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Family Physician looking for Urgent Care / Fast Track / other work in the ER
Hey folks I would like to work in the Fast Track in the ER, love working with other colleagues (one reason I want to work in the ER rather than urgent care on my own), also want to see higher acuity patients and have the ER Doc's in case I can want to consult them (level 3 patients like headaches, abdo pain, chest pain etc ) It is hard to find these jobs in databases (practice match etc), I have looked under jobs for Family Docs and ER physicians and I only got 1 hit that was out of date... Family Physician looking for Urgent Care / Fast Track / other work in the ER (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Afsplace Source Type: forums

Hobbies
If I study another branch of science completely unrelated to medicine just for fun, do I put in a hobby entry dedicated to just that one hobby? Or should I mix it in with my other hobbies in one hobby entry? If it helps, if I am asked about it in an interview, I can explain it in-depth while keeping it in layman's terms and blow away my interviewer. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: infectiousdisease101 Source Type: forums

Avoid south college school of pharmacy - thank me later
Nikki Freeman comes from Cleveland Tennessee, one of the top 10 racist places in the Volunteer state. To be fair, I cannot use that against her, but again it is Samuel Clemens who said something about 'travel & bigotry' Am standing up for myself and fighting for my justice. It is not acceptable to just say America is racist, or white people will always be that way, or that academic institutions have academic deference. Balderdash. Who is watching the watchers? Academic deference does not... AVOID SOUTH COLLEGE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY - THANK ME LATER (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dismissed with prejudice Source Type: forums

USC program
anyone know about the USC program??...in terms of rep, malignant..etc?? thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: justdontknow Source Type: forums

Competitive PCAT scores?? VCU is goal!
I took the PCAT for the first time in September and here are my scores: Bio 35 Reading 46 Math 94 Chem 91 Overall 75 Writing 3 Junior, Microbiology major, GPA 3.49, I currently am doing research for a pharmaceutical company. I have also worked in a pharmacy since I was 16 and have been a tech for 2 years now. Should I retake the PCAT before I apply next summer? My bio score is crazy low which is sad because I am a bio major haha. I used Dr. collins and the pearson tests, which predicted me... Competitive PCAT scores?? VCU is goal! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: clc6 Source Type: forums

Decentralized Decision Making in Medicine
Many of us come here to get advice on decision making for cases we treat. In the past I went through and looked through each SDN forums and it wasnt even close, we are are the most active forum in this regard by specialty without question. If you've visited mednet youll also see that its quite an impressive forum with answers from top rad onc doc. So why are we wiling to answer these question for each other, can it be improved, do forums in other fields like this exist? What we are doing... Decentralized Decision Making in Medicine (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Haybrant Source Type: forums

Will getting a graduate degree in something not medically related hurt my chances of med school?
So I am double majoring in psychology and biology. I have always loved the brain with is why my concentration in psych is behavioral neuroscience. The problem is that i have to have a gap year because the new biochem requirement for the MCAT because my school requires a BUNCH of prereq classes so I will not be able to take biochem until fall or spring of next year but i graduate the spring of 2018. Recently I have been doing research in forensic psychology and love the field. I have always... Will getting a graduate degree in something not medically related hurt my chances of med school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: browneyes124 Source Type: forums

doctor dreams gone?
hey guys I'm sorry i always post bad news and I have had low self confidence in my past posts. First of all I have been going through alot of things for 1.5 years. I went through depression and once I got over it my girlfriend of over 1 year broke up with me and now I'm feeling down again. More specifically she broke up with me this week and there's only a week until school starts. I also feel really bad because I said some very hurtful things after I broke and I feel immense remorse for it.... doctor dreams gone? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dylan82318 Source Type: forums

Too many medical schools
It seems like medical schools are doing to doctors what nursing schools did to nurses. Open up a ton of schools, with not enough residentcy spots, in an effort to decrease wages. How are the schools ethically able to get away with this? People invest years of their LIVES and hundreds of thousands of dollars to go to school. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Medical challenge Source Type: forums

Commuting
Anyone care to share any thoughts about commuting for about an hour during third year rotations? Doable? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pashe615 Source Type: forums

How do you tell people you don't want to study with them?
Title pretty much says it all. Lately.. I've been approached by a few classmates to start a study group for boards and I honestly just don't want to. Nothing personal against them... but I prefer isolation. I honestly get more by google, Wiki, youtube, and all of my books rather than talking it through with another classmate. If I don't understand something... I usually understand it after I've done some digging through my own resources. I'm always down to help them understand something... How do you tell people you don't want to study with them? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: QueenJames Source Type: forums

NOVA/LECOM/VCOM Rotation in Miami. Please help! Westchester General Hospital.
Hi, I've been scouring this site and the web to get some info about Westchester General Hospital in Miami. I'm strongly considering ranking it as #1 for my clinical rotations but I can't find anyone who knows anything about it. ANY info/anecdotes/hearsay/contacts/names etc. would be immensely appreciated. If it's a solid hospital then wonderful. But if it has a rep as "malignant" then I'd rather stay where I'm at. I'm really sorry for not saying which of the 3 schools listed... NOVA/LECOM/VCOM Rotation in Miami. Please help! Westchester General Hospital. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Disimpact22 Source Type: forums

Business Major Aspiring For Med School
Hey everyone, I'm currently an Alberta resident going to school at Arizona State University and set to graduate in Spring 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. I've recently decided to look into the possibility of applying to med school in Western Canada since becoming a doctor is something I've always wanted to do but didn't think possible. I haven't really taken any of the pre-reqs (being a business major and all) and have a 3.87 GPA. I am at ASU as a D1 athlete which... Business Major Aspiring For Med School (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: abertaboy11 Source Type: forums

Stay a psych NP or???
Hi everyone. I had another account on here but I forgot the password and my email got deleted. So here I am on a new account. I am 24 and a psych NP who has no debt and has 1 year and 8.5 months left in a 2 year obligation to the NURSE Corps. I became a psych NP because I was interested in therapy and med management but not really interested in physical medicine, thought I didn't like school, and basically was ambivalent about making a lifelong career choice (medical school seemed like a... Stay a psych NP or??? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: psychnpgirl Source Type: forums

Transfering as a VA Pharmacist
Just wondering if anyone has advice on VA transfers? A couple months ago I took a job as a VA pharmacist GS12 position. Then I saw my dream VA job posted this month and applied to it. I found out I was tentatively accepted to transfer to the GS13 job at a different VA. I feel somewhat guilty leaving my GS12 job only 2 months after accepting the job as I am still training for this current position. I have not found out my start date or salary. Part of me wants my start date to be months away... Transfering as a VA Pharmacist (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NorthSide1 Source Type: forums

Pure Locums Opportunities
If an individual was purely looking to do locums, would it be fairly easy to find jobs in desirable areas paying in the $150-200/hr range? Would also be open to taking assignments in higher paying areas if it meant short bursts away from home. I've got a spouse with full benefits so no need for that...just want to maximize income while balancing time off to spend with fam. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: uhmocksuhsillen Source Type: forums

Is dental assisting school/working as a dental assistant difficult?
I am going to be starting a dental assisting program next week. It is a 12 month program at a trade school. I'm just wondering if the program is difficult. Some people say it is while others say it isn't. I know a lot of people get hired during their internship but some don't. So I did some calling around and I found a hygienist who volunteers at a clinic. She said I could come to the clinic and volunteer after completing the Dental Assisting program. If I need experience to put on my resume... Is dental assisting school/working as a dental assistant difficult? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Candylicious Source Type: forums

I'm an old lady with a family. Is there any hope?
Alright, maybe not that old, but I ain't no spring chicken anymore. I worked in day care taking care of this year's round of med school applicants. I'm 35, married to a man who is in the prime of a successful professional (non-medical) career, and a stay at home mom to three kids, all school age now. I earned my BS in biological sciences in 2004 with a 3.90 gpa and all my med school prereqs taken. I took the MCAT but that was so long ago I'd have to retake it. My (maiden) name is on one... I'm an old lady with a family. Is there any hope? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stayathomemom Source Type: forums

Debating between Pharm tech or research.
Wondering if I should find a second job as a pharm tech or look for a research position instead? I'm not looking for a MD/PhD program or anything but I assume a research position looks more promising and will be probably be more interesting. The thing I'm stuck with is that I already have a pharm tech license and worried about it looking bad on my application. (working for a pharm tech license but never actually going through with it). They'll know I received it from looking at my... Debating between Pharm tech or research. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jubs Source Type: forums

Reflection
As I approach 2018 I did some thinking today. This past year brought me a lot of changes, outlooks, and experiences. To say I have grown as a person is an understatement. However the one constant negative part has been pharmacy. From still owning a pharmacy , to finding out just how wonderul the pharmacy job market is , to reading my States Pharmacy Association’s monthly doom and gloom edition, to finding out that in the end of October devilmark single handidly tried to kill independant... Reflection (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: imcallingcorp Source Type: forums

Is it worth the debt?
Hello! I am a freshman biology major and pre-dental student. When I was in high school, I was interested in attending medical school, but the younger doctors I shadowed warned me not to pursue medicine due to insane 80-hour work weeks and battles with health insurance. However, now that I am shadowing younger dentists, they warn me not to pursue dentistry due to the fact that most young dentists graduate with large six-figure debts and early-career salaries are not increasing to keep pace... Is it worth the debt? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: apologia Source Type: forums

Mcphs dental hygiene b.s (pre-dental)
Hi, I am a freshman (Biomedical engineering-WPI) who intends to transfer to MCPHS-Boston to attend the Dental Hygiene BS (pre-dental) program. This is because I found out the school seems to provide clinical experience, located at Boston (closer to my acquaintances) and the tuition fee is smaller than WPI (also comes with merit scholarship). My fall semester grade is 4.0, SAT is 1370, TOEFL ibt is 105. I really really want to pursue my career as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. However, I... MCPHS DENTAL HYGIENE B.S (PRE-DENTAL) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: oral_surgery_life Source Type: forums

Is Anyone Surprised By their Residency Choice
I looked at a lot of different specialties and I was torn between a number of them at the end of M3. I did not think either Emergency Medicine or FM would be for me but I’ve fallen in love with EM and FM as my second choice. Am I the only one? I can’t be. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TorMed Source Type: forums

Motivational or Inspiring song/quote/video?
This has been asked before, but on older threads. Given the amount of new content today, do you all have any songs/videos/quotes/something that gets you in the mood to study? I'm procrastinating my MCAT studying as I write this lol (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Doofenschmirtz Source Type: forums

Passive income
Any of you guys involved in non-stock related ‘passive’-income investment opportunities (eg car wash, vending machines, rental properties etc)? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lecithin5 Source Type: forums

Pre-Med with a long distance boyfriend in vet school... help!
Hi everyone, I thought writing this post in the "Spouses and Partner" forum seemed like a good fit. I apologize if this is meant to be posted elsewhere. Anyway, as the title states, I am currently pre-med and live in the state of Washington. I have been in a loving, long distance relationship with my boyfriend of about 1.5 years. He attends a rather highly ranked veterinary school in the Boston area and is currently in his second year. We met in undergrad, and he was already going to... Pre-Med with a long distance boyfriend in vet school... help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LDRBoy33 Source Type: forums

PhD Prior to Medical School
So, I just graduated from undergrad and applied to a doctoral program. Upon reviewing my application, the school in question invited me down so they could more thoroughly "sell" their program-keep in mind this is a great school. I was always just as interested in research as I was medicine so I don't consider this a concession. If I finish my Phd in 5 years, I'd be in my early 30's and I could still apply to medical school once more (my goal would be to practice neurology); I know that this... PhD Prior to Medical School (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: azolesoul Source Type: forums

Thoughts on Harvard South Shore for residency?
I'm pretty much done with my interviews except 1-2 in January. I had Harvard South Shore earlier and don't really remember how I felt about the program. I know it shouldn't matter, but I was wondering what kind of reputation it had and if the overall program is decent? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bash Kashp Source Type: forums

Which derm residency program has the happiest residents?
Thanks in advance! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sunshine02 Source Type: forums

Private practice/ GPR/ AEGD/ Corp dental.. which do you suggest
Hey all This is not exactly a narrow tracked discussion. However I am the first person in my family to go into the healthcare profession so I'm not as knowledgeable as I would hope. This forum as helped a lot. Anyways, I'm an OCD planner and I like to look at things years in advance. I'm currently a 3rd year dental student who is confused about which route is best post-graduation. I have a lot of 4th year friends who are doing each of the paths: AEGD GPR private practice and Corp dental,... Private practice/ GPR/ AEGD/ Corp dental.. which do you suggest (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Arti Mistry Source Type: forums

Step 2ck
just a question. If I take step 2ck in July is that considered early? I know Urology is an early match but I'm confused about the timeline. When do apps open and when are they due? Im hoping to have my step2ck in time for interviews. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: C at lidoc Source Type: forums

Which references to use? (faculty, preceptor, employer)
I got 4 references: one faculty advisor, my manager from my retail job who has known me 3+ years, and 2 APPE preceptors. Does anyone have any input (perhaps from the other side who reviews applications) on which 3 letters are preferred? Many programs specify they want clinical preceptors, so if they require at least 2, should my 3rd one be the faculty or employer reference? If the program doesn't specify preferred reference types, should I do precepter+employer+faculty or 2 preceptors plus... Which references to use? (faculty, preceptor, employer) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rs37982 Source Type: forums

Surgeons losing lawsuits during CRNA supervision
Ive never heard of a surgeon being implicated in a anesthetic complication while supervising CRNAs, but I’m sure they’re out there. Has anyone heard of one? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: acidbase1 Source Type: forums

Is there a thread that outlines all available MCAT tests online?
I'm curious, is there a thread or someplace that has a summary of practice tests (whether its full length or half length or quarter length), how much they cost (free or $), company, etc.? I've been googling but I thought it might be useful to make one for future ppl if there isn't any. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: google12 Source Type: forums

OAT Scores
My scores, BIO 370 Gchem 350 Ochem 390 RC 270 Physics 320 QR 360 TS 360 AA 340 And my UC GPA is 3.4 and my community college GPA was 3.7 before I transferred. My concern is my RC score, which was below average. What are my chances of getting into a good optometry school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wizzleg Source Type: forums

2018 NAPLEX - how to study?
How should I study for the 2018 version? Is it going to be much different from 2017 version? What study materials are you using? Your advice is greatly appreciated! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 2017PharmD2be Source Type: forums

Podiatry in the state compared to other countries
Hello, This is a question from an international student wanting to at some point work in the states. I thought I would ask in this forum as it seems you guys are closest to working in the field and might know if there is a place for someone like me in the us health service. I am studying to be a Podiatrist in N.Z. Over here and in many parts of the world a Podiatrist has quite different job description than in the United States. i.e We are not doctors. I would still like to work in the... Podiatry in the state compared to other countries (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chims Source Type: forums

Should I push my app back a year?
Hi everyone, My stats are 3.4 cGPA, 3.6 sGPA. I am Colombian (not a URM, I know), and part of the LGBTQ community. I really want to serve the youth transgender community as a doctor. Volunteer experience is working with LGBTQ youth every week at a center. I also have the standard hospital volunteer hours. I need to shadow more. I started my own business to pay for school and am in the process of founding an LGBTQ club at the university I'm completing my pre reqs at. Undergrad: I was a... Should I push my app back a year? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: elleE23 Source Type: forums

1st 2018 speed WW game
Been awhile since I did a speed game. Express interest for today (more likely tomorrow) Signup addicts - make 2018 start with a bang (or a dead WereWolf) 1. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kaydubs Source Type: forums

Craniotomies
Curious how people do their craniotomies? Do most people use TIVA, or volatile with opioids? Are most people using remifentanyl or something else? Do you give any long acting opioids before waking up? Anyone doing any awake craniotomies? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dipriMAN Source Type: forums

Paid assistance for personal statement?
Hi, Just wondering if anyone has used a personal statement service. I hate writing and I’m currently cringing at the thought of drafting a personal statement (I know, I need to get to over it..) I have all these thoughts in my head about what I would like to write about but I’m not sure what is appropriate or where to even begin. Did I mention I hate writing? If anyone has advice on services that could be of use to me or just advice on how the get this thing started that would be great.... Paid assistance for personal statement? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drlemons Source Type: forums

Going to Medical School in Germany with US bachelors degree
Hey! I'm planning on going to Germany for medical school next year. For those of you who have gone to Germany with a US Bachelor's degree, were any of the classes you took in undergrad waived when you started medical school over there? Or did you have to take all the classes again (i.e. Organic Chemistry, Physics, etc.). Thanks in advance! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ion4 Source Type: forums

premed bf
hi guys, my boyfriend is a junior premed student at one of the top US schools- and they have one of the top premed programs. it’s very vigorous. he studies for hours and hours on top of doing his work. exam weeks are hell. i barely see him once a week sometimes and it’s hard for me. (especially his exam weeks) is this normal as a premed or does he manage his time poorly? If this is how difficult being a premed is... how do doctors get married! haha. we’re in love and see a future together. i... premed bf (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: alexlovestesla Source Type: forums

michigan state university com - out of state
After reading all the posts from out of state students regarding interviews at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, I got an email today from MSU COM asking me for an interview. I was truly shocked and pleased and will try to schedule my MSU COM interview with my MSU CHM (MD program) interview for back to back days if possible. I know that MSU CHM interviews on Thursdays. Does anyone know when MSU COM interviews applicants? Any advice on interviews from MSU COM or MSU... michigan state university com - out of state (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: uclamendoza Source Type: forums

MOCA and retirement
“Anesthesia Jane” is 52 and just completed a MOCA cycle. She now has a certificate good through age 62. She is on track to be financially independent in the next 10 years. She is sick of all the useless MOCA garbage and wonders if she should do a single thing for the next MOCA cycle. If she does, it may end up a total waste of time. If she doesn’t, she may be stuck at age 62 wanting to work more but unable to renew her certification (other than something like NBPAS which is currently... MOCA and retirement (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: caligas Source Type: forums

HELP!! WVSOM or BCOM
hello guys, I have recently been accepted to both WVSOM and BCOM and I don't know which one to attend. For me they both have there pros and cons! For WVSOM: -old school that has a good reputation - really good match rate for residences -I like the sim lab -no dresscode -I like the campus -faculty seem nice - far far far away from home - small town! -rotation sites are avg - not many elective options for 4th year - not P/F For BCOM -new campus attached to NMSU which can use all... HELP!! WVSOM or BCOM (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: _futureDO Source Type: forums

PHorCAS Incomplete Section Notification
When I try to submit my application it gives me a notification saying "incomplete sections: pharmacy degree" I went through all my application checklist and everything is completed. Transcript status shows as received. Please help! What does this notification mean? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dlguswn Source Type: forums

Hours of clinical exposure
Hello. This goes out to everyone who got accepted. I was just wondering how many clinical/volunteering hours you guys had. I currently am sitting at a 3.5 gpa and hope to get it by 3.6 by next semester's end. During the semester I have to study for the mcat, shadow and volunteer at my local hospital because I wasn't pre med before this semester. Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jyggaswoop Source Type: forums

Attn: I just got 3.0X loupes but considering switching to 3.5X or 4.5X
Hi. I just received and played around with 3.0 X magnification loupes but I feel that I might need a higher mag. But I'm concerned about the increased weight of the loupes. Also most of the classmates are getting just 2.5X or 3.0X. What's your suggestion? Should I stick with my 3.0X or go with 3.5X or 4.5X? Thank you. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: skqkgk123 Source Type: forums

left or right hand?
Hey everyone. I had my surgery rotation this past summer. I'm left handed but was told to use my right hand for suturing and become comfortable with my right hand because it will serve me well in the future if I choose surgery. So I have been using my right hand to practice suturing and did a lot of lac repairs with my right hand during my EM rotation. I'm also eating and brushing my teeth with my right hand. Had some time to shadow some surgeons recently and on one day the surgeon asked me... left or right hand? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: english Source Type: forums