Re: Unfulfilled potential of primary care in Europe
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Reappraising old friends: oxygen and primary care, the lessons of Alma Ata
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Unfulfilled potential of primary care in Europe
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Barriers Between Medical Students and General Practice as a Career
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Gaining work experience for medicine?
Thread Starter Gaining work experience for medicine? Follow 4 hours ago 4h ago Quote: Originally Posted by sbalfe16 How does one go about gaining a placement at a GP/surgery, or to take part in shadowing a doctor? what are the steps I would need to cycle through to ...
Source: The Student Room - September 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ecolier Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: New diagnosis of hyperthyroidism in primary care
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Overdiagnosis in primary care: framing the problem and finding solutions
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

The Future of Medical Education
by IMNOTDRPHIL (Posted Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:27 pm) The future of medical education is a giant topic.My situation is that I am 16 years past the applying to medical school stage that many of the forum visitors here are experiencing. I got accepted to the main medical school in my state, went through residency in family medicine (by choice as I wanted to " be a real doctor, " and now, boy do I regret it!), and have been in practice since graduating.I also know and routinely correspond with people who are well known in the educational policy community. I have not personally published work in that discipline, but have ...
Source: Med Student Guide - September 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

Re: Complaints about primary care services increased by 4.5% last year
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: The challenge of ageing populations and patient frailty: can primary care adapt?
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: The challenge of ageing populations and patient frailty: can primary care adapt? Where are the health visitors?
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: The challenge of ageing populations and patient frailty: can primary care adapt?
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Overdiagnosis in primary care: framing the problem and finding solutions
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Overdiagnosis in primary care: Data interpretation
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Too Late for Work Experience?
Thread Starter Too Late for Work Experience? Follow 7 hours ago 7h ago Quote: Originally Posted by Liiwmi Hi, I'm currently a student going into year 13 after the summer, and hope to apply for medicine. I was wondering if it was too late to get work experience, a...
Source: The Student Room - August 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ecolier Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: NHS made “a complete mess” of outsourcing primary care services to Capita, says MP
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Julian Tudor Hart: visionary general practitioner who introduced the concept of the “inverse care law”
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Another one of our greats gone Re: Julian Tudor Hart: visionary general practitioner who introduced the concept of the “inverse care law”
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Promotion of physical activity in primary care
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Source: BMJ Comments - June 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: General practice needs new models: here are some ideas
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Source: BMJ Comments - June 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Career Path Change - Doctor
Thread Starter Career Path Change - Doctor Follow 1 hour ago 1 hour ago Quote: Originally Posted by FootballGlory Hello, I was wondering if anyone would be able to point me in the right direction. For the past 6 months or so, I've been considering being a Doctor/G...
Source: The Student Room - June 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ecolier Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Online consulting in general practice: making the move from disruptive innovation to mainstream service
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Source: BMJ Comments - June 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Applying to medicine as a mature student.
Thread Starter Applying to medicine as a mature student. Follow 6 hours ago 6h ago Quote: Originally Posted by Walker23 I’m really interested in studying medicine, however due to my sister falling extremely ill when I was doing my GCSE’s and AS levels I ...
Source: The Student Room - May 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Snufkin Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

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