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A good Medical Spell Check?

Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:40 am

by Amy Turner (Posted Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:40 am)
I used microsoft word under the review section you find spelling and grammar check (requires internet connection) which can help you with most of chemical/ drug names. There is also a text to speech option under customize quick access toolbar > speak > add to list and you are done. Select the text you want to listen and click the play button on the top left corner. Hope you fine it helpful

Affordable & Top Ranked Medical Schools in New Zealand??

Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:37 am

by Amy Turner (Posted Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:37 am)
Hello people... (image)

I am planning to move to New Zealand for medical studies, since my aunt already live in wellington so it would be great if someone can help me find the best affordable medical schools there. (image)

Match 2016 has started

Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:28 am

by FiyingBaing (Posted Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:28 am)
I believe it has to be right, and I want to be in a better place.

Studying for MCAT

Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:00 am

by konileyo (Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:00 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 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!

if you contact topper students of last year and politely ask them which is the best tutor in maryland. They will really give you helpful advice.

Virtual Reality w/ Labs Research

Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:32 am

by Amy Turner (Posted Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:32 am)
All the best for the project...VR solutions are great especially in helping visually impaired

MCAT Practice Question

Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:16 am

by sova196 (Posted Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:16 am)
Thank you, interesting questions)) Cognitive!)
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This year SOAP and Match proved 2015

Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:12 am

by sova196 (Posted Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:12 am)
I hope you will succeed! Good luck to you!)
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D1 Athlete and Medical School

Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:10 am

by sova196 (Posted Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:10 am)
I agree with the previous author, volunteering will be a big plus!)
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SOAP 2015

Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:08 am

by sova196 (Posted Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:08 am)
SOAP is an interesting program, I enjoy it with pleasure!
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Should you retake the MCAT?

Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:22 am

by Amy Turner (Posted Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:22 am)
Hey people,

I took a look at the "retaking MCAT calculating" website, it's disappointed, it seemed that the most one would improve is by 2 or 3 max, is that right? I have a CGPA of 3.61 and 32S in MCAT

9 VR
10 PS
12 BS

Should I retake the MCAT in August? (image)

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:36 am

by hs2md (Posted Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:36 am)
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Summer 2017 MCAT Review Course

Registration for the Summer 2017 MCAT Review Course opens March 1st!
You can take the course from a distance!

Tuition is only $800 and includes:
54 hours of in-class instruction by faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and MD/PhD students
• Unlimited access to the recorded lectures and instructor PowerPoints, which means you don’t need to be on-site for all lectures!
• Pre- and Post-tests, including one official AAMC electronic practice exam!
Official MCAT 2016 preparation materials supplied by The Princeton Review
All MCAT content covered: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

The Summer 2017 MCAT Review Course begins Saturday, 5/6/2017 and ends Saturday, 6/24/2017. Classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9PM, and on Sundays from 12-3PM.

Registration is limited, so sign up today!

Email if you have any questions!

Guide to Nurse Job Interview

Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:47 am

by Amy Turner (Posted Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:47 am)This guide will help future nursing school graduates. There will be more to add but it's a start.-Contents-I. What to wearII. What to BringIII. Questions to Expect From Your InterviewerIV. Questions You Should Ask Your InterviewerV. What Employers/Interviewers Look ForVI. Final WordsI. WHAT TO WEARLooking professional is important and that is one part of the battle. Your interviewer will be looking at how you dress, how you present yourself, eye contact, attitude, and a firm handshake all within less than a minute. Wearing jeans to an interview is already a red flag to your employer no matter how nice your shirt and shoes are. For men: Keep in mind that facial hair needs to be maintained and clean. Beards are acceptable but needs to be maintained.Your scent will be taken into consideration: A good quality bath soap is all you need. Avoid strong scented such as ( but not limited to) perfume, cologne, after shave, lotions, and etc. Strong fragrances can trigger someone's allergies. The main point here is that you don't want to smell bad but you do not want to give a strong scent as well.Strongly Advised: Wear a watch. This is as important as knowing the date.II. WHAT TO BRINGMust haves:A pen/ pencilSmall Notepad or small notebook.A folderSeveral copies of your cover letterSeveral copies of your resume attached you your cover letterReferences/ Reference LettersNursing License/ Proof you have passed NCLEX (mainly for new graduates)CPR CardPertinent CertificationsA pen/ pencil and a small notepad/ small notebook will be needed to write down some important information your interviewer has told you. Also, write down some questions you may have for your interviewer prior to the interview. You will need a folder to place all of your papers.Several copies of your resume and cover letter will be needed because you be asked to provide more copies. Keep in mind that some hospitals/ nursing homes may have multiple staff members interviewing you to see well you communicate, especially through other departments. They will need to have your resume and cover letter on record.Reference/ Reference Letters will tell the interviewer what kind of worker/student you are/were.Your interviewer will need to see proof that you are a nurse or have at least passed the NCLEX.The reason for the CPR card should be obvious.Pertinent Certifications should relate to the floor/ department you will be working at. You will need to prove that you are qualified for that area of work.III. QUESTIONS TO EXPECT FROM YOUR INTERVIEWEROne of the most important parts of your interview is how you answer questions asked by your interviewer. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WILL NEED TO PRACTICE AT HOME PRIOR TO THE INTERVIEW. Keep in mind that staff from other floors/ departments may be in the room with you and your interviewer asking you questions to see how you communicate through different floors and departments. They will be testing your interpersonal skills as well. Don't forget, be prepared to be questioned on anything on your cover letter, resume, and reference letters. And of course, know your strengths and weaknesses. They know that you are not perfect.Here are some questions/scenarios to expect:A conflict you encountered and how you handled itA time when you were lateA time when you used good communicationHow you handle stressA time when you were in a leadership positionA time when you disagreed with a rule or policyA time you went above and beyond for a patient/customerAn incident of workplace conflict and how you addressed itAn error and how you addressed itAn example of collaboration in the workplaceTell me about a time there was miscommunication between you and another person, how did you handle it?What does patient centered c[...]

MCAT Study Ideas

Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:03 am

by Gabriella18 (Posted Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:03 am)
jasonwaton11 wrote:Hey, I need some help regarding MCAT. Men Extra review How to start preparing for this. If you have some tips then please share it with me.

Traditional reading comprehension skills are important, but the verbal section is called "Verbal Reasoning" for a reason. It goes above and beyond traditional reading comp. topics like main idea, tone and inference. I'm going to assume that you're already reading challenging material on a daily basis. Beyond that you can start gradually familiarizing yourself with the types of questions asked on the MCAT and reviewing the content. You might want to slowly start working through the review books like our MCAT Verbal Reasoning and Writing Review. However, you do not want to start burning through prep material prematurely. You want to build the underlying skills so you have a great foundation when the time comes to turn your attention to test prep (3-6 months before your test date).

IMG need advice for job in healthcare

Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:33 pm

by docval (Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:33 pm)
Hello all

I will be moving to the US from France soon to join my husband and might want to apply for a job in healthcare (not as a physician) but for example as a medical assistant or go back to school to learn medical coding.
I have taken STEP 1 so I am registered with ECFMG but do not intend to take the further steps for now I need to work soon...

I am looking for a way to get my credentials/education recognized in the US to be able to apply for a job in healthcare or to a college course.
Can I use ECFMG / EPIC which has already communicated with my university? Do they deliver without going through with the steps some kind of credential information that is valid in the US (EPIC?)
Or should I go through a service suche as World education services or ECE Education credetial evaluation?

Thank you

Which one is a better option???? General Public Opinion

Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:44 am

by samikhan007 (Posted Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:44 am)
I was recently asked by my little brother as to which medical field will suite him the most. The problem here is he is interested in joining DOW University but unfortunately his percentage allows him self financed studies in BDS. Wheres, he can opt for MBBS in KMDC.......? I would appreciate your honest opinions on this......! (image)

Sami Khan

The Future of Medical Education

Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:28 pm

by rugilerar (Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:28 pm)
That's incredibly interesting! Thank you, I can already see a huge difference between the medicine I study myself and the one my mother did, for example. Like, have you heard about dental 3D printers? That's just mind-blowing! No need to be a sculptor for making a teeth implants! I just cannot believe how medicine is quickly moving forward...

How to Determine When to Take the MCAT

Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:31 am

by goldstandard_mcat (Posted Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:31 am)
In order to choose when to take the MCAT, you must first ask yourself a series of questions such as:

When will I apply for admission to medical school?
How long do I need to study for the MCAT?
What materials will I use to study for the MCAT?
Where will I register to take the MCAT?
Will I take the MCAT just once or will I want to retake it?

Each question is explained in detail here ... -the-mcat/

MCAT practice questions

Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:39 pm

by mcat_gold (Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:39 pm)
Oxidative phosphorylation is best described as:

A. the process in which ATP is formed as electrons are transferred from electron carriers to oxygen.
B. the process to repay the oxygen debt.
C. the process in which ATP is formed as pyruvate is converted into acetyl CoA.
D. the process in which ATP is formed as acetyl CoA is completely oxidized to carbon dioxide.

Correct answer: A

Oxidative phosphorylation is defined by A; B may be true but it is an inadequate description of oxidative phosphorylation; C describes the intermediate step between glycolysis and the Krebs cycle; D describes the Krebs cycle.

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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)

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?

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 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!!