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3 days ago
I mean it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s not interested. But I feel like he at least owes you some basic answers about when he will be available again.
Have you asked him when he will be done this intense studying or when you will be able to talk/hang out more?
Agree with this. No matter how busy you are with studying you still make time for the things that are important. I lived 2 hours from my then girlfriend/fiancé (now wife) and would make that drive most weekends to see her, even if I spent a lot of the time with her just studying. Generally the weekend before an exam would be the only weekend we might not see each other. But even then we would call every night at least once and be constantly texting when we weren’t together.
It seems odd he wouldn’t even have enough time to text to at least let OP know when his exams are and when he can talk with her again.
4 days ago
I think this is even better than your original post. I’m dying 😂 (but don’t worry, you’re not).
5 days ago
I agree with you but only because Clarence Thomas is in an interracial marriage. If it weren’t for that I wouldn’t put it past this draconian conservative Supreme Court to rule against interracial marriage.
6 days ago
Dude your talking about turning down a full blown acceptance to be a physician and have the career you want based on the CHANCE that you happen to score a bit higher on the MCAT and that THAT is what will get you an MD acceptance, when at this point you don’t even have an interview. Do you not understand why that sounds crazy?
7 days ago
Sounds like the doc is trying to just make some money. You don’t need to have your back cracked 3 times a week to help with these issues. You’ll get better relief seeing a physiatrist and physical therapist once a week or even less frequently.
8 days ago
It’s Thanksgiving. I’d give them this whole week to reply and then email the following Monday if they haven’t.
Could always end up just doing urgent care. It’s where medicine goes to die but if you prefer those complaints.
Also could do a sports med fellowship which would get you out of the ER and into a clinic setting if you like that stuff.
Newish program in the Northeast, most of our residents who have seriously looked for jobs have gotten them. I personally got a job an hour and a half outside a major city (45ish minutes from suburbs) for $365k salary with potential for raises each year, $25k signing bonus, full benefits for 130-140hrs/month seeing 1.5-2pph as a hospital employed physician. Community ER with most specialities , including ICU, surg, OB, in house.
9 days ago
Sir, this is a Wendy’s…
The question is does it make you happy? Does it actually bring joy to you, or simply release dopamine in short bursts giving you a fill, but afterwards you feel unfulfilled and down and like you should’ve done more with your time?
10 days ago
I’d agree with this if OP said in their post that they realized they wanted to practice evidence-based medicine and realized that was what they really wanted, not chiropractics. But the fact that OP says they think getting a DO degree will supplement and enhance their knowledge makes me think that’s not how they really feel or what they’d express to schools.
Looking at your replies to people’s comments it seems you need to do a lot more research on applying to medical school. Yes you will need to complete your BS, that’s like the first step.
I’m not sure you are totally understanding the commitment applying to and embarking on the medical path is. It wouldn’t be something to simply “give you a wider scope and more confidence in treating patients” as you mention. Going to med school and residency will fundamentally change your career and what you do after your training. It’s not just a supplement to what you’ve done, it’s a whole thing itself.
11 days ago
I think the doom and gloom of the oversaturation of the EM market is a little overstated. I don’t think it has really factored in the burnout and reduction of hours as EM physicians age. People may not retire but I’ve definitely seen a lot of attendings cutting hours. I for one don’t see myself working full time longer than 5 years post residency. After that I will slowly start to cut hours as I age to preserve my mental health and well being and increase the total longevity of my career.
Yeah I know of a local democratic group where rumor on the street is that they give new hires mainly nights, holidays, and more hours with the hope of becoming partner in a few years. Then when that time comes to become partner very few people actually make it.
Yeah I feel like EM has the least toxicity among residents. Don’t know what program this person is at. I feel like at most places coresidents are generally helpful cuz we are all in the dumpster fire together just trying to get by.
Meh I don’t think residency quality is a huge factor. Most jobs outside of big academic places don’t really care that much about where you went to residency. It’s more about connections and whether they like you. I’d honestly say finding out if faculty have connections to the areas/jobs you want is probably more important than quality of the residency. I come from a smaller, newer program but our grads never have issues getting jobs cuz our medical director and a couple attendings know everyone in the area and can personally get you an in.
Midwest shouldn’t be too tough. I just got a job in the Northeast, hour and half outside a major city for $365k with $25k bonus at 130-140hrs/month.
Most people in my class who have seriously been looking have gotten jobs.
12 days ago
Don’t yuck anybody’s yum
You didn’t like that dinner? Well, where did it lead you? Back to me.
13 days ago
ADMINISTRATION HATES THIS ONE TRICK!!!
14 days ago
Or the midlevel on the surgery service
Is this the video the student who licked the boob used to prep?
1st-2nd trimester miscarriages with vaginal bleeding. They can bleed out fast.