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  1. F

    Allergy/Immunology Job Market: Post-COVID

    I want to build on the discussion in a prior thread Allergy/Immunology with a few more detailed questions Thread started off on a pretty bleak note: "Job market has collapsed, offers rescinded, revenue sharply contracted in existing practices due to COVID" For this new crop of graduating...
  2. G

    How to ask for LORs during COVID-19?

    Hi everyone, as the title may suggest I was wondering if anyone could advise on how to ask for letters during the ongoing pandemic. Prepandemic, the ideal situation was to sit down with your writer and hand over a resume/CV. Is this still advised when asking professors from undergrad for a...
  3. S

    ABIM and COVID

    To those who have taken any ABIM test this year - does anyone know how Pearson and ABIM are handling potential COVID cases from testees - as in if you had an exposure to a COVID positive person or have any mild cold-like symptoms are you not allowed to take the test? Will ABIM make you wait the...
  4. S

    Med schools' responses to the recent delta variant COVID surge

    Our school is mandating masks while indoors, prohibiting all food/drink on-campus, and keeping lectures on zoom. Anatomy, clinical didactics, and PBL learning will be in person (these were virtual last year except for clinical didactics.) Certain school traditions and class social events which...
  5. SoIAmConfusion

    Summer Expereince?

    Hi, So I hit kind of a hard spot that I don't know how to address. I am a rising Junior who was unable to secure any internships/volunteer experience/etc in the summer of 2020 (both because of the pandemic and the confusion that came with transferring the semester before). As things start to...
  6. E

    Reporter looking to talk to people about med school applications, experiences & expenses (pre- and during COVID)

    Hi everyone, My name is Eric Krebs and I'm reporting for Slate Magazine on the medical school application process and how COVID affected things. I'm interested in hearing all experiences — the great and the terrible alike. I'm really interested in the interview process specifically, how remote...
  7. J

    I’m in a pickle, could use some advice!

    So with Covid, things are interesting. I took a semester off during Covid because of some personal stuff but upon returning last fall things were different for sure. I didn’t take any sciences this past fall but taking orgo II, biochem, microbio and a writing this course this semester in...
  8. B

    Observation hours during covid?

    How is everyone getting their hours during covid?! I know some schools are being "lenient", but I only have ten signed hours and I don't think that will cut it. I switched to PT right before covid hit but I want to apply this summer. I have more hours from 2017 but I do not have them signed...
  9. J

    Dental COVID Complications

    Hey guys, first time poster here. I’m currently a pre-dental sophomore at a private college, and I’m finding it really hard to find dental opportunities. I switched last April to pre-dental from premed and kinda feel left behind. I currently have 40 hours of dental shadowing and 10~ hours of...
  10. Ligament

    COVID Vaccine: Pfizer or Moderna, given the option?

    Assuming you want it, and given the choice of COVID vaccine, which vaccine would you prefer? Why?
  11. Heist

    Covid and dentistry business

    How has covid affected dentists businesses? Some offices near me were closed for two months. Not sure if they paid their staff during this time. Are dentists hurting financially?
  12. 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...
  13. Ligament

    Poll: Will you take one of the COVID vaccines?

    Will you take one of the COVD vaccines as soon as it is available, wait a while, not take at all?
  14. H

    CVS Leave of Absence due to COVID?

    I work as an intern for CVS and came back with a positive Covid test today. My supervisor had me call HR to let them know and begin the leave of absence process for my 14 day paid quarantine. Does anyone know how the process works and how long it usually takes? This is my first time ever taking...
  15. ClandestineDime

    PPE is Giving Me a Headache... Literally. Any PPE Hacks?

    Since COVID-19, our school requires us to wear face shields and N95s, both give me intense headaches. Does anyone have recommendations on how to make these PPE items more comfortable? Any PPE hacks?
  16. Alessandra20

    Pharmacy school advice!

    Hello :) I’m currently a junior at my university pursuing pharmacy hopefully and i’ve been really stressed. My two schools i am aiming for have removed the obligation for a PCAT score for 2021 applicants (Wayne State University and University of Michigan) i have a 3.5 gpa score as of right now...
  17. yuh

    Been over a month and haven’t heard anything?

    Applied to ~25 schools and haven’t heard anything from 1 school sending secondary. It’s been over a month since I completed my AMCAS. I understand COVID is pushing back the schedule, but I haven’t even received secondaries from schools that don’t screen. Is anyone else in this position? What, if...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. W

    Submitting AADSAS without DAT Scores

    Hey everyone! I have already submitted my AADSAS app to my (1) state school, and it has been verified. I have yet to take the DAT (set for July 15). Does anyone know which dental schools are reviewing applications without receiving DAT scores first? Besides that, my application is fully...
  21. T

    Fellowship interview changes due to Pandemic?

    Hello Everyone, I am planning on applying for PEM fellowship this year and wondering if anyone has heard about changes or changed their mind about applying this year due to changes? I know that ERAS recommended this past week that all residency programs conduct interviews virtually including...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. Journal Club Society

    Free (Giving away) Journal Club Society is offering $10 for COVID-19 related journal clubs in an effort to help summarize the data being published.

    Hi everyone, I’m Thamer and with the help of my programmer friend Chase we created Journal Club Society . Our site lets anyone in healthcare share and discuss their journal clubs. The goal is to provide a platform that helps everyone improve their analysis and interpretation of publications...
  27. dmk5n

    Anesthetic Management of Patients With Suspected or Confirmed 2019 Novel Coronavirus Infection During Emergency Procedures

    https://www.jcvaonline.com/article/S1053-0770(20)30197-X/fulltext This was sent to me from neighbor who works at the CDC, would like to get some thoughts... Are you developing protocols or have them in place? We have two Covid-19 patients in ICU. Matter of time till it spreads.
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