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Need some help with school "tier" selection
Sup everybody, I am a cycle away from applying and I really need some help on deciding where to apply. I am a degree holding bio engineering major at a top 25 public university, 3.65 cGPA and sGPA, 517 MCAT. Maryland resident. Countless hours of medical scribe experience, a winter term and a semester of biology related research, another semester of bio-materials engineering research, some previous volunteering experience with Meals on Wheels as well as a possible "service year" position... Need some help with school "tier" selection (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jaws12 Source Type: forums

Withdraw or C- (Human Anatomy)
I'm a junior taking Human Anatomy, my current grade lies at a D+. I could get it up to a C maybe or a C+ (best case scenario). Should I just withdraw? I am taking Biochem, Physics, developmental biology, and research at the same time. Currently my GPA is (3.58). If I don't withdraw it won't go up, if I do withdraw, it will. (Also this class is not required) Also if I withdraw from the class I will also have to withdraw the lab (1 cred. Class). I never withdrew from a class before, and this... Withdraw or C- (Human Anatomy) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TennisWalk Source Type: forums

Grades-Possible to go from a C to an A/A- ?
So right now I'm a sophomore in college. I'm in Organic Chemistry I with a C. I started out rough because on the first test, I knew the material but bombed it due to running out of time. I managed to do ok on the second test that I got back last week. Right now, my average is at a C, and we have one more test worth a 100 points and a final exam worth 200 points. My question is if it's possible to pull a C to an A or A- in a premed course? Has anyone here ever had that experience and can... Grades-Possible to go from a C to an A/A- ? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pinkswan Source Type: forums

Wondering if I am too old for Med School
Hi guys! So I am currently 26 and finishing my masters in exercise physiology. I have all the pre recs for med school. However, due to illness and unfortunate circumstances through my undergrad years I do not feel that I am competitive enough to apply for med school. I am thinking about taking undergrad again, or is it possible to just retake classes I needed to improve in? Am I too old to start all of this? I would love to hear from others as I have such a desire to try, but feel very... Wondering if I am too old for Med School (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BabyyD Source Type: forums

Top neuroradiology fellowships
What are the top neuroradiology programs? Is there a resource like doximity (imperfect, I know) for fellowships? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrKazarShabam Source Type: forums

Can doctors have relations (sexual/non sexual) with their patients?
I can't seem to find any laws that actually say it's illegal to have relations with your patients on a non healthcare-level. Obviously it would NOT be during the actual visit (ER, GP visit, etc) but I'm talking about actually exchanging contact details (in other words having some sort of romance). I suppose the general answer will be no, but is it actually illegal or just really frowned upon (unethical) Also just to add, I seen a movie recently that touched on this subject... Can doctors have relations (sexual/non sexual) with their patients? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Trustthedoc Source Type: forums

Can't wake up on time!
Help-- this is bad, bad, bad because I just started on clinical rotations (and an easy rotation at that) and have run into the problem of not being able to wake up on time. The first time I was post-call, but had still gotten 6 hours of sleep or so, and just didn't hear my several alarm clocks-- or turned them off without realizing it (though I have 2, and one is all the way across the room)-- and I was several hours late. The second time was this morning-- this time I had also set up my... Can't wake up on time! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: closertofine Source Type: forums

Hospital health insurance
How are the health insurance policies for residents? Do they usually cover most things? Do they have high deductibles? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Shazam243 Source Type: forums

Will 2 C's kill my chances?
I got my first C in Orgo II last semester, and this semester it's looking like I'm going to get a C in physical chemistry as well (this class is killing me). :/ Overall GPA after this semester will be around 3.7. Any help? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: braxsch Source Type: forums

Dentists and Halloween!
In spirit of this wonderful day, I wanted to ask the question: Do dentists give out candy? I know of dentists who actually offer to buy trick-or-treaters' candy to promote tooth-decay awareness. Personally I'd dress up as a Colgate tube and give out bags with my business card, candy, and floss . And on a side note, do dentists ever eat candy/sweets themselves? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kurk Source Type: forums

I need dentist help
So recently I’ve been going to a local dentist that takes Medicaid to get my fillings and root canals done. During one root canal the sx file separated near the root of my tooth. My dentist said I have to visit a specialist/endodontist so they can remove it or file around it. So we went to the refered place which takes Medicaid and got X-rays done but they told us to wait for approval from Medicaid. We called them today and they said I’ve been denied. I don’t understand why when all my other... I NEED DENTIST HELP (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Rdddd Source Type: forums

todays wsj
While we beat ourselves up over IMRT/fractionation, it has nothing on the robot: Robot-Assisted Surgery Costs More But May Not Be Better and well written editorial on robotic prostatectomy: Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Who Is Benefiting? | Cancer Network | The... todays wsj (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nkmiami Source Type: forums

Chances Non-US IMG
Hi, Apologies for being repetitive, overall I have gotten good comments from attendings and residents, but other posts on very good applicants don'ts seem as positive, so I thought I'd just give it a try. The question is if I have any chance of a categorical GS position, and if you have any advice for the interviews. Non-US IMG (need visa). YOG 2015. Step 1: 250. Step 2 CK: 254. CS passed first attempt 1 month US clinical experience, 5 months observerships. Worked in home country in a... Chances Non-US IMG (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MEDP Source Type: forums

Should I drop out now?
I'm in my first semester of medical school and I'm getting all C's. I don't think I should continue this with the high chance of failing out later and having a much higher debt. It'll only get harder from here on out. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AnkleGuy Source Type: forums

This job is awesome
It's been about four years since my last hypomanic post, where I try and offer a contrasting perspective to some of the concerns and challenges that are rather often highlighted on this forum. These include frustration with obnoxious systems, mid-level 'encroachment', poor reimbursement, clinical hopelessness, diagnostic confusion, and witnessing poor treatment. All of these are real issues. But for many of us the experience can be quite different. I really loved residency, and I really,... This job is awesome (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SmallBird Source Type: forums

Using GI Bill after being medically disqualified from HSCP
Hi everyone, I'm coming here as a last resort before contacting the my branch of service directly. I've scoured the internet for an answer to this, but I've had no luck. My question is this: would I qualify to use the GI bill for the rest of my professional school education, if I was disqualified from using the HSCP due to a medical condition? Received a fully honorable discharge, and I was active duty for the duration of my time in the HSCP program. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Shell_Eau Source Type: forums

Boss Contacting AdCom About Interviews
Last week I was put on hold at the medical school at which I'm currently employed. My boss, who is a professor at this school, said if I had any issues obtaining an interview here that I should let him know so he could personally lobby for me. I appreciate the gesture, but I've been debating if it is a good idea to have him try and reach out to adcom members about my app, or do you think that'll just aggravate the adcom/does this represent a conflict of interest? @LizzyM... Boss Contacting AdCom About Interviews (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tyrionbannister Source Type: forums

John Muir in Watson creek CA
Apparently Envision is out there. Anyone have experience working with the group at this hospital or other envision spots nearby? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: User21218 Source Type: forums

Value based payment vs Fee for service
Can anyone help me understand this better and what it means for psychiatry? What are some examples of actual numbers (a comparison would help) - what financially does this translate into? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Shikima Source Type: forums

What is the circled portion on this X-RAY? Pretty sure this person has ARPKD but don't know what thi
Any insight would be much appreciated! View attachment 224868 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: me16 Source Type: forums

Carribbean Medical Schools
Hello. I am a current senior, anticipating graduation this December. My grades and GPA in University are not where I would like for them to be, because I simply goofed off in college, and I didnt really realize this until I entered my last semester. I have not yet took the MCAT, but plan on doing so in January, and entering Med School in May or latest by August. I know there are a lot of threads about the cons of going to a Carribbean med school, but I would like genuine advice from someone... Carribbean Medical Schools (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: aquariusangel Source Type: forums

Internship at a Congressman's Office
Hello people! I've recently been given an opportunity to intern at a Congressman's office on the hill. I would be working from January to June, and although it is a bit late to withdraw, I was not sure if this would be a helpful EC towards my med school app. I'm on the older-side of pre-med's and though I am interested in this experience, was not sure if this would be constructive towards my application. I would love to hear your guys' thoughts! Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: manofgod747 Source Type: forums

Best YouTube Channels and resources for glycolysis, and gluconeogenesis
I am looking for videos to clarify glycogenesis, glycogenolysis, pyruvate dehydrogenase, glycolysis, and gluconeogenesis. I have tried AK lectures and Moof University. Maybe I am just tired and kind of out of it right now, but I'm confused on what I"m reading in Kaplan chapter 9 for Biochemistry. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dhooy7 Source Type: forums

6 failed classes - MD Chance?????
Okay I know 6 is a lot but please read. I started a degree online back in 2013 and hated it. I pretty much neglected it because my parents borderline forced me (as I had a good job in a small town without a Uni). It was in HR and after i just didn't bother with the first semester but said I would give it a second go - same outcome. Not one ounce of me took it seriously nor thought about long term outcome. ANYWAYS, since then i've been doing my psychology degree, full course load and in... 6 failed classes - MD Chance????? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GabGonEvs Source Type: forums

Bariatric surgery lifestyle
MS-III here interested in gen surg. Just curious, what are the hours like for a bariatric surgeon? I know a lot of normal surgeons do gastric sleeves and roux-en-y's, just curious if any full time bariatric surgeons could comment on their lifestyle. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mat the coolcat Source Type: forums

Conferences
Does it make a difference if you attend specialty program (ex. ortho, OMFS) annual meetings and events as a dental student for specialty applications? There are multiple people in my class (currently in D1 in a Canadian dental school) that are planning on attending conferences in the near future and I'm not sure if it even makes a big difference? Is there a possibility for networking and meeting PDs at these conferences? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sabina93 Source Type: forums

MCAT Prep Course
I am thinking of doing the KAPLAN MCAT Prep - Self-Paced PLUS its currently going for $2500. Do you guys think its worth it? I have seen people say its useless. Can I have some thoughts? Taking money out of the factor is it worth it? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr.Narcos Source Type: forums

at still
hi there, Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if AT Still University has a white coat ceremony for the mot or otd program? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LJ7/11 Source Type: forums

Why is class rank more important than GPA when applying for competitive residencies?
For example, a 3.7 at one school may put you at a much higher rank than a 3.7 at another school. And since we aren't graded on a curve, why would class rank be more indicative of a competent applicant than GPA? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Roy Williams Source Type: forums

CVS Verification Tray
Any thoughts on new QA verification tray? Anyone started using it? I like the idea where we can see all the pills but won't help verifying 500 scripts in a day using that. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rickyroxy Source Type: forums

Medical school vs pharmacy school difficulty
I find both professions very interesting but I'm curious as to which professional school is more difficult. I'm not here to be persuaded to either route. I would assume that medical school has a much higher volume of content to memorize? I know that both schools are very difficult, but I'd think that medical school is more difficult. Thanks to anyone that has any insight to this. I know it's difficult to answer since most people haven't been a student in both schools! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ivorychins Source Type: forums

Thinking of podiatry- need some advice
Hi all, So I've kinda been in a bubble of confusion lately. Just finished first year of dental school. Will say that there have been more cons than pros. Basically have gotten to the point where I feel that I do not enjoy most of the things that we do, and because of that, I feel like I'm wasting my time and money. I've felt like this for a while now, and want to go into something else. Ideally, I'd like to stay in a health career. I've always wanted to. I've been looking into options, and... Thinking of podiatry- need some advice (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sasoriboi Source Type: forums

Epidurogram
do you routinely bill for an epidurogram for ESI or transforaminal injections? If you do an LESI, do u bill the epidurogram in addition to the 62323 (bc this includes the fluoro) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: painfree23 Source Type: forums

Has anyone made it through premed without caffeine?
Might seem like a random question out of curiosity, but I am seriously thinking about it because I don't drink coffee and sometimes get too tired to get things done. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Flying Penguin Source Type: forums

Air Force HPSP 2017
Hi everyone! Has anyone else applied for the Air Force HPSP this year? Just wondering if there are other people out there . (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: meganmeky Source Type: forums

DO-run transitional years
Hi everyone! I'm a MD student and have a question about applying to TYs (I'm going into one of the specialties that requires prelim/TY) - I noticed that some are DO-run TYs. I was wondering if I am eligible for them, and if going to one of them is less desirable. Thanks for your help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: applepie71 Source Type: forums

Rutgers Newark GSBS Dental Scholars 2017-2018
Just accepted my spot for the Masters program. Anyone else? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: knoxvillepredentkid Source Type: forums

Chance for next cycle PLEASE
Hi! I am a junior that has a 3.4 overall GPA and a 3.03 science GPA. Probably around a 3.4 BCP. I had a bad first year. DAT: 21 180+ shadowing hours over 2 years 150+ volunteering hours over 2 years Multiple extra curriculars, pre-dental club, Muslim student association, Biology club, neuroscience club.. etc.. tutoring hours, 3 jobs over the past 2 years. A bunch of other ECs. 2 strong letter of recs from dentists and 2 good letter of recs from 2 science profs. I know I have to apply to... Chance for next cycle PLEASE (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NewDent02 Source Type: forums

thyroid frozens
We get a lot of thyroid frozens on lobectomy specimens performed at my institution. These tend to be done regardless of FNA result (many cases benign), and in some cases no FNA may even have been done. This raises question of cost effectiveness, but we have been happy to oblige given the few cases we may be helpful and save an additional surgery. The result of this is that thyroids have become are biggest frozen discordance. We have a handful of cases in which frozen showed no obvious... thyroid frozens (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pathbot Source Type: forums

Walmart cut in pay/terminations ?
Any truth/word on this? Can anyone working at Walmart say anything about this? "Walmart's new directives. "Many Walmart Rphs are in the mid to high 60's per hour pay rate. The new goal... is to have pharmacy managers at 55 per hour and staff at 52 per hour. This info came from a market manager that was at meeting in Arkansas last week. "They are not terminating people for the usual business metrics like the three letter chain or for immunization metrics, but rather policy and... Walmart cut in pay/terminations ? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sunshine98* Source Type: forums

PSVT in mechanically ventilated patient
I had a patient the other day, mechanically ventilated, on weaning protocol who abruptly went into narrow, stable ST for 2 hours plus -- on metoprolol and dig daily, given additional metoprolol with seemingly minimal effect, who abruptly went in to NSR at 65 after a bowel movement. If, after a delivered breath, her ET tube was fully occluded for 20-30 seconds, would increased intrathoracic pressure have possibly been an effective 'vagal maneuver'? (Was on PRVC, and breathing 2-4 breaths... PSVT in mechanically ventilated patient (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LakeSuperiorFishing Source Type: forums

CDCA coverage for California next year?
In the official CDCA website, it says California is a potential candidate for CDCA coverage state. I have heard different opinions about this from others, some saying that "nah.. they will not follow up to it" while others, like me, thinking if it is something to be neglected, why would they put it in their official. What do you guys think? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hk64 Source Type: forums

Kratom and Opioids
We have a local naturopath in the area who is recommending a lot of Kratom to patients--advocating it for opioid withdrawal, depression, etc. How do you handle Kratom? Treat it like a herbal remedy or an ilicit botanical (cannabis, cocca teas, etc)... "Valerie is a 56 y of, generally medically healthy, but with multiple Mental Health Diagnosis, including Bipolar D/O, Anxiety, Depression, ADD, with pain following both Failed Back (L2 to Sacral Fusion) as well as Failed Neck surgeries... Kratom and Opioids (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Source Type: forums

"DO schools are more competitive than MD Schools"
Go to the 3:15 mark. Dr. Mike is spreading garbage. What a sham!!! Is this true? I did not bust my butt in undergrad and post grad so that DO students can say they are more competitive. SAD!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: imtheman25 Source Type: forums

How many schools out of where you interview do you get into?
on average, to how many schools out of where you interview can you expect to get into? I interviewed at NOVA, Buffalo, Stony Brook, Tufts, Case, Detroit Mercy, and Maryland. I also have interview coming up at UPenn. Also... Should I go interview at Western University and Herman Ostrow just in case? (I got invited there too) tbh, I would prefer not to go to a Cali school, since it is far. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bigbutrealdreams Source Type: forums

Medical school vs pharmacy school difficulty
I find both professions very interesting but I'm curious as to which professional school is more difficult. I'm not here to be persuaded to either route. I would assume that medical school has a much higher volume of content to memorize? I know that both schools are very difficult, but I'd think that medical school is more difficult. Has anyone here been in both? Thanks to anyone that has any insight to this. I know it's difficult to answer since most people haven't been a student in both... Medical school vs pharmacy school difficulty (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ivorychins Source Type: forums

Emergency dentistry
Did anyone here have a good rotation to learn the basics of emergency dentistry (pulling teeth, etc)? Or was that all on the job learning for you guys? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Perrotfish Source Type: forums

Best MCAT Prep Company?
Hi everyone! I'm not taking the MCAT until the spring of 2019. But I want to start thinking about prepping for the test to help me score high. What is everyone's opinion on the best MCAT prep company? I know there are many to chose from. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: swillis1 Source Type: forums

Berkley Review 2016
I cannot find any info on berkley reviews after 2014. I am not sure if they have dropped their new editions. I can see them on their website but they are not on amazon or books a million. Am I just magically missing them somehow? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 509 Source Type: forums

AAMC Material
2 questions. First question: I'm about to start the AAMC section banks: Should I do them timed or untimed? Second question: I just finished the 2 bio qpacks and chem pack with these scores respectively: 78%, 89%, 81%. Are these good scores on the qpacks? Thanks for the help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: georgia_boy1 Source Type: forums