1. Asclepius2000

    Introduction to the Nontraditional SDN community

    Good evening, fellow nontrads! Selfishly, I thought it might be a good exercise - perhaps even cathartic - to write out my (very preliminary, exploratory, non-committal) plans. For some context, a little about me: 35+ year old male, married, young children under four. Sole breadwinner - work...
  2. chicken-n-beer

    Kinda personal and maybe off-topic

  3. M

    Attire in Clerkships/Rotations

    I am a very poor outfit selector. I needed help from many people to finally dress properly and match my clothes. I am confused about what shoes to wear in rotations. Should I wear comfortable running shoes with my dress shirt and pants? People say to wear something comfortable, but what about...
  4. C

    is optometrist still a good profession?

    My name is sonali. I am thinking about optometrist as a career. I recently gave OAT exam and my score is 320 and my gpa is 3.6. i have applied at Oklahoma, Michigan, california and north Carolina. I wanted to know that how is optometrist as a career because while doing my research I came...
  5. Lavaniel

    Vet school interview attire - grey hair okay?

    Hey! I start my VMCAS applications next summer, so I have a bit to start planning. However, I have suffered from Avoidant Personality Disorder and social anxiety, and one of the ways I have circumvented shying away from social situations is granny-grey hair, and its Sparks brand Silvermist to...
  6. D

    Medical license section of ERAS

    I have an active registered nurse license (in the US). My Designated Dean's Office (at a US allopathic school) told me that my license (including state, number, expiration) should go in the section labeled "State Medical Licenses." The woman who does our ERAS training insists that any...
  7. Sweet_Tooth

    Dressing for interview--female with religious dress code

    After getting most of my apps verified and submitted the next thing on my mind has been preparing for potential interviews, particularly, dressing for interviews (If I am lucky enough to get invited to any...) As a female Muslim who covers her hair and wears conservative (loose, non skin...
  8. PsycheDrJ

    Professional Personal Statement Editing Service

    It's crunch time and I have written several drafts for my personal statement and other essays for the Texas application. I'm a perfectionist and would feel significantly better turning my drafts over to an experienced professional to fine tune them or tell me I need a complete reboot and guide...
  9. W

    Use proper grammar in communication.

    Done. I don't appreciate DM's with rude content from the person I called out. And I didn't name. They know who they are.
  10. GBCrzzyy

    Professional Photos

    I've heard that some secondaries ask for a photo with the application so I was considering having my pictures done. My question is, if I'm wearing my outfit in the photos that I'm saving for interviews, would that be weird? Should I choose an outfit for the photos that I won't be wearing to any...
  11. orthogenes

    Shoe recommendations for women for clinical rotations

    What shoes do you recommend for female med students on M3 clerkships? Bonus if they have a wide toe box and work with both pants or skirts. Double bonus if you include links. I dug up some older threads (2004, 2010, 2012)--but all the links are out of date. :/ Fashion changes too fast.