Help on Why I want to be a Doctor (Controversial)
Hi Everybody, This is a throwaway account because this topic is a little sensitive. I have an interview coming up and I have been going through the standard preparation for it. The only question that I have been hesitant on is why I wanted to become a doctor. My reason was that 8 years ago in the 8th grade, due to crappy things going on and not thinking clearly, I attempted suicide. It is something I regret ever having done, and I have moved on with a much more positive outlook on life... Help on Why I want to be a Doctor (Controversial) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rambosmith912 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Suicide risk assesment
I hear this term being used a lot. What exactly does this mean? I’m in the ED being consulted to see a pt. I talk to the pt find out exactly what’s going on, do a comprehensive psych evaluation exploring suicidal ideation, past psych history, etc. I don’t really understand what a suicide risk assesment is. Is it a questionnaire I’m supposed to read off of? Or is it simply talking to the pt about his suicidal ideation and all that that entails like past thoughts, plans etc. in other words. Is... Suicide risk assesment (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Merely Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

RE: Preventing suicide in medical staff
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Clare Gerada: Preventing suicide in medical staff
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide terminology. Success for whom?
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Higher risk of suicide in women doctors Re: Clare Gerada: Preventing suicide in medical staff
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Clare Gerada: Preventing suicide in medical staff. But suicide is just the last act.
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

For profit psych hospitals
What do you guys think of working at a place like this? Some of the stories I’ve read are very shady. What kind of doctors work at these places? Why would a doctor want to work here if they pressure you to act unethically? UHS can't dodge claims it held patients illegally, investors say: Shareholders who have been in a legal fight with Universal Health Services since 2017 have argued the King of Prussia, Pa.-based hospital operator can't dismiss claims it fueled revenues by exaggerating patients' risk of suicide and involuntarily commi...
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Merely Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Re: Clare Gerada: Preventing suicide in medical staff
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide among medical students
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide prevention in England
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Psychologist taking patients off suicide precaution.
Op-Ed: Replacing psychiatrists in jails is dangerous The Justice Department has acknowledged that Jeffrey Epstein, who died by suicide while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking, was taken off www.theintell.com Just wondering what your thoughts are on this article. I’ve interacted with two psychiatrists and multiple physicians who had stated psychologists learn suicide risk assessments from internet videos. Some have also said psychologists do not even have the right training to diagnosis and treat mental illness. I think it’s d...
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BorderlineQueen Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide prevention in England - new suicide prevention minister appointed
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Associations between gabapentinoids and suicidal behaviour, unintentional overdoses, injuries, road traffic incidents, and violent crime: population based cohort study in Sweden
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Fun thread: Could other people tell that you are a premed by the contents of your wallet?
In my wallet I have my Wilderness First Responder card, effective Communication in the healthcare setting card, Suicide and mental health awareness card, and a sheet with the Arabic Alphabet. What do you have in your wallet that may give away the fact that you are a premed? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MemeLord Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide prevention in England
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

The medical and scientific professions persist in ignoring the potential contribution of psychiatric drugs to suicide
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Adverse drug effects and suicide
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide prevention in England. Scotland as an example; why Governments are getting it so wrong.
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide prevention in England - what is missing here?
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide prevention in England
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Saw a school Psychologist once, will I be disqualified from HPSP
I was having a hard semester and so I decided to talk to a school psychologist once. It wasn't for anything suicidal, just family and grade issues. This was 2 years ago, and I have never had to seek help since. My school said everything was confidential, however I think there may be an exception for the government/military. Should I tell my recruiter about this when I apply? And if I do tell them, will this disqualify me from receiving the scholarship? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dentist409 Tags: Military Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: New standard of proof for suicide at inquests in England and Wales
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

I repeated 1st year - Thoughts? Advice?
So I repeated 1st year I am a US student in the south. I would say it was due to 1) not knowing how to quickly adapt to the change in quantity and quality of material being presented AND 2) I went through a very emotional relationship and breakup in which the person I was dating was very depressed and suicidal throughout. Since then I never repeated anything else got through the curriculum well Step 1 was literally average and Step 2 in the 230s. I am wanting to do Peds and I am interested... I repeated 1st year - Thoughts? Advice? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lalamamus1 Tags: ERAS, SOAP, and NRMP Match Source Type: forums

Is a complete reinvention possible?
I'm begging everyone to not be cruel because my situation is quite laughable right now but I'm desperately looking for hope. I've graduated my university with just above a 2.00 GPA for both cumulative and science. I took the bulk of my science courses (about 2 semesters worth) during the midst of a severe mental decline, that skated on suicidal more than once. I know that as of right now, any chance of me going to medical school is shot but I'm hoping that I can still right the wrongs of my... Is a complete reinvention possible? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dmene1 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Re: Social media: suicide promotion and anti-vaccine content must be banned, says BMA
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Suicidal pt due to chronic pain
Are there any good treatments for a lady on the inpatient unit that was admitted because of suicidal ideation due to chronic pain. She’s had many surgeries in the past and as a result has chronic pain all day only relieved by tons of opioids which were stopped by her pain medicine doc. She’s still on 7.5 mg Percocet 4x a day but that’s not enough she says. If her pain was manageable she would be able to move around the house and do stuff and be less depressed and suicidal but I can’t really... Suicidal pt due to chronic pain (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Merely Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

What Would You Do: Patient Denies Being Suicidal, Collateral Says Otherwise
Hypothetical scenario: Mother calls the office in a state of panic because she thinks patient (24 yo M) will commit suicide. You speak to the patient and he says he has no idea, intention, or plan. You have no reason to suspect foul play from the mom. You are not sure if patient is telling the truth. No other information available. How will you proceed? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: AD04 Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Lost and Confused about Undergrad Research
Recently finished year 2 of 5 of my degree, want to get started on undergraduate research but feel like I don't have the knowledge to present a compelling argument for why a PI should let me onto their project. First year was bumpy (4 W's and 3 AW's [administrative withdrawal] due to boyfriend's suicide that year, also why I'm doing 5 years instead of 4), but cGPA is 3.82. That being said, science classes I've taken that remain on my script include Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II +labs... Lost and Confused about Undergrad Research (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lodo.owl Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Re: Associations between gabapentinoids and suicidal behaviour, unintentional overdoses, injuries, road traffic incidents, and violent crime: population based cohort study in Sweden
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Source: BMJ Comments - June 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Gabapentinoids linked to new risks, including suicidal behaviour
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Source: BMJ Comments - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

I am applying for Psych this year
went to caribb school Step1: 216 Step2 CK 1st attempt failed, 2nd attempt 214 Step2 CS 1st attempt failed, 2nd attempt passed poster presentation at psych conference, made a 5min short film on suicide, couple volunteer stuff my board scores obviously stink and im looking around for research I have my sights set on psych only, what can i do from now till september to help my resume. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DietCoke78 Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Re: GP suicides: lack of support for female doctors
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Source: BMJ Comments - May 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

How bad is it, really? Past grief, multiple withdrawals, and stressing out.
Hey all, kind of a long background story here but would absolutely love and appreciate any honest feedback and advice. Early 20s. Biracial female (African-American and French/Dutch). Currently I’m a sophomore at a state school. Started my freshman year with a 3.9, started scribing part time in an urban ER and still am. Joined an honors society and volunteered here and there. Everything was going very well until my boyfriend of several years committed suicide over winter break between Fall... How bad is it, really? Past grief, multiple withdrawals, and stressing out. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lodo.owl Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Study showing association between Netflix's 13 Reasons Why and youth suicide rates
I'm sick of seeing this study discussed by people who have no understanding of mental health or suicide research, so let's talk about it here! NIMH » Release of “13 Reasons Why” Associated with Increase in Youth Suicide Rates (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cara susanna Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Rejecting an acceptance to medical school for marriage + financial benefit and re-apply to one school: Is this academic suicide?
Hello all! I have used SDN for a long time to answer many of my questions related to the applications process and all other things related to medicine. I've scoured the forums already for any kind of case like mine but I could not find any listed. I decided to make a formal account with SDN because I am searching for some relatively unbiased feedback from a group of individuals that fully understand the applications process, residencies, ect. As stated above, I am planning to get engaged to... Rejecting an acceptance to medical school for marriage + financial benefit and re-apply to one school: Is this academic suicide? (...
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Hiphophippocrates Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

Re: GP suicides: LMCs call for action to reduce “appalling” numbers
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Source: BMJ Comments - March 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Physician Assisted Suicide: Medical Practice or Killing in Practice?
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Surviving Depression and fighting suicidal idealization in Medical School
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Global, regional, and national burden of suicide mortality 1990 to 2016: systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Why does the suicide mortality increase in some countries?
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Physician-assisted suicide
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Medicine Applicantion 2020 *MEGATHREAD*
Thread Starter Medicine Applicantion 2020 *MEGATHREAD* Follow 6 hours ago 6h ago So, for all of you who will be applying for medicine in 2020 you are likely to be in Year 12 and have just started your A-levels (like me). I am making this thread in order to share advice with each other. We all know that m...
Source: The Student Room - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: New Wonder Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

From a BA with no science to a medical degree - please help!
Thread Starter From a BA with no science to a medical degree - please help! Follow 6 hours ago 6h ago Hi guys – I am seeking sound advice, so please, please stick to the end to help! I have finished my BA at a reputable Uni (not Redbrick or Russel Group) in English and History. I have achieved a 2...
Source: The Student Room - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RosieAppleLemon Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Read before applying
Thread Starter Read before applying Follow 4 hours ago 4h ago Quote: Originally Posted by sefget Medicine is a really difficult road - especially to those of you who are perfectionists. I was confident in school, never anxious or stressed even about exams - because ...
Source: The Student Room - August 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ecolier Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums