Last week before Step 3 (third attempt)
I re-re-take Step 3 on Sep. 28. Two failed attempts so far. Been studying about 2 hours/day since Feb., and I have been on "research" electives (aka study at home most of the day) since the end of July. So far I have done: 1) a lot of Online MedEd lectures for my weakest topics 2) UWorld Step 2 CK QBank; now redoing all the questions I got incorrect (horrible; 20 something percentile) 3) UWorld Step 3 QBank (that's kinda burned out though because I've done it so many times; I'm scoring... Last week before Step 3 (third attempt) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FryyM Tags: Step III Source Type: forums

Worrying about my clinic pts during my off time
First year fellow, starting to struggle with my continuity pts and worrying about them after I see then in clinic or after starting chemo. I worry I forget to follow up on abnormal labs and imaging and that ultimately something bad will happen to them and it would be my fault. I never had this problem with my continuity clinic for IM.... is it just me? Starting to burn me out... How do oncologists deal with this ? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CaliforniaAppli Tags: Hematology / Oncology Source Type: forums

Anesthesiologist Sued In CRNA OR Fire Case
Updated Sep 08, 2020; Posted Sep 08, 2020 WILLIAMSPORT – A Lycoming County man burned in a fire while undergoing surgery has sued the hospital, two doctors, a nurse and an anesthesia firm. Their conduct and omissions constitute an “inexcusable systemic failure,” Alden J. Evans Sr. charges in a suit filed Friday in county court. The Trout Run area resident was burned Oct. 30, 2019, while undergoing surgery at UPMC Susquehanna’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center for the removal basal cell... Anesthesiologist Sued In CRNA OR Fire Case (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: msnbc2020 Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

How was EM 10 years ago compared to now?
I'm trying to get a decent idea of what the last decade has been like for specialties I'm interested in and what implications that means the next decade will be like. I also posted a similar question on radiology. basically, has your work flow gone up for the same salary? Do you think new docs tend to get burnt out more than 10 years ago? How has CMG's if you worked for one in 10 years; or multiple CMG's change their salary/pay structure? Do you dislike or don't mind it etc. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: scoopdaboop Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

NBDE II - breakdown on how to pass
Just want to pay it forward. Time spent studying: 18 days (3-6 hours per day) Materials: MentalDental (did not touch the Ortho section) - viewed every video once and made my notes on them Tufts Pharm (only got through the first 20 pages out of the 45+) - made notes on questions I got wrong BoardsMastery (only did around 800 questions - I think they have 1,200) - made notes on questions I got wrong I felt like I could/should have studied more but I was burned out coming... NBDE II - breakdown on how to pass (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Incis0r Tags: NBDE Exams & Licensure Exams Source Type: forums

Why does IV potassium burn?
I've been asked this question on rotation and I've run some pubmed searches and haven't been able to find anything! It's driving me crazy. Is it tonicity? Does anyone know the answer or at least know where to direct me to find it? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Cocogirl Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

It's rough out there? Or is it me?
Situation: I'm in my early 30's, youngish family med doc with a few years experience as an attending. I got rejected for two positions very close to a major metro area on the west coast. Currently, I work in a very large metro area which is even more competitive than the area I applied for but at a less desirable, for most, job setting. I strongly want to move for family reasons and difficult work conditions. . I'm burnt out. My current job has been financially rewarding due... It's rough out there? Or is it me? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: throwawaysteve19897 Tags: Family Medicine Source Type: forums

Should I retake my MCAT? California ORM.
I'm entering my junior year soon. If I maintain the same grades I've had for the past two semesters, then I will have around a 3.7 cGPA/3.7 sGPA by the time I apply in May 2021. I am a co-author on one peer-reviewed publication so far, and have about 70 hours of non-clinical volunteering so far (this has not stopped, so I will have probably 100-150 hours by the time I apply). I am about to start scribing and anticipate ~200 hours by the time I apply. My application is so far heavily focused... Should I retake my MCAT? California ORM. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Frank Burns MD Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

2020-2021 Hawaii (Burns)
Please tag a pre-allo moderator when the secondary prompt is posted. Good luck to everyone applying! Interview Feedback: University of Hawaii (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TheDataKing Tags: 2020-2021 Allopathic School-Specific Discussions Source Type: forums

Adversity/Challenge, Criticism, and Diversity essays
Struggling to decide which topics to write about for common secondary topics. I have a few ideas but I'm doubting each one. For challenge/adversity: 1. In high school, my house partially burned down. In the essay, I talk about the struggles my family faced and how the experience made me more resilient and empathetic. I'm worried that this example is from too long ago to leave an impact. 2. Early in college, my family faced financial struggles after someone became seriously ill. I... Adversity/Challenge, Criticism, and Diversity essays (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sleepypickle Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Studying
Where do you guys study if you were used to study at the library?. I'm getting burned out studying at home because of covid 19. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Usmle_Seeker2020 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Failed spine surgeon becomes failed pain doctor, accidentally burns down house while destroying evidence
Article here Not sure why it took 3 years to arrest them. Apparently the wife accidentally burned their house down when she left the documents burning in the outdoor fireplace unattended. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Agast Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Just bombed AAMC FL 2
I got a 503. Last week I got a 510 on FL 1 and two weeks ago my total % for the prep sample test was 80%. At this point I have taken 9 practice exams and I don’t know what the hell is wrong with me. All sections went down except for C/P. I have done all of the AAMC material (except for FL’s 3 and 4) and I’m going through it again. I don’t know what else to do. I feel like I did worse probably because I don’t have anymore new material or maybe I’m just burned out. Any advice? I’m definitely... Just bombed AAMC FL 2 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DT III Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Any PGY-2's or 3's thinking of jumping ship?
Any other 2nd or 3rd year residents beginning to think that EM is not right for them? If so, what are your turn off's for EM (so far or that have arisen)? What fields are you thinking of jumping too? Personally, I just feel burnt out at the end of this (PGY1) year. Between ungrateful patients to some crazy attendings who also seem pretty jaded. The thought of internal medicine or family medicine has crossed my mind on numerous occasions. Am I the only here that feels like way? Serious... Any PGY-2's or 3's thinking of jumping ship? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bluebird12390 Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

What time do you get to the hospital?
Our morning report starts at 7. I plan to get to the hospital for 5 everyday to get a bulk of work knocked out prior to meeting. Is this realistic or will I burn out quickly? What is your routine? Sent from my iPhone using SDN (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NOLADO84 Tags: General Residency Issues Source Type: forums

Fellowship Advice
I've been very interested in PCCM since my first rotation in the ICU. I was also interested in cardiology. Due to personal reasons and some not so great advice I received early in my residency I ultimately chose to pursue cardiology (advice being the job market for CC isn't the greatest and there is a high burn out rate while cardiology offered more job stability and security especially if I wanted to move around. I would also be more likely to match cardiology because of there were more... Fellowship Advice (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: snowbird900 Tags: Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine Source Type: forums

Advice for Burned Out in current role?
I had posted about switching out of my current career role (outpatient subspecialist) a few weeks ago and the main advice I had gotten was to try reducing my hours. Whether I chose it or not, I have had reduced hours/patients during this pandemic time and have been doing telemed from home. I am pretty certain now that I cannot maintain my current career. My practice is awesome and I know how lucky I am to have the job I do, especially at this time. Yet, I'm shocked by how frustrated I get... Advice for Burned Out in current role? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: insearchofwisdom Tags: Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties Source Type: forums

Feeling burned out
Pretty much what the title says. Im a PGY-2 at the end of year 2 of my residency. Pretty much, I feel underappreciated or undervalued for what I do. I've started several research projects but I have no motivation to finish any of them. And I dont have any family around. I feel picked on and belittled all the time in the residency. I dont know how much more of this I can take. My only motivation to go to work right now is to just survive. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: neoexile Tags: General Residency Issues Source Type: forums

help me decide: PCP vs heme/onc
Hi everybody, I am a current PGY2 and am struggling between solid oncology vs primary care. Inpatient medicine burns me out due to heavy page burden and having to direct my attention to many different things at once. I feel more relaxed when I can devote myself to one thing at a time. Thus, hospitalist work is out of the question for me. I need help figuring out what is the best fit for me. I want a job where I can feel fulfilled and not burnt out. I don't care about salary/ prestige. I... help me decide: PCP vs heme/onc (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HemeOncBound87 Tags: Hematology / Oncology Source Type: forums

MSW or PsyD?
First post here. I intend to apply to either an MSW or PsyD program in the fall. My personal therapist is an LCSW and she has cautioned me away from seeking a MSW in favor of the PsyD for the following reasons: 1. Over-saturation of MSW/LCSW's (especially in CA) 2. Diminished rigor of clinical training in MSW 3. Lesser pay and job satisfaction (burn-out inability to attain certain positions etc) I was shocked when she shared this with me, however I am partial to the PsyD because I feel... MSW or PsyD? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: psychtnt Tags: Mental Health and Social Welfare Source Type: forums

Functional neurology is going to single handedly burn me out.
Why isn't this discussed more? Why isn't there an entire AAN journal dedicated to this? Many days I see more functional patients/consults than "normal" patients. I'm becoming more and more cynical, I almost assume each patient is functional before meeting them. These patients are ticking time bombs for the clinician. It's drilled into us about appropriate use of testing/imaging but where do you even begin with their ridiculous amount of symptoms? Of course the correct answer is to order as... Functional neurology is going to single handedly burn me out. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Cone774411 Tags: Neurology Source Type: forums

Value of NRP, ABLS?
Hi Y'all, New attending here. Does anyone find any value, either perceived by employers or in their actual clinical practice, from some of the more obscure acute care courses like the neonatal resucitation program (NRP) or advanced burn life support (ABLS)? I work a lot of remote, single coverage sites and so NRP sounds like it could be useful for the rare neonate or precipitous delivery. Are there any courses you might recommend to continue to grow one's clinical proficiencies... Value of NRP, ABLS? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Preston Ganey Jr Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Transition Out of IM Subspecialty as an Attending?
Hello, I am currently an internal medicine subspecialist and have been an attending for 3.5 years. I am quite unfulfilled at my job, physically/mentally/emotionally worn out. I have been trying to pay close attention to what is making me feel this way because hard work is not something I have trouble with and have come to really identify it truly is patient interactions/expectations. If I'm honest with myself, in hindsight, I've been burned out since right after intern year and have not... Transition Out of IM Subspecialty as an Attending? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: insearchofwisdom Tags: Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties Source Type: forums

Switch into Radiology as an attending?
Hello, I am currently an internal medicine subspecialist and have been an attending for 3.5 years. I am quite unfulfilled at my job, physically/mentally/emotionally worn out. I have been trying to pay close attention to what is making me feel this way because hard work is not something I have trouble with and have come to really identify it's patient interactions/expectations. If I'm honest with myself, in hindsight, I've been burned out since right after intern year and have not really... Switch into Radiology as an attending? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: insearchofwisdom Tags: Radiology Source Type: forums

Post residency options working less clinical?
PGY1 EM Resident here. I’m more than 6 months in but still have a little over 2 years to go. As much as I loved EM as a medical student, I’ve learned there’s so much I don’t like about it either. Perhaps I’m burnt out but the switch to days/nights has definitely taken a toll on my mental/physical health. I’ve had thoughts about switching specialties or quitting but having nearly 400k in a student loans is preventing me from doing so and at the end of the day there was a reason I chose EM in... Post residency options working less clinical? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jillzhou Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Burn Out & Moral Injury in Pain Medicine?
Have you experienced moral injuries as a pain specialist? Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures Of Health Care Doctors and other clinicians say they’re enduring moral injury because the business of health care interferes with patient care. khn.org "Dean said she and Talbot have given two dozen talks on moral... Burn Out & Moral Injury in Pain Medicine? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Another year of the same prelim surgery situation....
Hello, I am posting this on behalf of my boyfriend since he does not have an account- he is currently a burn surgery fellow that has recently completed 3 prelim General Surgery residency years. He matched into a prelim-year 1 spot straight out of med-school, did well, but the organization pretty much never keeps prelims and he knew that, but had his dream & took the risk. From there, he landed another prelim-year 1 general surgery spot across the country. Again, he did well, but the program... Another year of the same prelim surgery situation.... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Physician Assistant 2020 Tags: Internship, Residency and Fellowship Positions Source Type: forums

Nothing I want more than to just be a surgeon...
Hello, I am posting this on behalf of my boyfriend since he does not have an account- he is currently a burn surgery fellow that has recently completed 3 prelim General Surgery residency years. He matched into a prelim-year 1 spot straight out of med-school, did well, but the organization pretty much never keeps prelims and he knew that, but had his dream & took the risk. From there, he landed another prelim-year 1 general surgery spot across the country. Again, he did well, but the program... Nothing I want more than to just be a surgeon... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Physician Assistant 2020 Tags: Surgical Residency Applications and Interviews Source Type: forums

Re: Almost a third of UK doctors may be burnt out and stressed, study suggests
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Source: BMJ Comments - January 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Dentist accused of setting girls mouth on fire
Saw this story. Could anyone explain how exactly this happened and how it could be prevented? Dentist set 5-year-old's mouth on fire, parents say in lawsuit The girl's parents say she was burned and hospitalized after a tool sparked a fire while her teeth were being smoothed. www.nbcnews.com (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: batman12345 Tags: Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists Source Type: forums

Cervical RFA with 10mm tip
Anyone doing cervical RFA with 10mm tip If sensory and motor testing negative, then.... Bigger burn= better relief (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: med7343 Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Enlisted Medical Chalk Talks
What are some short 10-15 minute lessons y'all do for your enlisted medical (Corpsmen/Medics)? I'm looking for things that they'll find either interesting, useful in their job, or both. This is separate from skills training. Stuff like acute pain control, back pain red flags and what they mean, the approach to a red eye, upper respiratory/sinus complaints, "it burns when I pee," etc. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: flightdoc09 Tags: Military Medicine Source Type: forums

Am I disillusioned to what ER really is?
Current 3rd year medical student. I am in between EM and IM. I really want to like EM. I like the shift work, and I really like the fact that you have no idea what could come through those doors and you have to think on your feet. You get to do some procedures as well. I’ve been spending extra days in the ER and I’m not sure if this is what ER actually is and I’m just a naive student; or the people I’m working with are just burnt out and don’t care. Granted it’s a small Lvl 3 ER in the... Am I disillusioned to what ER really is? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: boolin_1 Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Possible options, low gpa, stay premed or switch?
Hey I just finished my sophomore year fall semester, and I did very bad, I got about a 3.2 gpa. My overall gpa is about 3.45 and science gpa is about 3.4. I worked extremely hard this last semester and I was burnt out during finals and choked. So, I have been considering whether i should i even stay premed becasue I won't get into med schools(state: michigan) as i still have biochem and orgo 2 remaining so my gpa will probably will not be a 4.0( Spring 2020: Orgo 2, Physics 2, Calc 2(taking... Possible options, low gpa, stay premed or switch? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: babz101 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

AAEM oral board review course. Does it suck, or is it worth it?
Trying throw some money AAEM's way, wouldn't mind using my CME on their oral board review course. However, if it's a complete waste of time, would rather do something else anyone ever do it? Even if it's marginally worth it I've got 7k CME to burn through and I can only buy so many gift cards (thanks, boardvitals!) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AlmostAnMD Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Taking some time off between finishing training and working?
Hi, I'm finishing up my fellowship in June and I'm in an unfortunate situation where it looks like my father is getting burned out taking care of my mom. It looks like we may need consider putting her in an assisted living facility but I want to still try and be there for her if I can after my training. My question is if I take 6 months to a year of not working (or very minimal part time work), will this affect me from a licensing perspective? I'm the eldest child and unfortunately my... Taking some time off between finishing training and working? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: shahseh22 Tags: General Residency Issues Source Type: forums

Politics of potentially canceling away rotation
Hi All, I'm applying into medicine and have an away rotation scheduled at a program I thought was my dream program in a few weeks. Since being on the interview trail I've heard this program is malignant and now I'm not as interested in going there. I've been given an interview at the program already. I would really like to cancel the away but dont want to burn a bridge. Is this excusable in any way? Or am I theoretically locked into the rotation given the politics of it all? Thanks... Politics of potentially canceling away rotation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chickenliz Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Academically Dismissed. Can I make the biggest comeback of my life? Eviscerate me if you must.
I went to community college and finished with a 3.5 total (B's and C's in bio and ochem) for about 70 semester units. Proved a lot of people wrong and pulled off some impressive extracurriculars and went to a big name school (quarter system) and nailed my first quarter with straight A's--I was driven as hell. And then after that I hit depression like a wall, absolute crash and burn. I used to think depression was something lazy people talked about until it happened to me, I was a pretty... Academically Dismissed. Can I make the biggest comeback of my life? Eviscerate me if you must. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: somehowsomeway Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Hours of studying and limit for burnout?
Current 1st year. How many hours a day / week do you all study? And what do you all think is your limit after which you feel burnt out? I'm trying to find the right balance for this. Currently, I'll go hard for one exam but then get burnout and not care much about the exam later that week. Our curriculum has around 2 exams a week. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hopefulDOcter4321 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

The least burnt out specialties
If i newly married and i will have ababy is it hard to have a residency.. And what is the least specialty to burn out. Is there is rules in hospitals for married doctors, someone said that if i took im residency i won't see my husband is that right? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Usmle fight Tags: Internship, Residency and Fellowship Positions Source Type: forums

If doctors are so miserable & burnt out, why do so many of their kids still want to go to medical school?
I'm currently in medical school right now, and I would guesstimate that literally about half of my class has a parent whose a doctor. Of that percentage, I would say about 10% of them have two parents that are doctors. So, just curious...and I'd love to hear from people who have parents that are doctors..but what REALLY made you go into medicine despite knowing the long, hard road that lies ahead of you? You were never scared away from being a doctor, after seeing all the hours mom/dad... If doctors are so miserable & burnt out, why do so many of their kids still want to go to medical school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DJay4534533 Tags: Medical Students - MD 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

Re: Seven days in medicine: 20-26 Nov 2019 - One in three maternity doctors feel & quot;burnt out & quot;
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Source: BMJ Comments - December 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Fresh Start to the MCAT from Gap Years - Help!
Hi all, I'd like to thank you in advance for any suggestions in my dire hour of need of finding study materials/prepping my schedule. I took two gap years to "find myself". I was one of those harsh straight-edge undergrads that you couldn't talk to me if you weren't talking about studying/lab work/volunteering and I'd judge you for not having a 4.0. It was unhealthy and was so focused that I burnt myself out and convinced myself not to do medicine. Had a blast taking a gap break traveling... Fresh Start to the MCAT from Gap Years - Help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: samoanfromHawaii Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Chances of getting into opto school?
Hi my name is Karen, and I just joined this forum since it has been helpful for me to see my future options. I have recently hit a low point and am not sure if I should still try to make it into optometry school. I currently have a 3.4ish cumulative GPA and a 3.1ish science GPA. I'm currently taking Ochem 1 and may possibly get a C which would probably lower my GPA a lot unless I barely make a B. Basically I'm feeling burnt out since I guess I just suck at science courses. This is my 2nd... Chances of getting into opto school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kvrxn Tags: Pre-Optometry Source Type: forums

Canadian Applicant - WAMC?? Please help!
cGPA: 3.85 , sGPA: 3.97 , MCAT1: 500 (3 years ago), MCAT2: 509 , Lots of unique ECs, Currently finishing up MSc I know that my MCAT scores are not the best. I'm a little afraid that it will hold me back. I'm planning to apply to these schools: Wayne State NYMC Howard MSU Central Michigan George Washington Penn State Tulane Hawaii (Burns) I also want to throw in UCLA, because in 2017 they accepted someone with a 508 MCAT (but I'm not sure if I should). I would say that my ECs are above... Canadian Applicant - WAMC?? Please help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Premed_girl Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Extra classes for prep
I'd be starting pod school in next fall assuming one of my interviews goes well enough this cycle (I have two lined up), giving me a decent amount of time to "burn". I figured I'd start looking for part time work but was also considering taking extra courses at either the local university or community college. My MCAT was not the best, 494, and I don't really feel completely comfortable in some of the subjects even though my actual GPA is decent (3.4 overall 3.3 science). Would it be worth... Extra classes for prep (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: owl1999 Tags: Pre-Podiatry Students Source Type: forums

Help! Career Advices Needed..Poll!
Been feeling burnt out at retail lately. Wanting a better spot but not many retails better than my current company out there. (I will not go to CVS or WG). I could FIRE but thinking it would be not healthy as I am barely mid 30's age. DATA: 5+years retail exp including manager Several moderate demand state lic. ALL CLEAN Interest in other aspects of pharmacy willing to do residency. Well over 25x expenses saved, willing to coast or barista fire. Willing to move, though I am already in a... Help! Career Advices Needed..Poll! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: quickpic007 Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

24 hr shifts
So I’m thinking about signing a contract at a place that works 24h shifts. Now admittedly the hourly rate is lower than what I’m being offered in the city, but you usually get a few hours of sleep. Census is 13k with 12 hrs of APP coverage, docs average 1pph over a shift. My question for you guys is what is a reasonable number of 24s to do in a month without getting burned out? My urban offer is for 10x12s and this rural gig averages 6x24s. Since the hourly rate is a bit lower I was... 24 hr shifts (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mega_colon Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums