Student Doc Forum MCAT Forum | USMLE Forum en Student Doc Forum (Student Doc Forum) Student Doc Forum Mon, 20 May 2019 11:57:59 CDT 1 MCAT practice questions by chrisalbert (Posted Mon May 13, 2019 12:54 am)<br/>Now this Mcat exam has became more easy to perform by these all efforts from you guys thanks a lot.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Mon May 13, 2019 12:54 am Why I have to feature on rankings worried to medical schools by jennykay (Posted Thu May 09, 2019 4:10 am)<br/>Rankings once in a while may not be absolutely right and exact, however they are sufficient to offer all of you the insights concerning what's in store of a medications school as far as offices and notoriety. Thus, you have to pursue best caribbean medical school for best outcomes.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Thu May 09, 2019 4:10 am Interesting Science Q&A by rekhanshi579 (Posted Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:17 am)<br/>That was quite informative Q&A.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:17 am Choosing a New vs. Established Medical School by SamDon (Posted Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:31 am)<br/>Some really good points, especially the relationship with the local hospitals. Very important indeed.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:31 am medical college by ElianaBryson (Posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:34 am)<br/>Here is the list of top recommended medical schools in India.<br /><br />1) Sher - i - Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences<br />2) St. John's Medical College<br />3) Stanley Medical College<br /><br />These medicals schools have gotten good reviews on different platforms so I would recommend you these.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:34 am I want admission in a university in the Caribbean region? by ElianaBryson (Posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:09 am)<br/>It is not harder to get admission in a Caribbean medical school. I work at Windsor University and for taking admission in it you just need to have.<br /><br />1) You must be having undergraduate degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution.<br /><br />International (Non-U.S./Non-Canadian) applicants must submit<br /><br />Official credential evaluation report of transcript through World Education Services (WES); Visit<br />Official report of scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)<br />Refundable Security Deposit of $2,000 USD<br /><br />For further information you can contact us on <br />Tel: 1-869-466-1220 / 6157<br />708-587-0047 / 0067<br />Fax: 1-869-465-0593<br /><br />Getting admission in Caribbean Medical University is not much difficult and you must select accredited and recognized university. We are very well accredited and provide our students with wide clinical exposure during their studies.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:09 am For Foreign & Caribbean Med Students... by ElianaBryson (Posted Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:07 am)<br/>Caribbean Medical schools are great way to get medical education but students should research well and go for the schools which are well accredited and recognized by US and international bodies. Many students just to caribbean Med schools without doing proper research about them. Some caribbean medical Universities such as Windsor are well accredited and recognized which enable their students to further pursue their studies and appear in exams. Here are some of the benefits of registering to accredited university like Windsor.<br /><br />Windsor University School of Medicine is accredited by the Board of St. Kitts & Nevis.<br /><br />Windsor graduates are eligible to be Education Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified and eligible to appear in the United States Medical Examination (USMLE) and Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE).<br /><br />WUSOM is listed in the World Health Organization Directory of Medical Schools.<br /><br />The ECFMG has also accredited WUSOM.<br /><br />Windsor University has been approved by the Medical Council of Canada and the Medical Council of India.<br /><br />Graduates are also eligible to participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).<br /><br />I personally believe doing a well research about university you are going to take admission in is the foremost important thing because it defines your future and worth in the workplace.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:07 am Caribbean medical school comparison tool by ElianaBryson (Posted Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:05 am)<br/>There are many factors which come into play when we go for choosing a Caribbean medical school. I believe the major factors should be their clinical affiliates across US and the other is their accreditation. Clinical affiliates helps students in gaining practical exposure along-with making industrial relations and accreditation helps them in being recognized and further move forward to top universities in the field. There are many caribbean schools which accept students easily but many of them are not accredited in United States and Windsor Caribbean Medical School is accredited and their graduates are ECFMG certified and are eligible to appear in USMLE. <br /><br />Before taking admission in any Caribbean Medical School it is necessary that the student checks its accreditation so that it does not become a trouble for them in pursuing their studies afterwards.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:05 am Residency programs in Caribean a Medical Schools by ElianaBryson (Posted Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:58 am)<br/>Windsor University has whole housing department which accommodate housing to its students. Most of the housing is under 20 minutes drive from our ST. Kitts Caribbean medical school campus and these apartments are fully furnished. Apart from that we are also having affiliation with different hotels and resort to facilitate our student further. In hotel rooms a working desk, a bed, restaurant, gym, study lounge and kitchen facility is also available.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:58 am What Undergrad Major to Pick for Med school? by ElianaBryson (Posted Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:23 am)<br/>Biology major may not be the best choice for you as research indicates that people with majors in humanities and physical sciences have the highest rate of getting accepted into a Med school. My advice for you is to go for Physical sciences majors as it would be having a lot of maths too which would ultimately help you in securing good at Mcat as well.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:23 am How to write an essay for an application? by StephanLoewe (Posted Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:28 pm)<br/>Good day! <br /><br />I want to apply the global medical scholarship and need to write cause and effect essay. I really don't understand what does it mean and what is a form of this essay. <br /><br />Can somebody help me with it?<br /><br />Thanks<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:28 pm The Future of Medical Education by IMNOTDRPHIL (Posted Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:27 pm)<br/>The future of medical education is a giant topic.<br /><br />My situation is that I am 16 years past the applying to medical school stage that many of the forum visitors here are experiencing. I got accepted to the main medical school in my state, went through residency in family medicine (by choice as I wanted to "be a real doctor," and now, boy do I regret it!), and have been in practice since graduating. <br /><br />I also know and routinely correspond with people who are well known in the educational policy community. I have not personally published work in that discipline, but have collaborated with those that did and have merited mention in their works. I would have personally published but since I am in full-time practice, I don't have the time to do it myself. I am published in the medical scientific literature multiple times.<br /><br />The current state of medical education is that it is highly inefficient and like much of postsecondary and graduate education, largely geared towards supporting the large, bloated, minimally-accountable institutions that administer it and saddling you with debt at way above market interest rates that will plague you for a long time. Residency is similar, very inefficient, abusive, but benefits the sponsoring hospital and CMS greatly. <br /><br />The fact that you have to be directly supervised during everything you do during 3rd and 4th years of medical school, much of what you do during intern year, and some of what you do later, and still have to present nearly all cases to your attending until you finish residency, guarantees that you get a decent education, even with the large amount of extraneous stuff like OB and hospital medicine. I currently work in an ambulatory clinic and moonlight frequently in an urgent care which is really a fast-track ED not subject to EMTALA (we have a full lab, US/CT, and patients are routinely direct admitted for acute abdomens, MIs, etc. from the UC.) Last hospital patient I managed was in residency and same with the last OB delivery I did. That's 2 years or so I wasted on that crap that I never use. <br /><br />However, go out into practice and you are considered equivalent to somebody who took 3 semesters of online courses and stood in a corner of a room while some other midlevel malpracticed for a few weeks, and boom, they're a midlevel and considered equivalent to you by the MBAs that you have to work for, since the government essentially made it impossible for you to go into practice for yourself and be able to pay back your mortgage's worth of federal student loans. <br /><br />My highly educated opinion is that the ONLY thing worth doing in medicine is to be a proceduralist, and if you don't want to do that, go through the easy, short, cheap, and often online midlevel programs and earn nearly all that a physician does, but without the 20,000+ hours of abuse 3rd and 4th year medical students and residents endure, and also without the $300k in debt. Do your 300 hours of midlevel observership and pay your $40k in tuition and make 2/3 of what a non-proceduralist physician makes and without the legal liability to boot. And when you screw up, the sucker of a physician who makes only a little more than you but has 7 times the amount of loans gets sued, not you. Midlevels also only work 40 hours a work for full-time work, physicians work 55+ hours on average. I work 55 hours a week and am considered part-time, full time results in 70 hours a week of work once you consider in all of the computer box-checking that occurs before and after when the clinic is open. You cannot get paid for that, but you absolutely do get sued/fired/fined if you do not do it. <br /><br />The future of medical education is that if the current trends continue, the only physicians will be surgeons and procedural specialists as midlevels of various sorts (including pharmacists and such) and rationing by waiting will take over the rest. There will be a small niche for actual physicians who know what they are doing to see cash-pay patients outside of the horribly broken system, but it's a small niche and requires a decent population of wealthy patients (DPC.) The only salvation for actual physicians (primary care) will be if the current system collapses and people have to decide between paying a large group of specialists a bunch of money for each one of their many visits to see each specialist periodically, or paying a highly skilled primary care physician such as I am one payment periodically to manage their multiple chronic diseases. <br /><br />I don't count on sanity returning for several decades as history has demonstrated that the government won't give up on a failed idea until it absolutely and completely collapses (see: Venezuela.) Therefore I am trying to live frugally, pay off debt, invest wisely, and try to limp through this as best as I can. I have two kids and my wife (who is also a primary care physician) have discussed we will strongly discourage our children from going into medicine unless most or all of the post-1965 federal medical legislation is repealed.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:27 pm Dyslipidemias Mnemonics by david_w (Posted Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:06 am)<br/>Hi guys I am a current 4th year medical student at Cornell, and I wanted to share some visual mnemonics I have been working on for the apolipoproteins and dyslipidemias. I had a lot of trouble with these when I was studying, and I think you will find them useful. You can take a look at them here:<br /><br />Would love to hear your thoughts, and if you like them I can share more! Best of luck studying!<br /><br />- David<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:06 am Online Courses & Classes by nupur343 (Posted Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:00 am)<br/>There are a lot of online courses such as nursing courses, Paramedical courses, msc in clinical research...etc<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:00 am Nursing Assistant Job worth it? by JamesMarkham (Posted Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:37 pm)<br/>If you are thinking about pursing a career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), the next question that you may want answered is what a CNA salary is. The answer to this question is not so simple.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:37 pm Guide to Nurse Job Interview by JamesMarkham (Posted Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:24 pm)<br/>CNA jobs are in high demand due to the fact that people will always require medical patient care. Even in a bad economy with high unemployment, nursing assistants are needed due to the shortage in the job place. As with any job nursing job search, applicants must have a plan in place. Before starting your search, applicants should have their cna certification and license. In addition, applicants should have nursing work experience. Finding the right nursing assistant position is the next step. Working hard and preparing towards getting a nursing job that is a good fit will ultimately lead to success.<br /><br />Here are Additional CNA Job Search Tips<br /><br />Prepare a custom resume suited for the job listing. Be sure to add your skills and work experience. For skills, add things that make you stand out and are pertinent to the job. Also, instead of listing job responsibilities, try to turn them into how your work benefited your employer.<br /><br />Research your potential employer. Knowing a lot about your employer not only demonstrates your interest but also that you are organized and prepared. Doing the proper homework before an interview will clearly set you apart from other candidates.<br /><br />Network with people in the medical profession. Health workers know are familiar with their medical facility and can introduce you to a nursing position or at the very least refer you to human resources. Nurses have contacts with colleagues on other floors, so they may put you in touch with a hospital department that needs CNAs.<br /><br />Find different sources for job listings. Good job sources include nursing publications and job websites. Some of the most popular nursing magazines include The Nurse Practitioner Magazine and Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! Magazine. Good job search websites include,, and If there is a job that seems like a good fit, send a customized cover letter, resume, and application if necessary. If you are unable to get an interview, try to go to an informational interview. That will help get your foot in the door.<br /><br />Use your school’s career center where you received your CNA certification. The career center is a good resource during your job search and can introduce you to a listing jobs from local employers. The career counselor can also give you advice to your career and goals.<br /><br />Seek out local nursing homes and hospitals. There are some instances when CNA jobs are not publicly listed. It may be necessary go to the medical facility and reach out to the manager of human resources. The hiring manager may give you an interview if there is an opening or keep your file on hand and inform you when there is a position.<br /><br />Reach out to to your friends and family. They may know people who needs care or they may be able to contact people within their network for you. Even if friends and family are not in the nursing or health care field, they can often provide useful leads.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:24 pm Study Tips & Strategies for the NEW MCAT by nupur343 (Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:19 am)<br/>Top 10 MCAT Tips for Studying<br /><br />1. Do practice questions.<br /><br />This is an obvious one. The MCAT is not a test of pure memorization. Instead, it’s a test of your ability to apply your knowledge of scientific concepts to novel scenarios and think critically about newly introduced information. Practice problems are the best way to hone these skills <br /><br />2.ake practice tests.<br /><br />The MCAT is a long exam. You have 6 hours and 15 minutes of test-taking time and another hour or so of breaks. You need to take practice tests to build up the mental stamina to maintain focus throughout the exam. Pacing on the MCAT is also a major challenge for many students. You can’t learn how to pace from doing a handful of passages at a time. You need to take full-length MCAT practice tests.<br /><br />We’ve previously spoken about how Khan Academy is a great resource for your MCAT preparation. Watch the videos and do the practice the problems they offer. It’s all free and a great supplement for your MCAT studies.<br /><br />3. Use good material.<br /><br />Khan Academy is great but you need additional MCAT study resources. The best is from the creators of the MCAT, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). You want to get your hands on every practice test and practice question you can from the AAMC. These questions come from old MCAT exams. They will be closer to your actual MCAT than any other source. The problem is that the AAMC hasn’t released too many questions, so you’ll want to supplement the AAMC material with other study resources <br /><br />4. Take the MCAT when you are ready.<br /><br />If you know you aren’t ready, don’t take the test. If you don’t know if you are ready, take practice tests. If none of your test scores are remotely close to your target score, you’re not ready. One of the biggest mistakes pre-medical students make is to rush their MCAT studies. Some students get lucky but others not so much. If you are not ready for the exam, there is nothing wrong with postponing your exam and giving yourself more time to study.<br /><br />5.Review Content.<br /><br />Students have to apply their knowledge of science to answer questions on the MCAT. Needless to say, you need to review your science content to do this.<br /><br />6. Study with Friends.<br /><br />Very few (if any) students would say that studying for the MCAT is enjoyable. Studying with friends can make the process less isolating and maybe (just maybe) a little fun.<br /><br />7. Keep yourself busy on the side.<br /><br />If your plan is to study for the MCAT 12 hours a day and do nothing else with your life, you are going to be sad. Don’t do it. Keep yourself busy with other activities. Get more research, volunteer, or clinical experience while you study. It will help keep you sane while improving your medical school application.<br /><br />8. Give yourself deadlines with a study schedule.<br /><br />There is an enormous amount of content that you need to review for the MCAT. Plus, there are a number of practice tests that you are going to want to take. As you can imagine, it is easy to fall behind in your MCAT studies. A study schedule can help with this. By setting yourself deadlines, you know when you need to put in extra time when you are following behind. Additionally, it also tells you if your MCAT test date is realistic.<br /><br />9. Give yourself time.<br /><br />As we described in When Should I Take the MCAT?, there is no minimum number of hours that students need to study to do well on the exam. That being said, you do need time to study. Think about all how much time you need to review content, do practice questions, and take practice tests. If your schedule does not give you time to do all of that, you need to rethink your approach.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:19 am What Career Opportunities are Available in Public Health by nupur343 (Posted Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:31 pm)<br/>Health Care Careers are divided into five pathways - Therapeutic Services, Diagnostic Services, Support Services, Health Informatics, and Biotechnology Research and Development.<br /><br />Career Opportunities :<br /><br />Highest Paying Public Health Degrees -<br /><br />1.HEALTH AND SAFETY ENGINEER<br />2.ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS<br />3.HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATOR<br />4.BIOSTATISTICIAN<br />5.EPIDEMIOLOGIST<br />6.DOCTORATE DEGREE HOLDERS<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:31 pm MCAT study plan + practice test advice by Babot (Posted Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:58 am)<br/>Thank you! Study plan looks very useful<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:58 am Medical YouTube channel by Babot (Posted Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:55 am)<br/>I checked your YouTube page and I like it. Very helpful lectures. Thank you for sharing knowledge!<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:55 am How to pay the bills - family & house by tiwarikalpna582 (Posted Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:31 am)<br/>thanks<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:31 am What are you doing over summer? by Babot (Posted Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:26 am)<br/>Nothing special. I rest most of the summer time, sunbath, swim, walk and party with my friends, travel some time and try to learn something new.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:26 am NCLEX predictors when applying to nursing college by WillJones (Posted Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:40 pm)<br/>Greetings everyone.<br />For incoming nursing students, our college currently uses the TEAS exam as an admissions requirement. We are assessing other admissions requirements that may be incorporated into our application process. I've researched articles, which present predictive correlations to an applicant's performance in the ADN/BSN program as well as in the first time attempt to pass the NCLEX-RN. Any ideas for what might be other advisable admissions criteria?<br />Thank you for your time and thoughtful suggestions.<br />Will :-)<br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:40 pm USMLE Clinic by Kruno (Posted Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:51 am)<br/>USMLE Clinic<br /><br />Welcome to USMLE Clinic. Here you will find lectures with pages of information on a single flashcard... albeit a rather dynamic one. The goal of these lectures is to help you avoid pitfalls and to prepare you for the inconspicuous complexity of common conditions. Because sometimes, even the most well-defined illnesses can yield tricky questions that require in-depth knowledge of contemporary algorithms. With an emphasis on what to do in a real-life setting, these short lectures focus on the clinical manifestation of disease, targeted patient evaluation, and the current recommended management strategies. I hope that you will find these lectures to be helpful and worth your time. <br /><br />Our app is available on both Android and iOS. There are currently over 100 flashcards and the list will keep on growing.<br /><br /><br /><br /><a href=""></a><hr /> Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:51 am USMLE Clinic by Kruno (Posted Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:45 am)<br/>USMLE Clinic<br /><br />Welcome to USMLE Clinic. Here you will find lectures with pages of information on a single flashcard... albeit a rather dynamic one. The goal of these lectures is to help you avoid pitfalls and to prepare you for the inconspicuous complexity of common conditions. Because sometimes, even the most well-defined illnesses can yield tricky questions that require in-depth knowledge of contemporary algorithms. With an emphasis on what to do in a real-life setting, these short lectures focus on the clinical manifestation of disease, targeted patient evaluation, and the current recommended management strategies. I hope that you will find these lectures to be helpful and worth your time. <br /><br />Our app is available on both Android and iOS. 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