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Odd questions: pondering life
Is it ever okay to cry with a patient? Would you pray with a patient, even if their beliefs differ from yours? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lifeguard2014 Source Type: forums

Program to Help You Into a Psychiatry Residency
Good international medical graduates often don’t get chosen for psychiatry residency programs in the United States. But now, psychiatry residents at Massachusetts General Hospital are using their own experience to help other international graduates succeed. They helped launch a program called Path to Psychiatry. This program leverages the experience of international medical graduates who have been through the process. You get a personal consultant who can help you identify and take... Program to Help You Into a Psychiatry Residency (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pathtopsychiatry Source Type: forums

Should I retake the MCAT? 509
I took the MCAT Sept 2, and got a score of 509. 126/127/127/129. 80th percentile overall. I know I scored right at the national average of people who were accepted into medical school. I am not super disappointed with my score, but I was not happy. I know I can do better. I took the two AAMC full length scored practice exams in the two weeks before the MCAT, and got 511 both times. This is why I was expecting to at least get 511 on the real thing, or even better. I don't know if it was... Should I retake the MCAT? 509 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Icy14 Source Type: forums

Low GPA...Just Starting My Dental School Journey :)
Beginning of my dental school journey Here's my story: Undergrad GPA: about 2.6 (ouch).......URM, low-income family, parent in prison, first-generation, worked through school.....you get the drift.......SGPA: 2.66.....not because I didn't get it but because of working and poor time management (graduated high school with honors, top 5% of my class, competitive ACT/SAT scores) Bachelor's: Chemical Engineering (2014) Graduated with a job as a Process Engineer for Procter & Gamble now with... Low GPA...Just Starting My Dental School Journey (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dmdhopefully Source Type: forums

TBR O-Chem Passages Out of Place?
Hi All, Currently using TBR for O-Chem review. In chapter 1, the 50 question exam has concepts drawing from spectroscopy/stereogenicity/other concepts the chapter did not mention at all. Am I the only one noticing this? The passages feel out of place and it's brutal. Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MCATLasagna Source Type: forums

Feeling anxious about my mediocre application, please help!
I am planning on applying this June and am becoming increasingly more anxious about my chances. I know my stats make me below average for almost every MD school and not super competitive for DO schools either, and my ECs are not fabulous enough to offset my deficiencies. I'm really panicking, I'm taking a gap year this year and am worried if I need to take another gap year or do a post-bac to boost my grades. Any advice is appreciated!! GPA: 3.58 (U shaped trend, did great sophomore year... Feeling anxious about my mediocre application, please help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tinypecans Source Type: forums

Engagement ring as med student?
Hey all. I'm a third year US MD student in a serious relationship for the last few years. Marriage talks between the lady and I have ramped up recently, and while I feel more than ready to make that commitment, I'm not financially ready to buy an expensive engagement ring simply because I can't afford it on my loan money. I can tell she wants something nice because she sees all her friends getting amazing rings and she's hinted, so I feel bad either continuing to make her wait until I can... Engagement ring as med student? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AthleteDoc7 Source Type: forums

Decreased inflation adjustment with BRS?
I was reading a Grumpus Maximus post which states the BRS pension COLA adjustment has a CPI minus 1% inflation adjustment. I haven't been able to find this in the law. Anybody have a reference? His statement and link to his post are below. As far as I know the BRS calculator uses 2.75% for COLA adjustment on both High-3 and BRS pension calculations. "Not only will their annuity be reduced to 40% of base pay at 20 years, but they will also have a COLA calculation of CPI minus 1% — which... Decreased inflation adjustment with BRS? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: militaryPHYS Source Type: forums

This is why we need provider status
Pharmacist saves man's life, but insurance won't pay. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lexington2012 Source Type: forums

Whoot! Whoot! Whoot! New COCA Approvals
CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2017--The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its Dec. 1-3, 2017 meeting. Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (Meridian, Idaho) – granted pre-accreditation status with the right to recruit students. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Erie, Pennsylvania; Greensburg, Pennsylvania; and Bradenton, Florida) – granted continuing accreditation... Whoot! Whoot! Whoot! New COCA Approvals (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jkdoctor Source Type: forums

WAMC: need advice on what my ECs mean for my chances since they're my biggest unique factor
Thank you for taking the time to help me. Year in school - Graduated in May 2016 with Biochemistry State - Nevada Schools to which you are applying - UCLA b/c my SO is in LA (long distance right now), UNR/UNLV (Nevada state schools), don't know for the rest though. Cumulative GPA - 3.95 + honor's program Science GPA - 3.94 MCAT - taking in May but plan to score 515+ if not 520+ (putting a lot of effort into it)... WAMC: need advice on what my ECs mean for my chances since they're my biggest unique factor (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BatmansDoctor Source Type: forums

Entry level Dentist Moving to Bay Area or Raleigh. Advice on which is best?
Hello, getting ready to graduate from dental school (general) and want to make the move to the bay area but was wondering if I would be better off moving to a more affordable place like Raleigh, NC. Any advice or idea what entry level earn (salary/commission) in either place would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Snowpack Source Type: forums

Does Peer Advising Count as Teaching Experience or as Volunteering?
Hi! I'm an official peer advisor for my college and I was wondering whether it counted as teaching or volunteering experience? I don't paid/get any school credit for it. thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Random6221997 Source Type: forums

Can I take Biology for Non-Science Majors?
I have the option to take Biology for Non-Science Majors 1 as I need it for the 1 year of Bio requirement. The course is 4 credits and has a lab too. I'm a Forensic Psychology major with a minor in English. Here's the description: Presentation of biological concepts for the non-science major. Provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction. Laboratory activities will reinforce these concepts.... Can I take Biology for Non-Science Majors? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chunkyfilms Source Type: forums

Short and Brief Volunteering Activities
Can short and brief volunteering episodes (something like 4-8 hrs for one day each year/few months) count towards volunteering hours when it comes around to applying? I am confused as to how they contribute and how they would be listed on an application, especially since they are usually not associated with any clubs. I have other long term volunteering activities, but a lot of my time is spent on random little volunteering opportunities and want to know that I am not mismanaging my time in... Short and Brief Volunteering Activities (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: teasvup Source Type: forums

Applying to multiple surgical fellowships
Does anyone have a clear idea whether this is possible with certain fellowships? For example surg onc/transplant are both with NRMP and HPB/Minimally invasive are on the fellowship council. The rank list and matching dates for both organizations are identical. Do they do this purposefully to limit applying to multiple fellowships? As someone who is interested in hepatobilliary surgery there are multiple ways to get there with surgonc/hpb/transplant fellowships (all with their pros and... Applying to multiple surgical fellowships (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AlphaMed Source Type: forums

Possible URM Reapplicant
3.3c and 3.0s 500 MCAT ( will be retaking this May)- what score should I try to achieve? Good amounts of ECs and research, shadowing, etc. Thought about an SMP/Masters to improve academic profile (specifically, Georgetown SMP). (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: azolesoul Source Type: forums

UW vs UNC reputation in anesthesia
Can anyone offer their 2 cents? I liked UW and UNC equally, but these programs have a very different flavor to them. UW- huge program with a culture of excellence that also values compassion, located in a big city with a high cost of living that is more catered to singles UNC- a very nice program with an emphasis on teamwork that is smaller, family friendly, and located in the research triangle I know I have to make a decision about the lifestyle I want to have, but does anyone have other... UW vs UNC reputation in anesthesia (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ravenclaw90 Source Type: forums

Jefferson College of Health Sciences application
Hello! I was recently looking at possibly applying to Jefferson College of Health Sciences Master of Science in OT program. One of the requirements for their application is a completion of an essay no more than 1000 words describing your personal story. While I know a personal statement is required for OTCAS I'm a little confused as to what really write for this one. Does anyone have any information while I wait for a response from admissions? Should I take a different route than what I... Jefferson College of Health Sciences application (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: OTD21 Source Type: forums

Any touro Middletown students rotate through ORMC?
Hey, I was wondering if any Touro Middletown students (or residents) can comment on the IM program at orange regional medical center? I can't find much information on the program online and was wondering what some people's experiences were there. Feel free to PM me if you rather communicate in private! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tomefollery1819 Source Type: forums

Dat retake?
Hi SDN friends, I have a couple questions and doubts about the application process, I just retook the DAT on January 4th, the first time I took the DAT, my scores were the following: OGPA: 3.1, SGPA:3.3 PAT:19, Q.R: 14, RC: 15, BIO: 17,G.C: 17, O.C: 20, T.S: 18, A.A: 17 The second time I took the DAT, my scores were the following: PAT:19, Q.R: 16, RC: 17, BIO: 18, G.C:19, O.C:19, T.S 19, A.A 18 I am a resident of MD and I applied this cycle to start on August 2018 however the advisor... DAT RETAKE? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: juloy1 Source Type: forums

Prescription heroin
Was listening to NPR on the way home today, interview of a journalist for vox who claims prescribing heroin TID on taxpayer dollars to curb the opioid epidemic has worked well on a small scale in one Vancouver clinic and advocated attempting this in the US. Sounded ridiculous hearing this but the online articles are there. Also had made multiple unsubstantiated statements such as placing patients on methadone or suboxone reduced the risk of death by more than 50% compared to other opiates.... Prescription heroin (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TheLoneWolf Source Type: forums

Top "DO friendly" allopathic IM programs?
Hey guys, first time posting so please go easy. I am a DO student and i got 244 on my USMLE. I want to find out the best IM programs that I have a shot at so i can start setting up my elective rotations there. I know there is no real 'ranking' of residency programs and its mostly subjective etc but whats a good way to find out what the best IM programs in the country are in terms of quality of education, fellowship placement, University affiliation, resident satisfaction etc Any advice is... Top "DO friendly" allopathic IM programs? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 3ldude Source Type: forums

Fresh grad salary in California?
Hi guys, just wanted your honest input to see if you guys would be willing to share your income (or a friend's income) as a newly-graduated General Dentist in the Southern California region in the following settings: 1) Corporate setting 2) Associateship Also, from your experience, is it easy to be recruited to a corporate firm as a new grad in cali? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gunnyworms Source Type: forums

Should I be doing anything with my debt as a first year?
Just wondering if I should be doing anything pertaining to my ever increasing debt while I'm in my first year right now, besides living frugally? What about second, third and fourth year for that matter? Is it worth to buy the white coat investor now? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: exacto Source Type: forums

Clinical Work Experience vs Clinical Volunteer Experience
I am a 37-year-old, non-traditional student with three children, a wife, a mortgage, etc. I left my most recent job (on good terms) to go back to school due to inflexible work hours (60+ hours per week). My intent was to find a job that fit a school schedule, which it looks like I may have just accomplished. I'm trying to make sure that I maximize my time, given my very non-trad situation and the need to earn income, enjoy EC's, and take classes. I just landed an interview for a residential... Clinical Work Experience vs Clinical Volunteer Experience (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: skeptastic Source Type: forums

(DO student) IM/FM/Peds -- Should I take Step 2 with a mediocre Step 1?
3rd year DO student considering IM, FM, or peds; COMLEX I 601, USMLE I 217 Honestly I have no idea if I should take USMLE II or not. My COMLEX "translates" to a much better USMLE score than what I got, so I figure if ACGME programs have taken DOs then I should only submit my COMLEX. If I submit my crappy USMLE I will they pretty much only pay attention to that? I feel like I've seen a lot of arguments to just take it, but I'm just hesitant to submit a 217. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: glamour_toad Source Type: forums

Applying to Med School without non-science LOR?
I am a traditional applicant applying this cycle (June 2018--my 4th year at a university) and I am a little stressed out because I don't have a letter of rec from a non-science professor. The majority of my courses just happened to be science courses since this was my main area of interest. I did take a couple of anthropology courses during my sophomore year but I did not interact with those professors, and so will they be able to write me a quality letter. I'm not sure if I should try and... Applying to Med School without non-science LOR? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: paintbucketgreen Source Type: forums

Shunts for Portal HTN
Can somebody explain these please. When TIPS indicated and when DSRS(distal splenorenal shunt) and when portal vein to IVC... and what is the preferred shunt???? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fewa Fibroblast Source Type: forums

CII script change
Hey everybody, Im pretty new to this and am a recent pharmacy grad. I currently am a floater for a chain and I had a question for a CII I filled my first week of practicing that I still debate was the right move or not. So I got a script for norco from a usual patient of the pharmacy it was for norco 10/325, 1 po q 8 hrs prn pain #270 90 day supply, and the patient said she its suppose to be 1 po q6 #360 as what she normally was getting, which was accurate upon checking her profile. So I... CII script change (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pharmacisttotherescue Source Type: forums

****2017-2018 Advanced GI/MIS/Bariatrics Fellowship Interview Thread****
Hello everyone, starting the thread for this year's Advanced GI/MIS/Bariatrics match process. MGH pulled out of this year's match, not sure why. Iowa: Uni of Iowa (Bariatrics): 3/6, 3/20 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: McDreamy911 Source Type: forums

Florida or Maryland
Deciding between Florida and Maryland for dental school. I'm a Florida resident but very interested in going out of state. Has anyone else been tossing between these two schools? What tipped your decision from choosing one over the other? Any input is greatly appreciated! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: peopleperson11 Source Type: forums

Illinois MPJE Results Wait...
Hi Everyone, Just curious to those who took the IL MPJE how long is the wait? I took the Naplex a few weeks ago and it took only 3 days. I took the MPJE last week Friday and still waiting for the results. On the NABP site it says "Registration Closed" and an application number is posted, hopefully thats a good sign. The state doesn't participate in NABP reporting which is a bummer. The wait is killing me (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BioKim Source Type: forums

Passed Florida MPJE
So, I am an out of state student, and somehow, I was able to pass the mpje for Florida. I wasn't able to find many of the study guides that most in state students have, so I had to improvise with my study materials. I normally don't write these, but I feel like there aren't very many forums that give out of state students many study resources. I studied hardcore for 2 weeks using: Dr. Seamon's 2013 cvs study guide (you can find it on google, make sure its the 2013 version, not 2012, which... Passed Florida MPJE (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RXalmostDR Source Type: forums

Passed Florida MPJE
Hi everyone, just wanted to say that I passed the Florida MPJE. I have been practicing pharmacy for 7 years and I used the resources on the Florida Board of Pharmacy website, read the Pharmacist's Manual, reviewed flash cards found on quizlet and bought Pharmacy Exam to review questions I work full time so I studied before or after work for 2 weeks. Hope this helps. Good luck to all! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sheilam578 Source Type: forums

Work rvu for outpatient psychiatry
Quick question. For the Midwest (Illinois) would you consider 45 per wRvu low to be low for outpatient if you are seeing both child and adult. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: heysexylady Source Type: forums

AAMC Sample Test - Interpreting the results
Took the AAMC sample FL for my first FL ever. Here's what I ended up getting: Definitely going to bring the bio passages to a professor or a good MCAT tutor to pick their brain to see what the heck went wrong there>
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: JustinM88 Source Type: forums

Where will you be attending?
As the first deposit deadline approaches and many of you have been accepted to many different programs, I was wondering where is everyone going? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Snovella Source Type: forums

Disability insurance
I am in the underwriting process of obtaining disability insurance. Just wondering what everyone's thoughts were on the amount of disability insurance to get. People say to get full current income coverage which I understand why but the premium can be somewhere between $6000-$7000 which is quite pricey. I'm in my thirties so I do understand the importance of being covered but just wanted to see what everyone's thoughts were on the amount of coverage. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: crash2500 Source Type: forums

BOLC and med school interviews
Hello everyone. I will be commissioning as a ARNG officer in a few months, and I'm also applying for med schools this upcoming cycle. I am concerned about how BOLC may interfere with potential interviews. I don't have an exact date yet, but based on talking to my cadre I'll likely get a class that starts between September and November and finishes in early 2019. Since I probably won't be able to take time off during BOLC to interview, would it be possible to get earlier interviews if I... BOLC and med school interviews (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ngpremed Source Type: forums

Successful Applicants Stats - Class of 2022
I am starting this off a bit early, so I hope everyone is okay with that. Congrats to all who have been accepted, invited to interview, and wait-listed. Can't wait to see this thread fill up! Please continue to stick to the format of previous years: Successful Applicant Stats - Class of 2021... Successful Applicants Stats - Class of 2022 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pcram93 Source Type: forums

Please help me pass COMLEX 1!
I am going into last semester of MS2, taking level 1 in june. Currently in the bottom 10% of my class with basically all Cs. I took a Kaplan simulated COMLEX and got 46%. Two biggest areas to improve are OMM (don’t like it, don’t know how to use savarese yet but bought it) and neuro (especially neuroanatomy). What other topics are high yield? I don’t have test anxiety, and I’m aware of all the sdn recommended resources as in UFAP. What should I focus on specifically for COMLEX? Is... Please help me pass COMLEX 1! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drlove4 Source Type: forums

MS1 considering summer options. Feasible to write up case studies while in clinics abroad?
My Spanish level is intermediate but not to the level I want it to be at come 3rd/4th year and residency. This summer is probably my last chance to really focus on improving my skills. I've found a bunch of awesome Spanish schools in Latin America that are very affordable with 20-25 hours/week of one-on-one Spanish instruction, many that include clinical rotations/shadowing. My only hesitation is that I really don't know how feasible it will be to find/have the time to work on research... MS1 considering summer options. Feasible to write up case studies while in clinics abroad? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jayhiller21 Source Type: forums

Volunteering Abroad
Going to Turkey in March. Is it worthwhile to pick up any volunteering activities while abroad? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Turkishking Source Type: forums

Should I read the long convoluted experimental passages for bio/biochem too before answering qs?
Usually I'm fine with reading the bio passages and answering them, but when I come across the longer experimental passages I feel like it takes me too much time to read and so I definitely lose some accuracy in later answering the questions. Is it super crucial to read the passage beforehand or would it be a decent idea to head to the questions first which will then give me an idea for where to look. (I just feel like I'm wasting a lot of time looking at/ figuring out the relationships etc.... Should I read the long convoluted experimental passages for bio/biochem too before answering qs? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: maybe...123 Source Type: forums

Question to the insurance gurus:
Let's say you are planning to retire before you get Medicare health insurance due to age and you want to get private insurance. Looking around the cheapest available for a couple are the high deductible at around $950 a month with $14,700 total deductible and no out of pocket costs afterwards. Is there any other insurance product that would pay for such deductible? I looked around and found that Aflac and Metlife sell some sort of critical care illness, cancer, etc., insurance. Would... Question to the insurance gurus: (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: urge Source Type: forums

low GPA high MCAT advice
Hello everyone! I know you have probably read many of these posts so i'll try to keep it specific to see if I can get any helpful advice. I have graduated a decent university in Canada with an overall 3.2 cGPA and my first two years were quite poor and affected my cGPA badly. However, I obtained a 3.7 GPA in my final year and am hoping that this shows promise for overall improvement as the years go on. I did well on my MCATs and received a 522 on my total score which I know is quite high. I... low GPA high MCAT advice (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mary Jefferies Source Type: forums

General surgery vs CT surgery...can't decide
Cardiothoracic surgery has always been my favorite throughout medical school but I also spent a decent amount of time observing a general surgeon. I understand both are tough fields to pursue in, and they both require a lot of sacrifice. I'm not going to compare and contrast general surgery and ct surgery but the only thing that is concerning me in making a decision is the future of ct surgery. I don't know what the future of ct surgery looks like in 10 or 20 years, especially with... General surgery vs CT surgery...can't decide (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Erythropoietin Source Type: forums

Pursuing a masters degree for med school?
Hello, I've recently graduated with a bachelors in Biology from the University of Florida (UF), with a overall GPA of 3.1 and science GPA of 2.8. During my junior year, i made the mistake of not dropping 2 science courses and decided to push through to have the final save me, but instead completely ruined my grade and lowered my GPA, and I spent the last semester trying my best to recover from these mistakes. I've been exploring graduate programs at UF to apply too (preferably in the 1.5... Pursuing a masters degree for med school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chowdhury1000 Source Type: forums

"Today, (insert embarrassing/self-deprecating story here)"
We're med students. We have very little experience, make stupid mistakes, get pooped on for fun by our superiors, and some of us even voluntarily put poop on our noses. The least we can do is laugh about it. I'll start: Today, I was sitting behind 2 superiors reviewing a radiograph when a resident walked in to present a case. Believe me when I say there was a lot of space to stand in this room. The resident proceeded to walk directly in front of my chair and started presenting the case with... "Today, (insert embarrassing/self-deprecating story here)" (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Newyawk Source Type: forums