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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! http://www.med.uc.edu/MCAT

Email hs2md@uc.edu 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 care mean to youWhat are some evidenced based practices that has affected your work?What is your ideal working environment?Tell me what your idea of a “leader” is?What professional journals are you currently subscribed too and how has it affected your practice?Prepare f[...]



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
medonline.pk





MCAT Practice Question

Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:47 am

by Reshu (Posted Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:47 am)
Hi ,
it is very useful for preparations for Mcat.
can you provide group of questions and subjects notes.
Thanks
Awadhesh





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 https://www.mcat-prep.com/mcat-blog/how ... -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
Explanation:

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.

For more free MCAT practice questions, visit [url]goo.gl/BgG2oB[/url]





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. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/653V2BB





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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEEVlxckMm0

(image)





Can DO's get into MD residencies?

Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:20 am

by DO2B (Posted Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:20 am)
http://www.mededits.com/2015/07/can-ost ... 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).

For more free MCAT practice questions, visit [url]goo.gl/BgG2oB[/url]. Please visithttp://www.mcat-prep.com for more helpful information about the MCAT and medical school admission.





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: http://biometrica.tomsk.ru/index_e.htm

You can send these links to my mail: leo.biostat@gmail.com

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 www.physeo.com 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.

https://physeo.com/wp-content/uploads/2 ... 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!!
upser.com





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
upser.com





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 (((
upser.com





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!
upser.com





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 https://thisfitlifestyle.com/3-week-diet-plan-review/
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





I am Shocked, disappointed, need help.

Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:21 pm

by needresidency (Posted Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:21 pm)
Hello,
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.
Thnx.





Bacterial Vaginosis vs. Trichomoniasis

Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:29 am

by Kruno (Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:29 am)
USMLE Tweetz
You can find the playlist with these lectures here...
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... H2kCx-TYo4


Bacterial Vaginosis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKdyKlEhkdA

(image)


Trichomoniasis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ablpfCSaNoQ

(image)


Bacterial Vaginosis vs. Trichomoniasis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDNIK9wCBbU

(image)





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 strong but your extracurricu[...]



University of Cincinnati Winter MCAT Review Course

Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:18 pm

by hs2md (Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:18 pm)
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Winter 2017 MCAT Review Course

Registration for the Winter 2017 MCAT Review Course opens October 25th!
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 Winter 2017 MCAT Review Course begins Saturday, 1/21/2017 and ends Saturday, 4/8/2017. Classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9PM, and a few Wednesdays from 6-9PM.

Registration is limited, so sign up today! http://www.med.uc.edu/MCAT

Email hs2md@uc.edu if you have any questions!