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Ok, so I have been accepted but am not studying in medical school yet. However, I am taking a class that definitely correlates with material I will probably learn in medical school. I was just wondering, what forum would I use to ask these random questions? For example, if I had a question about pre-reqs (even if I wasn't studying for the MCAT) I'd usually go to the MCAT forums. Here, however, I'm hesitant to go to the USLME forums because I am not sure if the questions I ask will even come up on the USLME.

For example, my question is: Why is free PSA % decreased in cases of prostate cancer? What forum would I ask such a question in?
 

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No clue why it is decreased, but the lower the free PSA, the more aggressive the cancer.

Also, *USMLE
 

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I suppose if it's basic science at all, the USMLE forums. If it's clinical detail and pertains to a particular specialty - the residents of that specialty's forum? That's just the route I'd take.
 

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SDN has a no "homework-help" policy. Case discussions are encouraged, but asking a question such as you suggested, may lead to a thread closure. The only locations these type of discussions usually occur are on the MCAT and Board Prep forums.
 

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Also asking specific questions such as the meaning of a certain PSA level borders on medical advice, and for a variety of legal reasons SDN probably doesn't want anonymous users of various and unchecked levels of expertise dispensing medical advice which someone might rely on.