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The way cops in USA kill black citizens, many would say 'murder', civil war can break out.

 

 

It's about damn time.

 

Mix together a history of colonialism & slavery + institutionalized racism + minimal social safety net + weak gun control and here we are. Imagine how bad things could get if a person who bases their entire political platform on racism and hate gets elected President.

 

Oy vey!

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On my mind:

 

As a new kid on the block, it seems to me like the relationship between HCPs and Hoskins is beyond repair. Does this mean he needs to resign? Can we really keep working with someone we really don't like/trust?

 

Separate thread this: http://forums.premed101.com/index.php?/topic/91328-eric-hoskins-whats-next/

Ultimately, I  don't think there's much doctors/health care workers can do to influence who the ministers are.

If anything, I think he's effectively solidified many, many more voters wanting the Liberals out in 2018, which is maybe the next best thing to him being fired. 

 

Although I wish he could just be gone. It's disgusting listening to the things he says and how utterly disconnected he is from reality. 

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Pretty sure I have to either ask for a deferral or withdraw from a USDO school I got accepted to.

Being rejected for professional LoC....

....

This is a bummer.

But maybe a blessing in disguise. I was going to re-apply to Canada while doing my first year there, as I got a new mcat score that gives me a shoo in for a shot at schools here in Ontario (considering my OMSAS gpa of 3.4.... Best two year bby!)

Maybe it's a sign? "Don't go the US, you can do it here!"

Just. Idk. Feelings. I feel lost. 

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Despite my terribly dramatic tumble into plague-like illness I appear to have turned the corner towards recovery and did indeed have a fantastic orientation week at school.

 

It would have been on the whole an A+ week but my dog was diagnosed with a bladder tumour on Wednesday  -_- I'm back at the vet tomorrow morning to find out what, if anything, can be done. Any good juju sent her way would be appreciated.  :(

 

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So after a full night of lit searching my dog's bladder tumour type in various journals I have assembled a number of studies that point to two particular drugs used in combination that are reasonably effective at stabilizing or slightly improving disease in a fairly significant percentage of dogs that take them. A very small number of dogs (small enough that I would never bank on being that statistic) achieved remission. 

How tacky is it for me to go into my vet and tell him that I was researching this stuff and would like to look at trying these drugs? I know how much Dr. Google and Dr. Vet Google patients drive practitioners crazy... but I actually used academic articles. I don't want to step on toes and if my vet has a compelling reason why these drugs would not be a good idea for my dog I would of course listen to him. Do ya'll think it's rude of me to tell him I've been researching and to ask about these options?

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It's about damn time.

 

Mix together a history of colonialism & slavery + institutionalized racism + minimal social safety net + weak gun control and here we are. Imagine how bad things could get if a person who bases their entire political platform on racism and hate gets elected President.

 

Oy vey!

Racism is becoming worse everywhere; and due to the cell phone, countless examples are being recorded. In the UK, since Brexit won, there has been a dramatic increase in raciism. And there are examples in Canada too. And Donald Trump inciting hate does not help. We are all one humanity. 

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Just got back from the vet. We are starting my dog on one of the medications that came up a lot in my lit review (my vet said he always puts dogs with cancer on it as a first step because he sees lots of value in it - so it was nice to hear that the articles I was looking up were on par with this). The other medication that was suggested is newer so he wanted to talk to his internal medicine specialist before prescribing that because he doesn't have a lot of experience with it in small dogs. We might start that one on Monday.

 

Fingers crossed that she responds well. 

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Just got back from the vet. We are starting my dog on one of the medications that came up a lot in my lit review (my vet said he always puts dogs with cancer on it as a first step because he sees lots of value in it - so it was nice to hear that the articles I was looking up were on par with this). The other medication that was suggested is newer so he wanted to talk to his internal medicine specialist before prescribing that because he doesn't have a lot of experience with it in small dogs. We might start that one on Monday.

 

Fingers crossed that she responds well. 

Terrific! Please keep us posted.

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How do doctors stay up to date with the latest research and treatment practices? Is it as it sounds by combing through the research? Or is there a service/news bulletin that keeps everyone up to date, perhaps provided by the associations of each specialty.

 

You always hear about how a physician is a lifelong learner and it is a requirement to stay up to date with research. With this I always think of a doctor working their shift at the clinic/hospital, only to come home and get back on the computer every night to research for the rest of the night. Is this done? And but how exactly is this done? Seems kind of daunting. Or is it not that bad in terms of added workload?

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How do doctors stay up to date with the latest research and treatment practices? Is it as it sounds by combing through the research? Or is there a service/news bulletin that keeps everyone up to date, perhaps provided by the associations of each specialty.

 

You always hear about how a physician is a lifelong learner and it is a requirement to stay up to date with research. With this I always think of a doctor working their shift at the clinic/hospital, only to come home and get back on the computer every night to research for the rest of the night. Is this done? And but how exactly is this done? Seems kind of daunting. Or is it not that bad in terms of added workload?

 

depends a lot on the type of doctor - there are conferences (a ton of them actually for training), speciality specific journals, CME at most academic centres.

 

Medicine does change but not as fast as sometimes it is put out to be. you just cannot ignore it - it is like going to the gym, you have to give it some measure of consistent effort.

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How do doctors stay up to date with the latest research and treatment practices? Is it as it sounds by combing through the research? Or is there a service/news bulletin that keeps everyone up to date, perhaps provided by the associations of each specialty.

 

You always hear about how a physician is a lifelong learner and it is a requirement to stay up to date with research. With this I always think of a doctor working their shift at the clinic/hospital, only to come home and get back on the computer every night to research for the rest of the night. Is this done? And but how exactly is this done? Seems kind of daunting. Or is it not that bad in terms of added workload?

 

I think at some point learning just becomes part of a daily routine--like reading the news. It's not as difficult or daunting as one may think when you've been doing it for a while. And when you're at the clinic and hospital I'm sure chatting with your colleagues would always bring up new and interesting topics 

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How do doctors stay up to date with the latest research and treatment practices? Is it as it sounds by combing through the research? Or is there a service/news bulletin that keeps everyone up to date, perhaps provided by the associations of each specialty.

 

You always hear about how a physician is a lifelong learner and it is a requirement to stay up to date with research. With this I always think of a doctor working their shift at the clinic/hospital, only to come home and get back on the computer every night to research for the rest of the night. Is this done? And but how exactly is this done? Seems kind of daunting. Or is it not that bad in terms of added workload?

 

Although I'm not a doctor, I am another health care professional, and I am required to document my continuing education every year in order to maintain my registration.

 

There are many different ways myself and my fellow health care professionals, including the doctors I work with, remain current.  One simple one is lunch and learns, either weekly or monthly, depending on the practice and the environment.  In hospitals there are rounds and grand rounds.

 

If you work in a particular area (say diabetes) when new clinical practice guidelines come out every few years, you take the time to review them, especially any changes.

 

You discuss things with your colleagues, and highlight any new or interesting pieces of research you've come across.  Or you present to your colleagues when you return from a conference (for example, one of the endocrinologists who attended one of the large conferences in the U.S. highlighted the differences in diabetes care algorithms between Canada and the U.S. at one of our lunch hours).

 

Your professional organization may have a newsletter that comes out at various times where they highlight the latest research findings.

 

There are plenty of conferences, workshops, and other similar events.

 

In dietetics, Dietitians of Canada has numerous online learning modules for individuals interested in learning more about a particular area of practice.  I'm sure other health care professions and fields have similar things.

 

People set up alerts to have only relevant research articles sent to their email.  People may peruse the titles quickly and spend more time on articles of greater interest.

 

Those are just some of the ways health care professionals stay up-to-date.

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Ahh I see. Thanks for the info everyone! The way you guys describe it, it actually sounds kinda fun now that I think about it. It sounds kinda collaborative too, which is a major plus In my books. Thanks for clearing things up!

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I get daily research summaries which helps. One on more broadly applicable stuff from the CMA and one from my school, which is based on options I selected which includes areas of interest as well as areas of current study.

 

Plus I just read lay medical news stories out of interest anyway so sometimes I see things reported and go look up more information.

 

That's in addition to what everyone else says. I've learned a lot just listening to doctors talk to each other about this new approach or that new guideline or this super cool new device they're trying (was in on a procedure using something new yesterday and another doctor came down to learn about it too.)

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Thank you everyone! Yes it does indeed mean I have been accepted to Memorial Medical school class of 2017!!!!!!!

I am so happy, I feel less stressed about providing for my family now!

 

Sorry about the cat and car issues.. :( Sometimes cars are more hassle than they're worth... . oh those pre-child bus days lol

Congratulations! now onto the real deal :) medschool! 

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Going on a trip across the continent on Wednesday and just started feeling sick last night. Hoping I feel better by then!

 

But in case I don't, I'm trying to remember a mixture of 3 medicines that a pharmacist suggested to me a few years ago when I was sick but I can't remember all of the medicines. But whatever I took worked absolute wonders for me.

 

What happened was I started feeling sick during the school year with a strong cold or flu, I could not afford to be sick with so many things going on, so I went to the pharmacy and made it clear to the pharmacist that I could not afford to be sick right now and is there anything that might help. And so he recommended 3 things to me, one was cold fx I believe, and I can't remember the other two. All I can remember is one was either Advil or Tylenol, and the type was some sort of cold and sinus or cold and flu variety. As for the third, I really can't remember but it was something with a bit more of a natural connotation. The word was like echinacea or ginger or something along those lines, like something that sounds herbal, but I don't remember exactly what it was.

 

But it was actually amazing how well those worked for me. I woke up sick that morning, and after I took the 3 medicines, I started to feel better later that day, then I felt considerably better even later in the day. And then I never actually ended up getting fully sick either. It was a life saver. Anyone have ideas on what I probably took? I can't go back to the original pharmacist because it was in a different city far from where I am now, and I thought I'd ask here first before I see another pharmacist.

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I wish there was a support group or something for reapplicants. Perhaps it is just me, but I've lost motivation/feel depressed about applying this year....only thing imporved from last year is GPA (slightly). Just feels like I'm setting myself for another round of rejections & failures come January. idk how others do it

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I wish there was a support group or something for reapplicants. Perhaps it is just me, but I've lost motivation/feel depressed about applying this year....only thing imporved from last year is GPA (slightly). Just feels like I'm setting myself for another round of rejections & failures come January. idk how others do it

 

I hear you. Second-degree-er and re-applicant here so it's anxiety-provoking and sometimes debilitating thinking about how the odds are stacked up against me.

 

But then I ask myself, what's the alternative? What if I really avoid rejections and not apply? Would I be happy then? Nope--I'd be infinitely more miserable knowing I gave up just like that. What if someone told me I'm only allowed to apply for one cycle?  I'd beg and plead for someone to give my file a second look. I'd be so mad to not have gotten a second shot.

 

So this is what it is--a privilege. Realizing that I have the will, capacity,and resources to keep going after what I want. Yes, it sucks to make sacrifices in my life just to stand in line and wait to be picked, and I may never, ever get picked. It's grueling, defeating, and even humiliating--but it's the path I chose and I'm only here because every part of my life has lined up perfectly to allow me to pursue this path. At some point in my life my answers to the above questions will change, but as long as I still want to do this, then what I should do now is pretty clear.

 

Your brain wasn't evolved to get you through trivial things like med school admissions; it only wants you to feel accepted, and it doesn't want you to keep spending resources on stuff that may never pan out. It doesn't realize this isn't a life or death situation (even though it may feel like it!). Fear is not rational, no matter how much evidence your brain has come up with for you to not keep going. Failure is ok--it just means you were not successful the first time. Expecting to be successful the first try in everything is pretty unrealistic.

 

Everything will be ok :)

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