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Copyright: Student Doc Forum - the Free Medical Encyclopaedia for Med Stu

Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:37 am

by wimbim (Posted Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:37 am)
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What to do when your over all GPA is lower then 3.0

Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:16 am

by drjane (Posted Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:16 am)
What to do when your over all GPA is lower then 3.0? Don't give up!
This is a great article on Tips On Getting Into Medical School With A Low GPA.
Ans also list of Medical Schools That Accept Low GPA that might interest you! (image)

Virtual Reality w/ Labs Research

Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:51 pm

by RageParade (Posted Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:51 pm)
Hello everyone,
I'm doing some research to help implement VR technology in medical schools to increase efficiency and productivity. I've linked a survey that will help me get an idea of where I can focus my efforts, it will only take a few minutes. I really appreciate the feedback, thank you so much.

Comparison of Similar Illnesses

Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:48 pm

by Kruno (Posted Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:48 pm)
Kawasaki Disease vs. Scarlet Fever


Can DO's get into MD residencies?

Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:20 am

by DO2B (Posted Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:20 am) ... sidencies/

Any thoughts?

The Future of Medical Education

Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:47 am

by umerali (Posted Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:47 am)
Medical Education has been advanced and I think here is technology is also Playing a role in medical science and making Instrument that would be easy to used.

Next Step, PR, Kaplan, EC and Altis exams per section

Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:38 am

by IMPROVEDAILY (Posted Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:38 am)
What exams do you feel are best for each section?

And if you had to go with only one company, which would you purchase exams from?

Which company do you believe has exams that are most like the AAMC in level and format?

Next Step MCAT prep personal experiences

Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:33 am

by IMPROVEDAILY (Posted Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:33 am)
Hey future docs,

I was hoping some of you would be willing to share a review on Next Step MCAT prep. as a reference point for me to know what to look for in an elite instructor/tutor.

I know the exams are suppose to be pretty tough, but what about the one on one tutoring?

Kaplan and Princeton Review have structured classes, private tutor sounds great, but Im uncertain about one hour a week to get the most out of MCAT prep.

Personal experiences or of known experiences through personal acquaintances please.

MCAT practice questions

Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:31 am

by mcat_gold (Posted Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:31 am)
What is the name and frequency of the majority of the electromagnetic waves produced during non–rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep stage 4 (name, frequency, respectively)?

A. Delta, <4 Hz
B. Theta, 4–7 Hz
C. Alpha, 8–12 Hz
D. Beta, 13–24 Hz

Correct Answer: A

Foundational Concept: 6 Biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors influence the ways that individuals perceive, think about, and react to the world
Content Category: 6B Making sense of the environment
Scientific Reasoning and Inquiry Skill: 1 Knowledge of Scientific Concepts and Principles

A is correct. During stage 4, 50% or more of the waves are delta waves, which have a frequency of 4 Hz or less. During this stage, sleep is deepest and the waves are slowest and largest in amplitude. Human growth hormone is released, boosting restorative biological processes; metabolic functions slow down; breathing becomes slow and regular; muscular activity is limited; and no dreams are thought to occur. It is very difficult to wake a person up during this stage, and the sleeper will wake up confused. Somnambulism and sleep terrors can occur.

B. This is incorrect. Theta waves are produced during sleep stages 1, 2, and 3; very deep relaxation; and meditative states. During stage 3, there are 50% or more theta waves, which have a frequency between 4 and 8 Hz. In stage 2, the electromagnetic phenomena of spindles and K-complexes occur.

C. This is incorrect. Alpha waves are emitted during awake states of overall deep relaxation, such as during meditation, hypnosis, and listening to music, and during REM and non-REM sleep stage 1. The person is conscious, feels drowsy, or experiences light sleep.

D. This is incorrect. Beta waves characterize the normal waking, conscious, thinking, focused, and alert psychophysiological state of consciousness. They are also produced under stressful situations and during REM.

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MCAT Practice Question

Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:58 pm

by mcat_gold (Posted Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:58 pm)
A person stands on a scale in an elevator (true, it does not happen everyday but it is the sort of insanity that happens on the MCAT!). She notices that the scale is reading lower than her normal weight. Which of the following most reasonably describes the motion of the elevator?
A. It is moving down and slowing down.
B. It is moving down at constant speed.
C. It is moving up and speeding up.
D. It is moving up and slowing down.

Answer: D
Let’s randomly assign the upwards direction as positive. If up is positive, keeping in mind that her weight is directed down (i.e. towards the center of the Earth), the scale pushes up so that she does not go through the scale, and we know that the sum of forces is equal to ma from Newton’s 2nd Law, we get: Fscale - weight = ma

Examine the preceding equation again keeping in mind the following interpretation: The scale reading is less than her normal weight, so ma and thus the acceleration must be negative; i.e., down. Downward acceleration means either: (1) something speeds up while moving down, or (2) something slows down while moving up (i.e. upward deceleration).

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Top forums biostatistics

Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:22 pm

by leo_biostat (Posted Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:22 pm)
Hello Everyone!

Friends and colleagues! Please tell me the address of the best forums on biostatistics and I would be grateful for links to good websites in biostatistics, pohoschie to my site biometrics:

You can send these links to my mail:

Thank you!

Which is the best stethoscope for medical students?

Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:25 pm

by sarahalex (Posted Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:25 pm)
EmilyW wrote:I really like the 3M Littmann Scopes. The Classics are around $100, or you could go a little cheaper with a Select for 1/2 that. No need to spend $300+ as a student, IMHO.

Just make sure to get the appropriate application model (ie: Peds, Infant, Cardio, or more general).

(y) (y) agreed

Interesting Science Q&A

Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:29 am

by Reephy (Posted Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:29 am)
do you think that tension/ stress might be stronger than Propecia? I want to take Propecia for hair loss but because of my job I doubt that I would ever get rid of tension/stress...

Thank you !! My score 262

Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:02 pm

by Physeo (Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:02 pm)
That's an incredible score! Congratulations!

Physeo. Like Pathoma, But For Physiology

Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:00 pm

by Physeo (Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:00 pm)
We are building Physeo to be the definitive resource for Step 1 physiology. We'd like to invite you to come visit us at and take a look around.

One of the powerful features that makes Physeo what it is, is the ebook that accompanies the videos. Here is a link for a free copy. Enjoy. ... book-1.pdf

Top 5 Reasons Medical School Applicants Are Rejected

Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:49 pm

by next586 (Posted Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:49 pm)
Excellent post. Thank you very much!!

3.17 GPA can I still get into medical school?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:47 pm

by next586 (Posted Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:47 pm)
Hello! Very interesting topic, thank you raised it

Caribbean School update

Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:47 pm

by next586 (Posted Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:47 pm)
Hello! I would have thought of the Caribbean School. But in a negative sense. At least because otstutstviya residency (((

UOW Medicine (AUSTRALIA) 2016 entry

Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:44 pm

by next586 (Posted Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:44 pm)
I thank you for the information! I was looking for and could not find. You helped me!

Studying for MCAT

Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:42 am

by Alainaspeed (Posted Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:42 am)
marksoko23 wrote:I am planning on taking the MCAT on September 10th, 2016. I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for private MCAT tutors that have
my review of 3 week diet plan will help you uncover the real facts that you should know before trying 3 week diet plan. worked in the past for either themselves or any friends. I live in Maryland and prefer in person, on-site tutoring. I would consider remote tutoring via skype if necessary and if the tutor is really amazing. Please let me know so I can reach out to possible tutors ASAP. Thank you!

Kudos to you, I just my self cleared the exam and trust me it wasn't easy (image)
Feels great

epidemiology & biostatistics

Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:13 am

by Anil (Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:13 am)
the app is related to the healthcare of the people. can i get the more details of the app and advice installed in for the patients and how to stay away from chronic diseases.
Can you help me in this?

Diabetes Crisis in Haiti

Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:10 am

by Anil (Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:10 am)
Diabetes is the most common cause of the spread of the diseases observed in the different parts of the world with Haiti my view the best way to get away from the diabetes crises is to avoid the sugar related products and use sugar free products. one should take care to get and come over the major cause of diabetes by taking the medicines at regular interval.

Pregnancy Duration

Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:07 am

by Anil (Posted Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:07 am)
37 to 40 week

I am Shocked, disappointed, need help.

Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:21 pm

by needresidency (Posted Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:21 pm)
I am a US citizen graduated from the Caribbean school.
My step 1 is 210 First attempt
My step 2 is 220 First attempt
CS passed
Overall GPA : 3.8
Summa cum laude graduate this year.
ECFMG certified.
2 years of clinical rotations in USA
4 years of job experience
2 presentations

I applied to 190 programs of my interests( IM, Anesthesia, Radiology, and Emergency medicine)
And I am shocked, angered, cried, disappointed that I have not received a single interview....why ???
Can someone help me match ?, I don't know what to do, i don't want gap or go through post match.

I have been following some forums and see posts from applicants who got interview and i am completely in utter shock and disappointment.
Here are few of them I saw:

1) Med school: Thailand: Non us citizen
step1 195 2nd attempt
step2 212
cs passed 2nd attempt
Awaiting ecfmg certification
no US clinical experience
Interviews : Applied to 110, Received 10 in IM so far.

2)caribbean grad: us citizen
step 1 205 step 2 220 on 2nd attempt
cs passed ecfmg certified, GPA- 3.1
As of November have 15 IV's in IM. Applied to 60 programs

3]Med school : india: Non US citizen
step 1 190 on 2nd attempt, step 2 215 on 2nd attempt
cs passed 2nd attempt
awaiting ecfmg certification
ive applied to 200 programs, got 7 interviews so far in IM, 1 in FM

4)caribbean grad: us citizen
step 1 200, step 2 210 2nd attempt
cs passed
ecfmg certified
gpa 2.8
applied to 250 programs got 12 interviews, 10 im FM, 2 IM

5) med school: london
step 1 198 3rd attempt
step 2: 212 1st attempt
cs passed 3rd attempt
ecfmg certified
applied to 148 programs- got 8 FM Ivs, 3 IM ivs, 1 Anesthesia IV

6) brazil med grad
step 1 212 4th attempt: my english no good so had hard time passing
but step 2 i got 215 1st attempt
cs passed 3rd attempt
ecfmg certified
i want to go to california and florida so i apply 100 programs got 12 interview 8 in FM and 4 in IM

7)caribbean grad : us citizen
my stats: step 1 got 210
step 2 took 2nd time 215
cs passed 2nd time
awaiting ecfmg certification
gpa : 2.7
applied to 170 programs- surprisingly got 20 interviews, 15 IM, 2 surgery, 1 EM

I saw quite some more--- can some resident, program director, help me out, i cried my heart out...i honestly don't know what to do or who to talk to, i am so disappointed.

Bacterial Vaginosis vs. Trichomoniasis

Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:29 am

by Kruno (Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:29 am)
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Bacterial Vaginosis




Bacterial Vaginosis vs. Trichomoniasis


Work Less and make as much as most physicians!

Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:50 am

by Anil (Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:50 am)
Thanks for sharing information.


Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:49 am

by Anil (Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:49 am)
Thanks for sharing information,
Kyiv medical university providing the best medical education at low fee.

Interview suggestions from A to Z.

Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:43 am

by Anil (Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:43 am)
Never seen before
Thanks for sharing this informative article.

Attire and attitude during a medical school interview

Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:41 am

by Anil (Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:41 am)
Thanks for sharing information this video is very informative and important.

Choosing a New vs. Established Medical School

Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:14 am

by goliszek (Posted Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:14 am)Because of the need for more doctors, several new medical schools have opened, with more scheduled to be opened within the next few years. The question many potential applicants ask is, “Should I consider one of these newer schools or only apply to the more established programs?” The answer depends on your qualifications and your future goals. Here are some things for you to consider in making that decision:• New medical schools typically have smaller class sizes. Until a medical program becomes more established, it usually has smaller class sizes. This is a concern for some students who may feel that there would not be a large enough network of other students for study and collaboration. On the other hand, if small is better for you, and you think that you would like the more intimate environment associated with smaller classes and fewer faculty, then a new medical school may work for you.• Applicants to newer schools typically have lower grades and MCAT scores. If you don’t have strong enough qualifications or your grades and MCAT scores are not as competitive as many other applicants, then a newer medical school might take a chance on you. Since they don’t get as many applications, and the ones they do get are usually not as strong, your chances for admission are probably better than they otherwise would be.• Graduates from new medical schools may not get as many residency spots. Older, more established medical programs are more prestigious than ones at younger schools, so naturally they would place more of their graduates in residencies. And because the number of medical students over the next decade is going to outpace the growth of residency slots, students graduating from newer medical schools will face more competition.• New medical schools may not have a strong relationship with local hospitals. One of the important questions to ask is whether a medical school has a good relationship with the hospitals at which students will do their rotations. In most cases, they do, but applicants need to make sure that physicians at local hospitals will regularly work with students. Clinical rotations are important to a student’s medical education, and the weeks spent learning about a specialty is critical. So before applying to a newer school, insist on knowing how involved the local hospitals are with medical students.• New medical schools may not have as many specialty resources. If you know what specialties interest you, then you need to ask if the medical school has the resources or the department for you to rotate through. For example, if your interest is plastic surgery but the new medical school does not have the resources in that specialty, then the school is probably not a good fit for you.• New medical schools might focus more on primary care. The trend over the next decade is primary care. Some established medical schools are already trying to attract students who are interested in that field, but many of the newer schools are especially interested in applicants who can convince them that primary care is what they want to do. If that’s your interest, then a new medical school may very well fit the bill. This is especially true if your qualifications are not especially s[...]