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  1. Clippersfaneyecare

    Help! Starting to Reconsider Optometry...Dont know what to do

    Sup guys, so I have been accepted into SUNY Optometry Class of 2024 but have been reading about all the negatives about the optometry profession for months even though I like the profession but now am not completely sure if I should go through with it. I was pre-dental and actually turned down a...
  2. D

    Concerns with the future of medicine?

    I've been highly contemplating a career switch into medicine, but there seems to be so much doom and gloom around here. I just separated from the military and am currently deciding between medicine, public service (LEO, FF, federal law enforcement), and finance. To be honest, I'm leaning more...
  3. D

    Jobs outlook for cities over 100k?

    So I'm a 3rd year male osteopathic medical student and was considering pursuing OB/GYN but was wondering what the job market is looking like for cities of more than 100k. I know that there will always be a demand for doctors but I'm wondering what the market will look like. Will there be jobs...
  4. L

    Advise to Future Dentist.....

    I am a practicing dentist.....I want all future dentist to think hard before they become dentists. A dentist life is not so great. 1. Financially speaking...you will make less then most other occupation after debt payment. 2. Physical problems from ergonomics in dental operatory 3. Managing...
  5. T

    Perioperative Medicine: What does this actually entail for anesthesiologists?

    I realize that nobody has all the answers with regard to the future of the practice of anesthesia, but "perioperative" is a buzzword that almost always shows up in the conversation as a possible area of expansion. I just can't figure out what this actually entails. What are some practical, day...
  6. R

    Dental Rank 4 US best jobs of 2019!

    Software developer tops list of U.S. News & World Report's annual best jobs rankings According to U.S News ranking dentistry is now rank at #4 :( It was #2 in 2018 and #1 the years before. What do you guys feel about that? With how expensive dental school has become is that affecting your...
  7. LindaAccepted

    Medical 4 Ways to Show How You’ll Contribute in the Future

    Schools are looking for applicants who can show that they have strong leadership qualities and experiences and can demonstrate that they will actively contribute to their student/alumni communities, not to mention to the greater community and society. Yet grandiose, declarative statements and...
  8. F

    Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning & Pharmacy

    This is a broad topic but I was wondering what people's thoughts were on AI & ML's potential impact on the pharmacy profession. And not just retail but hospital, industry, managed care, academia, all areas where pharmacists are employed. AI/ML is being explored in drug development and at Pill...
  9. A


    Hi guys, I'm Ale. I'm an italian student who would like to be a doctor in the future. So I will tell you what is going on. Today I was talking to a friend of my parents, who is a doctor too, and he told me that if I really want to become a doctor, it's better for me to go study abroad. Now, i...
  10. sobertiger

    Implant Robot in China

    By now, you have probably all heard of this robot that conducted the first fully automated dental implant surgery last year. It was a success, with the two implants being fitted within a margin of error of 0.2-0.3 mm. I shrugged it off initially, thinking that such machines could only be used...
  11. 7

    Is anyone else scared about the future of dentistry?

    For some reason I've been reading a ton of articles on the rise of DSO's and the group model, and it makes dentistry seem like a less desirable profession the more I read about it. People like Marc Cooper make it seem like every dentist in the future is going to be a corporate slave taking...
  12. X

    Is the competitiveness of Diagnostic Radiology picking up again?

    I have been reading SDN and asking questions about matching into Radiology. The general answer I get about match chances is " A passing Step score and a pulse" are all that is needed to match Radiology. Yet the Step 1 average is 240. On Charting outcomes I also see that a score greater than 220...
  13. S

    Little to No Hope

    Hi everyone, I'll start off about my background. I live in California, in Orange County. I've recently been bummed out about my Overall GPA(2.75) and my SAT Scores(1050). They are incredibly low to the point where I can't even apply to UC's. But, through it all, I want to be a dermatologist in...
  14. dllsl7

    Need expert advise for deciding future!

    Thanks for taking the time to read and help me! I am a senior in college with a GPA and sGPA of 3.2 and an MCAT of 512. I have leadership/ mentoring activities for a year, team building activities, 200+ hours of shadowing, some research experience and an upward trend in GPA. I was...
  15. F

    Is it still worth it?

    I've wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember. Over the years, I have tried to expose myself to the medical environment as much as I could (via shadowing, scribing etc). Routinely, I ask the doctors I interact with whether they are content with their decision to go into medicine, and...
  16. C

    Honestly need help with future planning

    Background: graduated with a 2.55 cGPA, 3.2 sGPA. It's extremely low because I was physically and violently assaulted, and struggled to reach out. My academics did suffer because of this, but I understand with bit of time I will be able to recover in all aspects. Goal: 1. MD. 1A. If not...
  17. C

    Hands for a Dentist

    So I know it's very important to have skilled hands as a dentist. And I think I do- I've done a lot of arts and crafts, sketching, etc. *But if the problem is not with skill but rather with occasional pain (forearm, back of hand) how would this translate into practicing dentistry in the...
  18. H

    Future of Medicine

    Hey everyone! I was wondering about a few things in the next ten to twenty years of medicine. I am an undergraduate student, Molecular Biology Major, and hoping to pursue medicine in the future. This will be my last year, (I have taken my MCAT and have everything set to go). I am deciding on my...
  19. K

    Dilemma: Nursing School to Medical School

    Hello! I have a dilemma regarding nursing school and medical school. I am currently an undergraduate with about one year to go before I obtain a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Biology, which satisfies all of the pre-requisite requirements for medical school. While I am preparing for med...
  20. Clarus

    The Future of Residency in the USA

    Anyone in the loop in terms of the future of residency spots in the USA? I know for the past 7-9 years, more medical schools have opened up around the country (both DO & MD), along with off-shore schools as well, with increased medical schools classes and graduates. From what I've heard and...
  21. M

    Advice--Contacting Non-Matched Site to Maintain Relationship

    Hi all! So, I was fortunate enough to match with my number 1 *kazoo noise*, which I ranked #1 because of the quality of the training. My number 2 site was amazing and is a place I would like to actually work in the future. I'd like to send an email to the DCT at my #2 to thank them for the...
  22. S

    Is starting a Frat helpful for med school?

    Hey, So I am currently a freshman at a pretty large state school, and I have the opportunity to start a pretty big Frat (FIJI) on campus. This group seems to be one of the more academics oriented Frats, and I have the chance to be one of the first members, which means that I would have almost...
  23. Naijaba

    Deep Learning in Radiology

    Hi all, I'm pretty interested in the incorporation of deep learning into radiology. I've setup a blog to help track the emergence of deep learning companies, research articles and expert discussions all with a focus on radiology. My first post is a survey of the landscape of companies...
  24. Tigrane

    Do Physical Therapists get (randomly or not) drug tested?

    I'm still young and for the past few years I've had trouble figuring out and solidifying a decision of what I'd like to do. When I was younger, like as a kid, I always aspired to become a doctor. I read up a ton on the subjects and dove pretty deep. My interest in pursuing that career dwindled...
  25. D

    Allopathic Medical Schools

    Hey guys, So I'm a junior in college and I just need some insight. So my current sGPA is 2.83 and my overall GPA is 3.34. I have 1 C, 3 C+s, and 1 D (but I retook the class and made a B+), these are all in my science classes. I have bomb af extracurriculars, and have yet to take the MCAT. I...
  26. S

    Low self-confidence....Please help!

    I want to clarify that this isn't a pity party, and I'm asking for the truth, no matter how harsh that may be. I'm sixteen years old, I went to college two years early, which means I'm a freshman now at a local Community College. I have one class left in my high school, (Alg. II) which has been...
  27. Mattmanwoah

    Hopeful future predental questions

    Hey guys! I'm very new to this site so sorry In advance if this has already been addressed. I'm currently 17 almost 18, with my freshman year of undergrad under my belt. I currently take all of my classes at FGCU on campus through a program so that when I graduate with my senior class I'll...
  28. Mattmanwoah

    Hopeful future dental student questions

    Hey guys! I'm very new to this site so sorry In advance if this has already been addressed. I'm currently 17 almost 18, with my freshman year of undergrad under my belt. I currently take all of my classes at FGCU on campus through a program so that when I graduate with my senior class I'll...
  29. S

    Change of Plans for future course work. Master's Degree

    So when I was filling out my AMCAS in June, I was thinking of doing a one year Master's program while I apply this year. I called up AMCAS and they told me that you can put in future courses, but they don't have to be verified. Recently I decided to go against this decision and continue working...
  30. W

    Including "future" shadowing in AMCAS primary app?

  31. D

    Family Medicine Residency prospects

    Hello, I am looking into family medicine residency programs and wondering if it is a good line to go to, and what are the prospects and fellowships that one can do after this residency and other options available after it.
  32. Samin23

    The future of dentistry

    So these last few days, I've been shadowing a general dentist in my area. Today, we got to talking about the future of dentistry. He immediately became frustrated when I asked him what his thoughts are on the subject, as he believes dentistry will not be the same because of the control the...
  33. C

    For an IMG from the Indian Subcontinent

    Hey guys, My first post here.... Just wanted to know what exactly the best path for an IMG hopeful for applying to UK to take is.. After completing an year of internship, PLAB exams etc..would it be better to try for Foundation Year 1 posts or Foundation year 2 posts? In terms of future...
  34. M

    Vision "Exams" through Certified Opthalmic Technicians

    Hello Pre-Opts! I posted this in the optometry forum, but I figure I would post this here since it should play a factor in your decision about Optometry and its future. [Mods, sorry for the double post, I want to get more opinions.] A friend of mine recently came across an optical shop called...
  35. R

    Statistics Prior to Applying to Dental School

    Hello, Is statistics required prior to applying to Dental school? Can I still apply without having already taken statistics? Should I be enrolled in the course in order to apply? Thank you
  36. M

    Vision "Exams" through Certified Opthalmic Technicians

    A friend of mine recently came across an optical shop called Jins. She told me that they also did examinations there for an affordable price. Being curious, I went to the shop after work since I work about 10 minutes from there. When I got there, I looked at the prices and thought, "wow that is...
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  38. F

    Applying to medical school 2 years before starting

    I plan to apply to medical school this summer (2016).. I know that general protocol is to apply for the following year.. But I hope to take a year off AFTER I get my acceptance - is there any way that I could apply for two years into the future, or is that not an option?
  39. Tigrane

    General Question: Worried about my success in the future?

    Please, please, please read on and help, I really need someone to respond... I'm a 16 year old boy and currently a Junior in high school. I'm a thinker, but of certain things, such as my near future and I do get worried at where I'll be in the years leading. I'm not a good worker, I have around...
  40. N

    Might have made a bad choice, how to proceed?

    Edit: TL;DR, everything worked out fine, everyone needs to chill. See recent post. (New to SDN, this might not be the right place to post this, if so lemme know) So, I graduated this past May, and did not apply until much later than I had hope (secondaries were completed yesterday). Because of...