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Is 8 million dollars sufficient to retire?
How much money is necessary to retire for one at any earlier age or cut down to part time? Do you think 8 million dollars is sufficient to retire at a younger age (late 30s to 40s) or work part time? What investments would you make to preserve capital and produce sufficient dividends? Is the market too inflated whereby stock investments will collapse to decrease capital in the future whereby cash flow is compromised in the future? Also, would you recommend leaving medicine for a... Is 8 million dollars sufficient to retire? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrCommonSense Source Type: forums

Should I take this offer?
Hi all, Faculty member from an MD school that I shadowed keeps insisting to write a letter on my behalf directly to admissions committees from MD,DO schools I have not heard back from yet. It is a very generous offer and I would love to take it but I am hesitant due to 1) adcoms seeing this as me pestering them and 2)they don't care about a random letter from a random person telling them they should interview me. Thoughts? Thanks in advance! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: fedfan100 Source Type: forums

Ps 2018
When should I start writing this PS. I am applying in June, but I figure I should have it finished before asking for LOR? Also, what are things you wish you would have done before the application opens up in June? The ones that comes to mind is having all LOR, have PS done, and having official transcripts from all colleges (is this a hard copy or how does this work)? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cluelessdr Source Type: forums

Temple Vs. Rush (new curriculum)
I have been lucky enough to be accepted to both of these programs and would like to hear any insight from current/past students. I love both cities and am fully aware of Temple being in not so desirable of a location (I would live center city and take public transport to school). My "feel" of both of the schools on interview day was great. Cost is nearly identical. Both schools seem like they offer great clinical exposure starting early on and into third/forth year. Where I would like some... Temple Vs. Rush (new curriculum) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medstudent#55 Source Type: forums

C2 dispensing percentage
In your pharmacy if you calculate your total daily C2 script volume as a percentage of your total daily volume. What do you think would be the average %? Ofcourse it will differ by demographic but interested to see what numbers we get on here (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PharmBulldog Source Type: forums

DIY Postbacc at Multiple Different Schools?
Hi all, Potential non-trad here, trying to figure out how to navigate my situation. I graduated college in 2016 with a 3.7 GPA with a degree in Biology. I dropped the pre-med track in UG, but after a year and a half of working in consulting, I am ready to dive into medicine and certain that it is the route I want to go. However, I do need to take 4 more pre-reqs to have all of the required courses to apply (hopefully in 2019): Gen Chem II, Physics II, Organic Chem II, and Biochemistry.... DIY Postbacc at Multiple Different Schools? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BleedinBlue2016 Source Type: forums

Can you help me find a list of colleges that don ’t require non custodial parent information?
My parents are divorced, and my dad lives in Africa and I have no relationship or contact with him. Most selective universities that meet full need require non custodial parent information, but I cannot provide it so unless I receive the waiver I would not be able to apply for financial aid. I’m only a freshman but so far my grades are good (A’s in honors classes and one AP class). I also have pretty good extracurriculars: hospital volunteering (start in February), a part of a group that... Can you help me find a list of colleges that don’t require non custodial parent information? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FutureNeurologist2025 Source Type: forums

Best Books for Medical School
Hi all, I am an incoming MSI and was wondering if anybody had some suggestions on very good/helpful books to get for medcial school. During undergrad, I remember getting some very helpful tips from SDN regarding studying for Orgo, using Organic Chemistry as a Second Language and Pushing electrons. I was hoping there might be some similar books for some of the big subjects in medical school. In particular, I am looking for books that help simplify the information, provide good practice... Best Books for Medical School (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mcat45 Source Type: forums

Iowa dental program
Hello! Can any current Iowa students comment on the program? Are there many community service and outreach opportunities built into the program? And what is 3rd and 4th year like? And I feel I remember at my interview that they said that they find and schedule patients for you is that true? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jacbbc Source Type: forums

What is the MOA of calcium channel blockers in stable angina?
Package insert for nifedipine says "dilation of coronary arteries is not an important factor in classical angina.", which seems to contradict all other sources (guidelines, textbooks, etc.). Who is right? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: arossm Source Type: forums

Interviewer taking a phone call during interview
What are your thoughts about a faculty member taking a phone call during an interview without leaving the room? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ServiceFirst Source Type: forums

What are some common things you see new Interns mess up?
Just as the title says. What is stuff that they commonly mess up and how can we avoid making these mistakes? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Syncrohnize Source Type: forums

the future of psychiatric practice
In 2016 17,000 US physicians graduated and 23,000 US nurse practitioners graduated. Moving forward there will be a higher percentage of psych NPs prescribing the nation's psych meds in specialty settings. Our education (that of psych NPs) kinda sucks (actually sucks a lot, is way under-regulated). This is the current reality. However, it seems that perhaps psychiatrist education is not *ideal* either. The main reason I say it's not ideal is because from a purely capitalist macroeconomic... the future of psychiatric practice (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: psychnpgirl Source Type: forums

Help with neuropsychology track - intl. applicant!
Hi all, I'm a European aspiring clinical neuropsychologist. I graduated almost ten years back in psychology and then got a master's in neuropsychology. I've been working in psychology but haven't done clinical training yet. Over the past few weeks I've sent out lots of emails to US universities with little progress. I guess where the forum beats emails is in receiving broad advice. Can anyone please clarify if there are any clinical neuropsychology programs? It seems to be a clinical... Help with neuropsychology track - intl. applicant! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CaptainCognition Source Type: forums

BTC vs Gold vs Stocks/Equities
What's your play for 2018 and why? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Source Type: forums

Post-Acceptance Course Fulfillment Question
Most of you know I'm a non-trad, so I already graduated years ago. I've been taking med school pre-reqs through an unofficial post-bacc program at a local university. When I started the application cycle this year, I continued taking classes to fulfill prereqs for a few schools i was unable to apply to this year (and to try to get my GPA over that 3.5 hump). However, I've been lucky enough to garner a few acceptances at this point and I'm unsure of what to do this semester as I'm obviously... Post-Acceptance Course Fulfillment Question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DBC03 Source Type: forums

Interview Tips for Pharmacy Residencies
Hey everyone! This is always a very anxious time as residency applications close and interview invites start to roll in. When I was in your shoes just 5 years ago, I remember scouring as much information as I can from SDN to be prepare for my upcoming interviews. With that, I got one of my colleagues, Dennis, to help me share some tips and advice as you all head into interview season! Hope you find it useful and, at minimum, a way to ease the waiting game! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chillz87 Source Type: forums

tricks for getting blood out of danskos?
Anybody know any secrets for getting blood out of Dansko clogs? I think I may have ruined my favorite shoes today. L&D ran out of shoe covers (true story!), I went dashing into a precipitous delivery...and my favorite clogs are ruined. Makes me so mad too...I ALWAYS wear the knee-high paper boots and I NEVER get splashed. Wouldn't you know, the one time I don't... Anyhow, if there's any hope for getting my clogs clean(er), I would appreciate your tips. Otherwise I'm going to have to throw... tricks for getting blood out of danskos? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hippiedoc13 Source Type: forums

Advanced Practice Pharmacist in CA
1. Anyone apply for it or even know what the hell the point is? 2. Anyone understand this vague criteria? Meet two of these three criteria: A. Possess of a current certification in relevant area of practice. B. Completed a postgraduate residency earned in the United States through an accredited postgraduate institution. C. Provided 1,500 hours of clinical experience under a collaborative practice agreement or protocol to patients within 10 years of application, where clinical experience... Advanced Practice Pharmacist in CA (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: steveysmith54 Source Type: forums

Prior convictions/fieldwork
Hey all! I loved following everyone's journey to grad school the last couple months so I made an account finally. I'm super excited to have been accepted to one school so far, and still waiting on a few others. I basically want to know how likely it is to actually keep a spot in the cohort with prior misdemeanor convictions? I knew this would come up eventually but I don't want to pay the nonrefundable deposit and get told no later or get dismissed from the program down the road once it... Prior convictions/fieldwork (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LittleLola Source Type: forums

MCAT Advice
Hi, I am entering my second semester in my sophomore year (I go to a community college and I will transfer to a 4yr Uni for my junior and senior year). I am wondering a few things regarding the MCAT.... 1) When should I start studying? I plan to take the MCAT in 2019 because I am aiming to start med school in the fall of 2020. I am thinking about starting as early as this semester (lightly with maybe Barron or Kaplan flash cards..nothing extreme yet) 2) When I do get into studying for it,... MCAT Advice (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Green22 Source Type: forums

To become a psychiatrist, what do I major in?
Hi, I know there are a few similar threads on this topic but they are all from 2009, so I wanted a more updated response. I am a senior in high school and have applied to colleges with an intended major of psychology. I love the topic and want to major in it and my plan was to take medical school pre-requisites along with my major. However, my father recently talked to his psychologist about it and said it may be beneficial for me to do a 7 year medical program, like one that is offered at... To become a psychiatrist, what do I major in? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cmch0809 Source Type: forums

Choosing residency based on location and marriage?
Hi everyone, I am only a second year medical student and nowhere near residency application. I am simply curious about how other people have decided between staying in the same location as their significant other vs. breaking up and moving far away to go to a better residency program. I am 24 and he is 25. Lately my boyfriend and I have been talking about getting married at the end of medical school. I am very excited and I look forward to this. Getting married is my most important life... Choosing residency based on location and marriage? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kittycat007 Source Type: forums

MD to PHysician assistant
So I’m on my second year and I haven’t gotten any interviews in 245 IM programs and dozens of FM programs. I’m an American IMG who’s ECFMG certified. Step 1: 207 (I know) Step 2: 236 CS: passed second attempt (did not even practice patient notes thinking I’d have a lot more space to write) Anyway, I’m thinking to work as a PA in the mean time until next match. Does anyone know if I could do that without going through school? Will my MD work if I just take an exam? Thanks for the help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr. Atelectasis Source Type: forums

What Are My Chances For Next Cycle?
Hi there! I am a 23 year old in the middle of a gap year looking to apply summer 2018. I have a degree in Biology and am currently taking post bacc classes. I took 6 credits last semester, getting an A in both classes, and will do the same this Spring. I know this is not a robust number of post bacc hours, but I am doing this while working 50 hours a week, supporting myself, and paying for my classes. I have a 3.429 cGPA (Strong upward trend, 3.8 during last year of undergrad, 4.0 Post... What Are My Chances For Next Cycle? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Golden_Grahams Source Type: forums

Advantages/Disadvantages of Different California DPT Programs
Hello! I’ve applied to several California schools and just received my first acceptance to CSUN. I was curious, if by chance I happen to get accepted to any of my other schools, what advantages would I have picking one over the other? I currently work as a PT Aide and my boss was telling me that if I get accepted into UCSF (I was invited to interview) that the school’s reputation could help when applying for jobs. He also assumes they have better internships but isn’t completely sure. Can... Advantages/Disadvantages of Different California DPT Programs (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DC000 Source Type: forums

low grades, need advice!
I graduated with a 2.5 cgpa and an even lower science gpa. I was a confused student in college and didn't know what I wanted to do exactly, therefore my grades reflect that. I had no direction. I was a humanities major. I have about 2-3 repeats for Bio I, 2 and physics I and II, never getting A's despite repeating those classes. basically my gpa was lowered by bad grades in science classes. And everythime I would take a science course with my major courses, my grades in those classes... low grades, need advice! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: noraapmd Source Type: forums

What are my Chances?
Hi, I am halfway through my junior year and I plan to take the MCAT in May 2018. I have a 3.91 cumulative GPA and a 3.86 science GPA. I am going to study really hard for the MCAT but it would be nice to know the range I should be aiming for with my current GPA. Also a question on the MCAT, will I be able to apply on time if I take it in May, since the score comes out mid June? Thank you in advance! Ethnicity: Southeast Asian - 1 year of research in Neurology/Alzheimers Disease - 3 and a... What are my Chances? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ugotmail382 Source Type: forums

Finished my 1st trimester at USC, AMA
Finished my 1st trimester at USC and now I'm 1 week into my 2nd. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the interview, curriculum, PBL, program, the school in general, any advice for applying to dental school etc. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drn93 Source Type: forums

Prelim surgery
Hello guys I am USIMG trying to match surgery categorical for 2019 match. My scores are competitive. However, I understand me being an IMG already puts me at a disadvantage. I was wondering if anyone can share a similar experience than mine who went the preliminary route. I am specifically talking about someone who is a USIMG who in the match applied for prelim surgery positions then matched the following year into categorical surgery. I was wondering what the logistics and process was like.... Prelim surgery (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ashar008 Source Type: forums

University of Pacific Class of 2021 (Fall '17 Applicants)
Hi ya'll, I realized nobody has made a thread for this year so here it is... Anyone submitted their application for Early Decision yet? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: yorietran Source Type: forums

Temple dental first year
Hey friends, I was wondering if there are any recent Kornberg D1s on here that can shed light on how first year typically is, how we can expect the transition to be, how much time we'd be in lecture, how often examinations take place... etc I want to get a feel for what our first year is going to be like. I've seen the courses we will take from the website, but couldn't find a schedule for how often we meet. I did find this schedule from a 2006 thread but assume it probably changed...... Temple dental first year (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MessiNeymar10 Source Type: forums

How to help fellow resident
One of my co-residents is struggling and has been placed on probation. He's a good guy and means well but is constantly late (5-15 minutes) to most things. The reason for probation, as per the resident, was running behind on clinic patients (so the last patient would be seen 1 hour later than scheduled), not finishing notes on time, being slow in general, and failure for agenda setting/prioritizing. What I have seen is not asking the right questions and struggling with preceptors (ie not... How to help fellow resident (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ironheme Source Type: forums

Pharm Tech Employers-No Certification
Hi, I was wondering where a good place is for on-the-job training for pharmacy technicians. I have heard that Walgreens has a good training program...does CVS have a program as well? Also, do any of the department or grocery stores have training programs-Costco, Meijer, Kroger, Walmart, or Target? Thank you so much for all of your help! -helppleasepharm (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: helppleasepharm Source Type: forums

Retake General Sciences, MCAT Prep Course or Both?
Hi Everybody! I've been debating recently whether to retake some of my general science courses to get a refresher in general chemistry, o-chem, and physics since it's been years since I've taken these courses and i hadn't seemed to retain much of any of the information from these basic courses or if I should take an MCAT Prep Course. I took the MCAT previously very ignorantly with minimal studying during a finals week during undergrad and didn't realize there was all these different... Retake General Sciences, MCAT Prep Course or Both? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bearcat2310 Source Type: forums

Pharm Tech Employers-No Certification
Hi, I was wondering where a good place is for on-the-job training for pharmacy technicians. I have heard that Walgreens has a good training program...does CVS have a program as well? Also, do any of the department or grocery stores have training programs-Costco, Meijer, Kroger, Walmart, or Target? Thank you so much for all of your help! -helppleasepharm (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: helppleasepharm Source Type: forums

Training Medical License and Arrests?
Hey, obviously a throwaway, but right now I am in the process of ranking my list and it has come to my attention that some of the places I interviewed at are in states which ask for arrests in their state medical license board. This has never really been a problem for me in the past since applications have always asked for convictions or charges (neither happened), as opposed to arrests. So in those cases I could always honestly say no. However, I know I will have to answer "yes" in those... Training Medical License and Arrests? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: topoftheworld1212 Source Type: forums

Pcoa
So our school just announced today that the PCOA has been mandated by the NABP and with rotations some 7/8 months away we are worried how that's gonna impact our going into the final year as we are a 3 year program. How do you guys feel about the change? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ZakMeister Source Type: forums

NBDE-2 Score thread and Experience.....
Hi Guys, Why don't we start NBDE-2 score thread and the experience associated with the exam. Please feel free to jolt down your total part-2 preperation schedule and books used for the success , and share with everybody. Thanks. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MitPat Source Type: forums

FireCracker Full Length Exams
Has anyone used these/can they comment on their efficacy? Currently they have 2 full length USMLE STEP I simulations available. I bought firecracker after some rave reviews from my classmates, but so far am not impressed. Wanted to see if people suggest doing these exams, or if it'd be better to prioritize NBME's. Thanks! PS - first post in the STEP I forum. Time moves too fast (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: The Knife & Gun Club Source Type: forums

Pitt vs. Maryland
I was hoping someone could help offer some insight -- I recently put down my deposit for Pitt, and I'm extremely excited! However, I recently got an invite to interview at Maryland, and I'm now very confused. Both schools seem to have strong programs, but it looks like UMD is still less expensive (if I'm not mistaken UMD is 35k OOS and Pitt is 60k OOS) Assuming cost of living is the same, would it make more sense to turn down my acceptance and go to the cheaper school (obviously I need to... Pitt vs. Maryland (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: predentny Source Type: forums

Touro-CA MSMHS 2018-2019
Hey everyone, I just started the Touro-CA 2018-2019 MSMHS-COM thread, since the application just opened, and I am applying to it and other post-baccs as backups to the two IIs I have. Good luck! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chromatic543 Source Type: forums

Career options for MBBS graduate from India
Hello all, Disclaimer: I didn't realize this post would be that long. I haven't proof read it so please pardon any grammatical errors or spelling mistakes that I may have made. I will come back tomorrow and edit it if needed. My background: I have finished MBBS (Medical School) in India, currently on a dependent visa in the US (No work authorization) for past four years. I have given USMLE step 1, 2 CK and CS but was unable to get any invites for residency interview this season. I am... Career options for MBBS graduate from India (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Drzeekay Source Type: forums

Attending dream school's Continuing Medical Education event?
Hey SDN, My dream DO school is having a CME event in a few weeks. Not far from where I live, isn't expensive. Subject matter is interesting to me. Would it be weird if I went? States explicitly it is for "Osteopaths and other Health Care Professionals," while I'm just a lowly radiology/ED PCA increasing my clinical hours to apply for the first time this cycle. I guess I'm wondering if it would be inappropriate if I attended If not, would this be a positive thing for showing this school... Attending dream school's Continuing Medical Education event? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: psu228 Source Type: forums

Post Bac low hours
I'm working on trying to boost my undergrad GPA via a DIY post bac. However, the classes I can afford to take are somewhat limited. I'm even paying out of pocket for one of them (using military TA for others). As of right now, with 6 credit hours of A's, my MD cGPA/sGPA is a 3.38/3.26 and 3.38/3.17 for DO. With 8 more hours of A's, my MD cGPA/sGPA will be a 3.4/3.3 and 3.4/3.2 for DO. I'll only have 14 hours of post bac credits when I apply. I've been out of school 3.5 years now, and I'm... Post Bac low hours (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PressPforPi Source Type: forums

american board of school neuropsychology
Welcome to the ABSNP, LLC Website I'm hesitant to ask, but, thoughts on this? Is it at all meaningful to be a diplomate of this board? From what I've read here, I am skeptical. I know there are a lot of meaningless "boards" out there (and the hackles go up here whenever anyone brings up neuro and I get it, I do). But I noticed that a faculty member at my program is a member and it made me curious. I am in a doctoral school psych program, but we have... american board of school neuropsychology (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: biscuitsbiscuits Source Type: forums

Programs canceling interviews?
Hey guys, Has anyone had experience with programs canceling interviews due to weather? This happened to me this week (which I completely understand given the nature of the storm!) In the email to applicants we weren't offered a reschedule date. I am wondering if this is normal and I should count this as a lost opportunity as there may be little time to reschedule. I reached out expressing interest in a new interview date but haven't heard back. I'd normally just relax and wait but it's a... Programs canceling interviews? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CingulateGyro Source Type: forums

Am I on the right track (Step 1 prep)? Thanks
I'm currently at 33% on Kaplan Diagnostic (150 questions and did not prepare for it) and 32% UW (200 questions so far). Prepping for exam in late June 2018. School is still 4 months to go (1.5 semesters) to finish Pathology, Micro, Pharm etc. I'm doing around 20 UW questions a day and 3-5 pages of FA. Will incorporate Pathoma/Goljan and maybe some Picmonic videos. I'm thinking approach 6 week dedicated study time in May with around 45-50% on UW and 1st pass of FA. Then up it up to 65-70% UW... Am I on the right track (Step 1 prep)? Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 073116 Source Type: forums

I eventually want to get into this specialty?
Hello everyone, I eventually want to get into Cardiology, specifically Adult Congenital Cardiology as I have a personal connection to it. I know ranking, and grades dont matter in the long spectrum of things, and it is really your board scores, but as I write this I only have my first year grades to show for which I can say I am currently in about the top 5% of the class. If it is any metric to extrapolate what sort of board score I may get, how difficult would it be for me to get into a... I eventually want to get into this specialty? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: radian313 Source Type: forums

Kaiser Signing Bonus
I noticed some of the Kiaser IM residencies offer a first year sign-on bonus. If anyone received this, do you recall if it came soon after match, or when you started in June/July? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Iapyx Source Type: forums