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Will this count as apart of my sGPA?
I'm a Junior at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. It's registration time and I had a question about one type of class offered by Rutgers' Bio department the class is called Biology, Society and Biomedical Issues) . I emailed the pre-health advisor about the course and he got back to me saying that it won't count as my sGPA, however I suspect he only said this to discourage me from taking a course intended for-non science majors. I'm only doing this to pad my science GPA, it fulfills a... Will this count as apart of my sGPA? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BAHMIT Source Type: forums

competitive GRE score for clinical psychology
Hi I am applying for phd program of clinical psychology this year I have selected some universities in USA I have a question: Do happen to know that if someone`s quant score in GRE exam is not good and competitive he will be rejected or not? Its said that a competitive GRE score is too crucial to be admitted to a clinical psychology program (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Rojman Source Type: forums

Acceptance Stats for Class of 2022
This thread from last year was probably the most informative/helpful thread that I read. I thought it would be nice if we had a similar thread for this year to help out everyone applying in next years cycle! 1. cGPA sGPA 2. MCAT 3. ECs 4. Schools applied to 5. Acceptances+ scholarships (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nervous Pre-Pod Source Type: forums

Straight to Surgery?
67 yo guy Totally normal, reasonable, very high functioning professional. Has been having left arm radicular pain for several months. Noticing some weakness in the last month or two. Hard to carry books, drooped a few things etc. On exam some subtle weakness of grip strength/hand on that side, but still like 4.5/5. MRI below. I measured the AP canal diameter at that tightest level at around 9mm. Has not done cervical traction/gabapentin or CESI. Surgeon has him on for mid Decemeber... Straight to Surgery? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Timeoutofmind Source Type: forums

AVC c/o 2022 hopefuls
Hey guys! Couldn't find a class of 2022 thread, so I thought I'd start one. I received an interview offer via email yesterday. I'm so excited! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrAlex2022 Source Type: forums

Med School is Broken
Sorry. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HumbledHuman Source Type: forums

ICU fellowships with plenty of MICU rotations
Anyone here know of any. I don't want a fellowship that focuses only or even mostly on surgical patients. I want a well rounded fellowship. I found the MICU to be more challenging while in residency. Sicker patients. Looks like George Wasington would be a contender. Any others? Thanks in advance. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chocomorsel Source Type: forums

Interview Question Help
hey guys, I need everyone’s help on what the interviewers are looking for when they ask “if not dentistry, then what would your career of choice be?” Are they looking for you to say that you wouldn’t want any other career and that you would pursue it until you got it? Or are they wanting a career that utilizes similar skills as dentistry like a general surgeon? Any help would be appreciated, thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: smallfries2005 Source Type: forums

Physics resources and etc.
I have registered for my classes next semester and it's been a while since I have taken pre-calc, and I'm sure there's going to be a lot of trig and math involved so I want to be prepared... especially for the MCAT as well. Back when I was an engineering major I made it to calc 3 and I got an A in the math classes I was in, but the algebra kind of goes out the window at that point, as you're using a much different kind of math. It's built on some of the same theory, but you kind of just... Physics resources and etc. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stonestang Source Type: forums

Bronchoscopy Rotation
Does anyone know of a hospital where I could do a diagnostic bronch rotation and get a decent number of critical care bronchs? I am in a two year CC program but unfortunately we do not get that many opportunities due to pulm fellows. I was considering doing an IP rotation, but I won't ever be doing EBUS or navigational bronchs. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ucfuz Source Type: forums

Kaplan Simulated exam
I just took Kaplan simulation exam and scored 86%. I'm talking about the 7-hour exam you get with the qbank. How does this correlate with a 3-digit score? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Estranged Source Type: forums

Kaplan Simulation test
I just took Kaplan Simulated exam and scored 86%. How does it correlate to a 3-digit score. Can't find an estimator anywhere on their website. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Estranged Source Type: forums

Employment Change: Update Letter?
Hey SDNers! I've completed my apps since August/September and originally stated that I'd spend my gap year working in a research lab and serving the community. I decided to take a Behavior Tech position for an ABA Autism Center instead, would this be a good reason to submit an update letter to schools? I've been on hold for one school and rejected from another, and I haven't heard back from the remaining ~20 schools. Any help would be much appreciated! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lunasan Source Type: forums

Bronch training
Anyone here had any post-graduate training on interventional bronchoscopy procedures? Looking to learn to do bronchoscopic interventions for persistent pneumothorax/bronchopleural fistulas. I'm already pretty handy with the flexible bronch, and would prefer not to go through the full interventional pulm fellowship... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lunaire Source Type: forums

How should one proceed with the following Sx:
Patient is a 38 year old, caucasian, male. Pt history of smoking however reports he has ceased
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Neofate Source Type: forums

What are my chances?
GPA: 3.5 with a similar science GPA MCAT: 511 My GPA is a little low due to underwhelming performance in my first two years of school. I will graduate with two bachelors degrees. One in emergency medical care and another in biomedical sciences with a premed concentration. I will have three years clinical experience in EMS as an EMT and paramedic. I will have approximately 100 hours of shadowing doctors in a few different specialties. What are my chances and where should I apply? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medictoMDhopeful Source Type: forums

We can remove your UAE ban/blacklist legally legally
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Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mohammad123 Source Type: forums

Question about Retail Immunization Certification
Hi. I am looking for a new job and I have a question regarding immunization certification for pharmacist. Any advice will be greatly appreciate. Thank you. A chain pharmacy job is almost impossible to obtain now a day unless you know the right person and have right experience. They require a pharmacist to be certified to immunize when apply for the job. However, it seems impossible to get the certification due to Physician Protocol requirement in Florida if a pharmacist is trying to get... Question about Retail Immunization Certification (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TerryTerry Source Type: forums

Is Anki sustainable?
Hey all, So I recently discovered the magic of Anki. Basically, image occlusion is the greatest thing ever. Its the only way for me to get the little minute details that the profs love to throw in for like 5-7 questions. However, my question is basically whether or not Anki is sustainable. Its simple but time consuming, and I know the silly minute things that it helps in remembering are in no ways high yield (or even low yield) for boards. How do you second years approach this? Basically,... Is Anki sustainable? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TheaterOfTheme Source Type: forums

Viewing CVS Pay Stub Online
...is anyone else having trouble getting this online? I haven't been able to see it for a month and I was foolish enough to "Go Green" and elect to not receive a paper statement anymore. If you can view it, what browser are you using? I've tried Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, Seamonkey, and I even bit my tongue and allowed an Apple product named Safari a go...none of them work. Any ideas? I'd call HR, but as I'm sure you know, they are useless. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WVUPharm2007 Source Type: forums

Really messed up need your help
I SENT A THANK YOU EMAIL AND HAVE A SMALL TYPO I JUST RELAIZED !!! Can I undo it? Do I resend the same thing with it fixed? Do I make a joke bout it? LEAVE IT ALONE? I'm freaking out!!!!!!!!!!! I did so good on interview and don't want to ruin it with this DUMB mistake!!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anothercalidds Source Type: forums

best time to travel during interview season
I have to travel overseas, should I travel in mid-november or in january, basically I'm asking which would be safer to not avoid interview invites, so far I have one scheduled in feb but aside from that no others... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drabberbadge Source Type: forums

switching from DOACs to warfarin
Hi, I was wondering when you switch from DOACs (like xarelto,eliquis) to warfarin, why do you have to bridge with LMWH? isn't keeping the patient on both for a few days until warfarin become therapeutic is enough? Or is it too dangerous to be on both, even for a few days? Please help me clarify. Many thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: qtern Source Type: forums

question about definition of illness anxiety/hypochondriasis
Simple question. In illness anxiety/hypochondriasis the concern is over having a physical illness correct? not a psychiatric one? This is what the review books I've been reading have told me. People with this disorder think they have or will have some physical illness is that right? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WiseOne Source Type: forums

what is minimum RC score do you think?
I took PCAT on halloween day... I got just 72 percentile... and I got 15% on RC section. you guys think I have a chance? I really am depressed now... can i get some your opinion? BIO 85 CHEM 89 QR 81 CR 15 COM 72 my GPA is 3.56 but I took all prerequisites at 2 year college. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ilyas Source Type: forums

Don't feel connected to my class...
I know this topic comes up from time to time, but I guess I just wanted to vent for a bit. There is something about med school culture that really turns me off...I can't deal with all of the high school antics, gossip, one-upping, ginormous egos, cliquishness, obsession with grades and ranking, etc. I know not everyone is this way, but it feels pervasive in the general med school atmosphere. I am friendly to everyone and try to make small talk, but it has been a real challenge trying to... Don't feel connected to my class... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bumpy Source Type: forums

medical schools' view on online master programs?
I'm starting to think about how I can improve my application if I need to re-apply, and unfortunately I have to work my 9-5 job to support myself. How do adcoms view online masters programs? I need to boost my science GPA. Any if they view it favorably, are there any you would recommend? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CloverBale Source Type: forums

Quitting AmeriCorps for Medical Reasons (before acceptance)
Hey Guys, So I have an issue... I started my service year with AmeriCorps in July and the position aligns perfectly with the rest of my application. In fact, I took a gap year to be able to complete this program because I wanted the experience and feel that it would significantly strengthen my application. This is a central part of my application, and I mentioned it in all my secondaries. However, my current position is physically demanding (60-70 hours of work a week in harsh conditions;... Quitting AmeriCorps for Medical Reasons (before acceptance) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chlory Source Type: forums

Is this considered clinical research? (mixture of nursing home/hospice)
I currently volunteer at what is known as an infirmary inside a nursing home. The patients there are those that need medical attention beyond the norm at a nursing home. Ex: an elderly man who just came back from his cancer treatment or someone suffering from dementia. It also includes those who have no other family and are extremely old (90s and above); the nurses said that it's similar to a hospice. There are also no in-house physicians, just nurses. I talk to them and keep them company.... Is this considered clinical research? (mixture of nursing home/hospice) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HopefulMD8837 Source Type: forums

Competitiveness for Academic General Surgery Heavy Hitters
This is my first time posting in SDN, so please let me know if I'm breaking any rules. Question for all of the gen surg applicants here. Obviously as a third year medical student, it is too early for me to have be assessed accurately as an applicant. But I wanted to see what you guys thought my chances would be to match into a very strong (training and prestige) gen surg academic program. Story: Wanted to do ortho surgery all of 2nd and 3rd year. Still very much on the table but starting... Competitiveness for Academic General Surgery Heavy Hitters (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BlazerMS Source Type: forums

Is this clinical experience?
I would be doing home visits and assisting clinical psychologists (and potentially interacting with psychiatrists) by working with hoarding adults. Is this clinical experience? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: numbersloth Source Type: forums

UCSF Joint Medical Program
Hello, I was wondering if there are SDN members that are either attending or have graduated from the JMP program. I have a few questions if any of you are out there and wouldn't mind helping me out. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: soccerusa Source Type: forums

NBDE Certificate?
hi all, I just passed my boards I/II and I’m looking at the dental license application. It says I need a NBDE certificate.... am I supposed to get one in the mail after passing? Or do I need to order it? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: toyotasupra Source Type: forums

Ready to pay more taxes!??
The big losers: - live in a state with income tax (CA) - new homeowners with a big mortgage (CA) - homeowners with a huge property tax (CA) - family with a lot of kids - single mom/dad with kids The majority of pharmacists will see their taxes go up. Here are the winners and losers in the GOP tax plan Tired of winning yet? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BMBiology Source Type: forums

2018 match Advice for IMG
Hello everyone, I am an IMG looking at the possibility of applying to the 2018 Match. I graduate medical school this May. I have not taken any USMLE exams yet, so bare with me please. Possible Scenario: - I miraculously manage to take Step 1 by late July/early August (and get a score before Sept 15) - and then take CK by beginning of September I would be able to apply on Sept 15 and then update my CK scores by October (or wait until CK gets released and then apply- debatable) - However I... 2018 match Advice for IMG (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: IMGobgynwannabe Source Type: forums

Research Year or "Get Accepted Now"
I come from a very low GPA background (2.85) and a decent MCAT (30). I graduated in 2013. Since graduating, I've worked for a while and then entered (and completed) a 2-year SMP program where the first year was mostly UDV science courses and the second year was about 40 credits of first year medical school courses. I managed a 3.96 in the program (a 4.0 in my second year). I retook the MCAT and managed to walk away with a 521 (I'm on a roll!) Now here's my pickle. I was going to apply to... Research Year or "Get Accepted Now" (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LetsMakeADecision Source Type: forums

What do you see when you look at this GasWork listing?
Listing in question ... GasWork.com - Reference #12 I heard the saying if the job is really good they probably wouldn't need to advertise. But, Tucson is a little out of the way (as compared to say Denver or Portland or even Phoenix), and I have close ties to Tucson and I have some interest in going back. I may be a little biased, so I was hoping you guys could read in between the lines for me. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 0kazak1 Source Type: forums

Residency Question/Phase 2?
Hello, I am interested in applying to a pharmacy residency. However, my fiance is matching medical and we do not know where she will match as she has multiple interviews. Her match date is the same as it is for pharmacy. I want to end up where she matches or at least nearby. From what I understand, my only option is waiting until phase 2 and applying to what is left in the area that she matches. Does anyone have any insight on the phase 2 outlook? As in what are my chances of matching... Residency Question/Phase 2? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pharmersonly Source Type: forums

NC DPT Admissions Cycle 2017-2018
Hey guys! I am starting this thread in hopes of making a timeline about when schools in NC are sending out admissions decisions and interview offers for this current cycle! I applied to Duke, ECU, WCU, Elon, High Point, and UNC! Feel free to put information out there about any schools in NC (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ECUpirate2018 Source Type: forums

Anyone with travel experience with the big groups locums
I am 3rd year Resident. I am older, 38. 340k in debt looking for high income. My wife has a job with benefits so i dont need that. I want to live in my current state OH, low cost of living. Is it better to work as 1099 for Temahealth, Envision, Shumacher, USACS or with locum companies. What has your experience been both negative and positives. Any cautionary tales. How does one do this effectively. Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bigz Source Type: forums

I didn't apply early
Procrastination got the best of me and I ended up applying to most schools ~2 weeks before their deadline. I'm currently a little worried because I just found out that many of the schools I applied to use rolling admissions. My stats are pretty solid, and I'd hate for the reason that I didn't get in be because I didn't apply early enough. -Biology degree from a good state school -3.62 cGPA, 3.6-3.9 Pre-req GPA -167V 157Q 4.0W -TA, secretary of a club, research experience, work experience... I didn't apply early (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PT Hopeful2 Source Type: forums

Any of you find ST Map, or other features on Philips monitors useful
I was looking over the Philips IntelliVue monitor user manual. There are a lot of features that I haven't seen used much. Sure, the calculator, and drug calculator are probably obsolete when most places have EMR or smart phones. Have any of you guys found it useful to use ST Map, QT analysis, Arrhythmia analysis, etc. on these monitors? I'm working on a presentation for my residency and want to review ECG, SpO2, waveforms, etc., and thought it may be at least somewhat interesting to go... Any of you find ST Map, or other features on Philips monitors useful (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jlquick Source Type: forums

Bring up spousal/parnter hire at interview?
Hi everyone, I have a few campus interviews coming up for university faculty positions (two which would be classified as R01s and two as R02s that still include a significant research emphasis). I have a partner in the field who also is on the job market. I have asked a few mentors for advice on bringing up having a spouse in the field who also would need a position at campus interviews, and have received conflicting advice (we realize this may not be a tenure-track faculty position, but... Bring up spousal/parnter hire at interview? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: blakjak12 Source Type: forums

2018-2019 Postdoc Thread
Hello everyone! It looks like it's that time again! This would be a good place to ask questions, share information, and generally commiserate. Some information to get us started: First applications look like they're due in November. February 26th, 2018 is the universal notification date. Some helpful links: Here's the thread from last year... and... 2018-2019 Postdoc Thread (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NeuroLady Source Type: forums

An Absolute Must have study material for NBDE 2?
I request people who have cleared NBDE 2, to please answer this question. What according to you is the Absolutely Essential Study Material for clearing NBDE 2 exams? Would really appreciate your responses! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: usdoc9 Source Type: forums

FAFSA Already?
I applied to UF and they keep sending me FAFSA emails. One line stood out to me in particular, stating, "We recommend completing your FAFSA no later than Dec. 8 to ensure it arrives at UF by Dec. 15." Are we supposed to be applying for FAFSA even though we don't even know which schools we have interviews to, let alone whether or not we will be offered a seat? I am concerned with applying now when the schools have very different tuition rates. For those who are in vet school -... FAFSA Already? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Vombatidae Source Type: forums

WUSTL, Rush, Salus Univ OTD 2018
Hello! I applied to a few OTD and MSOT programs about 2 months ago. Three of them being Washington Univ's OTD program, Salus's MSOT program and Rush. Just wondering if anyone has heard back from them yet. I also applied to Pacific Univ, USC, Univ. of Washington in Seattle and A.t. still and West Coast Univ. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: OTDgirl100 Source Type: forums

Did Greys Anatomy inspire you to pursue medicine?
Hey everyone.... Just wanted to post this since it's all over social media. To celebrate the 300th episode of Greys Anatomy the show is partnering with Good Morning America to do a segment that will highlight those that have gone into medicine as a direct result of watching Grey's Anatomy. If that's you or you know of someone that fits this bill, please submit your story directly to: greysinspired@gmail. From there, Good Morning America will reach out and contact you to hear your story. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: htjacks Source Type: forums

***The Official SIU - School of Dental Medicine Class of 2022 Interview/Acceptance Thread***
I can't believe we don't have one for SIU yet! Where are all my fellow SIU applicants at!?!? Good luck to everyone! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: smallfries2005 Source Type: forums

*** 2017-2018 MD/PhD cycle - Questions, Comments, and other things ***
I have not created this thread as of yet for this year. Here are some stats. As of 9/1/17, the cohort of MD/PhD applicants for this year has taken primarily the new MCAT. Out of the 1338 MD/PhD applicants to date, only 50 haven't taken it as of yet (27 w old MCAT). The average new MCAT for all MD/PhD applicants is 512 (n=1288). I expect around 1900 applicants by the end of the cycle. Last cycle (2016-17), we also had an average new MCAT for applicants at this point of 512... *** 2017-2018 MD/PhD cycle - Questions, Comments, and other things *** (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fencer Source Type: forums