4th year

  1. whatsthepoint

    M4 - Am I crazy if I drop ortho after interviews?

  2. T

    4th year schedule for FM: auditions later, "fun" rotations earlier?

    I'm a DO student, currently working on my 4th year schedule. No failures or red flags. Passed step 1/ comlex 1 first attempt. Wanting to apply FM. I have secured 3-4 away rotations at residency programs but they are all later in my 4th year. Consequently the first part of my 4th year is open. I...
  3. M

    How many electives before ERAS submission?

    General question about M4 planning. It seems like several specialties (ENT, derm, pmr, etc) expect you to do at least 2 electives in the given specialty of interest. With all other requirements (step 2, sub-I, EM), it just seems difficult to realistically squeeze in 2 electives before submitting...
  4. Caffeine Matters

    4th year $$$ refunds and gifts

    I have heard several schools are giving their graduating students several hundred dollars in tuition reimbursement or graduation fund reimbursement!?!?! Any other 4th years getting some sort of gift or financial compensation? If so, please list: gift and school. Hopefully with enough data, we...
  5. V

    OSU Now Accepting Transfer Students

    Hi Everyone, I am a current Ohio State vet student student that has heard through the grape vine that OSU will now be accepting transfer student FOR ALL CLASSES! This means if OSU is a program you would like to consider going to, you can apply to transfer! Also if you are a student that is...
  6. Y

    Need opinion: residency chances in California...I am a DO, but I know Cali has MD bias.

    Hello everyone, I am posting this because I am currently mid-way through my third year, and I want to do some drastic things for my 4th year. So I am posting on here to know if they are worth it and if I have a chance to get back to Cali. First off, I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, all...
  7. M

    Setting up 4th year

    It's time for me to set up my 4th year rotations. At my school we have the freedom to set up the entirety of our 4th year rotations. I am currently a 3rd year DO student who has decided that if all I did for the rest of my life was well child visits and look into kids ears I would be satisfied...
  8. S

    Gap Year between 4th year and Residency

    Hi guys, I'm sorry if this has been asked before. I am a U.S. grad and I had trouble with Step 1 so had to take extra time for that so I didn't apply for the match my 4th year and will be applying the following year. When I talked to my dean about it and she seemed pretty okay with me taking...
  9. Rads Consult

    Free Radiology Clinical Decision Support Tool/How, What, and Why to Order Advanced Imaging

    www.radsconsult.com is the only medical resource of its kind that is both comprehensive and free. Nearly every physician orders imaging routinely during the care of their patients however there is no formal training in how, what or why to order an exam. Many physicians and students don't even...
  10. R

    Top 5 Mistakes Students Make on their Radiology Elective

    Let me preface this by saying that I am a radiology attending who has been very involved in medical education throughout my career from resident, to fellow to now. I have worked at big academic centers as well as community programs and have spoken to many of my radiology friends about these...
  11. J

    Position Wanted Seeking PGY1 Family Med Residency Position

    Hi My name is John. I am a 4th year medical Student at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine pursuing a career in Family Medicine. I am contacting you to inquire about available OMGE year 1 positions. I am ready to begin training after graduation in May 2018 and have passed all...
  12. M

    MD & DO MS4 wedding planning help!

    Hi everyone! I was hoping to gauge some input from current fourth years and interns on the best time to get married during fourth year. Options: -2 weeks in between 3rd and 4th year (2019) -winter break of 4th year (2019) -after graduation (2020) My fiance is a year ahead of me, which...
  13. G

    Help wanted for improving healthcare with AI

    We are looking for medical professionals (MS3,MS4,MD,DO,NP,PA) who are interested in contributing to an innovative project with a goal of improving healthcare through machine learning/artificial intelligence. If you are interested in this opportunity (PAID, remote, flexible), please inquire...
  14. ironman1

    APGO vs ACOG questions for ObGyn Shelf/step 2 CK. Which one?

    I recently came to know about APGO and ACOG questions. Which of them are useful for the ObGyn shelf exam and Step 2 CK? I heard some ppl referring to ACOG questions to do before starting UW. Is this helpful to use any/both of these 2 (APGO and ACOG) to use for shelf and CK?
  15. C

    Preparing for Rotations after Gap Year? 3 Months to Go. What Do?

    Hello, I am finishing up my gap year (research) and will be returning to 4th year in about 3 months. By this time it will have been an entire year since my last rotation (psych :/) I will be starting my first sub-i on inpatient Internal Medicine. Does anyone know of the best ways in which to...
  16. F

    Army 4th year ADTs

    My third year finishes (including taking boards) at the end of July. I've been trying to figure out whether it would be possible to do two back-to-back ADTs because of the whole "no ADTs allowed October 1-15" thing. I've reached out to the hpsp contact person but still awaiting a response. I was...
  17. B

    Planning strong 4th year electives for IM... help?

  18. D

    My advanced pharmacy practice experience

    For current APPE students, I hope my blog will aid you in reaching your goals on the homestretch. As for future APPE students, I hope that this blog can offer you a jump-start on your forthcoming journey. I would appreciate comments and feedback. thanks guys. good-luck!
  19. D

    Clinical Rotations by School

    Hello all, after going through DO school and being a resident for a bit, I have noticed that the single most determining factor to DO perception and success in residency stems from the 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations. In all honesty, this is the major difference between DO and MD training...