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How do you stay Disciplined?
Studying for the MCAT requires a great deal of self discipline. What are some of the ways you stay motivated/disciplined ? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GummyWorm Source Type: forums

Evolution on PCAT?
Hey! I was wondering if there is any evolution on the 2017 PCAT? I was just confused because Kaplan had a chapter on it, so I wasn't sure! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lhs9696 Source Type: forums

Military/working dog PT
Hi! I'm a 2nd year DPT student very interested in canine rehabilitation. I had heard that there are PTs working at the VA and directly for Army/Air Force/Navy, etc. who rehab the service dogs. Does anyone know anything about this very niche area of canine PT? Specifically - what are the locations where this occurs? How do you get that literal dream job? I have browsed through the canine PT forums and haven't found anything on this niche specialty, so I'm hoping someone out there might... Military/working dog PT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cafshDPT Source Type: forums

What got you to where you are? Is the stereotype true?
I'm basically an Ortho or die student and i'm just curious about how you guys managed to get into Ortho seeing as its so competitive so i'm looking for any useful tips. What got you accepted into Ortho? Hard work, contacts, luck even or are you naturally gifted? (there's always some of these people) Or was it simply a combination of these (which I assume)? Can you work for Ortho or do you need a somewhat innate ability to retain/grasp concepts - The best example I can think of is there is a... What got you to where you are? Is the stereotype true? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: IMG69 Source Type: forums

NBDE Advice?
I was hoping to get some feedback on whether or not I could be considered ready for the NBDE. I took the exam a few months ago and unfortunately did not pass. I received a 74 which was really close, but unfotunately not good enough. I have been studying for the last couple of months and have been able to go through dental decks on three of the subjects (for microbio/path I went through a study sheet that was based on dental decks but I didn't go through the cards for that section). I've... NBDE Advice? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 12RandomQuestion21 Source Type: forums

University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy entering class 2018
Hi all! I received my acceptance letter last week and I am so excited to attend CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy c/o 2022! Didn't see a thread yet for our school so thought I would start one up! Looking forward to starting this new chapter with all of you! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: saka123 Source Type: forums

Need Dental Assisting and shadowing experience in NYC?
I am looking for a dental assistant/managerial assistant who can work on weekends in my dental office in Brooklyn. This is a paid position. Our saturday and sunday hours are 10 am to 6pm. Looking for someone who can stay for at least 2 years. - first/second college students? A second language ability is also preferred - either chinese or spanish. This would be a great for anyone who would like to get some experience in the dental field. If you live in NYC and is interested, please... Need Dental Assisting and shadowing experience in NYC? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bingpredent Source Type: forums

Fair RVU target/benchmark for General Cardiology?
Can anyone comment on what is a fair wRVU threshold for a new graduate in the general cardiology (non-invasive) job market? Or alternatively $/wRVU for Small town/rural location in the Southeast. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CuriousDOC1 Source Type: forums

Help for deciding the next four years: NSU-COM vs. KCUMB
Hi All, Thanks for all the input. Have been in SDN for about 5 years and first time post. I have had the honor to be accepted by multiple medical school this year. This is my third time applying and I am very glad to finally move on to the next stage. I was able to narrow down my acceptances to two schools: Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine and Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio-sciences. I have listed the pros and cons for both schools for everyone... Help for deciding the next four years: NSU-COM vs. KCUMB (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jop9095 Source Type: forums

Intrathecal AND epidural morphine for C/S
A colleague of mine inserted CSE with Bupi + 0.2mg Morphine intrathecal. Then this same colleague gave 3mg morphine through epidural right at the end of case. Attending flipped out when he found out. Wanted MICU consult, etc. Patient fine but experienced vomiting in PACU despite zofran, dex etc. thoughts? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: User21218 Source Type: forums

Lawsuit affecting med school admission?
Hi everyone, I'm going to try and keep this as vague as possible. I am involved in a lawsuit with my university and the lawyers want to do a media blast. They want the individuals involved to come forward, so the public can see who they are and increase our chances of winning the case. When I say this is a major case, I'm not exaggerating. Without giving circumstances away, the university is at fault and has the potential to turn into a high profile case. The lawyers have asked me to come... Lawsuit affecting med school admission? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Premedquestion911 Source Type: forums

Too old to become a military doc?
Hello everyone, I have been doing internet marketing, web design, and other gigs for the past ten years. However, I am very tired of working behind a PC all day. That is why I decided to go the PA or NP route. Over the past year of my clinical experience, I have come to love the health field so much more than tech. I have two more classes until I finish PA/NP program pre req's. I have a 3.9 overall undergraduate GPA, and a 3.8 GPA for my science courses. I recently discovered the HPSP. I... Too old to become a military doc? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: A7x1 Source Type: forums

Demoted to Floater
In my district a couple of staff rphs are being demoted to floater without their will. .. I know some people don't mind floating but the pay cut is significant from 40 hrs a week to 30 hours a week. That is well over 32 k a year. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ancienbon Source Type: forums

First year student here to answer any questions!
Hey everyone, I’ve been on the forum for awhile and I thought I would offer my help to anyone that needs it! If you have questions I’ll do my best to answer! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: evorage Source Type: forums

What are my chances?
Do you think I have a shot of getting an acceptance this cycle? Just submitted my application on 11/11. I'm a nontraditional student. 3.4 sGPA 3.4 oGPA 3.85 post bac 44 credits 3.6 graduate GPA 497 MCAT 8 years Army officer 2 year missionary for my church 1 year medical assistant bunch of other extracurricular (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Trench Foot Source Type: forums

In Big Financial Trouble - Advice?
I'm a third year pharmacy student. My expenses are: -Rent: $765/month (November paid) -Credit Card Minimum Payments: $750/month (November paid) Current Cash on Hand: $1,000 Current CC Debt: $16,600 Approximate Student Loan Disbursements: -1/1/18 - $10,000 -6/1/18 - $10,000 -1/1/19 - $10,000 Lease on apartment ends sometime in July 2018. So I had an issue with my financial aid, combined with some other problems/stupidity last year, and ended up with a huge amount of CC debt. So here's my... In Big Financial Trouble - Advice? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ldiot Source Type: forums

UAB Optometry housing
Hi, I will be going to UAB for Optometry School next fall and I am looking for apartments. What places do students generally stay in? I am a looking for a safe place and convenient (close to) location. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: waapo2018 Source Type: forums

SGU msap vs Ross vs AUC
Hello, I was accepted into Ross and AUC for medical school and MSAP for SGU. From all of my research, I was told that SGU gives the better support than the other two schools. Could I please get some opinions on which school would be better and why? I do like AUC for their small class size but still people told me that SGU is more favorable. Thank you! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Se7enYears Source Type: forums

Loupes question: how's the DFV light?
D1 here. I'm pretty certain I want to go with DFV EF 3.5X. However, I'm wondering whether I should pay an extra $500 and get my light from them as well or if I should go Lumadent for that (heard tons of great things about their lights). Would appreciate any advice you can share! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Incis0r Source Type: forums

When to take Biochemistry?
I can either take Biochemistry with Physics II in the spring semester of my junior year (next semester), or wait until the fall semester of senior year and take it without any other prerequisite. The thing is I know Biochemistry is very important for the MCAT, which I'm planning to take in January of my senior year. Should I finish it early to study more efficiently for the MCAT over the summer before senior year, or is it better to wait until the fall semester of senior year and take it... When to take Biochemistry? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: StormInTheSky Source Type: forums

Article saying doctors paid too much
The problem of doctors’ salaries Doctors are not paid too much. The comparisons are made to foreign countries like europe. But here computer engineers make 40k-50k vs 80-100 in the usa. The same is said for everything else. The idea that a physician should make as much or less than others in this country (if were paid european salary) is absurd. This is nothing but a hit piece. I... Article saying doctors paid too much (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lovestudying Source Type: forums

2017 Still No Interview; Panic mode?!
Hello Y'all. Thanksgiving is in a week...I am just curious to see if anyone else is in the same situation as me...Finished secondaries throughout Aug. so far 6 rejections and 20 silent purgatory. (All MD programs though...) Brief info (Below Average): 3.63 cGPA 3.57 sGPA 506 MCAT (already signed up for retake next year if things don't work out; hope to cancel...) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LazyPanda121 Source Type: forums

Whoot! Whoot! 1st year enrollment up to 7901 vs. 5986 in 2012-13
2017-18 http://www.aacom.org/docs/default-source/data-and-trends/2017_fall_enrollment_report.pdf?sfvrsn=6 2012-13 http://www.aacom.org/docs/default-s...ment-by-state-of-legal-residence.pdf?sfvrsn=6 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jkdoctor Source Type: forums

UIWSOM? NSU comparison
What are you thoughts on UIWSOM ? Compared to RVU and NSU? Would you say NSU is the best due it being the oldest/most established? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drabberbadge Source Type: forums

How to transition well from college to medical school
In general how does one transition and do well going from the college level to medical school? Is there anything in undergrad one can do to improve their chances of succeeding in medical school academics? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MCATSTUDYY Source Type: forums

Anesthesia board prep materials. Audio red, UBP, books
I have decided to clear out my anesthesia resources and have the following authentic items to sell: Ultimate Board Prep volumes 1-6 Neils Jensen Audio Red entire set Yao & Artusio (cut and spiral bound, the second book had three of the first pages ripped but they are there) Review of Clinical Anesthesia (cut and spiral bound) Anesthesiologists Manual of Surgical Procedures Clinical Anesthesia, 6th ed Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease (5th edition spiral bound) Message me for pics... Trying... Anesthesia board prep materials. Audio red, UBP, books (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Duane E Source Type: forums

Multiple acceptances?
I have a question that may seem kind of silly and stupid, but I can't find clear answers online. Hypothetically, let's say an applicant interviewed at a school in September, and was notified of their acceptance at said school by October. However, let's say the applicant still has other interviews scheduled, or is hoping to get more interviews. Would this applicant "accept" the admissions offer and send in a deposit? Would they then be able to get this deposit refunded if they were... Multiple acceptances? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: fldoctorgirl Source Type: forums

Social Work - NYC
Hi i was wondering which social work school in manhattan is known for the best clinical training? Columbia?NYU?Fordham? Also, what are these schools looking for? good gpa and some experience? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: psyd111 Source Type: forums

How much does a recruiter make on me?
PGY4 resident getting ready to sign contract in Ohio with SDG. I'm now getting ads from "St Johns Associates" for this job. Anyone have a rough estimation of how much the SDG will save by not going through the recruiter to get me? Is using the recruiter a sign that they are desperate and therefore I can negotiate more? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bbc586 Source Type: forums

Arizona Naplex results wait!!!!
Hello, I took my exam Monday oct 31 2017 and have not received my results yet. Arizona has one of the quickest turnarounds in posting results online on nabp. Any experience with long wait??? Passed / failed? I emailed them on Friday and got the “wait 7 biz days” email. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BIGVOODOO Source Type: forums

Herniated disc and working as dentist
Hello I am dentistry student 3rd. Recently diagnosed with herniated disc and now I have sever lower back pain .... And I am very worried about my future career as dentist... Will i be able to work? Sent from my P024 using Tapatalk (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Roham06 Source Type: forums

Hearing Back from VCU OT Early Decision
Hi everyone! I applied Early Decision for VCU and was just wondering if anyone has heard back yet? I know they said we'd hear back by December if prerequisites were already completed but just wanted to see if anyone has gotten an email/call yet? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: vt18 Source Type: forums

Does the undergraduate school matter in med school admissions?
Hi, I went to am HBCU, so does that matter as much to medical school admissions committees as graduating from Harvard or Stanford? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: md52381 Source Type: forums

One Interview
I applied to 7 schools, have an average DAT (21 AA, 21 TS, 19 PAT, 19 RC) and GPA (cGPA 3.79, sGPA 3.81). I applied fairly early in the cycle (had most applications submitted by mid-July/July end) and received application complete emails in the first week of August. I have received one interview so far and I am worried that it may be the only interview I receive. I understand that all we need is 1 to get into dental school but considering that I completed my applications early, I was hoping... One Interview (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DDS_11 Source Type: forums

Am I approaching MCAT studying all wrong? Taking test on Jan 20th, no practice tests taken yet.
Ok so I am taking the January 20th MCAT. So far I am about 40% through the Kaplan 7 book set minus CARS. I plan on reading EK CARS. I have yet to take a single FL because I figured taking it before content review would be useless. I wanted to at least get through the books once through before taking diagnostics; this is because I felt my grasp on the content wasn't all that good due to a lot of cramming while taking the courses. My only practice with questions so far is a couple KA passage... Am I approaching MCAT studying all wrong? Taking test on Jan 20th, no practice tests taken yet. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LebronManning Source Type: forums

Research Abroad as an IMG?
Hi there - first time posting here, I'll try to cut the crap: I'm a foreign medical student, MENA region, with plans to complete my residency in the US. Currently the equivalent of an M2 and am yet to take the USMLE. My predicament is regarding research - I have a decent amount under my belt, did research last summer (immunology lab, work on cancer) and will soon be submitting my abstract to a conference. Currently involved with something else but it's just a public health project - survey... Research Abroad as an IMG? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ﹋Jasmin﹋ Source Type: forums

Online Anatomy/Physiology Courses?
Does anyone know an institution I can take Anatomy and Physiology online? I’ve graduated and have yet to take this course sequence. I’d prefer everything being online and no requirement to go to campus. Also, would I have to apply to the institution, or is there some way for me to just take the courses as a non-degree student? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mimi625 Source Type: forums

Consult fraud?
I am a third year resident at a large academic medical center working this month on an inpatient consult service. It's been mildly busy, but now it's slowing down a lot and we only have a couple of patient's left on the last (3 to be precise). Yesterday, I felt it was time to sign off on one of these patients and so I diplomatically asked my attending about signing off now since we had nothing left to offer. They replied that the only reason we're following this patient still is so that I... Consult fraud? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: eimaise Source Type: forums

What do dental school's look at?
I know they look at your GPA. But do they have access to your NBDE scores? Because I thought it was pass or fail. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: yohono2 Source Type: forums

Breaks during Medical School
how do medical school go about breaks and time off? Are there summers? If so how long? Do they have winter breaks, spring break in med schools like undergrad? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MCATSTUDYY Source Type: forums

Debt?
hi, I am an undergrad pre med student. I would like to stay in state if possible. There are two MD and two DO schools in my state. I was wondering, about the DO schools, what debt is like after graduation and residency and getting a career. They are more expensive than the MD schools here. Looks to me like 300,000-400,000 of debt. Any info or insight on being a doctor with this much debt and what that's like is greatly appreciated! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Green22 Source Type: forums

Should I retake?
Hi there! I took the DAT today and these are my scores: AA:21, TS:21, Bio:23, GC:22, OC:19, RC:24, QR:16, PAT:19 I'm very happy with my scores, except for (obviously) Quantitative Reasoning. I focused the time that I had to study on the sciences and did not practice math as much, and my scores reflected that. Also I got nervous and spent too much time on the first questions and ran out of time and had to guess on ~10 questions. I'm wondering if a retake is absolutely necessary. I really... Should I retake? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pma96 Source Type: forums

Not sure if I should do dentistry or med
Hello everybody, I'm a 21 year old recent university grad with a 3.8 GPA. The experience wasn't hard for me, but I'm in a predicament. I'm not entirely sure if I should do medicine because of a more practical option I have. This is where I have a conflict of interest between being practical and being passionate My mom's a dentist and own's a successful small business that I can eventually inherit. I initially chose medicine because of the passion of saving and aiding with the title of... Not sure if I should do dentistry or med (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: allenyoung96 Source Type: forums

Any 27-29 MCAT with interviews????
hey any students with 27-29 mcat score recieved any interviews yet? if so, where? and when where u complete?? thanks. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: doctor_md Source Type: forums

Silly to add this to my update letter?
I have a number of substantial research updates I'm planning on sending to medical schools receptive to update letters. On top of the research stuff, I wanted to add that I've been fostering a sick shelter dog for about a month. Multiple (non medical) people have told me it would be silly to put this info in my update letter. Is the foster dog volunteering erroneous to my update letter? I construe it as non-clinical volunteering, so something I should note. But so many people questioning... Silly to add this to my update letter? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nocluewhati'mdoing Source Type: forums

Maintaining professional boundaries
Just what it says on the tin, how do you do this, how do you not allow yourselves to get too caught up in a patient's life situation, for example. I assume lots of training helps, but is there anything specific in training, or in how you approach things with patients (a mantra to remind yourself not to overstep the mark, perhaps?) Our move to Melbourne is now pretty much locked and loaded. There are a few places over there, which I've heard on the grapevine may be interested in taking on... Maintaining professional boundaries (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ceke2002 Source Type: forums

PCOM DO/PhD
Hello everyone! I was invited to PCOM to take part in their DO/PhD interview. This seems like a really exciting opportunity. However, there's some questions I have that I'm not able to find online. Hoping to get insight from any DO/PhD or DO students at PCOM, or anyone else who has good knowledge about this program! 1. How does tuition work for this program? I'm aware this is non-MSTP, so I'm wondering what PCOM covers. It isn't really stated on their website. 2. Besides the opportunity to... PCOM DO/PhD (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: vs_95 Source Type: forums

♪ ♫ Every Day I'm Shufflin' WW Game Thread ♫ ♪
​Trilt likes to boogie it up. I mean, that is, if "boogie it up" means "blast music, shake slightly, and single horribly off key during her commute"... yeah, I'm extremely solid at that. In any case, welcome to my mixtape. It's a mixture of current and old, lighthearted and not so much lighthearted, and altogether just thrown together for a bit of enjoyment. However, my songs somehow just keep meeting weirdly horrible tragic... ♪ ♫ Every Day I'm Shufflin' WW Game Thread ♫ ♪ (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Trilt Source Type: forums

Need some advice w/ my applying strategy
Hello, I made a post some time ago asking for advice on making a school list based on where I envisioned myself being in regards to my statistics and ECs by the time I apply in June, but after using the AMCAS GPA Calculator, I realized that I was a little off from what I predicted, and now I feel like it can affect my application strategy. I'm a post-bacc student who came out of undergrad with a 2.75 cGPA and a 2.43 sGPA. I was even dismissed at one point due to consistently poor health... Need some advice w/ my applying strategy (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Misunderstood Warlock Source Type: forums

Pregnant EM doc
Here's my first d-bag post, sorry everyone. I'm a new attending and just got pregnant. I went to my first prenatal appt and waited 1.5 hrs before being seen... I'm told this is normal. There are certain appts I need to go to, and I'll wait if I have to, but I'm thinking of skipping the appts (I would tell them politely I'm not coming) where they look for edema, check my bp, Doppler me, ask me how I'm feeling and charge me for a visit. My mother is super mad saying I'm being irresponsible.... Pregnant EM doc (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: buffywannabe Source Type: forums