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  1. FutureERDoc

    Studying to be a good clerk

    Thank you all! I really, really appreciate the advice.
  2. FutureERDoc

    Studying to be a good clerk

    Gotcha! How is one prepared? Simply having the required tools?
  3. How does one prioritize what to study to be good on the wards, in clerkship someday? I feel like what I'm being taught in pre-clerkship feels all over the place, and isn't going to make me good on the wards. I feel that a lot of what we study (the minutiae for example) is over-tested and unclinical, but things like taking a BP/auscultation are under-tested and unappreciated. Would studying for the USMLE be a better way to know my knowledge is comprehensive?
  4. Can someone explain this? I keep hearing rumblings about 1) reduction in pay rates/billing prices and 2) a greater push towards privatization (in fields like ophtho?)
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    Ophtho and FM+EM Backup

    Like realistically ophtho is still far more competitive right? I'm considering the FM-EM as a "backup" but honestly I can't see myself in pure FM alone
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    Ophtho and FM+EM Backup

    Really? Isn't it an entire career path? When did the FM + 1 EM become a rare path? Are there stats or websites on how the +1 specialization works?
  7. I'm really interested in ophtho, but could see myself working in the ER as well (see my username lol). Would it be a good idea or a good strategy to gun for ophtho, and backup with FM? I'd like to backup with FM pretty much only to do EM (I don't want to be a general FM GP). Thoughts?
  8. Honestly I'm so bothered sometimes by the fact that our grades are kind of useless. On one hand I like it, but on the other hand, I feel like I have to overprep (and overshoot) the mark I need. Is there any benefit to your marks if you go to a school with Pass/Fail grading?
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    CASPer Prep

    Another free CASPer test at CASPerfect here.
  10. @narcolepticpanda I see where you're coming from, but I think you might be overestimating CASPer. I had a worse GPA than you, a 129 CARS, and I got into Mac. CASPer doesn't ask too much about extracurriculars, and even then, you can find ways to utilize the ECs you've listed to do well. Hit me up if you want advice! Writing the CASPer is 100% easier than writing secondaries, or getting that amazing 526 MCAT.
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    I think it's doable - but you'll have to practice for CASPer! I practiced quite a bit and got into the 4 CASPer schools, even with a GPA around yours.
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