ethics

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    PhD/PsyD Ethical question

    I’m a post-doctoral fellow, and I have an ethical concern regarding another fellow. She’s engaging in daily substance use, and on at least one occasion used substances in her office at work. In short, all of her peers are worried about her, yet none of the supervisors (who are both clinically...
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    CASPer Interviews

    Hello everyone, I'm writing an article regarding CASPer and I'm wondering if there are a few students here interested in detailing their experiences with the exam. Most notably, what do you think of the test? Did you prepare for it? Did you find the test challenging? Feel free to DM me here to...
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    Medical schools that emphasize human rights, humanities, or service to disadvantaged populations?

    Hi! I'm new here, this is pretty self explanatory by the title, but here it goes. I'm looking to apply for the 2021 entering class, mostly likely to MD. I want to eventually be an OBGYN for disadvantaged populations. The dream is to be accepted into the National Health Service Corps Program. A...
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    Ethical Assessment

    There seems to be a lot of variability in testing hours out there. What amount (lower and upper cutoffs) of neuropsychological testing do you consider to be unethical? I’d love to hear from those in a variety of different settings (e.g., PP, AMCs, VAs, etc...). What factors should one consider...
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    California penal codes / laws for school counselors

    Hi all, I have been scouring the web attempting to find laws pertaining to school counselors in the state of California. I'm having little to no luck, even after reviewing ASCA, ACA, CASC, and a few other .gov websites. Do any of you know a website that clearly articulates the penal codes or...
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    Research ethical question

    Hello all, need some help navigating an ethical situation. Lowdown: I wrote 2 similar papers for a surgeon from my undergrad based on his idea to utilize a database to evaluate a specific finding in 2 different fields of medicine. We have been productive together and I hope to keep being...
  7. mrectenw

    Good source to review medical ethics?

    Hi All- Gearing up to take the CASPer for several of the schools I am applying to, and I was looking to review medical ethics- was wondering if any of you had suggestions on good books regarding medical ethics, bioethics, hot topic issues in healthcare, general sources that would be good prep...
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    Unsure if I should report med student (ex bf)

    Hi there, I'm new to this forum (joined to ask this) and not a med student, so please forgive me if I make some mistakes. An ex-bf of mine is studying medicine - planning to specialise in psychiatry, and I'm concerned about his behaviour re: ethics. Our relationship ended last year after ****ty...
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    Should I apply to other schools while being in an early acceptance program?

    Hello everyone! This is my first post:) I recently ran into a dilemma. After graduating high school, I applied and was accepted to an early acceptance program to a medical school in my state. What this basically means is that if I kept a certain GPA and met the required MCAT score, I would be...
  10. Zen Master

    Digital Payments and Ethics

    I wanted to share a thought-provoking, amusingly written lit review about digital payments and ethics. It kinda blew my mind yesterday. Trigger warning: it's basically terrifying. The author gave me permission to post it to this forum. I hope it's helpful to others, and please weigh in if you...
  11. BehindBlueEyes

    Medical Volunteering Abroad Bad for Resume?

    I'm an M1 and I'd really like to do something abroad this summer, probably the entire summer if I can. I know a couple of organizations I've worked with before in Peru and Guatemala that have different medical volunteering opportunities as well as legitimate Medical Spanish Terminology classes...
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    Ethical Question on Parental Consent

    Hello, I was thinking about 2 different situations revolving around parental consent and how physicians are expected to respond. Assume child is under 10 and does not have decision making capacity. 1) Child diagnosed with acute lymphoma. Determined that if child does not get blood transfusion...
  13. 1griffin

    How to find a medical school with a robust ethics curriculum?

    I'm looking for a medical school that is particularly strong in medical ethics. However, I can't figure out how to tell which schools are strong in that particular field, especially because so many schools list their ethics courses by other names, such as "Medical Professionalism". How can I...
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    Outpatient PT's: How Many Evaluations and How Many Recertification Visits do you see per hour?

    How many patients is appropriate for new evaluation / re-evaluation per hour at maximum in an outpatient setting? How many Recertification visits or Therapist visits are appropriate per hour at maximum? I have a boss with unrealistic expectations but he tells me he knows 4 PTs who are fine...
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    MS Columbia (Sociomedical Sciences) Public Health

    Has anyone been accepted into the MS degree (in History and Ethics) in the Sociomedical Department at Columbia, and would like to share their experiences with the degree? Does anyone know how difficult it is to get in? Is it more/less difficult than getting into the MPH at Columbia?
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    Best resources for ethics and biostats?

    hello, i need some suggestion on what materials to study for ethics, biostats and evidence based medicine. I recently got my step 1 score and am starting to study for step 2 now. My performance report for the step one showed me below border line performance for these subjects. I have used Kaplan...
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    Naloxone and Pharmacist Liability

    Hello all, I am currently on a pharmacy law rotation with a firm and going to meet with some community executives regarding the various state naloxone laws (standing order, etc.). I was posed a question, which I am told was from the client, about what protection may be available for community...
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    Is it ethical to give my professor/doctor a gift as a thank you for treating me for free?

    I'm a medical student. I recently had a medical problem and went to one of the cardiology attendings at my teaching hospital for a check up, because he's the best in the field where I live. I didn't have any medical insurance lol. He was really kind and didn't let me pay a penny. He even went as...
  19. WhittyPsyche

    Ethical Questions- Too much of a whistle-blower, is there such a thing?

    So I've been reflecting on some of my group interview experiences and I am coming to the realization that in every group interview I've been in, I've been feeling like I am the hard-ass so to speak. Ex. At one particular school, 4 of us had to decide what to do about a friend and lab partner...
  20. RogueBanana

    Research Ethics Question

    Hey all, I have a quick question on a research ethics dilemma and was hoping someone could clarify. My research experience is largely clinical & bench. As such, my reports are not historical but investigational. I was having a debate with a colleague this morning and I was hoping for some more...
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    DPT Program Without Animal Dissections

    I'm a pre-PT student, a vegan and an animal activist. I have no problems with blood and guts, but I cannot cut into the body of an animal. As a PT I am going to be working on humans, not animals, and I cannot justify mutilating animals' bodies for my education. Are there any DPT programs that...
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    MA/MS Seeking Hope

    I have spent the past 5 years processing and moving beyond personal and professional devastation due to harm caused by, what I strongly believe to be, an unfair determination made by the State Board of Examiners of Psychology. It would be very inaccurate for me to say I have been successful in...
  23. conky124

    Research lab ethical dillemma, advice needed

    I have a dilemma concerning my current research position and as an applicant for clinical PhD programs. Would someone be able to weigh in on how I should manage this situation, or perhaps whether I should leave this lab? Background: I work as a “research associate” for a clinical trial...