: honey0102 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Revoking a drivers license?
hello all. I had a new situation in clinic today which I previously didn’t encounter.Long story short. Patient with a known history of meth abuse Who admits to smoking the night before leaves work, is an unrestrained driver in a singe car accident. shows up in my office with severe right sided Neck pain. States that he continues to use meth with last use yesterday. He can’t turn his neck more than 10° rotation, and is actively using meth. Has anyone ever taking someone’s drivers license... Revoking a drivers license? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: thecentral09 Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Broken wrist
Hello everyone, I recently had a skateboarding accident and I fell straight on my wrist and it fractured. I’m currently a first semester first year dental student. I’m trying my hardest not to have panic attacks every second of the day but how screwed am I for dental school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ahopefulpredent Tags: Dental Source Type: forums

Ethical Dilemma
I would like to get your opinion on a situation I came across with while reading a book: If you're in an accident with a person who you know is HIV positive, would you help him knowing that you don't have any protective equipment? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: helloitsodin Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

How will a recent misdemeanor charge affect my residency/job prospects?
Earlier this week I was convicted of a misdemeanor hit and run charge from an incident that occurred this past summer (between my M1 and M2 years). It wasn't malicious - a biker and I made contact while I was making a turn with him very close behind me and I didn't hear or feel anything so I kept going - and my penalty was very light. I also don't have to pay any restitution, which means they did not find the accident itself to be my fault. However, I'm not sure how bad this is going to look... How will a recent misdemeanor charge affect my residency/job prospects? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hs764 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

10 Haikus About Medical School
Anatomy lab. Touched my mouth by accident. Cannibalism. First office hours. Wow, your voice at 1x speed Sounds so different. Long distance boyfriend. Drunk. Corpus Cavernosum. No...I shouldn’t…Fine... Maybe if I’m gone, people will finally see that I was worth it. Goro’s cat is black. Donald Trump Gonrif attacks... 10 Haikus About Medical School (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mysterious Med Student Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Re: Almost half of consultant anaesthetists have had a car accident or near miss on their commute home because of fatigue
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums