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MCW Scholarships and Accredation?
Thinking of applying to MCW after my pre reqs are done within two or three years. However, it's stated they are not fully accredited yet; how long and what are the chances of this occuring by the time I apply? Furthermore, it's quite expensive at over 40k a year, how common are merit or any other form of scholarship? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: KaliVera Source Type: forums

100% interventional pain practice in metro Atlanta
Established 100% pain practice in metro Atlanta area looking to add physician to accommodate rapid growth. This is a partnership track position. We are a rapidly growing interventional pain practice in the metro Atlanta area looking to add another physician to cover additional locations. Candidate must be comfortable with interventional pain procedures. Fellowship training is a plus but not required. Most importantly, we are looking for a candidate who will fit in well with the existing... 100% interventional pain practice in metro Atlanta (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gaseous_clay Source Type: forums

Which MCAT plan is best for me?
Hi, I am new to MCAT studying plan. I have about 95 days until I take my MCAT and I brought the Kaplan books. I have taken most prerequisites but not biochemistry. I am a full time employee who works from 9-5 and sometimes overtime. I am wondering how I should spread out my studying. I am also wondering if May mcat dates are considered late to submit application on the first week when the application opens. Thank you. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SmileyChubby Source Type: forums

More fafsa questions
1. If my brother files his taxes as independent, can he still be part of my parents "household"? 2. If I use the IRS retrieval tool, it uses the data from 2016. However throughout 2017 my dad did not work because he lost his job so this data isn's that accurate. Will this info be updated once we file our 2017 taxes? 3. Does it matter whether or not I file my own taxes as independent? Will be more beneficial if I file as independent or not? I live with my parents but still help pay for bills... More fafsa questions (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: artist27 Source Type: forums

Signs you see
A couple that are more true than they aren't from personal observation: 1. Positive ring sign: If a patient that is coming to see you has at least 1 ring on every finger, they're usually a little on the nutty side. Usually pleasant. Sometimes not. Typically a smoker and about 50% of the time is on some sort of benzo. Often times is accompanied with too much makeup and perfume. 2. Positive paragraph sign: The more a radiologist chooses to comment on imaging you got for your patient, the... Signs you see (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mark v Source Type: forums

Step 2 Timing affect Interview Consideration?
Hi all, I have been searching on FREIDA for ophthalmology programs and their Step 2 CK requirements. There is not much info on what schools require you to have CK finished before you apply for consideration for an interview. I ask because I did well on step 1 and wanted to work on other aspects of my application before I send it in August and then take step 2 CK in mid to late September if it doesn't affect my ophthalmology application in any negative way. Does anyone have a good source for... Step 2 Timing affect Interview Consideration? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AA|FCB|DOC Source Type: forums

Accomodation for Colorado April Interview 2018
I need to share a hotel room in Colorado near the dental school in April. Need a female roommate. Please let me know if anyone is interested (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ultimate target Source Type: forums

Elective neurosurgery
Hi everyone I'm an IMG and I will do a 4 weeks elective in neurosurgery. I am searching for students that have experienced an elective in neurosurgery or who have worked with electives student in this area. I wanted to ask you details about the role of the elective student. What do we have to do : presenting patients on round ? Typing information about patient on the computer health system ? Do we perform proceedure as lumbar... Elective neurosurgery (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: john2f Source Type: forums

Classes, research?
*** numbers and some specifics changed for privacy **** Hi All -- I hope you all are having good luck this cycle! SDN is a truly great community and I'm rooting for all of you That said, I myself am not having any luck so I'm gearing up for another cycle. Some background: I had some mental health problems all the way through college and the first semester of my SMP, coupled with family emergencies and the like. These have all been diagnosed and treated now and have become... Classes, research? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futurebostondoc227 Source Type: forums

Getting to know science professors
I've been browsing through some old threads about getting to know science professors, but I feel like I still have some questions I didn't find answers to. 1. I'm planning to get to know my biochemistry professor this semester, but so far the material in the class has been relatively easy so I don't have that many questions. I was planning to come up with a few questions about the material and then also talk about interesting research I've read about the material, but I'm worried that the... Getting to know science professors (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ruieu Source Type: forums

Social Media and Admissions
I've received multiple alerts on linkedin about my profile either being searched for or viewed by some of the schools I have applied to. How often does that happen and what are adcoms looking for? I keep a low profile on social media and have absolutely nothing even remotely concerning, but I wasn't sure if there are other ways a linkedin profile or facebook profile could be an issue. Are there any ways they could be helpful? I have updated my profile with my current job, but I don't list... Social Media and Admissions (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DBC03 Source Type: forums

NAVLE Dec 2017 study group
Hi there, I am a foreign vet graduate in Canada planning to take NAVLE in Dec 2017. Any one like to be a study partner or add me to a study group? Thanks. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nutrigenome Source Type: forums

What to do in two weeks?
Hello people, I was supposed to have my step 1 exam today but I didn't get any sleep so I am postponing it for two weeks. Until now I have done: FAx3, Pathomax2, Uworldx2, UWSA 1 & 2, the three NBME practice blocks and NBME 16,17,18,19. It looks like I am going to score somewhere between 230 and 240. What would you suggest on doing these two weeks? I don't think I can take any more hardcore studying, I just want to do something so I can stay in touch. I was thinking about doing the old... What to do in two weeks? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Orestis Source Type: forums

Racial jokes on Facebook?
Can casual racial humor on Facebook be a red flag? I’m specifically referring to when a person of color lightheartedly makes jokes about their own racial stereotypes. For example, an Asian American making a joke about how their parents are cheap and explicitly relating that to their race. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LoveBeingHuman:) Source Type: forums

Tulane vs. Stony Brook
Hello all! I'm currently trying to decide between acceptances to Tulane and Stony Brook - from what I've read/experienced on the interview days, each school has a very unique vibe with quite a few differences between them. Can anyone comment on the following to hopefully give me the info I need to make a decision: - Location of each (in terms of how enjoyable the cities are / how diverse the patient populations are) - Opportunities to conduct research - Reputation of each school (possibly... Tulane vs. Stony Brook (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: danmd Source Type: forums

DAT destroyer
As I research so far, most people recommend using DAT destroyer for bio section. Is there anybody selling DAT destroyer bio section only ? Thank you. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FutureDentist1994 Source Type: forums

Enrolled in two universities simultaneously?
Does anyone know if it is possible to be enrolled in non-degree classes at two different universities at the same time? Does doing this pose a red flag for med schools? Trying to see if there are any consequences with this option. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mariposas905 Source Type: forums

Is Oklahoma State to good to be true?
I looked at start class info on Oklahoma's DO program; it stated the average gpa was around 3.00 and an MCAT of 27, this seems like a "too good to be true" situation. Afterall, have a below average gpa (for med school) and below average MCAT but still become a doctor? Are the statistics being misrepresented ie lower standards but very small class, out of date stats, is the program just bad (#143 ranking according to start class again). (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: KaliVera Source Type: forums

Case SOAP and presentation
I have searched the forums and have not been able to really find anything current. I have an interview and there is a clinical case portion, they give you the S/O and their SOAP template for you to fill in the A/P portion, and then you present it to them before your panel interview. Has anyone been through this process that can offer some advice on the best way to handle this? Obviously we've done cases and SOAP's in school, but I have not done any on APPE's and I have never had to... Case SOAP and presentation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DS-Bruno Source Type: forums

That crazy salary question.
Discussions of salary are popular on this site. For quite a while I’ve commented on some quotes that I thought were unrealistically high as an average. Knowing many very successful DPMS and knowing many who weren’t doing too well, I thought some of the numbers being tossed around were a bit high. Especially the MGMA. So here are some stats that I found. One of the sources was a grid in Podiatry Management from 2016: Bureau of Labor & Statistics Median-119,340 Mean—-136,180 PM News... That crazy salary question. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ExperiencedDPM Source Type: forums

"Safe" vs "Reach" Dental Schools
So I made my list for a while now to make sure I had my pre-reqs. I did the DAT and my scores are literally the average of acceptance to these schools. Give or take 1 point. My GPAs are currently higher than their average. My question is how can I tell if I have a shot at the school? I see people say to apply to "safe" schools and "reach" schools, but how can I classify a school "safe"? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: itscoldoutside2018 Source Type: forums

PICU Recommendations
Congrats to those who have matched. I was going to wait until closer to the application season to ask, but with everyone having interviews fresh in their mind, I figured I would ask now and bump it later. I am a DO from a midwest community program planning to apply to peds critical care this coming application season. My med school grades are crap, but I have been doing very well in residency. My USMLE step 1 is slightly below average, and my COMLEX scores have all been a little above... PICU Recommendations (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FrkyBgStok Source Type: forums

Letters
Hello y'all, I just met with the pre-health advisor at my university. I am graduating this May, and plan on applying to DO school a year from that date (May 2019). I was told that I cannot submit my letters of recommendation in till the time that I apply. How do I go about this considering this is my final semester, and the two science teachers I'm asking are teaching me now. Can anyone give me more feedback on the process so I can inform them about it. Thank you. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mister Significant Source Type: forums

Non clinical volunteering vs clinical for underserved population
Hey guys, the beginning of last semester i wanted to find a good non-clinical volunteering position since i have had a steady clinical volunteering position at my local hospital. However, as i was looking i found an awesome organization that is a community doctors office. Everyone is volunteers, retired doctors, retired nurses, etc. Anyway, this office treats people from underserved populations who do not have health insurance and they are allowing me to volunteer and do HIV testing and be... Non clinical volunteering vs clinical for underserved population (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eagleye2 Source Type: forums

Competitive shadowing hours?
Hi, How many hours of shadowing is considered competitive for DO schools? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Max98 Source Type: forums

Human Neuropsych class into BCPM?
I am enrolled in a Human Neuropsychology course at UCI. It is taught under the BIO SCI department and the name of the course is BIO SCI N173. On my transcripts, it is listed as "human neuropsychology." Since the name has the word "psychology" in it, will AMCAS not count it in my BCPM? even though at my school its under the bio department? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: paintbucketgreen Source Type: forums

Caribbean or Australia
If you are a Canadian, where would you go Caribbean or Australia if cost is not an issue? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lorong Source Type: forums

Now what?
I’ve been a pharmacist for a little over a year now working as a pharmacy manager at an independent, I really enjoy my job but always looking to move ahead in my career Now I question how can I get further from here in my career? Are there any positions that would be considered a step up or is being a pharmacy Manager really the highest position I can get/end game? (Other than a district manager job which some chains are getting rid of the position for pharmacists). It just seems way too... Now what? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PharmProfit Source Type: forums

Phone interview after an in-person interview
I interviewed in-person for position last week. The panel asked the usual behavioral/situational/clinical questions. I stumbled on one of the clinical questions, and told the panel I would get back to them. When I got home from the interview, I wrote an email thanking them for their time and the answer to my question. A couple days later I got an email for a 2nd interview via phone. Is it unusual to get a phone interview after an in-person interview? Anyone have similar experience? I am not... Phone interview after an in-person interview (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pharmers_Pharming Source Type: forums

Use of animals in research
My gap year research job involves animal experiments, and I was wondering if/how I should be cautious when describing this research in an interview? I've had a couple people ask me what I do for my work, and after telling them about the use of animals, some people have responded as if they were disgusted. I regret some of my responses in these interactions. I feel as though I didn't sufficiently describe my work so that people understand I'm not just killing animals for fun. I would think... Use of animals in research (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: acetylmandarin Source Type: forums

Wisconsin Schools
Has anyone heard anything from any of the Wisconsin OT schools? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wiscOT Source Type: forums

PasTest
Heard about this new board prep question bank. Totally free to join. I already have USMLERx and am cranking my way through that. After that, it's UWorld. I don't really have time to fit in another question bank and I'm not sure if it's worth it to even bother. Does anyone have any experience with this? Is it worth using? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: zero0 Source Type: forums

CCLCM (Cleveland Clinic) vs Hopkins/wash u/U Mich
Hey all! I recognize I'm in a super fortunate position and I was just looking for a little guidance on how to assess the programs I've been accepted to. I'm still waiting to hear back from a number of schools, but for most part, I've got my decision laid out for me. CCLCM seems like the obvious choice because it is tuition free and I really like the program, but I want to make sure I'm really considering all my options. Does anyone here have any insight as to how large a role money should... CCLCM (Cleveland Clinic) vs Hopkins/wash u/U Mich (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: UnassumingToad Source Type: forums

how subspecialized are neuro jobs
I'm a medical student considering neurology. How realistic is it as a neurologist to practice only what you do your fellowship in and not see general neurology patients? I'm interested in movement disorders, behavioral neurology (dementia), or sleep medicine fellowships. I like the idea of being a specialist in one of these areas and only seeing those patients in my clinic. Is it common for neurologists to find jobs in their subspecialty only or are most neurologists still seeing general... how subspecialized are neuro jobs (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Abc63 Source Type: forums

Shadowing what kind of medical professional?
Besides MDs, I know I can shadow DOs. But does shadowing NPs, PAs, or NDs count? Any other acronyms? (I tried to search the forums, but I couldn't find an answer.) While we're here, I'll ask a few more: how many hours are appropriate to ask for from a doctor you aren't already acquainted with? Can a doctor you've shadowed under write a LOR? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stayathomemom Source Type: forums

Undergrad degree importance??
I was wondering how important your undergrad degrees are when you graduate dental school and find a job? Will more undergrad degrees or even a masters degree put you at an advantage when finding a job as a dentist? I’m stuck between finishing my 2nd undergrad degree (Chemistry BA, my first degree is Human Physiology BS) this semester or just working and paying back my undergrad loans (not to mention saving 8,000 in tuition). Also fortunate enough to where my parents will give me the 8,000... Undergrad degree importance?? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dentalschool123 Source Type: forums

SVV , PPV calculations
A lot of people use these in the OR to assess fluid status however i have noticed that people do it differently For those of you who have a better grasp of this method of assessment of fluid status, when doing Stroke volume variation, how are you measuring the stroke volume? For those doing pulse pressure variation, based on the papers it seems like it is PPmax-PPmin/PPmean, with>13% variation indicating likely fluid responsiveness. What i often see people do is measuring systolic... SVV , PPV calculations (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: anbuitachi Source Type: forums

FM at Jefferson in Philly open to DOs?
Just from their residency list in the past 4 years, they have not had a DO. Does anyone know if they are open to DOs? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tozanzibarbymotorcar Source Type: forums

Australian Schools that Accept US Financial Aid
Previous posts here have discussed the Australian medical schools that accept US federal aid. However, I just checked out the University of Sydney and it seems like this is no longer the case, and many other schools also do not accept them. Can anyone here help me come up with an updated list of Australian schools that still work with US aid programs? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Floats Source Type: forums

Ophthalmology Match 2018: Apps, Interviews, Results
I based this off of other specialties' threads and filled out just the program names for now (apologize for any typos or omissions). Thought it'd be helpful for anyone who might want to start using it! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bob_Loblaw_92 Source Type: forums

Job market in the Southern states
Note: This might be a long read for some, so please bear with me. Hi, I am an international student considering the pharmacy field. I have done a lot of research on the forum and the pharmacist forum on indeed and have seen a lot of drama about unemployment for current grads with nearly/over $200K in loan. This has impacted my decision a lot, and while I have really good stats to go to a pharm school, I still have the knowledge and skills in video editing (2 years of work study for... Job market in the Southern states (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NicolasAngel Source Type: forums

Reschedule DAT
How long do you have to reschedule for a test? For example If my test is 2/4/2018 can I reschedule for the end of June 2018 if my application was given back 12/26/2017? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: alwaysremembertosmile Source Type: forums

JHU vs. UPenn
There was a previous thread comparing the path residencies at Hopkins and UPenn, but it's 10+ years old so I wanted to start a new one. I'm not asking what the "better" program is, because that depends on what you're looking for, but I'm curious to hear any comparisons or insider information people are willing to share. It can be anything, just looking for as much info as possible! Thanks in advance! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dizzydoctor Source Type: forums

Reason to be a scribe
Last night the ER was (dare I say it?) slow. We had a STEMI come and the ER doctor took me down to the cath lab to watch them clear the blockage in the right coronary artery. It was an amazing experience. What cool things have you all seen/experienced while scribing? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: STcmOCSD Source Type: forums

Chances for UF Pharmacy
I'm applying regular decision to UF Pharmacy Fall of 2018 cycle. My science gpa is 3.2 and cumulative 3.49. My major is Biology with a minor in Nutritional Sciences at UF (undergraduate). My pcat is not so great with composite being 51st percentile. I have two amazing letter of recommendations from UF Faculty, one of them being a distinguished alumni from UF Pharmacy. I have extensive pharmacy experience in 4 countries, and over 2 years of volunteering in two specialized clinical settings.... Chances for UF Pharmacy (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futurepharmacist2626 Source Type: forums

Any Floridians?
Hello SDN community! I am a pre - pharm looking to apply to only Florida pharm schools . In your opinion, what Florida pharmacy school is the best... not only in terms of stats! Thanks to all who answer. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pharmacy Princess Source Type: forums

University of Louisiana at Monroe C/O 2020
I haven't seen any threads for this so....who's all applying to ULM? I applied in earlier November. I've been granted an interview on January 15th. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alkemist Source Type: forums

When to take step 2 for IM
Hi everyone, I know various iterations of this question have come up before, but I'm wondering if anyone has advice on when to take step 2 for someone applying to IM residencies. I'm currently an MS3 at a top 40 state school; I have decent pre-clinical grades (not AOA), 249 on step 1, honors in medicine and a GI elective/ A's in the rest of my third year clerkships so far, and some research - one publication and another one (hopefully) soon plus some other research experiences. I'm... When to take step 2 for IM (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: penguins123 Source Type: forums

Loyola MAMS 2018-2019
I didn't see a thread here so I figured I'd make one. Anyone get into the program? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bigredcirlce123 Source Type: forums

UIC Peoria- Second look event?
Hi all! I interviewed at UIC Peoria earlier in the interview season and loved the program. I had decided to rank it my number 1. Just yesterday I found out (through social media) that they had a big second look dinner party and I wasn't invited. What does that mean for me? That they aren't interested? Was anyone else on this forum invited to the second look event? Did my invite get lost in the mail? I feel like a rejected high school girl whose crush didn't invite her to the school dance. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DoneUSMLE Source Type: forums