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  1. That's great that you'll get to be so close, especially with him starting treatment. I'm so glad you're almost finished. Life during rotations is SO much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Has anyone done a hospitalist rotation and what was your experience? Did you learn a lot of practical information?
  3. Hi. I'm doing a peds rotation right now. It's pretty good, I think you'll like it. How's your dad?
  4. My advice would be to start shadowing some PAs, and shadow in several different specialties. That way you'll have something to compare to your MD shadowing experiences. I agree with Oneal, get a job in healthcare after you graduate and take the classes while you work.
  5. I have a bachelor's and master's in Psychology, so I had to go back and get all the undergrad science prereqs. The admissions committees were impressed that I had a better graduate GPA (3.4) than undergrad (2.62), but they were more impressed that I had a super high science GPA (3.9) once I took all the prereqs. There were many years between undergrad and prereqs, so I made the case that I had matured in my personal statement. Even with my 44 graduate hours and 40+ prereq hours, my overall GPA only came up to 2.9. It's almost impossible to signifanctly improve an overall GPA because you take so many undergrad hours. I would concentrate less on bringing up your overall GPA and more on taking or retaking science courses and getting all As.
  6. Most of the women at my interviews wore pants and a matching or coordinating jacket. Some had sweaters and some had just a nice shirt. A few wore skirts and super high heels but they looked uncomfortable to me, especially when we went on the facility tours. I didn't see anyone in anything except black, gray and brown pants/skirts and jackets. Some people wore a colorful shirt under their jackets. I worried over my outfit too. For the first interview I spent more time on my outfit than I did preparing answers and I ended up looking cute and rambling my head off. I also got blisters. So for the following interviews I got more comfortable shoes and went over my list of potential questions almost daily. I also practiced (out loud) with my husband. Things went much better! My advice is to pick out something traditional but not stuffy and uncomfortable, and spend more time practicing your interview.
  7. Go to the school that you like most and that likes you. If it's a good fit, it will work for you. None of your patients will ever know, or care, which schools are consider "top tier." And who made up that list anyway?
  8. haha! well, we certainly don't need that kind of debate. thanks for the info. maybe i'll just go with the cheaper one.
  9. haha! well, we certainly don't need that kind of debate. thanks for the info. maybe i'll just go with the cheaper one.
  10. you might also consider taking one or two upper level biology courses and getting As. and you'll need shadowing hours if you don't already have them.
  11. you might also consider taking one or two upper level biology courses and getting As. and you'll need shadowing hours if you don't already have them.
  12. you might also consider taking one or two upper level biology courses and getting As. and you'll need shadowing hours if you don't already have them.
  13. I have to choose between these two books as an additional reference. Does anyone have opinions about either of them? Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 18th ed Cecil Medicine, 24th ed
  14. I have to choose between these two books as an additional reference. Does anyone have opinions about either of them? Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 18th ed Cecil Medicine, 24th ed
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