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This is the general for all things both healthcare and medicine related. Please don't ask for medical advice here.
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>>10193376
Question for all doc bros:
I have an MD interview at a top 5 med program (ironically the only interview I have after a slew of rejections, even from wayyyy lower ranked schools) after being deferred from their MD/PhD Program.

I don't want to fuck this up. Tips?
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How do I make my tiny penis longer?
asking for a friend
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>>10193381
bump for help
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nembutal or nitrogen?
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>>10193381
The interview is typically just to make sure there’s not something obviously wrong with you. Seriously. If it’s a standard 1 on 1 interview, they just want to make sure you can make it through a conversation without saying something offensive or stupid. They know you’re probably an undergrad who will be extremely nervous. Just be friendly and honest, the fact they’re interviewing you means they think you have what it takes to succeed there. Don’t give them a reason to doubt you. Did you only apply MD/PhD programs?
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>>10193579
For the most part, yeah. I applied to 3 MD programs only, and several top PhD programs (I currently work at one of them, and was told because of my double association with two tenured faculty here I would be at least a strong consideration for the PhD program).

Perhaps my thinking is flawed, but if I get into an MD program and a PhD elsewhere, I know disjointed MD/PhD programs can be made by agreement with both institutions. Thoughts?
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>>10193376
New thread already? What happend to yesterday's one? Dead so fast?
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Was considering med but after more recent shadowing I was less interested. Still want to work in healthcare though. I was considering nursing since there's less schooling and it seems more "involved" with patients, plus you can always become an NP later if you want to. Any opinions?
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>>10193381
Not sure how interviews work in the States, but I've been to med school interviews for Oxford and Newcastle in the UK. In case it's relevant to anyone, a few tips:
You want to make sure that you know the university and what the medical teaching program is comprised of. Oxford asked me about their policy on animal experimentation and whether I was comfortable with it, and Newcastle asked for my thoughts on it being a regional med school that may require students to make a lot of travels to various hospitals in the region for clinical placements.
You need to be able to show them who you are, your strengths and weaknesses, and what makes you fit to be (or want to be) a doctor. Make sure you know yourself well before they get to know you.
Everyone that gets an interview tends to have academic success, but not everyone is a deep thinker. You should be able to show them your thought process. Avoid giving short answers and put emphasis on how you reach a conclusion if you ever get a scientific question. For example, Oxford asked me why humans had two ears. I didn't know at the time. I thought it would have something to do with determining what direction the sound was coming from, and what property of sound the two ears could compare to do so.
Ethical issues are almost always asked about and people often give conflicting tips regarding these. I personally recommend going through all the points for and against each side. This will show the interviewers your rationale and how you justify things, which is what's important, rather than the actual answer. I personally didn't choose a side in an ethical dilemma and that might have made me seem reluctant, lacking the will to take initiative, possibly devoid of leadership skills.
Dress properly and have manners, but don't be a try-hard. Medicine requires you to adapt to various environments and personas, most of which can be quite challenging.
Don't smile TOO much.
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>>10194523
Holy shit I just came to ask a similar question.

I’m considering a LPN certification from a community college so I can go right in since the town I live in is mostly medically inclined for education anyway. Is the barrier for entry difficult if you’ve been out of school for a few years? My GPA wasn’t terrible though never really above a 3.2.
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>>10193376
I'm a biomedicine major. I study half my stuff at the faculty of health and half at the faculty of science. What can I work as?
Support staff at hospitals?
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>>10194826
Try McDonalds
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>>10193376
Is there an archive for /sci/ or a link to the previous thread? I forgot exacly the amount of dosage I take, if it was 25 mg or 50 mg of Levothyroxine. Fuck.
t. Tyroid cancer worried anon
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>>10193376

Am I too retarded for med school? Can I make it with an IQ of 100? Granted I don't know what my IQ is, but my only problem studying wise is just concentration.
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>>10194818
No clue anon. I'm from Canada so it could vary. In my case I gotta degree and have to apply for a bachelors in nursing but its fast tracked and only takes 2 years assuming I go ahead with it etc.

When I looked at admissions for my stuff they wanted a "competitive GPA" which was calculated based on your last 2 years of school as well as English and other basic courses. I at least think I have a competitive GPA at around 3.9 based on their scale but who knows.
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gonna end with a 3.5 first semester of uni - am I fucked for med school?
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>>10195012
You'd probably have a pretty tough time. The need for IQ in medical school isn't actually for creative thinking, but it's for creating quick memory connections so you can chunk down massive amounts of information quickly.

In essence, you don't need to be "smart" to understand any of the material in med school, but you need to be smart so you can process information fast enough to keep up with the amount of material they'll be tossing at you.
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>>10194826
>What can I work as?

A grunt, an unrespected lab technician with unrealistic demands on turn-around for tests and constantly being pissed off at the number of patient specimens coming in.
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>>10195300
Where I'm from they only care about your last 2 years but it varies between schools.
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Only two more years of residency. So close to the end of this bullshit.
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>>10195300
No you’re fine anon, its not as competitive as you think it is. Just don’t go under 3.7 for the rest of your career and you can still prescribe people heart medication and fondle nurses like you’ve always dreamed :^)
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>>10193606
>I know disjointed MD/PhD programs can be made by agreement with both institutions.
It depends on the institutions, but it's completely possible. All medical degrees have some flexibility, imo you'll probably only find out where that flexibility is when you're on the course and I doubt they'd be too open to negotiation on when you do classes or rounds or anything at all. PhDs can be very flexible indeed, especially if you're shit hot on getting funding but you'll probably be able to argue it if you get the right supervisor.

That said, if it's something you want to do, tell both sides you're considering it and get some advice directly from them. Then you can begin judging the people and institutions you'd be working with. Some won't do it, others won't want YOU to do it (but their friend's nephew is another story...), some want you to push for it, and others are supportive from the get go.
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woah
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>>10195597
I appreciate the advice here! I will just do the interviews, and see how it goes. I submitted the PhD applications just last week, so I will hear back about interviews before my WUStL interview. We'll see what happens--not holding my breath, but definitely exciting!
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>>10194576
This is actually very helpful for me, thank you (I asked the question). I remember going through interviews at some large tech companies before deciding to pursue MD and they asked all sorts of questions that I found weird (what you could eat in a lab to survive for 2 weeks etc...), but I never considered the same might hold true for these interviews. Thanks, anon.
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>>10193376
Sometimes when I jerk off and fall asleep with my forceskin retracted, I wake up the next day and my foreskin is swollen like fuck. This only happens when I let my foreskin stay retracted for long, and even then only sometimes. Been that way for about a year now, or atleast a year ago that I noticed it for the first time.

Should I get it looked at?
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>>10195797
>Please don't ask for medical advice here
Alright.
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What is the absolute lowest GPA that I should get for medical school?
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>>10195801
I'm not gonna be part of your system.
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>>10195804
for United States
For MD, that's not underrepresented minority, 3.4 is probably the lowest cGPA you can have before you start getting auto-filtered.

For DO, and not underrepresented minority, 3.2 is about as low as you can go before you get auto-filtered.
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>>10195826
I'm Asian but I'm Vietnamese, so would I still count as underrepresented?
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>>10195831
No. They don't treat SEA as URM.
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>>10195835
Shit. Oh well, but do you know if medical school would lower standards for low - income applicants (poorfags)? I plan to apply to medical school through JAMP if you ever heard of that.
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>>10195804
You want a 3.5
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>>10195843
It's a risky game. Some schools like that shit, other ones might reject you thinking you won't be able to pay the bill. Why take a poor Asian if they can take a rich one?

That being said, there are essays where you can talk about that stuff. ONLY WRITE THEM IF YOU ARE A TRUE POORFAG. Don't write "wah wah I worked part time in college" because that doesn't count. If your parents made combine over 70k, don't do it.
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>>10195886
Thank for your help. Appreciate it. I am a real poorfag though.
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>>10195896
Sure thing. Just make it compelling when you eventually apply. And try to do the best you can on the MCAT. Take a year off working after undergrad before you go to med school. I recommend it, as it provides you a good break from school, helps you financially with the right set up, and lets you learn how to be an adult outside of college.
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>>10193376
Docs and residents-

Second year USMD here. From the beginning of the year I've been steadily falling behind my class despite working the same amount and more then I always have. Got diagnosed with ADHD and the drugs help but not enough to stop this downward spiral.

Is this the beginning of a failure of a career as a physician? I'm honestly thinking I'm not smart enough for this shit, like I am thinking PM&R just so I harm reduce myself out of the fucking way and totally avoid accidentally killing someone.

Looking for someone who's been through a similar experience to comfort me ideally or at least give me some kind of tips on not ending up as that sketchy guy nobody wants to refer to.
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>>10193376
Rejected from all MD programs with a 513 MCAT after failing several interviews. The sole reason I'm doing this is for the money.

Question
Should I retake MCAT and reapply or give up?
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>>10195905
Yeah I mean I'm not from Texas so I don't know exactly how that works to your benefit/to what degree, but if it's an established program, I'm sure it'll carry weight at UT Southwestern, Baylor etc...which are all wonderful programs. Cheers!
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>>10195918
How did you fail the interviews? Specifically?

Your MCAT probably was not the reason you were rejected, as 513 is a very competitive score for MOST MD programs (not Harvard, JHU etc... but still). Did you say something stupid/unethical? Are you a nervous wreck? If so, retaking the MCAT won't help you unless you get like a 520, in which case a lower tier school might take you just to boost their numbers.
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>>10195919
Yeah JAMP does carry alot of weight. It's guaranteed acceptance to a Texas medical school for poorfags . Thanks again for your help.
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>>10195921
Little to no experience with interviews so my anxiety just made me keep talking and sometimes stuttering. Pretty much just regurgitated my personal statement.
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>>10195582
people like you make me happy to be alive
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>>10195907
I don't think so. I think you should wait until you get to rotations. You won't really be able to know for certain until you are presented with real medical situations, as you'll see in your 3/4th year.

That being said, if you have a very serious condition, you might want to talk to your doctor about this. Obviously he/she will know what the demands are, and will be able to tell you what their professional medical opinion is on the matter. Also worth talking to your professors, or even the program director for your institution.

I'm sorry this has happened to you, but it isn't the end of the world, and you shouldn't really settle for PM&R without doing any rotations yet. If after several rotations you think you shouldn't be with patients, then sure, but you shouldn't change your life plans without needing to yet.
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>>10195935
Can you afford to reapply? And if you retook the MCAT, would you be able to study efficiently to do better? Spending 3 months full time studying to get what is already a good score or maybe a little better (515 vs 513 isn't gonna take you off any lists) isn't really worth it. What is a better idea is for you to take some time, maybe work a year or two doing something you genuinely enjoy or do research if you don't have enough. That way you can reapply after a little time off, accrue some life experience that'll make you more interesting as a person/more interesting to talk to in an interview, and most importantly get you more comfortable with talking to strangers professionally.

Buck up, kid. It's not over yet. What you make of this temporary setback is up to you, but if you got an interview the first time, some additional life experience will only help you more in the long run.
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>>10195936
a lot of people tell me this, all the same thank you for your probably sincere words of kindness.
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>>10195980
I appreciate this, thanks. Really hoping its just a quick squirt of pre step depression and I can wait it out.
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>>10193381
depends on the school bruh
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>>10195907
>not smart enough for this shit

Woah boy, even complete retards can do this job. The books hardly matter, you'll forget everything you don't use in a year or two anyways, and learn a shitload more when you actually do the work.
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>>10194993
I couldn't find it either. I had posted some dank lab results and I want to know if I impressed someone.
>>10195636
At least post the NEJM link.
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>intern in pediatric ICU
>did a successful canulation
>did a successful venepuncture
>put in a nasogastric tube
>did an urethral cathetersitaion
>performed a LP and an intubation on a cadaver

Today was a good day.
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>>10196343
>performed a LP and intubation on a cadaver
why? for practice?
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What does 36 + 0 weeks mean?
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>>10196343
>do the hard shit on on dead people
thats genius lol how do you get access to cadavers though

>>10196721
that 36 weeks of pregnancy have been completed and 36 + 1 will be the first day of the 37th week
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>>10196739
Thank you.

Also, why are NSAIDs given to babies with patent ductus arteriosus?
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>>10196767
because pge1 keeps pda open, nsaid blocks production of pge1, thus closing pda.
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>>10193376
I'm considering studying mental health nursing as I want to make money as soon as possible (being a psychiatrist would take 10-12 years). How far can I push it, how much education can I get in this field/job?
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>>10195907
>that image
I assume you're a heavy masturbator.
I could never study after masturbating or any sexual release. I realized I had to quit my pornography habit early on in medical school.
Prolactin is increased following orgasm, which has an inhibitory effect on dopamine transmission. Levels of it remain elevated long after the refractory period where it plausibly continues to effect the more sensitive dopaminergic system of the PFC. Anecdotally, stimulants, even nicotine are less effective following sexual release.
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>>10197236
>effect
affect*
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>>10197236
Nah I just thought the image was funny.
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>>10193376
Got little bumps on wjat was otherwise a smooth birthmark on my biceps. Noticed it only recently, it didn't seem to have grown in circumference though. Our recent summer has been pretty hot ( over 34° C on a cloudless sky for weeks) but I did use sunscreen most of the time.
Should I visit a physician? I suffer from psoriasis but have never seen this type of mark.
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>>10196710
Yes, purely educational purposes.
>>10196739
Corpse has to stay in the ward for two hours after onset of death. Also parents refused to take the corpse anyway so it's going to pathology and after that who knows.
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What's the best way for a non-STEM or pre-health major to study for the MCAT? Is the Khan academy course useful?
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>>10199331
If you didnt take the prerequisites you wont be able to use that score to apply. If you did and it was just a long time ago, the best way to study for the MCAT is to pour through a review book and then do all the questions in a question bank, making flash cards of the concepts you missed and reading all answer explanations carefully.
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>go see family doctor
>old guy ready to retire
>he notices I've had 3 brain MRIs in the past year
>they're concussion studies
>he tells me to stop getting more due to the radiation I'm getting from the scans
>mfw
I'm not a doctor, but even I know MRIs don't emit ionizing radiation.
Is there a polite way to tell a doctor that they need to retire or go get some CME courses done?
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>>10199382
I think what he may have meant was something along the lines of "stop hitting yourself in the head with a hammer you dumbfuck."
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>>10199401
Haha. It's the university hospital that wants to track and record my recovery from a car accident where I smashed my head. Had a concussion and a hemorrhage of some sort.
I think this doctor is going senile though. I told him that I thought it was CT scanning that was more dangerous and he actually had to this shit up right in front of me.
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>>10199382
well you do get radiation from the mri scans, its just not ionizing radiation.
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>>10199382
You should really thank your doctor for looking out for you.
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>>10199505
>he actually had to this shit up right in front of me
Kek. brain damage.
He had to look up radiation emission and MRI safety on his computer in the office.

>>10199527
I'm more worried he's going to mess up with something trivial. I'm going to see if I can start seeing another doctor.
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Just dropping in (3rd year US med student) to say psychiatry is boring AF. Any advice for crushing the NBME tho?
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I'm cheating my way through prerequisites for a Rad Tech program at my local community college, and in a year or so, I will be in either a radiation therapy program or a rad tech program. There's nothing you can do about it and I will succeed. haha
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>>10198679
What do you think, dumbfuck?
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>>10200105
yeah that's not such an important job you'll probably fine. Any knoweldge defecits will be immediately apparent and it's not like you are safe from quickly being released for incompetence as happens to about 1/3 of rad techs who start at my hospital.

You guys are a dime a dozen, I really don't care.
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>>10200130
Haha. He's mad. Guess what doe? Iz a smart boi :)
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>>10200105
Congrats on your future 35k salary
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>>10200226
Nope, more than that, bud! :) Not to mention, I can bust ass on a bachelors and apply for PA school after accruing 1,000s of hours of practical clinical experience. Haha
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>>10200241
why are you like this?
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george i know youre in here you faggot. stop pretending to study and ride. the mob needs you
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>>10200244
hehe haha :)
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>>10193376
hey medcucks,
any of you actually believe in the LDL bad, carbs good dogma of modern medicine?
do you feel bad when you have to repeat all these lies to your unknowing patients when prescribing them statins?
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>>10200038
Why anon? I found it very interesting even though I have no intentions to work in the field.
>>10201305
We covered the atherogenesis in dept in biochem and it makes perfect sense. I don't see why it should be a lie that LDL plays a role in the formation of placks (not sure if I'm translating this right). Carbs are also bad in excess though.
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>>10201543
>placks
Plaques*
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>>10200105
How are you cheating? In my country prerequisites are literally just a perfect score in ANY subject, so you could take gender studies and philosophy and get in over someone who has done physics and anatomy at a high level but has a lower score on paper (it's retarded).
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>>10193376
hey maybe i want to be asked for medical advice
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>>10202458
how to enlarge penis?
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>>10194818
LPN is stupid easy. Why do you think all the immigrants who barely speak English take it?
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>>10200105
Would you want to die because a retard who cheated ended up treating you incorrectly?
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>eat heat hot, cold or sweet food or drink
>causes tooth aches only on one side of mouth
>not exposed nerves because thick enamel
what is this?
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Should I go through with the sexual reassignment surgery?
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>>10202665
How do you know that you have thick enamel everywhere?

Also
>implying dentistry is a science
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>>10202676
dentist told me my enamel is extremely thick
this was 6 months ago but ive had this problem for a year. I forgot to tell him last time I went.
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>>10202649
What's a rad tech going to do to kill someone though? Take a bad picture? If the imaging sucks the doctor will just redo it.
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>>10202762
Radiation therapy is the cancer treatment kind. Radiology technology is the imaging one.
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>>10202773
Doctors administer radiation therapy. Rad techs take pictures
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>>10202945
Radiation oncologists plan the treatment but radiation therapists actually operate the machines.
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>>10193376
anyone curious about cancer research stuff, leinco will sell anyone to anything w/ a university address. as long as you have cc.
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Boys whats the least cucked specialty (besides derm)? Realised fuck status I dont want to work like slave my whole life (no gen surg)
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>>10202413
There are certain classes you have to take. 7 classes in total.
>>10202649
Just prereqs. You can't cheat in the actual program.
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>>10202958
I believe the dosimetrists calculate the radiation dosing and such. I'm pretty sure rad therapists just pull the trigger and keep the pt comfortable.
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>>10203441
Plastic surgery
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Are there any biochemistry textbooks that deeply explains the pathways of specific vitamins that work as coenzymes? The information seems to be scarce in the introductory textbooks.
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>>10202526
no medical advices for normies sorry
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>>10201578
Thank you.
>>10202666
Some results have been horrific and you gotta know there's no turning back.
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I wonder can pharmist and doctors get replaced by doctor?

Especially pharmists, all they do is to take my prescription and give me the med.

And doctors, you put all your syndrome into the database and the data base analysis your problem.

Maybe we still need surgeon and nurse to do the labor/skill work. But the brain work can be replaced by computer right?
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What the fuck is this? It's quite sensitive but it doesnt tingle if i dont touch it. I've been thinking about wart or angioma.
>inb4 no medical advice and aids
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>>10204761
Dude... that's skin cancer
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>>10204765
Is it?
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>>10204771
It is
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>>10204774
How would you know?
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>>10204761
>"Please don't ask for medical advice here."
Go see a professional
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>>10204820
>Go see a professional
I might to do it tomorrow. I just wanted to ask for quick opinion.
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>>10204817
I'm a doctor
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>>10204841
Skin doc?
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>>10204843
Yup
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>>10203441
Psych, sports medicine.
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>>10204398
>you put all your syndrome into the database and the data base analysis your problem

heh... psssh... nothin personnel... kid


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>>10204845
How do you know it's not a wart?
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>>10205241
Years of experience
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>>10204966
How can a person remember more stuff than a computer?

And so you agree that pharmist is a worthless job too? My grandma keep asking my cousin to pursue the career path of a pharmist, saying these young man working in walgreen pharmacy are making big bucks.

But I’m be like. Everyone hates them, meds will be cheaper if they don’t employ so many ppl to meet their FDA/DEA safety quota, just another government/ union job
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>>10199551
Apart from surgeons, doctors don't learn anything much after about 3 years out. And they forget their training, which becomes increasingly out of date.

So generally you are best with doctors about 3 years out (GP or specialists). With surgeons, early to mid 50s is best generally - surgeons get a lot of feedback from operating so they continue to learn for much longer.

I have had numerous specialists tell me things that were debunked 20 years ago. Especially as they near retirement they put little effort into keeping out of date.
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>>10205785
>keeping out of date

keeping up to date
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>>10204398
Can you blame a computer for a missed diagnosis? Malpractice? Medical negligence? If not, it will never replace doctors.
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Guys, I got a serious question here. Plain and simple, if I were to request chemical castration, should I look for an endocrinologist or an urologist? Google doesnt seem to come in handy right now. Thanks in advance
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>>10205833
No one will do it
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>>10205859
But arent "reduce agony" and "human mercy" the main goals of medicine?
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>>10205961
That's why they won't chemically castrate you. But if you really want it you can buy the drugs online. Trannies do it all the time.
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>>10205785
Sounds like bs to me. Isn't it a requirement to continue practice that physicians have to prove they're continuing to learn? Also, many specialists read medical literature and stay up to date on new treatments and such.
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>>10206365
In order to treat right you have to stay up to date. Drugs change, diagnostic criteria change, newer, cheaper diagnostic methods arise. There are people that fall behind, but their patients either leave them or they're ignorant like them.
> prove they're continuing to learn
I think in some countries every 10 years you have a test or something that you validate you're not in the stone age.
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>>10193381
Research them heavily and know your shit, there may very well be questions like "How do you feel about or policy on X".
Know what the general environment there + some general info about the place before you walk into the interview, it shows them you're serious about this.
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A patient killed himself inside a hospital this past week in a very interesting way.

He was about to be discharged and had no history of si. He ended up deep throating a hooked faucet head and started the water by blocking the motion sensor. Several minutes later house keeping found him and notified staff. They had difficulty removing him from the faucet and caused further trauma to his already ruptured trachea. Eventually he was freed but was hypoxic and not breathing. A tracheostomy was later attempted but too much fluid had thirdspaced and his airway was not intact. He later died.
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>>10193376
>Please don't ask for medical advice here.
Fag
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>>10203448
>>10202958
>>10202773
Radiation therapy as a career is much more about patient care and doing shit nurses could easily do. Meme qualification IMO. Imagine doing a four year degree/cert and learning in depth shit about dosimetry and linacs, only to spend most of your job putting people on tables and making small talk with them.
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Anyone in medical oncology here?
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>>10194523
I'm about to graduate with my BSN & i absolutely love it. I was in the same boat as you & the realization that i really wanted to give more direct patient care led me to nursing school. Job-wise it's phenomenal, and you're guaranteed to get a job after graduating if that interests you.

The limitations on what we can do bothered me at first, but through clinicals i realized that even a basic RN can do so much. Literally all it requires is calling the physician & in the case of critical care units, you usually dont even need to. If you have any other questions, let me know & i'd be happy to answer them.
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>>10195582
Male nurse checking in to report that the fondling from female physicians has been nonexistant. Am i doing something wrong?
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>>10207437
You're likely a sub 8/10 male and no female will ever desire you.
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>>10194523
>nursing since there's less schooling
My schooling was 2.5 years, preceeded by 1.5 years of prerequisites to apply to the program. 4 years minimum unless you already have your prereqs, consider if you want to apply to graduate school, otherwise consider if the amount of time in school is worth the salary.

>it seems more "involved" with patients
You will spend most of your time outside the patient's room retrieving meds, consulting, documenting assessments and other various tasks. The time you get to spend with a patient is divided between the number of patients you have, which is usually higher than what's considered safe. "Bedside" healthcare is overrated, most of your activities in the patient's room are administering medications and assessing them; if you're fortunate and have adequate staff, you won't have to help every patient shit, weigh them, measure urine output, etc.

tl;dr what you *want* to do is incredibly restricted by the amount of time you have and the shift requirements you must complete.

>you can always become an NP later if you want
If you don't like nursing, there's a reasonable expectation you won't like NP, especially since you want to be "involved" with patients. NPs are basically doctors with an extremely limited scope of practice.


You are doing manual labor as a nurse but without the pay to compensate. You are poorly trained with unreasonably high legal accountability. 12 hour shifts absorb the rest of the day due to traveling, cooking, household shit, family etc; your days off are wasted recuperating. You have to work with women and all the bullshit that entails.

I'm just trying to give you the information that people won't. This "career" can be lucrative, rewarding, and enjoyable. But there is a LOT of bullshit between you and those prospects. Consider this field carefully.
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>>10195918
>The sole reason I'm doing this is for the money.

Find another career mate. When compared to the hours spent working, the money isn't that good.
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Huh, saw a video of an Indian teenage (about 15) girl who got split in half by a truck and was alive for about 20 minutes. She even spoke to her mother who showed up at the accident.

How is that even possible?
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>>10206365
Shitty docs get progressively shittier, good docs become even better,
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>>10207437
Docs won’t care for males of inferior status, the best you can get is nurses.
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>>10206816
How does one deepthroat a fucking faucet holy shit?! Our suicides are from jumping from height, but I guess modern hospitals don't have openable windows.
>>10207437
>>10209424
This. It's not your fault, it's just how it is.
>>10209371
Somehow the abdominal aorta got clogged up or something and she didn't exsanguinate fast enough.
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Can anyone recommend some study/reading for a rad tech student to do during the winter break? We've covered basic positioning, console operation and a shitton of anatomy.
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>>10209522
>Somehow the abdominal aorta got clogged up or something and she didn't exsanguinate fast enough.

Damn

What about pain? Isn't it true that unbearable pain can make you pass out? I Imagine getting your whole lower half tore out must be up there.
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>>10193376
Had some personal stuff come up during the semester that ended up fucking me pretty hard and failing MS-1 classes. Any advice on how not to fuck up going ahead and what to say when I have to talk to the academic office? Also how bad does this screw me in the long run? Can I make it up w/ good clinical scores and STEP or is it all over? Thanks /med/
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>>10202684
Dentist here, you've got what we in the business like to call 'whinging little bitch syndrome'.
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>M4
>Haven't seen patient since September
>Haven't studied since last year
>Have treated the entirety of this year as an extended summer break
>Forgotten literally everything


Intern year is going to hit me like a truck.
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I really love the human body and want to be a doctor, I’m a low level healthcare position and work directly with nurse and doctors. I want to go MD because I love school and would hate doing what nurses do. I understand why the prerequisites are imports for premed, but how much do you need to retain.can I just learn physics and chem equations for the MCAT and forget it later on?
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>>10210826
R I P
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Whomst've here W A R D C A L L doing real nigga hours
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>>10195636
You go to UIW
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>>10193376
What should I do about dandruff?
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>>10209756
>Isn't it true that unbearable pain can make you pass out?
True. I can't tell for sure, but we can speculate that she was under the effect of huge doses of catecholamines and endogenous opiods that she couldn't feel the pain really. But again only speculations, I doubt someone has studied extensively why some people with severe mutilations survive longer than others.
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>>10211229
Real nigga hours are over- shit that was a bad shift. Nothing like writing bleed orders for little old ladies with new haematemisis while reviewing chest pain ecgs followed by dual met calls on opposite sides of the hospital
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>>10209581
Radiography is easy, maybe just learn some exposure factors. Get to grips with visualising 3d anatomy and you can position for anything
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>>10211712

I have seborrheic dermatitis, and what worked was exercising everyday + shampoo recommended by the dermatologist + taking at least a cold bath everyday
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>>10212046
Is it though? Our program is FOUR years and I don't think we're even allowed on CT scanners by the end.
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>please don't ask for medical advice

OK, this is a hypothetical scenario to test your medical knowledge. You should be able to solve this.

My resting heart rate is in the 50s. I don't exercise very much at all so it's not a case of enlarged heart or whatever athletes get.

Is this indicative of something being wrong?
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>>10213007
You have AIDS.
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If doctors are so smart then why do they have the highest rate of suicide among all professions?
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>>10212257
Yeah man, been working for a year. Its fucking mindless
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>>10213007
Yes. Low blood sugar, infection and many more. If you feel lightheaded and dizzy while having your pulse between 50 and 60 i would go to doctor. Even if you dont have heart rate between 50 and 60 i still would go to doctor. EKG takes literally 2 minutes.
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What are prerequisite med school courses ? I am an IT major but am considering pivoting into a medical career. Will introductory biology, chem, calculus courses be sufficient ?
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>>10206816
sounds like diabetes insipidus
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>>10213334
mental illness is more common among intelligent people

+ stres
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Would any of you go into nursing homes?
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>>10214496
Well shit, not sure if that makes me happy or sad. At the moment I'm having a lot of troubling remembering how to position, and my different supervisors keep telling me different shit. I mean, I can do most extremities alright but anything involving non-standard projections is complete guesswork for me. Maybe if we spent more time learning this shit instead of having whole classes on patient 'communication' I'd feel a bit more confident.
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>>10215054
If I ever get dementia bad enough that I can't communicate or remember basic shit you can shoot me in the back of the head for all I care. So no, I wouldn't go.
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Do you guys have any regrets?
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>>10215015
Check with the universities specifically but I got in as a math major and all I did was a single biology and chemistry course. It seems nowadays med schools want diversity in educational background, so I think you won't be at a disadvantage.
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>>10216079
Not yet, but I'm sure I will. Everyone does.
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Any obstetric sonographers here? Any good material on sonographic artifacts you can recommend?
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>>10215102
Its just a confidence thing, if you know how you want the final image to look and you know 3d anatomy you can position the tube however you want. So i mean like an AP Y-view you just have to ensure the scapula is parallel or inline with the central ray, and that thet humerus is perpendicular. If its impossible for the patient to do, something is better than nothing Communicating with patients is just confidence too.
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give me my daily dose, doc
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>dermatology exam
>which of these interleukines is not targeted in the therapy of psoriasis
t-thanks med school
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Should I go through with the sexual reassignment surgery?
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>>10207424
Hi anon, yes I do have questions, thanks a ton. How involved is your work? I hate the idea of sitting at a desk so nursing sounds appealing. I was also wondering how stressful it can be and if there are any major sources of stress that might turn people off which aren't immediately apparent.
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>>10207867
I really appreciate you providing the insight anon, thanks.
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How the FUCK do I get into Canadian med school?

What if I give them one of my kidneys and both my great saphenous veins? Will that be enough?
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>>10217450
Say you're native
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>>10194523
>"involved" with patients

Nursing student here, in my final year. You will be spending a lot of time doing tedious, crippling work like wiping asses, feeding, and making beds. It's disgusting that we spend all this time learning and still have to do all of this. In my opinion, all of that sort of work should be delegated to Personal Support Workers/Unregulated Assistance Personnel/whatever they're called in your area.

You will not be allowed to make anything besides a "nursing diagnosis". An example of a nursing diagnosis is "that guy is probably going to fall".

If anything slightly problematic occurs, you will basically have to call the physician for help. You are extremely limited in your scope of practice.

>I hate the idea of sitting at a desk

You will spend many hours of the day sitting at a desk and doing documentation. Or standing and doing documentation. No job is safe from boring paperwork.

Nursing school isn't that great. Only about one quarter to one third of the courses are actually related to science. And it's not dumbed-down science for nurses. "Biochemistry for Nurses", "Pharmacology for Nurses" etc. I already had a degree in Biology before applying to Nursing so I was quite annoyed with the lack of depth. I wish they'd teach us more and allow us to do more, but whatever. We are taught just enough to be nurses and just keep that in mind.

The rest of the courses are fluff. Prepare to spend hundreds of hours doing assignments on caring and being nice. Prepare to read a bunch of research papers that essentially explore well-known common sense-type questions. "Workplace incivility leads to increased burnout and decreased job satisfaction". Wow, how insightful. Who would have thought? You spent how many years doing this study?

>NP

It's funny how every nursing student wants to be an NP until they graduate and actually start working. Then they change their minds.
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>>10217473
I appreciate the input. Thanks for the information anon.
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how important are med techs? i want to become one.
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>>10217483
Bretty important but you won't get any recognition, you'll just get bitched at by nurses for rejecting their poorly drawn samples and not having results ready in 5 minutes
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>>10217267
Derm was one of the most retarded subjects, but now my non med friends constantly ask me about skin conditions and I'm fucking clueless.
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>>10217473
bro u went to nursing school not expecting to wipe ass and feed patients... wut lol.
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bump
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Ok anons, I'm bored and on vacation. So I'll tell you an interesting story. This is the story of the first MD/PhD program in Mexico.

So, first you'll probably think something along the lines of "if it is in Mexico its a shit program" and your reasoning would be mostly sound, but there's an interesting fenomenon in this case. You see, in Mexico the best universities are public, if you go to a private one its probably because you were too dumb to pass the rigurous entrance exam to a public one, and I really mean it when I say it is rigurous. You can say Mexico is a land of retards and the validity of that fact would be up for debate but anyone who has ever heard the word statistics will have to accepts that any country has a few geniuses and savants.

This is were this process comes in, the exam to enter in the medical program of the best university in Mexico is an exam with a 66,000 to 1 admission rate. But perfect, you might say that's just to weed out the retard population of the country, and while I would disagree, let's entertain the idea just to demonstrate my point. Now, at the beginning of the med course we have about 1,500 students of the best Mexico has to offer (medicine is by far the most demanded career). But that number is way to high don't you think? Well, that's no problem since at the end of the first year there will be only about 700 students who will pass to the second year (and a lot less who will even finish medicine). But what was I saying about the MD/PhD program?

You see, this program, being the first here is something truly special. When you finish the first year you can apply for this program, you only have to be fluent in english, have at least 90/100 in all your classes and then pass an interview. And you got it, you are the best of the best here. Usually there are about 12 people who enroll in this program each generation.

This is where hell starts.
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>>10221273
You see, this program is not like US ones, usually in those you take your courses of clinical medicine and there are inbetween periods where you work on your PhD. In this program you take your courses of medicine like everyone else, while also working in a lab of your choosing everyday after your classes. Oh, and you also have to take some extra grad school classes. And if you ever get anything less than 90% in any class, even the ones you take with postgrad students, they kick you out before you can flinch with nothing to show for the time you spent in there.

It's common occurence to see students in this program crying or falling asleep while standing up, it is too fucking common. Also, it doesn't surprise anyone when one of us kills himself, no one even bats a fucking eye.

Every class of the normal course is taken with people who aren't on the program. And why is that important? Because everyone fucking hates us, you can see the click in everyone when they find out you are one of us, the fucking faces of despise because a lot of them wanted to enter the program but couldn't. Anyway, that's not the worst of that, the worst enemy of anyone in the program is another one like him. As it turns out, when you subject a person to extreme conditions and pressure to excel, tell him he's one of the best and put him in an environment that hates him you create a deeply troubled person who will do almost anything to succeed. Shocker.

Usually, the number of people in the program is cut by half at the end of the first year after they enroll, it honestly still baffles me that so many people continue each year.
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>>10221277
This program is still young, it has 8 years running and 8 generations up until now. The first generation just finished the whole thing.

And why do people do this? Well, I can't speak for everyone but only for me.

Have you seen or heard a genius who has also worked himself to the bone? Who has been to hell and back? Someone who has the talent and the hard work? If you have the smallest doubt, you haven't. At the second you speak with someone from the first generation, you know it, there are obly a handful of people in this world like that. Only a handful. Out of those who just finished, most have secured great positions in first world countries and their lines of research are outstanding. I bet both hands those fuckers are gonna change one thing or two. I want that.

Anyway, I dont even know why I started writing this. I think its partly because I wanted to share my struggle and because this is the first time I have some time off in a long while and now I cant stand the anxiety when im not doing anything productive.

Anyway, thanks for reading all of this.
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Would it be a good idea for someone with hypothyroidism like me to take iodine supplements even if my thyroid function is currently at a normal level with the help of my levothyroxine medication? Just to give it that 'extra boost', you know?

Also, on a related note, my younger brother has been sleeping constantly lately and has been quite low energy. I have hypothyroidism, as does my mother. I feel like I should take him to the doctor, but he's adamant that he's fine. He went to the doctor to get his thyroxine levels checked a few years ago (he's 15 now), but I myself didn't start displaying symptoms until I was around 16.
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are there any medfags here?
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Is it true that if I get into medical school that I'm going to finally get girls?
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>>10221804
As a permavirgin med student I can tell you that the answer to that question is a resounding "no"
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19m Haven't worked out in over a year, my diet is complete shit, bpm is over 100 even when resting, do nothing but play vista and walk to class, how much longer do I have bois?
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>>10222010
about 60 years, enjoy
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>>10221273
>>10221277
>>10221280
That's some sinister shit, anon. I hope you go through this in one piece.
>>10221312
If he has it, he'll develop the other symptoms, get scared and go to the doctor eventually.
>>10222010
It's not how much you have, modern medicine can add years, but the main point is with what quality of life you'll ive them.
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https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31080-8/fulltext?fbclid=IwAR078F8VpMEJmDixUNvQ5d6RgIorIlxC2B5S9zptvT-qfMw3daHW89xeeXs

Daily reminder that those sodium bicarbonate infusions you love so much are useless.
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>>10221804
Yes. However, chastity, entailing total sexual continence (no sexual release--- no masturbation, no sex) is 100x more beneficial and once you are able to practice it, you will view all forms of sexual release as pitfalls that are going to hurt you more than help you.
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Do you think an aspie would succeed in med school and turn into a decent doctor?
What are some traits with which you shouldn't apply to med school because you would be unhappy and unsuccesful as student and turn only into an best mediocre doctor?
I'm kinda considering trying to get into one here in germany, but medicine is one of the hardest subjects to get into and I only got very mediocre grades, therefore going abroad would be probably actually easier than studying in germany.
Are med schools in Flanders and the former USSR any good?
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>>10222199
Simply no.
dont apply if you
>no work ethic
>lazy
>cant hold a conversation

If you can be a normal aspie then sure but if youre a complete autist, youll have a hard time with all the presentations and interactions.

If its in the EU its decent
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>>10196343
>learning using dead people
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>>10199382
>he notices I've had 3 brain MRIs in the past year
You sure it's MRIs?
It could be CT scan.
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>>10197157
With an RN, You can get a job in the state health system such as jails, prisons, or state hospitals, decent pay but the best benefits and retirement and good job security even if you are a moron.
Expect more feces than a metropolitan sewer system however, and your medical skills will rust unless you take a side job/continue education.
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How hard for a foreign physician to pass USMLE and get a job?
Also how hard to get a residency in orthopedic surgery?
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Biofag here
Thoughts on immunology, virology, bacteriology? Are they memes? Could i make a decent amount of money from any of those or should i just look for something else?
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>>10206816
Impressive
Our most recent suicide attempt was just a chick rolling her sheet around her neck very slowly so the watch would not notice
They noticed
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I've been having sciatica for a year and where I live MRIs are not an option and I have to get a abdominal CT scan in order to rule out a herniated disc. Should I take a four hour flight and pay $600 for an MRI or should I just get the CT scan? My sciatica gets painful while sitting so I'm not sure if I can last the flight.
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>>10221988
Well, that's unfortunate.
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>>10222010
Damn you're already 19? You might as well neck yourself now bro. You've only got a few years left anyways.
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>>10221804
If you can get into a US or Canadian med school, it means you:

1. Are hard-working.
2. Are either wealthy already or on your way to becoming wealthy.
3. Are able to sound intelligent in a conversation.

Those 3 characteristics should give you good chances of getting a girlfriend. Maybe not an ideal girlfriend, but a girlfriend. Source: I recently got one.

Alternatively:

1. Be attractive.
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>>10221804
Depends on where do you live.
At least you'll get the gold diggers.
You can flirt with some nurses or interns.
>>10222850
As far as I know CT is not indicated in cases of sciatica.
MRI is the the modality of choice.
Where do you live?
>>10206816
Suicide stories?
Where I live, hysterical attacks is a real thing.
I've received this young woman in her late 20s in the ER.
Her husband claimed she tried to kill herself by ingesting some drugs, and now she's complaining from abdominal pain.
After inquiring about those drugs, it turns out she took Folic acid, B12, iron supplement pills in an attempt to kill herself.
And the cause of such attempt you ask?
Because her husband was to busy playing PUBG, instead of paying attention to her.
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>>10222953
>Depends on where do you live.
Could you elaborate on why this would matter? I live in Houston btw.
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>>10222953
I'm in Newfoundland, I would have to fly to Ontario to get an MRI covered by the public system. Healthcare is done provincially and we have a corrupt health care system; we have tons of directors and managers making six figure salaries off public money but they want to save a couple of hundred dollars to withhold MRIs in favor of CT scans (you can get an MRI after the CT scan if the CT scan is negative).
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>>10222963
Just like >>10222903 said, Being a medical doctor give you few advantages.
But in addition to those, in some places, doctors have high social standing, like in rural areas.
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>>10222701
Hard
Impossible for an international, youd be lucky to do internal medicine.
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>>10223172
What about residency in ER?
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>>10223179
More possible. Keep in mind you aren't competing with American MD students, but with other internationals. http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Charting-Outcomes-in-the-Match-2018-IMGs.pdf

You need to kill USMLE either way, but internal/family medicine is a lot easier to get.

(You're non-US IMG btw)
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>>10223179
Another thing to consider is that you'll likely be in a really shitty area for residency, so do understand that your 3 something years will be pure hell.
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>>10223189
>internal/family medicine is a lot easier to get.
I see.
>>10223193
>residency
So I'd have to start from zero?
Even if I have Board certification?
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>>10223208
You do not have to redo medical school, but you have to apply for residency match and do a residency in United States.
The bad news is that it's difficult as fuck to get as a foreign medical graduate, and that you will have to go through residency again (and make like 50k/year which is shit).
The good news is, if you get residency, and make it through residency, you will be a fully licensed American physician, and will have no trouble getting a job.

https://forums.studentdoctor.net/forums/general-international-discussion.85/
For details.
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are GPs qualified to assess moles or will they just refer me
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>>10216079

Wasting away my early 20s for med school instead of living like a chad and going for post-grad med.
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Rad Tech program: any advice?
Want to be a radiation therapist and this is the first step.

Typical "smart but lazy" waste of potential. Any studying advice would also be helpful. Hitting the textbooks hard doesn't seem to be working well.
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any other aussie med school peeps here?
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>>10223189
Idk how the USMLE must be but the NBMEs im doing are tough as shit
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>>10221804
Eh, in the end it depends on you. As someone else pointed out, it makes you instantly more desirable. If your problem was a lack of girls interested in you in the first place, then I think it will help. If, like me, it's having the balls to make a move, then no.
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Anyone here who cleared usmle and is doing residency now? I'm a third year foreign student and I'm planning to give step 1 next year and get into internal medicine. My goal is to get a fellowship in interventional cardiology over there. What are my chances?
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>>10223625
Starting first year in 2019

How fucked am I?
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>>10193376
>Almost at the end of my career
>Feel like I don't know half the shit I've read for all these years
Is this a normal feeling or I'm retarded? I feel that I keep forgetting simple shit that should be engraved in my mind by now.
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>>10222704
Dude immunology is the most advancing field of biology. There is a lot to be discovered there. New treatments will be either monoclonal antibodies or crispr.
>>10223366
Depends on the GP I think. Mine isn't confident enough and refers me.
>>10224299
I think this is normal. You just forget things that you didn't need in your practice.
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Why there are so many idiots that are doctors?
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> be certified Euro Pathologist
> saw a gorillion slides, forgot which end of the stethoscope goes in the ears
> drool at the CA/USA salaries in cozy middle of nowhere hospitals
> have to get tested on my knowledge of asthma treatment groups and diagnostic criteria for community acquired pneumonia to enter a pathology residency and look at slides.
> utterly sick of cramming useless shit instead of actually improving my skills

> guess I'll die a poor dirty commie.
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>>10223625
Hello
>>10224213
Same. I think it depends on the university desu.
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Meds in third world country, How do you deal with threats from patients or their relatives?



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