What cultural experience defines you as being Hispanic?
This is my second post just clarifying the cultural background and what is appropriate to put down in the AMCAS. What kind of experiences make you Mexican, for example? Is it just having a genetic lineage to Mexico, or is it more of cultural experience (i.e. if you are white but lived/grew up in Mexico for 10 years). Would both be considered Latino/Hispanic? Again, just asking questions for others who might have them. I am not saying this applies to me. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Joobaroo96 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

I've become aware that many US students/doctors don't know of the different type of pathologists besides clinical/anat pathologists and forensic path
The following thread made me realise this Metabolic medicine? I read that chemical pathologists and IM can specialize in metabolic medicine. I just stumbled accross this yesterday and found it quite intriguing My questions are: What do you guys treat and do, typical work and patient contact? All I hear its a relatively newer subspecialty and that they... forums.studentdoctor.net Other specialties of Pathology are: Chemical pathology which i kind of explained in the link above. - can specialise in metabolic medicine Haematol...
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tman507 Tags: Pathology Source Type: forums

MCAT Timeline Advice
I'm a transfer student at my university, and my classes have been a little messed up. I'm in my junior year and currently taking Organic I, Physics I, Genetics. Spring semester I've got Organic II, Physics II, and Biochem. As for the MCAT, I'm thinking about two options: 1. Finish this semester and start studying over Christmas break. Next semester take Organic II and Physics II; cut out biochem to allow more time to study. Take the MCAT in May to submit an application this cycle... MCAT Timeline Advice (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Xstu-97 Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

No Gap Year?
How viable would it be to not take a gap year? I wont have completed physics II and possibly sociology/genetics by the time I take the MCAT, and I want to obviously score well, but I also really don't want to take a gap year. I would self study for about 2 months. DO MCAT scores are typically around the 502 mark, so that gives a bit more wiggle room I suppose. So from past applicants, what is your experience with the MCAT and app cycle without a gap year? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Doktor_dud3 Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

Would you suggest to continuously review course material from anatomy, genetics, etc. to help lighten learning load in medical school?
This may be a dumb question, I’m sorry. I was just wondering if it would be beneficial to me to review courses, such as; anatomy, genetics, cell bio, physiology, biochemistry, etc. I have read about a lot of Medical Students who said that taking these classes helped them when they were having to learn it in medical school but because their memory faded a bit, it wasn’t as helpful as it could have been if they were able to recall more. Especially with anatomy because there is so much... Would you suggest to continuously review course material from anatomy, genetics, etc. to help lighten learning load in medic...
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medschooldream9098 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Should I take Genetics before applying to dental school?
Hello, I am a Sophomore who is planning to apply in Junior year. How important is taking Genetics before dental school? It is not required by any of the dental schools but recommended to take by many of them. I have a lot of courses to complete since I changed my major last semester so I was wondering if I need to add it in my class layout for the next 3 years which is already bursting with classes. P.S. Also, what do you think about applying in Senior year? That means more time to prepare... Should I take Genetics before applying to dental school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jw06 Tags: Pre-Dental Source Type: forums

The MCAT: Where TF do I start?
Hi guys, I've been dealing with a lot lately, trying to get myself calmed down before college starts back up in a week (Senior I). I may take a few days just to compose myself before sprinting into worrying about yet another standardized test (which have been an nemesis of mine in the past). I'm having severe pre-mcat anxiety. I don't even know where to begin. My general chemistry courses and microbiology course will be this semester, which ends in December. My genetics and... The MCAT: Where TF do I start? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: fruitcake2511 Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Re: Quality of dietary fat and genetic risk of type 2 diabetes: individual participant data meta-analysis
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Strengthening my app
As someone who needed to reinvent, I started my post-bacc at my local state college(what Fl calls community colleges now) with a 3.04 GPA approximately 1.5 years ago. I'll only have a few upper level sciences when applying. I'll be taking Biochem I and II at my state college, and I'm looking to take possibly genetics and micro at the closest university as I'll have a lighter course load to allow for a commute when I'm preparing for the MCAT. My goal is to apply next year. Is raising from a... Strengthening my app (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DocOrBust2019 Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

Mid-Late 20's, Tech Sector, 2.5 GPA, 523 MCAT
Hello, long-time grad hoping for advice on what to do next. Background I did extremely poorly in my undergraduate studies, but through sheer luck, managed to land a position at a large tech company. I was always interested in machine learning, and after 1.5 years, I got accepted into a ML focused team. From there, through a colleague's research, I became enamored by the intersection of ML and genetics. I decided that I wanted to further my education in genetics, and figured... Mid-Late 20's, Tech Sector, 2.5 GPA, 523 MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bobatml Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

Re: Quality of dietary fat and genetic risk of type 2 diabetes: individual participant data meta-analysis
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Schools for Mol Bio + Genetics MD/PhD
Hello everyone, I am (re)building my school list for this year's app, and I am looking for medical schools with strong Mol Bio + Genetics graduate programs. I know about the big players (Stanford, Harvard, Baylor, JHU, Penn) and PIs in my specific field, but I am looking for programs that I may have missed to round out my list. Thank you! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Silence_Water_Hope Tags: Physician Scientists Source Type: forums

Advice on how to prepare/succeed in these courses?
Hey guys, I just finished a good summer term, and I'm starting my Fall semester in about a month. I was going to self-study a ton of chem foundations to be prepared, as I've never taken a chem class in my life; but apparently my uni is making me take a short course to cover the essentials beforehand, so that's off the table. Does anyone have any tips for these classes?: General chem 1 w/ lab Calc 1 Genetics Ecology Study tips, outside recourses, personal experiences, strategies... Advice on how to prepare/succeed in these courses? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jayal Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Limits Where to Apply?
Long story short, struggled freshman year as a pre-med trying to balance classes and D1 athletics while also missing 3 weeks of class due to Mono (C's in intro Bio I and II and Chem I and II). Rebounded well sophomore year and onward (besides C's in orgo) and ended my final undergrad semester with a 3.9. A's in Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology, Neurobiology. B's in Cell Biology, Histology and Inorganic Chem. Will need to take/retake 2-4 classes in the next 1-2 years before I apply... Limits Where to Apply? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jr1794 Tags: Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ] Source Type: forums

Environments Influence our Genetic Blueprint – the Need to Think about Systemic Interdependencies
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

No genetic link to depression!
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

GPA3.6/520 Help with School list :)
Stats: 3.648 cGPA and sGPA 3.60 (KY resident) got a couple of Cs in freshman year because of personal reasons 520 MCAT 2 Research Experiences (w/o posters) Volunteered in ER and Community Clinic; Scribe; Military Medic College Peer tutor; Genetics TA; private high school tutor; Student note taker Treasurer of Biology Honor Society Shadowed in surgical specialties, Emergency Med and other outpatients, also dentistry Any advice? Thank you. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ainz Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

What do you think?
I'm trying to get in an MD program this application cycle. URM. cGPA- 3.39 sGPA- 3.2, retaking MCAT in August. Over 1000 hours in a clinic with direct patient care as a BH coordinator, 500+ hours shadowing a Dermatology FNP. Volunteer/Leadership 500+ hours, LOR from organic chem teacher, genetics teacher, and the FNP. LOR very strong (includes family death, father's loss of job, previous self-harm). If I score well enough on the MCAT do I have a shot? My top choice is Meharry Medical... What do you think? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: srm1433 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Harvard HMX
Anybody have any opinions on the program? Basically, Harvard is offering online biochem, genetics, physiology, and immunology for a certificate of completion, geared towards those interested in medicine. It's $1800 for all 4 classes, and each class is 10 weeks long. There's various registration periods. They're saying this is the first year this has been open to the public, and beforehand it was for soon to matriculate med students. HMX |... Harvard HMX (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: xXVoicesXx Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

At $2 Million, New Novartis Drug Is Priciest Ever
Novartis said it plans to price its recently approved gene therapy at $2.125 million, making it the world’s most expensive medicine. www.wsj.com Novartis slaps $2M-plus pricetag on newly approved gene therapy Zolgensma—and cost watchdogs approve Industry watchers have been speculating for months about just how high Novartis would price gene therapy Zolgensma—and just how payers would cover the "transformative" spinal muscular atrophy trea...
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lawper Tags: Topics in Healthcare Source Type: forums

Re: Ticagrelor plus aspirin versus clopidogrel plus aspirin for platelet reactivity in patients with minor stroke or TIA - uncertain interactions between genetics, HOPR and clinical outcomes.
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Source: BMJ Comments - June 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Retaking Genetics?
Hi guys! I have a bit of a conundrum. I’m a post-bac student working full-time as a clinical research assistant. In undergrad, I minored in biology (not pre-med), so I took several bio classes then...but that was 3 years ago. I took genetics my senior year of undergrad (2016) and got a C+. That will satisfy pretty much all of the schools I’m looking at that require it specifically. My advisor is encouraging me to retake genetics this summer for the purpose of increasing my gpa and... Retaking Genetics? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: KellyBee Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

MD school list help- I have a low GPA
Hello there, I am a junior majoring in Genetics and Biochemistry and I need help doing a list for MD because I am kind of freaking out that I might not be as competitive. Thanks Current situation: cGPA- 3.45 - up trend sGPA- 3.15 MCAT- not yet, but soon- I want at least 515 Research- 2 years of research since I was a freshman, I am currently in two labs and they have come together to do a research that I am the one in charge of everything. The research is mainly done with Zebrafish... MD school list help- I have a low GPA (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alejo0413 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

TA as volunteering?
I was a TA for Genetics class this last year as well as have tutored chemistry, Biology, Ochem, Biochem and physics for a year and a half. None of it was for credit or pay, however I will have an LOR from the TA professor. Should I put this all under the teaching/TA tab or non-clinical volunteering? I guess, more fundamental question: do ADCOMs skim the categories titles for the “checked boxes” (Which I have not tried do do, although I have at least 1 EC in each category>25 hours...) to... TA as volunteering? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MemeLord Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

MCAT Blind Test
Hi, I did an AAMC Practice Exam blindly. Here are my results, I am kind of upset but I hope that they can go up. Again, have not done ANY studying. Phys/Chem: 125 CARS: 122 Bio: 121 Psych/Soc: 118 The chemistry section was fairly easy, I like chemistry, there is a lot for me to learn, I am weak in physics CARS passages are my weakest in the ACT from high school Bio: My biochem professor tried to cover the whole text in one semester, didn't do in detail and it seemed like a lot of genetics... MCAT Blind Test (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MisterTO Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Orgo and A & P help!!
Hey all. Next Semester I will be taking Organic Chemistry 1, Human A&P 1, and Genetics (Along with 2 other minor 3 credit classes I'm not too worried about) all in one semester. I was wondering how many hours/week I should expect to study for Orgo and anatomy. For Genetics, I know about 2 hours/day should work. How many hours/day do you think I should study for A&P and Orgo? I know for Orgo, practice is key and takes up a majority of study time. Should I plan on studying 3 hours/day for A&P... Orgo and A&P help!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bc3699 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Re: Keeping it in the family: consanguineous marriage and genetic disorders, from Islamabad to Bradford
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

521 MCAT, 3.85 sGPA, 3.7 cGPA career changer
Hello SDN, Looking to narrow down my school list from around 40 to 30 hopefully. 400 clinical, 400 nonclinical volunteering at substance abuse clinic for the past 4 years. 500 hours of computational genetic research and currently working on my own project for publication. 521 MCAT, 3.85 sGPA, 3.7 cGPA after taking all my prereqs with 50 credits of 4.0. 75 hrs shadowing - ER, Psych. Coming from a non-medical field where I started, built and recently sold a small business. My main question... 521 MCAT, 3.85 sGPA, 3.7 cGPA career changer (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: towardtheward! Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

What's my chances at DO?
Hi everyone! Im a senior in NY and wanted to post another what are my chances because graduation is coming closer and my anxiety is on the rise lol. Current cGPA: 3.49 Current sGPA: 3.19 I have some volunteer, shadowing, and club activities that I have been involved with. I do have a huge financial disadvantage which did cause me to work my entire 4 years of undergrad. I got a C in orgo and a C+ in genetics in my earlier years of college but I have had an incredible upward trend with... What's my chances at DO? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Newyorkgirl24 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Freaking out about financial aid (lack thereof)... advice?
Hi, I am lucky enough to have one acceptance, but it is at a notoriously expensive school. However, I figured since my parents make very little, I might get a good aid package, but boy was I wrong. My "aid" is entirely federal loans, which add up to about $400k after 4 years of school and $500k+ with interest. My expected contribution is 0, but my parents can't help me, and the areas of medicine I could see myself in (peds, FM, medical genetics) are some of the lowest-paying. I feel... Freaking out about financial aid (lack thereof)... advice? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: labscience Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Question about systems-based curriculum (organ system "blocks")
So I'm just trying to gain a better understanding of a systems-based curriculum and how exactly it's broken down. The way I understand it currently is for each particular organ system, you attack it from all directions, including microbiology, physiology, genetics, biochemistry, and pathology, as well as any behavioral/social sciences related to the topic. However, how does this actually look in reality? Say that an OMS1 or OMS2 is trying to go through the STEP 1 review resources (BRS... Question about systems-based curriculum (organ system "blocks") (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DeanK Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

Top 5 PhD vs top 20 MSTP: Career Impact
Hi All, It seems like PhD programs have a lot more variation in the types of students that they accept (GPA, GRE) as long as the research experiences are solid, whereas MSTP programs still value GPA and MCAT above all else. I think my application will be more competitive for straight PhD based on LOR's from research mentors and my only decent (3.8ish) GPA. Here is my question: Is a top a PhD program in genetics/synthetic bio/whatever (Harvard, MIT, Etc.) going to have greater potential... Top 5 PhD vs top 20 MSTP: Career Impact (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 7.48Billion Tags: Physician Scientists Source Type: forums

3.3 GPA Freshman year
Hey guys, so most likely I'm going to end up with a 3.3-3.4 GPA for freshman year. I started off really bad with not really studying, and the second semester I stepped it up. I've taken Bio 1 and currently taking molecular genetics and have taken both gen chem 1 and 2. Calculus 1 and 2 I've taken. I was just wondering if I am screwed for medical school or not. I have seemed to find out my studying routine now and this summer is doing an internship at a hospital for patient experience... 3.3 GPA Freshman year (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Boomer7200 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Re: Psychiatric disorders share common genetic risk factors
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Source: BMJ Comments - April 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Pain Medicine, Geography, and 2018 Tax Law Outcomes
Checking with a couple other pain doctors I know: Both in top quartile for MD/DO compensation using various compensation reported surveys on other threads... #1-W-2 MD in New Jersey, married to PhD geneticist (also W-2), "double-income-no-kids," got screwed on the withholdings and SALT deduction. They're going to be paying through the nose. #2 K-1 private practice MD in Alabama. Has rental property, ancillaries, and ASC shares. Stay at home wife with 3 kids. Wife also successful Rodan +... Pain Medicine, Geography, and 2018 Tax Law Outcomes (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Should I change my degree from biomed to physiological sciences?
Thread Starter Should I change my degree from biomed to physiological sciences? Follow 2 hours ago 2h ago Hiii, I'm in my first year of BSc Biomedical Sciences. We get the option to switch to a more specialised degree next year: Biochemistry, BSc Hons Biomedical Sciences, BSc Hons Biomedical Genetic...
Source: The Student Room - March 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eme223 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

nursing intercalation
Thread Starter nursing intercalation Follow 45 minutes ago 45m ago I do feel like there is a lot of cross over between medicine and nursing - particularly in terms of practical skills such as venopuncture canulation, catherisation etc which I have learnt this year. We are on the ward 9-5 every day and I ...
Source: The Student Room - March 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cameoolymipia90 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Plausible genetic instruments
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Source: BMJ Comments - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Graduate entry medicine
Thread Starter Graduate entry medicine Follow 9 hours ago 9h ago I am a first year student at the University of Nottingham studying Biochemistry & Genetics. I am really considering applying for graduate entry medicine after I graduate. I did apply for undergraduate medicine but was unfortunate in my ...
Source: The Student Room - March 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: georgelagalle Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Common conditions associated with hereditary haemochromatosis genetic variants: cohort study in UK Biobank
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Can patients pay for good quality genetic screening through the NHS?
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Common conditions associated with hereditary haemochromatosis genetic variants: cohort study in UK Biobank
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Source: BMJ Comments - January 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: David John Weatherall: haematologist and geneticist whose work on thalassaemia showed the potential of molecular medicine
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Source: BMJ Comments - January 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Genetic and environmental effects on gout - “big genetic stones in the urate pool” hypothesis
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Source: BMJ Comments - December 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

μΥ StorΥ
Thread Starter μΥ StorΥ Follow 13 minutes ago 13m ago Hi everyone! I’m 23 years old. Just enrolled at the Medical school. I’ve graduated from high school 4 years ago, but I was too undisciplined to study for the entry exam. So, I could have enrolled 4 years earlier, and now...
Source: The Student Room - December 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dopAntagonist Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Genetic risk, incident stroke, and the benefits of adhering to a healthy lifestyle: cohort study of 306  473 UK Biobank participants
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Source: BMJ Comments - October 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums