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University of Indianapolis
Has anyone heard back about about interviews? I know we're supposed to hear around this time but I was under the impression that they don't inform those not receiving an interview until a week two later. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mlb_25 Source Type: forums

What Are My Chances. 3.87/ 512/ IA/ Mediocre ECs
Its been over two months since I have submitted my secondaries and I have either gotten silence or been placed on hold for a good bunch of schools I applied to. I am really concerned about my chances this cycle. Please tell me your opinion on my situation if you can. Thank you! Year in School: Graduated last December State of Residence: Maryland Undergrad: Not a top tier school I sent out my secondaries this week Schools I am Applied To: - NYMC (on-hold) - Tufts - GWU (on-hold) -... What Are My Chances. 3.87/ 512/ IA/ Mediocre ECs (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TUforMD Source Type: forums

CVS System Down Chain-Wide?
Anyone else experiencing downtime with RX-Connect? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: josh6718 Source Type: forums

Human Anatomy: should I drop with a W on my transcript or accept a C?
Hey guys, just a little bit about me. I have my double bachelors in Biology and Spanish, and I went back to school to take a few prerequisites to apply for the Masters of Occupational Therapy program. I was volunteering in South America and came back right after classes had already started and that was when I decided I want to do occupational therapy. I enrolled in fast track classes (developmental psych, and statistics) and finished them with A's and completed the 40 hours requirements of... Human Anatomy: should I drop with a W on my transcript or accept a C? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lovemychihuahua Source Type: forums

Surgeons as chefs
Just a curious thought, but due to surgeons usually being meticulous, careful, and exact with their handling of surgical instruments and surgery, do surgeons tend to be excellent chefs? Like, if they are just cooking and making food for their families, are there food tend to be delicious? Is there a correlation? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HueySmith Source Type: forums

Lynchburg DPT
Hi everyone! I got an email from Lynchburg saying they'd be evaluating my application at an upcoming meeting, and I'm wondering around how long it took for everyone to get a decision back? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dpt216 Source Type: forums

Official 2018 SHPEP thread
Hi everyone! I attended SHPEP this past year at UW, I am also an ambassador for this year! That means I’m here to help you with your application and with answering questions. You may also ask via PM (I’ll do my best to reply within a few days, we all know what the pre-med life is like). ———- The purpose of this is to start a convo around the process. Copied from last years post- Which program sites are you applying to / have already applied to? What have you heard about certain program... Official 2018 SHPEP thread (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: habitualgreatness Source Type: forums

BUN:serum creatinine ratio in acute tubular necrosis
both pathoma (pg 126, 2017) and first aid (pg 571, 2017) say acute tubular necrosis will have BUN:Cr
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Oh_Gee Source Type: forums

Don't Know Where to Go
Hey SDN, I'm a senior in high school who is residing in Georgia and is interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. However, before I can begin this journey I must first choose a undergraduate school to attend and I'm conflicted on where to go on one hand I can attend Kennesaw State University ( a small lesser known school) virtually free due to state scholarships and the ability to reside at my parents; but, because it is a smaller school there won't be as many research opportunities,... Don't Know Where to Go (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gaboy123321 Source Type: forums

DO Chances with Unbalanced MCAT
I'm looking for some advice regarding my chances at a DO program for the 18-19 cycle. I graduated in May with a 3.69 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 science GPA, which I believe is competitive. EC-wise, I have 250 hospital volunteer hours, 50 shadowing (non-DO but still searching), 1 semester of research (nothing noteworthy), 1 year as a pharmacy technician, 1+ year's experience as a unit clerk, and I'm about to begin a scribe job shortly. I took the MCAT this fall and received a 504... DO Chances with Unbalanced MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dohopeful13 Source Type: forums

Signs that you should drop premed
Hi everyone, I am currently a sophomore about to finish my fall semester. Last year, my cGPA ended up as 2.6, partly due to adjusting and partly due to losing focus 2nd semester. This year I've been working harder and on my study habits. I feel that I have improved but can still improve my habits better. As the semester comes to an end, I am not 100% sure about securing an A- or A in all my classes. I just wanted to get an idea of what GPA would be a sign that maybe premed is not for... Signs that you should drop premed (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pinkswan Source Type: forums

Methadone Rx
Hi everyone, There's a patient who has been filling methadone (~12 tabs/day= 120 mg) and klonopin at the pharmacy for almost 3 years. Upon review of the state's PDMP report, that's 369 mgEq/day. Per the dr's office the diagnosis code is M54.5 for chronic low back pain. I am relatively new to the pharmacy, and am not feeling comfortable filling the script. Under what circumstances, if any, would you fill the Rx? What if I don't fill it and the patient ends up going through withdrawal...? Any... Methadone Rx (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mimi06bg Source Type: forums

3.84 gpa, 520 mcat, ia
Hey everyone! I'd appreciate some feedback on my school list and general thoughts on what I can do to strengthen my application. I'm a non-URM CA resident but have strong ties to Washington and Oregon. I'm also planning on spending two gap years doing Teach For America and pursuing a Masters through their concurrent enrollment program. Thank you in advance! -3.84 cGPA, 3.83 sGPA, top 25 non-Ivy school, dual-degree (BA/BS) program -520 MCAT (129/130/130/131) -4 years research experience... 3.84 GPA, 520 MCAT, IA (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: fastandfuranious Source Type: forums

Contract Questions
Most likely will be an independent contractor. 1. Were you able to get moving expenses? 2. Signing bonus amount? (Job is fairly competitive) 3. CME allowance amount 4. Were you able to get reimbursement for licenses, ACEP, AAEM, etc? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DO3 Source Type: forums

Is IM primary care a better quality of life than IM hospitalist?
Hospitalist seem to get paid more but the environment and work schedule seem worse, compared to something like a group primary care clinic. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: psychMDhopefully Source Type: forums

What do you think are the most critical traits needed to succeed in each respective specialty?
For neurosurg, my impression is that you must be or have: Immensely confident Thrill seeking A stupid amount of endurance A very high energy level Extremely detail oriented Very emotionally stable, as in, not easily shaken by poor outcomes (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fracture Source Type: forums

Am I too top-heavy? Do I have a good narrative?
Hey all! I have posted on SDN a few times, but now I'm looking to see a) if my school list is appropriate and b) what kind of narrative would be best for the types of schools I should aim for based on my experiences/ECs thus far. Year in school: Senior, top 10 school, non-ivy Country/state of residence: United States/Kentucky Schools to which you are applying: About 15/20 of the top 20 schools, all Kentucky state schools and all Tennessee state schools (I live on the... Am I too top-heavy? Do I have a good narrative? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gujudukester Source Type: forums

selling stock and affects on AGI
So I have a first world problem and want to see if any of the smart financial experts can help me. I have about 100k in a single company stock and I prefer to have the money in mutual funds. Cost basis is around 50k - so essentially for every 2 dollars I sell, I know I will owe capital gains taxes on $1 (15%). That I don't have a problem with, I know I will pay it eventually. My situation is that currently I max out Roth IRA's for my wife and I to the tune of 11k a year. Our adjusted... selling stock and affects on AGI (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dred Pirate Source Type: forums

Anyone have experience with Mount St Joseph Interview ?
Would like some info on mount st Jospeh’s interview process. Anyone out there that can help? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pavi09 Source Type: forums

Pressure question
At a specific depth in a swimming pool, a barometer measures the total pressure to be twice that of atmospheric pressure. If the barometer is now submerged to a depth that is twice its initial depth, by how much does the total pressure increase? A. 50% B. 100% C. 200% D. 300% A) 50% We can use the ratio technique to handle this percentage change type of problem. The relevant situation here is the relationship of pressure to depth: Ptotal = Patm + ρgh Applying this to the first depth... Pressure question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: arc5005 Source Type: forums

Getting Cs in classes
Will getting Cs in Neuro and GI systems affect my chances of getting residency with the merger? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Robin Clarke Source Type: forums

It Could Be Worse
This forum tends to be all doom and gloom...and as an anesthesiologist , it makes sense to me that this would be the general atmosphere given that what we do professionally is for all intensive purposes , risk management / risk stratification. Im doing a fellowship currently in a field which typically does not attract anesthesiologists. I'm surrounded by internal medicine / family medicine types and let me tell you ...I am SO glad I have anesthesia as an option. Medicine is a dump all... It Could Be Worse (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: divinemsm Source Type: forums

Anki: Making your own cards vs. using others
I don't really understand the new fad. M2s (and some M1s) keep talking about new Anki Step 1 decks that seem to be popping up on a regular basis. From Bros to Zanki to Torcky to godknowswhat. I've usually just stuck to making my own cards from FA/Pathoma/Costanzo but I'm beginning to think that maybe I'm missing out on something by not joining this new fad and maybe there is an advantage to using one of these public decks made by students who have proven to rock Step 1? What do ya'll think? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Henry101 Source Type: forums

Touro-NV MHS 2018-2019
Hi friends. Just got accepted to Touro-NV MHS program for c/o 2019. Thought to start a forum! Anyone else on the same boat? There's not that much information about the program. Can anyone shed some light please?? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: yinyang123 Source Type: forums

ACOM vs. CUSOM, 2017 edition
Hi everyone, I've been accepted to both schools and need to decide where to put down a deposit (and potentially attend) at this point. I have had interviews at other schools but I won't hear back before the deadline so here I am. I've read old threads on this topic but they were before the match. I think I know which one I want to choose but would like to rule out anything I didn't think of. I would also appreciate any suggestions on what to add to this list (both pros/cons) for others.... ACOM vs. CUSOM, 2017 edition (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: harkas Source Type: forums

How do MDs perform on COMLEX?
Has anyone ever done a study or something of how MD students might perform on the non-OMM sections of the COMLEX? Had an MD ever actually taken COMLEX, in any situation? I ask because it would be really interesting to gauge how schools teach to different tests. The USMLE is a “hard” test, and COMLEX is a “confusing” test - but would MDs do better on both tests, or would the type of teaching at DO schools better prepare a DO to score better on the basic sciences component? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Peach Newport Source Type: forums

USMLE Step 1 Study Schedule
I can provide you with a 12, 8, or 6 week study schedule for your step 1. My brother gave this to us and he scored a 259. My friend scored 254 on the exam using this schedule and I scored a 263. You can either send me a message for the schedule or post your email and I would be happy to discuss with you. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: maniacmath13 Source Type: forums

Choose your schedule in medical school
Hi, I'm sorry If this is a stupid question or has been asked before, but are you able to choose your schedule times in medical school like undergrad or do they give you a pre made schedule with the times? Also, do medical schools usually have class on Friday? I usually don't have class on Fridays in undergrad. Thanks in advance. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Max98 Source Type: forums

"Good riddance to the 'useless' student loan tax break"
From a genius financial writer (twitter @jakejakeny) posting on CNBC. Anyone agree? (His theory is that the deduction of student loan interest has been the driving force behind skyrocketing tuitions. I am pretty sure many medical students, pharmacy students, law school students, and any university students with loans and some income could use the deduction. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: guitar25 Source Type: forums

No Interview Offers Question
So guys, I was an early applicant to a lot of schools, mid July submitted, and I ended up receiving two rejections. Most of the schools have been stuck at Application Under Review or Application Complete. I'm not sure how the whole pre/post-December interviews are supposed to happen, but if I haven't heard from any schools by now should I begin preparing for whats next? I'm asking because I'm debating whether or not to look into a post-bacc program or pursue a career in biotech. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: askninetytwo Source Type: forums

Am I getting a good deal on 2015 DAT Destroyer?
Hi this is my first post, so forgive me if format is wrong. Someone is selling their 2015 DAT Destroyer & Math Destroyer for $50. I'm not sure if that is a good deal or if I am getting screwed over. I also didn't know who to ask. lol. Thanks in advance for the advice! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: iamapotato Source Type: forums

COMLEX 1 Tutoring?
Has anyone ever used the Medboard tutoring service? If so, please share your experience. Feel free to PM me if you'd prefer. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cgk Source Type: forums

Future career issues if diagnosed with depression?
I've tried searching for active threads with no luck. Im currently in my first semester of my PsyD clinical program. Unfortunately I have been hit with what appears to be depression. I am not suicidal in any way but have have some classic symptoms such as low interest, low energy, and concentration issues. Im thinking of reaching out to speak to some one and rule out other causes. But im afraid a diagnosis and especially treatment such as antidepressants will damage future licensing and... Future career issues if diagnosed with depression? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: John382 Source Type: forums

Application to Multiple Fellowships
Hello! I am an european trained doctor. I am currently applying for a fellowship. I want to do gyn onco which in Europe includes breast, so I'd have to do 2 fellowships. I would prefer to start with breast because I did my last year or resident training exclusively in the breast department so I feel very confident and comfortable about it. However the application process for gyn onco is in december cycle while the breast application doesn't even start until may. I understand that the match... Application to Multiple Fellowships (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rikku Source Type: forums

MCAT Prep
This is a really stupid question, but if someone never took the pre-reqs for med school, and just studied the MCAT/Kaplan science subject books inside-and-out, and learned everything from there, could he/she get a decent store on the MCAT? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Matrix207 Source Type: forums

To pre-pharm students and pharmacists
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacists.htm#tab-1 job outlook growth next 10 year, 3% lol, #rage, i sincerely hope this will discourage some of you pre-pharm people to look elsewhere, if its 3% now think what it'll be by the time you graduate sorry pharmd student ya came in at the wrong time discuss... go! edit: looked at dds, od, dpm all above 10% growth though i'm skeptical how some of these growth would occur as i have close friends in both dentistry and friend of a... To pre-pharm students and pharmacists (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Farcus Source Type: forums

Stats for the cheapest schools vs top tiers?
From what I've been reading for the past few days, most of the SDNers agree that going for the cheapest dental school is the best option. However, since the top dental schools look for very competitive stats and their tuition is high, is it really worth having such competitive stats if you're not thinking about going there? I'm a bit confused in what is considered a relatively "cheap" dental school and if its just as hard as into getting accepted into a top tier school vs "cheap" school.... Stats for the cheapest schools vs top tiers? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CbasCoC2016 Source Type: forums

3.68cGPA 3.58sGPA 510MCAT for UA (Phoenix or Tucson)?
This is a low-ball estimate for my GPA when I apply (summer 2018). At the moment I have 2 C's going onto my transcript, one in Orgo II and one in Physical Chemistry. To make up for that, I got an A in Biochem I the same semester as I got the C in P. Chem. Also estimating the MCAT based on practice exam 1 from AMCAS, and honestly if I got anything below this, I would probably not try applying to many MD schools. Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Global Health CuGPA: ~3.68 ScGPA: ~3.58 MCAT:... 3.68cGPA 3.58sGPA 510MCAT for UA (Phoenix or Tucson)? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: braxsch Source Type: forums

3.82 cGPA 3.69 sGPA 520 MCAT
Background: Will graduate this summer and will be applying to the 2018 cycle (Currently in 1st semester of Senior Year) School: Top 100 US News ranked. It's a private school. Idk if that matters. cGPA: 3.82 sGPA: 3.69 MCAT: 520 (Very strong trend, 3.4->3.78->3.99->hopefully 4.0 this year) I had difficulty adjusting to college during freshman year Ethnicity: Asian (Burmese/Taiwanese) SES disadvantaged Extracurriculars: Clinical: 300 hours volunteering at an underserved hospital since... 3.82 cGPA 3.69 sGPA 520 MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ZugZwang1215 Source Type: forums

Graduated with low GPA, out of school for 4 years now. What should I do?
I graduated with a 2.6 biology major 3 years ago and have been out of school since. After working, now I’m really trying to get into Dental school and not sure what steps I need to do. I’ve applied to some local graduate programs but have been denied. What should I do? What can I do to put me on a fast track to Dental school? Any advice is welcomed, thank you! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paxromanra Source Type: forums

Wamc
Hey everyone! New user here. I plan on applying next cycle. What do you think my chances are of getting in on my first try with these stats? cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS: 3.69 and 3.56 MCAT score(s) and breakdown: 504 (123 C/P; 128 CARS; 124 B/B; 129 P/S) State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US): Washington state Ethnicity and/or race: Black Clinical experience (volunteer and non-volunteer):... WAMC (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sweatytshirt Source Type: forums

What you guys to get relief from back pain?
I would like to know what you guys exactly do to get relief from back pain? I am selling the product Sandpuppy Fitbelt for back pain relief. Portable Wireless Intelligent Heating Belt for back pain relief | Wireless operation | Smartphone app-based control | Micro-Vibration feature (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sandpuppy fitbelt Source Type: forums

low albumin and dec renal perfusion
Why does low albumin state lead to dec renal perfusion? I don't find this intuitive at all. Can anyone explain this? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MudPhud20XX Source Type: forums

Distinguishing good from bad advice from advisors
Under the assumption that the majority of advisors mean well (I hope), how can pre-meds distinguish good advice from bad advice from an advisor? To those that have acceptances, or are in med school, or later in their careers than that, have you found your advisors to be helpful? Or did you get most of your advice from strangers on the internet? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: __AVI8R__ Source Type: forums

Looks like the least stressful school is Cleveland Clinic
I just heard that Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine doesn't require any exams! How is this possible? Does this mean med school there is a breeze for students because all they have to do is study for Step 1? How do they retain this knowledge without any exams Lastly, are there any other med schools that do this? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mariposas905 Source Type: forums

Leaving Internal Medicine
Hello everyone! I'm at a lost, and I really need advise. I am graduating from IM residency in 2018. During the past 2 years in residency, I realized I am starting to grow more and more upset about my decision. For internal medicine, visits are usually longer. There is a lot of talking and asking patients about their symptoms. If the visits are short, I am afraid that I would miss something in their labs or paperwork. Prior to medical school, I did a lot of ophthalmology research. I did... Leaving Internal Medicine (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eyeballzz Source Type: forums

One-Lung Isolation and Pt with a Tracheostomy
How would you isolate one lung in a patient with a tracheostomy? I recall doing this case as a resident and involved the use of a bronchial blocker. Don't remember the exact details. I think we just threaded the bronchial blocker through a port (a Uniblocker??) which hooked up to the pt's tracheostomy attachment which was connected to the breathing circuit the entire time. What is the difference between a Univent and a Uniblocker?? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drlee Source Type: forums

Host reimbursement
Do the med students who host prospective applicants get reimbursed at your school of is it volunteer? Just curious. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Doctorstudent555 Source Type: forums

Letter of Intrest
How much does a email/letter of interest affect your chances at an interview? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: smile matters Source Type: forums

Do medical schools offer a break between 2nd and 3rd year?
I would argue this is extremely important. Med Students are burnt out like crazy after the second year with conclusion of Step 1. And third year is crazy hectic. Do some schools at least offer a break in between second and third year? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LoveBeingHuman:) Source Type: forums