Omg! any advice?? i need help( in a lost situation!!)
Hi i am in highschool abouta be a senior and i am currently taking college classes and i am signed up for intro to bio. Should i take it? I really want to get alot if courses of the way for med school and for my basics done in a quicker cheaper way. I have 25 hours right now. In the summer i will take federal govt and economics. Does this sound like a good plan? THXX!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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Research In Plastic Surgery - Looking For a Topic
Hello! I'm a 3rd year medical student and I'm looking for a topic to do research in plastic surgery. I've come up with a few topics but i don't feel confident with them. Please drop the suggestions below if you have any. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DarkStar97 Source Type: forums

Dropped the ball on Step 2
I don't know how this happened but I decreased from 248+ step 1 to ~233 on step 2. Wanting to go into competitive surgical sub. Will I be screened out now? practice tests and uworld percentage in line with 250+. How does screening work, does basic step 1 screen apply to step 2? Or do programs not screen based on step 2 since not everyone has it? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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Left Med School... what next?
Hey guys, I posted on here a few times before about thinking about leaving school, I actually did decide it was better for me to leave medical school and realized that the career of a physician was not for me at all. So I withdrew from the Osteopathic program I was attending and am now a free agent so to speak Now that I'm out of school, I'm wondering if anyone here has any suggestions for jobs to explore if you know people who were in similar situations to mine? Any alternative careers... Left Med School... what next? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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Bad MCAT (499). Apply this year or next?
3.5/3.4; will of course retake MCAT. Probably late July/early August. I could either apply this year to DO schools only, or wait until next year and apply MD and DO. I have no interest in research. Don't have a clue about specialty. Location is most important to me. Graduated this year, so I was planning on taking a gap year anyway and scribe. If I apply next year, it would be two gap years. Currently living with my parents who are pressuring me to apply this year. I have 3 years research... Bad MCAT (499). Apply this year or next? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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Opening a dental clinic
Is it required to do residency after graduating from 4 years of dental school? After graduating from dental I want to open 4 different dental offices at the same time, so is it possible that can happen? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: melmu001 Source Type: forums

other pharmacist career opportunities outside retail
hi i am a current pharmacist with 6 years of retail experience and 6 months of managed care and 2 years of hospital. i do not enjoy patient care... what other career opportunities are there in pharmacy without patient care near cherry hill nj (45minute radius) (i am licensed in pa, nj, and delaware)... i enjoyed managed care but it is unstable position... i am willing to work towards the desired career.... also want mon-wed or mon-thurs schedule ideally 10 hours a day with 4 weeks or more... other pharmacist career opportunities outside retail (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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Random AADSAS Questions: 2018-2019 Edition
AADSAS application opened today, so I thought it would be a good idea to contain discussion about the application to a central thread that is easily accessible. Good luck everyone! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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MD/PhD
Hi, I'm an Asian female. Immigrant when 17 yo and live independently without financial support. Go to school with full scholarship. I love doing research but also like the clinical work (my cousin is a doctor and she's inspired me a lot). I got to know the MD/PhD in my late junior year. But I was completely unprepared for Med school. My GPA is 3.4 for both overall and science. I had personal event in sophomore that my grades suffered. Taking MCAT in August. Since it's likely that I'm... MD/PhD (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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Vanderbilt (with scholarship) vs. Hopkins vs. Yale
(note: I'm an ancient SDN member posting on behalf of my sister who doesn't have an account) Hi everyone! I recently got off the waitlist at Yale and Hopkins, and now I'm trying to reach a decision about whether to stay at Vanderbilt (I accepted an offer there on traffic day) or take an offer at one of the two new acceptances! About me: I'm an engineering major from California who's interested in health tech/innovation and biocomputation (but I'm also interested in medical... Vanderbilt (with scholarship) vs. Hopkins vs. Yale (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Appoggiatura Source Type: forums

Re-apply with acceptance into inaugural class at DO school?
I know this question has been asked before. If this school was better established I would not be questioning taking this acceptance. 1 in the hand is 2 in the bush and all that. I am trying to decide whether or not to reapply MD and DO this upcoming cycle, take a gap year or take an offer at a brand new school. I am extremely tempted to take it but do not know if it will limit me in the future. I hope to keep my options open for residency and am worried about matching as well as... Re-apply with acceptance into inaugural class at DO school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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How to submit the official transcript on the dental application?
I have read this on adea website: You will need to submit the following documents: Official transcripts from every postsecondary institution attended.* Letters of evaluation.* How can I submit my official transcripts? Do I need to go to my school and request that they send it to adea or should I order them online and send it by email or fax? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Faefly Source Type: forums

LECOM-B or CUSOM? help! pros and cons list
Greetings so I am a Florida resident and im having trouble deciding where I should go for med school. What would you guys do? Thanks in advanced! note: have paid the deposit at LECOM but not at CUSOM yet LECOM PROS: 1 hour from home $32k tuition good match list will potentially get to room with study partner from masters program who is also accepted CONS: vibes feel like a Dr factory (personal impression) staff don’t seem to care about students as... LECOM-B or CUSOM? help! pros and cons list (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: snakeplant Source Type: forums

Which school has the WORST admissions staff?
My vote is for the Chicago School of Medicine at Rosalind Franklin. My experience this year was: FIRST, They assigned me a day to interview e. I was unable to make this date because my dad was undergoing surgery and I wanted to be there for him. When I told them this, they said "Should you be unable to make that date, you will forfeit your invitation and we will cancel your application." This was months before the scheduled interview. I didn't have any... Which school has the WORST admissions staff? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 3toedsloth Source Type: forums

Should I apply this cycle?
Hey guys, I am struggling to make a proper decision in regards to my career path. I will be a fourth year in the fall, and in order to apply this cycle I need to take my MCAT soon and apply (probably late, which will make my chances much slimmer). I was recently diagnosed with ADHD, and up until I was medicated, I was receiving C/C+'s in my BCPMs. (Bio 1/2, Chem 2, Physics 1). The only classes I did decent in were Biochem and Physics 2 with B's because I was medicated at that point. My... Should I apply this cycle? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: prehealthboi Source Type: forums

Books that describe a career in medicine
Anybody got suggestions on books that describe a career in medicine or a physician's experience in medicine? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: VIZ1 Source Type: forums

Mix of Schools? - 521 MCAT, 3.87 GPA
AAMC: cGPA-3.87, sGPA-3.87 521 MCAT, (balanced) Mass Resident White male Ivy League undergraduate school known for its rigor Studied neuroscience; competed degree in 3.5 years 4 year Varsity H/W rower, in 1V boat senior year Clinical experience 200 hours volunteering in ED of major children's hospital 80 hours volunteering in clinics in rural Dominican Republic 40 hours shadowing Attending and Residents in another children's hospital 24 hours shadowing orthopedic... Mix of Schools? - 521 MCAT, 3.87 GPA (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RowingDoc Source Type: forums

Technology in Eyecare/IAUPR thoughts
I'd like other Optometrists and optometry students thoughts on this. NECO just posted on FB a video showing their updated clinical training center with all new up to date equipment. I know other schools also have state of the art clinic training areas. Do you believe that having these advancements or at the very least some form of updated clinical equipment is essential to prepare students to be better optometrists by keeping up with industry, and helps Professors teach clinical skills... Technology in Eyecare/IAUPR thoughts (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TheREALoptometrist2015 Source Type: forums

Penn Dental vs Stony Brook Dental
Hello everyone, I committed to Penn Dental a while ago, but recently just received acceptance to Stony Brook. I need to make a decision quickly and need advice. I am a NY resident, interested in specializing, and paying for dental school in loans. Is the Ivy league name worth it when applying for residencies? Is cost of attendance a bigger priority than happiness during dental school (I honestly would prefer to live in Philly and have a bigger class size). (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: barneystinson02 Source Type: forums

where do you watch Chad's video? course saver or his website?
where do you watch Chad's video? course saver or his website? seems like they both have Orgo chem video and which one is better for DAT? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: summit425 Source Type: forums

Which state to claim residency in?
I lived in California my whole life, but moved away for college. My whole family is still there and like most other students from California, I obviously want to go back. However, after college, I moved to Virginia for work during my gap year. I still have my CA license and am registered to vote there, but I pay rent and taxes in VA... I think the smart thing for me to do is do apply as a VA resident to MD schools because my stats are not amazing enough to give me a good shot at CA schools,... Which state to claim residency in? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Hopeful_student Source Type: forums

FM residencies that will not interview DOs
Just trying to get a list together. Hopefully not many but wanted to ask. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tozanzibarbymotorcar Source Type: forums

Trouble with NBME finals
We're in an organ base system curriculum. Typically, I do ok (at or above average) on the midterm, but get below average on the final. I find it really hard to study for the finals because they are purely NBME style and not lecture based. However, they go in way more detail than boards and beyond, pathoma, and first aid. I tried to adopt my learning strategy based on what other successful students said to do and completely bombed my midterm that we took ~2 weeks ago. I know it was a... Trouble with NBME finals (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: knope321 Source Type: forums

Reapplicant Help- 6 interviews
Hey Everyone! Thank you all in advance for the advice. This previous cycle I had 6 interviews and currently on 2 waitlists Major: Nutrition Minor: Chemistry, Neuroscience Country/state of residence: NC Cumulative GPA: 3.73 (last cycle 3.66) Science GPA: 3.51-3.55 (depends on AMCAS classification of some courses this year) Last cycle was 3.49 got a C freshman year in calc class Upward grade trend: 3.4 freshman year -> 3.95 senior year MCAT Score: 130/129/130/128 Total: 517 Research:... Reapplicant Help- 6 interviews (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: connect1234 Source Type: forums

Help with AMCAS application timing.
Itook the 3/24 MCAT and bombed it:
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: californiadreaming93 Source Type: forums

DO opportunities
First off I want to start this off by saying my father is a DO, my uncles are all DOs and I have nothing but respect for them, which is why the "advice" I was given about not applying or going DO in terms of specialties was very shocking. I am applying this cycle and am currently constructing my school list and I am looking at MDs and DOs. My family has both DOs and MDs in it and never have I thought much of the difference between the two. Recently I was told that if I go to a DO school I... DO opportunities (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ging7452 Source Type: forums

Should I even mention this?
During my freshman year of college i was interested in getting a business minor ( im a biomedical science major) and I ended up interning for a start up fantasy sports company as a marketing intern. I don't know if i should list this in past employment because 1) its fantasy sports and idk what kind of idea that will give off to app reviewers 2) the company decided to shut down after 2 years ( obviously wouldn't mention this) is it even worth mentioning? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ThatAggieGuy Source Type: forums

Role of comprehensive ophthalmology
I wonder what people's thoughts are regarding the role of new young comprehensive ophthalmologists. Is it more advantageous (or less disadvantageous) in more competitive or less competitive markets? Are they primarily seen as primary care eye doctors or as referrals for cataract surgery consultation as well as lasers, chalazions, etc in markets where optometrists are not allowed to do those procedures? Is there any reason to hire a comprehensive doc for a partnership track when there... Role of comprehensive ophthalmology (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dantt Source Type: forums

Walmart wants to grade us
Walmart's next healthcare move: Using data to identify bad doctors If you thought the government or your hospital grading you or forcing ridiculous metrics down your throat is bad, wait until the "cost-leader" starts to grade us (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sum dude Source Type: forums

DO School list help
Hi I am applying for the AACOMAS 2018-2019 cycle and would appreciate help for building my school list. cGPA: 3.26/postbacc GPA: 3.56 MCAT: 491 -> 498 -> 506 (126/124/128/128) First generation college student State of Residence: MD Ethnicity: White/Asian Undergrad Institution: Univ of TN Postbacc Institution: Cornell Univ Clinical: Direct patient care experience as a surgical assistant for a skin cancer surgeon over the last 3 years Clinical volunteering: ER Volunteer (150... DO School list help (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: student270 Source Type: forums

Cofounded a startup, need advice
So I cofounded a tech startup with two other people that is now appraised at 7.5 million dollars - the problem is, I no longer find the work we're doing fulfilling (and I have a few issues with the people I started it with) and I would rather pivot and focus on other projects. If I leave now (after 5 months), will I still be able to list this on my medical school application? Should I tough it out for optics? I'm concerned that not staying involved with it for longer will give the wrong... Cofounded a startup, need advice (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: zahmata Source Type: forums

A slight increase in medical school acceptance rates in the coming years?
https://www.billnelson.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/nelson-files-bill-to-train-more-doctors-to-treat-opioid-addiction Well, if this passes of course... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ellia Source Type: forums

The Doin It Again Gang (Not) CO 2022
Hi friends. Welcome to a spot for all eternally waitlisted/unfortunately rejected applicants. Please gather, introduce yourselves to whatever extent you'd like, and share your frustrations We can all wallow together. I'll start. I am Coffee?, a second time applicant. First year I applied to two schools, rejected from both. This time I applied to three, waitlisted at all (if the trend continues, that means next year I'll be accepted at all) I went in thinking, "ok this is... The Doin It Again Gang (Not) CO 2022 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CoffeeQuestionMark Source Type: forums

Advice for re-entering clinical rotations
Hi, Im a current MD/PhD student finishing up my research. My defense date is in November, and I'll be starting my rotations in January with Medicine, then Surgery, then Family, then OB/Gyn. Ive been out of clinical medicine for a while, and was curious if anyone has any suggestions on things to read/do/look at before going back. I had sort of re-listened to some of the Goljan lectures i used for Step 1, but I think they are sort of esoteric for what i need now. Of course, I know... Advice for re-entering clinical rotations (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lynnier79 Source Type: forums

IAUPR/Latest Tech in OD schools leads to better Optometrists?
I'd like other Optometrists and optometry students thoughts on this. NECO posted on FB a video showing their updated clinical training center with what looks like all new up to date equipment. I know other schools also have state of the art clinic training areas. Do you believe that having these advancements or at the very least some form of updated clinical equipment is essential to prepare students to be better optometrists by keeping up with industry, and helps Professors teach clinical... IAUPR/Latest Tech in OD schools leads to better Optometrists? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TheREALoptometrist2015 Source Type: forums

How am I looking for Saturday MCAT test?
Hey everyone here is the nitty gritty: I have taken 2 KAPLAN exams about 2 months ago and got 502 and 503. Then about a month ago I took NS 1 and got a 506 Last Thursday I took AAMC FL1 and got 511 126,128,130,127 And Saturday I too FL2 and got 511 127,128,130,126 Honestly If I break 513 I will be happy (would kill for a 515 + but I will keep it realistic) Long story short how am I looking (also note I sucked at CARS before but I has recently started clicking a lot better went from a... How am I looking for Saturday MCAT test? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Strick09 Source Type: forums

What are my chances
I am looking for some advice. My cGPA is 3.55. My sGPA is 3.49. MCAT score is 512. Edit: Will retake it get a higher score. I have taken many leadership roles in the community. 300+ hours of volunteering. 2 years of clinical research experience. I am resident of Virginia. So I was wondering whether I have a chance of getting into to med school. What can I do to increase my chances for admission?? I really don't want to take a postbac program. I am not interested in DO schools that much. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DoctorNS Source Type: forums

How do academic physicians honestly feel about the biopsychosocial model of illness?
Do they think it is too trivial, or think that it is a worthwhile perspective? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FigmundSreud Source Type: forums

Is this a feasible way to push back from Mid-level encroachment?
I have been interested in anesthesia for a long time, I love the skill set of an anesthesiologist and I find the pharmacology/physiology of the field extremely fascinating and rewarding. However, just like every other med student/pre med, am concerned about midlevel encroachment. After doing much research on the topic, it seems that the situation is that the nursing union is extremely aggressive and active and the ASA is not as aggressive in protecting the field. Do you think patient... Is this a feasible way to push back from Mid-level encroachment? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PrideOrPanthers Source Type: forums

Looking for Neuro PGY2 positions
Please share if you know of any open or swap Neuro pgy2 positions. Thank you (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: blue goldfish Source Type: forums

Why would an infant get hypothermia with bacterial meningitis?
The title says it all. Thanks in advance! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medlife2017 Source Type: forums

What causes the downward gaze when there is increased ICP?
This came up in uworld. Wondering if anyone could help me out. Thanks in advance! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medlife2017 Source Type: forums

Interfolio promo code
Just wondering if anyone has found promo codes for the Interfolio Dossier service. Trying to save a few bucks if possible since apps are quite expensive lol. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: contigo123 Source Type: forums

Chance me
Texas resident Bcpm is 3.21 Overall is 3.09 MS in biomedical science with 3.7 Mcat 514 EC - Food bank Garden fruits and veggie for underserved population. Texas mission of mercy as a dental assistant. Teach handicap students after school Founded dental org in college and president 2 years there. Treasure and secretary for 2 year in hosa Environmental science graduate club Research for EPA for 2 years in college (publication in progress) Job 44 hours weekly - full time since... Chance me (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tooth fairy 20 Source Type: forums

1099 vs W2
I know that 1099 is independent contractor no benefits, what are the pro and cons.... thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: YGK Source Type: forums

MSN close to home vs BSN far away from home?
So got into multiple programs and was wondering what would be best route for me. These are my top two choices atm. The Accelerated BSN program is 14 months long and will total to be around 35k projection however it is really far away from home (across the other side of the country). I am getting a bit of anxiety thinking about it because it will be the first time I will be on my own in a sense. I will have to find housing and all that, plus this will be all the way in the east coast. I have... MSN close to home vs BSN far away from home? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: contemplating2005 Source Type: forums

NY license - does GPR completion expire?
Hello, I'm finishing up my GPR in NY and going to take a break for few monthes before job searching. I don't see any reason to apply for the NY license if I'm not working right away, and wondering if GPR certificate ever expire(?) and have to repeat/fulfill the requirement again. I couldn't find any info on NYSED website. Thank you! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ijk90825 Source Type: forums

How does galactosemia lead to renal failure?
Hey guys, this one has been bothering me and wanted to see if anyone can answer it. Thanks in advance for any help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medlife2017 Source Type: forums

Communication class to improve interview skills?
I applied during the 2017-2018 cycle, currently have no acceptances, and am preparing to reapply in the 2019-2020 cycle (skipping 2018-2019). My application itself has plenty of room for improvement, but I received six interview invites (5 waitlists and 1 rejection), so I'm pretty sure I need to improve my interview skills as well. I was looking up public speaking and communication classes, and I found that my local community college offers a "Communication Fundamentals" class that involves... Communication class to improve interview skills? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: donutzebra Source Type: forums

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Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sami Anjum Source Type: forums