Future job market?
Hey everyone, I am thinking of starting to prepare for a career in pharmacy. However, it seems that the job market for new grads is not the best. With the poor predicted job growth, is it even worth it to apply? I just am worried that if I apply and go to pharm school, that I may not have good job security or pay later. What do you all think? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ElJamo17 Source Type: forums

Dermatology Application Podcast
One of my friends just forwarded me a link to a podcast called Topical dermatology. SDN not letting me post link b/c I'm new but google it it's on itunes. 2 derms at Harvard talking about application process. not sure if will help but listened to first epidsode and at least interesting & makes me less stressed out. Better than some of the crazies on this site--seems like they know what they are talking about. thought I'd share (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: johnny555 Source Type: forums

Academic Integrity - Accused of Plagiarism. Soon to be applicant.
I am currently a Senior in College who has a competitive GPA and MCAT score, with good recommendations by professors. I was just accused of academic dishonesty by one of my blowoff classes. I was careless and did not do enough paraphrasing on a relatively small assignment and was called into her office to talk about possible options for me going forward after her accusation of me plagiarizing. There wasn't much I could've done because she was right I took information from an outside source... Academic Integrity - Accused of Plagiarism. Soon to be applicant. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Med8597 Source Type: forums

Is it possible to be a P.A and a coach?
I've been thinking lately about a lot of things, especially about my future. This crazy idea came into my head and I just thought I would express my mind because I can't seem to get it out of the back of my head. Anyway, so I was wondering if it is possible to be a primary care P.A and coach high school sports (cross country) at the same time. My friend's dad who is a pharmacist coaches basketball after work. So this idea just came into my mind if being a P.A and coaching a cross country... Is it possible to be a P.A and a coach? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr.Optic Source Type: forums

Will medical schools begin evaluating your application even if you don't have all of your LoRs?
I've been aiming to submit my AMCAS application on May 31, the first possible date of submission this year, but I'm worried that my two STEM professors' letters of recommendation won't be ready by then. If I submit my app on 5/31 without all of my LoRs, will schools just ignore my app until all of my LoRs come in? Or, to tweak the question a bit: would I be better off submitting my AMCAS app ASAP and sending in the late LoRs later, or would I be better off submitting everything at once at a... Will medical schools begin evaluating your application even if you don't have all of your LoRs? (Source:...
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: agun77 Source Type: forums

How much more important is BCPM than Core GPA?
My Current BCPM: 3.75 Overall GPA: 3.83 Non-Science GPA (All other): 3.97 While a 3.75 BCPM is not bad, it also is not the best and below the 3.79 average BCPM of my dream medical school. Because I have finished almost all my science pre-reqs and those for my major, would it be recommendable to leave the BCPM where it is and Try to get my overall GPA to like a 3.90? Or would it be advisable to take more upper levels or padding courses (which may bring down my BCPM even more, prevent me from... How much more important is BCPM than Core GPA? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Medico o Muerte Source Type: forums

Requests for academic accommodations
Just when you thought patients had run out of things to request of you other than diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders... you get a request for a form or letter stating that they need academic accommodations. I got my first one of these today. Have you ever gotten this request? How did you handle it? The frustrating thing for me is that this is one of those phenomena where the patient had something before, so they think it's no big deal for their new psychiatrist to give it... Requests for academic accommodations (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Trismegistus4 Source Type: forums

Help! Debating if I should apply this cycle or not
I applied two years ago and didn't get accepted anywhere. GPA 3.4 MCAT - retaking May 19. My MCAT score the first time was 492 (why I applied when I did, IDK, but I did) Personally, I think my medical experiences are at par. (medical scribe, volunteering in hospitals, medical assistant) Since my last application, I've mainly been working (medical field). I took one graduate level science course but didn't do a complete post bacc. Do I apply this year? I'm also debating on post poning my... Help! Debating if I should apply this cycle or not (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chinio04 Source Type: forums

Will not passing orgo II push back everything?
I'm a sophomore, I got an 82.9 in orgo 1 and I am scared I'll end up with a D+ or C- in orgo 2 (ik a C minimum is needed). I have had everything else in line (very strong ECs, have done very well in my other classes, am way ahead in credits and can graduate early) and am enrolled in mcat prep this summer, but it looks like this class will throw things off significantly and it's too late for a W I'm at a D-, which is below the class's current D+ average and the class will be curved. I study... Will not passing orgo II push back everything? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: orgohno Source Type: forums

Do programs take into account timing of away rotators?
Obviously, someone doing their fourth away rotation in September will theoretically be a lot more knowledgeable and prepared than someone doing their first in June. Do programs take this into account when evaluating and comparing these applicants? It would seem very unfair if they didn't. Why would anyone do away rotations early on then, or put the top programs they want to match into as an earlier away rotation? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: plasticsday1 Source Type: forums

Few more days
Hello, Taking step 1 in a few days. Here are my scores: NBME 19: 211 7 days ago UWSA 1: 237 today What are things that I should focus on before the test? I have a few hundred questions of uworld left and an Anki deck that I made with about 600 cards that ive been slowly going through. Should I watch re watch some pathoma / board n beyond of the sections I am weak on? How do I know the sections I am weak on? Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rockies4224 Source Type: forums

NEJM: Excellent Essay on Physician Burnout
NEJM - Error "Out of the Straitjacket" "My work lost meaning; I was just going through the motions. I thought everything I tried to accomplish was a failure. I had trouble relating to patients and felt the urge to avoid encounters altogether. I cared less and less about anything I was doing." Something for Pain Physicians to keep in mind. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Source Type: forums

Do undergrad poster presentations and oral presentations count as ERAS publications down the road?
I’ve seen that any presentation made as a med student definitely will count, but what about a poster presentation or oral presentation at a regional conference during one’s undergrad years? edit: also the presentations would probably not be found on pubmed, but this is likely the case for med students presenting posters as well. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ditritium monoxide Source Type: forums

Setting up a private pay private practice?
I am considering opening up a private practice in the next few years and I keep hearing/reading that accepting insurance is a nightmare and significantly negatively contributes to the lives of psychologists. It seems like a lot of people on this board -- and online in general -- advocate for a private-pay practice being the way to go. For the purposes of my question, let's say we are talking about in a large city in California. Something I still have trouble understanding is: Who are these... Setting up a private pay private practice? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: little_albert Source Type: forums

Jeff Bezos on Work-Life Balance...
Jeff Bezos says his advice to Amazon interns and execs is to stop aiming for work-life 'balance' — here’s what you should strive for instead "Bezos believes that his new hires should stop attempting to achieve "balance" within their professional and personal lives, since that implies a strict tradeoff between the two. Instead, Bezos envisions a... Jeff Bezos on Work-Life Balance... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Source Type: forums

OT, PT, Speech Therapy Related Summer Job
Are you looking for a Therapy Related Summer Job? Something that can help boost your application for reapplying or for first time applicants next cycle? Ever wanted to go to summer camp? Bay Cliff is located in Big Bay, Michigan on the shores of Lake Superior and is one of the oldest and most comprehensive summer therapy programs for children with physical disabilities in the United States. Founded in 1934, Bay Cliff is believed to be the only facility of its kind. Each summer, 180... OT, PT, Speech Therapy Related Summer Job (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: biotodpt Source Type: forums

URochester versus Downstate
I would appreciate any feedback for these two schools! Rochester has a great reputation, really nice facilities, and a very supportive/inspiring community. Cons include weather/location and lack of recorded lectures, though they do provide detailed syllabi. Being from NYC, I'm also attracted to Downstate for location, diverse population, and extensive clinical exposure. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: matchato Source Type: forums

New Activity but wont start till after submitting
Hey everyone, I just got a position as a Health Coach at my institution's medical school and the program starts September and runs through June. I would be advising patients with diabetes, hypertension, obesity etc about healthy lifestyle choices, accessible resources, and other things related to their health. We work in clinics around the area and I am really excited to start working with them. However, I submit my primaries before i start the actual position should i update schools via... New Activity but wont start till after submitting (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: djsbaseball2014 Source Type: forums

What's your personal favorite hand lotion for frequent hand washing?
//Sorry all! That was a typo that I didn't catch. That was supposed to be 20.// My question is pretty simple. What is your personal favorite hand lotion for frequently washed hands? I wash my hands upwards of *20* times a day, and no matter what lotion I've tried, it doesn't seem to be helping. I've tried Aveeno, Eucerin, Coconut Oil, O'Keefes, along with many others. Right now I'm using Corn Huskers Lotion. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mloleary Source Type: forums

2018-2019 AMCAS Application
Hi there! It’s official! May 1st has finally arrived.The AMCAS application opens today. Start uploading your documents now! Take your best shot. There is no better time than the present. Best of luck to every applicant. Be encouraged . MissPi (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MissPi Source Type: forums

Things Not Taught in Residency that Should've Been....
1) Dealing with patients with Borderline Personality: Where I did residency they didn't teach much about this other than just they needed DBT then taught pretty much close to nothing about DBT nor was anyone in the department skilled in utilizing DBT as a treatment. Add to the problem that a significant portion of patients coming into the ER had a cluster B personality and the staff members including the psychiatrist didn't know how to deal with them either and usually admitted them despite... Things Not Taught in Residency that Should've Been.... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: whopper Source Type: forums

PT, OT, Speech Therapy Related Summer Job
Are you looking for a Therapy Related Summer Job? Something that can help boost your application for reapplying or for first time applicants next cycle? Ever wanted to go to summer camp? Bay Cliff is located in Big Bay, Michigan on the shores of Lake Superior and is one of the oldest and most comprehensive summer therapy programs for children with physical disabilities in the United States. Founded in 1934, Bay Cliff is believed to be the only facility of its kind. Each summer, 180... PT, OT, Speech Therapy Related Summer Job (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: biotodpt Source Type: forums

3.9 GPA 511 MCAT School HELP
I am a Texas State School traditional student with following stats cGPA 3.9 and sGPA 3.85 MCAT score: 511 (127/129/125/130) Bio was pretty bad. State of residence: Texas Ethnicity and/or race: Asian American female No research experience as of yet. Volunteer: Every week at School of blind since freshman (~800 Hours) Clinical experience : Uro/GYN office for 2 years (900 Hours) Medical scribe 200 Hours Academic Affairs for School of Natural Science Chair for 1 year Shadowing ~10 Hours by... 3.9 GPA 511 MCAT School HELP (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: annakim99 Source Type: forums

Trinity Washington M.O.T
Hello everyone! I wanted to know if there was anyone on here that has either applied, or attended trinity's MOT program that can give me some info on the school? I know thats it's a new blended program and was interested in applying once I'm done with undergrad. I haven't seen many threads on this schools program so I'm very anxious on what it has to offer.. Thanks!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FutureOPT20 Source Type: forums

How important is it to honor your courses?
My friend is going to be attending a relatively new medical school (so it hasn't established itself as a reputable institution nationally) in the fall. To honors a course at this school, a student must have greater than 70% attendance and score greater than 90% on the exams. Many of my peers, myself included, think it's more efficient to stream the material at twice the speed at your leisure. Assuming my friend still does well in his courses and does well on the STEP, does it really matter... How important is it to honor your courses? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: raptor7 Source Type: forums

Dr. Collins PCAT Prep Class 2018
Don't get tricked into buying outdated materials! The PCAT changed in 2016 and again in 2018! The Dr. Collins 750+ page self-study course with practice exams is all new, fully revised for 2018 -2019, and includes direct access to the professors to make sure you are successful! Dr. Collins' PCAT Prep Class will also have live classes in Houston, Las Vegas, Ann Arbor, Ft. Lauderdale, Columbus & Washington, D.C. Use code DEAL25 to save $25 at... Dr. Collins PCAT Prep Class 2018 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PCATPrepClass Source Type: forums

Anyone regret *not* doing Anesthesiology?
Seems like EM vs Anesthesia is a very common question, and in the end it ends up being a personal preference. Just curious if any of you who considered Anesthesiology seriously regretted not going that way. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mymembernames Source Type: forums

Timeline for application to masters programs (SMP)
I apologize if this has been asked before but I am not familiar with admissions standards for the SMP application process at all and just want to know a couple of things for a friend that's hoping to apply to an SMP. How rolling is the rolling admissions for the masters programs? For example, I know that the deadline for the Rutgers MBS program (Medical/Dental Scholars) is June 15th or 30th, so does that mean there's a good chance to get accepted as long as you apply by that time? Or have... Timeline for application to masters programs (SMP) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DentalNucleicAcid Source Type: forums

DO school with full-tuition scholarship vs. MD school with no scholarship
I wasn't sure whether to post this in pre-allo or pre-osteo, but I went with pre-allo since this section is a lot more active. Long story short, I was offered a full-tuition scholarship to a DO school a few months ago and was accepted off the waitlist at an MD program today. Now I have to make an extremely difficult decision and have no clue where to start. I loved the DO school on interview day and am/was thrilled to be attending there. I love the location and very much enjoyed the overall... DO school with full-tuition scholarship vs. MD school with no scholarship (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: naway Source Type: forums

lido equivalent to bupi infusion for nerve cath
Wondering what you all have used as an alternative to bupivicaine and ropi for continuous nerve catheter infusions. I'm especially interested in lidocaine. Would lido 0.5% be a good alternative to bupi 0.125%? thx for any advise (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cleansocks Source Type: forums

Maybe Pharmacy is not meant for me
Finishing the first year of pre-reqs with 2 As 5 Bs and 2 Cs (chem 1 & 2) was not exactly the outcome I had hoped for, add that with waning career prospects and outrageous tuition, I'm starting to think of other careers I may excel in, which sucks at the moment since I was hell-bent on becoming a pharmacist but I'll get over it. I'm thinking of radiology tech or medical technologist, does anyone know of other careers I might look into? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: premedvet Source Type: forums

Is July Late?
I want to apply end of july since I am taking summer classes. Is that too late? GPA: 3.3 sGPA: 3.18 (trying to bring it up.) DAT- planning on taking it in July (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: smile matters Source Type: forums

part 2 surgical boards
do you guys have any study material recommendations for part 2 surgical boards? would you say it is the same as part 1? would be curious to know what you guys used to be successful on it (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dddunit Source Type: forums

High DAT with Mediocre GPA
Hey everyone, I took the DAT today and am happy with my scores. I got a 25 AA 26 TS 24 PAT. With the application process nearing, I am curious as to how competitive I am for the more selective schools. I have a 3.58 overall GPA and a 3.48 science GPA. I know that these are not stellar, but I was wondering if they are enough to give me a good shot at schools like UConn, UCSF, Columbia, or UPenn. I go to a top 25 private intitution in Texas. Thanks for all the help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lonestargirl Source Type: forums

MCAT practice tests
Hey guys! So I was beginning my MCAT prep for three months before I sit the test, and I wanted to know how many practice tests are available and where can I find them?? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stu.dying Source Type: forums

Best Electives to Take in 3rd Year for Emergency Medicine Goal
So do to some unfortunate circumstances, I am not able to take surgery until 4th year, and I am stuck with 3 elective spots for third year. In order to do EM rotation as an elective you would need to take surgery and IM completed and thats not possible for me. What are some electives to take that could potentially make me look good in front of an EM PD. Thanks in advance. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cakeofdeath Source Type: forums

Solution for allowing residents to file complaints - penalize the PD
So this whole notion of logging 80 hours when you really did 105 or ignoring all the malignant aspects of your program sucks. Why? Because as we know, it would have your residency shut down --> you don't become a licensed doctor. It seems like the simple solution is to have the PD enforce the rules and face consequences for not doing so. I mean what other solution is there? Someone or something has to be held accountable. Right now, it's the program itself and hence the residents. Instead... Solution for allowing residents to file complaints - penalize the PD (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MedicineZ0Z Source Type: forums

Please look over school list, ORM CA applicant
Hi, looking for some help finishing up my school list for this upcoming cycle. I have posted here before but would like more input to maximize my chances of getting in this cycle. I am currently a junior at a top public university in CA. Not URM 3.92 gpa, science gpa 3.92 511 MCAT (127/126/129/129) I will have 250+ hours of clinical volunteering, 300+ of research (no publications), 150+ hours of community volunteering, 90 hours as a TAs assistant, with some clubs and a few leadership... Please look over school list, ORM CA applicant (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bidew97 Source Type: forums

How does my spouse effect financial aid?
So I am marrying a med student the summer before he heads to med school. He has no undergrad debt and I have a good bit of undergrad debt. He got lots of grants for undergrad based on his parent's financials. So my questions are: does he have to do this year's FAFSA in regards to us and not report his parents at all ( I read that once you were married you are considered independent in terms of the FAFSA)? And how does redoing the FAFSA work since we won't be married until a month before... How does my spouse effect financial aid? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: whileyouwerestudying Source Type: forums

Evaluate my School List, GPA, and ECs
Hello everyone, This is my first SDN post and I am super excited! My MCAT is in a few days and I just wanted to get some other people's opinions on my stats and the list of schools I am intending to apply to: GPA: 3.95 (One non A class in Calc II) EC: -->90 hours ER volunteering --> 50 hours Red Cross ps: I feel like I am lacking in volunteering hours (?) --> 700 hours scribing --> about 800 hours in Biology research (got award)+ national conference, got accepted into a summer research... Evaluate my School List, GPA, and ECs (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: premedonnaboy Source Type: forums

Retake MCAT vs. Month service trip/Medical Research
Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice on how I should spend my next couple of months to make myself more competitive for this upcoming cycle. I'm taking the MCAT this Saturday, and am anticipating a score in the 504-508 range. I haven't studied as much as I'd like for it, so I'm trying to decide if I should already plan to retake it in July. Right now, I have a volunteer trip to Latin America planned for May, and then I have the opportunity to come back and work for a hospital... Retake MCAT vs. Month service trip/Medical Research (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: levelPhilosophy Source Type: forums

Non-Science Background
I come from a non-science background (the last time I took science was in high school). I have a business undergrad, went to law school and now work as a lawyer. So while I don’t have a science background, I do believe I have developed a lot of the critical thinking, reasoning, communication, etc skills that would help me in med school. I know there are a few schools (McMaster, Queens (I would not be willing to move outside Ontario)) that don’t require prerequisites, but I don’t think I’d... Non-Science Background (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LawDoctor Source Type: forums

Premed: Ohio State vs. Rice vs. Vanderbilt
Hi, I needed your help on selecting undergrad school for premed track. The choices are as follows - 1. Ohio State University - Have full ride here, including tuition, lodging, boarding, etc. Total cost: $0/year for 4 years. 2. Rice - Have partial scholarship. Total cost: $50K/year for 4 years 3. Vanderbilt - Have partial scholarship. Total cost: $35K/year for 4 years My comments: 1. Rice: I have visited all three and like Rice campus and student vibe the most. But it is also the most... Premed: Ohio State vs. Rice vs. Vanderbilt (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: not_real_name Source Type: forums

Elms College Post-Bacc 2018-2019
Hey! I just got accepted to the Elms College Post-Bacc program and wanted to start a thread to hear from other people who were also accepted. If anyone has attended the program and has any advice I would appreciate it! Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tlc2525 Source Type: forums

Nursing shortage and admissions
This article just came out on CNN’s website. It claims a massive nursing shortage in the US, and bemoans the fact that applicants are being turned away from nursing schools. There is “intense competition” as evidenced by “262 applicants for 60 slots.” Another program quoted in the article says they turn away one student for every one they accept. The story highlights a student in Southern... Nursing shortage and admissions (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lemurcatta Source Type: forums

WAMC/School List Help
Hi everyone, I'm applying this cycle and have some schools on my list. Just need some thoughts on my list and what to take off or add. I've used MSAR, but it's been overwhelming trying to get around schools that fit. Stats: 514 MCAT, 3.75 cGPA/ 3.7 sGPA: Psych major/Bio minor junior First gen/ white/ low income State school undergrad No research, but unique EC where I help the lab curriculum coordinator expand our intro bio lab course by making it more like an actual... WAMC/School List Help (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GreatScott15 Source Type: forums

The optimal number of schools to apply to
Hi everyone, so I've seen from different threads a few posts saying to apply to 20 or so schools but I wasn't so sure as to why that is the best number to apply to. I have created a list of schools that I would be happy going to (MD/DO) and I have around 30 or so schools that I would be interested in applying to. By applying to more than 20 schools, wouldn't one have a greater chance of success than if they were to apply to 20 schools? Is it only due to the cost of the applying to a large... The optimal number of schools to apply to (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BTC0821 Source Type: forums

Beta adrenergic receptor physiology question
So I've been trying unsuccessfully to figure out why the beta-2 adrenergic receptor causes vasodilation and bronchodilation. I understand that they are coupled to an increase in cAMP and activation of protein kinase A, but then all the sources I've checked have an arrow --> physiologic actions. What I'd like to know is if anyone knows off the top of their heads why increased protein kinase A activity results in decreased intracellular [Ca++] (I'm assuming decreased [Ca++] is the ultimate... Beta adrenergic receptor physiology question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hemoglobincell Source Type: forums

the application strategy for people taking a later MCAT
Hey guys, I have seen from time to time the strategy for applying when you are taking the MCAT at a later date where you send in your application for verification without your MCAT score. I take my MCAT june 16th and I am back and forth on whether I should use this strategy and apply to a throwaway school so i can get my application verified earlier or if I should wait until July 16th (when i get my score back) to submit for verification. Does anyone have a suggestion here? I heard its risky... the application strategy for people taking a later MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eagleye2 Source Type: forums

Soon to be MS-1 with some questions about EM.
I am not yet in school, however, I am starting at an Osteopathic school in NY in July. I am highly considering EM (I know this is premature, however I have over the past 2 years been a scribe for EM docs, PCPs, and Orthopedic surgeons). I am interested in EM and Sports Medicine and definitely considering SM as an option for a fellowship no matter what specialty I end up going into (I'm a bodybuilder and extremely interested in MSK pathologies). I also have a boyfriend who is attending the... Soon to be MS-1 with some questions about EM. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: KeikoTanaka Source Type: forums