Uh Oh
Kissinger, Mattis, and Murdoch Possible Government Witnesses in Theranos Clinical Laboratory Testing Fraud Case | Dark Daily The federal trial of Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former CEO of Theranos, is now set to begin in March 2021, with Henry Kissinger, James Mattis, and Rupert Murdock possible witnesses for the prosecution. www.darkdaily.com (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: schiff Tags: Pathology Source Type: forums

Recent College Grad Taking gap years.
Hi Everyone, I recently graduated from college and am looking for some advice on finding a good gap year position. I am interested in working in a laboratory, and I plan on taking two, maybe three, years off before medical school. Pre-pandemic I was doing undergraduate research in a cancer laboratory, to which I think I'll return, part-time, to train another undergraduate - not totally sure if I'll be working full-time at this lab. Overall, I am interested in finding a position in which... Recent College Grad Taking gap years. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: B506234 Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

Inadvertent Cs-137 Release @ UW Seattle
Of potential interest here... On May 2, 2019 International Isotopes, Inc. (INIS), a subcontractor to Triad National Security, LLC (Management and Operations [M&O] contractor for Los Alamos National Laboratory), inadvertently breached a sealed cesium-137 source at the University of Washington (UW), Harborview Medical Center, Research and Training Building (HRT) in downtown Seattle... Inadvertent Cs-137 Release @ UW Seattle (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: scarbrtj Tags: Radiation Oncology Source Type: forums

formal post bacc vs DIY based on my situation
Hello everyone, I am 22 years old and I recently graduated from college with an undergraduate degree in Medical Laboratory Science. I loved the program I went through and I love that I will be working as a soon to be ASCP certified medical laboratory scientist at a hospital in the Greater Boston area. Although while progressing through the program I started thinking about eventually furthering my education an applying to Medical school (MD or DO). Although I am not sure where to start and... formal post bacc vs DIY based on my situation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: guitardude1997 Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

Post Bacc vs DIY based on my situation
Hello everyone, I am 22 years old and I recently graduated from college with an undergraduate degree in Medical Laboratory Science. I loved the program I went through and I love that I will be working as a soon to be ASCP certified medical laboratory scientist at a hospital in the Greater Boston area. Although while progressing through the program I started thinking about eventually furthering my education an applying to Medical school (MD or DO). Although I am not sure where to start and... Post Bacc vs DIY based on my situation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: guitardude1997 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

DIY vs formal post bacc for my situation
Hello everyone, I am 22 years old and I recently graduated from college with an undergraduate degree in Medical Laboratory Science. I loved the program and I love that I will be working as a soon to be ASCP certified medical laboratory scientist at a hospital in the Greater Boston area. Although while progressing through the program I started thinking about eventually furthering my education and applying to Medical school (MD or DO). Although I am not sure where to start and how I should go... DIY vs formal post bacc for my situation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: guitardude1997 Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

Neurology and Laboratory animal Residencies
Hi everyone! I am a vet student searching for possible externships for my clinical rotations. I am looking into places that offer good residency programs in Neurology and Lab animal medicine. I was wondering if some of ya'll have some suggestions? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dra. Cula Tags: Veterinary Source Type: forums

The Flu and Covid-19 - The Truth Comes Out
So it seems the truth finally comes out. The number everyone bandies about referring to the number of flu deaths per year is NOT computed the same way Covid-19 deaths are reported. The annual flu mortality figures published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are estimates produced by plugging laboratory-confirmed deaths into a mathematical model that attempts to correct for under counting. Covid-19 death figures represent a literal count of people who have... The Flu and Covid-19 - The Truth Comes Out (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Old Timer Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Making a Final Decision on Whether to Designate Organic Chemistry Laboratory as Pass/Fail or Letter Grade - Need Advice
Hello everyone. My school has given students the option to designate classes as Pass/Fail instead of receiving a letter grade. I am currently only taking one class - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (my last prerequisite course). Please let me know under which circumstances, if any, it would be appropriate for me to designate Organic Chemistry Laboratory as Pass/Fail. I had a 91.2 average with 31% of the grade in before we switched to online classes. I have not received back any grades for... Making a Final Decision on Whether to Designate Organic Chemistry Laboratory as Pass/Fail or Letter Grade - Need Advice (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: oldpremed38 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

PNW Preference, DO heavy, looking to apply this cycle
Posting for my sister, racing to med school. She's primarily interested in DO because of her MCAT but I'm trying to find some allopathic schools she can apply to as well. Year In School: Graduated with B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science in May 2018, Magna Cum Laude Ethnicity/Race: White female Country/State of Residence: United States/Washington Schools Applying: (not comprehensive, still choosing) PCOM – all campuses, Pacific Northwest University, Western... PNW Preference, DO heavy, looking to apply this cycle (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: a7las Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Just graduated with a Bachelor's, plan to transition to Nursing?
I just graduated in December with a Bachelors in Biomedical Laboratory Science. I am currently a month and a half into a 6 month Medical Lab Science "internship" to train, with the outcome being taking the ACLS board exam at the end of the internship (currently rotating through the medical lab: chemistry, hematology, microbio, and blood bank being the major sections.) My cGPA at completion of undergrad was 3.22, I have yet to calculate my sGPA but it's going to be lower than my core (but... Just graduated with a Bachelor's, plan to transition to Nursing? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nostalgic Tags: Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ] Source Type: forums

Do Dental Hygiene courses count for science GPA?
I have undergrad degrees in biology and psychology, a cumulative GPA of 3.33 and a science GPA of 3.1. I am going to get my dental hygiene certificate. I am wondering does dental hygiene courses count for science GPA? Here's my course list. DEH 1002 Clinical Dental Hygiene Procedures and DEH 1002L Clinical Dental Hygiene Procedures Laboratory DEH 2400 General and Oral Pathology DEH 1800 Dental Hygiene I and DEH 1800L Dental Hygiene I Clinic DEH 2300 Dental Pharmacology... Do Dental Hygiene courses count for science GPA? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MedicineGyal Tags: Pre-Dental Source Type: forums

The Pathology Job Market is Strong
CAP survey shows strong demand for pathologists -- at least for now Demand for pathologists in the U.S. is strong, contrary to some negative reports, according to a survey of practices by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) published online January 23 in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. www.labpulse.com 60 applications for one job ad. People with one job offer. Someone’s bsing here. Data from 2018 shows a whopping 62% of grads report at least a moderately difficult, difficult or very difficult job market. That&rsqu...
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Unty Tags: Pathology Source Type: forums

What are my chances of getting into MD programs?
512 MCAT; 3.97 cgpa; 4.00 sgpa ~100 non-clinical volunteer hours ~ 90 clinical volunteer hours (EMT) ~ 1800 clinical work hours (CNA/PCA) ~ 1500 hours laboratory experience (Diagnostic, not Research - not sure if this makes a difference) ~ 90 shadowing hours in cardiology and pathology Which MD programs would I have the best chance at getting in? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AspiringInternist Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Re: New AI laboratory for the NHS
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

How does/did your vet school handle laboratory dogs/cats?
Hi all - First post here. Current vet school student in the US and in charge of my school's volunteer laboratory dog socialization program (a student-run volunteer organization). I am looking for information on how other vet schools handle the problem of providing socialization and exercise for their dogs and cats. This information will be used in a report that will be submitted to my school's "decision makers" with regard to our lab dogs and cats. I am finding little to zero published... How does/did your vet school handle laboratory dogs/cats? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: leootterchnopps Tags: Veterinary Source Type: forums

cGPA 4.0/ 522 MCAT school list help
1. cGPA = 4.0 2. MCAT 522 (132/129/131/130) 3. Louisiana 4. Caucasian 5. Graduated Nicholls State University Chemistry-Pre-Medicine 6. Clinical: 30 Hours Volunteering at Assisted Living Facility Beginning work in the ED soon. 7. Research: 700+ hours of organic chemistry laboratory research, publication pending 8. Shadowing Experience: 4 hours shadowing a general surgeon (planning to shadow 1-2 more doctors prior to application) 9. Regular member of undergraduate pre-medical... cGPA 4.0/ 522 MCAT school list help (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrPizzakid Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Do I need to take post bacc classes if I plan on taking two years off?
I recently graduated from undergrad and am planning to take two years and work in a laboratory. I am currently 22 and have already completed all of my pre req course work, and have done fairly well on them. However, I was not sure whether or not I would need to retake any of the coursework before I apply when I am 24? Any insight would be much appreciated and thank you! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NameGoesHere Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

Body Fluid Chemistry validation issue.
Interestingly, a sister hospital's laboratory got dinged on a CAP inspection for not validating body fluid chemistry. Now everyone in the system is freaking out about this silly citation. Apparently, body fluids other than CSF in Chemistry do not share the same QC matrix as serum, plasma or CSF so therefore, there is no QC material available commercially to purchase. There is the suggestion now that body fluids cannot be ran in-house due to the fact there is no QC material available to... Body Fluid Chemistry validation issue. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Torsed Tags: Pathology Source Type: forums

Help with school list 3.95/513
I'm hoping to get some advice regarding my school list. I realize the Texas schools are reaches considering I'm OOS, but I'd like to take the chance. But for any others: if you think it's a waste of time applying or if you have any recommendations to add, I would appreciate it. Basic info: Arkansas resident White male cGPA = 3.95 sGPA = 3.88 MCAT: 513 - 128/129/126/130 Research: Around 150 hours in an exercise science laboratory, no publications or anything Clinical Experience: Around 40... Help with school list 3.95/513 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hang50 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Study: Pathologist workforce decreased 17% between 2007 and 2017
...Yet we still hear about trainees having difficulty finding jobs. To me this is concerning. The paper suggests that while the number of new cancer cases (per pathologist) increased by 41% during the same time period, this may have been offset by increased efficiency (laboratory consolidation, new IT, etc.) and/or pressure to read more cases. Thoughts? Paper: Trends in the US and Canadian Pathologist Workforces... Study: Pathologist workforce decreased 17% between 2007 and 2017 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: yferi Tags: Pathology Source Type: forums

Insight on Best Route to Take
Hello! I am a recent graduate from a mid tier liberal arts college, and hold a B.S. in Biology and a Psychology minor. Throughout undergrad, I had hoped to apply directly to medical school, but my GPA is slightly lower than competitive (cGPA: 3.37). My extracurriculars are competitive, however, with hospital volunteer hours, various laboratory participation, EMT certification, and MA job in a cardiology practice for this upcoming year (gap year). My plan as of right now is to take the... Insight on Best Route to Take (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Aryder117 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Confusing situation - Cross-listed military/civilian credits
I have a very confusing situation with my military credits. When I contacted AMCAS they basically reiterated what the application manual says... 1) I have a Joint Service Transcript that lists my medical laboratory technician classes taken in the military. The JST says it is 23 credits and there is no GPA assigned. 2) These credits were jointly awarded by GWU (Not like a transfer from the military, but directly awarded as if I had been a student at GWU) and GWU lists it as 60 credits AND... Confusing situation - Cross-listed military/civilian credits (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MemeLord Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

The first "Doctorate of Clinical Laboratory Science" is set to graduate
Midlevels come to Pathology - and not the kind we want and invite (Pathologist Assistants) - the kind dreamed up by the Association of Clinical Laboratory Scientists because, in their own words, they are tired of producing technicians and want to produce an advanced degree. It started here at Rutgers, as has been discussed on this forum once in the past per my search: Rutgers SHP - CLS - Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science And now... The first "Doctorate of Clinical Laboratory Science" is set to graduate (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pathperson Source Type: forums

Papers, Preliminary Data, and NIH Grants Vs. Doing research that is relevant to your future field
Hello, I am a DMD/PhD student interested in becoming an oral surgeon scientist. I have been working in a basic science laboratory full-time for a year before starting my combined program and then part-time for another year during my first year. Now I have multiple abstracts, co-author papers and a first author publication. Since my current mentor and I collaborate very well, I have been thinking about continue working with my current research mentor starting my first year PhD instead of... Papers, Preliminary Data, and NIH Grants Vs. Doing research that is relevant to your future field (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: EighteenstreetloungePUA Source Type: forums

Chances of getting accepted to Medical School
Hey everyone. I was curious about everyone's opinions on my chances for admission to a MD school. -School: The Ohio State University -Major: Chemistry -Minors: Bioethics, Medical Laboratory Sciences -MCAT: 509 -Cumulative GPA: 3.792 -Science GPA: 3.651 -Hospital Volunteer: 59 hrs -Other Clinical Volunteer (taking care of sick relatives and grandparents growing up that the Dean of Admissions at OSU said counts as hours): 3000 hrs -Non-clinical Volunteer: 6000+ hrs (through temple activities... Chances of getting accepted to Medical School (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MedPainter Source Type: forums

I am done!
I have tried for 9 years to gain acceptance into medical school with my furthest outcome being waitlisted. I have decided it's time to move on with my life/career but am stuck on what career to pursue. I want to stay in the medical field and have researched several different careers such as nursing, medical dosimetrist, physical therapy, radiation therapy, occupational therapy, medical laboratory careers, medical technician careers etc., which, unfortunately, I have found no interest in.... I AM DONE! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Blaquestar Source Type: forums

Chances?
I am considering applying for this cycle and was wondering what my chances are. I have a massive upward trend since undergrad. Since I did so poorly in undergrad, I completed a Masters in Clinical laboratory Science and actually did pretty well. I started my masters three years after graduating undergrad. Unfortunately, I had over 160 units of credits already in my undergrad, so my gpa did not go up much. I am currently taking second semester of my Post-bacc (1-year second degree Bachelors... Chances? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fun1nth3sun1 Source Type: forums

Advice for an Incoming Medical Student Interested in Pathology?
Hello all, As the title says, I am an incoming medical student who is very interested in pathology. Before getting accepted into medical school, I did two years of research in a cancer pathology laboratory and, while I am trying to enter med school with an open mind, I am fairly certain I would like to become a pathologist in the future. I guess my question is what should my game plan be for making myself competitive for residencies once I graduate? My current plan was simply to try... Advice for an Incoming Medical Student Interested in Pathology? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gasbait Source Type: forums

Advice needed: DO Interview at a school I'm not thrilled about.
Hey everyone, long time lurker, then something miraculous happened. Backstory: I am a licensed Medical Laboratory Scientist, 30 years old, non-traditional applicant who was pretty ignorant to how extremely difficult and competitive getting into med school is. I have a 499 MCAT, 3.4 Gpa, 4.0 post-bac (at UCF college of medicine), 50 total volunteering hours and 35 total shadowing hours (try to contain your laughter). My strength is a ton of research hours, including a publication, I have... Advice needed: DO Interview at a school I'm not thrilled about. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: JessyBee Source Type: forums

Clinical hours for CLS rotation
So, right now I am majoring in clinical laboratory sciences. The program requires clinical rotations in a laboratory setting. Would this experience count as some type of clinical experience for medical school? I keep hearing conflicting answers from pre-med counselors, and the internet. During this clinical rotation, we learn how to analyze patient samples in hematology, chemistry, blood bank, and microbiology. We even have a phlebotomy rotation. Can anyone that majored in or is... Clinical hours for CLS rotation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: The Real Premedonna Source Type: forums

CLS clinical hours
So, right now I am majoring in clinical laboratory sciences. The program requires clinical rotations in a laboratory setting. Would this experience count as some type of clinical experience for medical school? I keep hearing conflicting answers from pre-med counselors, and the internet. During this clinical rotation, we learn how to analyze patient samples in hematology, chemistry, blood bank, and microbiology. We even have a phlebotomy rotation. Can anyone that majored in or is... CLS clinical hours (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: The Real Premedonna Source Type: forums

CLS experience for MD/PHD?
Hello. I’m currently a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and am wondering what impact this would have on an MD/PHD application. I work in infectious disease doing mostly viral testing on patient specimens, but do not interact with patients or do research. It is primarily a PCR lab. I’m mostly wondering whether this lab experience will help me in the “research/clinical experience” department since all I have is one year of research in a yeast lab, and no publications or patient interaction. I... CLS experience for MD/PHD? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Benji Leigh Source Type: forums

Exercise in gastroenterology
Hello, Can anyone tell me which is the most probable diagnosis in each of the following five cases of middle-aged men based on their laboratory results? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: meteor12 Source Type: forums

A masters in Health Science?
Hello Everyone! To make a long story short my cgpa and spga is about 2.4. I would like to eventually apply to a D.O School. I am planning to start a masters in health science with specialization in clinical laboratory science starting soon. Here is the curriculum: I hope it mimics a medical school curriculum:: Pathophysiology of Disease Advanced Clinical Practice in Hematology and Hemostasis Advanced Practice in Clinical Chemistry Advanced Practice in Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis of... A masters in Health Science? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Futurecareerinmedicine Source Type: forums

Please need urgent help for medical uni advice
Thread Starter Please need urgent help for medical uni advice Follow 11 hours ago 11h ago sally120 – before you get too far into this I think the C-grade for maths could be a problem but I’m not sure - both my daughters studied medicine at Leeds - one is intercalating atm (i.e. taking a year ...
Source: The Student Room - February 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: zpa43d Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist Program?
Hey everyone, I was thinking about applying for a CLS/MT program in California. I'm planning to take multiple gap years and I'm not planning to apply anytime soon due to long process of repairing GPA. I was wondering if anyone can give me information about CLS program and if you have work as CLS before, what was your experience like? Thank you. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bjt223 Source Type: forums

Got a B-, am I screwed
Hi all, I am a sophomore at Columbia University and am currently feeling very stressed. I don't think I can get into a single top 30 med school now. My current GPA is 3.75, I have got A's in all of my science classes except for Biology where I got a B- (A's in chemistry 1 and 2, physics 1, chemistry laboratory, frontiers of science, and physics laboratory). I also work in a research lab and am working on my 1st paper for publication; done prior research at MIT doing NMR work. I also have... Got a B-, am I screwed (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chichawathni Source Type: forums

Rheum: Starting prednisone on suspected conditions as initial treatment question
Hello, this is my first post. I'm from Chile and I'm in my first year of internship. Once a Rheumatologist told us to not starting prednisone in rheumatoid arthritis suspicion (we don't have access to DMARDs as general practitioners) because at time of referral there will be no objective clinical or laboratory signs of active disease so it would be more difficult to do the differential, so his suggestion was to start only NSAIDs and early referral (although it takes a pair of months here,... Rheum: Starting prednisone on suspected conditions as initial treatment question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nyatar Source Type: forums

Can I take Biology for Non-Science Majors?
I have the option to take Biology for Non-Science Majors 1 as I need it for the 1 year of Bio requirement. The course is 4 credits and has a lab too. I'm a Forensic Psychology major with a minor in English. Here's the description: Presentation of biological concepts for the non-science major. Provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction. Laboratory activities will reinforce these concepts.... Can I take Biology for Non-Science Majors? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chunkyfilms Source Type: forums

Research Experience?
Hi guys! I'm a little confused about what counts as research experience vs animal experience. I was a lab assistant at my university's marine biology laboratory where I was on protocol for 2 research experiments involving stingrays and sharks. The research was not my own, I was just helping two other people with their research by helping take care of the animals and collect data. I did things like feed them, keep up with the tanks, take daily water quality readings, keep records for IACUC,... Research Experience? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gabynicolex Source Type: forums

Research lab professor.. considered as science LOR??
Hello, So I have worked at a Kinesiology research laboratory for 2 years (5 consecutive semesters and had to quit because the professor retired and the lab didn't need more undergraduate research assistants) and the professor said he will write me a LOR for dental school last May, 2017. He is a Kinesiology professor and most schools do not specify to get a recommendation from a professor that I took class from. Is it okay to submit him as one of science professor LOR? I originally was... Research lab professor.. considered as science LOR?? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nicole2 Source Type: forums

Gap Year: Certified Pharmacy Technician vs Certified Laboratory Technician
For someone that just graduated and is taking a gap year due to a late decision to go to med school, how would you advise them in choosing between a Pharm Tech or Lab tech job? Personal Background to potentially influence decision: . 500 hours as a Medical Assistant . 630 hours as an ER Scribe . DI baseball student athlete- conference honor roll . 1 semester of informal Microbial Ecology research (formulated hypothesis(es), took samples, conducted experiments, collected and analyzed data,... Gap Year: Certified Pharmacy Technician vs Certified Laboratory Technician (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MedicalPitcher Source Type: forums

Hemorrhagic Manifestations
Wanted to discuss this question: A febrile 65-year-old man with prostatic hyperplasia and urinary retention develops endotoxic shock. Within 24 hours, he has oozing of blood from all needle puncture sites, extensive ecchymoses and petechiae, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Laboratory studies show hemoglobin concentration of 9 g/dL, platelet count 75,000/mm3, prothrombin time (PT) 20 sec, partial thromboplastin time, activated (aPTT) 50 sec, d-dimer positive. What is an unrelated disease that... Hemorrhagic Manifestations (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MHKMD Source Type: forums

Cornell - higher-level biology courses with laboratory
According to the Cornell website, "If you have received Advanced Placement (AP) credit for general biology, you should enroll in a full year of higher-level biology courses with laboratory. The Admissions Committee will note in judging the quality of your academic program that you have fulfilled the biology requirement at a level higher than the minimum requirement." Can someone give me an example of what this might entail? I plan on taking upper level biology courses with laboratory (like... Cornell - higher-level biology courses with laboratory (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: throwaway_prevet Source Type: forums

EC ’s for acceptance... Strong Balance?
I’m beginning my undergrad at age 23. When I apply for medical school I will be a non trad applicant. I have experience in forestry/firefighting for the last 4 years, traveled and lived to Europe for one year, where I spent my time in Eastern Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Great life experience. Then I lived in Northern California and worked on another medical marijuana farm for 1 year in between my forestry work. These experiences have brought me to completing my medical laboratory... EC’s for acceptance... Strong Balance? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TheSilentKnight Source Type: forums

Best foot forward at this point in time?
I'm a recent graduate with a BA in health science and policy and I plan to go on for an MPH in epidemiology, environmental health, or health & behavioral sciences. Maybe a dual degree? I'm very interested in disability, neuropsychology, environmental health and the medical humanities. I have some research experience (summer research in a speech pathology laboratory, disability policy and legal research during undergrad), and I'm hoping to get more experience to get a better sense of what I... Best foot forward at this point in time? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Phosphene Source Type: forums

What are my chances to get into medical school in Texas?
Hello all, Can someone give my some advices to improve my medical school application? Also, what are my chances to get into medical schools in Texas? My status: Current GPA: 4.0. Sciences GPA: 4.0 non-science GPA 4.0 I got an Associate biological degree in community college. (Honor graduation) I am a sophomore with Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.S) major and I intend to have 1 gap year to go to work and save money for MCAT and med school apps. I have already taken ALL pre-requisite for... What are my chances to get into medical school in Texas? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: secretphuong Source Type: forums

Any Med Students in Italy, Czech, Poland, Hungary, Romania?
Hi everyone! Breaking in the first post here. If this is posted in the wrong section, or if a similar post has previously been suggested, please let me know to avoid heavy traffic. I am a Canadian citizen, I am 23 years old, and I am itching to study medicine. I am currently at university, doing my first year science courses. I have a medical laboratory assistant certificate (essentially working in pathology department, bloodwork, ecg's etc). This has given me exposure as to what a... Any Med Students in Italy, Czech, Poland, Hungary, Romania? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TheSilentKnight Source Type: forums

Client Billing Experience
I work in a small group in a rural setting with most of our specimens originating from hospital affiliated providers. We have been in talks with a GI group from a metropolitan area which has a client billing arrangement with a well-known laboratory. They spoke with us because they want to set up their own histology lab - they think they are leaving a bunch of cash on the table with their current deal with said lab. Their current deal was keeping 70-75% of the global bill for private... Client Billing Experience (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Path2009 Source Type: forums