Oat help
I am taking the OAT in a couple of months (haven’t set a date yet) because I wanted to ask for advice on how to study for it for a person who took all the subjects years ago and basically has to learn everything again. I heard chads videos is helpful. Is the Kaplan self paced course a good option also? I need a higher score to make up for my lower gpa while in undergrad and hopefully that will make me a better applicant for this cycle. Thank you for any help it is very much appreciated! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: miss2016 Tags: Pre-Optometry Source Type: forums

Favorite "Go-To" SIJ Fusion Device??
I'm hearing outstanding results from this procedure in the right hands. What's your favorite company for this procedure? CornerLoc™ - Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion Learn about the CornerLoc™ SI joint stabilization procedure and the causes of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Watch videos and testimonials. cornerloc.com LinQ™ - SI Joint Fusion System — Advanced Diagnostic Pain Treatment Centers LinQ™ - SI Joint Fusion System is a mini...
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Ideal resources for a video learner?
Good morning SDN, I realized I have such difficulty learning from textbooks and learn more optimally through videos and clear explanations such a UWorld(from the free trial they offer). I took bio and chem almost 8 years ago, and bought the EK books to review. However, I realize its still hard to grasp some of the concepts. Has anyone used KA, Leah4sci(Youtube), Organic Chemistry Tutor(Youtube) successfully for content review? Or is there another video resource you can recommend. I... Ideal resources for a video learner? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MedicPA Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Who are the people that have inspired you?
I would say Goljan, Sattar, and my dad. Yes, in that order. I would also include my mentors and the people that are in my corner. To see people that have done what you're trying to do and have found true success...it's been one of the greatest things. Hearing their stories and learning from them has really given me a boost when I needed it. Edit: Wait wait wait, how could I forget?? All the posters from when I started lurking on this site as a little runt until now. I could name names... Who are the people that have inspired you? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: slowthai Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Another Breakdown(26AA 27TS 25PAT) but Anki Edition
Hey yall. Never thought I'd be doing one of these but thought I wanted to share some more specific Anki focused tips for those that want to maximize their efficiency and or try something new. It feels like I just discovered the most efficient way of learning/studying for myself and it made a huge difference. If you despise Anki I would just stop reading here lol My background Biopsychology Major(basically psych for premeds) GPA: 3.96 This is summer of my 2nd year so basically... Another Breakdown(26AA 27TS 25PAT) but Anki Edition (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: thisgameislame Tags: DAT Discussions Source Type: forums

CHIP/CTO fellowships
I have a couple of questions. 1. Is there a list of CHIP/CTO fellowship programs out there? There used to be one on SCAI but no longer see it. If not, let's create our own here. 2. What's your opinion on doing an extra year of CHIP/CTO fellowship vs. learning on the job/proctored. Is it worth it? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: throwaway1988 Tags: Cardiology Source Type: forums

Interview with any current medicine students
Thread Starter Interview with any current medicine students Follow 7 hours ago 7h ago Quote: Originally Posted by becausethenight That sounds like an absolute nightmare (especially as Imperial has been bragging to us offer holders about their IT exam prowess...hmmm....
Source: The Student Room - July 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AnnaBananana Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Anyone else seriously learning to trade...?
Ever since March 2020 occurred and the stock market went freak ass crazy I've been putting in some serious effort into finally learning to trade stocks, options, futures, etc. Anyone else also going down this pathway? I've always been interested in learning the ins and outs of the stock market and how to make money from price movements. But I graduated back in 2013 and just never had the money to really do anything, especially since I had a ton of credit card debt. Nowadays, I play with... Anyone else seriously learning to trade...? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PharmaSex Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Will we ever learn? Perhaps Maternity units should be taught a lesson by HM Treasury
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Which iPad?
I know the topic has been beaten to death. So let me reanimate it. I'm hoping to get more specific recs for my situation/your experiences. I 100% know that I want a tablet + stylus based on what I know of my learning style, workflow, and organizational preferences. Cost is a concern but I'm living at home this semester so I have a bit more flexibility but I also have to factor in cost of screen protector and case/keyboard case/stylus. I am 0% interested in a 2-in-1 option... Which iPad? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: executivewaffle Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Teaching style and tips
I'm a new PGY2 and currently on a relatively chill elective service with 1-2 interns at a time. I really care about making strong interns/residents so I have been perusing the internet and podcasts (e.g. Curbsiders IM episode on PGY2 year) to learn how to guide interns through residency. I've just started but I try to help prime the interns to think about what questions to ask and what to look for during chart review before they see the patient, as well as go through a differential and run... Teaching style and tips (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: chromaticscale Tags: Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties Source Type: forums

Current vet students/recent grads - what do you want to learn about spay/neuter?
Hey guys! I'm currently assisting with putting together some online training materials on spay/neuter. While obviously it isn't the same as in person, hands on training, we're trying our best to incorporate a lot of related topics, videos, and information sessions that current students who are not getting as much in-person clinical instruction might find helpful to review. I'd love to hear what related topics/general questions you have that you would like to see covered. Ex. pros and cons... Current vet students/recent grads - what do you want to learn about spay/neuter? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Cyndia Tags: Pre-Veterinary Source Type: forums

are community DR programs lighter in schedule to allow for more time to moonlight?
Also, do community DR programs (in general) allow moonlighting more than university programs? Are there major advantages to a big name university program vs. community (maybe the level of training / attendings to learn from?) Thanks for the help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: theonlytycrane Tags: Radiology Source Type: forums

Butterfly IQ Ultrasound for MSK and Neuromuscular Applications
Does anyone have experience with the Butterfly IQ US? Handheld portable ultrasound machine | Butterfly iQ Is the image quality good enough to make it diagnostically useful? I know it's not a Sonosite or GE, but it would be very useful to have it for learning/practice. But if I can't really define anatomy (nerves, joints, tendons), then it's not really worth it, IMO. What are people's thoughts? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drg123 Tags: PM&R Source Type: forums

Doyle ’s bulge
“Doyle’s bulge” is basically what you see from an internal view of a tap block placed by surgeon. but who was Doyle? I can’t find much with my Google-fu. Not a particularly interesting question, but I like to learn weird and useless crap...anyone know? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gas you down Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

What is your Dental School doing Fall semester?
Are you guys going back to a normal in person schedule? Full blown remote learning or maybe a hybrid model where it's a little bit of online and in person? Just curious what other schools are doing! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CaptainTB Tags: Dental Source Type: forums

ELI5: Interscalene Block vs Supraclavicular Block
Because I have expressed interest in anesthesia, they are letting me follow the block team around. I'm learning a lot, but I'm not able to put anything into perspective, especially when I'm hearing different things from different attendings and fellows. One guy I work with says the suprclavicular block is the spinal of the upper extremity. Another guy says the Interscalene Block is better for the shoulder, and because it blocks the three trunks of the brachial plexus, it gets everything... ELI5: Interscalene Block vs Supraclavicular Block (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ms420 Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

Work at Home Mom Wanting To Get Masters To Get Liscensed
Hello, I am new to this forum, so a little background on me.... I have always been ambitious and driven, and have a love of learning. I am married, we bouhgt our first house this past fedbruary, and we have a 2.5 year old. My husband is a BMW tech and works long hours (leaves 6:30am communtes 40 min and comes home between 6-7pm). In August they are most likely sending him to an apprentice program that he would commute even longer to until December. He just got a raise, which is a huge help... Work at Home Mom Wanting To Get Masters To Get Liscensed (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PsychSavvy13 Tags: Mental Health and Social Welfare Source Type: forums

Future Psychiatrists: You're invited to an 'open house' at Harvard South Shore
Calling all future psychiatrists! Are you an M4 applying into psychiatry? M4s applying into psychiatry are invited to a virtual open house with Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency (HSS), on July 29 at 5pm EST. The event is hosted by the residents of HSS. If you're interested in HSS or considering applying, this event is a chance to meet our residents, ask questions about the program, learn more, etc. It's also a chance to get a taste for what social events in a virtual interview... Future Psychiatrists: You're invited to an 'open house' at Harvard South Shore (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hsschiefresident2020_2021 Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Nontraditionals with school-aged kids, what's this school year going to look like?
I have three kids in school. It's looking highly unlikely there will be normal school, and even the hybrid model they proposed (half in-person, half distance learning) is looking more unlikely as the COVID-19 cases shoot up. Although I had already resigned myself to the fact that my normal premed activities were off the table, now I am considering full-on homeschooling because the distance learning our school was having them do last spring was so unproductive. This will take up an... Nontraditionals with school-aged kids, what's this school year going to look like? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stayathomemom Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

LCSW in California
I have been learning a lot and considering going back to school for LCSW since lots of research consensus seems to say LCSW is more hirable than MFT in psychology. Ideally I would eventually get into PhD for a licensable Psychology track if I can go with tuition paid for. But in the meantime, I’m interested in private practice for psychotherapy and case management in the future. I know after the MSW degree I will need to work 3000 hours for my license. ****After the 3000 hours and... LCSW in California (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Danagirl Tags: Mental Health and Social Welfare Source Type: forums

Completing Two Surgical Residencies: Orthopedics and Neurosurgery
I actually found a surgeon who has done this. My question is, do you get dropped into the middle of the second residency or do you start at the beginning and have to do all 5-7 years? Lets say you did orthopedics first and then did a spine fellowship(they have spine fellowships where you learn both orth/neuro style spine surgeries). You now can do 50% of of what a neurosurgeon can do-neuro spine. So for the second residency (neurosurgery) do you get advanced placement into the surgerical... Completing Two Surgical Residencies: Orthopedics and Neurosurgery (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: anab21 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Deciding to go to med school help
Thread Starter Deciding to go to med school help Follow 1 minute ago now Quote: Originally Posted by marnieeee sadly I wasn't able to get work experience before covid, i had some lined up though. by the struggle, I mean that i haven't found alevels the easiest and I...
Source: The Student Room - July 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Democracy Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

When to start BUFAPS?
I'm an incoming MS1. When is the best time to start BUFAPS? How much time a week do you give towards board studying? Do you focus more on board prep and look at class material as a supplement? I don't learn at the fastest pace so want to give myself adequate timing. Just wondering what some other people are doing and if you took the exam what worked and what you wished you did differently. Also not sure if Step 1 being P/F changes anything in regards to prep. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Med.School.Hopeful Tags: Medical Students - DO Source Type: forums

To drop out or not
Hello strangers. Long story short, I’m a rising ms3 and hate medical school and can’t see myself being a doctor. I’m debating whether dropping out or finish the MD and find a job. Are there careers for MDs without a residency? Just a little background, I’m interested in biological/molecular psych, psychopharm, etc... i pretty much came to med school only interested in psych, really don’t have any interest in learning about anything else of medicine. However I see the current state of psych... To drop out or not (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jakethedog95 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Where do parents learn to be parents?
So parenting is probably among the most important things adults will do and obviously as we all know can have an unimaginable impact on the outcomes of children as they progress to adulthood. My question is where do adults learn to parent? Are there books that are psychologist approved they should be reading? I mean the average person is kind of dumb in my opinion and it seems shocking they are trusted with the life of another human without any gold standard resources from which they can... Where do parents learn to be parents? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: oldiebutgoodie1211 Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Acute care vs. inpatient rehab OT setting fieldwork/career?
Hello! So I am very early into my OT program but we are being asked to provide some insight into what we currently think would be an ideal setting (nothing set in stone, just to get an idea). I'm torn between acute care and inpatient rehab right now. I like the idea of being able to stick with patients and watch them progress, but I also am drawn to the high medical component and fast pace of acute care. I also anticipate learning a lot in acute care and really want to pick up on as much... Acute care vs. inpatient rehab OT setting fieldwork/career? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: OTD2020 Tags: Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ] Source Type: forums

How should I explain my bad semester of grades senior year in secondaries/interview (long post)
So I am applying for med school this cycle and had a question about my grades come to mind, especially after reading how the "optional" secondary essay for a school can be used to discuss poor grades and the circumstances around that. I am not sure at all how to frame my circumstances in a way that could be viewed as a learning experience in the eyes of an ADCOM. For some background, I majored in chemistry and did excellent my first three years of undergrad, getting a 4.0 each year. I took... How should I explain my bad semester of grades senior year in secondaries/interview (long post) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mgold3266 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

When to Start Using MKSAP
New intern, already took step 3. Just wondering when I should start using MKSAP? I learn best with questions and am kind of eager to start using it. Let me know what works best. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MNCASC Tags: Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties Source Type: forums

Fully Online M1 - Is it worth it?
My medical school (US MD program) just announced that all fall classes will be fully online until at least January, however, with the pandemic continuing to worsen into the winter it seems likely that the entire year, and possibly even the entire pre-clinical curriculum (18 months) , will be fully online. I was wondering how much of an impact this will have on our residency and future career chances? Like given that we wont be able to learn any clinical skills or anatomy will PD's even... Fully Online M1 - Is it worth it? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: throw_away7989 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Easiest way to learn taxonomy
Every time I revisit taxonomy I feel like I'm forgetting things. What's the easiest way to learn this? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Progeny Tags: DAT Discussions Source Type: forums

Crying in front of senior
So I got yelled at by my attending and although I managed not to cry in front of him, I went into the other room and couldn’t hold it in. My senior saw me, grabbed me into a room and reassured me. He was outraged I was yelled at because I hadn’t even made a mistake, it was something I hadn’t learned to do yet and all I did was ask how to do it to my attending. Med students never do this, you learn it in residency. I sort of said to my senior that I was just stressed about covid and normally... Crying in front of senior (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cryhavoc Tags: General Residency Issues Source Type: forums

EMT Training Question
Hello All, I want to be an EMT. So, classes are from August-December (during my final semester of college). I'm planning on taking the MCAT in April and applying in may. So, the classes end in December, but there is an "internship" part of it that lasts 3-6 months after the classes (Depending on schedule). I was wondering, would the "internship" part, count as clinical experience and/or volunteering, given I'm learning and going through this to volunteer? I'm afraid I won't get any hours... EMT Training Question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: JamesBurmeister7 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Yet another Diversity/Adversity post
Hi all! I was thinking through some topics to talk about for my Diversity and Adversity secondaries. I'd greatly appreciate feedback on these ideas! Diversity Trilingual: I'm Chinese, and so I grew up speaking Mandarin around my house and then I also took Chinese for a year in college to learn how to read/write it. I learned Spanish first in high school, but then became surrounded/immersed in Spanish (my best friend from high school is Mexican and her family would speak... Yet another Diversity/Adversity post (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: eartharte Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Studying Medicine in Germany as a Brit - will it be too hard?
Thread Starter Studying Medicine in Germany as a Brit - will it be too hard? Follow 32 minutes ago 32m ago Hey! I'm planning to apply to UK medical schools in October, English is not my native language and I've never lived in any English-speaking country, I'm doing the IB, so I'm doing all my subjects (...
Source: The Student Room - July 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: VanillaCream Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Can you learn to enjoy grossing?
Hello everyone, I've searched the forum but I haven't found anything similar answering my question so I went ahead and made this thread. So after extensive research and soul searhing I've reached the conclusion that pathology is the only specialty which suits me(maybe rads a very distant second).The positives are numerous i.e intellectually stimulating,no patient contact,I'm way more into the science than practising medicine,no social medicine bs,hated anything after pre-clinical years etc... Can you learn to enjoy grossing? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pathanon Tags: Pathology Source Type: forums

IPad and Laptop
Hi Everyone, I'm starting dental school this August and am looking into various devices to get to aid my note taking and learning. I currently have an old, low grade laptop (HP laptop) that definitely needs replacing. I am inclined to get a high quality PC replacement for my current PC (maybe a Dell) because, even though I have heard many good things about Macbooks, I am not accustomed to using one. But, I am also strongly considering getting a 10th Generation IPad + IPencil +Keyboard... IPad and Laptop (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Biggytooth Tags: Dental Source Type: forums

Radiology video series - recommendations?
Hi everyone, I'm a fourth year medical student applying into radiology. Does anyone have recommendations for a video lecture series that will help me learn radiology? In particular, I am hoping to find a series with a focus on learning normal anatomy (anatomy is definitely not my strong suit, to say the least). My short-term goal is to get ready for my upcoming audition rotations... but I also am just genuinely interested in learning all-things radiology. (I just finished working my way... Radiology video series - recommendations? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: diesel33 Tags: Radiology Source Type: forums

Advice on moving my exam from July 7th to July 23rd
This is the text I sent my friend for advice any help would be appreciated because I am completely lost. "I need some legit advice. I feel like I can get a 129 in BB, a 130 in PS, and a 129-130 in cars if I get more time to practice. - I’m always 1 point away from a 129 in BB, if I take time to redo the section bank and actually learn the metabolic pathways I think I can break a 130 (my content is very lacking because I prioritized practice over content heavily and honestly, was just... Advice on moving my exam from July 7th to July 23rd (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr.Rhino751111 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Moving MCAT from July 7th to July 23rd
This is the text I sent my friend for advice any help would be appreciated because I am completely lost. "I need some legit advice. I feel like I can get a 129 in BB, a 130 in PS, and a 129-130 in cars if I get more time to practice. - I’m always 1 point away from a 129 in BB, if I take time to redo the section bank and actually learn the metabolic pathways I think I can break a 130 (my content is very lacking because I prioritized practice over content heavily and honestly, was just... Moving MCAT from July 7th to July 23rd (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr.Rhino751111 Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

Is an MD/PhD plus a residency starting at 31 y/o compatible with having a family?
I am currently applying this cycle and I'm gradually learning more about what's in store for me down the road. The more I learn about how awful residency programs are in terms of weekly hours of commitment (80-100+ hrs a week at some programs), the more I'm realizing that being in a residency through my mid-30's may not be compatible with having a family. Before even considering things like a spouse's potential career aspirations, I don't know if I could go years without being involved in... Is an MD/PhD plus a residency starting at 31 y/o compatible with having a family? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Glutenlover1948 Tags: Physician Scientists Source Type: forums

Re: Covid 19: Where ’s the strategy for testing? - Antibody testing might have value as we learn more
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Source: BMJ Comments - June 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Is cognitive testing for ADHD pseudoscience?
So, I'm learning all kinds of things today. I'd like to hear more about what is known both from clinical judgement and the literature on the current state of cognitive testing for ADHD. Thanks, -R.M. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: R. Matey Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Podiatry Work hours and schedule compared to other medical specialties/fields
I am an incoming student at NYCPM and curious about the schedule of a podiatrist, whether surgical or more conservative care, compared to other medical specialties. I am excited about learning the material and eventually practicing and treating patients. Notoriously, when one researches med school and many of the specialties, students and doctors often discuss the difficulty in maintaining balance with their hobbies/family/outside passions. I understand some specialties are less time... Podiatry Work hours and schedule compared to other medical specialties/fields (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MedKid8399 Tags: Podiatric Residents & Physicians Source Type: forums

What's a good guide for learning antibiotics?
What is a good guide for learning antibiotics? I want to learn an intuitive way to prescribe antibiotics for different conditions, not just memorize. (I'm a student) What are your suggestions? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HondaCivic22 Tags: General Residency Issues Source Type: forums

School says MUST buy 2.5x mag loupes?
I am an incoming D1. The school sent us a notice that says "please do not order higher magnification than 2.5x." So what's the deal with this? Almost everyone (not everyone) on these forums seems to prefer 3.5x or even higher. I have my conspiracy theory how this is a sales scam, since it will force us to buy additional loupes in the future. But what's the actual reason? Is it better for learning, developing hand skills, seeing the "bigger picture" as a baby dentist? Is it just to... School says MUST buy 2.5x mag loupes? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NADDUCK Tags: Dental Source Type: forums

Current academic environment unsupportive of MD/PhD aspiration
I am a prospective MD/PhD applicant (planning to apply 2021 cycle) currently working on a master's thesi at a somewhat small medical college. I've been trying to take advantage of the fact that I'm at a medical college by talking to admin, faculty, and admissions for career advice, suggestions on how to become competitive for MD/PhD programs, learning different people's perspectives on working in academia, etc. My problem is that almost everyone I've spoken to falls into one of 2 camps: 1... Current academic environment unsupportive of MD/PhD aspiration (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RK0913 Tags: Physician Scientists Source Type: forums

Quantitative Reasoning Help!
I took my 1st bootcamp practice test and scored WAY below average on QR. Now that I'm going through the question banks I am starting to learn from the mistakes I made. The one exception is algebra. For some reason the questions don't click to me and as soon as I see x and y my brain shuts down. Sometimes the explanations make sense but if I was to be given the same problem the next day I would probably get it wrong again. What tips do you all have for algebra and the qr section in general... Quantitative Reasoning Help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FutureDentDee Tags: DAT Discussions Source Type: forums

How to Learn Dentistry?
I have officially given up on my school's curriculum to teach me dentistry. Does anyone have a recommended resource that I can use to learn the gist of dentistry that my $300k education fails to provide me with, for under $200? Edit: I'm looking for topics covering D3 curriculum (procedures, lab techniques, etc.) Thanks (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: OoPredentoO Tags: Dental Source Type: forums

Pretend you were a guidance counselor for a few minutes..
-Overall GPA is 3.14 (higher on sciences but unsure exactly by how much.) -Let's imagine I pull out a 20 on DAT -Humanitarian service mission for 1.5 years (helping people give up addictions, find direction in life, learn English/Spanish, make other habit changes ) -Member of Dental Society in Undergrad -Graduated in 2016 -Mommy of 2 since then -Shadowed a friend's Dentist parents when I was younger I need to take my OChem classes still, and Biochem. I am planning to do that over the next... Pretend you were a guidance counselor for a few minutes.. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ils.elo Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Dental Source Type: forums