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Do clinical postdocs care how many publications I have?
What about clinical (VA) jobs, for that matter? Basically, I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to keep publishing while on internship if I am going for clinical positions. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BananaKetchup Source Type: forums

Pharmacist takes a stand for profession/patients
http://www.pharmalot.com/2010/07/a-...armalot+(Pharmalot)&utm_content=Google+Reader (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Argentium Source Type: forums

Strategy for applying to surg prelim at same hospital as advanced
Would it be a crazy idea to not apply to any surgical prelims until I hear back from which advanced radiology residencies actually offer me an interview? This is to cut down on costs and unnecessary interviews if I don't even get an advanced interview at the hospital. I figured since surgery prelims are pretty easy to get into, this could be a viable strategy. I mean worst comes to worst, I am guaranteed to match at my home institution's surgery prelim spot, which would be ok. I mean I can... Strategy for applying to surg prelim at same hospital as advanced (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AxiomaticTruth Source Type: forums

Are PharmD students required to give vaccines or be trained?
Today I went to get the TB skin test as it is a requirement for the PharmD program I'm starting in the fall. I had a pretty bad vasovagal reaction after seeing the needle and being poked. I couldn't stand straight up or understand what anyone was saying. They told me my face was pale and I remember being really shaky and sweaty. I chose not to go into the medical program mostly because of this problem (I think MDs are required to be immunization-trained right? Although it is always the... Are PharmD students required to give vaccines or be trained? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mythofgriff Source Type: forums

Canadian applying to american dental schools
Hi guys, I'm a Canadian citizen and I'm going to be writing my Canadian DAT in November. I'm applying to Canadian and American schools (only the ones which say they accept Canadian DAT). However, the Canadian DAT is different from the American since it does not contain an organic chemistry portion and it doesn't have the quantitative reasoning portion. Instead, it has the Manual Dexterity Test (MDT) (i.e. soap carving). However, many of the Canadian Universities do not require the MDT,... Canadian applying to american dental schools (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nikoniko12 Source Type: forums

Failed PE, applying exclusively ACGME
Hey, I found out that I failed the PE today. I'm only applying ACGME. I did well on USMLE Step 1 and probably did as well or a bit worse on Step 2. Can I wait to release my COMLEX scores until I pass my PE? I'm talking both what I'm allowed to do as well as what would be a prudent move for my career. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FoolishSleeper Source Type: forums

Pharmacy Times Case Studies Question
So the latest Pharmacy Times has a case study concerning a woman who refuses vaccines due to religious beliefs, but wants a recommendation for prophylaxis treatment for meningitis. Interestingly, she is also on a BCP. The answer gives 3 choices, one of which is ceftriaxone, which Pharmacy Times says the woman can't take because her religion forbids all injections. Seriously? What religion forbids "all injections?" (I'm not a theologist, so maybe I'm ignorant, but I have never heard of any... Pharmacy Times Case Studies Question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BidingMyTime Source Type: forums

Irma
Now it's my turn to be concerned about people in the path of a storm. It's only been two weeks, and TTF-1 is remobilizing to go to Florida. Lots of those at the Caribbean medical schools have already been affected. Even Sir Richard Branson had his island basically wiped off the map. @dchristismi , stay safe out there. @RustedFox , you too. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr.McNinja Source Type: forums

Do pharm schools take into consideration non-prereq classes?
Hi, This might be a silly question but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere online. Do pharmacy schools bother looking at non-prerequisite courses? A lot of prereq classes were introductory classes for my major and when I first started college, simply put, I didn't know how to study or manage my time efficiently until my junior year (because I'm dumb). Thus, I got subpar marks for those classes (i.e. physics, physio, intro to genetics). Since then, I've taken a few advanced/upper div... Do pharm schools take into consideration non-prereq classes? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bchmcs Source Type: forums

Blood Supply, arteries in Physical therapy
Hi guys, I am about 2 months into PT school and I am taking gross anatomy. I am constantly wondering how applicable some of the material we are learning are to PT. I was wondering what is everyone's thoughts about understanding arteries and blood supply as a physical therapist? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 2017DPT Source Type: forums

Taking free sign language classes offered in my town, can I write that as an EC on my app?
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Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Golden-Future Source Type: forums

9/9 MCAT void...
Took the test today and voided.... The only reason i would have voided was if i ran out of time on any section and had to blindly guess on whole passages. Well I poorly managed my time in CARS today and had to finish like 3 passages within 15 minutes and guessed on the last 5 or so questions. I felt fine on all the other sections and actually thought i did well on B/B and P/S but the fact that i was so behind on CARS really shook me up. It didnt help that my screen was freezing for 20... 9/9 MCAT void... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: djsbaseball2014 Source Type: forums

What am I doing with myself? Advice from more experienced people needed
Let me preface by saying this isn't a pity party. I genuinely could use some advice from people who have traveled this road before. I am young, went straight to med school out of college. I'm in a serious relationship, and I would like to propose sometime in the near future. There are so many things I want in my life, but I feel like medical school makes them impossible. So, experienced people, how did you do it? Did you wait and put life on hold? Or did you say **** it, and added more to... What am I doing with myself? Advice from more experienced people needed (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GoCubsGo20 Source Type: forums

Dogs
Lets make this topic about dogs and how awesome they are after you answer my question. Maybe even post pictures of these great animals. Anyways now out of residency and have bought my own place and now am looking to get a pup. Always grew up with dogs and have always wanted a dog but not during medical school or residency. How do they get along with the EM shift work. I am working all shifts (8hrs that usually am out by 9 hours). How do they get used to you sleeping at night and during... Dogs (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: EMDOC17 Source Type: forums

How do you handle anxiety? I usually run, but I busted an ankle.
Basically, interviews are coming up, and I want to be as relaxed as possible. Running usually helps, but right now that's not an option. Any other tips--podcasts, books, music, etc.--would be greatly appreciated! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonimus.Maximus Source Type: forums

How do physicians offer new and innovative treatments?
My own PCP at home offers regenerative stem cell therapies for his patients. As an aspiring doc, I hope to one day offer cutting edge treatments like this. Particularly, I really want to be on the frontier of using CRISPR/Cas9 in a clinical setting. If these are my goals, is there a specific path I should take in medical school? Does every board certified physician have the ability to offer innovative treatments? (assuming they've already been approved for clinical use). Does MD vs DO matter... How do physicians offer new and innovative treatments? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Klondike the Polar Bear Source Type: forums

Dean's letter or MSPE won't be provided by medical school
Hi, I have graduated in 2015 and I am an IMG. This will be my first application. Since there are very severe political conflicts in my home country, my school refuses to provide me MSPE or Dean's letter.( I know this is stupid but this is what happens). I have contacted ECFMG and they told me to select that I am not able to provide a MSPE, an In Lieu Of placeholder statement will be attached to your MSPE slot. I have few questions. 1. If I apply without MSPE/Dean's letter, will it affect... Dean's letter or MSPE won't be provided by medical school (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Wounded Healer Source Type: forums

Gaining In-State Residency as an OOS
I am looking at dental schools in Texas. I've seen that Texas schools are OOS unfriendly but I am highly interested in attending one of them. I am considering permanently moving in with a relative that lives in Texas to gain residency and transferring to a college there. This way, even though it will be competitive to get in, it won't be too difficult to apply as if I were to apply as an OOS. Is this plan worth it? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FutureToothFairy_12 Source Type: forums

Is January 2018 too late to take the MCAT for the Fall 2018 DO cycle?
I searched and couldn't find anything specific to DO school. I'm currently a senior. I recently switched from pre-pharmacy to pre-DO. If it takes about a month to release the scores, my application would be complete just days before the March DO school deadlines. Obviously it's not ideal but I'm trying to avoid taking a 4th gap year (I took three years off for financial reasons after my freshman year). Is this feasible? I have everything else in line for the application: GPA, LOR, scribing,... Is January 2018 too late to take the MCAT for the Fall 2018 DO cycle? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: aimstosneeze Source Type: forums

Maryland OOS to Instate
I'm debating on applying to Maryland but I want to be sure I have a decent chance at getting instate after the first year. I do plan on living in Maryland after I graduate as I have family in Virginia/DC/Maryland area. Can anyone who has recently gone through the process or has known someone who has attained in state please reply. I've been hearing it's getting harder but no one mentions any details. ------- (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ColoradoMes0 Source Type: forums

Seeking a Specific Resource
I am seeking the original source material for this image of an illustration scanned from a text book or journal article depicting the male and female homologous tissue of the penis and clitoris: http://afterdinnerparty.com/files/cache/225a388b0fa5e640ec936c2ed01e5c89.jpg I checked the resources listed on that site, but the ones I have access to do not contain the illustration. I believe it may be in the textbook Ridley's The Vulva, but I do not currently have access to... Seeking a Specific Resource (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anianna Source Type: forums

Strong carotid Pulse in an unconscious patient
Came across a U world question, whether its described patient lost consciousness at the emergency entrance and a physican palpates a strong pulse along the inner sternocleidomastoid. Though it asks about the common carotid origin. But how is the pulse strong in an unconscious patient? Is it an error? Or do they mean strong pulse rate,( but weak in character)? Thank you. Any input'll be appreciated. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Brucelaa67 Source Type: forums

Another "failure" thread from a gunner's* perspective
M1 just finished my first year and I'm really struggling with the taste of failure. Unlike some of our friends who are in really dire circumstances with advancement committees and multiple failures on their records I'm struggling because I am what you'd probably call a gunner and I'm feeling like I've already blown my chances at a top specialty. I haven't honored anything and my school seems to be pretty damn smart. People have already put up honors in multiple tough classes and I'm... Another "failure" thread from a gunner's* perspective (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gunher Source Type: forums

West coast university 2018 Masters
Has anyone applied to WCU Masters spring term for 2018? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FutureOT4444 Source Type: forums

Has anyone withdrawn from a Child & Adolescent Fellowship after 1 year...
Will this impact my ability to sit for the Adult Board Certification Exam? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RGL01 Source Type: forums

Is Fioricet a scheduled drug in CA?
Im seeing conflicting information on the topic. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lexington2012 Source Type: forums

Best countries for IMGs
Hello guys ! i wanted to know what are the best developed countries to get medical residencies in for International medical graduates (Pakistani national with a medical degree from Bulgaria) in terms of ease of getting residency, job prospects, immigration etc. As i intend to practice in that country indefinitely, immigration and job prospects are important factors for me. Maybe you guys can briefly describe the situation in the following countries ,now and in the future, and also recommend... Best countries for IMGs (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ferubond007 Source Type: forums

Any RMSTP participants- past/current/future?
I'm an MS4 applying for PM&R this season and am highly interested in pursuing an academic/research career. Can anyone offer any advice for choosing programs based on these interests? For those who don't know, the pre-application phase starts in PGY2/3. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cameroncarter Source Type: forums

Dat and apps
Hi guys, I am taking my exam september 18th! I have been scoring really well on bootcamp and destroyer for the sciences especially. My scores range OC: 20-23 GC-21-24 BIO:19-22 PAT: 18 ( i struggle with PAT but i am willing to take the 18 if i ace everything else) RC: 19-21 QR-19-22 My GPA is a 3.38, but I do have some good grades in upper level sciences ( I got an A in biochem, As in both my physics+ lab, A in orgo II) I have about 400-500 hours in shadowing and working as an assistant. I... DAT AND APPS (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dentalstudent9696 Source Type: forums

Research Opportunities
Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone knew research opportunities that are only for those who want to pursue M.D. only, instead of M.D./Ph.D? Thanks in advance. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stanfordhereiam Source Type: forums

ERAS looks weird when I'm submitting it
My ERAS descriptions of experiences, research etc. is looking really weird - things aren't on the lines they are supposed to be and I have stuff listed in a 1., 2., 3. fashion.... When program directors download our apps, will they get the formatted pdf version or will they see the version that is on the certification page... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sleepysloth Source Type: forums

I didn't like my clinical experience job
Hello everyone, so last summer I took phlebotomy classes so I can get a job that would pay me and give me direct patient contact. However, after doing the internship at a local lab, I found myself to be mentally and emotionally drained from this experience of drawing 40+ people a day. It was very tiring for me maybe because Im usually more of a introverted person but I think took this negative experience the wrong way. I thought that since I couldn't even handle doing something simple like... I didn't like my clinical experience job (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jcon21 Source Type: forums

Neuropsychology Internship Application CV Question
Hi, I am in the process of organizing my CV and was wondering how specific to be when describing my neuropsych training experiences. For example, I have " outpatient neuropsychological assessment of adult and geriatric clients with medical and neurological difficulties." Should I be more specific and list the types of conditions that I primarily see in parentheses (i.e., dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke) ? Or should I mention these conditions in the cover letter? I want to ensure... Neuropsychology Internship Application CV Question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wv7887 Source Type: forums

Wristlet/purse and portfolio to interview
Hey, so I was wondering if it'd be appropriate to bring a black leather wristlet or small black leather purse along with my black leather portfolio. I would choose either the wristlet or the purse (obviously not both) and then use the portfolio to take notes. Would those be too much? If not, do you recommend a wristlet or a purse? Thanks for any opinions! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: music314 Source Type: forums

waiting bin inventory / cvs
does anyone know how to print cash loss report to get an idea of what the total price for waiting bin inventory should be? like what date range to select on the cash loss? that way u don't have to wait a month to know the exact numbers? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sosoo Source Type: forums

Applying to GS and IM programs
Hi, I am an old IMG. I was a surgeon in my home country. I am applying for the 17-18 match. My primary goal is to get a GS position. But after through research could only find 105 GS program ( all over US ) that may give an opportunity to an applicant like me. in most of the cases IMGs pursuing GS position has to do 2 to 3 yrs of Prelim + research to get into a cat. GS program. Because of my age It is not practical for me to wait for 4 years before matching to a categorical program. For back... Applying to GS and IM programs (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sislam76 Source Type: forums

General Bio Pre Req
At my undergrad, there were no labs offered with the general bio courses. Should I take an upper div bio lab instead and try to explain to med schools or should I take the general bio lab/lecture again at a CC? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: travs95 Source Type: forums

Is Medical School Really All That Bad?
I see a lot of people here complaining that medical school is worse than death. It's very disheartening and unmotivating. Is medical school really hell on earth? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HealthNombreUno Source Type: forums

Switching residency programs following a LOA ?
I've been on a 90-day leave of absence since a few weeks into intern year due to a personal/serious family issue. For the same reason, I have decided that I would really like to switch to a program closer to my family after the LOA, but I am not sure how feasible or likely that is. As I start looking for programs with PGY-1 openings, some questions I have are: 1) Generally, will programs with unfilled positions still consider/accept new residents months after the program year has started... Switching residency programs following a LOA ? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Doc2b_123 Source Type: forums

Prelim Interviews at Hospitals Affiliated with Same School
When we interview for a prelim program with multiple affiliated hospitals, do we need to interview at each hospital separately? For example, if we choose all Harvard prelims (MGH, BWH, BID, Mt. Auburn), do we have to interview at each place separately, or is it just a single interview? Trying to minimize prelim interviews as I have a derm away in November. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AllDay24 Source Type: forums

Identity Theft Protection
With 140 million accounts being stolen by hackers I think it may be time to start a subscription to an identity theft protection service. Any opinions? How to find out if you're affected by the Equifax hack You may have never used Equifax yourself -- or even heard of it -- but the credit reporting agency could still have a treasure trove of your personal information.... Identity Theft Protection (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BLADEMDA Source Type: forums

Is Biochem a must take class?
Just wondering if it's a make or break class for the MCAT? I would need to take orgo2 as well to take it so you know, it may not be too nice to my GPA. Any thoughts? If it's absolutely needed for the mcat I'll tough it out and take it. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: JustintheDoctor Source Type: forums

Chairman's letter for IMG
IMG YOG 2016. Applying to FAmily medicine and internal medicine I saw many IM programs requiring one of the LoRs from chairman of department of medicine. I currently have 2 US LOR(1FM 1IM) and 1 from my home country. Since I don't really know the department chair personally(Never worked with him), I have no idea how to fetch this. I read elsewhere saying Chairman letter doesn't matter for IMGs. Should I attempt applying to those programs requiring chairman letter without one? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: redcharger2904 Source Type: forums

Apply to Prelim and categorical IM..Urgent!
Guys, is it okay to apply to both prelim and Categorical IM in the same program?? - Prelim is my goal, categorical is my back up. - I am IMG, looking for Radiology. I am happy to hear your opinions? Thanks. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Usmle Guy Source Type: forums

ARCOM Information Sheet
The new CIB does not have ARCOM information but the admissions rep was kind enough to share this with me. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?res...706&authkey=!AKdTLIPmH8yYqag&ithint=file,docx (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ishouldhavegonetoclass Source Type: forums

How do I find what Prereqs to take
Hello OT community, My SO is very interested in becoming an OT. I'm applying to PT school and I know we have PTCAS where you can easily reference the prerequisite courses and average accepted GPAs for most schools. Is there a similar link for OT prereqs and GPAs? If not, what do most of them look for for prereqs and GPAs? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DPTforMeVT Source Type: forums

Should I withdraw AMCAS application
I submitted my AMCAS primary application beginning of september. Is it too late to apply to MD schools this cycle and should I wait to beginning of next cycle? I was thinking that I'd apply this cycle (finishing up with my post-bacc, strong upward trend went from 2.86 GPA in my first undergrad to a 3.7 GPA) but some people told me its too late. Is that the case? Also, is there stigma against reapplicants? If I submit this year and don't get in, but continue working on improving my... Should I withdraw AMCAS application (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WolfLarson Source Type: forums

Interview Advice
Hello, I have 3 interviews coming up and I just wanted to know for those who have done it, any tips? I have gone through common interview questions and practicing what I would and wouldn't say. Also I know to do some research regarding the particular school I'm interviewing at. Anything else you guys would advise? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NYK33AllDay Source Type: forums

NBDE Part 2 Failed Twice!
Dear All, I am in need of some serious help here. I am a dentist from India. Cleared Part 1 first attempt. Failed Part 2 twice (one with 72, one with 74). I am feeling really demotivated but do not want to give up. Does anyone know anyone who is the same situation and have got accepted after passing NBDE part 2 in 3rd attempt? Any help will be really useful. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: crashoverridezerocool Source Type: forums

Relocating
Hello, I'm a certified, and licensed Pharmacy Technician through the state of California. I am moving my family to Arizona. I have been trying to research if Arizona state board of Pharmacy has any type of license transfer deal but all I can find is that I will have to apply for a new license. I was hoping someone would know some more info at least, and if I do just have to apply for a new license, how long will it take? It took 6 months to get my California License and I really cant wait... Relocating (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: calitech88 Source Type: forums