laakeapustaja - editionOld threads >>10897943>>10910030 We discuss research, offer advice (the best one is to see your family physician), make fun of premeds and shitpost.Do not engage the clamp poster (https://pastebin.com/aYNv0zFc).Don't start discussing pro- and anti-vax shit because it degenerates and takes a lot of replies.>What's the best spec for research?Path, onc, anesthesia, etc.>Best spec lifestyle wise?Psych, ophtho, derm, rad onc, family medicine
>>10935364Based frog edition.
>>10935608You should throw them into the trash because they're instant noodles and made with poor quality ingredients. Just eat rice or something if you're poor good god.
>>10935611I'm not poor, I bought them for the delicious glutamate taste.It's just that I didn't expect there to be those scary antioxydants
>>10935624Just pour msg on your food
>>10935364D I A B E E T U S https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slbWHWOx2Eo
>>10935937there's already a real cure for type 2 diabetes thoughhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6399621/spoiler: the cure is calorie restriction
>>10935364Is there a discord already
>>10935937TV ads for prescription drugs are so strange to me. Is this what living in America is like?
>>10935940>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6399621/try telling that to a patient (and the 5.3 tons of "concerned" family members) and get back to me. further, once the pancrease eases out of that belly, she's gone baby, gone. time for da exogenous insulins
>>10936039only if your interface to the world (hello 4chan) is via LCD screens. then yes. you are programmed to receive. you can check out anytime you want but you can never leave.
>>10936104When you realize that 90% of americans over the age of 60 watch tv all day.
>>10936099Yeah I'm just saying it's insane in this country how most of people's health problems would be solved if they would just accept "you're fat and eat too much and don't exercise enough". I feel like punching some of these retards in the face when they keep complaining about their diabetes and they eat a gallon of icecream every day.
>>10935364Premed here. Coming here cus I need to hear some real shit from you guys. What are your personal lives like? How happy are you? I find myself studying 8-10 hours everyday (set a timer and everything) and I feel like I'm fucking losing my mind. I mean don't get me wrong I love all the work, but it also makes me feel so lonely from all the shit I miss out on with friends and dating. I'd like to hear from you guys what it's actually like in med school/residency
>>10936296lmao why are you studying so much
>>10936316i wanna score in the 100th percentile on the mcat so I'm studying like this over a year away. Not a healthy thing to want but I feel like if I don't do the absolute max i'm wasted potential
>>10936296Calm down a bit since you dont want to burn out
>>10936322>100 percentile of mcatFucking KEKAnything over a 520 comes down to literal luck on test day
>>10936296Look I don't know your life and shit but I studied maybe four hours a day for 3 weeks and scored a 520. I understand the desire for max potential but you may be better served by preserving your mental health and actually being a presentable candidate at the interview. You might be some kind of genius that could make a 528 but anything beyond a 521 does not matter for literally any medical school, and you would do better for having learned spanish or something.Also, if you are capable of getting a 528, which is something only serious talent and hardwork could achieve, be prepared to be incredibly disappointed with your classmates, who will not be as smart or hardworking as you may expect.
>>10936333He's going to burn out and snap before he even takes the test.
>>10936351that's awesome dude. You're clearly much smarter than I am. Part of the reason why I'm studying as much and as far out as I am is because I know I'm not naturally smart or exceptionally talented. I've managed to get a 4.0 in undergrad but that's only been because I studied a ton in general and was super proactive for everything. I appreciate the advice
>>10936358lmao this nibba starting to sound like Dr. Death
>>10936358Just think about why you are doing this. If it is to help people, you clearly have enough dedication right now to do it, and if that is the case, know that 512 (83rd pecentile), especially with a 4.0, is enough to guarantee acceptance to a state medical school. This also means you should take some breaks and enjoy social opportunities when they come. Avoid thinking in terms of "Oh I will be happy after this MCAT/interview/test" because becoming a physician means that there will be no end to the next stressful thing. Focus on finding happiness in the moments, because the journey will never be over.If you are doing this for greatness or prestige, reconsider things. There is no greatness in medicine except after years and years of work, being not only smart but also a good person to your patients. A dream being great will not last you.
>>10936389I really appreciate that, thank you. That's great advice
>>10935364>http://intactwiki.org/wiki/Circumfetish>http://intactwiki.org/wiki/Brian_MorrisReminder that you deserve the rope for pic related
For long term mental health, is it better to have a logic or art based hobby? Assuming you can only choose one
>>10936614I'd personally go for art. Reading fiction is Max comfy after a hard day.
>>10936389>If it is to help peopleHow is genital torture and mutilation of helpless baby boys "help?"
What the heck is going on with 40-60 year olds now a days? I have so many admitted to hospital for Korsakoff syndrome, CHF, bad COPD and other illness that makes them so de-conditioned that they look worse than the 80+ year olds admitted with minor issues. Heck, I even have one 65 year old guy who opts to wear adult diapers now because he's too lazy to walk to the bathroom with his IV pole, and his diagnosis was a simple cellulitis. Fuckin hope I'm not like this in 30 years.
>>10936727wait till you make chief. you'll be in depends as well. all the rage, really.
Anymore like this? Made my night. I'll take EMS stories if you have them.
How to reduce the risk of developing chronic liver disease?Do anti-inflammatory substances usually help?
>>10937119Stop drinking, anon.
Welp, I'm a doctor now. Just took my surgery exam. Now what?
>>10936296You must be fucking stupid to have to study that much
>>10937119Cut out:smoking; caffeine; alcohol; chocolate and sweet snacks; pub snacks such as crisps, nuts, and pork scratchings; processed meat; white bread, white pasta, white rice; products containing added sugar; takeaways and ready meals; table salt; fruit; dairy; eggs; saturated fats; and fizzy drinks.
>>10936039The US and New Zealand are the only two countries that allow this. Interestingly there aren't ads for medications on NZ television because we're substantially less retarded as a nation.
>>10937127Stop posting mom
>>10937124Congratulations, anon! Is that an original Spurdo?
>>10937125He is stupid for being unable to figure out how to balance out studies and the rest of his life. Massive fucking ego, too.
>>10937131Are there ads for medications at all in NZ? Like, in newspapers, magazines etc.?
I had a concussion two weeks ago and i still feel the symptoms especially when i do even light exercise (moving around, carrying <10kg stuff) or use my brain.What can i do to Speed things up and should i Go to the doctor again?
>>10937148I'm not an expert on DTCA but I haven't come across any in NZ at all despite the fact it's completely legal. I think it could be partially due to the fact that we import our medications so it would have to be the US doing the advertising, and also that NZ consumers are particularly vocal about it being a stupid practice.
>>10937179So I guess we can pretty much say the US is the only country advertising for drugs. As a euro it never really made sense.
>>10937124come to the EM ward so I can go to sleep
Can hyperhidrosis be cured? Constantly sweating profusely at all hours of the day turned me into a leper through high school and all of uni and I'm never gonna end up in a long term relationship like this
>>10935364I already asked this in the old thread but i only got 1 response: After showering with hot water i get like bumps and rashes on my arms. Im afraid it might be some std that i got from oral since it didnt happen to me until recently. It only happens when my body gets really hot, also happened to me in a hot summer day.According to some dude it might be Psoriasis/Atopic Dermatitis.
>>10937346Could be AD. How old are you?
>>1093744421, started happening about a year ago.
Why are doctors such fucking normies? I'm following a couple of them for learning (next year I graduate) and all they do is talk about Netflix and gossip.
>>10937790What do you want them to talk about? More medicine?
>>10937790Most people aren't autistic fuck-ups anon.
My fourth year student mentor says I'll see a bunch of cases of people jamming stuff up their ass in the ER. Is that true or is he just fucking with me?
>>10937864It is absolutely true. All hospitals have stories of the craziest thing pulled out of an ass.
>>10937864was really good friends with a brilliant chick in junior/senior year of undergrad, she volunteered at a hospital part time, a poor free hospital. to the best of my recollection:Stuff up asses: 4, including 1 lightbulbStabbings: 10-13 or so, usually gang related, none fatalShootings: 5 or 6, 2 were fatal, including one childshe often mentioned mentally ill stories, a lot of people are mentally ill in hospitals apparently, or at least they stick out and cause a ton of work. Also obese patients and moving them, apparently that's a huge issue. fun times
Guys can I smoke a shisha with alcohol while on Voltaren?
>>10937124>Now what?4-8 years of low pay
FRIENDS histo is kicking my ass. Wat do?
>>10938651Just look at slides m8 lmao
>>10938651histology is the most fun part of medmaybe i'm just autistic tho
Is 1ml of a solution really equivalent to 20 drops of it?
>>10938651Suffer for a bit longer. I hated that piece of shit too. Good luck Anon.>>10938689Yes you are.
>>10939431I don't know how you could hate microscopy, senpai.
>>10939437I don't know either. I really forced myself to try to find it interesting. Barely passed histology. Pathology on the other hand was pretty good considering it had a macroscopic aspect to it.
Here's a hypothetical: How would an American sophomore premed with a 4.0 who's only interested in medicine for the job security continue to motivate themselves?
>>10938651I got a 0 on my histo test today lol
>>10939535Ayy, I'm about to fail a pharmacology test today.
>>10939455by getting an MBA and applying to IBMnot even joking there's way more job security working for IBM than you could ever get in medical
>>10939535Based>>10939554Also based Did you guys start already? I start my 5th year on the 18th, how's your program working?
>>10939570but this premed autistically wants to be self employed with good job security and a good paycheck.
>>10939620good pay*, not paycheck
>>10937790Because medicine is the normies career choice. You want to hang around chads you study law. For anime you study physics.
>>10939642That's really weird. My classmates watch anime and read manga while in class. (I do, too)
>>10939620>>10939623You'll make more money at IBM and you'll have less of a chance of getting sued.
>>10939642>>10939660anime and manga are for normiesyou have to be a normie to consume entertainment created for children and NEETs
Where's the fucking /med/ discord
>>10939642>You'll make more moneyI wouldn't say the money is as guaranteed as it is in medicine.Also, the premed is still not self employed by going to work for IBM.
>>10939802whoops meant to reply to >>10939668
med is shit for rich normiefucks who think they are hot shit but are actually too dumb for actual science so they coat themselves in 'muh vocation' 'muh altruism' and overhype the whole thing to get overly-praised by nigger society
>>10939936>t. too dumb for medicine And that's rare.
>>10939940ask me how I know you are just a narcisist normie for picking med
>>10939936I go to school for free. Stay mad ;)
>>10939955I dont envy a spoiled daddy's son normie faggothave fun being a hypocrite your whole life and dealing with retards that have 0 self control and then come crying to you for a prescription, everyday
>friends with a couple of medfags >they are constantly bullied by the nursesAhahahahahahaha
90 posts in and this thread has gone to shit without any references to clamping. I love you, /sci/. Never change.
>>10937849>not being a literal NPC means you’re an autistic fuck up
>>10939959I don't think that is what he meant anon
does path really have higher risks of cancer like interventional rad?is path boring?
When does it get easier, friends? I'm getting tired.
>>10940024>nahI thought there were occupational hazards>dependsOn what?
>>10940011it doesn'ti would pay a hefty sum to find the guy that told me that "after phisiology exam it's all downhill"
>>10939964You have beta friends.
>>10937341People with way worse problem get in relationships, thinking neurotically like this unironically worsens hyperhydrosis
>>10937864Been few months here fir now it is only wrapped up narcotics, they are usually brought in by police for abdominal CT scan
>>10939554>>10939535What a bunch of failures.
>>10940106If you look at the research there is no indication of an increased risk of cancer. It being boring depends on what you like and what (in the field) you end up doing.
>>10940384>muh look at my intelligence!!!
Hello frens, I am into Pedagogy and NeurologyCan I get a warm welcom
>>10940846flats are not welcome here this is a helper thread
Worth it to get into med wishing being a researcher? (I'm talking about pursuing a MD-PhD) I'm from a third world country, and situation with funds are really fucked here. Mainly if you're from a biological degree. College is "free" here, so no problems with tuition fees.
>>10937138>Congratulations, anon!Thank you! And yes, I drew it.>>10937211I might have to btw, no idea where I'm gonna start work.>>10938636Yup.>>10937790Small talk is part of the medical profession. You talk about interesting stuff with your friends.>>10940846sup bruv
>>10937341Fuck dude, don't let it rule your life like that. Listen to the other guy. My girlfriend has it in her hands super bad & I could care less.There's some treatments for it but the game isn't really worth it's candle and you're better off just learning to live with it.
>>10939936Doctors are on average pretty stupid I wouldn't argue against that. I'd say the average IQ of the profession is around 110, just smart enough to fuck shit up. The number of times doctors in America have done absolutely retarded shit that killed people is impossible to count without a computer.
Do you guys know of any people who got into medicine at a late age?I've been a neet for 5 years (24 now) and I'm considering if it's worth it pursuing med at my age. I live in EU so by the time I finish studying I'll be 32 and it's discouraging me heavily.
after you all make fun of me please help me.As a premed, what are the best ways to get experience for med school and what are the admissions looking for with regards to experience? Ok i can shadow a doctor or two fine, what about just working at a hospital, whats a good job? volunteer where? maybe research, but what kind...?Thanks all
>>10941871I'd choose working as a tech or an EMT over volunteering, you'll be stuck doing some outrageously boring shit if you choose to volunteer.
>>10939966What the fuck is clamping? Seriously
>>10942034It's clamping the umbilical cord after delivery at two points to stop blood flow so it could be cut.
>>10942119Why wouldn't you just let the blood finish flowing before you cut? That blood has stem cells and vitamins baby needs to be healthy and strong. Is this some kind of American thing like cutting baby dick off?
>>10942130Immediate clamping is indicated for neonates that need intubation and other conditions that need urgent care. The WHO and basically every single OBGYN society recommends waiting for umbilical pulsations to subside before clamping.
>>10942183>The WHO and basically every single OBGYN society recommends waiting for umbilical pulsations to subside before clamping.Yeah but they also don't recommend mutilating baby dick yet everybody does it in America. Most hospitals in America ALWAYS clamp IMMEDIATELY after the baby is out because that way the umbilical cord sells for a higher profit.
>>10942185That shit goes into the medical waste bins though???
>>10942193And medical waste bins are sold to the highest bidder. The truth hospitals don't want you to know.
>>10942198Are you that one Wikia admin who chimps out at the mention of male circumcision?
lmao what the fuck is a premed. is it a bachelors degree in another field so you can study medicine? i cant believe people would swap from math/physics/engineering to medicine, you'll be surrounded by literal chimps and robots who know nothing but memorization
>>10942247I mean, you're not wrong at all. Although you're also surounded with money once you graduate lol
>>10942249>Although you're also surounded with money once you graduate lolYeah only 4 years of university, 4 years of med school, 8 years of making shit pay, and then you're surrounded with money until the malpractice lawsuit and then you're a homeless alcoholic.
Hello friends I am high school student interested in medicine.And yes before you say anything I acknowledge that anything andeverything that I have done up to this point has meant jack shit in comparison to actual med school and even undergrad.anything you have to someone like me?
>>10942255lol my country has free college tuition and I don't have to have a college degree in order to enter med school, its just a really hard test, but if you're smart enough you can get in on your first or second year of trying. Also med school is only six years since we actually learn biology in highschool.
>>10942287Its ok dude, just do whatever you like. Med school sucks sometimes, but its also fun, its just a school. I didnt have to do an undergrad because the system is different in my country but I dod have to go through very intense studying to get into med school and thats really heavy for a teenager. So just live your life, honestly. Just take care of your mental health and keep your motovation high. Hope you like getting really tired, I kinda do.
>>10942304Wholesome as fuck <3
>>10942304Thanks for the advice, it was very heartwarming! Surprisingly being tired makes me feel like a job well done, so I will look forward to more late night episodes of tiredness if I choose to go into medicine. Really, thanks again!
Earlier as I was walking my penis went numb and began to rapidly shrink up into me to the point where it looked as if I had no shaft and the head was level with the skin at the base. It was terrifying and lasted a couple minutes before it went away. I wasn't cold and hadn't been doing anything unusual. Simply got up from reading at the dinner table and was heading towards the door to walk the dog. What happened?
>>10936296You need study buddies, at the very least
>>10935364Would getting a nursing bachelors be recommend if I plan on going for med school? Prereqs pretty much overlap except for a few I'd knock out after my BS.
It's ob/gyn this semester. I've been dreading this since I started med school. I figured I'd have managed to get laid at least once by now, but I'm still an incel.So the first time I will touch a vagina will be during an obstetric rotation. Feels really bad... Best case scenario I make it through the semester without revealing my power level.
>>10942719Get a hooker
>>10941843>my girlfriendYeah, your GIRLFRIEND.Girls have a much easier time getting in relationships.Think before you post.I have hyperhidrosis and I'm a male and I can assure you that females are disgusted by it.
>>10942292>he thinks he knows biologyActual chimp
>>10943029You're not the anon with palmoplantar hydrosis who's been asking for a cure for the past two threads, are you? >Aluminum-based antiperspirants>Anticholinergic drugs>Botox>IontophoresisGo see a dermatologist.
>>10943029>>10943113If you're a different anon, do you sweat profusely all throughout? Because the sweating could be secondary to something else. Are you a diabetic hamplanet?Oh, and calm down. Sweat glands are controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. Stressing just makes it worse.
Uni starts on 16th. Neuro, onc, endocrine, ent and optho are the big guns this year. I'm actually excited for neuro and endo, both of them seem interesting or at least stand out from the rest.
>>10943136>dude just make the stress go awayI’m not that guy but you do know how difficult this is, right?
>>10942885I would maybe do it, if it weren't super illegal in my country.
>>10943249Where? If you’re in Europe just scrape 300€ together (or less if you’re not stupid) and spend a night in Amsterdam
>>10941866We've had people in their 40s in our class. It's ok. Just be prepared mentally for the studyload.>>10942287Just take things one step at a time. Don't go out blabbering about becoming a neurosurgeon. If you decide it's a job for you, start preparing.>>10942719I didn't touch a vagina during my ob/gyn rotation. It was one of my most useless rotations. >>10943213ENT is surprisingly interesting.
>>10943317ENT too. Compared to gen surg or uro, head and neck anatomy looks elegant.
How the absolute fuck am I supposed to get a research internship outside of some summer cuck shit? I have written to every lab and research institution I know of in my state and they all be like "ya bruj just be lookin at dat summah shit, don't be goin reb on us." Very tiring.
>>10942636No that is a huge waste of time. Get a degree in something unrelated to medicine with a pre-med designation. Do something that will actually be helpful long term like finance or something that interests you. You’ll have to take more classes so don’t pick a meme difficult major like physics or engineering.
>>10942636That'd be a waste unless you want to be a nurse. Two different careers, two different types of training. I think some med schools look down on nurses that are just planning on going into med., just what I've heard.
What's your honest thoughts on drugs/alcohol/ecigs?Related >>10943332I think its become a sacred topic in our society, like guns/race/sex and we can't have any honest discussions in public about it as a result. Liberals continue to deny the threat of drugs. Conservatives continue to want to ban these drugs. Two other video related to forming thoughts around. >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxoKi1zOns0>I forgot the video here but it was about how gun statistics judgement change depending on how the idea is framed to both liberals/conservatives
Is this indicative of plantar fasciitis?
anons keep bulling me in other threads
>>10943456And what the hell is my pronation?
>>10943458Are you a premed?>>10943377Weed amirite lmao XDMemes aside, marijuana is shit. Let them smoke it so they will come to us with chronic bronchitis or COPDs , they're doing it themselves, no one forced them to smoke it. Strong drug addicts on the other hand are totally different. I don't know how it is to be addicted physically to something and I don't even want to experience it but snorting/injecting substances that do a shitload of harm to your body just to make you "feel high" is plain stupidity.
>>10943352>>10943358Well that sucks. I do genuinely want to be a nurse, no problem with that. Anyway I've already been accepted to a program so I'll just tough it out and still apply when the time comes. If not I'll go NP or Anesthetic.
>>10943479>Are you a premed?owner of a private practice
Is there any research being made in persistent sleep consciousness, such that you can learn while asleep?
>>10943515Then there's no reason to be bullied Fuck them. GP by any chance ?
>>10943456Honestly just looks like a worn sole to me
>>10941866I finished at 29,you still have like 30+ years left to practice.
>>10943350You're supposed to get summer cuck shit one time and then you can apply to places normally and they'll see that you have research experience and they might consider you for an irrelevant position.
>>10943857Sums up all the average researchers so...true.
Is it worrysome that occasionally I get a numb and muffled feeling and a slight tinnitus in one of my ears?Should I see a doctor about that?
>>10943857It's all so tiring.
>>10944721If you actually want to do important research you need to be really good at convincing people to give you loadsacash. It's basically politics.
>>10943228He can start by not being so triggered by some guy trying to give him advice.
is this the thread to ask? if not, sorrylooking for advice on a botched toehistory: my toenails fall off every few months-every few years; doctors ran tests when i was a kid and said they didn’t know what was wrong. it all started after a stage board at school was dropped on them at school. i think maybe the thing that makes the nail grow (matrix?) is damaged in both big toes or something.fast forward to recently:for uni grad pics my mom wanted me to look nice and get a pedicure with fake toenails. i got one; stubbed my right toe nail and it was bruised/bloody. removed the acrylic nail with a nail drill; natural nail fell off on its own a month later. perfectly fine now.left nail still had the acrylic nail on and i stubbed it as well with no blood but was sore. tried to do the same process on it, but couldn’t remove all of the acrylic nail and ended up skimming some of the skin on the toe bed. it’s been like this for a while and i want it to come off already; nail and the bit of acrylic remaining.also: i have had 2 nails removed by doctors before; both of them left trauma to the toe. in one instance the whole nail was ripped off with no numbing and i couldn’t walk for several days, the other instance the doctor wrapped the toe with the wrong gauze which healed into the wound and i had to pull bits of gauze out from my skin, causing me to distrust doctors near my toes.but i still seek some advice on what to do if anyone has ideas on how to help naturally remove the nail pictured.i have been soaking in epsom salt.
What does cutting flesh with a scalpel feel like?
>>10944799I'm more concerned about the amount you stub your toes and that your University apparently takes pictures of your bare feet than anything else in this incredibly discursive post.>>10944834Buy a scalpel and some pork belly and find out for yourself.
>>10944840i’m outside a lot, and here it’s normal for parents to pay a private photographer to take full-body pictures of you in your cap and gown, not your feet. she wanted me in open-toed heels and a dress in the picture so thus the pedicure.
Only 2 weeks into the first semester of med school and I don't know how I'll be able to keep this up for the next year. I don't even like science that much.
>>10945077>I don't even like science that much.should have listened to /sci/ and got an MBA
>>10945081I don't like people so I thought getting a secluded job in the corner of some laboratory would be nice but so far every day is just go to school then go home and study/homework until bedtime.
>>10945091>I don't like peopleyou should've got a job as a janitor
>>10945091>I don’t like peoplePathology is right up your alley
>>10945627But he doesn't like science.
>>10945077Don't be a doctor if you just want it for the money.We don't need more retards in the industry
What do you call the branch of medicine which doesn't seek to cure, but to improve?Like the kind which was practiced in the Third Reich.
>>10943456That's normal wear.
>>10945077>>10946306being a doctor for the money is missing the point. there are a lot of jobs that make disgusting money. finance, computer science, petro engineering.
>>10946836But being a doctor means your employer is the state, which offers security. You also are essentially your own boss and you don't have to suck dick
>>10946840it's not a free ride. outside of being a surgeon, your manner and charisma are going to have a big impact on returning patients. plus, people are absolutely insufferable, and unless you genuinely like people, and genuinely care about figuring out what the problem is with them and how to fix it, then you're going to resent it.there's a balance between going to school for art because you like art, and going to school for neurosurgery because you want to make money.
>>10946848It's the doctors that are insufferable pricks (and generally useless, outside of surgeons who actually provide solutions)How can you be resentful? You're making 300k a month
>>10935364hello my dear OP, neuroradiology grad.herecheers!
>>10946854owo a tripfag in /med/ hello
>>10946853>thinking that money can make up for everythinglol
>>10946853>300k a monthnot really the way it works.you can go to trade school right out of high school and weld pipelines for 125$ an hour if you luck out, but the work is fucking arduous and grates away at both your physical and mental health.the same goes for medical doctors, even nurses in certain fields. if it's six in the morning and you've been operating for the last ten hours, and the patient dies, and now you've got to worry about a malpractice suit, and you're worrying about every document you signed recently and every report you read and everything you said to the patient.that's an extreme example of course, it's more like it's the weekend and you're on call and you have to rush up at 4 in the morning, but it's ALL of it. it all piles up on you and just fucking grinds you down over and over. it's like the sword of fucking damocles sometimes.
How long do pupil dilating drops used by ophthalmologists for examining the eye last? They said I'd be "a few hours" but it's been 35 hours and they're still not getting small when I expose my eyes to more light, leading me to feel blinded just going outside.
>>10946877depends on the drops, depends on the dose. atropine for example can last a day or so. maybe you metabolize the drug slowly, or maybe you've had stroke. most probably you're fine, and you could go back to the office if you're really concerned. give them a call. what's the worst outcome?
>>10946836The average doctor easily makes more money than an average graduate of any those.
>>10946891sure, but there's more to it than the salary. get a petro eng degree or CS degree in four years, it's not unreasonable to make 90-120k. whereas a doctor has four more years of med school, plus four or more years of residency, all of which cost money and time. if you've got a free ride, by all means go for it. but if you're putting yourself in debt to become a doctor, it's going to take a while until you break even with someone who was working 8 years before you even started.
>>10946821Eugenics is more about selective breeding. What about the branch which seeks to use chemical interventions, surgeries, and so on, to make an Ubermensch?
>>10943779>29u fucking certified retard, enjoy killing people papa bless!
>>10946919Those 2 go hand in hand. They did all those things you mentioned to do the selection to boost the Aryan race instructions weren't clear enough, therefore, didnt work properlyscheisse :(
>>10946870Specialities to avoid this hell?
>>10946836Medicine pays much better on average than any of those though>inb4 muh hoursDerm, psych, ophto, etc>muh debtDon’t be American
>>10946919You’d be better off asking these questions elsewhere. People in this thread are likely only clued in on what you might call bluepilled medicine.
>>10946936Derm, rad, ophto, psych, rad onc, FM, card, neuro, nephro (sometimes), pneumo, PM&R, uro (sometimes), ENT (sometimes)
>>10946936pseudosciences, anondo psychiatry or psychology and charge the idiots with boo boo problems per houryou can open your own practice and have your own worktime settled Good luck not going batshit crazy after 15 yrs of listening to most boring shit people deal with.you can try going insane intentionally like the idiots you treat and go ''dr phil'' and whore yourself on national tv. that's a nice salary but the working time is worse. cameras and shit...
>>10946939just link him a pdf version of Mein Kampf and he'll be fine. And yes, this is a fuck off anon. No one gives a shit about eugenics here, that's an ethics field.Ethics and this site.... Someone's smoking the bad crack.
>>10946953i hate to rattle the cage but it is unfortunate that people have to be born with genetic diseases. it's unfair that people have to suffer through muscular dystrophy, or huntington's, or down syndrome. it's unfair not only that they have to suffer those conditions, but that a healthy child was necessarily deprived an existence in their place.
>>10946962boo hoo. yes, it is indeed unfair. the whole planet is unfair. what can you do? nothing. absolutely nothing. so MEIN ANON, that's why neuroradiology is great anonyou get to stay the fuck away from people and other idiots like nurses, even lots of coworkers.you are just behind the screen doing the job. you can even multitaskwith a good T MR or CT you're settled to have nothing to physically with people, get paid, you can go postgraduate too and enjoy life. Playing DOTA & Dg a patient at the same time and you get paid. Give me a better jobAt least for an introvert who hates (dumb) people
>>10946970How the fuck did you graduate?
>>10946991Med school isn't hard anon
>>10946991Natural selection:D>>10946992That too. He probably thinks because of my type of personality (hate people, introvert). It's not hard. I did 90% of my subjects 10 days before the exam. I was always too lazy to ''study'' for hours, days and months when I could memorize the same in a day and that's it.There were some shit subject I had to deal with people and they fucked me over and I got bad grades but passed. Like fucking ENT. I asked a dumb had has she ever had ANY KIND OF SURGERY and bitch says NOProfessor comes. I'm retelling the story and say she's never had never kind of surgery and the dumb fucking bitch says- I DID! I HAD AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY IN 197...somethingi BARELY fucking passed the exam cuz of that shit even though i aced the theory. I wanted to beat the shit out of that dumb ass bitch. I bet patients fuck over students on purpose when they have their finals.Same happened with propedeutics and idk a few more subjects. All because of actual, live people not the subjects themselves.
my grammar is fucking bad Im off to beddont do ethics here. it's ok but you just look stupid. No, I'm NOT a nazi and wouldnt nuke...I actually cant guarantee for the second part of the sentence. Forget it. But I'm not a nazi.Anyways, good luck anons, see you! got to wake up early af, i have just 67 CT's to go through in a fucking paper archive and then calculate fucking scores n some lit shitNight anons!
>>10946991Doctors are fucking retarded you learn that when working with them. They're not actual scientists and they're mostly brainlets who accidentally kill their patients.
>>10946906god it must suck to be american>6 years med school, no premed>no debt>residency pays well enough to still compete with the average cslet or engineer
>>10947119>mfw residents get paid around $200 a month and get free parking hereI-it's ok. I-I'm doing it for my people, r-right?
>>10937113"Tae, the paramedic from hell" is what you're looking for. Posted all kinds of stuff like that to alt.tasteless back in the 90s when we were still allowed to have nice things once in a while.
If you're in front of a screen all day for work how big a risk is there of developing nearsightedness? I'm only 22 if that makes a difference
>>10947415Who gives a fuck. Wearing glasses/contacts isn't a big chore.
How does an RNA polymerase know which allele to transcript? Does it recognize recessive/dominant genes and takes the dominant ones?
>>10947415look far away once in a while
>>10943029I hope you realize that by just assuming every girl is going to be disgusted by it pretty much guarantees you'll be dying alone. But fuck it, maybe if you whine about it on every med thread, it'll resolve itself, right?
>>10937131>there aren't ads for medications on NZ television>because we're substantially less retarded as a nation.LOL. You pussies gave up your right to self-defense, let a trannie DJ slide in on some rigged election and did nothing when it was wearing Muzzie clothes and getting groomed for a cush UN/EU parliament/World Bank bullshit position of tribute. You inbred island fucks are the literaly definition of retarded.
>>10947670Dying not alone is overrated
>>10947119smells the envy from here. lol. GP making $60k and answering to Chief Rahindjajäh Góopinggheanali-Njunmmbekeé
>>10948058Wrong board faggot.
>>10947670Everybody dies alone, because when you die you stop existing. Why worry, maybe the people who should worry are those who haven't accepted that death destroys you as an individual totally and completely and there is no continuation of your awareness because you don't exist.
>>10948340Lots of assumptions in that post. I bet being a materialist makes you feel very smart.
>>10948078>the world is the UK and USFucking anglos I swear
>>10935364So uh, is it easy?
>>10948368>H+Which fields of medicine to do that? I’m specifically interested in FDVR implants as meme-y as they are, but a pure research spec doesn’t appeal to me because being able to do outpatient consults/PP is nice
>>10948078Y-you guys are getting paid that much? A good GP here (and by good I mean rural) makes 20k-25k euros tops/year in this shithole
bump for medical purposes only
Guys...I realized that I like all the specs in the sense that I like to learn everything it's on surface and do not go too deep because it gets boring (for me) fast. Spec for this feel?
>>10935364anon i have a question. why are the majority of people i know that are in med or that are "pre" med are both pretentious assholes and idiots? The doctors that come out of my university are some of the most inept and stupid doctors i know.
>>10949278You know shit people then. Most of people I know in uni aren't arrogant or assholes. Just look for the right persons.
>>10949278It’s your own sense of inferiority
>>10949376I was thinking FM, to be honest. IM feels like a more in depth FM but still can go into primary care which is pretty nice anyways.
>>10937346> Psoriasis/Atopic DermatitisI have that. Presumably you're using soap with hot water, that destroys the protective acid mantle on the surface of the skin and the water increases skin permeability, those two things tend to irritate sensitive skin. You could try cooling off the water, switch to an unscented, uncolored bar soap/minimize soap, and just don't take showers so damn much
>tfw just started med school in a system where the first year is hard as fuck>approximately 250 seats in second year available for 1700 first year students>genuinely massive workloadGuess the country.Also, how do I ensure I stay motivated throughout the year? I’m starting off pretty well but I need to stay focused for two semesters. Any advice?
>>10949510France actuallyWhoever isn't in the top ~15% after the last exam gets the boot (and can't reapply to med school). It's pretty stressful
Let’s say I wanted to be a parasitologist. How would I go abut doing that /med/?
>>10949491So a place in the next year isn’t assured even if you pass?
>>10949705Never mind, just saw your reply. That sounds absolutely shit. What do the 85% of people who don’t advance do? Accept that they’ve pissed a year away?
>>10949676Major in Jewish cultural studies
>>10949705Yeah, the passing grade is 10 out of 20, but to be competitive and get into second year you have to get a much higher score (it’s a bit lower for pharma and dentistry, but still very difficult overall)Those who fail can directly get into a second year of a bachelor’s degree of their choosing (pretty much anything scientific, since 1st year med school here has a lot of physics and chem just for the sake of making things harder).So those who fail aren’t completely fucked, but it’s still harsh. You get one try at your dream and if you fail, sucks to be you I guess.
>>10949516>top ~15%and then they pretend to be part of the elitesérieux c'est abusé
>>10949718No but, seriously /med/. I assume you obtain Pre-Med credits aaaand then you go to medschool and then depending on the specialties they may or may not have parasitology.I heard MD parasitology isn’t even clinical work. Is this true?
>>10949756It’s still pretty fucking selective, especially since there’s no second try (anymore).Although the lowest passing grade (dernier classé) at my university last year was 12.5 while the highest was 17, so it’s not unfeasible. Gives me hope, 12.5 can’t be that hard to reach with a good work ethic
So, I've been on pediatrics for a bit this summer and I had the chance to visit the peds surg ward. I've found out that 3 of the attendings weren't actually working there but they came from US to practice here?? I've asked the doctor I shadowed why they came exactly to Romania and he just replied with: "To get more experience, they only do 2 or 3 types of surgeries there in which they specialize, they just want to broaden their area of expertise a bit" - Not exactly the quote but something along the lines. Is it true that murican surgeons do only 2 or 3 types of procedures and "specialize" in them? Let's say for ortho -> hand surgeries only, etc? I'm asking this because so far, every surgeon I met operated a huge variety of sufferings (Especially gen surg/peds surg)>>10949676ID -> ParasitesClinical Lab -> find parasites in shit samples.
>>10949758>>10950261>>10949749I apologize, I didn't understand what infectious disease in anagram form meant.
>>10950485I mean, not anagram, an abbreviation.
>>10949516>France actuallyImplying that's not Turkish clay.
>>10950261How’s the mum’s practice lad?
>>10943456Looks like an indicator of being Asian
>>10939964How do I not get bullied by nurses? I feel like I can't do anything due to the gender disparity. If they were male I'd tell them to fuck off or give the bantz, but I don't how to deal with the cunty attitudes.
Any middle row lecture chads here?
Hey guys.Any orthopedic bros in here?So, when I curl my right knee all the way (as in when I squat, or do a flamingo stretch) it kind of hurts. I can feel that somethings not right. My left knee joint doesn't hurt at all.I used to be able to pop my knees by stretching them that way, but now my right knee refuses to pop, it just extremely hurts when I try, so obviously I don't do that anymore.My joint only hurts when curled like this, normal activities don't cause any pain at all.Any idea what part of my knee I fucked to caused this?Is there anything that can be done to heal it?
>>10951494Ok, I lied, there is a little bit of pain in normal activities. Like when I put weight on it.
>>10935364Are all primary diagnostic approaches pressure based? To me all sensations are just a variety on pressure (even light on my eyeballs) and intensity and I was curious if there was anything beyond sensor detection that matters for communicating bio-failure to another organism.
What's the most effective way to leverage personal wealth to seek better medical care?
>>10950527Don't really know because I didn't visit for a while now. Will go next week before uni to do some stuff. Her new nurse is pretty hot tho.
>>10949676In some countries it's a separate specialty. Parasitology prof was cool af, he worked in Africa for 10-15 years and he even suffered malaria tertiana and could speak from personal experience for it. It's a good place for this specialty for obvious reasons. First world countries don't get so much parasitic deseases.
Nurse, 2 head boops and 1 belly rub, stat!
>>10951822fuck dogs and fuck dog people
>>10951829>>10951838I hope your high stress job leads you to burn out and kill yourself, before ever bearing offspring or ever even finding love.
>>10951838Lol at people who actually have dogs and keep them in metro areas no less where they’re constantly in a state of hyperactivity and overstimulation. >>10951850Understandable.
How do I get into the US as a doctor from Sweden? They pay here is absolutely abysmal for such a long time of study.>5½ years of studying + 1½ years of practice to get your license>Starting salary around 38k USD/year>You pay 50% tax on this>Living costs are as high as in the US
>>10951884USMLE, but you won't make it anyway.Just go to Norway, Finland etc.
>>10951941What if I marry an american to get into the country. Then just pass whatever examination to prove I'm legit.
>>10951822Fuck off ledditor
>>10951850>criticize the dude le doggo pupper xD crowd>dog "person" goes into maximum aggressiveness and literally wishes misery and death on youWhy are dog "people" batshit insane?
>>10951945same process still
>>10951982I will try my best. I'll try quitting my job for a bit so I can focus on preparational studies. Thanks for the help
>>10951850Le triggered redditor exdeee
Speaking of working as an MD in another country, I know it’s almost impossible to do anything clinical as a foreigner in Japan, but do any local companies hire MDs for more research/lab-oriented things (path, clinical pharma, biomed)?
>>10944834Like cutting with milky coins into the bag of sand
>>10946877Give it two three days before youre fully able to focus your eyes
>>10946962Life is not fair. Minimize your wrongdoings to your body and mind so your kids won’t have to suffer from added genetic weight.
>>10947431the same way bitches will know that a guy is a chad when they see one
>>10951158True chads sit in the back surprising everyone and prof with his low deep voice on the first lecture, than they are asked to sit in front and even take over during some lectures
Any clinical onc residents or doctors here? Can you guys describe what the work is like to me? Finishing medschool in a year, think ive finally decided to go into oncology but ive only worked in ER so im highly unfamiliar with the situation in this spec. We only had short oncology rotation last year.Please try to paint in in true colors both good and bad things of this spec.
>>10952244>tfw you have to speak in class>throat dries up>voice goes high>stumble over words>brain fogs up, forget what point I was making
>>10952273Been there for a few months as internship, so not some ultra expert but anyway. The same cycles of therapy over and over, the same little complications. Since it's structured as a multi unit together with surgeons and all other specialits reunions are relatively interesting compared to an internal briefing. Some rare tumors and rare presentations so you get to examinate a few peculiar clinical presentations. Probably as repetitive as any other field. Research is more interesting than non oncology fields, probably.A lot of it depends on your center, how big it is and its quality and specialization. Personally i think the psicological aspects are completly forgotten by clinics and everything is left to psicologists. Most terminal patients don't even know they are about to die but apparently this is the very standard approach in souther europe, opposed to the anglo style where they tell you everything down to the point of being traumatic (if any anglosphere med could confirm it would also be interesting to talk about).So, good: interesting topics; very variable clinical presentations; job won't lack; research good; social respect; biodrugs field starting to work good might make them boss in the future (wild bet tho).Downs: patients come with the diagnosis so it's not like it's challenging in that, you just adjust therapy (which is challenging); might end up as closet palliativist depending on the center; surgeons and radiotp stealing your job and generally preferred over onc to the public; might consume you over time; repetitive and frustrating to see your patients always die after a couple decades of work exp.
>>10951158>going to lecture>calling himself chadkek
Anyone down to start a Xanax Ethnostate? Seriously we could build a utopia in less than a decade of we all didn't have that dread filled existential anxiety on overdrive every single day of our lives, it would help the white race as a whole.
>>10935364>tfw smart enough to study medicine, but too shy and socially awkward for itI had the grades, but I read up the entry requirements and it said I would need to do some type of roleplay event where I will have to stand up and answer how I would react in certain situations, so I didn't apply.
>NOOOOOOOO MY PATIENT DIED DUE TO A MISTAKE I MADE, THIS IS AWFUL I FEEL SO BAD I CAN'T EVEN RIGHT NOW
>>10953158That’s too bad, you could’ve gone into one of the autismo specialties. Radiology is the obvious one, but pathology sounds like heaven for true introverts. I think those two are the only ones where you can afford to be a social retard though.
>>10953196The thing is, I'm not a social retard in most cases, for example, I am okay with women and I have a gf. I have friends. But when I am put on the spot and about to be judged for my intelligence/competence by people in positions of power over me, I always turn into a little bitch.
>>10953215>I am okay with women and I have a gf. I have friends. Then you're not shy and socially awkward. What you're experiencing is normal stage fright and you're stupid for allowing it to influence your future.
>>10953258>What you're experiencing is normal stage fright and you're stupid for allowing it to influence your future.How do I get over it?
>>10953215>>10953263Yeah you’re not shy, you just have trouble with public speaking just like most normal people. You get over it by actually doing it, I suppose.
>>10953158>>10953215p.s.I ended up applying for engineering and got in.
>>10951569>>10952358Get a college degree.
>>10951569Call the medical establishments before selecting and ask if there is a cash discount (sometimes, 10%)
I am a radiologist, I work shorter hours than normal, probably get much less work than any other doctor would, and I still hate this fucking job, I hate waking up every morning, I hate spending my time in there, and every afternoon I am just ridiculously tired. I hate doing 24h shifts and I hate planning my vacation days almost a full year in advance. I feel like every advantage possible within the occupation is stacked in my favor, but I can't help it but feel contempt for it anyway. I don't feel like I have anything worth looking forward to in work or life in general. Is this normal?
>>10953666>hating on a comfy specYou need action, senpai. Have you thought about changing specs?
Bumping this one down the drain
>>10953684...We need a MOM edition.
>>10953690Too late for that>>10953702>>10953702>>10953702>>10953702>>10953702
>>10953676Well fuck.>>10953679The thing is, every other spec seems even less appealing at the moment. I don't like dealing with dried-up alzheimer mummies and piss-flavored drunk morons and I find myself wishing pox upon most of them. Dealing with 30 of those people daily saps my will to live. I have issues beyond my job. I have a strained relationship with my parents and nowadays I feel even like my mother somewhat subtly and insidiously forced me into med school when I didn't really want to.
>>10953481Says more about you being unoriginal than it does about me. Kek
>>10953930The dog post was pretty cringy though. New thread when?
>>10951113I am indeed Filipino
>>10935364jews are an alien bioweapon.
>>10954285Stop dragging your fucking feet.
>>10935364>laakeIt's lääke you philistine.