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Special USMLE Discounts for Prep Week 2017
In honor of SDN PrepWeek we're offering 25% off of all Med school and USMLE Audio products purchased through ApolloAudiobooks.com. At checkout use Discount Code SDN17 Valid until Sept 25, 2017 Individual courses Neurobiology & Neurology... Special USMLE Discounts for Prep Week 2017 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ApolloUSMLE Source Type: forums

Paid physician surveys
Anyone have experience with these? I got verified by brand yesterday and received one 15 dollar survey from them. Verified today by sermo and nothing yet. And another two I did pretty much silence on. How often do you guys get these surveys and from who? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: grapefruit17 Source Type: forums

Headphone for Lectures
I am looking for suggestions about buying a headphone, possibly noise-canceling, for listening to recorded lectures. I do not attend lectures, and my budget is $100 (for now). Should I just pay more for a pair of bose (300+) or beats (200+) for the long run? Appreciate the responses. Thanks. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DexterMorganSK Source Type: forums

Best way to get clinical hours for physician assistant?
Hi, I have 3 different opportunities and was wondering which one would look best and count for clinical hours for PA school. There is a position as a volunteer at a hospice, working as a medical scribe and working as a caregiver. Thanks for the advice! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: angie.19 Source Type: forums

FDA cracking down on unscrupulous stem cell clinics
F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘Unscrupulous’ Stem Cell Clinics (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Source Type: forums

Ap/np
So I'm an AMG MD applying for pathology residency. I did a post-sophomore fellowship with the pathology department at my school. However, my step scores aren't the best (209/242) and I'm not MD/PhD. I'm applying for AP/NP, but I'm worried I won't be what they are looking for. Do you basically have to have MD/PhD for AP/NP? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CoffeeDreamer Source Type: forums

12-lead EKG
I'm trying to understand the time frame of a regular 12-lead ECG. Please look at the image I posted. Does I, II, III, aVR, aVF, aVL, V1 to V6 represent the same "heart beats"? I was told in class that all vertically aligned QRS complexes represent the same heart beats. If that is true, then since we have a longer V1 on the bottom, does that mean all the leads were not taken simultaneously? I'm lost please ELI5 this to me. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 1stYearGunner Source Type: forums

Classes aren't hard.....what to focus on?
1.5 months into MS1 and so far it's not too bad (expecting it will get more difficult). I'm in the top 5% of my class without straining myself too much. Is there anything that would be higher yield for me to focus on instead of just my classes? After all, they are just P/F with no internal ranking. I feel like its too early to start thinking about step 1 and I don't have enough knowledge to really study for it yet. I'm aiming for some specialties that happen to be more competitive.... Classes aren't hard.....what to focus on? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Trailblazer45 Source Type: forums

Reporting USMLE and not COMLEX
My scores on comlex are considerably lower than my USMLE scores, applying ACGME anesthesia. Do I have to report my comlex scores? I am a DO btw. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Modoc Source Type: forums

Pt on 500 ts Dilaudid 8mg a month?? Dispense??
I got a RX, Dilaudid 8mg, 2 to 3 ts po Q 4 to 6 hr prn, #300 for 17-day supply. I looked at this pt's history, pt has been filling 300 ts every 17 days and has been like this for over a year according to CURES. She is also on MS Contin. My RPH manager filled for her before, but he is on vacation. I refused filling this RX. She called here again and again and argued why my manger could fill for her, but I would not. I faxed the dr and requested detailed clinic notes and treatment plan, though... Pt on 500 ts Dilaudid 8mg a month?? Dispense?? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: fxok425 Source Type: forums

Neurology Match 2018
It's this time of the year again! I copied and pasted this interview invitation list from the stickied Neurology Match 2017 thread. Let's have fun! Albany Medical Center Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Program Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Education Consortium (AGH) Program Baylor College of Medicine Program Beth Israel... Neurology Match 2018 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ibn Alnafis MD Source Type: forums

Medscape Publications?
Hey all, What impact, if any, would editing/publishing medscape articles have on the admission process? I might come out as a 2nd author for a few articles on some diseases, and am curious if these would compare to academic publications at all in this process. Please let me know! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: younggotti Source Type: forums

How much of a relationship do you need to have with your prof to get a "good" LOR?
The common advice is to go to office hours and make a good impression. I'm having trouble understanding how much of an impression I need to make. I'm confident all of my professors know who I am. I sit up front and I participate in class. I go to each professor's office hours once or twice. Not more because I have limited time and if I understand the material I feel awkward dropping in for no reason, especially if it's clear they're busy with research or other things. Is it enough for them... How much of a relationship do you need to have with your prof to get a "good" LOR? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: aimstosneeze Source Type: forums

Finding a job at a different state
I'm in my last year of pharmacy school in Connecticut, however I want to move to the bay area. For past several months I have been working at an independent with no other work experience besides ippe/appe. I have a career fair coming up, but don't know how I would go about looking for a job in the bay area. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gothamsfinest Source Type: forums

Official New EM Programs List 2017-2018
I thought it may be a good idea to crowd-source a list of newly formed or newly ACGME accredited EM residency programs as we now enter the new application year. If you're aware of a program that's new, or one that isn't participating in ERAS because it is so new, throw the name up on the board 1. Wellstar Kennestone (Marietta, GA) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cubanlink Source Type: forums

UH Hilo 2018
I haven't seen anything around about UH Hilo lately and I was wondering if anyone else plans on applying to this school or has already applied and are waiting for an invite? And maybe stats? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cody8oh8 Source Type: forums

what's your morning routine?
Roll out of bed and go to work (maximize sleep) vs wake up early/eat breakfast/read/coffee/ect...? I alternate between the two and curious what others are doing. What makes you perform the best at work. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TorpedoSN18 Source Type: forums

General surgery with my stats
Hi all, just want a quick opinion on my chances of General surgery. MS3 at an average US MD school. Not ranked but i'm probably a little below 50% rank. Step 1: 225 2 publications Surgery clerkship: Pass No red flags Would like to be in california or west coast. But more importantly i want to be in urban area if california is not possible. What should I be prepared for in order to match successfully in GS? Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tankwh1 Source Type: forums

Is it okay if you don't study for PRITE?
My first go intern year I didn't study because I was doing internal medicine and didn't have time. I would basically sleep as soon as I got home. This year, while busy, is not so bad, but I simply do not feel any urgency in doing it. Am I creating problems for myself in being nonchalant about this? Does anyone really care? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ExcaliburPrime1 Source Type: forums

2018 Application Cycle helppp
I just submitted my application last week now I'm waiting for it to get verified and I am wondering what you think my chances are of getting interviews. (and is this considered late in the cycle) OAT - AA/RC/GC/QR/PHYS/BIO/OC/TS 330/370/320/360/300/310/330/310 GPA - 3.1 worked at two different practices for 8 months, shadowing, undergrad research on dementia, volunteering ive applied to ICO, NOVA, PUCO, Midwestern (AZ), SCCO, NECO coming from Canada I hope everything transfers over... 2018 Application Cycle helppp (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: canadianODhopefully Source Type: forums

unsure about patient - malingering?
When do you start to suspect a pt is malingering? Pt is 41yr old female. Diagnosis is unsure at the moment. Has a long history of hospitilizations for SI / depression. One suicide attempt 2 years ago. Reported history of psychosis over the last 10 years that she has been known to our service. AVH / delusions / paranoia. Tried on several AAPs but discontinues before they have the chance to work due to "side effects". Tried typicals but again is non compliant. Appears delusional but... unsure about patient - malingering? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SoulMan Source Type: forums

Howard University Anatomy Requirement
Hey guys, So I'm planning on applying to Howard next cycle, but they require a course in anatomy from undergrad, which I do not have. However, my masters program is specifically in anatomy. Does anyone know if that would fulfill their requirement? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: underdog99 Source Type: forums

2017 QE Pass Rate
Just noticed the pass rate for this year's QE was 90%! Congrats to everyone who rocked it! I am glad to see this. Do you think this is more a change in mindset with the ABS? Curious what others on this forum think... General Surgery Exam Pass Rates | American Board of Surgery (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: newenglander Source Type: forums

Video on Bipolar II versus Major Depressive Disorder
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Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gita1952 Source Type: forums

Do I have any chance?
Guys, would I have any shot at maching into any descent radiology programs. My stats are: School - Top 5 US medical school Step 1 - 228 (I was very disappointed in myself ) Step 2 CK - 245 Clinical grades - 1/2 HP's and 1/2 P's, H in radiology elective rotation Research - 3 abstracts presented at national medical conventions and 1 poster, 1 abstract and case study on the way LORs - 3 very strong letters from radiology faculties at our school and one of my PI's ECs - 1 leadership... Do I have any chance? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bigthing0 Source Type: forums

Anatomy Question: Right-, Left-, Co-dominant circulation
Hi all, I'm having issues on "deciding what source to trust." The topic is left-, right-, and co-dominant circulation. Also, I'm a bit confused as to where the AV nodal artery, SA nodal artery, and PDA originate from. Question #1: What determines right-/left-/co-dominant circulation? Is it the PDA, or the AV Nodal Artery? Some sources (Lilly's Pathophysiology of Heart Disease 6E, USMLE First Aid 2017) say it's the PDA. In other words, if the PDA comes from the RCA --> right dominant, vice... Anatomy Question: Right-, Left-, Co-dominant circulation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: awkko Source Type: forums

Mailing address changes
I may have a dilemma about my mailing address... I will be moving in Jan/Feb of 2018 (but do not yet know my new address). How important is your mailing address on doctoral applications, when most communications are via email? Also, I would list a permanent address, but my parents are in the process of retiring, and have moved from our family home. Has anyone else had this dilemma? What is the best way to handle mailing address changes, so close to application time? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: autumn7 Source Type: forums

ico HOLD
my application was put on hold waiting for review of my fall grades...they said they had a lot of positives from my application. I am really worried should I take this as a rejection? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: faneyes Source Type: forums

Choosing to go for additional courses in person
I have a bit of a dilemma that I really need to make on my own but can't seem to grasp both options. I have applied to vet school already for Fall 2018 and am currently taking 13 credits online through CSU while working full-time. This semester, I am taking my last remaining prerequisite as well as other classes (like anatomy and histology) that I know will help for vet school. My debate now is whether I should go to Colorado for spring to take additional classes to help me prepare. If I... Choosing to go for additional courses in person (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: clinicalscience808 Source Type: forums

Planes2Doc's Ultimate Guide to Final Fantasy 7, Medical School Purgatory, & Typical Pre-Med Missteps
There are only two kinds of successful pre-meds: 1. Those that make into medical school. 2. Those that drop the pre-med track soon enough to embark on a new path and become successful. There is NOTHING in between, and there is no consolation prize waiting for you if you don't have that acceptance in hand. All of those volunteer hours, the entry-level clinical job that you don't need a college degree to do, what do they mean when it's all over? They are an inconvenient truth... Planes2Doc's Ultimate Guide to Final Fantasy 7, Medical School Purgatory, & Typical Pre-Med Missteps (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Planes2Doc Source Type: forums

Anyone else here an embarrassment to their culture? How y'all doing?
I'm 27. I won't be ready to start med school till I'm at least 30-31 because of how long it's going to take fix my absolute dog**** of a GPA. To me that's old because I won't be able to get married, buy a house, or have kids till I'm 40. I know plenty of people do that during med school and residency, but I want to be able to provide a comfortable lifestyle for my kids and I think having children as a med student or a resident where you have no time or money is just irresponsible parenting.... Anyone else here an embarrassment to their culture? How y'all doing? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: UncleJiBhai Source Type: forums

Boss Writing to Interviewers
My boss (a physician) says he would like me to give him the names of faculty I interview with so he can personally write them, if he knows them, to lobby on my behalf. Of course I'm incredibly appreciative of him offering to do this, but is it a good idea? I should also note he has already written a letter of rec for me (of course I'm aware many interviewers don't see letters). (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: throwaway3000 Source Type: forums

Freida login?
Hey all, I can't seem to login to the Freida Online. Really frustrating at the moment. Would anyone be able to help me out? Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: eagles1234 Source Type: forums

Feeling hopeless after seeing everyone else's GPA. Can I still get in?
I'm applying to PT school this cycle, and I feel as if my stats are very weak as compared to some of the others that I've seen for this cycle. University: University of North Texas Major: Kinesiology Overall GPA: 3.31 Pre-Req GPA: 3.3 GRE: 152 verbal 155 quant 4.0 writing Extra-Curric: Research assistant in a sports psych lab, authored a publication on plos one, worked in home health settings as a caretaker of special needs children, intramural sports, trained listener on 7cups (100 hours),... Feeling hopeless after seeing everyone else's GPA. Can I still get in? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: blackmamba1999 Source Type: forums

Preparation for Psychiatry boards
What are the best books or materials for preparation for psychiatry board certification (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dreeyjay Source Type: forums

X-ray tech to MD
Hey all, So I'm a 27 year old RT(r) who's been working at a level 2 trauma center for about 4 years. I've been taking courses for about 2 years part time with plans on applying to PA school after completing my bachelors and pre-reqs. However, I've decided to pursue medical school instead at this point. CumGPA~3.2 I still have, well, basically all of my med school pre-reqs to go. I completed my associates in radiography, and am about 4 semesters away from completing my bachelors through... X-ray tech to MD (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mattbonner Source Type: forums

Tired of School
Im in a bit of a sticky situation so Id appreciate it if you listen to me and try to offer advice rather than meme me thanks guys Im a first semester med student at a DO school and im exhausted. I didn't come in expecting it to be easy , and Ive put in a good amount of effort, some of my classes are going well (A in biochem), some mediocre/just passing (embryology ) and then anatomy which after exam 1 im probably failing. There's just too much to memorize for my brain to handle and I'm... Tired of School (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CaptainJackSparrow83 Source Type: forums

Why does the University of Vermont ask about speeding tickets on their secondary?
The University of Vermont asks you to specifically list speeding tickets you've gotten in the last 5 years on your secondary application. Why? Is it because some states consider speeding tickets to be misdemeanors so they just want them in case you get accepted and they do a background check and they come up there will not be any surprises? Or are they looking for a pattern of disregard for the law, like getting many tickets indicates someone who is disrespectful of regulations and won't... Why does the University of Vermont ask about speeding tickets on their secondary? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MTRN406 Source Type: forums

Struggling in OT school
Has anyone else struggled in their first semester of OT school? I have been spending every waking hour preparing for exams, papers, and other class projects. I understand that this is graduate school, but I've never had to study this much in my life. I feel incredibly overwhelmed with all of the material presented in my courses. Anyone else experience this? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lao27746 Source Type: forums

Non-trad changing from PA to MD/DO route
I turn 27 next week and I still have 2.5 years of school left, even though I have enough credit hours to be a junior. I was originally an engineering major. Long story, won't get into it, but I became an EMT and started on this path and fought back and forth whether I wanted to be a PA or go full on and be a physician. I have updated my spreadsheet to what I can expect. The one thing that I've realized after researching my university is that I can't take biochem over the summer, so that kind... Non-trad changing from PA to MD/DO route (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stonestang Source Type: forums

Classroom behavior
There is lots of chatter during several of my classes, especially when the professor is lecturing. I want to know if this is normal for medical school? It gets to the point that I can no longer understand what the professor is saying. Every time the students are told to keep it down, it only lasts for so long before they are talking during lecture again. It just seems disrespectful. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tozanzibarbymotorcar Source Type: forums

DAT destroyer
hey, So I'm re-studying for the DAT, and I have the 2016 version of DAT Destroyer? Are there any major differences between the latest version and the 2016 version? I'll be re-taking the test sometimes in January or February... early March at the very latest. Any thoughts? Thank you all so much! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dentluv1 Source Type: forums

Journey from IMG to Intern
I have got a lot of good advice on this website and I had promised myself that if I ever do find a spot, I would write about how I got there in an attempt to give back in a small way. But lo and behold, when the time did come, I got busy and kept procrastinating. Selfish eh! I may have also put it off because there can be backlash here sometimes. Now I am finally getting to it and sharing my journey from IMG to intern in hopes of helping someone. I hope it is taken in the right spirit. I... Journey from IMG to Intern (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: imgtointern Source Type: forums

Hate For Corporate/DSO Dentistry Misguided
When I graduated in 1993 and moved to a large urban city .... ask me how many jobs were available back then. ZERO. There were no Corp/DSO companies back then. I literally went to lunch with an established Ortho and bought myself a job. He wasn't even looking to sell that practice. He had two. Now ...recent grads have many Corp jobs as their disposal. Nice safety net if you ask me. Corp/DSO quality of dentistry poor? Well .... who is doing most of the work? New grads. Not their... Hate For Corporate/DSO Dentistry Misguided (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 2TH MVR Source Type: forums

The future of Optometry
So I've been exploring the forum for a while now and I have to say, I'm utterly confused regarding the future of the profession (going off of what I read anyway). I was hoping current Optometrists or Optom students could give honest answers. I understand there are so many factors that play a role when considering certain things like salary but overall, I would appreciate unbiased answers (whether for or against the profession). And just to clear things now- I do intend to apply to optometry... The future of Optometry (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mimi625 Source Type: forums

EPPP Studying Thread
I thought I would make a more recent thread of those of us who are studying and intending to take the EPPP either in Fall 2017 or sometime during the upcoming winter. I've found older threads on this topic very informative related to what resources to purchase and how to organize studying -- but the most recent thread I could find was from 2012. For myself, I have recently purchased the online AATBS exams and scored a 60% on my first attempt. I've read less than half of the study manuals at... EPPP Studying Thread (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: KateSpade05 Source Type: forums

Class of 2021
This thread is for those graduating in 2021. Post your concerns, questions, study tips, resources, etc. Congrats & hoping the best for all of us (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DexterMorganSK Source Type: forums

MD Rejections 2017 2018
Post any schools that you know started sending rejections here. It's just nice to know when to expect to hear bad news too, or if some schools just wait on it. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: The8 Source Type: forums

Are medical trips worth it?
Have the option to go to South Africa to do some medical work with fellow classmates for 2,700 bucks, Himalayas for 5,000 bucks, peru for 3,000 bucks, and some others. Like most students, I don't have a lot of money....I love traveling and could definitely see it being fun, but am I missing out if I don't go on these trips? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: exacto Source Type: forums