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    Endocrine boards23

    How did it go for everyone ? With pass percentage only 74% last two years - does the complexity of questions explains it ?
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    Lipid rescue therapy

    Sorry, maybe it's a dumb question, but why is lipid rescue therapy used to reverse intoxication with a local anesthetic (LA) agent? I know the rationale behind this is that LA molecules are lipophilic and will leave the blood to get into the lipid solution, but won't the lipid phase just kind...
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    CHF treatment options

    Why are calcium channel blockers (CCB) contra-indicated in congestive heart failure, while beta-blockers aren't? I understand that CCB may worsen the situation with a significant drop in cardiac output (CO), since they're negative inotropes and can further deteriorate the cardiac function...
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    Medical University Łódź English Division

    Hello everyone! I am an American undergraduate student majoring in biology. I am interested in studying medicine at the Medical University Łódź (English program). How difficult are admissions (what is the approximate admission rate)? How is the entrance exam and interview? How is the process...
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    how do mdphd programs view multiple mcat scores

    just wondering how multiple scores are viewed.. thanks.
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    Chances of getting residency interviews or matching with a misdemeanor

    Hi, Everyone. I am applying for residency for the family medicine match 2023 circle. I had a misdemeanor conviction in 2019 for driving without car registration and insurance. the state doesn't expunge records. I have beaten myself up these past months for the terrible mistake and wanted to know...
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    Saw this comment made about 10 years ago… do you agree in 2022?

    “Dentistry is a lot better than being an MD nowadays. Less hours, higher per hour salary, higher chance to be in private practice, and better insurance reimbursements. The only other thing that I think is better is a PA program, its cheaper faster and gets you 100K in 2 years time.” I am...
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    What Are Some Challenges Facing Future Doctors

    I’m a premed. I love medicine. I don’t love student loans. I don’t love it when doctors are making less and less. I don’t love it when doctors are complaining about their jobs and telling premeds to pursue something else but they don’t give specific reasons as to why they feel that way. With...
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    USMLE Myogenic mechanism and stress relaxation

    In myogenic mechanism when a transmural pressure increase blood vessel constrict to regulate the flow In stress relaxation when pressure increases blood vessels dilate to accommodate extra blood. So what happens to vessel radius when pressure increases?
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    Harvard/MGH Research Assistant—Orthopaedics Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction

    Please see pdf attachment for additional information and how to apply.
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    US Fellowship as an Australian Physician

    Hi all, I am currently a medical student in Australia (AU citizen) who is potentially exploring the possibility of completing a fellowship overseas - potentially the U.S. Note that I do not intend to stay in America to practice. I have written this post to get some better clarity on the...
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    Stick with DPT or move to PM&R?

    I am only a month into DPT school and don’t get me wrong, I LOVE it. But I find myself thinking, “should I have gone to medical school?” I think PT is what I want to do. Senior year of high school, when you’re supposed to make a college decision that effects the next 4-6 years of your life, I...
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    How to get into a US medical school with bad grades?

    I’ve attended a US accredited 4 year university but had to drop out because of family financial reasons/a tragedy happened in my life. My grades were perfect for the first two years of schooling, I was on the deans list for maintaining >3.8 GPA. suddenly my grades dropped in my last 1.5 years at...
  16. dentalchamp98

    Dental switch to medical school

    Hey guys, so I’m a first year dental student and been having doubts as to whether or not I should stay in dental school. I have always known that I wanted to be some sort of doctor but I have a parent in the dental professional that influenced me to choose dentistry. I will not be seeing...
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    Research position after not matching

    Hi guys, I applied for pathology this cycle and found out I didn’t match today. I had some red flags on my application like failed rotations and LOAs while I did soul searching. Anyways I graduated from a DO school in December so I’m sick of vacation by now and want to go back to work. I...
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    Dartmouth (Geisel)

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    How does admission to european medical schools work?

    I am not considering applying to medical school in Europe, but I have always wondered how their admissions system differs from ours. It seems like most students go straight from high school into medical school there. Are there ever any "non traditional" medical students in that system (i.e., you...
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    Rank list advice

    Hi all, I'm the education chief resident of neurology at Washington University. I just sat down with two of my co-chiefs and recorded a podcast where we offer our tips on choosing a neurology residency. Check it out if you're interested: Home - Brain Boy Neurology Let me know if you have any...
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    Applying to Out of State Internal Medicine Residencies

    MS3 here at a mid-tier MD school in the Midwest. I’ll be applying for Internal Medicine in the upcoming cycle. Average stats: Step 1 - 23x Clinical rotations - mostly high pass with 1-2 honors with excellent feedback on rotations Research - one first author publication, several poster...
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    Thoughts on DR/NM combined residency?

    Hi all, hope you're doing well. I'm an MS4 currently applying into rads and was wondering what people's thoughts were on the (relatively) new combined 16 month DR/NM pathways available at some institutions? Is it worth it? Does it make you marketable? Can you practice DR and NM? I think it...
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    Sleeping issue during internal medicine rotation

    I am about to enter internal medicine rotation/ residency with 28 hours shift with no or minimal sleep. How can I maintain my concentration and performance in such sleep-deprived and heavy workload environment?
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    Virtual Reality in Medicine and Surgery (Free Educational VR360 Resources)

    Hi all, My name is Bang Quach. I am a 4th year Oral & Maxillofacial resident at University of Florida-Jacksonville. The VRiMS is a new training program for residents/trainees that utilize VR Headsets (360 videos) recorded using the Insta360 camera, using YouTube as a host, and viewed using the...
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    Dental school for me?

    Hi guys, so recently I have been considering dentistry instead of medicine. I shadowed my dentist, and his work seems interesting, but honestly its really hard for me to know if I like something unless I’m the one who’s actually doing it, which of course isn’t possible. When watching vlogs and...
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    Sim lab vs real patients

    Hi guys, hope all is well. I’ve been reconsidering doing medicine for a while, and have been learning about dentistry. My question is, how similar is working in the sim lab to real patients? If you like sim lab, is that a sure sign you will like dentistry? I ask because when watching procedures...
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    Teaching and research as an MD

    Hello, I am interested in learning about the opportunities to teach and do research as an MD. What do you have to do? Post-doc after med school? Get involved with research during med school? How? What would the teaching opportunities look like? I've heard that teaching at the undergrad level is...
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    MD or PhD?

    Hello, I am an undergraduate student majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology and minoring in Public Health and Chemistry. I just finished my second year. I was pre-med when I first entered college, but am now thinking about going to grad school for a PhD for a few reasons: I have a deep interest...
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    Thinking of doing dental over med school

    Hi guys, I hope you’re all doing well. So the past year, I have been rethinking medicine. It seems that medicine takes over peoples lives even outside of work, even after training. The idea of dentistry sounds appealing because (like medicine) you’re involved with people, science, and can have...

    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...
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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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    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...