BMA can intervene in Bawa-Garba ’s appeal but Court of Appeal rightly refuses attempt to file evidence
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Drugs should be legalised, regulated, and taxed
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

AANA ’s Latest Tweets
What anesthesiologists don’t want lawmakers to know: #AnesthesiaFacts (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Plead the Fifth Source Type: forums

Re: Drugs should be legalised, regulated, and taxed
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Is California University of Science & Medicine (CUSM/CalMed) worth applying to this cycle?
Currently working on my AMCAS and trying to make a good school list. I have been stalking the forums for awhile and some comments from posters on the current CUSM thread raises some eyebrows for me. I've seen people claim vehemently they'd rather go to a DO school over this school, others claiming its just like CNU (which we all know gets a really bad rep here), some people nit picking about the lawsuit by the overarching hospital group which gave some of the initial funding. Some of the... Is California University of Science & Medicine (CUSM/CalMed) worth applying to this cycle? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MDorBust97 Source Type: forums

Re: Drugs should not be legalised, regulated, and taxed
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Drugs should be legalised, regulated, and taxed
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Drugs should be legalised, regulated, and taxed- BAD IDEA
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

checking ids when dispensing controlled substances
Hi, I am working at a retail pharmacy in Florida. According to Florida laws, under certain circumstances, we must ask for and make a copy of picture ids from patients before dispensing controlled substances (rule64b16- attached). My question is, what if their picture ids (driver licenses or state licenses) are expired? Are they still acceptable? I don't know if other states have this rule too, and if it actually comes from the DEA. Please help me clarify this matter. Thank you so much and... checking ids when dispensing controlled substances (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: alphagan Source Type: forums

Re: Drugs should be legalised, regulated, and taxed
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Should I reconsider Podiatry School at 30
Just logged in after six years after previously considering pod...ended up graduating with BA in Political Science. I was headed to Law School but with the current employment statistics I decided that spending a quarter million dollars for a law degree was not a good idea in return for a 45K salary. That type of debt is inescapable on a lawyer's salary today. I'm thinking about giving pod school a go again. I just need some of the prereqs. What do you all think......? GPA will be somewhat... Should I reconsider Podiatry School at 30 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sunyplatt Source Type: forums

Re: Drugs should be legalised, regulated, and taxed
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Drugs should be legalised, regulated, and taxed. How can they be when lower standards than for pharmaceuticals are inevitable?
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

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

Removing Information from Psychological Report
At my site (a university clinic), we are currently dealing with a parent that is insistent that a previous ADHD diagnosis and medication details be withheld from the final psychological evaluation report. Our evaluation does not support the current diagnosis. My supervisors and I have been torn about the ethical and legal implications of this. I’m looking for feedback on whether or not this is appropriate and how to best handle this situation from those with more experience. Thank you! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: future_dr.schoolpsych Source Type: forums

MCAT Study Plans and MCAT Study Strategies
Here is a collection of MCAT study guides, tips and advice provided by helpful members on SDN forums. Some of the threads may be old but they apply well for MCAT 2015 (especially verbal/CARS strategies and tips of maintaining focus and confidence on test day). This directory will be regularly updated with new resources. General Strategies Good scores can be achieved inexpensively by using excellent self-study plans.... MCAT Study Plans and MCAT Study Strategies (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lawper Source Type: forums

Can I legally scrub-in while shadowing?
In NY state, am I (an undergraduate) legally allowed to scrub into surgery in a hospital? Stuff that I may be doing: helping cut sutures, holding the patients skin together while the surgeon applies sutures, helping wipe away blood on the patient. Is this allowed? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mariambaby3 Source Type: forums

Legal dilemma
Greetings Ya’ll ! I work for a hospital in Tx under which another post-acute care facility operates as a separate entity. I was alarmed when a tech told me that another tech from the post-acute care entity, I guess, “gave us” several bags of heparin drips 20,000Units/500 D5W because they weren’t using them as much and will expire in November of this year. I am not quiet sure if the higher-ups know about this but I feel we may be in murky legal situation concerning such situations but can’t... Legal dilemma (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Xarelto-10 Source Type: forums

Non-Science Background
I come from a non-science background (the last time I took science was in high school). I have a business undergrad, went to law school and now work as a lawyer. So while I don’t have a science background, I do believe I have developed a lot of the critical thinking, reasoning, communication, etc skills that would help me in med school. I know there are a few schools (McMaster, Queens (I would not be willing to move outside Ontario)) that don’t require prerequisites, but I don’t think I’d... Non-Science Background (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LawDoctor Source Type: forums

Do you call other store asking if they have a certain narcotic in stock?
Happens more and more when we are oos the person demands we call who-know-how-many other stores asking if they have a certain narcotic in stock, most rph sound offended when asked these things because I'm putting the ball in their court. I've now refused to call other stores on this (this gets me 'reported' more than anything) but I tell them that I dont call other stores to check narcotic stock due to risk of the danger involved such as robbery and that I'm not accusing them of anything but... Do you call other store asking if they have a certain narcotic in stock? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Charcoales Source Type: forums

Passenger sues Southwest Airlines claiming PTSD
Passenger Who Survived A Fatal Flight Is Suing Southwest Airlines I'm curious to hear opinions from those of you involved in forensic work. The incident happened less than two weeks ago. It seems like an extremely quick turnaround to prepare and file a lawsuit, especially when the claim is substantially based on diagnoses that require a sustained period... Passenger sues Southwest Airlines claiming PTSD (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MamaPhD Source Type: forums

EM Burnout, Solve It Here
•Night shifts banned at age 50+ •Shifts longer than 8 hours, banned •Press Ganey banned •Mandatory, meaningful recourse and redress for any administrator that threatens an ED physician over metrics (Exception: inadequate time response in emergent cases under a physicians care, and to be addressed by medical staff M&M, not administration). •Civil Immunity for Emergency Physicans providing EMTALA based care, under good samaritan laws (criminal acts, exempted) •Time and a half pay, for... EM Burnout, Solve It Here (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Birdstrike Source Type: forums

Law School to Med School
Hello, I have a fairly unique situation. I graduated in 3 years with a 3.86 (magna cum laude with Dean's list every academic term, fwiw) from a top 15 undergrad in the humanities/social sciences. I took the first year chem sequence, a biology class, and some math and would have a BCPM of 3.84. This year, I enrolled at a top 10 law school (T13/T14 for those in the know). I did fairly average (3.3, which is median on the law school curve), because I hated the experience and found it... Law School to Med School (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LawToMedSchool Source Type: forums

When should I stop smoking weed?
So I’m starting medschool July 30 and my school is going to be conducting drug tests the week of orientation which is the first week anytime between July 30th and August 3rd. They say students can opt for a retest within a certain time frame if they fail the first time. Anyway, when should I stop smoking recreationally (about two times a week) so that I can pass the drug test? Btw recreational pot use is legal for people 21+ in my state. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: soysizle Source Type: forums

Switching Specialties Process
Hi everyone, I am finishing up my transitional year and set to start as a advanced program this July that I matched into last year. This was my second choice of specialty unfortunately. A friend just contacted me saying his program has a vacancy this July for what was my preferred specialty. I really want to switch over, but reading all the NRMP rules I feel like there’s no way to legally do this without earning a violation for the program I would be going to. Does anyone have any ideas or... Switching Specialties Process (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PMRtoRads Source Type: forums

BMA & #039;s Tendency to Lose Legal Claims
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Source: BMJ Comments - April 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Split cash and insurance private practice
I knew of a private practice psychiatrist who had a well established private practice. He decided to keep his patients he was seeing via insurance and continue accepting their insurance for payment BUT for any new patients he would only take cash. This is in Michigan, not sure if that matters, does anyone know the logistics and legalities of this? Thanks. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futuredo32 Source Type: forums

Medical Marijuana and Liability
Medical marijuana recently became legal this year in Pennsylvania. I have completed the necessary certification requirement and thought that I might have a few patients it could benefit. However, when I checked with my medical malpractice insurance they said that Medical Marijuana services are not covered as marijuana is a Scheduled I substance. I know in Pennsylvania marijuana is not actually prescribed but that patient a patient is certified to have an accepted condition and that it is an... Medical Marijuana and Liability (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pike73 Source Type: forums

Psychological testing?
Why isn't psychometric/ psychological testing a legally protected practice like the practice of medicine or what not? Someone cannot practice medicine without a liscence or training in medicine of some sorts (physician, nurse practitioner, etc) so why can anyone (like midlevel psychotherapists, psychiatrists, etc) perform psychological testing with no training? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Healthinfo104 Source Type: forums

States that require State Board exams
Hi everyone, I have been looking online for the answer to this question and I cannot seem to find it. I was hoping maybe someone on here knew where I could find the information or maybe knows more about it than I do! After passing the NAVLE, we are legally able to practice on animals, but I know there are certain states in the U.S. that also require you to take and pass a state board exam. Does anyone know which states require this or if there is a list somewhere? What about... States that require State Board exams (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Adogloveralways Source Type: forums

Lawyer seeks counsel
Hi everyone. I've been a patent attorney for a few years, but don't enjoy the work. I'm thinking about going to med school because it has always been a desire of mine. Some background info... I'm 35, not married nor have kids, have a BSEE, MSEE and a JD. I've taken all the prerequisites, except for O-Chem and English (not sure if law school classes may qualify). My plan is to enroll in an MCAT prep course and learn O-Chem on my own, take the test, then only apply to the few schools that... Lawyer seeks counsel (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: singularity81 Source Type: forums

Re: The role of medical manslaughter must be reconsidered, says leading lawyer
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Source: BMJ Comments - April 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Florida veterinary laws and rules exam
I'm taking the Florida vet laws and rules exam in a few weeks, to get my license there. The study guide is pretty minimal, basically just providing PDFs of the relevant laws. I was wondering if any of you have taken it and have any advice. Like how nit picky the questions are, how much to study/memorize etc. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tonkamoo Source Type: forums

Chances and should I avoid mentioning this?
I was abused as a child for a good portion of my childhood. It was dealt with and legal action was taken. However, it left many scars and I suffered anxiety and depression throughout high school. However, in college, I have learned to manage it and put these mental issues to rest. I understand that mental problems are a red flag. However, this is such a big part of my journey towards medicine and why I want to be a doctor. I've made so much progress from being a depressed high schooler who... Chances and should I avoid mentioning this? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cdp1996 Source Type: forums

Research Question
Hello all, I am a post bacc student, so I have a bit of a weird history: BA in Political Science and History and a JD. Practiced law for a year, hated it, after spending some time in Sloan Kettering with family members realized medicine was the route for me, so here we are. During law school I was a research assistant for an intellectual property institute and then for my advisor from undergrad on his book about the history of Early American political thought. I also worked in a legal... Research Question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: fauxrealist Source Type: forums

Is this legal?
Someone wanted to donate like 10 bucks and they said we could use it to help others who can't afford their copay (medicaid), can we accept this and put it into a iou jar or something only for those who swear they have 0 money? Or is this illegal? What if someone donated like 100 or something? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Charcoales Source Type: forums

Essential SDN Wisdom for Medical Students
The following resources and guides are generously provided by medical students, residents, fellows, attendings and faculty to help students in their journey to become physicians. This compilation will be regularly updated with new resources. SDN Advisor Guides and Insights Thanks to @Goro @mimelim @Law2Doc @Tenk @ProfMD for taking the time to guide... Essential SDN Wisdom for Medical Students (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lawper Source Type: forums

License Address
So just wondering what address you all use on your medical license? I’ve used my home address before, but thanks to lax laws for privacy of this, a simple google search reveals my home address. Didn’t think it was a big deal until I was visited at home by a seeker that I gave no opiates to. I do locums so I cannot register a job address... Thanks!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NYEMMED Source Type: forums

What would I need to specialise in to work for Dignitas?
Thread Starter What would I need to specialise in to work for Dignitas? Follow 8 hours ago 8h ago I don't think Dignitas actually has doctors. They get input from doctors, as they need a prescription for the lethal drugs and because you must have a physical illness for it to be legal, but i don't think i...
Source: The Student Room - April 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nexttime Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: The role of medical manslaughter must be reconsidered, says leading lawyer
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Source: BMJ Comments - April 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Shrink the P Value for Significance, Raise the Bar for Research: A Renewed Call
From Medscape JAMA Viewpoint: The Proposal to Lower P Value Thresholds to .005 Some takeaways: “The problem with P values is that if you take their exact definition, what they convey is not something that any clinician would ever be interested in, with very rare exceptions," according to John PA Ioannidis, MD, DSc, Stanford University,...Click to expand... Shrink the P Value for Significance, Raise the Bar for Research: A Renewed Call (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lawper Source Type: forums

More Bad News For MSU-COM - Former Dean Felony Arrest
More bad press for MSU-COM. This explains how Nassar could get away with his activities. Court records: Former MSU dean William Strampel sexually harassed students, had pornography on university computer (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ChicagoBear Source Type: forums

Part-time work in online-clinic
Hi everyone! We are looking for doctors in an online clinic that works with patients from California, Nevada and other states where medical marijuana is legalized. Our doctors today spend 15-30 minutes per day on work with our patients through Skype and earn $ 2-3 thousand a week. Today we are expanding and we are inviting new doctors. If you or your friends need additional income, write to us. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: zaomir Source Type: forums

Re: The role of medical manslaughter must be reconsidered, says leading lawyer
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Source: BMJ Comments - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Abortion rates are similar in countries where procedure is legal or restricted
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Source: BMJ Comments - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Law student wants to become med student
Hello, I'm new to SDN. After years of consideration, I want to start putting my desire to become a doctor into action. First of all, since I know the first reactions to my post will be "are you sure you've thought long and hard about this?" and "it will be unimaginable difficult for you," I want to assure all readers that I have indeed considered all facets of the decision and determined that it is the path I wish to pursue. I've talked with many physicians (and attorneys), career-changers... Law student wants to become med student (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Law_Student Source Type: forums

Re: Patient being charged £54 000 for radiotherapy wins legal aid to challenge rul
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Source: BMJ Comments - March 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums