Any good work experience placements to make me stand out
Thread Starter Any good work experience placements to make me stand out Follow 1 hour ago 1 hour ago -Hospital (if you can) -GP surgery -Charity shops -Local chemist (see if you can shadow the pharmacist) -Nursing homes -Residential homes (eg those for disabled, such as Leonard Cheshire) -Hospice -Lo...
Source: The Student Room - May 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lemon27 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Role of comprehensive ophthalmology
I wonder what people's thoughts are regarding the role of new young comprehensive ophthalmologists. Is it more advantageous (or less disadvantageous) in more competitive or less competitive markets? Are they primarily seen as primary care eye doctors or as referrals for cataract surgery consultation as well as lasers, chalazions, etc in markets where optometrists are not allowed to do those procedures? Is there any reason to hire a comprehensive doc for a partnership track when there... Role of comprehensive ophthalmology (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dantt Source Type: forums

Family Medicine and Its Possibilities
HI, Im a 3rd year DO medical student that is highly considering Family Medicine because of all the possibilities with the training. I am finishing my last rotation before board studying and it happens to be ER, which I also really like. All of the ED docs and internists have been telling me not to do FM because of how NP are taking over primary care and they are more marketable than a FM based on cost. My problem I am having is that I like and want to do everything. So initially I was... Family Medicine and Its Possibilities (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: angeloss2766 Source Type: forums

Re: NEWS 2 sepsis score is not validated in primary care
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Graduate entry medicine 2019
Thread Starter Graduate entry medicine 2019 Follow 17 minutes ago 17m ago Quote: Originally Posted by ahhskdnf First of all, are there any new graduate-entry courses being introduced for 2019, I'm aware of some new Scottish courses but can't seem to find much inform...
Source: The Student Room - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: alleycat393 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Australian IMG
I haven't met anyone who has been in a similar position as me, here it goes. I'm an Australian medical student studying abroad. I want to move back to Australia but I don't want to become a GP, I'm not too fond of primary care. Up until now, my plan was to go to the US for residency, then move back to oz as a specialist. As of lately, I'm interested in more competitive specialties that are notoriously difficult for IMGs to get into in the US, namely neurosurgery and orthopedics. So I'm... Australian IMG (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Spodermin Source Type: forums

Primary care scholarship. Should I apply?
I appreciate any feedback as well as hearing about your personal circumstances that helped you in making the right decision. I'm nearing the end of my first year in a D.O. school, and thus will graduate just before I turn 41. Married, no children yet but planning. We plan to return to our hometown at the end of residency. Also, I already have a six-figure student loan debt from undergrad, grad, and first year of medical school. That has left me in a position of whether or not to consider... Primary care scholarship. Should I apply? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sthpawslugger Source Type: forums

Unusual Background- chances?
cGPA 3.67 and sGPA 3.65, strong upward trend, physics major MCAT 514 (129 C/P, 128 B/B, 127 P/S, 130 CARS) Undergrad institution: Top 5 schoool Research: Three separate research experiences in undergrad (in physics, not medically-related) with two resulting in lengthy "thesis" type reports but no publications Shadowing: 40 Hours (Primary Care, Ophthalmology, Ortho) Non-clinical Volunteer: Minimal and scattered (100 hours) Clinical: ~100 hours I was a highly ranked collegiate athlete in my... Unusual Background- chances? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: vanilla_pudding Source Type: forums

Is it possible to be a P.A and a coach?
I've been thinking lately about a lot of things, especially about my future. This crazy idea came into my head and I just thought I would express my mind because I can't seem to get it out of the back of my head. Anyway, so I was wondering if it is possible to be a primary care P.A and coach high school sports (cross country) at the same time. My friend's dad who is a pharmacist coaches basketball after work. So this idea just came into my mind if being a P.A and coaching a cross country... Is it possible to be a P.A and a coach? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr.Optic Source Type: forums

Sophie Davis 7 yr BS/MD vs NYU, BostonU, or Bing
I am a concerned parent and would really appreciate some input!My daughter is deciding on the best route for pre-med, with hope of orthopedics specialty. She is leaning toward the Sophie Davis 7 yr BS/MD program, and I am nervous that she will be undermining her ability to get good orthopedics residency afterwards. Please weigh in. Choices are - the 7 yr Sophie Davis program (admit into med school w/o MCAT, 3 yr undergrad aligned with med studies, primary care emphasis, brand new med school... Sophie Davis 7 yr BS/MD vs NYU, BostonU, or Bing (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SharonW Source Type: forums

If you had no student loan debt, would you do primary care (IM/FM/PEDS, etc.?)
Interesting question one of my classmates brought up. Interested to know what SDN thinks. What would y'all choose and why. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: QueenJames Source Type: forums

UCSF vs. Yale
Hi there, I'm interested in primary care. UCSF is about 40-50k more expensive for me than Yale; I'm also a fan of the Yale System and curriculum, and I would enjoy taking four years to leave the bay area (I'm from nearby). UCSF is the better regarded school and is especially much better in primary care, so I'm conflicted on what to do. I would want to match back in California, which I'm guessing will be easier to do from SF. What would you all choose if you were in my shoes? Is it worth... UCSF vs. Yale (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 2018applicant Source Type: forums

LOR from Doctor I shadowed?
I live in FL but am from Toronto. To make these visits productive, every time I went back home to visit, I shadowed a family physician. I did almost 100 hours of shadowing for him and we have a great relationship. He is willing to write me a LOR. Can I use a Canadian MD LOR for my AMCAS application? Would this be beneficial? I also am focused in going into primary care. My other choice is a DO in the US I did research for one semester. But I am not as close with him. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: icydragon123 Source Type: forums

Yale vs UCLA
Just wondering what people would choose if they had to pick between these two institutions. The cost of attendance is essentially the same for me, so no need to consider that. I'm asking more so what you would do if given the choice between these two schools. I'm interested in primary care, so it seems like the better bet would be LA. Unfortunately, I'm from Orange County so LA is basically home for me. It's tough deciding between staying at home and leaving to go get a new experience on... Yale vs UCLA (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: decidingquestion Source Type: forums

work experience notes
Thread Starter work experience notes Follow 2 hours ago 2h ago Hi, I did some work experience last week in the easter holidays- 4 days in different hospital departments related to oncology and 1 day in a GP surgery. I made lots of notes throughout the placements, writing down lots of things that I ha...
Source: The Student Room - April 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gomgossa Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Compared with dermatologists, physician assistants have lower diagnostic accuracy for melanoma.
Accuracy of Skin Cancer Diagnosis by Physician Assistants Compared With Dermatologists Randomly saw this article, and figured I'd post it here. Research on primary care (methodological objections aside) consistently shows that midlevels provide similar outcomes to physicians, enabling independent practice in an increasing number of States. I've gotten worried that that trend would extend to other medical... Compared with dermatologists, physician assistants have lower diagnostic accuracy for melanoma. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DubbiDoctor Source Type: forums

Fabulously wealthy ophthalmologists? What gives?
I've read a few posts here and elsewhere that state that ops is one of the few fields where one can be "fabulously wealthy". However, if you look at any salary survey anywhere, they generally have ops as being in the low-mid 200's, usually *below* most of the medical and surgical specialties (but above primary care). How'n the heck does this add up? What gives? As someone who is seriously considering ops, here's my take on it: If you do general ops, you will make 200-250, with much... Fabulously wealthy ophthalmologists? What gives? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Toadkiller Dog Source Type: forums

What MCAT score do I need to be competitive?
Hey guys. Given these stats, what MCAT score do I need to be competitive? Retaking in June. Keep in mind I am trying to be as objective as possible. I am aiming for any FL MD schools. I am graduating in May. I am also aiming for primary care. MCAT last year: 497 (128,122,123,124) GPA 3.98 LOR: Average in terms of quality from my science profs and non science prof. Pretty strong in terms of quality, for my character letter (from doctors, non-profits. PS: Pretty strong, did 37 drafts and... What MCAT score do I need to be competitive? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: icydragon123 Source Type: forums

Re: Incidence, clinical management, and mortality risk following self harm among children and adolescents: cohort study in primary care
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Chances? Black female 503/cGPA:3.51
Hello! I am really looking for some advice on my chances of getting in this cycle with my stats. I am an Ohio resident and an 22 year old African-American female. Traditional applicant with a gap year. GPA: cGPA= 3.51 sGPA= 3.13 with an upward trend. No Ds or Fs MCAT: first attempt: 499 (125-125-124-125) second attempt 503 (126-123-127-127) EC: Cello, choir, theatre, orchestra for 4 years Shadowing: 30 hours with mostly primary care physicians Volunteering: Clinical-... Chances? Black female 503/cGPA:3.51 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TRussell74 Source Type: forums

Choosing Clinical Experience?
Hello everyone! I'm looking to start getting involved in a clinical experience next school year but am not certain which one to choose yet. I've been following a few threads on SDN and it seems to me that CNA, EMT, or scribe would be some great choices. Can I get some sort of comparison (in terms of patient/nurse/physician interactions, time commitment, etc.) between the three to consider? I'm interested in primary care and will be shadowing a physician soon. I'm most likely looking for... Choosing Clinical Experience? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: whosehousedawgshouse Source Type: forums

General Thoracic Surgery Questions
Hi everyone. I'm a graduating 4th year about to start GS residency with an interest in CT fellowship. Cardiac has been discussed ad nauseam here; and I feel well-informed in that regard. However, information on general thoracic practice, here and elsewhere online, seems rather scarce. I've seen it touted as a more lifestyle-friendly specialty within GS, but I'm still unfamiliar with general practice settings. My understanding is that the majority of cases are elective: lung CA, gooses... General Thoracic Surgery Questions (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SociableJimmy Source Type: forums

LECOM Primary Care Scholar Pathway
I found some previous threads that were pretty old. I just want to know if anyone has any first or second hand experience regarding this program and how competitive it is. I'm very certain that I want to go into either FM or IM. I have no desire for anything surgical related. This is coming from experience of working as a CNA in Neuro ICU, SICU and MICU for the past 4 years. Long story short, I want to be a community PCP or doing hospital medicine. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AsianPersuasion Source Type: forums

Doctor's office asks $100 for shadowing fee
I asked to shadow a doctor (primary care), who is a friend of mine. She asked her HR department. The HR told her that I have to pay $100 to shadow her, and also fill out paperwork including medical records. Is this common? Or should I look for another doctor. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lallylally Source Type: forums

Kill Applocation
Thread Starter Kill Applocation Follow 8 hours ago 8h ago Hello, Could someone please help me out. I would really appreciate it. I want to do medicine but am confused where to apply. Here are my stats. I am a re-applicant. Junior Certificate : 6A's, 5,B's and 1c in english A-levels: A*AAB i...
Source: The Student Room - April 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SausageCat Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

UCSF (160k) vs. UCLA (full COA)
Feeling extremely lucky to even be in this position. Any insight greatly appreciated! UCSF Pros: This has been my dream school for 5+ years. It's a huge part of the reason why I moved to SF, and I want to do residency/practice here until the day I die. My life is here. My friends, S.O., support system are all here. I also just love the Bay Area pretty much more than anywhere I've ever been. Strong primary care + underserved populations opportunities, which is where I... UCSF (160k) vs. UCLA (full COA) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HermioneGrangerMD Source Type: forums

International - Chances?
Hi guys, I am an international student and was wondering if you guys could let me know what my chances are. I am planning on applying broadly, around 20 schools. I know my MCAT score isn't great but I think that's the best I can do. Majors: Biochemistry and Neuroscience GPA: 3.87 MCAT: 510, got 90+ percentiles in sciences. English broke my heart as always. Clinical Volunteering: 250 hours Shadowing: 2 doctors, neurologist, and family practitioner Research: Neuroscience research for 2... International - Chances? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: eror_electus Source Type: forums

Is a gap year needed...
So i am psychoanalyzing my GPA weekly at least... here are the details about myself that a medical school would look into: GPA: 3.3 Science GPA: 2.92 Experience: 3 years as retail pharmacy technician, 2 years hospital pharmacy technician, 2 years as veterinarian assistant, 1 year as emergency medical scribe, 6 months as EMS dispatcher, 20+ shadowing hours in rural primary care, ENT, and surgery. 1 of 30 accepted to primary care workshop at the college i am interested in. Attended medical... Is a gap year needed... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: premedgsdlover53 Source Type: forums

A year left: what am I missing?
Hi all, So I am a sophomore looking to apply next year in June. Below is what I expect to have based on my activities now GPA: 3.75 MCAT: haven't taken, but aiming for a 520 or higher. At least a 510 Clinical experience: Patient Visiting volunteer at hospital ~300 hours over year and a half Shadowing: 30 hours cardiac surgery, hoping also to shadow an ED doc or primary care or IM Non-clinical: Resource Center volunteer at a local homeless shelter,... A year left: what am I missing? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: premstudent Source Type: forums

Viability of a career in family medicine (vs. IM-PC)
I am very interested in primary care and starting to think about residencies in family vs internal medicine. Overall, I would say that all else equal I would probably choose family. I am drawn toward family medicine due to its comprehensive nature: I like the idea of being able to take on patients' children as my patients, continue taking care of patients when they get pregnant, and admit patients to the hospital as needed. I also think that I philosophically align with many of the family... Viability of a career in family medicine (vs. IM-PC) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Treebeard Source Type: forums

UNC vs. Duke
Hey everyone: Here's my pro's and my cons UNC Pros: In-State Tuition (super cheap) I resonate with the Student Body much more Alma Mater #1 in Primary Care I like Chapel Hill more than Durham Different Classes are more connected (M1's and M2's know each other and work together) Larger class-size (I am an extrovert and love meeting lots of people) Duke Pros: Ranking for research Specialization options are much better killer residencies 1-year preclinical UNC Cons:... UNC vs. Duke (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonyme27516 Source Type: forums

University of Washington vs. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Pros Full-tuition scholarship I really enjoyed my interview day, and everyone seemed so kind Minneapolis seems like a really cool city I’ve never left the West Coast (where I want to settle down) so now might be my best chance to try somewhere new Neutral H/P/F grading Primary care focus (#7 U.S. News) - I’m not sure what I want to match in yet, but as of now I’m interested in oncology and gynecological... University of Washington vs. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: westcoastapplicant Source Type: forums

Re: Low calorie and low carb diets for weight loss in primary care
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Source: BMJ Comments - March 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

WAMC: 3.9/3.8+ cGPA/sGPA, 525 MCAT
Junior at state university, planning on applying this cycle. WI resident 3.9+ cGPA/3.8+ sGPA, 525 MCAT ORM Clinical experience ~250 hrs hospital volunteer (close patient contact, mostly pediatric) 24 hrs shadowing (20 hrs primary care, 4 hrs ED — I am trying to get some more hours before applying) Non-clinical volunteering 80 hrs as conversation partner for non-native English speakers 50 hrs as tutor for adult ESL learners 100+ hrs doing science outreach with children... WAMC: 3.9/3.8+ cGPA/sGPA, 525 MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: capriccio Source Type: forums

Re: Low calorie and low carb diets for weight loss in primary care
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Source: BMJ Comments - March 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

When people dump on primary care...
As someone who may be interested in going the primary care route I get kind of annoyed when I hear classmates dump on primary care. I've heard a number of folks in my class say really dismissive things about primary care...people saying it's boring, it's compensated terribly, not worthwhile, even judgments about the work ethic of people who end up going into primary care (people who can't do anything else, low board scores, not ambitious, etc.). Sure, maybe you don't make anything near a... When people dump on primary care... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sighyup Source Type: forums

Re: Local approaches to the general practice recruitment crisis
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Worth Including
Hello all, I recently decided to shadow a physician in private practice and was wondering if it would be worth it to include 15-20 hours of physician shadowing on the AMCAS. It would be during the end of March and I am concerned it just looks like I'm padding my application. I don't have other formal shadowing by itself but was part of a program in the hospital that allowed me to shadow specialists indirectly - so wanted to get some experience in primary care (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hopefuldocta Source Type: forums

What are my chances: 3.75 cGPA, 3.8 sGPA, 515 MCAT.
Ethnicity: Asian Age: 21 State of Residence/School: NY Major: Applied Mathematics and Statistics + Biochemistry Minor: Mathematics + Writing and Rhetoric Science GPA: 3.8 Cumulative GPA: 3.75 MCAT: 515 (129/129/129/128) Shadowing: ~200 hours for a primary care physician/internal care doctor/oncologist 10 hours in the ER 24 hours in a clinic Leadership: TA for Orgo lab (4 semesters; 2 of those semesters were paid while 2 were for credit) Service: ~100 hours clinical... What are my chances: 3.75 cGPA, 3.8 sGPA, 515 MCAT. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: premedguy123 Source Type: forums

Should I apply this cycle?
MCAT: 512 (balanced) GPA: 3.5 (undergrad) science: 3.25 (undergrad) post bacc gpa: 3.9 (30 credit hrs all science classes) post grad science: 3.45 total gpa: 3.6 after post bacc work C in second semester gen chem and biochem in undergrad 500 hrs research, not published 500 hrs volunteering in local underserved areas 100 hrs shadowing primary care, 20 ENT surgeon, 10 ob/gyn Worked as manager at my job for 2 yrs and just started working as a scribe. I live in KY and was hoping to apply this... Should I apply this cycle? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tacolover1 Source Type: forums

Ask Doctor Strange anything 2.0
On a vacation block and looking to kill some time at home before I fly out of the country for a week. PGY-1, internal medicine (ID/primary care interest), Philly med school alum, gay, Asian, married. Ask me anything. I'll be as honest as possible. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Doctor Strange Source Type: forums

Is It Wise to Shadow Doctor That You Visit
Our family has primary care doctor very close by. I assist my 70-year young Dad during his medical appointments, even using anatomy diagrams to state what he wishes to discuss (my Dad's second language is English, he suffered brain injury and I explain things better visually). Our family doctor was so impressed she has even asked that I work for her. This is several months before I started to consider Medicine. Several threads mention shadowing and medical scribing as great learning... Is It Wise to Shadow Doctor That You Visit (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lillian36 Source Type: forums

Louisville vs LUCOM; An MD vs. DO school for an aspiring EM doc
I have been accepted at the University of Louisville (MD program) and the four-year-old Liberty University of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) (DO program). I loved both of them and would be happy attending either. However, there a few factors I need some help on. As of now, I want to go into emergency medicine. This very well may change, but I can only see myself going further specialized than towards primary care from here. Louisville for me will be around $60k/year LUCOM will be around... Louisville vs LUCOM; An MD vs. DO school for an aspiring EM doc (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nackbaxster14 Source Type: forums

When did you decide what specialty?
For current med students/residents/docs. At what point did you decide which type of residency you wanted to match to? I've never really thought about anything other than primary care but with seeing all these threads on specialties I'm interested to hear about this. Do a lot of people intending on primary care end up switching during med school? Or is that usually just people interested in a specific specialty? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: freedoctor17 Source Type: forums

Re: Ischaemic stroke, haemorrhage, and mortality in older patients with chronic kidney disease newly started on anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation: a population based study from UK primary care
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Source: BMJ Comments - March 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Anyone do well on or pass Step/COMLEX who had a 498/24 MCAT?
Having been accepted to medical (DO) school (RowanSOM/formerly UMDNJ-SOM) this past cycle with a lower MCAT score, I am concerned about boards. Anyone know of anyone or maybe have personal experience with this who has gotten a 24-25 or 498 MCAT and passed or even done pretty well on COMLEX/Step? I will probably end up going primary care IM or FM, but not exactly sure yet. My GPA and clinical experience (previous healthcare provider-I am a non-trad in my late 20s) in my opinion is really... Anyone do well on or pass Step/COMLEX who had a 498/24 MCAT? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Deecee2DO Source Type: forums

How do you deal with the paperwork in family medicine/primary care
Hi guys, I am a 3rd year med student who really likes outpatient medicine, and is highly considering family medicine. What gets me down is hearing the huge amount of paperwork that is somehow more unique to primary care. However, there may be hope as I hear conflicting things on the amount of bureaucracy/paperwork/pre-authorizations/ traditional primary care jobs have (not DPC, solo practice, concierge medicine) on this thread. Some have mentioned that they only spend 30 mins after the... How do you deal with the paperwork in family medicine/primary care (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: luckylotus Source Type: forums

Chronic Pain and Opioids - Impact on atient visit experience
Will the hyper-emphasis on 'patient experience' becoming ever tied to compensation, this article seems to confirm clinicians' concerns of such. Communication about chronic pain and opioids in primary care: impact on patient and physician visit experience Henry, Stephen G.a,b,*; Bell, Robert A.c,d; Fenton, Joshua J.b,e; Kravitz, Richard L.a,b PAIN: February 2018 - Volume 159 - Issue 2 - p 371–379 doi:... Chronic Pain and Opioids - Impact on atient visit experience (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NOSfan Source Type: forums

Whoot! Whoot! Whoot! Whoot! OSU Hiring Dean For New Branch Campus
The regents also approved a new dean position and increased admissions for the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as a branch campus in partnership with the Cherokee Nation. The class size will increase from 115 medical students per year to 165. "I view it as a game-changer for our medical school," said Regent Calvin Anthony, of Stillwater. "Health care in Oklahoma certainly is in need of more physicians, particularly primary care, which our university medical school focuses on."... Whoot! Whoot! Whoot! Whoot! OSU Hiring Dean For New Branch Campus (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jkdoctor Source Type: forums