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Need advice - Non-traditional 29 year old
Hello everyone, I have some questions - if they have been answered earlier on these forums, I apologize for that. But after exhausting the search options, I still am in search of some answers. I am a 29 year old female. I reside in Northern Virginia (I'm on visa) with my husband, and I'm a Canadian citizen. I did my bachelors in Molecular Biochemistry and Math, and then finished my graduate studies (MPH program) in Biostats/Epi. Dental school has been on my mind for quite some time, and... Need advice - Non-traditional 29 year old (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: simply.me Source Type: forums

How important is turning in your application early?
I finish my semester at the beginning of May and I'm studying O-chem, Microbiology, and Physics. I was planning on taking the DAT mid May so that I get my scores back in the beginning of June and can turn in my application right at the beginning of the cycle. If I wanted a little more time to study and get volunteer/shadowing in, would it be significantly less advantageous to turn in my application mid-July or August instead? Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: akaopua Source Type: forums

Hello, It's me, Overwhelmed , speaking
Hello everyone, I am currently a second semester sophomore and I feel really overwhelmed about my prospects of dental school. I feel like I am not going to get into dental school with my scores and it is stressing me out. I see many students who have much higher GPAs than I do and I just don't see myself getting in. I want to achieve my dream of being a dentist so badly and will do anything to make it possible. There is no excuse for my low grades at all either... Background on me:... Hello, It's me, Overwhelmed , speaking (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kaydeedental Source Type: forums

Pre-Req the Summer Before Starting Dental School
I've seen some other threads on this topic, but none that were very recent, so I figured I would ask again. Let's say (hypothetically) I am starting dental school in the fall semester of 2019. Could I take 1 pre-requisite science class during a summer semester that runs from (ballpark) June 10-July 25, 2019? Thanks in advance for anyone's replies. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CrinkleCut Source Type: forums

***POST-BAC (East Bay, Berkeley, SFState)***
Hi! I’m a recent UCD grad and I’m applying to postbac right now. Can anyone gives me feedback on these 3 postbac programs? I’m applying for the upcoming cycle but I’m having a difficult time coming up with a pro/cons list. Any input would be valuable!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kit_kat10 Source Type: forums

What ENT programs am I competitive for/where to do away
Hello, I'm a 3rd year from a US MD school (not top 40) interested in Otolaryngology. Fourth year is just around the corner, and I was wondering if anyone can lend some insight as far as what tier of programs someone with my stats is competitive for. Also want to see whether or not away rotations at big name programs will be worth doing. Step 1: 244 3rd year grade: High Pass (top 20%) for Surgery/OB/Psych. Pass for FM and Peds. Haven't done IM. ... What ENT programs am I competitive for/where to do away (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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Is SMP necessary if gpa is 3.0+?
Right now I am sitting at a 2.94 overall and a 2.59 science gpa with almost all the premed prerequisites finished (used to be a 3.1 science gpa with old grade replacement policy). My last 60 hours have been>3.2gpa. I have plenty of upper level science classes that I can still take at least 24-28 credit hours. If I hypothetically ace my next 6-8 science classes that would bring my overall gpa up to a 3.10 and my science to a 3.02. If I paired this with a great MCAT 505+ would an SMP be... Is SMP necessary if gpa is 3.0+? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jedimuscle23 Source Type: forums

R.Ph vs. Pharm.D.
What is an R.Ph? Is it different from a Pharm.D.? One of the doctors I volunteer with is an R.Ph, not a Pharm.D. Is it still ok to get a LOR from him? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: star777 Source Type: forums

ophthalmology with limited/no research
I'm an MS1 interested in ophthalmology and a few other more competitive specialties. The problem is I have 0 interest in research. I'd much rather devote my free time to volunteer activities and hobbies I'm passionate about. I go to a top 20 and many of my classmates are super brilliant and really passionate about research and have already gotten involved with projects, which is stressing me out a bit because I haven't really even thought about getting involved in research. How hard will it... ophthalmology with limited/no research (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: premed1234567891011 Source Type: forums

How am I suppose to retain material long-term?
I'm taking the MCAT 3/24 and I'm 2 months into content review. I have a little over a month left cover the remaining portion of content. How am I suppose to remember the material that I went over at the beginning of content? Should I be reviewing my notes weekly? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: californiadreaming93 Source Type: forums

Ooo me next! MCAT 515, s/cGPA3.71
I've been delaying making one of these for some reason.. maybe I'm worried I'm being too optimistic.. s/cGPA: 3.7, top 15% of class if that matters MCAT: 515 (129/127/129/130) State of residence: Florida Ethnicity: Welsh Undergraduate institution: Top 40, the most infamous school for grade deflation lol Clinical experience: EMT ~375 hours Research experience and productivity: ~600 hours, no pub but will be defending a thesis in two weeks Shadowing ~50 by... Ooo me next! MCAT 515, s/cGPA3.71 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Welshman Source Type: forums

Starting USMLE Rx Questions
I am currently in my second year of medical school and have recently just started doing USMLE Rx questions. I have been doing pretty well in my classes however I am only scoring in the 40-50% range when doing questions from this question bank. Is it normal to be scoring this low when first starting off or is it something that I need to be worried about? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MemoryBcell Source Type: forums

Should I also take Step 2? Or just Level 2?
I'm a 3rd year DO student who is interested in applying FM. I scored well on Step 1 and Level 1, and I am debating whether or not to take Step 2 in addition to Level 2. I was told by my advisor that I probably wouldn't need to take Step 2 because of my current scores, but will I be hurting myself in the long run if I just take Level 2? I'm just worried that there is a chance I could dip in my Step 2 score. Please help!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: studentdoc43 Source Type: forums

UWorld Step 3 notes
Yeah I know, this is the Step 1 forum. But if anyone here wants an extra boost while on downtime, I've linked my UW3 notes here. But just as a reminder, for Step 1, don't go venturing off into 2CK or Step 3 land. For Step 1 you should literally just study Step 1. But if you want some extra side-reading e.g., on public trans, I thought some people might get something out of this. http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/usmle-world-step-3-pearls.1176035/ (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Phloston Source Type: forums

USMLE World Step 3 pearls
Spent the past 5 weeks going through the UW3 QBank and have taken notes accordingly. Hopefully this document can be of even minimal use for anyone out there preparing for USMLE Step 3. (and btw apologies for the random spelling typos in there, but notes are.. notes) Good luck, Phloston (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Phloston Source Type: forums

OOS Matriculants vs applicants numbers
Hello everyone! While making my school list I was thinking about the AAMC IS and OOS applicant/matriculant numbers. The table lists the % of applicants and the % of matriculants who are IS and OOS. Would it instead be better to calculate the number (not %) of OOS matriculants / number of OOS applicants? For example: -School A has 20 OOS matriculants out of 100 total in the class, with 2,000 OOS applicants. The % OOS matriculants on the AAMC table would be 20%, but the matriculation rate... OOS Matriculants vs applicants numbers (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ngpremed Source Type: forums

DAT Breakdown 24 AA (Studied 4 weeks over winter break!)
Hey guys! I’ve been on SDN quite a bit recently to get advice on the DAT so I felt like I should give back to the community! I took the DAT last Wednesday morning, and here are my reflections! Some background: I come from a fairly strong science background but finished my bio/chem/orgo requirements a year ago. I initially was going to dedicate last summer to take the DAT but unfortunately got really sick. Therefore, I decided the next best plan was to take the DAT after winter break (in... DAT Breakdown 24 AA (Studied 4 weeks over winter break!) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: laffytaffy19 Source Type: forums

Post-doc advice: Prestige vs future job stability?
Hello! I am currently an intern and like many others on this site, will be starting to interview for post-docs in a few weeks. For some background about my situation before I get to my question, I attended a well-ranked PhD program in clinical psychology. However, although the program was at a solid research university, it didn’t have the impressive ‘name’ cache of some school like say, Berkeley, Yale, etc. I plan on pursuing a clinical postdoc and career that mainly focuses on therapy and... Post-doc advice: Prestige vs future job stability? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: calvicorse Source Type: forums

Personal Statement Advice
I have drafted up and had revised my first draft of my personal statement. I find myself wanting to gear it towards emergency medicine as it is my goal in the end to be en emergency physician. I also feel like I should tie in more the experience that is the "attention getter" if you will. Though I do loop back around and tie it in at the end, I feel like it needs to be better incorporated into the whole thing. I am at about 4300 characters as of now so I have some room to add if necessary.... Personal Statement Advice (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NaloxoneHCL Source Type: forums

Anyone else hear from Boston University?
Hello! I just got an email today about my acceptance into Boston University’s DPT program with a Sargent Scholarship! Very excited, but also very torn because I have a sizable scholarship to Drexel University as well, which will make tuition at Drexel a good 30k less than Boston. So I was just wondering if anyone else has heard back from Boston University, and whether or not they are considering attending. I live on the west coast so I’ve never been to the BU campus, so if anyone has... Anyone else hear from Boston University? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DPTbound101 Source Type: forums

How to do well in Physio?
What are your suggestions for doing well in Physiology? Any good resources or supplements to use as I am studying or tricks you had while in first year? I know its less about memorizing and I am doing okay but I want to perform better. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DetroitDoc1993 Source Type: forums

Which graduate degree should I pursue?
Hi Everyone!, I am very interested in one day opening my own private practice and/or joining a firm. I am trying to find the best path. There is a lot to consider regarding different schools of thought, length of time, cost, job market, and projected salary. I am trying to find the quickest way to get to this goal while still being able to be competitive in the market. I have heard of stories of people getting degrees and them and their classmates unable to find jobs due to their degree... Which graduate degree should I pursue? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LittleC Source Type: forums

Evaluating the Advice from this neuropsych internship guide?
I recently found this guide to getting neuropsych internships while doing some research about internships and practica.... Evaluating the Advice from this neuropsych internship guide? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: psych.meout Source Type: forums

WashU St. Louis vs Case Western
What a cycle! I'm honored to have been accepted to both of these amazing schools, but I'm not sure how to choose what's right for me. I'm worried about moving to a place like St. Louis, but I also feel like the WashU name is going to give me more. Any thoughts on how to choose between these two schools? What factors would people look at? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chaim123 Source Type: forums

No Interviews, advice greatly appreciated
Hello, I'm an ORM from Michigan who hasn't received an interview invite. I was completed at all schools early to mid august in terms of secondaries being done. Below I will list everything that was on my application. sGPA: 3.57 cGPA: 3.68 (i don't know if it's worth noting I go to a top 10 grade deflating university) MCAT: 510 (129/125/129/127) Extracurriculars: 2000 hours of research under an MD/PhD with 2 poster authorships, 200 hours of hospital volunteering, and 50 hours of MD... No Interviews, advice greatly appreciated (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gradient5656 Source Type: forums

How hard is it to match gasteroenterology?
Hello, M1 here. I am just wondering how hard it is to match into a gasteroenterology fellowship. I understand that top programs are looking for publications, high step 1 scores and a high ranking IM residency program, but how about matching at all? (say into a mid tier or low tier program?). What would be the average Step 1 score ranges, and how much research is needed? Any help would be appreciated, thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FreeMarketTurtles Source Type: forums

Suboxone and Addiction
Throwaway for obvious reasons. 25 y/o MS2. I’ve been prescribed suboxone for the last 8 years after struggling with pain and painkillers through my teens. Heavily addicted, but well-managed with suboxone. I’ve come off it twice but always went back on for fear of relapse. Never “actually” relapsed because of the safety net. Going into clinicals and residency, I’m extremely worried about how this will effect my career. Literally no one can give me a straight answer, even my psychiatrist who... Suboxone and Addiction (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TommyDee Source Type: forums

LOR from English teacher
So an English teacher offered to write me an LOR; I took his class last year and he said I was great at writing so he'd like to write me one. He asked me to send any information I'd like to include on the letter... the thing is, what info should I include that's relevant for med school? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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How to use AAMC materials timeline
Hey guys, I'll be finishing up content review soon and will have about 7 weeks before my exam. I was wondering: 1. When I should take my first practice exam (will have 4 AAMC and 4 Nextstep and others if needed) 2. When/how should I incorporate AAMC materials 3. How often should I take practice exams. I still have phase III of TBR to complete, following SN2ed's schedule. If anyone could give a rough timeline of how they would do things, that would be great. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kris400158 Source Type: forums

Rutgers (Stratford) DPT 2021
Has anyone heard back from Rutgers yet? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Thekayalay Source Type: forums

What IM residencies am I competitive for?
Hey all, I was looking at doximity this weekend instead of studying for my shelf and wanted to get an idea of what tier programs I should be looking into. I want to go into internal medicine and envision myself doing hospital work at an academic program with some primary care on the side. Top 20 school Step 1 249 Probably won't take Step 2 until Oct All HP + 2 honors, I am in medicine clerkship now (give me honors pls), definitely not AOA 4 publications: 2 2nd author, 2 nth author, 1-2... What IM residencies am I competitive for? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: i_o Source Type: forums

Usc dpt
Hello my fellow comrades, I recently got accepted into USC DPT program and others as well. I express a strong interest in staying California, and USC is apparently the only choice that I have. However, the school's tuition is gargantuous! I was wondering if anyone would give me some insight whether the quality of education that you receive is worth my 2 kidneys & liver? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bleach Tastes OK Source Type: forums

Made an error on PharmCAS application?
I submitted my PharmCAS application on 12/8, it has verified as of 12/22, and was downloaded by the school last week. I was overlooking the application and realized that I made a mistake. I was a student teacher during the Fall 2017 semester, so I put that under experience. However, I forgot to put the end date. Since I was currently working as a student teacher as of the date of submittal, I had clicked "current". My question is, how do I go about this? Will this hurt my chances? The... Made an error on PharmCAS application? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: farmmajor Source Type: forums

Ketamine during a Bronchoscopy
So I'm a CA-1 and aware that I'm still a rookie in anesthesia. I've been taught in lecture/read in books that when you use ketamine you should anticipate an increase in salivation usually helped with the administration of Robinul. I was in a bronchoscopy last week when I saw an attending use a mixture of propofol and ketamine on microdrip tubing along with an LMA as the airway. He didn't use any Robinul even when the RN at bedside continually suctioned the mouth. I know that with all the... Ketamine during a Bronchoscopy (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DeadSpace Source Type: forums

Texas Heart Cardiac Anesthesia fellowship program
Any info/advice on how the program is? Any past Texas Heart fellows out there? How does it compare with the likes of CCF, Brigham and Duke, Emory? Thanks for your help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pumpblood Source Type: forums

math destroyer test 1 #10
question presents a circle in a circle (two circle sharing a common center). The inner circle radius = x inches. outer circle width = 6 inches. Find the expression that represents the area of the walkway in square inches. (area of inner circle + area of outer circle) - (area of inner circle) = area of outer circle (the area of the inner circle + area of outer circle) = (pi)(x+6)^2 (the area of inner circle) = (pi)(x^2) Book solution states that the... math destroyer test 1 #10 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ysurge19 Source Type: forums

Declaring a major w/o intent to finish it
Hi, I am a university graduate who is now back in school working towards medical school. Unfortunately, I am currently unable to get financial aid due to not having a major. I am thinking of declaring like a biology or chemistry major without the intent of finishing it, just so I can get the financial support I need to get through medical school pre-reqs. I was wondering if this could have any drawbacks? And would a medical school I'd be applying to see that I picked up a major and dropped... Declaring a major w/o intent to finish it (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: darlesthecharwin Source Type: forums

School list feedback
I'm making a potential school list for the upcoming cycle. Looking for any help or suggestions to improve my list. Stats: 3.8 GPA, 519 MCAT, bio major Ethnicity/gender: white male State of residency: Michigan ~170 clinical volunteering hours ~50 nonclinical hours (I think I said 70 in another thread, but I must have remembered incorrectly) ~40 shadowing hours 1000+ ROTC hours, multiple significant leadership roles Club officer for extracurricular clubs (100+ hours) Commissioning as an Army... School list feedback (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ngpremed Source Type: forums

Which university has a stronger undergraduate Biochemistry program: University of Miami or WashU?
Between these two universities, which of them has a stronger Biochemistry program/major? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ultrainstinctjjoy Source Type: forums

Any Canadian FM hospitalists here?
I was wondering if there are any Canadian FM hospitalists here. I have a couple of questions concerning the Canadian FM hospitalist model, especially in the small-town setting (let's say population 5,000-25,000). For instance how onerous the on-call nights usually are. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AlDante Source Type: forums

Are DO students almost guaranteed a residency spot somewhere?
So I came upon these stats regarding AOA residency spots post match 2017 Summary by Program Type There are actually 100s of unfilled spots post match which seem s pretty crazy. Does this mean if I fail to get anything in the ACGME I have nice backups waiting for me? I'm a 4th year Or do all these unfilled AOA spot get filled up during the month between AOA and ACGME matches? How fast would these positions fill up in the... Are DO students almost guaranteed a residency spot somewhere? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chasm-e-baddoor Source Type: forums

Pharmacist Burnout, Career change possibilities?
I was wondering if anyone else has considered switching careers to something other than pharmacy? Or anyone that has switched careers? What kind of things can pharmacists do besides teaching? I'm really not happy with the direction pharmacy is going. (I'll put my pharmacy background story as the first comment.) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PharmD727 Source Type: forums

Which university has a stronger undergraduate Biochemistry program: University of Miami or WashU?
Between these two universities, which of them has a stronger Biochemistry program/major? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ultrainstinctjjoy Source Type: forums

Which university has a stronger undergraduate Microbiology program: University of Miami or WashU?
Between these two universities, which of them has a stronger Microbiology program/major? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ultrainstinctjjoy Source Type: forums

Summer electives
Hey ,I’m a 4th year medical student from Belarus. I would like to enrol in summer electives in Dubai. Does anyone know a way of contacting or getting into any one these programs ? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Adlevine Source Type: forums

How long does it generally take for papers to be accepted?
Hello, I'll be applying this cycle and have a second author paper that is going to be submitted to Nature this month. All of the past papers in my lab have been accepted to Nature (around 8 or 9 since my PI is really well known in this field) so he's confident that this paper will be accepted as well. I put a TON of time into helping with the manuscript as well as with the experiments so I would really like to add this to my AMCAS in June, however, I'm not sure how long Nature takes to... How long does it generally take for papers to be accepted? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LordKek90 Source Type: forums

University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy, Class of 2022 Application
[deleted] Anyone who is applying for U of Iowa Pharmacy School Class of 2022 is welcomed to leave questions here. I want this thread to become a place for people like us to discuss any problems in the application process for this cycle. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sunnynuyn Source Type: forums