Book recommendations in medicine, especially in healthcare policy and history of modern medicine

    Hi everyone! I'd like to ask for your recommendations of books and articles about medicine, especially those on healthcare policy and the history of modern medicine. The only things I've read on these topics are Stephen Brill's America's Bitter Pill and Eric Topol's Deep Medicine so I'd like to...
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    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...
  3. buildloop

    Advertisement Smart Pill Identifier - Use your camera to identify Rx!

    Hi all, Forgive me if this is the wrong place to post, this is my first thread here! I have created an application (currently only available on Android devices) that uses your smart phones camera to identify prescription medicine. I was hoping for some feedback from the users expertise on this...
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    Reactions to "So you want to be a military doctor" video

    Hi all, I've been thinking about going the military path and recently found this video. Not sure how reputable the source is but seems legitimate. Just curious to hear reactions from people with knowledge of military medicine. Thanks, Pete
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    For Sale Kaplan USMLE Step 2 CK Internal Medicine Lecture Notes 2018, Brand New

    Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 CK Internal Medicine Lecture Notes 2018, Brand New. $45 and free shipping
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    School List (MCAT 515, GPA 4.0)

    Hi everyone! Please help me solidify my school list! These are my current stats & school list (in no specific order) for the upcoming 2020-2021 cycle. I'm planning to apply to ~30 schools. Please let me know if you think I should add/remove any. :) GPA: 4.00 MCAT: 515 (130/124/130/131) State...
  7. a_zed24

    Isolated Systolic Hypertension

    Hello, there! Our Therapeutics prof told us that "Isolated Systolic Hypertension" or ISH is somehow "more dangerous" than the Isolated Diastolic Hypertension and it is a more reliable predictor of the development of future cardio-vascular diseases. Why's that? Is it because during systole the...
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    UCR School of Medicine - Questions and Opinions

    Hello! For all those who have applied to UCR's medical school, what was your stats and experience like and if you have any advice to those who are future applicants to this school? I'm from Riverside, California went to Kinder all the way to college in Riverside, my family works in...
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    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...
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    Griffith Medicine 2020

    Hello! Just got into the class of 2020 medicine at Griffith University, just wondering if anyone is also in the same class? I’m coming in from Canada so I won’t know anyone.
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    How do I make an application worthy of MD or MD/PhD (Duke-NUS)

    Hello everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to go through what I have written. I'll try to be as succinct as possible. I am entering my Masters of Science (By Research) in Bioinformatics (2 year program) starting January 2020. Following the completion of my masters, I want to enter...
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    MD vs Comp Sci HELP

    Hey guys, so I am debating between a CS or a MD (and slightly considering dental, but first I want to eliminate or not eliminate CS). I am going to college (a T10) this fall. I am taking an intro CS class as well as pre med requirement classes such as phys and chem, skipping out of intro bio and...
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    MD vs Comp Sci HELP!

    Hey guys, so I am debating between a CS or a MD (and slightly considering dental, but first I want to eliminate or not eliminate CS). I am going to college (a T10) this fall. I am taking an intro CS class as well as pre med requirement classes such as phys and chem, skipping out of intro bio and...
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    Which is the best Caribbean Medical School?

    As there are many Caribbean Medical schools in the Caribbean region, which is bet to pursue medicine
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    Uworld frustrations

    I’m near the completion (about 300 left) of uworld on 1st. I’m a dental student taking cbse in August for omfs. Very frustrated my scores a still kinda of scattered some day I’m getting 70s other times 50s and just now finished a block with 47%. I’m doing them random and test mode. Anybody...
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    How to keep learning after medical school?

    To EM residents and attendings out there: Going into EM intern year, I'm expecting even less structure in learning than there was in medical school. How do you actually continue medical education? Not the CME for credit stuff but the real stuff. Looking for a structure or method that might be...
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    Glide Year - advice on preparation

    I just graduated from undergrad, and I'm taking a glide year for financial purposes. I want to keep studying and learning, and I'm thinking about buying some books to read (physiology, anesthesiology, general medicine). Does anyone have any suggestions for me? All are welcome!
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    Recertification needed for job?

    Hey all, I have been working at a VA in California for the last couple years. I am wondering if I will need to take a re-certification board exam in a few years. No one has said anything about boards, and I never received a contract with information about it being required to maintain...
  20. brdlh_15

    How competitive is psychiatry becoming? Advice

    I've been interested in psychiatry ever since I can remember. Currently, I'm a second year MD student (class of 2021) from a mid tier medical school preparing for the Step 1. I failed two basic science courses and successfully remediated (one in M1 and another at the end of M2). As all of that...
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    Position Wanted US IMG w. 1 year ACGME training

    US IMG with one year post grad looking for IM/FM/ rads, neuro, surgery any! PGY1 or PGY2 contact via this post or [email protected] Taken step 3
  22. GodIsBeautiful


    Hello! Are there any African-Americans entering pharmacy school this year (Class of 2023!) on SDN? If so, do you know if your future school has an ASPA (African Student Pharmacy Association) chapter? Let us connect! :D Or... If you'd just like to talk, and looking for a new friendship (like...
  23. puahate

    Are we reaching the downward slope in Medicine?

    Looking at posts about not matching and SOAP on here and reddit has me thinking, is medicine worth it? Schools growing, debt increasing, residency spots arent really opening to meet the growing amount of graduates. Look at what happened to RadOnc for example. Will medicine not be worth the...
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    Position Swap PGY2, Internal Medicine, July 2019, Chicago, IL to Houston, TX

    Hi! I am about to finish my IM PGY-1 year in a very nice, university-affiliated-community hospital with a great working environment, 0 scutwork, amazingly manageable workload (minimum levels of stress), amazing nursing and ancillary staff, and even better faculty. Looking to transfer to...
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    Rec Letters

    Currently I have a rec letter from an MD family physician, a physics professor, and my school's committee letter. I was wondering if this is enough or do I need to follow the general rule of two science professors and 1 non-science professor? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks,
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    Possibility of a transfer to an EU medical faculty from a Non-Eu one

    Hi there, I'm a non-eu citizen now doing my 5th year at Near East University of Northern Cyprus (Non-EU), and I was wondering what are the possibilities of transferring to a medical faculty in the EU region for my 6th year (Italy, Spain preferred but anywhere in the EU works just fine). Any...
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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...
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    Step 3 Day 1

    Step 3 Day 1- Day 2 in two days I am looking for someone to either let me know that I am like everyone else or if I did worse than I should have. Mostly looking for how people felt during their experience. To make a long story short...6 blocks. The first 2 blocks were very hard for some...
  29. DoctorOrdinary

    What is a proper OOS school connection?

    Not a typical WAMC post but more of a question about the more in-state friendly public schools such as ones in Texas and Cali. I'm a Florida resident and have family (1st cousins) in Texas who I visit once every year or every other year. I also have a close relative in Cali that just recently...
  30. fewds

    Cornell ACCESS Research Internship

    Does anyone know how competitive the Cornell ACCESS Research Internship at Weill is? Also, does anyone have any general information on the internship such as are we allowed to do our own research based off of our previous work in labs? Thanks in advance!
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    Is it too risky for me to continue medical school?

    Hello everyone! I'm a 22-year-old university student from Europe. I'm currently in my 3rd year of studies in a 6-year MD program. According to a serological test (specifically my anti-CCP was 123), it's likely that I'll be diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in the foreseeable future. I know...
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    2018-2019 Waitlist Support Thread

    I saw that a waitlist thread hasn't been made for this cycle, so I took the liberty of making one:happy:
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    Which dental schools in America have joint curriculum with med students?

    I was reading Columbia College of Dental Medicine's website and it said, "At Columbia, one of only four U.S. schools where dental students are trained alongside medical students, the curriculum begins with 18 months of side-by-side learning with students from the Vagelos College of Physicians...
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    Chance me!

    hmu if you're down to chance me for medschool and ill give you my stats! thanks :D
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    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...
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    MD & DO HPSP: Anyone with experience matching into internal med?

    Current Army HPSP recipient and M3 at allopathic school, leaning towards internal medicine right now. Based on the available match data, the Army internal medicine residency program never seems to fill with applicants and a newsletter from last year mentioned that IM, FM, psych, and pathology...
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    LOW GPA but still hopeful

    What are my chances to get into a DO program? What programs would accept me? Or should I apply to post bacc/ or masters program? I have a 2.88 GPA. BS in Human Biology. I have not taken the MCAT (January 2019). I am 26yrs Female African American. I have well over 2000 hours of clinical...
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    Retaking my Pre-med prereqs at a community college

    Hey guys, i just need a little help deciding if i should retake my prereqs at a community college or 4 year college. i graduated from one of those private unis that charged up the ass. I've read some other blogs online that suggest retaking your reqs at the same school you did bad in to show...
  39. Tsunnami

    MD & DO Thread on Competitiveness & Unity in Medical School

    I think about perhaps publishing later a paper about this, or just entertain the subject in a conversation, or just reflect on it on my own - whatever the case is going to be, my intention is to fill this thread with everyone's experience regarding: - the competitiveness and/or unity they...
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    DO and PA programs

    Hi Folks, I'm not here to ask pros/cons between DO vs PA (yes, theres tons of post on Med vs PA) So... I am looking to apply to BOTH DO & PA Programs. However, they both use the CAS Application Portal (AACOMAS CAS vs CASPA). I am wondering if programs can find out if I'm applying to the other...