1. P

    Can rural interest open doors at OOS unfriendly schools?

    Hello all, As the title implies, I have a very great passion for rural healthcare. It’s my main reason for going into medicine, I have a hard time seeing myself practicing in anything other than a rural or rural accessible setting. Growing up in Appalachia in a rural area that was still within...
  2. N

    Rural Pediatrics

    I recently moved to a small town in rural Southeast US and the patient census is nearly non-existant. I get, on average, five patients a day. Occasionally I have a full eight-hour shift with zero patients. I work for an FQHC, so I don't have any control over who I see - instead, I am just...
  3. monkeym8

    About to graduate with MPH but still have a desire for medical school

    hey there! my name is Kevin and I have an interesting dilemma... about myself: child of immigrants who escaped the khmer rouge, have a hearing loss, ADHD, and grew up in a rural community. have shadowed derm, ent, family I graduated from a top public university in 2019 with a BS in Public...
  4. D

    What are some rural places in the country where I could associate?

    What are some rural places where associates make substantially more money? How much could I expect to make as a new grad working as an associate in a rural area? Any rural places in Florida? Trying to pay off $300K FAST
  5. D

    Pregnancy planning in fellowship

    Hi all! I’m a third year FM resident doing a one year surgical OB fellowship next year. I am getting older and my husband and I want multiple kids (probably 3+). I’ll be 30-31 during fellowship year. The fellowship schedule is strenuous (q2 home call for c-sections, one 30 hour call monthly, one...
  6. D

    FM with OB—still possible?

    Hello everyone! I’m a second year FM resident. My main interests include, OB, peds, Derm, inpatient medicine, and possibly some EM. My ideal job would be inpatient medicine and inpatient OB coverage but I realize in order to do OB as a FM doc I’ll have to do some clinic too, though I don’t...
  7. M

    Diversity topic?

    Hi all, Would either of these topics be good for diversity secondaries? My background- grew up in a well-off Asian family in a rural New england community. 1. Talk about rural upbringing and attending schools where the majority came from poverty-ridden families (ie greater awareness of the...
  8. M

    Appropriate topic for diversity secondary?

    Hi all- I'm from a rural community in the Northeast. (meaning rural, but not to the extreme of locations in the midwest per se). This was my idea for a diversity secondary and I would appreciate any feedback: -I want to talk about coming from a rural area and a public school system where...
  9. P

    What’s working at a critical access ED like?

    For those with long experience working these shops... What’s a typical shift like? How good are your nursing staff? Do you manage/round on admitted floor patients as well? Can you actually get some sleep on overnights? Do you have access to CT scanners? And as an aside, what rate did you get as...
  10. M

    AMCAS and rural background

    I come from a rural underserved region and a large part of my application was built on this aspect and wanting to work with these types of communities. While AMCAS allowed me to describe my childhood home city as rural, when I generate a PDF of the application there is only a 'U' (for...
  11. F

    For Canadians and Americans who studied medicine at Griffith

    I'm a Canadian undergrad thinking about applying to Griffith eventually. I'm interested in hearing people's experiences with the program. Did most Canadian/US graduates end up matching back home or getting an internship in Australia? Anyone you know who ended up not matching or getting an...
  12. D

    UIC DPT Class of 2022

    Hi everyone! Couldn't find a page on facebook or student doctor so I wanted to start my own forum! I am super excited to get to know all my classmates! So, if you've been accepted into UIC and plan on attending in the Fall I'd love to hear from you all! I'm currently in my gap year working in...
  13. found_cat

    IHS Doc

    What is it like to be a doctor in the IHS? I have read plenty about the frustrations military doctors go through (bureaucracy, poor leadership, lack of resources, etc.), but I couldn't find any IHS physicians' perspective. Do you have the support you need? Decent working conditions? A...
  14. thejangler2013

    $$$...Help me, Rural ED Hourly Rate, what is appropriate? (ed boarded)

    Hello Everyone I am a 3rd EM resident in good standing who is applying to Rural Emergency Departments in the upper midwest. Time for a real job!. I am focusing on rural emergency departments on the lower side of volume range. Ex 9k-14k patients per year with mostly 12 and 24 hours shifts...
  15. V

    Canadian Applicant for Aus Medschools - Whats wrong with rural ?

    Hello everybody. I'm a canadian ( 26M) who is looking to apply to an australian medical school. I have near 0 chance at Canadian or US schools due to terrible GPA, around ~3.4-3.5ish, my MCAT score on the other hand is at 517. my pharm degree GPA really dragged me down (grades are curved and I...
  16. M

    Another AMCAS Disadvantaged Question--Present or Past?

    Hi all, I know this question has been asked in various forms but I've searched all over this site with no clear answer to my particular question: Should I claim "disadvantaged status" if I presently consider myself disadvantaged, but may not have in the past? I qualified for FAP and definitely...
  17. P

    Rural Med School Reccomendations Wanted MD/DO

    I am looking to apply to MD or DO schools with strong rural medicine programs. Rural medicine is my passion and what I am looking to pursue. Little bit about me: MCAT 505, GPA 3.59, sGPA 3.46 female, white 100+ hours shadowing in providers in rural areas 4 years on student-run rural shadowing...
  18. C

    PhD/PsyD Rural Pre-Doctoral Internships

    Hi all, I was discussing pre-doctoral internships with a peer and we both have decided to seek sites in rural / frontier communities. Does anyone have a list of rural sites? I've started a list but figured it'd be worthwhile posting to see if anyone has one created already. Thanks!
  19. RumDMC

    DO School Categorization: Urban, Suburban or Rural

    Is there a good source for finding which DO schools are in Urban, suburban or rural areas? Most of the schools I'm not familiar with their cities to know what it would be like. Also, is there an equivalent to the MSAR's listing of average GPA/MCAT per school. I dont see it in the CIB
  20. M

    Got into medical school, not excited about the location. Does this really matter in medical school?

    Hello everyone, I recently got accepted into medical school and its in the middle of nowhere. I am honored to finally be a med student and excited to start my career in healthcare, but the only school I got accepted into is in a rural location. I would like some opinions from those who were/or...
  21. C

    Fair RVU target/benchmark for General Cardiology?

    Can anyone comment on what is a fair wRVU threshold for a new graduate in the general cardiology (non-invasive) job market? Or alternatively $/wRVU for Small town/rural location in the Southeast. Thanks!
  22. JadeWell

    Vermont Physicians Wanted

    My local hospital in Vermont is looking for: Family Medicine Physician Internal Medicine Physician Emergency Medicine Physician Orthopedic Surgeon Looking to talk with soon-to-be post residents and up to join our awesome, recreational, outdoorsy and close knit community. $20,000 sign on...
  23. D

    Getting into a rural track without coming from a rural area

    I come from a suburban New Jersey town and attended undergrad at Rutgers - New Brunswick with a major in Public Health. I have shadowed a physician for the past year and have been in underserved, but urban, clinics. I have my heart set on medical schools (MD or DO) that have rural tracks...
  24. D

    Choosing where to apply for FM residency

    I'm considering apply to FM. There's a few factors that influence my decision and I'd really appreciate any input you all can offer. I mostly want to do FM in order to be able to do procedures. Ideally, I'd be able to do colposcopy and LEEP, tubal ligation, any type of OR procedures...
  25. WhereMyLiberalsAt

    So what is rural?

    I will be applying to medical school this next cycle, and wanted to understand what constitutes the label of rural. I plan on applying to DO schools, and want to honest when telling them "I want to practice rural medicine." I do know rural physicians have the potential to obtain better...
  26. courtmv888

    NHSC Scholarship awarding

    I applied for the upcoming cycle of NHSC scholarships and was wondering if anyone could tell me when they usually announce the awards for the upcoming year and by what means they notify you? Thanks!
  27. D

    40 hours/week prn at small hospital OR full time with benefits at large hospital

    Hi I'm in a weird position and hoping for some opinions. The job market has been very rough and I was able to secure a prn position at a small hospital which I have to admit has been a great experience. I'm currently averaging about 40 hours per week and they plan on keeping it that way through...
  28. H

    Purchasing a practice in a rural area

    Hello, I am looking to purchase my first practice. I've been looking in the local suburbs where I am - generally the populations are 40-60,000. Now, i've seen a practice or two for sale in more rural areas where the population is about 5-10,000 that were producing similar numbers. Has anyone...
  29. F

    Physician Shortage Area Program at Sidney Kimmel Medical College

    Hello everyone! I applied to Jefferson's PSAP for this cycle and have not heard from them yet. I am still sitting with the "decision pending" portal status. I was wondering if any of you applied to PSAP or are currently completing it now, and if anyone can shed some light on the timeline of...