clinical skills

  1. rs_med_student

    how do i deal with Murmurs ?

    i'm about to finish my 4th year in med school (our course is 6 years) one thing that really irritates me is the way physical exam is so glorified and they keep telling us hypothetical stuff about murmurs and stuff (murmur timing, change with position and maneuvers and such) when in reality...
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    MD Army HPSP Student: Step 1 score too low for OB/Gyn?

    Current M3, into my 6 month family medicine rotation and I've had the chance to shadow in various specialties. After working with an OB/Gyn physician in clinic and OR, I'm starting to really enjoy the specialty. I'll be doing my audition rotations and applying to residency programs next summer...
  3. S

    Measuring BP wrong?

    I decided to get a cheap 15 dollar Chinese blood pressure cuff and stethoscope to get some more practice since I'm so-so at it. I've tried measuring my own BP several times and I keep getting a strange reading around 120/100! Is this even possible? Isolated eleveated diastolic blood pressure...
  4. S

    Drowning 4th Year - Residency Doubts

    I am at the beginning of my fourth year and I seriously am doubting my abilities to do well in residency or match. I have been receiving mixed feedback throughout my third and fourth year regarding my clinical skills. Some people tell me I'm doing well (lying? don't know where I should be? too...
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    STEP 2 CS- Mistakes enough to fail?

    Hey everyone, Just wrote my Step 2 CS as a Canadian IMG studying in the UK and i made some mistakes that are giving me anxiety and i'm wondering if it is enough to possibly cause me to fail. - I auscultated the aortic and pulmonary valve for every patient, but i did not auscultate at the 5th...
  6. S

    Live IV practice

    Trying to get an idea if any schools are allowing their students to practice live IV on each other? We did in my courses as an EMS provider before we were allowed to practice on patients, however our COM is resistant to letting us try live IVs after practicing on the IV trainer arms (nothing...
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    Live IV practice

    Trying to get an idea if any schools are allowing their students to practice live IV on each other? We did in my courses as an EMS provider before we were allowed to practice on patients, however our COM is resistant to letting us try live IVs after practicing on the IV trainer arms (nothing...
  8. elgauchotejano

    Guides for reviewing clinical skills

    Hello everyone, As the title suggests, I am interested in reviewing clinical skills before Spring/Winter Semester. I find that I need every minute in Med School to prepare for the physiology aspect of my curriculum. Hence, the week after the New Year's festivities will be the ideal time to...
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    USMLE Step 2 CS Hotel (Chicago 8/25)

    Hey, if anyone is doing Step 2 CS in Chicago on 8/25 and wants to split a hotel for 8/24 and 8/25, hit me up.
  10. D

    Are you preparing for the Assessment of Clinical Skills for Canadian NDEB?

    UBC Dentistry in Vancouver, BC is offering an intensive seven day course to anyone who is interested in taking the Clinical Skills component of the NDEB Equivalency Process. Over the past few years we have had tremendous success with our participating students passing the Clinical Skills...
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    Are you preparing for the Clinical Skills component of the NBDE?

    UBC Dentistry in Vancouver, BC is offering an intensive seven day course to anyone who is interested in taking the Clinical Skills component of the NDEB Equivalency Process. Over the past few years we have had tremendous success with our participating students passing the Clinical Skills...
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    Step 2 CS very worry if will fail

    Hello guys, Post edited. Thanks.
  13. K

    USMLE Step 2 CS First Aid 4th vs 5th Edition

    I was wondering if its worth the extra money to get the 5th Edition of First Aid Step 2 CS or if I can easily get by using the 4th edition. Thank you!