Rheum vs Primary Care !!!! HELP PLEASE
similarities/differences between rheum and primary care. are you better off applying for rheum in residency or doing primary care for a few years followed by fellowship? what would help to make you a better rheumatologist (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RHEUM2020 Tags: Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties Source Type: forums

Do you workup and treat painful diseases (not just the pain)?
This is perhaps more of a nuance question, but do you workup and treat painful diseases? For example, of you suspect RA/Lupus/etc, do you do the bloodwork and manage DMARDs, biologics, etc or simply refer to Rheumatology? If you think the patient has osteoporosis, do you do the bone density/DEXA and give Calcium/Vit D, bisphosphonates, etc? If the patient is having possible side effects from opiates, (which may be related to other medical problems as well) such as low testosterone... Do you workup and treat painful diseases (not just the pain)? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ferrismonk Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Advice For Dentistry With Arthritis
Hello everyone, I was fortunate enough to be accepted into dental school this upcoming summer. However, my senior year of high school I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and placed on intense medications. My rheumatologist says that my arthritis is on a mild scale and the medication makes me feel like I don't even have arthritis (except for a few occasional flare ups). I was curious if anyone has any advice going into dentistry with arthritis or if they know anyone with a similar... Advice For Dentistry With Arthritis (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bill1890 Tags: Dental Source Type: forums

Rheumatology application cycle 2018 -2019
Hi everyone. I am creating this group for people applying for Rheumatology for 2018-2019 cycle. Lets begin the cycle.Thanks. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Rheum01 Tags: Other Subspecialties Source Type: forums

Re: Psoriatic Arthritis
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Evidence based guidelines/research
Hello all, Anyone have a list of major papers/guidelines to guide interns/residents during clinic? For example, pt comes in and has meniscal tear symptoms but also has arthritis. Previous papers i've read suggest that outcomes are the same for patients who have knee scope vs patients who go through physical therapy. It would be nice to be able to quote or tell patients "based on evidence, these are the options and these are the outcomes". Another example, you suggest small RTC tear and you... Evidence based guidelines/research (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: IAhawkeye Tags: Orthopaedic Surgery Source Type: forums

Why is Rheumatology getting so competitive
I need an insight about why Rheumatology is getting this competitive? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Successor12 Tags: Other Subspecialties Source Type: forums

Re: Diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis in adults: summary of updated NICE guidance
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Don't have enough work experience for medicine ??
Thread Starter Don't have enough work experience for medicine ?? Follow 59 minutes ago 59m ago Hi, so I'm applying for medicine this year and currently revising for the ukcat in a couple weeks. As I decided late into year 12 that I wanted to pursue medicine, I'm concerned I don't have enough work experie...
Source: The Student Room - July 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: abb41289 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Increased cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis: mechanisms and implications
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DO Rheumatology Position in Southern Florida
Last minute position available for osteopathic fellowship in Rheumatology for PGY-1 for July 2018. Serious inquiries only. More info available upon request. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lupus33131 Source Type: forums

Am I competitive for fellowship in Rheumatology or Geriatrics
I am a US-IMG. I matched to a community program with university affiliation. Step 1 score 236 Step2 CK score 229 Step2 CS passes first attempt. No publication. There is no in house rheumatology in our program. I looked at past fellowship matching data in our program. There are 2-3 people who matched to Rheumatology fellowship in the past 5 years. My question would be: 1) With my board scores and coming from a community program, what is my chances for Rheumatology or Geriatrics? 2) How... Am I competitive for fellowship in Rheumatology or Geriatrics (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cutefamilydog Source Type: forums

Re: Women and rheumatoid arthritis . . . and other stories: good advice over the counter
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Rheumatologist salary is up 9% in 2018 medscape physician salary report
Medscape 2018 report mentioned that rheumatologist salary is up 9% compared to last year. I think it is big increase in salary . Also, congress has recently passed spending bill that includes Part B drugs Fix, Therapy Caps repeal which prevent cutting of reimbursement of infusion drugs. I think it mainly have effects upon infusion heavy specialist such as oncologist and rheumatologists. Oncologist salary is also up 10% in medscape 2018 report. Will rheumatology fellowship become more... Rheumatologist salary is up 9% in 2018 medscape physician salary report (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: benbenben2018 Source Type: forums

Why isn't Fisher Wallace Cranial Simulator and similar devices prescribed/discussed more?
Forgive me if I am posting in an inappropriate forum for this topic; I presume my question would be most relevant here. I receive psychiatric care myself and I've observed others receive the same treament. Not once have I ever heard of a mental health care professional prescribing a device such as Fisher Wallace Cranial Simulator/similar devices nor discussed this with his/her patients. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain such as arthritis by promoting the... Why isn't Fisher Wallace Cranial Simulator and similar devices prescribed/discussed more? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AlfonsTheGuru Source Type: forums

Diagnostic Ultrasound for Rheumatology?
I'm a rheum fellow nearing graduation. Currently being trained (not certified) in diagnostic ultrasound. Has anyone out there found it useful to implement in their practice? Has anyone used this in place of getting xrays on some of your patients? It seems to be the one procedure that rheumatologists can do that has reasonable reimbursement (unlike ultrasound guided joint injections.) Just wanted to get a sense of its clinical utility in day to day practice. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drk310 Source Type: forums

Should the Physical Nature of Dentistry be a Concern?
Hey everyone. For a non-trad starting school in their early 30s, should the physical nature of dentistry be a concern? Working in such a small space doing tiny procedures with precise instruments sitting and peering down all day. What if someone started to have eyesight problems in their 40s? Or started to develop hand/wrist arthritis? Or just had huge hands to begin with? I like the idea of dentistry but these to me really are a concern. I have large hands and am very tall, so it... Should the Physical Nature of Dentistry be a Concern? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gleeful Source Type: forums

2018 Fellowship Match Statistics
2018 Fellowship Acceptance Rates (# of Positions Filled / Total # of Applicants) Nephrology 94% Infectious Disease 92% Allergy/Immunology 87% Endocrinology 84% Pulm Critical Care 72% Heme/Onc 69.5% Cardiology 68.6% Rheumatology 67.7% Gastroenterology 64% (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rheum18 Source Type: forums

IM Subspecialties with good lifestyle
MS3- So I am pretty set on IM mainly because I like the variety and thinking aspect. But I also want something with good lifestyle and time to do other activities (ie research, teaching) Any advice or input on any of the following IM Subspecialties: Allergy and Immunology Rheumatology Endocrinology Hematology/Oncology (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nanobot1 Source Type: forums

Rheum: Starting prednisone on suspected conditions as initial treatment question
Hello, this is my first post. I'm from Chile and I'm in my first year of internship. Once a Rheumatologist told us to not starting prednisone in rheumatoid arthritis suspicion (we don't have access to DMARDs as general practitioners) because at time of referral there will be no objective clinical or laboratory signs of active disease so it would be more difficult to do the differential, so his suggestion was to start only NSAIDs and early referral (although it takes a pair of months here,... Rheum: Starting prednisone on suspected conditions as initial treatment question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nyatar Source Type: forums

Prolo GIGO: Critque the **** out of this!
Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Jul 7;9:139-59. doi: 10.4137/CMAMD.S39160. eCollection 2016. A Systematic Review of Dextrose Prolotherapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Hauser RA1, Lackner JB2, Steilen-Matias D1, Harris DK3. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review dextrose (d-glucose) prolotherapy efficacy in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases... Prolo GIGO: Critque the **** out of this! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Source Type: forums

Pain and Rheum
Hey guys, PGY1 here, just finished a rheumatology rotation and noticed a lot of patient with chronic pain that would benefit from interventioinal pain or pharm treatment such as fibro, or inflammatory arthritis that could benefit from geniculat blocks, or chronic neck and back pain. I am interested in pain, do not know all available interventions but noticed the patients were not well controlled at times. How feasible would a rheum/interventional pain clinic be or would it even make sense? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AnybodyWantAPeanut? Source Type: forums

What are my chances? Help deciding where to apply
Hello, I'm applying in summer 2018 to medical schools and am doing a lot of research on schools to apply to. I am hoping to get feedback on where I should apply and my chances at these schools. I am getting a BS in Chemistry from a top state school with a minor in Biology. I have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and was on Team USA for figure skating for two years. I have been published in JACS once as second author and got a very competitive research fellowship at my school. cGPA:... What are my chances? Help deciding where to apply (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: janedoe18 Source Type: forums

Multiple Publications
Hello everyone, I am currently a junior and I have 5 publications and 4 abstracts accepted into journals, (also a few poster presentations, but I did not present, my name was just on the poster.) I have research experience from 3 different places. One is clinical research at a university hospital (gastroenterology department) (my 5 papers are from here) and two basic science (biological) labs one at the same hospital (rheumatology department) and one on my undergraduate campus (biology... Multiple Publications (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TennisWalk Source Type: forums

Iron infusions
If someone has anemia of CKD due to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ferritin is an acute phase reactant so it would be elevated. How do you decide how much iron to give? In other words, does ferritin play a role in determining how much iron pt should receive? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: meerkat111 Source Type: forums

The revolt against ABIM and MOC
So, I was a a dinner last night and many of the private practicing physicians were talking about this current question about MOC and abim’s attempted expansion. Many of the private Rheumatology is pretty scathingly about it. Just wondered what everyone’s thoughts were. I feel like this is the similar to the step CS thing ‘revolt’ which never had much momentum. This looks more promising.... The revolt against ABIM and MOC (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kakoy Source Type: forums

Re: Shared medical appointments: further experience in a rheumatology department
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Medicine at Glasgow vs Edinburgh?
Thread Starter Medicine at Glasgow vs Edinburgh? Follow 2 hours ago 2h ago Quote: Originally Posted by TomSuffolk Thanks for the response :H I'm wide-tracking here a bit, but how beneficial is it to intercalate? I know I've got a while until I need to think about...
Source: The Student Room - September 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Asklepios Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Reiter's Syndrome - Classic triad
Reiter's Syndrome - Classic triad 1. Urethritis/Cervicitis ( very few students know about Chlamydia cervicitis - very frequently asked on USMLE ) 2. Conjunctivitis 3. Arthritis Can't see, Can't pee, Can't climb a tree Associated with HLA-B27 on serology - another frequently tested fact Contact score.usmle@mail.com for acing on USMLE (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: score_usmle Source Type: forums

Physiatry vs Rheumatology?
I know that they are two different specialties, but they looks so similar... both seems to do a lot of work related to the joints... how are they different? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Healthinfo104 Source Type: forums

Postgraduate Rheumatology degrees
Thread Starter Postgraduate Rheumatology degrees Follow 8 hours ago 8h ago Hi I'm a Registrar in Rheumatology. Can someone please let me know what are the Online/ Distant learning Postgraduate Rheumatology degrees available for us (except the MRCP Special certificate exam)? Thanks (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - September 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Saj82 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Oral contraceptives, rheumatoid arthritis and immune disorders Re: Contraceptive pill is linked to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis, study finds
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Deciding on which medical schools to apply to?
Thread Starter Deciding on which medical schools to apply to? Follow 4 hours ago 4h ago Quote: Originally Posted by IssyCon Posted this on another thread, but got no replies, so decided to start my own thread. I have decided to definitely apply to Newcastle, as I l...
Source: The Student Room - August 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HopelessMedic Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Work as general medicine attending during rheumatology fellowship?
Hi all. I recently read on a rheumatology fellowship's website that fellows are required to work as general medicine attendings during the fellowship. "3 months/year General Medicine ward attending". I was just wondering if this is the typical experience and to be expected or an exception. Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: skichick12 Source Type: forums

Re: Diagnosis and early management of inflammatory arthritis- authors reply to comments
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First Rheumatology Job
Hey guys! I am a current rheum fellow and is actively looking for my first job after training. I have been offered a position at a large multi-specialty group in town but I would be the only rheumatologist there. Ideally, I would like to work with other rheumatologist starting out but given this is the first offer I have at a location I want to be in I am seriously considering it. Have any of you guys have experienced working as the only rheumatologist in a group? Any advice for things I... First Rheumatology Job (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: vivella Source Type: forums

Re: Diagnosis and early management of inflammatory arthritis
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Clinical trials in private practice?
Hello, would any of you have any info on pursuing clinical trials in a private practice setting? Was briefly offered today and will be discussing more in detail with the company at a later date, but I really am clueless in terms of how it's set up and what the reimbursements are like. Any insight would be great. As a side note, I'm part of a rheumatology group. Myself and the other partners are still pending a decision whether want to take part in it or not. Sent from my iPhone using... Clinical trials in private practice? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Rheumination1 Source Type: forums

Official 2017-2018 Rheumatology Fellowship Application Cycle
Let's start the 2017-2018 application thread! Good luck Everyone!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rheum18 Source Type: forums

Assisted suicide for arthritis? Come to Canada
Ontario judge rules woman fits criteria for medically assisted death Seems like a pretty low bar to set Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TorMed Source Type: forums

Hate outpatient
MS3 here. I'm interested in a lot of things tbh. I liked neuroscience in preclinical years, but soon realized there was little neuroscience in neurology. I liked radiology, reading studies was amazing. Anesthesia and critical care was brilliant. I liked inpatient medicine and surprisingly, I loved rounds. Now I'm on outpatient medicine and if I have to see another metabolic syndrome patient I will most likely OD on insulin. I posted earlier on how I wanted to pursue a rheumatology... Hate outpatient (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Spodermin Source Type: forums

Re: Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears: a clinical practice guideline
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Tonsillectomy is recommended in adults with recurrent tonsillitis but it does not prevent Rheumatic fever and its complications
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Entering surgery with risk of arthritis
After taking a 23andme dna test, I had two genes found that are both risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis. This increases my risk for rheumatoid Arthritis. With that said, I have no family history of it. I am interested in a surgical subspecialty, but given that result, would it be unwise to enter that field knowing my risk? Christiaan Barnard was a heart surgeon (pioneer of the heart transplant) who had RA. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: parserfan Source Type: forums

How easy is it for a DO to get a fellowship after an Internal Medicine residency?
I know IM lets you specialize and get a fellowship in a variety of specialties such as cardiology, pulmonology, oncology, rheumatology, ID, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology etc... How accessible are these for a DO? Do most IM DOs go on to specialize or do they just stick with practicing general IM? After completing an IM residency are MDs and DOs on relatively equal footing? I really think I'd like to pursue oncology but am not sure what sorts of odds I have of that actually... How easy is it for a DO to get a fellowship after an Internal Medicine residency? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cantcatchme Source Type: forums