family

  1. C

    Pre-SLP switching to Pre-Med... with a not-so-supportive boyfriend and family. Thoughts?

    Hi Everyone, So, I am currently studying Speech-language pathology at college that offers their program mostly online, which is great but here's the thing... I really feel like if I continue and become an SLP, I'd be settling with a career that I'm not totally invested in. I've wanted to be an...
  2. W

    I Want to be Doctor! I'm Burnt Out and my Parents don't Believe in Me!

    This initial post has been deleted! Thank you all for you insightful opinions as I truly do appreciate them! All the best, Thank you sincerely!
  3. M

    How to handle family loans for tuition?

    Hey everyone! I have been accepted to CDMI class of 2023. It being a private school it is on the expensive end so my grandparents are wanting to loan me all of the tuition at little to no interst rate so I can avoid federal loans. I am researching the best way for them to loan me the money to...
  4. 8YearsLate

    How to cope with demanding friends/family?

    Hi All, I thought my toughest challenges in pre-med would be academic, financial, etc. But here I am, with just one pre-req and MCAT left to go, and my biggest challenge is: getting my family to understand how much I have to study in order to pull all this off. I work part-time, single mom, in...
  5. N

    Lose-Lose Gridlock

    Thank you in advance for your advice. I’m having trouble in residency and thinking of trying to find an alternative. I will try to stay vague so my PD doesn’t learn about this from SDN somehow. I matched into my top choice and I’m loving the program. It’s a very poor hospital system with tons...
  6. jg2021

    family situation in personal statement

    one of the main inspirations for me going into medicine was a situation i went through fairly early in life (9 or 10 years old). my grandmother, whom i was extremely close to, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and i went to rounds of chemo, dr appts, stayed by her side in the ICU when...
  7. M

    Position Swap Want to swap a pgy 1 family med spot for pgy 1 transitional year

    The family med position is in the midwest. I dont have too much preference where the TY spot is
  8. G

    Having a family while in medical school.

    Hey Guys, I am in need of advice. I have recently been accepted into medical school and have a few questions regarding finances. My wife and I have a 6 month old daughter who is a premie, therefore my wife is a stay at home mom. I am curious about financial options for families so that I can...
  9. agdcmg7

    Relationships, kids, and struggles of medical school.

    Hello Future DOctors, I was just wondering how everyone is able to keep their relationships together at home with their spouse and kid(s). We moved out of state away from our extended family support system and it has been a rough year. We have one daughter, who has adjusted well, but the time...
  10. doctorsdoctor

    Career Change MD to (???)

    Status: I am a doctor from the Philippines who holds a medical license degree in Philippines. I have tried various residencies in the Philippines but then I got married to a french guy. Now I am here in this foreign country whose Medical System is designed to kill doctors or either die trying. I...
  11. C

    Stark Law Questoin

    My family owns a private business that sells DME. I’m a medical resident in a related specialty. There are non-MD/DO practitioners that work there and rely on MD/DO referrals. I would like to work with or for the company. My understanding is that any DME prescription I write cannot be filled at...
  12. E

    Reality of this profession

    I'm a non-trad who completed a post-bac in order to apply to Med Schools. I've been drowning myself in SDN forums as well as talking to other physicians on their lifestyle after the arduous process of Med School + Residency. For me, this path is not about money. Making 250k vs 350k is no...
  13. T

    MCAT Advice - To take or not to take

    Hi to anyone who sees this. So I am going to do my best not to whine or complain because I know many people have had it far worse than me, but I am not sure what my next steps should be in this situation. So this is my second time taking the MCAT. The first time I took it, I voided it. I was...
  14. DoctahB

    Compensation of an FP in an ED

    Hi All, MS4 Strongly considering EM & FM. Not that compensation should be a deciding factor, but wondering if anyone has any insight as to the compensation of a Family Med Practitioner working in an ED as compared to an EM-train (yes, I know it depends on location). Additionally, can an FP...
  15. DoctahB

    Compensation of an FP in an ED

    Hi All, MS4 Strongly considering EM & FM. Not that compensation should be a deciding factor, but wondering if anyone has any insight as to the compensation of a Family Med Practitioner working in an ED as compared to an EM-train (yes, I know it depends on location). Additionally, can an FP...
  16. Franzliszt1

    How are people on SDN paying for this cycle?

    The advice I see most commonly is to apply broadly. Getting into med school is very challenging and it would be foolish to apply to fewer than say 14 schools. I know 14 is the "average" but I'm using SDN wisdom to set the stage for my question to the SDN community. I will be relying entirely...
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    Position Wanted Seeking PGY2 position in Family Med, Emergency Med, or Internal Med

    Seeking PGY2 position in Family Med, Emergency Med, or Internal Med. I am a US Medical Graduate, passed all of my USMLE steps on my first attempt. I also have another doctorate in health care. I received my PGY1 credit this past March 2018. I am also applying for my physician licensure but i...
  19. D

    Surgeon with an actual life?

    Over the past year I’ve worked as an OR tech and it pretty much reassured my love for surgery. But I’m worried about hours. My mother was always home but my dad was not. I don’t want to be this kind of father to my children. I want to be a surgeon, but I value time with my family the most. So...
  20. libertyyne

    Welcome to the Club (Speech)

    In starting medical school have you ever encountered the, Welcome to the "Club" speech? Where even physicians who are not involved in your education say you can contact them if you need help or anything? It is almost like being welcomed into a large family. Does this phenomenon increase post...
  21. confusedstudent2195

    Family's attitude about studying

    Any one else's family just incredibly unsupportive about you studying for the MCAT? They're frustrated that I have to study for hours/all day. Their attitude is that if I don't know it by now then I never will...and they pretty much don't believe that I'm studying this much. They told me that if...
  22. C

    2 years between medical school and match into a FM residency

    I graduated in Jan 2016 (difficulty with 1 class and Step 1 put me off schedule to graduate on time) and I matched into FM this time around. I have been doing research, but pharmaceutical research in rare diseases and mostly cancers as well. I need to refresh myself in these three months...
  23. K.Ar.I.Na

    Doctor and Police Officers

    Alright so this is my first time posting to the forums so bear with me. I am currently in medical school and my fiance has just been accepted to the police academy. Though I'm so proud of him for accomplishing his dreams and goals, I'm a little afraid for our future. As you guys know cops and...
  24. MasterOfTheSelfie

    Federal AND private personal loans to support family?

    Hi everyone, I have recently been accepted to the school of my choice, but now I’m trying to figure out how to pay for my tuition and expenses. Briefly, my situation is that my wife is expecting a baby soon, and I would like to secure enough loan money to support them throughout school without...
  25. ResidentSwap

    Position Available Family Medicine PGY-2 in Pennsylvania

    Featured Opening by Resident Swap, Inc. ( ResidentSwap.org ) -------------------------------------- 1/25/2017 Family Medicine PGY-2 Opening in Pennsylvania Reading Hospital Program Click here to check if this opening is still available Program Director: John C Sheffield MD...
  26. O

    Trying for a baby at the end of intern year?

    I'm a 4th year medical student applying into OBGYN getting married at the end of 4th year to a now-1st year law student. If I match in the city where he is, we'd like to have a baby at the end of my intern year (summer or start of his third year). His schedule as a third year law student will be...
  27. J

    Overwhelmed by circumstances. Graduates undergrad and in a post bacc program

    Hey to anyone who reads this, At most what I get from this post is expressing my issues, but hopefully insight will guide me to the right path. I finished undergrad with a great GPA and background in research, volunteering and extracurriculars. I grew up with 6 siblings (all 7 from the same...
  28. A

    premed bf

    hi guys, my boyfriend, alex is a junior premed student at NYU- and they have one of the most competitive premed programs. it’s very vigorous. he studies for hours and hours on top of doing his work. exam weeks are hell. i barely see him once a week sometimes and it’s hard for me. (especially his...
  29. stayathomemom

    I'm an old lady with a family. Is there any hope?

    Alright, maybe not that old, but I ain't no spring chicken anymore. I worked in day care taking care of this year's round of med school applicants. I'm 35, married to a man who is in the prime of a successful professional (non-medical) career, and a stay at home mom to three kids, all school...
  30. Pscyh6

    Day-To-Day Tasks for an Intern

    Just curious what types of jobs or tasks an intern would go through on a day to day basis. (Specifically an intern in the family/counseling field) If you're an intern or you know an intern in any other specific area; feel free to list a few tasks with the field he/she is working in.
  31. A

    PA vs MD, specific circumstances, money not an issue, etc

    Hi, I had some questions regarding pa school vs med school that I was hoping to get some insight on from those who have more experience than I do, so I make the right decision and don't regret it in the future. Prereq wise for PA school I still need biochem, microbio, genetics, and Ochem lab...
  32. AZhiker93

    MD RN; cGPA 3.90 sGPA 3.89; MCAT 508; Family

    My stats are as listed above. I have 2 years of experience as an RN, but a total of 5.5 years of healthcare experience total. I have about 150 hours of volunteer experience. Shadowed internal medicine for 12 hours; cardiology for 12 hours. I am married and have two children. First...
  33. H

    Army GMO and out to ENT chances

    Alright, here are the facts, I'm a current Army HPSPer (MS3) interested in ENT. I will be getting married next year to a current intern in a 4 year residency program (civilian). I want to start a family at some point, but also don't want to destroy her chances of establishing a practice after...
  34. M

    MD & DO LOA between 2nd and 3rd year for family

    Hello everyone, I have seen a few forums on here somewhat with the same topic but most are 2+ years old. I am currently a second year student who is thinking about taking a year off between 2nd and 3rd year to start a family. I am interested in rural family medicine almost exclusively and would...
  35. J

    Family medicine/student medical conferences

    Anyone know of free conferences for medical students in the specialty of family medicine, diet/exercise, GI microbiome ect more pertaining to family medicine topics? GREATLY APPRECIATED
  36. W

    MD Air Force Family Medicine Rotation Details

    Hey guys. I'm a third year AF HPSP medical student leaning heavily towards family medicine these days and was curious about my rotation options. Does anyone have any experience with any of the following bases? I understand my choices are as follows: -Nellis AFB (Las Vegas, NV) -Eglin AFB...
  37. Rickie825

    Wife and career

    Hi. My name is Rickie. I have an issue, a little personal, and wanted some advice. Let me give you some background. I was born in Illinois. I wanted to study PT or PTA but settled for masaage therapy. I met my wife in Asia and fell in love. I tried to get her to the U.S. but she got denied...
  38. C

    No maternity leave?

    I will be delivering next year, during my final year or residency. A lot of next year will be elective time/not rigorous rotations, so it will be easy to have maternity leave and not need to have to have my co-residents cover me, which is why we picked my last year to have our baby. However, I...
  39. A

    Best Husband and Wife Specialties

    In your opinion, what specialties would be the best for a MD couple? Taking into mind, family income, time to spend with kids, etc.
  40. E

    Non-Trad Ladies of SDN: Is Becoming a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner Better if You Want a Family?

    I've started the post-bacc pre-med journey just two months ago and so far I've been loving it. However, I've been talking to my fiance about starting a family and know that the earliest I can matriculate into medical school is 28 (I'm 25 now and can't take O-Chem until next year.) I see a bunch...