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Clinical Volunteering Question
Long story short - due to my circumstances in college (family financial struggles, having to graduate early, etc.) I was unable to have a clinical volunteer position during school. I have 300+ hours of non-clinical volunteering that I am extremely passionate about but technically no clinical volunteer work. For the last year, I have worked 40+ hours a week as a clinical research coordinator in a cancer center - every day I meet with patients and work closely with each doctor in the clinic. I... Clinical Volunteering Question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: eelisa Source Type: forums

Software Engineer to MD/PhD?
Double majored in biomedical engineering and computer science at a state school for undergrad, graduating this month. uGPA: 3.3 sGPA: 3.3 Unfortunately, no upward trend. Low GPA is a result of doing two majors in four years. Research - a summer at a well-known cancer center with a poster presented at a conference; two years of research at a lab at my school but no substantial work was completed (didn't enjoy the research topic) Shadowing - I estimate about 30 hours total, done at the... Software Engineer to MD/PhD? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: workfirst Source Type: forums

Re: Breast cancer screening error: fatal mistake or lucky escape?
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

DO School list help
Hi I am applying for the AACOMAS 2018-2019 cycle and would appreciate help for building my school list. cGPA: 3.26/postbacc GPA: 3.56 MCAT: 491 -> 498 -> 506 (126/124/128/128) First generation college student State of Residence: MD Ethnicity: White/Asian Undergrad Institution: Univ of TN Postbacc Institution: Cornell Univ Clinical: Direct patient care experience as a surgical assistant for a skin cancer surgeon over the last 3 years Clinical volunteering: ER Volunteer (150... DO School list help (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: student270 Source Type: forums

How are my EC's? Applying this June.
EC's - 385 hours Research 1, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology: Over 3 years with 3 posters. HES/NEP research involving children's physical activity in relation to their math scores, and we found correlations that led to further research. Further research explored how much of an impact these interventions had on math skills. Final year was related to childhood obesity and the impact of parent's dietary choices. - 150 hours Research 2, Cancer Biology: Over... How are my EC's? Applying this June. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sharknad0 Source Type: forums

It's Complicated
As the title states, this is a complicated situation. I just completed an SMP this month, I didn't do well. I received my degree, but with a 2.96 cumulative gpa. I was working full time as a research associate, 40 hours a week. Currently in the middle of a clinical trial with one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation. Some background, I am Hispanic, not born here but permanent resident as of 5 years ago. I am also married and have a young child. I have a lot of volunteer work, in... It's Complicated (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: URMed89 Source Type: forums

What Internship Should I Pick: Children vs Adult's Hospital
I've been fortunate enough to be offered two pharmacy intern positions as a P0 starting this summer. Here are the essential differences between each position: > Primary Children's Hospital (SLC, Utah): Starting pay is $17.72/hr and I would obtain experience in Central Pharmacy Infusion Therapy Pediatric & Cardiac ICU Children's Medical Surgical Floor NICU Oncology > University of Utah & Huntsman Cancer Hospital (AKA for Adults) (SLC, Utah): Starting pay is... What Internship Should I Pick: Children vs Adult's Hospital (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DailyDaisies Source Type: forums

whats internal med like?
I'm a pre med with 2 years of college to go and I just want to be sure this is what I want to do before I commit my whole degree to it.... I'm interested in helping people with liver and kidney problems so internal medicine really interests me. I'm also interested in cancer. basically I'm curious what is a work day like for an internal med doctor? I know they can work 7 on and 7 off and I'm interested in how many hours you work a week.. but I mostly want to know what do you do? how does... whats internal med like? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fisherman900 Source Type: forums

Re: Do men with lower urinary tract symptoms have an increased risk of advanced prostate cancer?
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Breast cancer screening error: fatal mistake or lucky escape?
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Uterine case
58yo female that presents with grade 2 endometrioid carcinoma of the uterus, resected. Pathology showed>50% myometrial invasion (stage IB), touching the isthmus without signs of invasion, negative LVSI, negative bilateral LND. What to do next: 1- observe 2- brachytherapy alone 3- EBRT to pelvic LNs alone 4- EBRT followed by brachytherapy Ty (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kroll2013 Source Type: forums

Diagnosing clinically significant rather than advanced prostate cancer.
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Depression and anxiety in patients with cancer
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Soon to be hem/onc fellow AMA
I'm bored so I've ventured in to the allopathic forum. I'm an IM resident starting a hem/onc fellowship in July and am here if anyone has any questions about IM, oncology, life after med school, medicine in general or anything that you can think of. Ask me anything! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: whoknows2012 Source Type: forums

Re: Do men with lower urinary tract symptoms have an increased risk of advanced prostate cancer?
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

thoughts on neutron capture therapies
Mods: Please feel free to delete/move this thread if this is not the appropriate subforum. I am an incoming M1 with a very heavy interest in radiation oncology, and I would like to get involved in researching new boron delivery methods for use with BNCT during my time in medical school and beyond. As far as I know, BNCT is not in use anywhere in the U.S. and it seems like boron delivery is largest obstacle preventing its widespread usage. Assuming something can be done about boron... thoughts on neutron capture therapies (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: usernamesaredumb Source Type: forums

Scope of practice for Radiation Oncologists in Australia for a doctor from Germany.
Hello there, I have a query. I have recently joined specialty training (in Radiation oncology) in Germany after having worked in Internal Medicine for 20 months. The training program here in Germany is technically 5 years, in my case 4 1/2 and 6 months of Internal Medicine can be counted towards the specialty training in Rads-onc. My question is what is the job scene like for Radiation oncologists in Australia? and in particular, for those moving from Europe, such as Germany? I am... Scope of practice for Radiation Oncologists in Australia for a doctor from Germany. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: shreypete Source Type: forums

Admitting cancer
Question for the attendings on this forum. What is your practice if in your workup you find evidence of a previously unknown malignancy? I'm not talking about a pulmonary nodule. I mean, hepatic mass, pancreatic mass, renal, whatever. The patient's workup is otherwise benign. Maybe they have some persistent pain in the associated area. Are you admitting these patients for further workup and management? DC to home? Of course it will sometimes depend on how likely you feel patient is to be... Admitting cancer (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hoot504 Source Type: forums

Looking for CA-1 position starting July of 2018 or 2019.
I am a second year resident looking to pursue anesthesiology in the future. I am seeking to fill a CA-1 position in July of 2018 or 2019. I have already completed preliminary IM year, current finishing PGY-2. Great clinical, excellent Step 1 score, and numerous publications in Oncology. Good LORs and no problems with current program. US citizen. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GyAdvice Source Type: forums

Re: Depression and anxiety in patients with cancer
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Solution for allowing residents to file complaints - penalize the PD
So this whole notion of logging 80 hours when you really did 105 or ignoring all the malignant aspects of your program sucks. Why? Because as we know, it would have your residency shut down --> you don't become a licensed doctor. It seems like the simple solution is to have the PD enforce the rules and face consequences for not doing so. I mean what other solution is there? Someone or something has to be held accountable. Right now, it's the program itself and hence the residents. Instead... Solution for allowing residents to file complaints - penalize the PD (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MedicineZ0Z Source Type: forums

Question About Non Cancer Pain Management
Hi all fellow pharmacist, I am a pharmacist practicing in a retail. I have a question in regards to chronic pain management for non cancer patients. I understand pain a fifth vial sign, and the goal is to have patients pain free. Doctors establish relationships with their regular patients. Doctors know what regimen is best to manage patients' chronic pain. On another hand, I am a floater pharmacist. I work at different stores and I do have my regular customers. When customers bring in... Question About Non Cancer Pain Management (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Teddybear123456 Source Type: forums

Re: Depression and anxiety in patients with cancer
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Source: BMJ Comments - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Neuropsychiatry of Cancer and Existential Wisdom
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Source: BMJ Comments - April 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Subsys Rx for Non-cancer Patients Is Considered a Criminal Act
It appears the prescribing of Subsys in non-cancer patients is now considered a crime by the federal government. Las Vegas pain physician arrested for illegal fentanyl distribution: 5 things to know Written by Brian Zimmerman | February 19, 2018 www.beckershospitalreview.com Police arrested a Las Vegas pain management physician Feb. 13 for charges related to the unlawful distribution of fentanyl and healthcare fraud. Here... Subsys Rx for Non-cancer Patients Is Considered a Criminal Act (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: algosdoc Source Type: forums

What to do during a Gap Year
Applied this cycle and got rejected by every school. I had 3 interviews. Major: Neuroscience Minor: Chemistry, Public Health Country/state of residence: NC Cumulative GPA: 3.66 (currently 3.71) Science GPA: 3.49- got a C freshman year in math class (currently 3.51) Upward grade trend: 3.4 freshman year -> 3.95 senior year MCAT Scores: 130/129/130/128 Total: 517 Employment: TA for biochemistry- 10 hours a week Research: Research in cancer biology lab (paid)- 500 hours no publications or... What to do during a Gap Year (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: connect1234 Source Type: forums

work experience notes
Thread Starter work experience notes Follow 2 hours ago 2h ago Hi, I did some work experience last week in the easter holidays- 4 days in different hospital departments related to oncology and 1 day in a GP surgery. I made lots of notes throughout the placements, writing down lots of things that I ha...
Source: The Student Room - April 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gomgossa Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Compared with dermatologists, physician assistants have lower diagnostic accuracy for melanoma.
Accuracy of Skin Cancer Diagnosis by Physician Assistants Compared With Dermatologists Randomly saw this article, and figured I'd post it here. Research on primary care (methodological objections aside) consistently shows that midlevels provide similar outcomes to physicians, enabling independent practice in an increasing number of States. I've gotten worried that that trend would extend to other medical... Compared with dermatologists, physician assistants have lower diagnostic accuracy for melanoma. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DubbiDoctor Source Type: forums

Future of Rad Onc with therapy advances
I'm interested in pursuing Radiation Oncology, and was hoping to hear some thoughts on what the future will be like for Radiation Oncologists with some of the advancements in cancer therapy coming out (immunotherapy, for example). From my naive perspective, it seems like the future is pretty uncertain. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: premed1234567891011 Source Type: forums

Rheumatologist salary is up 9% in 2018 medscape physician salary report
Medscape 2018 report mentioned that rheumatologist salary is up 9% compared to last year. I think it is big increase in salary . Also, congress has recently passed spending bill that includes Part B drugs Fix, Therapy Caps repeal which prevent cutting of reimbursement of infusion drugs. I think it mainly have effects upon infusion heavy specialist such as oncologist and rheumatologists. Oncologist salary is also up 10% in medscape 2018 report. Will rheumatology fellowship become more... Rheumatologist salary is up 9% in 2018 medscape physician salary report (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: benbenben2018 Source Type: forums

Getting into Med School
Thread Starter Getting into Med School Follow 44 minutes ago 44m ago If I take something like Cancer Biology at Bristol uni, can I apply to Medical school after I graduate, or is it only if I take MBChB Medicine that I can apply? (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - April 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: zzoex Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: UK will invest £75m in research to improve prostate cancer care
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Source: BMJ Comments - April 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Help with a case...
Come practice your diagnostic skillz! I have a case that seemed super boring at first but now I'm wondering if there's something I'm just not seeing... 66 y/o male with a history of abdominal discomfort, increasing reliance on laxatives to maintain regular bowel movements. Smoked for several years but quit over 30 years ago. Only family history is breast cancer in mother, sister. Likes to travel, recently returned from a cruise and blames food for his symptoms. Unremarkable physical except... Help with a case... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Domek Source Type: forums

Science major (lower GPA) vs Biochem major (a bit higher GPA)???
PLEASE PLEASE HELP!! Okay so I'm economically disadvantaged. I was a nursing major for 1 1/2 years and don't enjoy the curriculum. I changed my major to biochemistry and transferred to the main campus of my school for my junior year. My grandmother found out she had cancer my fall semester of junior year and I was also having a bad time transitioning. I received 2 Fs (micro and biochem) this semester and had to Late Drop Ochem 1. I'm retaking these courses now and am going to receive As in... Science major (lower GPA) vs Biochem major (a bit higher GPA)??? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: han9717 Source Type: forums

Review of Systems
I hate asking review of systems questions. The patients always give me wishy-washy answers to the questions. Sometimes, I don't even know if I should include an answer in the hx if the patient is like " Ya, I think I had some night sweating at some point in the last few months." Like, one episode of night sweats if going to catch a cancer diagnosis? How do I know that it wasn't just that they turned the heater on too high one night and that caused the sweats. Also, I don't know how... Review of Systems (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GunnerBMS Source Type: forums

Rad resident "existential crisis"
Hi everyone, I'm a fresh new rad resident, and since the beginning I have been asking myself au lot of questions about the specialty: I hear a lot of residents and doctors from the other specialties telling that they don't need to read our reports and they can read CT and MRI as well as us... It's quite confusing because it appears to be true (ex general surgeons, oncologists, ortho etc). Have you ever feel that way ? I sometimes feel like a technician. Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sethgeks Source Type: forums

Heart dose in breast-RT
I have been reading the ASTRO guideline on breast cancer and they make the point that heart dose should be minimized by blocking it out of the tangent fields when treating the breast. Interestingly a similar question was asked on the mednet and the posted reply also states the same. It seems that people think we should do EVERYTHING possible to limit heart dose to 1-2 Gy. I am not comfortable with that. I have several patients whose anatomy prohibits adequate coverage of the breast, if I... Heart dose in breast-RT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Palex80 Source Type: forums

Compensation Models
It would be great to discuss people's recommendations about productivity based salary. What is a fair metric (or even a very generous one!) that could be negotiated outside of the standard fixed salary + anemic bonus model of many academic departments? I am about to negotiate with an academic center that is in an 'undesirable' location. The RadOnc department recently had a faculty exodus and is now eager to reshuffle and bring new people aboard. The cancer center just recruited a new... Compensation Models (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ty Row Source Type: forums

Authors & #039; second response Re: Rethinking neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer
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Source: BMJ Comments - April 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

How do I become an oncologist?
Thread Starter How do I become an oncologist? Follow 9 hours ago 9h ago Quote: Originally Posted by returnmigrant Or you can work in medical science regarding cancer research without doing a Medicine degree first : Example : Bristol - http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study...
Source: The Student Room - April 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: S.G. Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Cancer center affiliation
Hospital mentioned today that they were considering an affiliation for our cancer center, such as MDACC. Have any of you been through such a process? My initial thoughts is that it would be just a waste of money and more of a pain for us docs without any real difference in quality. Does such an accreditation actually help? What do we have to do differently once accredited? For example, are we like residence that have to get each of our plans checked? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bequerel Source Type: forums

Re: Sixty seconds on . . . prostate cancer - ELLIMINATE THE NEGATIVE - ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE
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Source: BMJ Comments - April 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Neurology Applicant/match spreadsheet
Hey all, the other day I came across this bomb spreadsheet for Radiation oncology applicants: 2016-2017 RadOnc Interview Spreadsheet Is there anything like this for neurology applicants from this cycle? would love to know more about applicant profiles, impressions, etc. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: superman3 Source Type: forums

Hypochondria
Anybody else find that getting that all-important clinical experience before applying to medical school makes them hyper paranoid about their own health? I’m pretty sure I sprained a muscle in my mid-back a couple days ago. My list of differentials includes fracture, malignancy, and PE - like, my husband legit had to talk me out of going to the ER for a d-dimer! If I’m going this crazy after a year of scribing, I hate to think what horrible things will cross my mind by the time residency... Hypochondria (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ADSigMel Source Type: forums

Advice for an Incoming Medical Student Interested in Pathology?
Hello all, As the title says, I am an incoming medical student who is very interested in pathology. Before getting accepted into medical school, I did two years of research in a cancer pathology laboratory and, while I am trying to enter med school with an open mind, I am fairly certain I would like to become a pathologist in the future. I guess my question is what should my game plan be for making myself competitive for residencies once I graduate? My current plan was simply to try... Advice for an Incoming Medical Student Interested in Pathology? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gasbait Source Type: forums

Avoid Maimonides Surgery program unless you want to be abused. It is a Malignant program.
I think of myself as a unbiased Ortho resident, not part of surgical program at Maimonides. I'm just speaking up here as there are too many inappropriate things happening in surgical program. I feel really bad for the people in this program. I believe the residents have brought it up to ACGME multiple times and yet nothing has changed in the program. This is why I'm writing this warning post for future applicants.... Avoid Maimonides Surgery program unless you want to be abused. It is a Malignant program. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: D.K.Man Source Type: forums

breast cancer
if woment present with Peau d'Orange and we suspect that she has inflammatoy carcinoma does that mean she has 100% breast cancer and no need for biopsy ? i mean we do mastectomy without biopsy (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: faisal 2000 Source Type: forums

Rotation Selection Advice..Need a quick opinion!
Hello all, I’m currently going to my P4 year, and I need to pick 2 of these following 3 rotations. Due to scheduling constraints, I can only do 2 of them. Im posting here, b/c I really want to do a residency, but I need to have strong rotations. Since you all have been there and applying, you know what they are looking for. These are the 3: -Cancer Center -Veterans Hospital- Infectious Disease Unit -Hospital- Cardiology Unit Im actually interested in all 3, and I feel like all of them... Rotation Selection Advice..Need a quick opinion! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nic24 Source Type: forums

Question about USUHS, oncology, and the military
I'm only in high school, but thinking ahead a bit. I've been reading about this and it's interesting so I wanted to try to clear the air for myself. If I attend USUHS, I get paid to attend med school. I then make a 7 year commitment to the military. Does that commitment essentially serve as my residency and fellowship? Also, is USUHS a good school for oncology? New to all this, so please bear with me. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: straightouttatheburgh Source Type: forums

Advice: Should I Stay or Should I Go (nah nah nah)
I'm in a bit of a dilemma... I am a senior about to head into my gap year and planning to apply to dental school in the upcoming cycle. My stats are: Major: Bioinformatics (Biochem+CS) from UofPitt oGPA: 3.75 sGPA: 3.65 DAT: (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 20/20/23/22/no Shadowing: 80 hours Volunteering: ~80 hours (peer tutoring) Research: 1000+ hours in a cancer immunology lab , first author pub, summer research fellowships at Harvard-MIT I also ended up applying to the Post... Advice: Should I Stay or Should I Go (nah nah nah) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BobertSaget Source Type: forums