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Are Foreign medical schools now a really bad idea?

Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:49 pm

by Dobers (Posted Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:49 pm)
And what do you guys think about Eastern European Schools? I'm was thinking about Prague in Czech Rep or Cracow in Poland... Any experience? Please share :)

I'm in nursing school and already want to switch...

Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:23 am

by dannyjones (Posted Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:23 am)
CaribMD wrote:
> One thought, you may be intelligent but what makes you think your "Too
> smart to be a Nurse?" You may not mean that but it comes off as that
> way.
> I see two paths
> 1. Finish nursing school, work for a year as a nurse taking the MCAT at
> that time, never telling anyone you want to go to medical school along the
> way ( this will sabotage you trust me), yes take the added courses when you
> can now as well. Advantage? Experience, growth and knowledge. All you will
> need is volunteer hours at anything.
> 2. Drop out of nursing school now and pursue medicine, you either go all
> the way or not all in this.
> Reason? There is a lot of people who are as desperate to be Nurses as
> Doctors, its not a second choice career.
> I'm an RN of 21 years I went to medical school after 16 years as an RN with
> a few years before that working in the Field. I wanted to do something else
> after a long time and commitment.
> If you drop now its ok
> If you drop right after ( without at least a year of work) its jumping ship
> and not being committed.
> Also you need to understand the chances of you getting accepted at that
> medical school there are about or less then 30% you will need to apply to
> at least 10 others.
> [quote]So I decided a couple weeks ago when my instructor snapped at me
> "I don't want to physiology of it! If you want to get into the
> patho-physiology of this, then maybe you should have applied for Med
> school!" that I actually might just do that.[/quote]
> I have no idea what context this was said in, I studied Pathophysiology in
> Nursing school back in the 80's and it was important, as far as I know it
> still is, how would you teach disease process as an RN if it wasn't and you
> had no clue?
> Just my observations on this.
Hallow sir
Thanks for sharing your point of view..

Need quick advice on US college admissions!

Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:57 am

by TiffanyAyala (Posted Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:57 am)
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Interesting Science Q&A

Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:45 am

by Kitchinut (Posted Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:45 am)
Thank you very much. I found a question that I wanted to ask. The answer you answered me is one part I'm

Studying for MCAT

Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:43 pm

by tutorthepeople.mcat (Posted Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:43 pm)
How did your MCAT go? Did you end up taking the test?

What would be the best option for me?

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:42 am

by Kalpna4152 (Posted Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:42 am)

Prepping for the Residency Match

Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:27 am

by venky96188 (Posted Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:27 am)
thank you for giving good information

MCAT practice questions

Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:32 pm

by goldstandard_mcat (Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:32 pm)
An anesthesiologist is preparing an anesthetic mixture at standard pressure and 25 oC which contains 564 torr N2O and 12.4 torr of the halogenated anesthetic halothane (CHClBrCF3). If the mixture contains only these two compounds and oxygen, what is the partial pressure of oxygen in the mixture at 25 oC?

A. 124 torr
B. 154 torr
C. 184 torr
D. 214 torr

Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Standard pressure is 1 atm, 101.3 kPa or 760 mmHg or torr.
Using Dalton's law [pp = partial pressure]:
pp(N2O) + pp(halothane) + pp(O2) = 760
564 + 12.4 + pp(O2) = 760
pp(O2) = 183.6 = approx. 184 torr

MCAT practice question from Gold Standard MCAT

Choosing a New vs. Established Medical School

Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:54 am

by annawarren (Posted Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:54 am)
Great article :)

Entrance exam Preparation

Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:36 am

by fiosbor (Posted Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:36 am)
What's the best way to study for exam?
i have 5 exams coming up within 2 weeks.

give me some advise please!!
-like on how to manage my time.
-do i study on the easier subjects first or the harder ones?
-do i practice with the problems first or review the info?

Medical YouTube channel

Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:23 am

by cindajohnson (Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:23 am)
This is really great job done by you. This channel will surely be a great resource for medical students in order to complete USMLE exams. I will share your channel to my medical student friends.

MCAT Study Ideas

Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:39 am

by sakko39 (Posted Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:39 am)
I really like read this topic

MBBS in Philippines

Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:29 am

by ellenconnel (Posted Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:29 am)
Lyceum University is becoming a first choice for all those student who wants to study MBBS in Philippines in low cost and with highly professional academics.

Here are some achievements of Lyceum University:

1) Lyceum University achieved the status of being the “first medical school of North.”

2) Lyceum University is also ranked as no. 5 worldwide based from the 1982 educational commision of foreign medical graduates exam results in Philadelphia, USA.

3) Lyceum University is one of the top medical university of Philippines.

4) Lyceum University is the most trusted college by Indians with more than 80% Indians currently studying there.

5) The lowest cost in comparison with any other college makes it very economical and prioritised college for MBBs in Philippines.

Here is the link of the college home page if you have any enquiry about course you can contact them directly.

University of Wollongong 2017 and 2018 entry

Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:03 am

by ChristopherPearson (Posted Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:03 am)
Interesting information, hope that this year you also are organizing such program for students. They develop their thinking and professional skills, which is very important for those, who become doctors and will treat us and our children.

Interview Advice

Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:46 am

by alicecrisp (Posted Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:46 am)
My main advice is to have a good sleep before an important interview. It seems to me that no matter how well a person prepares for an interview, he or she can not fully answer the questions if feels tired.
Of course, your clothes are important. Here it's not about the business suit, but about the clothes in which you feel comfortable and confident.

Before the interview I usually make a list of topics which they can ask me about. If you are a marketer, for example, you will be asked from your achievements - how you represented the product in your last company, how you expanded the sales market, how helped the company to develop.

But also don't forget about the preparation of questions for the employer. Representatives of the company like to ask how you see yourself in five years. Be the first who ask what prospects can wait for you if you will be a diligent worker. It is important to know whether the company is developing.
And it is important to ask at the end of the interview how much time the employer needs to think about your candidacy.

Licensing in the USA keeps coming up

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:54 am

by sova196 (Posted Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:54 am)
I thank you for the information! I was looking for and could not find. You helped me!

How hard is it to get into top postbacc programs?

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:51 am

by sova196 (Posted Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:51 am)
Excellent post. Thank you very much!!

Stick with Podiatry or Retry D.O.?

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:49 am

by sova196 (Posted Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:49 am)
Thanks for the useful information! You helped me with advice!

Great post from a student at SGU regarding carib life

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:47 am

by sova196 (Posted Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:47 am)
I would like to read about it anymore. Prompt, what literature to study?

Top 5 Reasons Medical School Applicants Are Rejected

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:37 am

by sova196 (Posted Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:37 am)
Hello! I really liked your story. Thank you!

Step 1

Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:15 am

by PageDrT (Posted Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:15 am)

I'm joining the medical school force in Europe (6 year program). I want to take the USMLE Steps and noticed Americans take them after year 2 and during year 4. Should I take mine then after year 3 and during year 6?

I know I'm early-ish but planning is important.


USMLE prep tips

Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:55 am

by steto19 (Posted Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:55 am)
So there are a few things that should be used:
1. Qbank. A lot of people including myself used Uworld. I mentioned this first on purpose since most of your studying is going to be done by doing questions. After doing a set of questions you go back and reread the ones you got right AND the ones you got wrong. The next step is to go to ------>2. FA (First Aid). It is here that you go to the topics of the questions and review. You literally go "completing" the FA book by adding more stuff to it and writing notes down. 3. online video lectures. There are a lot out there and really depends on which you feel more comfortable with. I personally use Lecturio. They are relatively new and not that known, however, they have very clear and short videos that are pretty much always spot on besides review questions and topics. Here is a link to a video which will exemplify what I have been saying about the: . I have used them for board review as well as just generally for med school since they have vids from MCAT to USMLE2 subjects (pretty much every subject).

As for the video lectures. Some people need to watch all the videos, some need to watch only for known weak spots and others just simply to reinforce topics according to the questions they got wrong. Whatever you decide to do is legitimate. It also depends on how long ago you learned your basic sciences. I am an IMG and needed to have a solid review of the basic sciences since it has been years since I had my lectures about them and thus needed to watch many videos.

On a final note, a lot of people end up using a lot of resources for your STEP prep. Personally, I think that too many options actually end up complicating the situation. I would stick with 2-3 resources.

I hope this helps.

Guide to Nurse Job Interview

Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:20 pm

by nnnpatel (Posted Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:20 pm)
i am new here

MMI Guide - Resources and Tips

Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:48 pm

by JoshuaMed (Posted Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:48 pm)Here is some advice from a medical student on doing well in the interviews. Does which school you are applying to matter?Seeing as to how I was accepted to multiple schools, I do not see why it would not work at any school that interviews students in the MMI format. Whether that is McMaster, UofT, Queens, McGill, Dalhousie, UBC, or any other school you have your sites on, MMI preparation is a skill that can be improved.Part 1: Resources1. A partner: You need someone to practice with on a weekly basis. Review recent health care articles together and ask each other prompts. Providing feedback for each other is crucial to learning from your mistakes.2. Practice prompts: There are quite a few resources available such as UBC's own medical school ( ... 3-2014.pdf). The best ones include answers to the questions ( ). If you want to improve your interviewing skills, it would make sense to simulate questions from the interview. This website includes in-depth answers from medical students. You can answer all the prompts in the world but how do you know if your answers are what the interviewers are looking for? This is why it is helpful to have a resource that provides helpful responses that you can practice with.3. Medical Ethics: Ethics in Medicine (URL: You are not expected to be a walking encyclopedia when it comes to medical ethics. Medical schools understand that incoming students should only have some knowledge on this topic. 4. Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Medical Ethics by Herbert. This book is held in high regard by a great deal of students. Does it actually help? I personally believe that the University of Washington’s online lessons are more than enough (see link 2). This book is an enjoyable read, but it does not involve enough active recall and practice. Reading it is a passive task that does not help in preparing you for the interview.5. Communication and rapport: You should demonstrate an ability to establish rapport with patients. Obviously, there are indicators that people convey to the interviewer that they can or cannot convey empathy and consideration for other peoples’ perspectives. You should read the American Medical Association’s 6 tips on how to understand patients (URL: ... munication). Again, there are many books on this topic. But the main idea is that you want to convey empathy and establish rapport with patients.Medical schools want to produce doctors who truly care for their patient. As a matter of fact, rapport and understanding the perspective of others is a central aspect of medicine.[...]

Trinity College Dublin

Mon May 29, 2017 3:10 am

by Amy Turner (Posted Mon May 29, 2017 3:10 am)
A colleague of mine studied there, and discrimination coupled with debt is the common problem i guess with most of foreign students.


Mon May 29, 2017 3:04 am

by Amy Turner (Posted Mon May 29, 2017 3:04 am)
There are 11 medical universities in Ukraine and the Bukovinian State Medical University, is in a little town called Chernivtsi, near the Moldovan and Romanian borders. It's a quiet little city but they have great people and very good teachers and staff. Also, it's quite a lot cheaper option than the other universities in Ukraine.

What Career Opportunities are Available in Public Health

Tue May 23, 2017 5:58 am

by Amy Turner (Posted Tue May 23, 2017 5:58 am)
Hi Nicholas,

Being a doctor with a Masters in PH, can give you many opportunities in both public and private health sector. You can move towards non profits, teaching or research as well. Depends upon your expertise and understanding of different areas your career path is defined. Good Luck!!

MBBS in Caribbean Islands

Tue May 23, 2017 5:50 am

by Amy Turner (Posted Tue May 23, 2017 5:50 am)
Is there a site to compare Caribbean Medical Universities?

Bad Credit need advice.

Mon May 22, 2017 8:35 pm

by a10games (Posted Mon May 22, 2017 8:35 pm)
Wonderful article, thanks for putting this together! This is obviously one great post. Thanks for the valuable information and insights you have so provided here.

China Medical University & Colleges

Wed May 17, 2017 1:19 am

by nehay (Posted Wed May 17, 2017 1:19 am)
Is anyone Study MBBS in Abroad? Which are the top China medical university?