medicine

  • Livestream AMA: Join SDN as we welcome Dr. John Ligon, a Pediatric Oncologist with the National Cancer Institute on May 11th at 8:00 PM Eastern. Register now!
  1. S

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. C

    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...
  4. B

    Dartmouth (Geisel)

    To Delete
  5. N

    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...
  6. J

    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...
  7. F

    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...
  8. S

    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...
  9. T

    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?
  10. bangity

    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...
  11. L

    deleted

    deleted
  12. C

    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...
  13. C

    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...
  14. confused undergrad

    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...
  15. confused undergrad

    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...
  16. C

    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...
  17. rooted.grounded.love

    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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. C

    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
  21. R

    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
  22. L

    deleted

    [deleted]
  23. 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...
  24. P

    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...
  25. 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...
  26. J

    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.
  27. C

    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...
  28. C

    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...
  29. C

    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...
  30. D

    .

    .
  31. A

    Which is the best Caribbean Medical School?

    As there are many Caribbean Medical schools in the Caribbean region, which is bet to pursue medicine
  32. V

    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...
  33. G

    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...
  34. B

    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!
  35. C

    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...
  36. 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...
  37. Doctorjpc

    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
  38. GodIsBeautiful

    African-Americans!

    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...
  39. 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...
  40. K

    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...