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  1. What percentage of medical students use Youtube to teach themselves a topic? Is it appropriate to use Youtube for medical education? Pros and Cons ?
  2. I have worked so hard to get into medical school, but now that I am in clerckship, I feel that I don't like medicine; nor do I think it is what I anticipated it to be. I am in a 3 year program and I am currently in my 3rd month of clerkship rotations. I'm currently doing MTU, and I continuously feel incompetent. In addition, I don't feel medicine has as much patient interactions as I imagined it would have. I spend at least x5 times more time documenting/doing discharge plans than speaking/interaction with pts. I'm also doing my MTU rotation with a preceptor who makes me stay past 26 ho
  3. What are common presentations to study for in peds emergency? How to best prepare for emergency medicine electives, and peds emerg specifically?
  4. Which residency other the FM has the lowest average work hours per week?
  5. especially if u do research with them, and have done electives with them.. etc.. or is that not appropriate?
  6. Our school assesses our knowledge through MCQ exams.. I usually do well on those exams because I can recognize the correct answer.. but I don't feel like I truly know the concepts well... and in few months, I usually forget all the details of what I learned.. sometimes, I even question if I learned this material because I can't recall learning it!! Yet, I am passing my exams and doing well... I feel that MCQ exams are not a good way of assessing students; and it's not a good way to help students who are struggling with content! I was wondering what is better way to actually examin
  7. I am finding that i progress through my training, I am becoming less empathetic! How do I maintain my empathy when i see patients?
  8. Are you at US school? Perhaps it is different in Canadian schools! In Canadian schools, it is probably less than 3 students a year fail a clerkship block! Maybe Canadian clerkship block exams are easier!
  9. When talking to med students, I have been told it is only 1 or 2 students that fail a clerkship block.. it may be school dependant though!
  10. How common is it to fail blocks in clerkship? I thought it is not very common!
  11. I spend my spare time doing this and was wondering what would admission committee think of that hobby?
  12. What do you guys do to eat healthy in med school?Any ideas?
  13. exactly.. beneficience, nonmaleficience, autonomy, justice. A lot of people interviewing you will not understand what you are talking about if you start talking about non-maleficience... Your interviewer will just think you are awkward and can't speak normally.
  14. There is a backlash against using them because a lot of the MMI prep companies charge students money to teach them poor strategies ( such as the above mentioned strategy)... absolute rip off... This strategy erase the personality of the candidate because they just have to follow whatever script they are told to follow. It is worrisome to me that these companies try to convince applicants that there is some formulaic way of approaching an MMI station that will maximize success. There is NOT!!
  15. I'd advise you against using them explicitly, unless it is a clear medical ethics situation. I interviewed twice, the first year I stated the medical ethics and the ethical problem, and was rejected ( due to poor advice I got from MMI prep company). In my second trial, I did not do that and was accepted at several schools. I'm only telling you what worked for me, but it may not necessarily work for you. Be careful about who you take advice from . You never know why someone was accepted into medical school. For instance, a person maybe in medical school because they have a Phd, or
  16. Finances is definitely something we will take into account. I don't think 250K is common after 6 years of practice in optometry. We have family members who have been practicing optometry for 20+ years, and none of them are making 250K.
  17. My fiancee has been trying to get into med school for the last 3 years, and she has already finished 3 years of her optometry degree at Waterloo. She just received a med school interview at U of A ( it's her first med school interview in 3 years) but she is now wondering if it would be worth it to switch to medicine ( if she gets accepted) , she feels that it is a huge opportunity cost although she still likes medicine more than optometry. She also feels that she is not getting younger, and both optometry and medicine are careers in healthcare and there is not much difference. She is consid
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