Ultimate guide to writing a personal statement for Medicine
Conclusion> summarise (max 6-8 lines) I would also say include 1-2 lines about your A-Levels just for the sake of having a 'complete' PS, however, don't make the mistake of thinking you need to go into detail on this. There's some teachers who tell their students that they should be writing about their A-Levels, whilst it may be true for other courses, this is not the case for Medicine. At least 90% of the medical applicants are studying the same subjects as you, so how could you possibly make yourself look unique by talking about your A-Levels, the A-Levels that everyone else is doing? Grammar: make sure you don'...
Source: The Student Room - August 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HGS345 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Renaming low risk conditions labelled as cancer
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Re: Overdiagnosis and the cancer label
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Best way for me to get into Medicine???
Thread Starter Best way for me to get into Medicine??? Follow 6 hours ago 6h ago Quote: Originally Posted by returnmigrant Just remember that Medical Scientists are the people who win Nobel Prizes - not GPs. It may look/sound really glamorous ('Actually I'm a docto...
Source: The Student Room - August 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mashalw Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Giving new names to low risk cancers reinforces the association of cancer with morbidity and death
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Overdiagnosis and the cancer label
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Re: Renaming low risk conditions labelled as cancer
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Re: Mortality due to cirrhosis and liver cancer in the United States, 1999-2016: observational study
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Will voluntary detainment in a mental hospital affect becoming a medic?
Thread Starter Will voluntary detainment in a mental hospital affect becoming a medic? Follow 30 minutes ago 30m ago I haven’t been hospitalised but I have overdosed. As others have said it’s confidential and won’t affect you application or acceptance so that shouldn’t stop you fr...
Source: The Student Room - July 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 12aissid Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Response to Re: Does the addition of mesh improve outcomes in implant based breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer?
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Two confounders namely consumption of OCs and Smoking should also be adjusted/matched or excluded in female cancers
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Re: Risks of ovarian, breast, and corpus uteri cancer in women treated with assisted reproductive technology in Great Britain, 1991-2010: data linkage study including 2.2 million person years of observation
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Does the addition of mesh improve outcomes in implant based breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer?
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Colorectal cancer screening: mass medicine vs personalized medicine.
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Source: BMJ Comments - June 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Colorectal cancer screening does not offer survival benefits
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Re: Seven in 10 women with early breast cancer do not need chemotherapy, study finds
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Re: Do men with lower urinary tract symptoms have an increased risk of advanced prostate cancer?
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

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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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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Diagnosing clinically significant rather than advanced prostate cancer.
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Re: Depression and anxiety in patients with cancer
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Re: Do men with lower urinary tract symptoms have an increased risk of advanced prostate cancer?
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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

Re: Depression and anxiety in patients with cancer
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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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Neuropsychiatry of Cancer and Existential Wisdom
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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

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

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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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

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