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How are adcoms selected?
This may be a previous post, but I couldn't find similar threads using my keywords. How are adcom members selected to interview applicants/ review applications? My wife is friends with a physician that assist with two medical schools in our state (not sure how he is able to do that). I was a committee member for my universities ambassador program and really enjoyed it. So I feel like it would be something to get into after medical school or I may despise all universities by then. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DPTinthemaking15 Source Type: forums

Internal medicine intraining exam 2017
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Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chwehbe Source Type: forums

Has anyone ever gotten accepted or interviewed with a non science major and minimum prerequisites?
Hello, So, I am a psychology major and have only taken the basic sciences to apply like general bio, general chem, o chem, and physics. I know a lot of schools want biochem and anatomy and physiology, but I just don't have time to take them if I want to graduate this year. Has anyone ever experienced something like this and got an interview or acceptance? Thank you! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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Do Programs Contact your Research PI or Supervisor?
Hi everyone. On the ERAS app, listing your supervisor is required and I wanted to know how likely it is that a program would contact that person? I have a summer research experience project that I finished and had a lot of fun in. However, I had a small falling out with my PI at the time and we haven't talked since. Would it be wise to include this experience? (I only have 2 research experiences total). I'd hate for them to contact her and have her say something suspect. Thanks a lot (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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Interview Prep
Hey guys, I know this is early to prep but I had a quick question. I don't have any research experience and I feel like I may be asked "Why don't you have this" or something along the lines of if I am competent in terms of research. Do you guys have any advice on how to explain that shortcoming in my application? I just want to start thinking about that now because I am not sure if I will be asked that on a secondary either. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: future_doc1421 Source Type: forums

Question about GPA
Say I'm taking 4 classes, 2 science and 2 liberal arts, but I only have enough time/energy to ideally to score the following possibilities: A's in science classes; C's in liberal arts classes B's in all classes which combination look better assuming GPA is 3.0 for both combinations? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kurk Source Type: forums

Medical school Interview Help
Hi guys, I am worried about medical school interviews because I want to share why I got interested in medicine but I am worried that I will get too emotional during the interview. Does anyone have any tips on how to get out these feelings during an interview? Has anyone else had this problem? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hellohelpwithfuture Source Type: forums

Naturopaths petition to become Medicare providers
Naturopathic Physicians and Medicare Sign the Petition In Oregon they are already permitted to RX methadone... and some are hospital employed... Loch Stephen Chandler, ND, MPA:HA, MSOM, LAc | Providence Oregon (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Source Type: forums

Pakistani IMG..need help abt MCEE
I am a graduate from Pakistan in 2006 Did residency in internal medicine.. Have not given any steps of USMLE. Now planning to write MCEE.. Plz help me abt preparation sources.. TN is must??or have to do Kaplan as well.. Doesnt want to subscribe canada Qbank for now..does Step 2 MCQs help in any way??? Plz help me..im really super confused Thanks all (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DocPakistan Source Type: forums

Physiatry vs Rheumatology?
I know that they are two different specialties, but they looks so similar... both seems to do a lot of work related to the joints... how are they different? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Healthinfo104 Source Type: forums

What is CASPer & Advisement Suggestions
Recently I have been getting questions from MCAT students & family/friend advisees on CASPer schools. I did not apply to any places that required one and simply understand it as some sort of personality assessment that gets scored/used in ways that aren't released to the applicant? And I am also under the impression that this is something people actually prep for (MCAT was more than enough test prep fun times for me...)? Basically I've been suggesting to mid/high stats applicants to avoid... What is CASPer & Advisement Suggestions (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: md-2020 Source Type: forums

Research Fellowships in Japan?
Hey all, Just curious if anyone knew of a research program in Japan that a medical student could get involved in with a research year. I've found Fogarty grants in Japan but they're for PhDs. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Asclepius293 Source Type: forums

Super late switch into rads...possible?
Hi guys, I'm considering a switch to radiology for this match cycle. Problem is I only have letters for a surgical subspecialty I was applying to, and the writers prolly won't be amenable to writing rads specific letters. No chance of getting rads letters in time. Stats: a couple of honors in clinicals (no AOA), step 1 ~250, a handful of papers (low-mid impact clinical research,non rads), Top 25 US MD. Is it worth it to apply... Super late switch into rads...possible? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BamaFan69 Source Type: forums

Anyone applying to Samford University (McWhorterSOP)? Entering Fall2018
Just thought I would start a thread about Samford (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dancerdance1 Source Type: forums

How should I arrange my schedule?
Okay, y'all, I'm new to posting on SDN, so I hope I'm doing this right. I'm a freshman pre-med at a community college (to save money) and I finished all of my gen eds in high school through dual credit courses. Right now, I'm enrolled in General Bio, General Chem, General Psych, and a one credit tennis class. For next semester, I plan on taking Gen Chem 2, gen bio 2, gen psych 2 (or sociology), and statistics. I'm having trouble planning out my schedule for the next couple years. I plan on... How should I arrange my schedule? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lagmdoc Source Type: forums

California license
Hey guys. Trying to figure out what hoops I may need to jump through for a California license. I'm already board certified - practicing in NY and I hold and OH license too. I went to Ross, didn't do all those "green book" rotations and I never bothered with The California L6 forms? Does any of that matter since I'm boarded? I'd like to go to California in the next 4 years, so nothing urgent. Thanks for anyones help. I didn't try to contact the board yet, seemed like a bit of a... California license (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gasmonkey Source Type: forums

WAMC: Asian female, okay GPA/MCAT
Hi guys! What schools should I consider applying to based on my current profile? I'm taking a gap year and would also love any recommendations on what to pursue to experience something new/different from undergrad. Summary: Decent GPA and MCAT, strong research, good clinical exposure, some volunteer experience Strengths: Research, leadership Weaknesses: MCAT, GPA Details: cGPA: 3.80 sGPA: 3.76 MCAT: 515 - Chem: 129, CARS: 127, Bio: 130, Psych: 129... WAMC: Asian female, okay GPA/MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: redhots Source Type: forums

What are my chances? Weak ECs and IA
Year in School: Graduated last December State of Residence: Maryland Undergrad: Not a top tier school I sent out my secondaries this week Schools I am Applied To: - NYMC - Tufts - GWU - WVU - Penn State - UMD (Top Choice) - Arizona (Tuscon) - Georgetown - Iowa - Drexel - VCU - Temple - Vermont - Oakland - OSU - Louisville - Thomas Jefferson - University of Wisconsin - EVMS - Wake Forest - Albany - Indiana - Miami (haven't received secondary yet) - Kentucky... What are my chances? Weak ECs and IA (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TUforMD Source Type: forums

I am stressing. What are my chances with this IA on my record.
Year in School: Graduated last December State of Residence: Maryland Undergrad: Not a top tier school I sent out my secondaries this week Schools I am Applied To: - NYMC - Tufts - GWU - WVU - Penn State - UMD (Top Choice) - Arizona (Tuscon) - Georgetown - Iowa - Drexel - VCU - Temple - Vermont - Oakland - OSU - Louisville - Thomas Jefferson - University of Wisconsin - EVMS - Wake Forest - Albany - Indiana - Miami (haven't received secondary yet) - Kentucky... I am stressing. What are my chances with this IA on my record. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TUforMD Source Type: forums

***Official*** OMS 2018 Interviews
Welcome to this years interview listing for the OMFS entering class of 2018. Please post when you receive an interview (email/phone/etc), institution, and dates provided. Good luck to everyone! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: T00thYanker Source Type: forums

Which schools publish USMLE scores?
Do any of your schools publish these data? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tozanzibarbymotorcar Source Type: forums

Practices doing both CSE and Epidurals for labor
If you have some attendings doing epidurals and some doing CSE's for laboring patients, do you have 2 seperate Epidural trays (i.e. CSE and Epidural trays)? Or do you just have one tray and add on/subtract additional equipment? The Tuohy angle seems too acute in the epidural tray in my practice to add in a spinal needle without risk of the needle bending so am wondering what others do. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: agammaglobulin Source Type: forums

Hello everyone!
I am a new person. Very happy to join this forum. Looking forward to receiving the help of everyone. Thank you everyone for reading! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: leona1002 Source Type: forums

2nd year UK - STEP prep too early?
Hi, I am new to this forum and I hope I have posted this in the correct area. I am currently in the summer holiday period between 1st and 2nd year at a very nice UK medical school. I am determined to work in the US after I graduate in the future and so I am trying to maximise my chances of getting an IGM residency. I do a very traditional course here in the UK meaning I have 2 years of core sciences (Last year and this upcoming year) and then 3 years of clinically based learning (in... 2nd year UK - STEP prep too early? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: soLit Source Type: forums

DAT Breakdown for Sept. 6/17: 23AA/24TS/22PAT
PAT: 22 QR: 17 Reading: 24 Biology: 30 G. Chem: 22 Orgo: 23 TS: 24 AA: 23 Just wanted to share my study methods and materials that I used for about 2.5 months following Bootcamp's schedule. Do NOT study for 11-12 hours as I did, you will burn out and its an insane amount of stress on your mind and body. Do as others have suggested and hit maybe 8 hours. Biology @FeralisExtremum's notes- 100/10: these are a godsend, nothing will prep you better than this 80 or so... DAT Breakdown for Sept. 6/17: 23AA/24TS/22PAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: underdog99 Source Type: forums

Zolpidem on top of lunesta
you guys ever heard of adding zolpidem pen to lunesta daily? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Deja Source Type: forums

Hijabi friendly interview suit
I dress extremely conservatively and wear a hijab. All the pantsuits I've tried have had short jackets that I just do not feel comfortable in. I have found a suit jacket that is belted and just covers my butt and I love it and feel completely comfortable in it. After reading some of the threads on here, I'm wondering if this will be a huge mistake. The jacket still looks professional (in my opinion) and I was so thrilled when I found it. Any thoughts? I have attached a pic (ignoring shirt... Hijabi friendly interview suit (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: artist27 Source Type: forums

Columbia Residents
I am interviewing at Columbia and was wondering if anyone has recommendations for nearby hotels? When looking at nearby hotels, I saw an Edge Hotel (which appears close) but seems all the other hotels are>1.5 miles. I was worried for distances approaching 2 miles, it might take a long time by Uber to travel with downtown NYC traffic for an AM interview? Appreciate any advice here or by direct message! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rheum18 Source Type: forums

Pre-december Interviews
I know no one can really know for sure, but what do you think is a good or "safe" amount of pre-december interviews? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nm107 Source Type: forums

Lawper Data Series: Insights from AAMC Report on Residents
Some interesting observations found in the 2016 AAMC Report on Residents. Comparison of Test Scores From Table B1, the following charts observe the relationship among median MCAT, Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores for first-year (PGY1) residents by specialty in 2015-2016. ... Lawper Data Series: Insights from AAMC Report on Residents (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lawper Source Type: forums

Should I wait to apply?
I've just received a job offer from a pharmacy to be a tech but i haven't started yet. I was wondering if I should wait to apply until after I've gotten ~2 weeks of experience so that it goes on my PharmCAS (which would realistically mean I apply at the end of September) or if I should apply now with my stats: GPA: 3.76 PCAT: 91st percentile Volunteering: 200+ hours with Habitat for Humanity, the Health Services on my Campus and so on... Shadowing: I shadowed a doctor for ~150 hours back... Should I wait to apply? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chizzle Frizzle Source Type: forums

TCOM average COMLEX approaches 600 (594)
Is TCOM...... dare I say it........... the /GOAT/? https://www.unthsc.edu/newsroom/story/supportive-community-helps-tcom-class-2019-excel/ discuss (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Txpoontappah69 Source Type: forums

Am i done for? Need advice.
Hey guys. I'm pretty anxious about my predicament right now. Here's my status so far. - Anthropology major -Asian american upcoming junior at a University of California school (will start in about 3 weeks) - have done no research (friend said she'll hook me up this year with research) -have not shadowed (cousins and family doctor can fix that) -3.5 cummulative / 3.0 sgpa -have not taken mcat and looking for a gap year (planning to take mcat after studying this summer) -volunteered at a... Am i done for? Need advice. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dylan82318 Source Type: forums

Tharlax RX
like impotency, erectile disease, untimely ejaculation or even having a small crucial organ. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rickarrowood Source Type: forums

fpgee file closer
Hi all, I need your help, please!!! My FPGEE file with the nabp is experining in 2 months. I still cannot pass the TOEFL IBT exam with the required score in the speaking which is 26. Can I ask the NABP for extension? I passed the fpgee in 2012. My 5 years is due on the next month. I really do not know what to do. I really feel lost and down. thanks for taking time to help me. thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sammy2017 Source Type: forums

Secondary Application Trap Question
When a school asks for a response to a secondary question and words it as: "Our values are X, Y, and Z. Which of these value(s) do you consider to be most important, and why?" Is this a trap? The (s) after "value" in the second sentence throws me off, because it gives you the option of selecting more than one, or all of them. So, the conundrum is, if you pick all of them and say that they are all equally important, it makes you look wishy-washy. To me, this would come across as not being... Secondary Application Trap Question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MTRN406 Source Type: forums

4 Year Not Available This Year?
After going through about 4 USAF different recruiters, I was finally able to get ahold of one that deals with HPSP. I spoke with him for a few minutes and he explained that their board only meets in November to consider applicants and offers are only made to those who have already been accepted into dental school. I asked directly and he said that the USAF is only offering 3 year scholarships this year. I have seen someone else with a similar experience, but I was unable to find the... 4 Year Not Available This Year? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: knewstance Source Type: forums

Gen surg chances?
OMS 4 here and I was just wondering what my chances are of gen surg. COMLEX 594/641 USMLE 225/237 Honored all my clerkships, 3 surg/ 1 IM letter for surgery, plenty of volunteer and education work. No research. SOSA E-board memeber. I plan on doing both AOA and ACGME programs. Thanks for any responses guys! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Meekor Source Type: forums

Does ADEA AADSAS notify dental schools of updates to experiences/shadowing?
Hey all pre-dentals, do you know whether or not ADEA AADSAS sends updates on shadowing and volunteer experience to dental schools even after your application has been submitted? For example, I submitted my application in early July, and am just waiting on interviews. However, if I want to go back on my application and add more shadowing hours that I am currently working on after I complete them, will AADSAS notify the schools I've applied to that I have shadowed more? Basically, will the... Does ADEA AADSAS notify dental schools of updates to experiences/shadowing? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: daein13threat Source Type: forums

Do Canadian Students need to have their Transcripts certified by WES
I am from an English speaking province/university in Canada. Do I need to have my transcript verified by WES? AACOMAS is not clear on that! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WolfLarson Source Type: forums

RT for dummies...
Hi all, wondering if someone would humour me enough to answer some very simple questions about radiotherapy? Mainly for stuff I can't quite find a clear answers for in books, etc. To start -- how wide do you generally make the field/beam to cover the PTV and make up for any penumbra at the edges? For example, say you had a chest wall met you wanted to treat; you contour/volume it, give say a 0.5cm CTV margin, another 1cm PTV margin, etc. Then how much bigger should the beam be to make sure... RT for dummies... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: anonymuncule Source Type: forums

Attempting a retroactive withdrawal outside of deadline...
I'm a nontraditional student. When I first enrolled at my current school, I didn't know it, but I was about to go into one of the worst years of my life. Brace yourselves; it's going to get pretty personal and a little bit whiny here, but during that first semester: I was active duty military I had a diagnosed anxiety disorder that was being treated My providers were yanking me off of meds and putting me on new ones every couple of months and I was frequently in SSRI withdrawal (they even... Attempting a retroactive withdrawal outside of deadline... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: astrostellar Source Type: forums

Here to motivate you: Large Step 1 to Step 2 score increases
I wanted to start this thread to give hope to those individuals who did poorly on step 1 and who people keep advising that scores dont increase much on step 2. I had an advisor tell me not to bother taking step 2 early as I had planned because I did poorly on step 1 even though I passed and I risked failing step 2. Well I didnt follow their advice and I'm glad I didnt. Check below. Step 1- 185 Step 2- 237 Net- (+) 52 pts I'm sure plenty of us have experienced similar situations. Good... Here to motivate you: Large Step 1 to Step 2 score increases (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GatorDoc77 Source Type: forums

Nurse Practitioners (DNP) the new DO?
A little over a century and a half ago, a bunch of people came together and established the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. Over the years, DO's have slowly fought to gain practicing rights throughout the United States and in modern times, have gained parity with MD's (read wiki for the history) Nowadays, many universites are offering the DNP degree. Although some states prevent NP's from calling themselves doctors, there have been many cases where DNPs introduce themselves as... Nurse Practitioners (DNP) the new DO? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrMaccoman Source Type: forums

Much Ado Re: Irma
As the title says: Ms Irma is making a visit here. She's like the ugly, old bat Aunt that smells like dead fish lavender and won't go away stay. My MCAT was scheduled for this past Sat; I showed up, having just gotten a 512 on FL 2 (insert some sort of here) the night before, thinking, "I GOT THIS @#$!" only to find out that the elevators weren't working because... nothing was working. Power was out, transformer had blown. Test was... Much Ado Re: Irma (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ad2b Source Type: forums

United Healthcare implementing CDC recommendations
Just got notification from United Healthcare that they are going to require prior authorization for non cancer patients that are on more than 90 morphine daily meQ's. I can't imagine that the other insurers won't follow suit. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: melodic minor Source Type: forums

Getting a dog in medical school
hey guys, i know there have been other threads about getting a dog in medical school, but I'm wondering about the specific case of sharing a dog with a boyfriend who is also in medical school. a lot of the other threads seemed to agree that getting a dog on your own is tough and with a SO is manageable, but what if the SO also has a crazy, unpredictable schedule? has anyone else had this exact situation and found it manageable? i really really really want to get a puppy. i think i would love... Getting a dog in medical school (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wustlnyc15 Source Type: forums

Things you couldn't succeed in college without
Are there any things/activities/ways of life that really helped you get through your undergrad years? For instance, coffee or a particular study routine. Freshman looking for advice, TIA. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kw18 Source Type: forums

2017-2018 Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
There are no secondary essays for UTSA. Long School of Medicine at UTHSC San Antonio Interview Feedback Interviewed at Long School of Medicine? Please complete an Interview Feedback Survey! Good luck to everyone applying! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gyngyn Source Type: forums

Pearson Practice Exam #7
Does anyone know which Pearson practice exam best reflects the difficulty of the PCAT? I did pretty well on #5 and #6, but noticed that #7 was much more difficult. Does the actual PCAT lean more towards #5 and #6 or #7? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hajenkin Source Type: forums