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Women's Interview Attire
I've looked all over the place and can't find a definite answer. I was planning on wearing ankle cut pants and loafers for my interview. Is this unprofessional? Is there such thing as too much ankle? Thoughts? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: qwerty0987 Source Type: forums

HELP: Should I transfer? What should I do...
I'm currently a freshman just about to finish my first semester at a medium-large state school. I'm a psych major and on the pre-med track, but the school I'm at is considered to some as a "safety" school and a "party school" even though it isn't a community college. I'm having an internal conflict right now: I'm not sure if I should transfer to another higher-tiered college, or if I should stay here and be in a sense "the big fish in small pond"... I went to a pretty competitive and... HELP: Should I transfer? What should I do... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: swtsong325 Source Type: forums

Need advice, possibly dropping out
So I may drop out after my first semester and switch to a different career (not doing very well). The problem is that I have a 12 month lease. My apartment made it abundantly clear that I'd have to pay the rest of my lease if I were to leave. So if I dropped out, I'd have to immediately get a job to pay my monthly rent because I don't have enough in my savings to pay off the rest of my lease (another 6 months). So if I was lucky enough to immediately find a job, I'd be able to pay the rest... Need advice, possibly dropping out (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mr.applesauce Source Type: forums

Interviews: A Comedy of Errors
Hi All- Instead of stressing about interviews to come, I thought I would offer some laughs to the community about the comedy of errors that my interviews have been so far. Nothing drastic that would leave me in tears, but funny enough that I have to stifle my laughter pretty strictly. And this has generally been outside the actual interview (my funny answers are a whole other boat). Feel free to add your own contributions if you'd like to make me feel better Interview 1: First... Interviews: A Comedy of Errors (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ekmf27050 Source Type: forums

Improving your application super easy way
*IMPROVE YOUR APPLICATION* Hello docs, I have received a lot of help from fb groups and I wish to give back my share of knowledge to everyone who is still struggling with admissions. I am with you trying to level up my application/CV. So I found this super easy and non expensive way to upgrade my CV/Application on the field of publications. I am not selling anything here, just if anyone is interested they can write their email in comments or message me their email address, I will forward... IMPROVING YOUR APPLICATION SUPER EASY WAY (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Signal Source Type: forums

Advice on Accepting a Job at the VA
Any VA pharmacists out there? Wonder if you have any general advice on being a pharmacist or moving up in the VA? I did a PGY1 residency in the VA system and recently accepted a verbal offer for a job GS12 inpatient at a different VA. Not sure what step they will place me at. Do you have any advice with the onboarding process? One bummer is that my pension payment is 4.4% and my coworkers only have to pay 0.08%. Wish I could have started at the VA 3 years sooner and been under the old... Advice on Accepting a Job at the VA (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NorthSide1 Source Type: forums

Thyroid hormones?
What type of hormones are thyroid hormones? A. proteins/polypeptides B. steroids C. amines (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futdoc251989 Source Type: forums

OMFS Program Info
Was curious if anyone had any updated info on the following programs? particularly useful stuff would be case numbers, # of interviews given, and attending/resident culture (does everyone hate their lives or not?). Thanks Rutgers St. Joseph Temple Jefferson Christiana NYMC (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Just_Keep_Swimming Source Type: forums

Where the Weeds Outline the Garden
I read forums again and again, and I see the same thing. What are my chances,,, stats, stats, bull****, more stats. Always playing the algorithms that medical schools use to weed out the weak. This post is not about my chances of getting into medical school, it's an open invitation to tell me get out the medical field, get a different career. Right now marks my last year of undergrad. I would be lying if I explained my undergraduate experience as easy. Due to my parents divorce, I chose... Where the Weeds Outline the Garden (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr.ScroatSac Source Type: forums

Primary defect in blocking microtubule polymerization?
I'm doing a MC practice question and I'm stuck with this question. A key anti-cancer drug is colchicine that blocks microtubule polymerization. You have added colchicine to a culture of cancer cells, what do you expect to observe as the primary defect? a. Chromosomes do not condense b. Cytokinesis initiates but does not complete c. Nothing, Microtubules are not involved in cytokinesis d. Chromatids do not separate e. Chromosomes do not line up at the metaphase plate f. Centrosomes... Primary defect in blocking microtubule polymerization? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: devilikkkkkka Source Type: forums

Several kids in your class going to same competitive specialty
I am a MS III at a southern MD state school. If you are going into a competitive specialty, like uro, ent, or ortho, how much does it matter the number of kids in your class also applying for the same specialty? Especially if you think you are probably the 4th or 5th best candidate of say 7 or 8. Ive looked at several of my schools prior matches and there seems to be a major region bias, so i am worried certain residency programs won't give out more than 3 interviews to candidates from the... Several kids in your class going to same competitive specialty (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jimmyd1 Source Type: forums

They Wont't Weed Me Out
I read forums again and again, and I see the same thing. What are my chances,,, stats, stats, bull****, more stats. Always playing the algorithms that medical schools use to weed out the weak. This post is not about my chances of getting into medical school, it's an open invitation to tell me get out the medical field, get a different career. Right now marks my last year of undergrad. I would be lying if I explained my undergraduate experience as easy. Due to my parents divorce, I chose... They Wont't Weed Me Out (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr.ScroatSac Source Type: forums

Military
I know this has been asked, but seeing as this always changes I was wondering if things were still the same for podiatrists in the military? I only ask because I was emailed by an army recruiter about military and when I told him I was podiatry he began to tell me its basically the same benefits and same pay and same level, etc as with medical school... I dont know if its changed or if he's full of it... help (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: smurfeyD Source Type: forums

RFU Biomedical Sciences 2018-2019
Thought I might start a thread for the BMS program. Anyone applying this year for the program? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: steely97 Source Type: forums

Horrible Lab Partner
Hey guys. I've been stuck in Gen Chm II this entire semester with a horrible lab partner, and he's starting to get under my skin. He's the type that does not care about whether he gets a D/C, cries about how hard the course is, and rambles on about his personal life throughout the whole lab (which isn't why I'm bothered by him). Throughout the semester, he's been making me repeat entire procedures because he does the most basic shi* wrong, for example, not labeling beakers when I ask him... Horrible Lab Partner (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Obaidi Source Type: forums

Is a physician's stress/workload more variable depending on workplace setting or specialty?
Specialty meaning...... well, specialty Workplace setting meaning large research hospital vs. sub-urban hospital vs. clinic etc Basically, what factors have a larger influence on a physician's quality of worklife? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LoveBeingHuman:) Source Type: forums

2017-2018 TUSPM Open House and Internship
All the words in all the threads on this forum cannot substitute for actually stepping foot on a campus or in a clinic and really getting a feel for a place in person. Aside from coming to TUSPM for an interview we thought we'd make you all aware of some upcoming events that you may be interested in. It's also another way for you to speak with some of us current students directly, in person. Of course we, making this post, are only students so if you have specific questions about these... 2017-2018 TUSPM Open House and Internship (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Temple Podiatry Source Type: forums

step 1: 261 - my experience
i have written up my experience of preparing for the step 1 - hope this is helpful to some (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chair_leg Source Type: forums

Official 2011 USMLE Step 1 Experiences and Scores Thread
Hello everyone. I am a second year who will write the exam in June 2011. Meanwhile let this be a good thread where everyone share their study progress and recent trend of the exam. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ProtossCarrier Source Type: forums

PCAT (Should I retake?)
Hey everyone, I took the PCAT and got a 88% composite. My scores are: Bio: 69% Chem: 99% CR: 46% QR: 85% I didnt study much for critical reading and math so I probably can do better. Should I retake the PCAT or go with these scores? My GPA is a 3.0. Hopefully it will go up. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: anaeem07 Source Type: forums

Got my preliminaries
well I took it today it was grueling. Second Pcat: (2017) (More Bio Classes under my belt) Biology: 85 Chemistry: 78 Reading: 37 Quantitative: 51 Percentile: 66 On the First Pcat: (Taken 2016) Verbal: 43 Biology: 35 Chemistry: 51 Reading: 5 Quantitative: 27 Composite: 23 Well those two areas screwed me. But I think I will take my chances because I like my science scores. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bareitashvilli Source Type: forums

iPhone X Facial recognition
Anyone here get the iPhone X yet? How well does facial recognition work to unlock the phone while wearing a mask and bouffant cap? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bogatyr Source Type: forums

Ms -- > md/do
Hello All! Some background: I am currently in a MS biology program (thesis is focused on coronary artery disease). My undergrad record was very poor (cGPA 2.6; sGPA 2.8). Grad school GPA = 4.0. I am in my last semester of courses work. I will be completing my thesis next semester. In the past 3 semesters I have been able to accumulate ~200 hours of clinical volunteer experience and ~100 hours of non-clinical volunteer experience. I have shadowed both DOs and MDs. Throughout UG I was heavily... MS --> MD/DO (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MountainClimber94 Source Type: forums

Divorce rate
Why do psychiatrists have the best lifestyle yet the highest divorce rate of any specialty? Seems paradoxical...insights please (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Merely Source Type: forums

Why don't more people work before medical school?
I'll be working in industry as a Chemical Engineer (hopefully pharmaceuticals), before applying to medical school. My plan is to work for a few years to save up money for medical school, so this way I'm not drowning in debt. I realize that the quicker way to medical school is to apply fresh out of undergrad, and pay off your loans as a resident or, more commonly, when you are an attending physician. This is definitely a viable plan, no doubt. I just don't see why more people don't save up... Why don't more people work before medical school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: xnfs93hy Source Type: forums

What is the youngest age pharmacists can immunize in California?
I've heard different numbers from different people on this. Some say the restriction is from the BOP and others say that the APHA course only certifies you to immunize above a certain age. Anyone know for sure? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lexington2012 Source Type: forums

advanced and categorical within same program
If a program has both an advance and categorical track, are we still able to rank both tracks if we only applied to one of them in ERAS. For example, I applied to an advanced spot for one program which also has a categorical spot, come rank time am I able to rank both the advanced and categorical spots or am I limited to just the advanced spots? Also, if it is limited to what you put on ERAS, if I decided that I would also like to rank categorical but did not apply for it for ERAS, would it... advanced and categorical within same program (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bandwagon1 Source Type: forums

Undergrad Anatomy/Physiology & Histology Necessary?
Does not taking A&P and/or Histology in undergrad put a D1 at a disadvantage? I have a strong science background (microbio major), did exceptional on the DAT biology section (24), but have never taken an undergraduate A&P course, and I have also never taken histology. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gubster Source Type: forums

Stratifying DO Schools
Anyone able to classify DO schools into ranks or Tiers? Like top, middle, and bottom. Or maybe just better and worse. Or maybe just top 5 and ones you don't want to attend. Are any DO schools considered to be on the same playing field as MD schools? Or is this true: any MD> all DO (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Futuredoc23 23 Source Type: forums

Rand Paul meets an anesthesiologist
Sounds like the beginning of a joke but actually a strange story in the news... BG man charged with assaulting Paul at senator's home (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: painstop Source Type: forums

Need help determining how strong of an applicant I am
Stats are as follows: Health Science major from Ohio State. cGPA: 3.89 science GPA: 3.71 Pre-Req GPA: varies from 3.75-3.89 157 V, 150 Q 4.5 AW 135 hrs observation out patient and 27 inpatient I have been published in a peer reviewed journal and I had an internship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Applied to: University of Cincinnati, Toledo, Walsh, Mt. St.Joeseph (MSJ) and Youngstown State. Interviews (so far): Walsh and MSJ No acceptances and no rejections. How... Need help determining how strong of an applicant I am (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pavi09 Source Type: forums

How huge of an effect would zero student loan debt have on quality of life as a physician?
Oftentimes, when we hear people in the field commenting on what it is like to be a doctor nowadays, they cite that one of the biggest downsides is having to pay off debt for a number of years and having limited spending power for a good portion of your professional life. Some even say that the exorbitant debt taken on for tuition and cost of living (in conjunction with other some other factors, of course) makes it so that it is not even worth being a physician anymore. This got me thinking:... How huge of an effect would zero student loan debt have on quality of life as a physician? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jaigantic Source Type: forums

ADCOMS: Is it obvious when someone is falsely using URM to increase chances?
Anyone who's been around this forum long enough has seen a thread starting like this: "I'm Indian but I look Latino and I grew up in a Latino community, and I URM????" "I'm Egyptian, can I put that I'm African to be URM???" "I'm a quarter Latino, can I be considered URM??" This just sickens me. So please stop. And a question to ADCOMS out there, how obvious is it when someone is trying to pull this off? Can you share your stories to explain to those that will try this in the future so... ADCOMS: Is it obvious when someone is falsely using URM to increase chances? ...
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LoveBeingHuman:) Source Type: forums

All the stuff "you've been too busy to do" that you can do during gap year
Here's my list (feel free to add on): -Read the Harry Potter Series -Read the Twilight series -Go to Europe -Watch the Star Wars series in one day -Learn how to Knit -Work at Macy's -Get fired from Macy's -Build a Computer -Do an oil change Well that's all I have for now! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LoveBeingHuman:) Source Type: forums

Nontrad mid life (38) pursuing MD/DO?
Hello all. I wanted some external thoughts on my situation. Straight out of high school overseas, I enlisted in the military as a medic. After 8 years I moved to the US and have been working as an EMT for 9/11, EDs and in family practice as a patient care tech/MA. I recently spent several months working as a tech in a cancer center. I started a bachelors of science majoring in biology in Jan 2016. I had a high risk pregnancy and my husband was laid off, so I withdrew at the end of the... Nontrad mid life (38) pursuing MD/DO? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TwistedPaths Source Type: forums

Touro Nevada Supplemental App
Hey guys, I know this is a bit early to ask, but I was just wondering if anyone has received the supplemental app from Touro Nevada? I haven't received an email from them saying that they received my application or a supplemental app, so I was just wondering if anyone else has heard from them so far. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: emilyPT Source Type: forums

Rowan SOM vs NYIT vs PCOM
Out of the 3 schools, which school would you pick and why? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ohopenyoureyes Source Type: forums

OT school interview questions
Hey, I have a couple interviews coming up and I was wondering if anyone who has already had interviews could post what some of the questions they were asked were? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: missalyss55 Source Type: forums

Benzo withdrawal induced mania
Anyone here ever treat this & find anything out of the ordinary? I was transferred to a new unit-got a lady who was getting PRNs round the clock which included Ativan 2mg QID-PRN. As many of us know Haldol, Cogentin Ativan are given as a cocktail. Well this lady got the cocktail round the clock for weeks. She eventually became ativan dependent. Reason why I know is becuase I stopped her Ativan when I came to the new unit, trying to avoid iatrogenic ativan dependence, and the next day... Benzo withdrawal induced mania (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: whopper Source Type: forums

Best Place To Go For Observation Hours?
I am currently a pre pt student in the suburbs of chicago and was wondering if anyone had advice on who to reach out to for observation hours? I am having trouble with the major ones like ATI and Athletico. Any advice would help such as a good strategy for contacting people. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AWood02 Source Type: forums

Working & OT School
I realize many people say that working while in OT is tough, borderline impossible. However, as a non-early 20s student who would be going back a bit older and will have just gotten married at that point, I don't think being out of work for 2.5 years is an option. I already have a fairly flexible online job which could likely carry me as long as I don't do any extraneous spending and work a decent amount of hours. My question is aimed toward anyone who DOES/DID work while in OT school. How... Working & OT School (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Krazi4Sugar Source Type: forums

If not Ortho, than what??
What type of fields of medicine do students who are interested in ortho tend to gravitate towards if they cannot/decide not to pursue ortho in the end? EM, PM&R, Sports Med, other surgical subs, etc come to mind. For attendings/residents, what field of medicine do you think you would have pursued if you could not have done Ortho? Why? Think you would be happy in it? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Frogger27 Source Type: forums

What sacrifices are you willing to make to become a pharmacist?
What sacrifices are you willing to become a pharmacist? I'm not just talking about getting into pharmacy school, I am talking about landing a job in this saturated market. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stoichiometrist Source Type: forums

Yet another "What are my chances?" thread
Hey guys! Long time lurker, first time poster here. My curiosity/neuroticism finally got the best of me and I was hoping to get some opinions on my chances. I had an absolutely atrocious first semester of college (1.4 GPA) mainly because of a combination of the culture shock, a couple of deaths in my family, and plain nincompoop-ness on my part. Ended up failing GenChem and getting a D+ in intro bio. Anyways, I've managed to drag my GPA up to a 3.8 (3.52ish if you factor in the original... Yet another "What are my chances?" thread (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gordo014 Source Type: forums

Just realized AACOMAS forgot to include my English 101 class?
Is it too late for them to add it? They have my transcript...it's just not there. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CloverBale Source Type: forums

Seeing the applications of organic chemistry?
I'm currently in orgo 1 and doing "fine" (~B+). I'd love to bump my grade up to an A, but my main problem is that I'm having trouble seeing "why" we are learning what we're learning and how it fits together. Why is understanding chirality relevant to biology, for example? I loved gen chem because we'd do applied problems (ex: nuclear science, environmental science, etc.) but I'm having trouble seeing how things connect in orgo. Any advice/resources? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: numbersloth Source Type: forums

Great sGPA....without math :(
SO....I'm not a strong math person and I was just calculating my AMCAS GPA and, come to find out, I have a 3.84 BCP (No M) but only a 3.747 BCPM. I know ADCOMS look over transcripts in more depth than just GPA, so will they take into account that its really math that's holding me back? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Detective SnowBucket Source Type: forums

How are doctors paid in hospitals (esp. if Medicare)?
Hi there, I am doing some research on health topics in the US and I am struggling to understand how hospital doctors are paid. It would be fantastic if somebody would take the time to help me a bit! So if a Medicare patient is treated as an inpatient in a hospital, I understand that the hospital bills Medicare for the appropriate DRG. Do I get it correctly that most doctors working in hospitals are not employees but they would separately bill Medicare for each service? And how would it... How are doctors paid in hospitals (esp. if Medicare)? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: InterestedOutsider Source Type: forums

MDSSP Student interested in Army Flight Surgeon Course
Hi everyone, searched the threads, but didn't find any that answered this specific question. I know the Army's Flight Surgeon course is open to 4th year medical students. There's a 6 week course, or a Reserve Component version that has 2, 3-week courses. I've heard that some students can do the RC course over their 2 electives during 3rd and 4th year. I'm a 2nd year MDSSP med student looking to set up my schedule for next year. I asked my manager if I could attend either the RC or regular... MDSSP Student interested in Army Flight Surgeon Course (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ReservistStudent Source Type: forums

How do I best prepare for my school's career fair?
my school's career fair is on nov 16th and i am trying to be as best prepared as possible. i've been working at cvs for a little over 3 years and have no intention of residency or post graduate training. on the day of the fair there will be an optional interview portion for 6th year students. i believe this is an excellent opportunity for me to try to lock down some type of full time position right then and there i've looked at the current list of employers that will be attending the fair.... How do I best prepare for my school's career fair? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Amphetamine Salts Source Type: forums