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2nd year Med Student - AMA
SDN has helped me a lot over the years so I'd like to give back by doing an AMA. Ask away! (I am a 2nd year US MD student) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jd989898 Source Type: forums

Understanding isotonic contraction of muscles.
Could some one explain for me how the muscle shortens and keeps a constant tension (case of isotonic contraction). I'm very confused, I mean since the muscle gets short then there must be more tension generated, right? could someone explain it for me, as I read many articles about it and still don't understand it, I fell that there are something messing and it will help me understand it, but I don't know what exactly is it? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Akam ahz Source Type: forums

Collecting LOR on Interfolio?
I'm applying next cycle (2018), but want to start thinking about LOR. Does anybody know how to navigate and use interfolio for storing LOR, and how I would send em off as soon as AADSAS opens next cycle? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pf1996 Source Type: forums

About to become a 3rd time applicant. No hope help please.....Please
Hi everyone, I applied last cycle to ~25 MD and ~7 DO schools with 0 MD II and 4 DO II. Decided that DO wasn't my path and withdrew from all their interviews. I am reapplying current cycle to
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: thetwinkle Source Type: forums

2019 application cycle med school list
Hello all, I am a white female Pharm D. with a one publication and some research, volunteer stuff, cGPA near 4.0, and an MCAT of 512 (126/127/128/131) Im a PA resident. Can anyone suggest any additional medical schools with my stats? I appreciate it in advance. How is my list looking overall? Reach schools Vanderbilt Nashville, TN - 520 Northwestern University Chicago, IL - 519 Stanford (private) - 518 Duke University- 516 UCSF- 516 University of Michigan-516... 2019 application cycle med school list (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tess Calcagno Source Type: forums

How to politely withdraw acceptance?
I have been super blessed this cycle to receive two acceptances thus far. I would like to withdraw acceptance from one school as I already know I would rather attend the other and would like to give my spot to someone else. Will an email suffice? Do I need to give a reason? Thanks in advance! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hales1120 Source Type: forums

UNTHSC M.S. in Medical Sciences (Texas)-SMP 2017-2018
I guess Ill get this thing started. Application cycle begins next month. Im ready to apply now! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BLACKTEXASDOC Source Type: forums

3rd Time Taking the MCAT. Similar Scores 1st 2 Times. Need Tips.
Hey all, I recently got my 2nd round of MCAT results back, and somehow I scored almost exactly the same as I did last time I took it a year ago (1 point lower actually). The first time I took it, I was poorly prepared, so the score I got was to be expected (501). But this second time around I followed a study plan similar to MCAT Jelly's here on these forums. Went through all the Berkeley Review and EK books including all of the passages, did most of the AAMC question packs and practice... 3rd Time Taking the MCAT. Similar Scores 1st 2 Times. Need Tips. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jay023 Source Type: forums

SDN Pre-Vet Secret Santa
​The Dealio For several years, @Trilt and I have talked about running an SDN Secret Santa, and this year we're finally delivering! Trilt said: ↑ This is utterly not helpful for gift giving, but we should totally do an SDN Secret Santa next year.Click to expand... [QUOTE="Trilt, post:...​ SDN Pre-Vet Secret Santa (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Filly Bay Source Type: forums

Medical school acceptance
Academics: I currently have a 3.2 GPA which is down from a 3.3. My last semester was rough: I withdrew from a class, received my first C (in my life) in anat/phys II. For this semester I will receive at least a 3.5 GPA which will only bring my GPA up to 3.25-3.28. I have 3 more semesters remaining with all my prereqs for medical school completed (with the exception of physics). EC: I have been a D1 athlete for Track and Field which has taken 20-30 hours a week from my studies. (40 hours... Medical school acceptance (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mic127 Source Type: forums

ultra muscle testo
This open up your potential quality obviously to offer you some assistance with get-together positive results. In like way, it work to incapacitate the lumbering fat store, offering you some assistance with completing pinnacle level of fulfillment with standard arrangement. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Goold19 Source Type: forums

3.69 cgpa 3.66 sgpa MCAT :505
do I have a shot at any MD schools? LIZZYM~65 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drabberbadge Source Type: forums

Everything I need to know to apply to Optometry school?
Hey guys, I was wondering what the process was for applying to Optometry school? Any help would be appreciated! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nastynas Source Type: forums

Feeling conflicted about PT school
So, I was finally accepted into a PT program after my second application cycle. In fact, I was admitted into four programs and accepted an offer from a school that I was pretty excited about. Fast forward a few months and now I'm feeling pretty conflicted about my decision to attend PT school in the first place. I have been trying to put my finger on exactly what is making me feel this way, but it's kind a vague feeling of dread. I think I'm just worried that all of the effort and... Feeling conflicted about PT school (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CrustyRusty Source Type: forums

Official 2017-2018: Oh no, I don't have a single Interview Invite thread!
Seeing as Thanksgiving is a week away, I felt it was appropriate to open up this traditional thread. So, what is everyone doing for TG? Any shopping planned for Black Friday? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CloverBale Source Type: forums

ACRO is offering a complimentary webinar on LDR prostate brachytherapy technique"
November 14, 2017 4:30PM-5:30PM CT (5:30PM-6:30PM ET) Dr. Steven Frank, professor of radiation oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will focus on the technique of LDR brachytherapy. He will discuss changes in the technique including the increasing use of MRI for treatment planning. This webinar is the first part of a two part series on prostate brachytherapy. After the webinar, there will be a live question and answer session. To register for this free webinar,... ACRO is offering a complimentary webinar on LDR prostate brachytherapy technique" (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ACRO Source Type: forums

How much do grades REALLY matter for residency?
it's my first semester of school, and my school grades with Z scores. it's pretty much impossible to get an A in a class unless you get high 90's across the board on every test, which isn't happening for me. I'm pretty sure I'm getting straight B's, maybe one C and one A this semester and was wondering how much residencies weigh grades? thank you (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hopefullyafutureDOstudent Source Type: forums

Orion, the largest employer in the Finnish pharmaceutical industry, is hiring!
Working in the pharmaceutical industry? Did you know that Orion is the largest employer in the Finnish pharmaceutical industry? It is considered to be a good and reliable employer, which is also indicated by its lower-than-average employee turnover. Open vacancies • Lab automation and data capture specialist • Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager • Assistant • Senior Specialist, Programming • Senior scientists, antibody discovery and protein engineering • Immunotoxicologist, Espoo, Turku or... Orion, the largest employer in the Finnish pharmaceutical industry, is hiring! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Erdi Source Type: forums

Creighton Pharmacy Class of 2022
Hello everyone! I don't see a thread started yet for Creighton University's Pharm.D Class of 2022 so I thought I would go ahead and start one. Just wondering where everyone is in the process and hoping to gain some helpful tips. My main question is what is the interview/acceptance rate? Does having an interview basically mean you're accepted or could you be denied? Does anyone know? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SigningDoc22 Source Type: forums

In the midst of graduate school stress, I am reminded of my “Why”
Hi everyone, When we are overwhelmed with the stress of graduate school it is important to remember why we are doing what we are doing. I wrote this quick post about my "why". I hope you enjoy! -Alison (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AMG1123 Source Type: forums

Lecom
Why does lecom's supplement application cost $50? That too it's just basic question such as name, DOB etc. Those information are already in PHARMCAS... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: manan982 Source Type: forums

Interviewing While Abroad and Updating Other Schools
Hey folks! So I'm currently out of the country on a fellowship and recently got an interview from an MD/PhD program. I'll be flying back to the US at the end of December and am trying to optimize my airfare and other logistics. Do you think it's worthwhile/appropriate to inform the programs that I haven't heard back from yet to let them know I'll be in the US *incase* they were planning on offering me an interview? I only ask because my program abroad only really allows a few weeks out of... Interviewing While Abroad and Updating Other Schools (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sammyers_sm Source Type: forums

I got an interview at a LECOM BA/DDS program; should I go?
This is my first post on SDN. I am a senior living in Northern Virginia and I applied to Gannon university's BA/DDS program with LECOM. I am positive I want to be a dentist. I applied on a whim because there were no application fees. I have a 1390 SAT (740 Math, 650 Reading). I have pretty good extracurricular and a 4.23 GPA. My question is that even if I got into the program, should I still go. Also, is it even worth flying to Florida with my parents just for an interview. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Shumax Source Type: forums

Do any students in clinical years hate formal (collared shirts /ties)
Ive had a loathing for these clothes my whole life. I just hate when the collar rubs against my stubble it actually stings, and I feel suffocated even if Im not wearing a tight collar. I know this sounds like a silly post but someone must have had the same issue I hope (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CaptainJackSparrow83 Source Type: forums

Butterfly iQ ultrasound?
It seems like a lot of the old ultrasound equipment threads started here so I figured I'd ask if anyone here is on the waiting list for the Butterfly? The website description of their probe states that since they're using a semi-conductor instead of a piezoelectric crystals you'd only need a single probe for any of the frequencies commonly in use. It looks like they opted for the form factor of a linear probe and the videos they show on the website look like they generate a pretty high... Butterfly iQ ultrasound? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bobblehead Source Type: forums

Psych Faculty & Sexual Impropriety
Hope we don't consider this only a problem in Hollywood and politics, here are some recent allegations in two eminent psychology/neuroscience departments (I doubt anyone on here actually believes psych faculty don't fall prey to the same phenomenon as other humans). Professors say they won't advise students to work or study at U of Rochester... Psych Faculty & Sexual Impropriety (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DynamicDidactic Source Type: forums

20 Credits in a semester
Is taking 20 credits in a semester too much? Don't have any outside commitments either during semester. If one were to take bio and bio lab, physics and physics lab, than bunch of elective classes that are assignment driven and not test driven. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MCATSTUDYY Source Type: forums

Am I still in the run? (Urm)
Im a bit weary of my path. So I have about a 2.7 science gpa right now. Good thing is that I have a upward trend so far. I got a F in microbiology at community college, retook gen chem I 3 times (D,D,B). B in gen chem II. Moving forward I started 4yr University last semester; Got a B in Orgo lec and A- in the lab. This semester its confirmed ill be getting: B+ in Orgo II lec , A in Lab B+ in Bio A- in Physics I C- in Calculus!! So I have like 9 more science classes to take in 5 semesters... Am I still in the run? (Urm) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FutureDrHester Source Type: forums

Failed EPPP
so this was 1st attempt ano I feel very defeated. I only scored a 460. Based on that score, does anyone have any feedback for how much more studying I might need? I've only used Psychprep, but find that I've taken the practice tests so much, that I'm getting a lot of the answers right, but only because I've seen the questions so many times. I'm not sure if it's a more content or test taking issue at this point, but I'd love feedback! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: debs4ever Source Type: forums

Sketchy Pharm PDF version
Does any1 have the outline for sketchy pharm which is similar to sketchy micro pdf where they have the picture and what each thing means written below? Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 22yis Source Type: forums

Fam med rotation with DO?
Hey yall, long time lurker here. 3rd year US IMG. Just finishing Surgery rotation. My school has me scheduled to do my Family Medicine rotation with a DO. I guess my question is: Is this legit? Has anyone (MD) done a rotation with a DO? Not looking down on DOs or anything, b/c I'm just an IMG. Just concerned about running into ACGME problems down the road. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Enzyme100 Source Type: forums

Indiana OT Schools
Hi everyone! I am in the process of interviewing and considering all the OT schools in Indiana. I was wondering if previous applicants could help with me stats so I know what my chances are at certain schools. Overall GPA: 3.85 Prereq GPA: 3.7-3.8 (depending on school) GRE: 148 (verbal), 149 (quantitative) 4.0 (writing) Lots of shadowing hours, and I worked at a rehab center for over a year. Applied: IUPUI, UIndy, Huntington, Indiana State. Interviews: Huntington (9/22) Accepted:... Indiana OT Schools (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: otapplicant2017 Source Type: forums

One bad semester?
I finished freshman year with a 4.0 but due to some personal issues my grades this semester aren't going to be that great. I predict I'll finish sophomore year with around a 3.75 cumulative and science, with my sophomore year GPAs around 3.6. Provided I get close to a 4.0 junior year, which I think I will since my grade dip was due to special circumstances, will my stats still be competitive as an ORM in-state applicant in Florida? My overall science at that point would be around 3.8 with my... One bad semester? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: corndogs Source Type: forums

For those of you who got lower than a 500 on the MCAT, how long did you study?
I see posts all the time about people who scored highly and who studied for x number of months x times a day. I was just curious about people who typically score
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ciderbun96 Source Type: forums

Being criticized the whole time during an interview for wearing expensive accessory ($2600 watch)?
I stumbled upon this thread on Reddit where a student was criticized for flaunting his wealth during his interview. Some people are arguing that he should have been more conservative, while others are arguing the interviewer was out of line. What's everyone's opinions on the issue? Thread in question: (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lotsaqs Source Type: forums

New 2017 HTN Guidelines
Link to PDF: 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults Info/quick summary via APhA: "High blood pressure is now defined as a reading of 130/80 mm Hg, according to the first new comprehensive... New 2017 HTN Guidelines (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PharmDBro2017 Source Type: forums

Why are DO schools promulgating the idea that the residency merger is of benefit to DO students?
I've interviewed at 4 DO schools so far. All of them have mentioned how great the upcoming merger is going to be for DO students. Why? Does anyone really know anything beyond speculation at this point? It seems like to me the only thing DO students might receive from this merger is additional competition into the competitive residencies that were formerly for DO students only. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: le_purrde Source Type: forums

Chances
Can you still get into medical school if your cGPA is around a 3.2 and sGPA is a 3.1 but your EC is outstanding with amazing LOR and a lot of research under your belt. Over 4000 hours of shadowing/volunteer/clinical experience. MCAT 501. Can I apply to DO and MD schools or should I consider a Post Bacc program or a Masters program. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Doctor_Proctor Source Type: forums

Matching ivy FM or IM as a DO?
I hope this is the correct forum to ask this, if not please redirect me to the right one, but my question is this : Is it realistic to try to match IM or FM at an IVY coming from a DO school if you have very competitive step scores, 3rd/4th yr grades, LORs, research etc? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Deecee2DO Source Type: forums

C/s #7
No other issues, for 7th C/S. Epidural? CSE? tetracaine spinal? Isobaric bupiv with Epi? (Especially interested in folks that have done this for long c/s) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: caligas Source Type: forums

May have to reapply-advice needed
Okay, so if my GPAs are low and my MCAT need works but I’ve graduated how would I go about improving? I think my job pays for up to 6 credits so I could take science classes while studying to retake the MCAT next year. My GPA is lousy (3.3C, 3.1S) and my MCAT sucks (500) so how long should I work on my app? In addition, I have many Ws due to now resolved medical issues so I know my app is subpar. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: azolesoul Source Type: forums

dealing with unresponsive mentor
I have a research project with a mentor in my desired specialty with whom things started off pretty well. However his responsiveness has declined over the months and because of that my project is stalling BIG TIME. It's been impossible as of late to get in touch with him. I do understand that he is super busy with his physician responsibilities, but my finished data and draft of the manuscript has literally been sitting there for months waiting for him to look at and give his input. He... dealing with unresponsive mentor (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: alexagator Source Type: forums

How does rolling admissions works when you haven't heard from other schools
I've applied to four physical therapy schools. Some don't even have deadlines until Dec 1, while others are rolling admissions. One school I applied to already is having me come in for an interview because they are rolling admissions. My questions are below: 1. If by some miracle I get accepted to the rolling admissions school when I haven't heard back from other schools yet, how much time would the rolling admissions schools give you to accept? Or would you have to accept immediately? 2.... How does rolling admissions works when you haven't heard from other schools (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mo98470 Source Type: forums

Hospital Employed MD's are Draining Medicare
http://www.physiciansadvocacyinstitute.org/Portals/0/assets/docs/PAI_Medicare Cost Analysis -- FINAL 11_9_17.pdf Analysis Finds Hospital-Employed Physicians Result In Higher Costs For Services For Medicare. Modern Healthcare... Hospital Employed MD's are Draining Medicare (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Source Type: forums

18 gauge angiocatheter to IJ?
Anyone ever do this as temporary in OR? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GA8314 Source Type: forums

Do MCAT courses help? Are they worth it?
Most people I’ve talked to say they don’t help or you’re better off studying at your own pace and all the practice material you can get is better than a course. I see courses are $2,500. My parents are really pushing me to take a course but I’m worried if all those hours in the course would be a waste of time and waste of money. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: On_The_Way_Up Source Type: forums

Writing Score
ok I got a 4.0 again on the writing section then there is a mean score, just to confirm that is the mean score of all the test takers and not my actual score? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bareitashvilli Source Type: forums

How early is too early to start thinking about SMPs/Post-Baccs?
For example, could a freshman do anything to be able to "already know" they're going to have to do a Post Bacc? Wouldn't it be ridiculous to do very well for the next 3 years but in order for medical schools to forgive 1 bad year you need that extra year of post-bacc? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SterlingMaloryArcher Source Type: forums

Drexel DPT
Hello guys, Has anyone heard from Drexel University's DPT program? Anyone has any insight to their program and what the program is like? Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dptathx12 Source Type: forums

Wednesday Thread
It's a charting/report writing day. Instead of resurrecting the Friday thread on non-Fridays, I am birthing this thing to hold our olio that occurs on hump day. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WisNeuro Source Type: forums