1. M

    Is the Sinovac Covid Vaccine acceptable for Medical School's Vaccine Requirements?

    Was just accepted to a DO school and was wondering if anyone has been able to matriculate with being fully vaccination with the Sinovac (Chinese) covid vaccine? Below is a screenshot of the school's health requirements related to covid vaccination. I received both doses of Sinovac, which is...
  2. B

    How to address anti-vax families requesting certain medications?

    I am sure that everyone here has encountered similar situations. Patient doesn't get vaxxed. Patient ends up intubated in ICU or on HFNC/bipap etc. Family is crazy and scrutinizing/criticizing medical management. I think its easy to explain why we aren't using Ivermectin.. you can just explain...
  3. Intentionalgrad

    [IRB approved] Study examining privacy concerns, and the impact of providing Forensic Mental Health services in the context of Covid-19. Thank you

    We invite you to participate in a research project to examine privacy concerns, and the impact of providing forensic mental health services in the context of Covid-19. This survey is open to forensic psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and trainees within these disciplines. Study...
  4. I

    No Clinical Opportunities?

    I have called so many clinics and hospitals near me in the past months and even checked in periodically. However, they all either say they are not accepting volunteers because of Covid or that they are not taking any medical assistants/scribes. I'm crazy stressed about it. Is this just happening...
  5. LindaAccepted

    Medical Application Trends to Watch in 2021, and a Look Back at 2020

    Can the lessons of 2020 help us forge a better 2021? [Show summary] For Admissions Straight Talk’s 400th episode, Linda Abraham reflects on a turbulent year and identifies the most important trends in higher ed admissions to watch in 2021. Applying to graduate school: A journey of...
  6. W

    Adjustments Programs have made during COVID

    As we are in the midst of yet another surge in COVID cases, I am trying to compile changes/adjustments programs have made or are making. As residents, we don't often know what goes on in other residencies and I think that hinders our own advocacy so I'm hoping by keeping this as a reference...
  7. F

    3 courses Fall 2020 Semester

    Hey guys! I enrolled for 4 courses this semester. 2 lab courses, one English, and french (for a service trip I'm applying to) but because of COVID, family situations, and an elective surgery I had this semester I ended up dropping my biology course. I wasn't doing bad but the transition online...
  8. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Address COVID-19 and the Events of 2020 in Your Application

    Wondering how to write about the tumultuous events of 2020 in your application essays? [Show summary] Accepted Founder Linda Abraham offers a framework for discussing COVID-19, the events of 2020, and their impact on your life in your undergraduate or graduate program applications. Your...
  9. LindaAccepted

    Medical Everything Applicants Need to Know About the Dell Medical School Experience

    What makes Dell Medical School unique? [Show summary] Joel Daboub, Director of Admissions and Records for Dell Medical School at UT Austin, explores the school’s unique curriculum and what applicants need to know about Dell Medical’s approach to admissions. Find out about Dell’s one-of-a-kind...
  10. LindaAccepted

    Medical Nervous about Med School Interviews in the Time of COVID-19? Help Is Here!

    Our recent live Q&A session, Med School Interviews During COVID-19, was incredibly informative. Dr. Rothman and Dr. Gordon, two of Accepted’s med school admissions experts, provided clear and helpful answers to attendees’ questions about how to successfully navigate med school interviews in a...
  11. hermionegranger9

    Thoughts on taking Leave of Absence (LOA)?

    So I am currently in my first semester (summer) of PT school (during a pandemic) which I am not sure was such a good idea given it's all online. I have been struggling in my anatomy classes due to multiple reasons (connectivity/ wifi issues during zoom calls, a disconnect with the topics...
  12. A

    Advice for Shadowing Doctors/Clinical Experience during the pandemic

    Hi, I am a junior planning to apply to medical school in the next cycle. Due to COVID-19 I wasn't able to volunteer/shadow last spring and this summer as planned. I only have about 50 clinical volunteer hours from the previous summer and no other clinical experiences. I am aware that I need more...
  13. C

    Meeting prerecs for non-traditional students

    I am planning to apply to joint PhD-MD programs in the next year. I have completed most of the traditional prerequisite courses, but not all. Several schools acknowledge that applicants can complete prerequisite competencies by means outside of the traditional undergraduate coursework, such as...
  14. P

    Is it still free to reschedule the DAT due to covid?

    Hello everyone, Anyone reschedule recently and didn't have to pay the fee? I have heard rumors that it was once free, but no longer is. Thanks.
  15. L

    Fall Research Lab

    Due to COVID-19, almost all of the labs on my campus are not hiring any new undergrads nor are they allowing students to come to lab in-person. I was originally planning on applying to a lab this month so I can conduct research with them for the school year but it seems like that will not be...
  16. LindaAccepted

    Medical A Medical School Admissions Expert’s Guide to Postbacs and Med Schools [Episode 376]

    Could a postbac program boost your chances of acceptance to medical school?[Show summary] Dr. Barry Rothman, an Accepted consultant with 19 years of experience in health professions advising, shares his expert guidance for applicants considering postbac programs and medical school. Learn how...
  17. reaction mechanisms

    COVID-19 vaccine clinical research?

    Is it possible to get any publications out of a clinical research study as a research assistant? I’m very thrilled to be working on a phase III candidate vaccine study for COVID-19 during this gap year (deferred admission for EY 2021) and am really hoping to get some publications out of it. I’m...
  18. Violet2020

    Full Tuition Prices for Online Education?! (Residential @St. Augustine)

    Is anyone else going into Fall 2020 being asked to pay full tuition while adapting to an online education model? For fall I was told we are most likely going to be going in for a laboratory check one day/week, which is similar to what the flex peers do. They still are asking for...
  19. J

    Perceptions of Student Attention Survey

    Hello! My name is Emily Zeman Eddy and I am the principal investigator of a research study exploring the current state of the teaching, learning, and therapy experiences for elementary students during times of remote learning, through a teacher or school-based therapist’s perspective. We hope...
  20. LindaAccepted

    Medical Applying to Med School During COVID-19

    What unique challenges can this year’s med school applicants expect to face, and how can they be overcome? [Show summary] Dr. Herman “Flash” Gordon, Accepted medical admissions consultant, walks med school applicants through applying during COVID-19, as well as disclosing thorny issues like...
  21. dpstrick

    COVID Critical Care

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    How to calculate risk of someone being infected at an event

    Hi all. I'm cross-posting this here from the LiveScience forums, in the hopes of starting a discussion on how to best estimate risks for events in the context of COVID. (Note that the numbers are accurate for when I wrote it, on June 20th.) It is a longer post, addressed to those with more...
  23. L

    COVID19 pass/fail vs. letter grades

    Thank you!
  24. D

    Coursework & Fieldwork Fieldwork for summer and fall 2020

    I just finished my last semester of SUNY Downstate's MOT program. Our level II fieldwork has been delayed indefinitely and its difficult to get any information as nobody knows when things will start to pick up again, especially in NY. I'd love to see what students from other institutions in...
  25. Sage of Pale Bones

    Best way to stimulate the COVID-19 shortened exam?

    My plan was to just do the regular 7hr MCAT and focus on my time per passage (Eg: 9min for a 6 question CARS passage), as well as only take 10min breaks. I figure this will help me build stamina and the 5hr test should (hopefully) feel easier fatigue wise after doing a bunch of 7hr tests with...
  26. O

    HELP!! Shadowing/clinical experience during covid?!

    Hi guys! I just finished my third year of undergrad, and I was planning on applying for the 2020-2021 cycle, but now that corona stuff happened I'm worried about how I'm going to get my shadowing/experience hours in... Anyone have any ideas or advice on what I should do? Do you think schools...
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    dental school

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  29. Guitarstring

    Applying to ophthalmology and COVID-19

    My program director asked me to share this letter from the AUPO on SDN. I have not used this site much, so apologies if this is posted in the wrong section. Basically, we want to encourage people to apply to ophthalmology i.e. don't be discouraged by the Covid-19 situation. Many programs are...
  30. B


    Hi guys, I hope everyone is doing well. As the school year ends, I wanted to see what other pharmacy schools are doing for this crisis? Personally, my school keeps us in the dark for the most of this. I know this COVID-19 situation is making things difficult for the IPPE & APPE students. It is...
  31. D

    Advice on getting into COVID-19 research

    Does anyone have any advice on finding PIs/institutions that are interested in COVID-19 research proposals? I have been investigating an idea for an antigen test based on previous projects I have done. The only issue is my network is very tight and I just do not know who to talk to.
  32. TeslaCybertruck95


    Hey all, I am currently directing my studies toward the premed route and was wondering about the repercussions of opting for the pass/fail option offered this semester. I am an associates degree RN and am getting my bachelors in nursing online. The class I am taking is not a prereq to med school...
  33. C

    Year 1 Dental Student going to Year 2 FULLY committed to OMFS

    Hi All! I hope you all are doing well, and are safe! :) I'm finishing D1, and my Dental School (North American School) has notified me that the upcoming D2 First Term (sept-dec) will 100% be online. I am 100000% interested and committed to OMFS, and was wondering what can I do in the meantime...
  34. D

    COVID-19, Apply next year?

    The original thought process I had (and shared with my schools’ diversity program contact) was to get more clinical and non-clinical volunteering hours in my gap year (January to July 2021) and get a solid MCAT score on May 21st. Now with COVID-19, the volunteering/shadowing is on hold until...
  35. L

    COVID-19 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis with Weekly Low Dose Hydroxychloroquine Clinical Trial Information

    I thought it would be helpful to spread the trial information regarding an actively enrolling nationwide pre-exposure prophylaxis with weekly low-dose hydroxychloroquine (website: Neat study design with eligibility determination, enrollment, and follow-up online as well as...
  36. dennis-brodmann

    Neurology Fellowship Season 2020-2021: What should PGY-3s consider with COVID-19 precautions if fellowship is outside of a match?

    Fellowship directors, current fellows, and future fellows - If COVID-19 precautions were to continue through the upcoming fellowship interview season (2020-2021), what recommendations would you make in applying to fellowships outside of a matching system (e.g., epilepsy)? Things are not as...
  37. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  38. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  39. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  40. D

    COVID-19 and partial tuition reimbursement for medical students

    Hello all! Has there been any movement on medical students discussing or receiving partial tuition reimbursement for school closures due to COVID-19? Loyola Stritch is reimbursing for gym and parking fees but administration is resistant to partial tuition reimbursement. We have no live...