medical student

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    Resident spouse doesn't want to do couple therapy with current medical student

    Hey there, My husband and I have been married since he got in medical school. I went straight to the workforce while he continued medical school right out of college. I've been supporting him in any way I can during his med school and residency years but honestly I can't say the same to him. It...
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    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.
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    Non -US IMG Here, when to take USMLE exams?

    Hi there, I am currently a first year medical student in China leading up to an MBBS(in english taught curriculum) degree. (To be clear, I am an Indian National) I want to do my residency in the US. Though I am an non-US IMG, I will become a permanent resident soon. My course duration is 6 years...
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    Back Pain and Sleep survey - Enter Drawing for one of four $25 Visa Gift Cards

    We are two medical students conducting a research study and invite you to participate in a study about sleep and lower back pain. We also invite you to enter a drawing for a chance of one of four $25 visa gift cards. This study will take less than 5 minutes and all responses are collected...
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    232 on Step 1, Advice on Residency Options

    Hey everyone! Just wanted advice from those who are more experienced on whether there is more of a disadvantage with a score close to the national average to get into good residency programs in large urban cities. I am not interested in ophthalmology, surgical specialties, or Internal Med. Are...
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    Host in Seattle

    Hello, I am a 4th year medical student and I am considering taking a research year. I found a research opportunity via my school however it involves spending 2 months in Seattle. I don't know anyone that lives in Seattle and I am under a financial burden. I would like to know if anyone would be...
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    Elective Advice

    I have been interested in Cardiology since undergrad and despite keeping an open mind through med school, I still feel like it's far and above my favorite. One of my first rotations is an elective. Sounds like a great chance to get into a cardiology away rotation early on but being that I'm...
  8. dwade1996

    Online Position Mock Interviewer - Any M1 and M2

    Hello, I, along with a few of my other friends currently applying to medical school, have created a service to solve a major issue we ran into during our application cycle. We formed MedPrep to fix the lack of affordable and professional medical school interview preparation resources. Our...
  9. Dr. ThorStrange

    Who is considered URM?

    Who, on this list, is considered URM? Black/African American Hispanic/Latino Native American Hawaiian Asian White (European Descent) White (Middle Eastern Descent) What do you guys think?
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    Gap Year between 4th year and Residency

    Hi guys, I'm sorry if this has been asked before. I am a U.S. grad and I had trouble with Step 1 so had to take extra time for that so I didn't apply for the match my 4th year and will be applying the following year. When I talked to my dean about it and she seemed pretty okay with me taking...
  11. doctorstrangerthingz

    Whats is like being a hematologist/oncologist?

    Hi everyone, I'm an M1 and I've been giving a lot of consideration to heme/onc as a specialty (I know its still early to decide). Would anyone be willing to share what it is like to be a heme/onc doctor? Given the seriousness and life-threatening nature of the diseases encountered, do you...
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    3 things that you would change about your school

    Hey fellow SDNers, so I am curious about gaining some more information about the challenges and issues that students in the D.O world face and compare them to the ones the MD students report. Prepping to apply next year I skimmed a lot of the specific school threads on both DO/MD and...
  13. Redbarron21

    MedGunner Board Prep Black Friday Sale!

    MedGunner Board Prep: The Card Game is a medical based flash card game that reviews high yield board material for the USMLE Step 1 through use of mnemonics, group study, and competition. MedGunner is the perfect gift for your friend or family member in medical school, nurse practitioner school...
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    (international) fork in the road.

    Before I get to my question I feel like it's vital to point out that I'm a US citizen with dual citizenship, currently in my third year of med school in a Mexican medical school in the national program. I plan to complete my internship and residency in Mexico, because I feel the hospitals have...
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    Beaumont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taylor Program (Michigan)

    Hi! I am one of the PM&R residents at Beaumont Hospital in Taylor, Michigan and I am writing this on behalf of my program. I want to let those interested in PM&R know that our program is "new" as it recently transitioned from Wayne State University to Beaumont Health. The program originally...
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    Business books to read

    Any recommendations for good business books to read as a medical student? - can be anything - personal finance, investment, small business, entrepreneurship, etc.
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    Looming oversupply of neurologists?

    I know that the official stance of the AAN is that there is a looming shortage of neurologists. They published a study back in 2013 saying that this shortage would reach crisis levels by 2022. Hovwever, after looking through recent match data it seems that the number of residency positions in...
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    Need Step 2 CS partner Austin, Texas

    hi, I am looking for someone to practice with for step 2 CS; it can be someone who has already taken or not taken CS yet.I will be in Austin from August 4th and my test date is August 15th in Houston. Please respond if interested.
  19. doctorstrangerthingz

    Do people just love to complain or is med school really that much of a nightmare?

    I'll be starting medical school in the fall and upon reading on some specialties and medicine in general, I constantly come across people who feel jaded by medicine and regret going to medical school. During my interviews I asked this question to all the students, is medical school really that...
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    Student consumer protection

    Does anyone know if there are consumer protection laws for medical students? I believe the Ed Dept has certain laws and regulations to protect students in public schools and certain sectors, but what about for medical students on rotations? Long story short, there is an issue with an unjust...
  21. futuredrummerdoctor

    Any current/former AZCOM students?

    I am starting medical school this fall at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ and I have a few questions! MUCH appreciated if you could respond if you are affiliated with AZCOM, thank you!
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    Canadian citizen IMG who needs some advice!

    I'm a Canadian citizen who decided to go to Pakistan for medicine right after highschool. Currently finishing up my 1st year here. It was for the usual reasons... parents convinced me that it would take less time, less money, and above all I was almost guaranteed admission whereas if I stayed...
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    Electives after graduation

    Hi all ! I applied last year for electives in several places and managed to get three electives in University Hospitals from August - October. I am graduating in June this year from med school (usually we are issued diplomas only in December or January every year). I really want to do these...
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    Medical Student Cookbook Idea

    Hello Students, I am currently a Dietetic student about to complete my Master’s degree and I am dating an M2 going through studying for STEP 1. I had an idea the other day about creating a cookbook specifically for Medical Students who are crunched for the time yet still need to fuel their...
  25. apoplectic

    MD & DO NYU med student hangs herself in dorm room

    very very upsetting! This is stressing me out and I hate this happening! I dont understand how a 4th year MD student can do this right as they are about to launch! God this is awful. \\\\\\\ NYU med student hangs herself in dorm room A distraught NYU medical student hanged herself inside a...
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    Clinical Position in Chicago

    Location: Chicago, Illinois Duration: Full-time. Starting April or May 2018. Start date is flexible Salary: Competitive Busy ENT, Allergy and Sleep Medicine practice looking for a clinical assistant in the office to work directly with the doctor and their patients. Past Clinicians in this...
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    My school lost its accreditation

    Hey, so my caribbean medical school recently lost its ECFMG sponsor notes and has not been able to receive them. The owner of my school decided to start another medical school and is trying to get sponsor notes at that one (hopefully this March/April). Would it be a better option for me to go...
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    Get paid to travel Europe and South America this summer while mentoring pre-meds

    You fought through freshman Bio, overcame O-Chem, defeated the MCAT, persevered through personal statements and secondary essays, crushed the in-person interview and have been accepted to medical school. Give back this summer and travel fully-funded to Europe or South America for 8 to 15 weeks...
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    Preclinical Years and Ortho Interest

    Hi All- I wanted to get some general advice on using M1/M2 to my advantage when I'm interested in ortho. I recognize that doing well in classes, board prep, and rotations is my priority. However. When looking online for advice about maximizing preclinical years to match ortho, the spectrum runs...
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    Any dermatology research opportunities for a first-year medical student?

    Hey everyone - I'm currently a first-year medical student with a strong interest in dermatology. I would love to gain some experience working in research that has roots in derm, preferably this summer (2018) when school is out of session. Any recommendations, advice or the like would be...
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    Medical Students on Admission Boards

    Hey Everyone, I'm looking for information if medical schools have students have a voice in their admissions process. I currently attend a school that does not have this option, but I would like to write a proposal to hopefully get students on the admissions board. I've heard other schools have...
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    Question for upcoming test

    Hello everyone, If a patient comes to a medical practitioner with a fever of 39 degrees Celsius, malaise, and blue spots on the legs, what would you do first? Measure blood pressure, check for neck stiffness, check the body temperature or take blood samples and why would you do this first...
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    Help wanted for improving healthcare with AI

    We are looking for medical professionals (MS3,MS4,MD,DO,NP,PA) who are interested in contributing to an innovative project with a goal of improving healthcare through machine learning/artificial intelligence. If you are interested in this opportunity (PAID, remote, flexible), please inquire...
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    3rd year medical student: love surgery but scared

    Hi guys! I'm a third year osteopathic medical student. I'm currently on my surgery rotation and I do really like it. Only problem is I get really nervous and freeze when my preceptor asks me to suture or do anything. I think I want to go into surgery, but if I can't even suture when the...
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    2017/2018 Integrated Plastics Program Impressions

    Please post your Impressions of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Programs as you move along the interview trail!
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    American studying medicine in Europe moving back to America?

    Hello, first time poster! I was born and raised in America so my first language is English. I'm halfway through medical school in the Netherlands (in Dutch) and was wondering how I should go about moving back to America (specifically California, I have family there) if I wanted to. I'm keeping...
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    How can I be a supportive SO to a new Medical Student

    My boyfriend started medical school about a month ago and Im having some tough moments relating to the stress he's going through. I do my best to be supportive, I do more of the chores, cooking, cleaning to make things less stressful for him. I do my best to help him calm down when he's stressed...
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    Career after medical school

    Hai. I'm currently a final year medical student in Malaysia. I would like to know if anyone can guide me further for healthcare management/administration jobs. Is it necessary for me to do my residency or I can just start working in the management part? I'm also thinking of studying MBA in...
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    Having a job while working in clinical rotations

    I'm thinking about getting a part time job but I start clinical rotations in a month. Is it a good idea? even if Im only working 20hrs/week or only on the weekends?
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    Day in the life of a UAG or UDG student Mexico

    Anyone who has attended UAG in Guad Mexico or even UDG can you give me some insight into what a typically school day looks like. What would be required of me? Are lectures taped and available to view so lectures wouldn't be mandatory? From what I understand there is 4 years of Academic study and...