Atsu-soma vs lecom-sh
Anyone have thoughts and feelings on lecom seton hill and ATSU in Phoenix Arizona. I already have the deposit down at LECOM and was on my way back from picking out an apartment and also getting my white coat fitting but then I got a call from ATSU offering a seat. I wanted know what I should do. Independent of money. I like the price of LECOM but I enjoyed ATSU’s overall atmosphere and location better. If price wasn’t an option then which one would be a stronger program to go through and... ATSU-SOMA VS LECOM-SH (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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Best Resource for OMM on Comlex (Besides Savarese)?
Anything else that was particularly helpful on your comlex , etc? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: masterofnone101 Source Type: forums

List of COMSAE requirements at current DO schools
So far I have seen from other posters KCOM 450 COMSAE C UNECOM 500 COMSAE D (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jkdoctor Source Type: forums

Taking DAT this winter
Hello all, I decided to take DAT this winter, and I plan to start preparing for DAT now. I know it is pretty long preparation time, but I want to achieve the best score. I do not know where to start. Since DAT Bootcamp is only for 90 days, I am planning to get DAT Bootcamp before 3 months of DAT. Can you guys suggest me any plan? Where should I start? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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usmlerx / usmle rx discount code?
Hi peers Does anyone know of any usmlerx discount codes? Poor med student here and really interested in purchasing. Thank you to all! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 610doc Source Type: forums

3.6 cGPA, 3.45 sGPA
Hello everyone, This is my first post here, so hopefully I put this in the right place. I’m going to be graduating college shortly with a 3.6 cGPA and a 3.45 sGPA. I screwed around and lacked drive my first two years at school, but cleaned up my act for the last two years and got all As, so that’s why my GPA is rather low. As far as ECs, I have 700+ hours of non clinical hospital volunteering, 200+ hours of shadowing, and 200+ hours of clinical volunteering, in addition to being the... 3.6 cGPA, 3.45 sGPA (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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Updated coupon code for USMLErx 360 for 12 months??
Does anyone have an updated coupon code for a subscription to USMLErx 360 for 12 months?? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Junior56 Source Type: forums

is it possible to start cardiac surgery residency at the age of 45?
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Help me come up with a school list please!
Hello all, I will be applying this upcoming cycle, and am looking for suggestions on a school list. I'm in state in Georgia, so will be submitting an app to MCG, Mercer, and Emory. Outside of that, though, I'm still deciding. Here are my stats/involvements: MCAT: 511 (127/127/130/127) GPA: 3.81 (3.84 science) in mechanical engineering as a D1 football player in the ACC. Clinical Experience 65 hours shadowing in the ER and at an OB/GYN private practice (within the last 7... Help me come up with a school list please! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: yellowjacket18 Source Type: forums

NYU vs. Yale
I am currently making a really tough decision for NYU vs. Yale. I want to do academic medicine and have interests in Urban Health! Here are pros and cons Both - High STEP, STEP after clinicals, 1.5 years Yale Pros - Research, Thesis, Collegiality, P/F - Have some interests in policy, health equity, etc. - unique anatomy course - surgically based - a lot of my role models in the field of medicine graduated from there Cons - COA - 90K/year - P/F (maybe)... NYU vs. Yale (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ephemeralsunshine Source Type: forums

Should I re-take the MCAT again
I applied this cycle to 16 MD and 6 DO, got one interview MD "wait-listed" and two DO interviews " 2 rejects and one alternate" . My stats is 352 GPA and 506 MCAT Bio and Chem were pretty high (128) Pych (127) CARS(123). Should I reapply for next cycle with the these STAT or try to take MCAT again. I have did research, showing and volunteering for 11 months in undeserved community school system. Thanks you for the advice. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WLDR Source Type: forums

Underestimated my hours. Is my app too weak now?
I underestimated 25-40% for each activity to be safe. Is my application too weak now? Should I bring the hours up for any of the activities? 3 Community Service – Nonclinical: 455 + 232 + 54 = 741 2 Community service – Clinical 100 + 98 = 298 1 Hobbies: 999 1 Honors Awards Recognition: 0 2 Leadership - Not listed elsewhere: 108 + 288 = 396 2 Research: 162 + 88 = 250 1 Teaching/ Tutor/ Teaching Assistant 36 1 Paid Employment-Non-Clinical... Underestimated my hours. Is my app too weak now? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: icydragon123 Source Type: forums

Which loupes?
Hello, first of all, sorry for my bad english Why? I'm dentist since 2012 and I never worked with loupes but I decided to buy some to improve my work quality and my posture. I do omnipratic, I think my work is nice but when I take photos I can see many things that I cannot see with bare eyes, so I want to see everything now Which mag? I have tested some Orascoptic loupes and I have narrowed my choice between Eyezoom and Eyezoom Mini, I really like the fact you can change... Which loupes? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FrenchyDentist Source Type: forums

How to Screen Patients Without Establishing Doctor-Patient Relationship?
How do you screen patients without establishing doctor-patient relationship? And is it common practice to screen people before taking them as patients? Thanks. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AD04 Source Type: forums

What GPA is considered safe GPA for dental schools?
What overall GPA and science gpa are good enough from undergrad that don't need post bacc or master? Thank you (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AJAAJA Source Type: forums

MS in medical physiology at Case Western vs. IMS at Drexel (2018-2019)
I was accepted into both the MS in medical physiology at Case Western and the IMS at Drexel for this coming year. I am not sure which to pick. My eventual goal is medical school. I am looking for any information on either as well as anything to help decide between the two, especially from anyone who is in one of the programs now. Thanks in advanced! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MSADVICENEEDED Source Type: forums

Tips on what to eat for the MCAT?
I have my MCAT in a little less than 2 weeks. I am wondering, what would you guys suggest one should eat for breakfast/lunch for test day? I dont want to have to use the restroom during test day but also dont want to be hungry while taking the test. Any advice would be much appreciated. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BlueComet Source Type: forums

Ignore the National Rankings and Make Your Own School List
By AAMC Staff Yes, we said it, ignore those national rankings! You’ve probably already heard this, and you know deep down it’s good advice. But let’s be honest, it’s easier said than done. We try to remind students not to put too much emphasis on a school’s average GPA or MCAT scores and instead to look at their mission statements and focus on what matters most to them. Medical schools each have different values and goals, and it’s important to ensure your own interests align with the... Ignore the National Rankings and Make Your Own School List (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CaffeinatedSquirrel Source Type: forums

Questions regarding LORs
1. May we choose which of our uploaded letters go to which schools, or do all the uploaded letters go to all the chosen schools? 2. If there are discrepancies between the maximum number of letters allowed by certain schools, what happens if we apply with 5 letters uploaded to AMCAS to a school that wants no more than 3? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FigmundSreud Source Type: forums

International Student - strong GPA/weak MCAT
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Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: oxytocin16 Source Type: forums

SCCO alternate list
I've been on the alternate list for SCCO since my interview in December, I know they do the entire interview process and then formulate the waitlist. In December they said we'd know our spot on the alternate list in May, but an email they sent in Feb/March said we'd find out closer to end of April. Anyone else in this spot/ heard anything from SCCO? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: notadieselvolkswagen Source Type: forums

3.74 GPA, 515 MCAT (finance major)
Overall GPA: 3.74 (3.72 BCPM) MCAT: 514 Major: Double Major in Finance and Biochemistry, one of the highest ranked undergrad business schools in the country Work: Have worked in investment banking, private equity, Sales and Trading (currently have a Wall Street offer pending if I don’t get into medical school) Clinical Experience: Shadowed Endocrinologist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Internal Medicine Doctors. Volunteer at Hospital Research Experience: Assistant in university research lab EC:... 3.74 GPA, 515 MCAT (finance major) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: realmadridfan Source Type: forums

Somnia another predatory practice
beware of this organization, very predatory. for specifics email me and i will give you the lowdown. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: godfather Source Type: forums

Healthcare and diversity?
I was recently doing some internships papers and I came across around the question about what is diversity and how important is that in the healthcare field? Any thoughts or ideas? I definitely think it is a tricky question to weed out the average responses. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CbasCoC2016 Source Type: forums

School requires us to read big robbins
I'm a first year in a systems curriculum and we're about to start pathology. The pathology lectures from my school are outlines on how to read big robbins, so we basically won't be taught at pathology all and even some second years skip the lectures and just read robbins. But I'm an immigrant and grew up poor, playing sand instead of reading books, so I don't learn well reading. I feel like I learn a lot better from pictures rather than blocks of text. I'm wondering are there reliable... School requires us to read big robbins (Source: Student Doctor Network)
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POLL: Is this appropriate?
Gave professor an LOR request packet in person 4 weeks ago. She hasn’t gotten back to me yet regarding whether or not she will write it. Would it be appropriate to show up to her lecture tomorrow 15 minutes before class and the minute she comes in and settles down I can approach her and politely ask if she has made a decision? I'm not a student in her class. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LoveBeingHuman:) Source Type: forums

Good source for leukemia/lymphoma
No matter how much I go over these they don't seem to stick for some reason. I have a ton of trouble looking at a blood cell profile and figuring out what kinda leukemia they have. Anyone have a good source that worked for them other than FA/UW? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SynapticDoctah Source Type: forums

DO Schools Best For Me
Hello, Sorry if a similar question to this has already been discussed in the forums. I was unable to find anything that directly answered my question. I have an MCAT score of 500 with an undergrad GPA of 3.42 I am would like to get opinions as to the best DO schools who would take interest to me with these numbers. I know there are schools with no minimum MCAT scores or minimum GPA, and also schools who have minimum scores less than mine above. Any advice as to schools who regularly... DO Schools Best For Me (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medstudent1215 Source Type: forums

Pharmacist Cousin
I have a quick question. My cousin, who is a first year in pharmacy school is coming to visit this weekend for my sister's graduation. I have a pretty strong love hate relationship with them, and they are about as arrogant as can be. My question is, how do I gently put it that I'm better than them. I have a bunch of family coming as well, and I need to establish dominance with my entire family. Do I just outright roast their lack of medical expertise? Do I grill them with UWorld questions... Pharmacist Cousin (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rummie93 Source Type: forums

Lung SBRT Reirradiation
I've got a case of an 80yo F with good PS but non-operative candidate with a new stage I NSCLC within 1-2cm of a previously treated early stage NSCLC (50 Gy in 5 fractions in 2013). Original site shows no evidence of recurrence, and the lesion is clearly distinct from the old treatment site and with a spiculated appearance, so fairly convinced this is a new primary instead of a regional recurrence. The lesion is very peripheral (chest wall adjacent), so I am inclined to do another course... Lung SBRT Reirradiation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: thaddeus Source Type: forums

MD Schools Best For Me
Hello, Sorry if a similar question to this has already been discussed in the forums. I was unable to find anything that directly answered my question. I have an MCAT score of 500 with an undergrad GPA of 3.42 I am would like to get opinions as to the best MD schools who would take interest to me with these numbers. I know there are schools with no minimum MCAT scores or minimum GPA, and also schools who have minimum scores less than mine above. Any advice as to schools who regularly... MD Schools Best For Me (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medstudent1215 Source Type: forums

TNR Neighbor ’s Cats?
*I tried searching this topic and couldn’t really find anything but if you know of an already existing thread feel free to redirect me. There is an area of my neighborhood, a couple houses or so, where tons of cats hang out. Every time I drive by I see at least 3 and I’ve seen up to 10 at once. They produce kittens like crazy. I know that one man in one of the houses feeds them and the cats never really leave the two yards. So I’m not 100% sure that these cats are “owned” by him or if they... TNR Neighbor’s Cats? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: migc Source Type: forums

Glassdoor, the iconic job-hunting website, has been bought for $1.2 billion
More bad news for employers and job seekers! Glassdoor, the iconic job-hunting website, has been bought for $1.2 billion Glassdoor, the iconic job-hunting website, has been bought for $1.2 billion (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kevin.Mero Source Type: forums

Suggestions and Feedback
I retook the MCAT and improved my grade from a 495 to 500 in less than 5 months. I am a greencard holder from Egypt. Hence, a URM. I have been a medical scribe for 3 years now. Did research in Cairo University every summer for the last 2 years. Been on 2 medical mission trips. Volunteered with ER doctors during the arab spring. I lost 6 minutes of time during my MCAT and I have a letter from AAMC that proves so. I want to advice on what Med schools I should apply to. I am definitely... Suggestions and Feedback (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Hodzawy Source Type: forums

Back to pre-vet, which step to take next?
Hi everyone, I am 25 years old, non-traditional student. (Short background: went into college straight out of HS in 2011 with the goal of becoming a veterinarian or pediatrician. Failed first semester due to social anxiety/immaturity, dropped out 2nd semester. Worked full-time in food service for 4 years. Went back to community college in 2016 as pre-med, attended 3 semesters (mostly GEs/remedial prereqs) while working part-time, currently have a 4.0 GPA. Took spring 2018 off as I was... Back to pre-vet, which step to take next? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: danistarr Source Type: forums

Donation to UCI Medical School
Was wondering if anybody involved in admissions or residency programs could comment on the $200 million gift to UCI medical school from the Samueli's. The LA times ran an article titled "A $200-million donation threatens to tar UC Irvine's medical school as a haven for quacks" (I'd post a link but SDN won't allow me). Will UCI students be looked at in a negative light when it comes to matching? @LizzyM @gyngyn @Goro... Donation to UCI Medical School (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wg74 Source Type: forums

How do I make myself look better on paper
Long story short, I'm poor. My parents although working full time needed help taking care of my siblings and I so I had to work full time in college. I failed general chemistry 2 and got a D+ general physics 1. I previously took general physics 1 and withdrew so there's also a W on my transcript. I took physics 3 times. That's only because I was going to switch majors. I was originally a chemistry major and at my school chemistry majors take a "harder" general physics class. I was going to... How do I make myself look better on paper (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: metacarpal Source Type: forums

Pharmacist counselling is free..
I didn’t really think about this so far. Why is pharmacists’ counselling free? Doctors, Lawyers, NP, PA do get paid for any kind of service, right? But why not pharmacists? Don’t get me wrong. I love to counsel for my patients. But random people from other pharmacy just come by and ask tons of questions about their meds, their symptoms, and some random questions that go on and on and on.. Or some people wants counsel on the phone and ask literally million questions for 10 min.. I have tons... Pharmacist counselling is free.. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ineeddrug Source Type: forums

Publishing in a pre-print server
If one has a manuscript that is published in a pre-print server such as BioRxiv at the time of application (but not yet submitted to a real journal), is it acceptable to list this as a publication? It is unclear at what point in the cycle it will be submitted to a real journal. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wisconsin1011 Source Type: forums

Is getting all your ECs done a year before applying a red flag?
Basically started all my EC at the end of sophomore year and am applying at the end of my junior year. Dk if I shot myself in the leg or not Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mian97 Source Type: forums

Personal Statment... exchange/help
So I've been drafting my PS for two months now and still feel like it's missing something. I have hit the key points, but I still feel like it needs a little more oomph. (Besides the fact that I have over 150 words.) I could really use another set of eyes and would be glad to do the same. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wishfulone Source Type: forums

Applying w/ DUI Misdemeanor *please critique*
Hi, this is my first time posting, but I really just wanted some advice. I was arrested with a misdemeanor DUI a year ago, but I am still attempting to apply this cycle (2018-2019). And for the misdemeanor section this is what I put: I have been arrested once in my sophomore year of college, on 05/19/17 in Fairfield, CA. While driving from a concert in San Francisco back to Davis, CA I was stopped for speeding and unsafe lane change, but I was charged with a misdemeanor driving under the... Applying w/ DUI Misdemeanor *please critique* (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: QuestionHelp2019 Source Type: forums

bosnia residency
Hello. I am doing my residency in neurology 3rd year in algeria. I would like to do neurology residency in bosnia or austria. Would anyone please explain for me this pathways for non EU citizens, what are the requirements ??? Moreover i need to know about the neurology residency system in these two countries( hours of work, payement, ....) Thank you (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bora shi Source Type: forums

Biology Section Help
SO I was studying the biology section and I chose to follow the DAT bootcamp study guide. But I was wondering how good the information will be for the DAT? Does it cover everything needed? Or does it go too in depth? The Anatomy and Physiology section alone is 123 pages! Total it's 400 pages, and I have about a month to learn it all. Should I just use the 20 page shortened section from an AP book or what? I'm getting really nervous. Please let me know the best study strategy for biology.... Biology Section Help (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ss_pyt Source Type: forums

How do AdComs view graduate school GPA?
So this is a question I'm sure you all get on a regular basis, with posters usually asking about how favorably a good (3.7+) grad school GPA is received by admissions committees. Well, I'm coming from the other end to ask you all how much a red flag would a gGPA of ~3.40 for a hard science graduate program would be viewed. In my case, I'm currently enrolled in a 1-year "post-bacc" program in Anatomy and Physiology that offers graduate level courses taught by medical school professors and... How do AdComs view graduate school GPA? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: emongali Source Type: forums

CPJE May 2018
Took my exam 5/9 and I think I failed. I realize I got quite a few wrong after I took it. Anyway last batch was 5/4 so this one might take a while to get the scores. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Albo Source Type: forums

California bill seeks to impose communist-style price controls over doctors and hospitals
The commies in Cali are pushing a bill that would hand over all control of medical pricing to a 10 member committee. Note that I'm not talking about reimbursement rates for government programs like Medicaid and CaliCare, but that the price you could charge patients as a private doctor would be set by a group of 10 bureaucrats. It's total insanity. To get a grasp of how crazy this is, imagine instead that this legislation applied not to healthcare, but to the food and beverage... California bill seeks to impose communist-style price controls over doctors and hospitals (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Money Moniker Source Type: forums

Would anyone be willing to look over my disadvantaged statement?
I'd like some feedback on my disadvantaged statement. If anyone has had success with this in the past, would you please give my statement a look? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Rdriscoll Source Type: forums

Where to Live at PCOM
I was recently accepted to PCOM-Pa and would like to know where most students live. I hear Manni Yonk is a great place. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gastrdctr Source Type: forums