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I can ’t decipher all the vague “help” I get for boards?
“Every person learns differently. Make a plan that works for you.” I don’t know if what I’m doing will work, I never did it before. “Learn deeply, spend a half hour thinking deeply about what you just learned.” If I spent a half hour on every few tidbits in FA, I’d be middle-aged by the time I finished. “Question banks and putting extra time in don’t help anyone. People who study 600 hours still fail. You need to study “right”.” So it isn’t effort, it is technique, but since every... I can’t decipher all the vague “help” I...
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cryhavoc Source Type: forums

Advice for Medicine Application
Thread Starter Advice for Medicine Application Follow 4 hours ago 4h ago I was wondering what should I do if I have bad GCSE and IB grades, with the hope to study medicine as a graduate (GEM). Currently studying Biomedical Science at Kings (1st Year). GCSE Grades: Maths B English C Economics B F...
Source: The Student Room - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rajyadav17 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Duke Biomedical Science 2018-2019
Hi all! Is anyone applying to the Duke MBS program this year? I was wondering if anyone had any information on their success rate with getting people into professional school. It sounds like an amazing opportunity! On another note: apparently there are not that many lectures taught in person. Most lectures are recorded lessons from the medical school. It's supposed to be a kind of self-study learning approach in groups. Can anyone elaborate on-or verify that? Is that a common approach in... Duke Biomedical Science 2018-2019 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Cheerfulcheeto Source Type: forums

Advanced exam 2018 study plan
Taking the exam this july, wanted to find out what the past couple test takers did to study and pass the written. Basic felt like more a potpourri of basic information, however for the advanced I have heard true learn is the consensus. Anyone have any insight on the pass machine? They "guarantee" passing, however on this forum not many people have advocated for it. Any one have their study plans and/or what they used? Thanks in advance (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MasterYi Source Type: forums

Life after dental school
Hello guys, I am a currently a D2 and have started getting my feet wet on real patients doing minor restorative procedures. I gotta say, I am so happy with my career choice so far! I love so many things about it already. However, there is one thing that has become increasingly frustrating. The more I learn about "the real world" the more I realize the insane amount of possibilities available out of dental school. I have found this range of possibilities to be a little bit overwhelming.... Life after dental school (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Geco17 Source Type: forums

Any current Medical students at Kings?
Thread Starter Any current Medical students at Kings? Follow 6 hours ago 6h ago Hi, I was just wondering if there are any current med students at kings on TSR that could share their experiences . I just wanted to know... How are you finding the course? Why does it have such a low student satisfactio...
Source: The Student Room - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NeverGrowUp. Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

is there any biomedical engineering and medicine dual degree program in the UK?
Thread Starter is there any biomedical engineering and medicine dual degree program in the UK? Follow 8 minutes ago 8m ago Quote: Originally Posted by YammyCookie I mean the question for you to decide is whether you want to be a doctor involved in engineering resear...
Source: The Student Room - February 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sarah99630 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Entering EM as an older graduate
Do forgive. I tried a search, but if this has been asked before then I apologize. I'm a non traditional student. Currently 27, will probably apply at 30 (prereqs), which puts me at 34 when I graduate. I am primarily interested Emergency Medicine. I'd like to do computer science and machine learning research with emergency medicine on my off hours (I am currently a software developer with a focus in webdev/artificial intelligence). Will it be significantly harder for me to get an EM... Entering EM as an older graduate (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MrEmjay417 Source Type: forums

I Wonder How Greg Wasson Feels Now...
New Tax Law Haunts Companies That Did ‘Inversion’ Deals ...that the original trade that was to save CRW money is going to not work out anymore. Costed him his job on top of it, but the lesson to learn from this is that KKR always makes their money. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lord999 Source Type: forums

What is the future for pre-clinical medical student faculty?
The trend of replacing lectures with video recordings and outside resources has been happening for a while. Seems like most students learn at home and can watch the same lectures that were recorded several years ago. This to me seems like the faculty, after giving a lecture, do not need to do much work for at least a few years until updates need to be made. Do you think that soon faculty lectures will not be present anymore? Will schools just buy video lectures from the best people out there... What is the future for pre-clinical medical student faculty? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: anonymousdoctobe Source Type: forums

Surgery Rotation Preceptor or Ward Based?
What are the pros and cons for each situation? I have the option to do my third year general surgery rotation with a preceptor or a residency team. I’m not looking to go into a surgical specialty. But, I want to learn as much as possible from my rotation. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 68PGunner Source Type: forums

Academic Heme/onc Salaries
I am interested in a career in academic heme/onc and was hoping to learn more about the salary range one can expect right after fellowship and then more long term. Thank you! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mrdu Source Type: forums

getting into med school
Thread Starter getting into med school Follow 18 minutes ago 18m ago Quote: Originally Posted by Anonymous-112 would a medicine 3 day taster course at cambridge help me towards getting into med school The main things I've read and have been told med sch...
Source: The Student Room - February 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Relentas Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

HELP Brighton and Sussex or Plymouth for medicine?
Thread Starter HELP Brighton and Sussex or Plymouth for medicine? Follow 7 hours ago 7h ago Quote: Originally Posted by Omarmanutd Hey guys, I'm in a bit of a dilemma right now and any input is appreciated, especially medical students from either of these medical sc...
Source: The Student Room - February 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lion-tiger Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

De-Prescribing Thread
SDN Pain shamans, lets use this thread to post the good, bad and ugly about opioid deprescribing. We can share our success stories - and failures- and support each other. I look forward to learning new tricks, techniques, and ways to handle the difficult conversations that we have every day. I'll start- 45 yo F with fibromyalgia, PTSD, diffuse pain came to me from PCP on 140 MME, slurring her words, disheveled and disabled, unable to string together a coherent sentence. Three months later,... De-Prescribing Thread (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 61November Source Type: forums

Re: Avoiding blame and liability is vital to learning from errors and engineering a safer NHS
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

How much work experience needed for medicine
Thread Starter How much work experience needed for medicine Follow 2 days ago 2d ago Hi in my opinion medicine field requires more practical experience rather than theoretical knowledge and you should have deep concentration and commitment on work. However, from my own experience I found that it's not th...
Source: The Student Room - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stevesmiths Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Burn out, general lack of care
Im sure I’m not the first and I won’t be the last - but does anyone else feel like their day-to-day is p.o.i.n.t.l.e.s.s.? I’m in my second year (no clinical experience yet) and every day I feel less and less inclined to care. Our classes have nothing to do with anything and the ones that are dental related are so poorly taught that I don’t learn at all. I’m top 15 in my class of 120 so it’s not for reasons such as ‘it’s too hard’...I’m just over it. Any other D2’s feeling this way? Does... Burn out, general lack of care (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: VolDental Source Type: forums

MCAT-related acronyms
Is there a good resource for all of the acronyms that come up in this forum? I feel like I waste so much time trying to suss out what the heck TBR, etc. stands for. It's like trying to learn a language for those of us that are just starting out, a gate-keeping of sorts. A list somewhere would be so helpful. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stayathomemom Source Type: forums

Best CME conference on a beach?
I have avoided these conferences for years since I would rather do my own thing on vacation and I feel I don’t learn a tremendous amount at these conferences. They seem to be more nurse oriented at times. BUT, I have a difficult time spending all of my CME stipend every year and I’m thinking about taking the wife on a beach vacation. So what’s your recommendations? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Noyac Source Type: forums

Is it normal to feel haggard and unhealthy in medical school?
I eat healthy. I exercise. I sleep pretty well. I constantly feel like I could sleep anywhere and just haggard and achy all the time. For months. Low energy. Not well. Is this normal? It doesn’t help I’m learning about so many illnesses. Constantly feel like I’m experiencing the early symptoms of everything I’m learning about. Just want to wake up one day and feel healthy again, sick of this malaise and spending the day “pushing” myself to get around and get things done because my body... Is it normal to feel haggard and unhealthy in medical school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cryhavoc Source Type: forums

Applying to med school without taking physics
I do not have enough time to fit the whole year of physics into my academic plan. Is it possible to apply to medical schools without a year of physics? I will learn it by myself using the MCAT books. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: juneeex Source Type: forums

Any good resources to learn ortho?
Hey! I was wondering if anyone had good Ortho resources that they would be willing to suggest/share. Anything that would get me to understand the basic concepts for Ortho, including patient assessment, diagnosing, and treatment planning. Not the best taught course at my dental school unfortunately...... Appreciate the help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: blueberry101 Source Type: forums

Weed at medical school?
Thread Starter Weed at medical school? Follow 13 hours ago 13h ago Quote: Originally Posted by COYS...TTID Loads of med schools drug test. Do some research before giving such a judgey ignorant answer Are you serious? Source please. The only UK official ...
Source: The Student Room - February 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nexttime Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

USC Problem based learning
Hello, Are there any current USC students out there that can comment on PBL? Is it how you learn all of your studies? Or is it in addition to your regular lectures? Thank you! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jacbbc Source Type: forums

What to do next?
I just took my first practice exam and got a 509 (127,127,127,128) for NS Exam 1 after ~6 weeks of content (finished content) am I in a good place to score at least 512+?. I have posted a schedule I made for myself below, and was wondering if anyone had any more ideas or improvement. I'm not completely sure if I incorporated AAMC materials properly. I test on March 24th 31-Jan PRACTICE TEST 1 1-Feb REVIEW PRACTICE TEST 2-Feb REVIEW PRACTICE TEST Learning Vocab 3-Feb TBR Phase III CH 1 ALL... What to do next? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kris400158 Source Type: forums

Care Home Volunteering
Thread Starter Care Home Volunteering Follow 6 hours ago 6h ago Quote: Originally Posted by Charlotte's Web Honestly one of the best things you can do is sit and speak with the patients and their relatives. Learn about what brought them there, their lives and their ...
Source: The Student Room - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: K8e.H Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Sleep timing vs sleep length or quality
Discussion section.... “During the most intense learning period of their lives, medical students and residents are rarely able to maintain regular sleep schedules due to their high workload and are therefore often sleep-deprived and/or suffer from poor sleep quality (Curcio et al., 2006; Gruber et al., 2010; Lund et al., 2010; Nojomi et al., 2009; Taras & Potts-Datema, 2005). Yet, sleep plays an important role in memory consolidation (Diekelmann & Born, 2010; Rattenborg...​ Sleep timing vs sleep length or quality (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: arcus Source Type: forums

can i get into medical school with btec applied science level 3
Thread Starter can i get into medical school with btec applied science level 3 Follow 8 hours ago 8h ago Are you already doing the btec applied science? A levels are a lot harder than GCSEs so everyone can expect to struggle a bit when doing them, that doesn't mean you should give up, just change how you...
Source: The Student Room - January 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Stardust987 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

'Please Change the Culture of Surgery'
Doximity | Please Change the Culture of Surgery It is December 2017. I have been on the road for the last five months, completing my five months of elective rotations. I am a fourth-year medical student aspiring to specialize in family medicine. I also want to learn procedures, so I did two months of surgery, three months of family practice electives. At the beginning of this process, I had wanted to be a general surgeon,... 'Please Change the Culture of Surgery' (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: W19 Source Type: forums

Taking the NAVLE in an unusual situation, having passed before.
Hi, I graduated vet school and passed the NAVLE in 2007, and became licensed in Illinois. It took me a few tries though. That was due to going to a foreign vet school which is AVMA accredited, but I was not adjusted to multiple choice questions and had to learn that skill. Due to a serious injury I became no longer able to practice (Protip, get that AVMA disability insurance, you never know when you'll need it!). I kept up my Continuing Ed hours and maintained my license in IL, although not... Taking the NAVLE in an unusual situation, having passed before. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: darkenwulven Source Type: forums

Good sleep books/resources
im a pgy2 interested in psychosomatics, wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good evidence based, up to date book on the science and treatment of sleep. Looking to get into the weeds and learn about sleep architecture and stuff. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: COXblocker Source Type: forums

Do I stand a chance of getting into medicine?
Thread Starter Do I stand a chance of getting into medicine? Follow 5 hours ago 5h ago Quote: Originally Posted by heavhnly GCSES: Chemistry - A Biology - A Physics - A Maths - A English Literature - 7 English Language - 6 Spoken Language - Distinction Art -...
Source: The Student Room - January 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 161BMW Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

UKCAT prep
Thread Starter UKCAT prep Follow 7 hours ago 7h ago Literally practice a ton of questions. xD There are online resources which teach you some techniques on how to approach VR and AR questions for example, but it is aptitude testing so there's only so much you can "learn". You shouldn't be...
Source: The Student Room - January 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GrandExecutioner Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Why would you like to undertake work experience at this hospital?
Thread Starter Why would you like to undertake work experience at this hospital? Follow 57 minutes ago 57m ago Quote: Originally Posted by Volibear Well why are you looking for work experience in the first place? This is what I've got down in note form ...
Source: The Student Room - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mat325h Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Rush's New Flipped Classroom Curriculum
What I understand the curriculum to be: Flipped Classroom in small group sessions led by faculty for a mandatory 15 hrs/week (missing more than 1 session results in disciplinary actions); 2 cases/week with Wednesday off, ~50-90 pages of reading per case No traditional lectures (learn on your own at home/own time through online materials My question: Can any M1s at Rush offer insight into their new flipped classroom curriculum? I know that they have piloted it this year and saw... Rush's New Flipped Classroom Curriculum (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: darkpauladin Source Type: forums

Provider Status/Collaborative Practice Agreements
I have a couple of questions about provider status and collaborative practice agreements. I am not in pharmacy school, but I do have an interview this Friday. I am trying to learn more about these topics to become better educated on the subject matter. I have looked up both, but I have ended up confusing myself instead. Questions: 1) Are provider status and collaborative practice agreements the same thing? 2) Does a pharmacist with provider status have to be in a collaborative practice... Provider Status/Collaborative Practice Agreements (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MegaRave214 Source Type: forums

Would this work?
So I'm currently on the waitlist for my orgo 2 class. I've been thinking, and I'm not so sure that I want to take it. To be honest, Orgo 2 feels like such a big waste to me. The medical schools I'm interested in applying to don't require it, and I can learn the material on my own when studying for the MCAT. I was not even planning on taking it, but I got a B in Orgo 1 (completely my fault; I didn't study enough). I thought that it would look good to Medical schools if I got an A in orgo... Would this work? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FutureSoBrightMaybe Source Type: forums

Patient contact
I am in my first clinical year as a medical student. It is really the first time we have been 'let loose' on the wards. I have enjoyed learning about physiology, pathology, investigations and treatment as I really like the puzzle solving side of medicine. However I have been struggling with the patient communication side of things. My medical school pride themselves as producing the best communicators. I do not mind seeing patients, but i do get anxious especially when it's a little awkward... Patient contact (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: beacon123 Source Type: forums

is the isc medical interview book worth buying
Thread Starter is the isc medical interview book worth buying Follow 6 hours ago 6h ago Quote: Originally Posted by BULL14 is the isc medical interview book worth buying I used it over five years (probably an older version) but found it one of the most ...
Source: The Student Room - January 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Angury Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

PCOM questions!
Hi! I was accepted at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and am very excited! However, I feel like I have a lot of questions remaining following my interview. Could any PCOM students comment on the following? - How many hours of class do you have per day in the first and second years? - Is the curriculum strictly lecture based? Is there any small group learning? - Are there elective courses offered (such as medical humanities courses)? - As far as clinical rotations, how are they... PCOM questions! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lcg16 Source Type: forums

Learning from uworld
Hey guys, MD2 taking STEP1 in June, have Uworld but haven't really opened it yet (have been using Rx mostly). I'm looking to start uworld in the coming week(s) and I was wondering how you guys utilize uworld to learn concepts? Pretty much do you go through the question, whichever you get wrong you review the explanation, annotate FA and learn from it? And if so, how do you avoid falling into the trap of learning the question rather than learning the concept? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hopefulERdoc251 Source Type: forums

Medicine application... what next?
Thread Starter Medicine application... what next? Follow 6 hours ago 6h ago Quote: Originally Posted by lion-tiger Do you have any tips for getting those A*’s? study. A lot. Learn a bit more than what's needed. I didn't do A levels so can't give y...
Source: The Student Room - January 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nottie Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Plastic Surgery Sub-I Tutor
The absolute key to doing well on Plastic Surgery rotations is meeting someone who will tell you the answers to the secret questions that you are guaranteed to be asked. In plastic surgery, for every operation or problem, there are classic questions that have been passed down through the generations of attendings, residents and medical students. They are so repeated that all medical students will learn them by the end of their 2nd or 3rd sub-I. However, you want to be the rare all-star... Plastic Surgery Sub-I Tutor (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MilIntel Source Type: forums

Clarification of term & quot;learning difficulty & quot;- Re: Psychotic symptoms in people with intellectual disability
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Source: BMJ Comments - January 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

How can I do well in my A-levels so I can study medicine?
Thread Starter How can I do well in my A-levels so I can study medicine? Follow 6 hours ago 6h ago Quote: Originally Posted by Egguardo Because I love the brain and love surgery!! You may love the brain (guess which organ is telling you that!) but how d...
Source: The Student Room - January 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ecolier Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

How much chemistry is in medicine?!
Thread Starter How much chemistry is in medicine?! Follow 10 minutes ago 10m ago Also, I'm talking mainly about Scottish schools which I've applied to. The taking of the subject isn't the problem it's if I should go learn before university. (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - January 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nata5ha Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

PI won ’t write letter of rec
Hi guys, Title says it all. I’m a junior premed. Found out today that my PI does not want to write me a letter of rec. I’m a bit shocked since I was planning to apply this coming cycle. Here’s why: I mentioned to him a few weeks ago that my scientific interests have moved into a different area and that I was considering switching labs to learn some new techniques and get experience in a different area of my field. I though it was a good time to bring this up since we just wrapped up a... PI won’t write letter of rec (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medschoolplz88 Source Type: forums

Learning to Accept Yourself as You Are?
That second year resident who is the same age as you. No pubmed publications and he went to a low ranked medical school. Obviously he destroyed Step 1 and 2CK. Oh, and his fiancé (yes fiancé at the same age you can't even get a date) is a blonde/blue eyed bombshell you would give anything to take out on a date and buy flowers/open the door/hold her hand. The things I'm lacking in life that I wish I had. I just feel so inferior. Sometimes the people who appear the happiest/most upbeat... Learning to Accept Yourself as You Are? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: failedatlife Source Type: forums

Med Student Anonymous - Help Plz
Hi. My name is Gray Fox. I have the worst case of senioritis in my life. I used to have the fire. Shooting for the moon. Always reading. Always gunning. But it all changed after I submitted my app to ERAS. Shortly after, I lost that fire. I became illiterate. I binge Netflix. I'm working out. I'm actually happy again, and I'm scared. I have a terrifying indifference to learning in the wards. I'm like Mr. Honeybadger, just don't give a ****. I don't know how to be that neurotic, unhappy,... Med Student Anonymous - Help Plz (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gray Fox Source Type: forums