1. H

    Patient not following the treatment sequences

    One of my patients only had an IPT on one side of his mouth, but he insisted that the student who already graduated did all of them. I don’t see any records of him having an IPT on the other side and a 1 month eval. He wasn’t willing to come back until after 6 months. I can’t confirm it with the...
  2. dannibambi

    Discharging a Previous Therapist's Patients Whom I've Never Treated?

    Hello, I have a question about d/c: I work for a small-practice clinic in which I am the only therapist (and a recent grad) and the owners of the practice are physicians. They just told me to d/c the previous therapist's patients from last year, whom I have never seen or treated. The patients...
  3. J

    Taking Patient Vitals

    So I started out shadowing this doctor and now I volunteer for him and take patient vitals (height,weight, bp), as well as take patient history and review patient medication. I am applying to medical school next year so I just wanted to know if any of these things are illegal/frowned...
  4. G

    Anonymize patient notes?

    Does anyone here have a good method for keeping their patient notes anonymous so if they are lost there is no HIPAA breach? In other words, I keep papers in my pockets for all of my patients. Of course I try to never lose track of one but I could see it happening in the hustle and bustle. I do...
  5. B

    Patient contact

    I am in my first clinical year as a medical student. It is really the first time we have been 'let loose' on the wards. I have enjoyed learning about physiology, pathology, investigations and treatment as I really like the puzzle solving side of medicine. However I have been struggling with the...
  6. J

    What are the PTCAS patient diagnoses/populations options? [SOLVED]

    I'm doing my first job shadow on Thursday and I want to make sure to record the patient diagnoses/populations I observe so I can enter the information on the PTCAS in a few years. This page says you check off boxes, but doesn't mention the options you're given. Does anyone have a list of the...
  7. L

    Is it ethical to give my professor/doctor a gift as a thank you for treating me for free?

    I'm a medical student. I recently had a medical problem and went to one of the cardiology attendings at my teaching hospital for a check up, because he's the best in the field where I live. I didn't have any medical insurance lol. He was really kind and didn't let me pay a penny. He even went as...
  8. Snickerdoodle1996

    Ways to get patient care hours without certificate/training?

    Hi everyone, What is the best way to get direct patient care hours without going through training and having to get a certificate? I am really short on time and dont have any patient care hours yet for PA school so I am freaking out because I recently changed my major.
  9. G

    Does Scribing = Patient Contact?

    Is scribing considered patient contact? Do Medical Schools place premiums/look highly upon applicants with significant scribing experience (1 year~)?
  10. M

    Does my clinical experience have to come through volunteering?

    I have over 200 hours of non-clinical volunteer work in a soup kitchen and an additional 100 hours of volunteer coaching a youth sports team. Additionally, I have worked as a nurse's aide for over 1,000 hours over the past couple of years. I have a lot of direct patient care experience, but...
  11. DansStudentDocRole

    Would being a Union Delegate hinder my chances to get into a great med school?

    To Whom It May Concern: Hi. I'm premed. I'm a college senior. I work as a NY hospital nurse attenant and I'm about to become a Union Delegate (healthcare insurance Workers pay organization). Would being a Union Delegate hinder my chances into getting accepted into a medical school? I ask...
  12. YellowTurtle

    Starting to see patients not going well

    I'm an MS2. I recently started seeing real patients in the hospital on my own for the first time. The goal is for me to get comfortable with doing h/p's independently as I get ready for 3rd year. The first couple were kinda bumpy but the people were fairly friendly. However, I was supposed to...
  13. widmaerjm


  14. B

    Blood markers of inflammation?

    I was hoping someone could help me understand what markers can be used to measure inflammation in patients that could be a sign of cardiovascular disease. I've read that neutrophil to leukocyte ratio and WBC count are used, but anyone elaborate on this for me? Say a patient goes to the doctor...