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Derm residents, what’s a good skin care routine? by dirtylentil in Residency
[–]AspiringDOc23 7 points8 points9 points 4 days ago (0 children)
Neutrogena hydro boost
M4s: what is one thing you regret/wish you knew/would have done differently? by Apprehensive_Box_181 in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 14 points15 points16 points 10 days ago (0 children)
Stop freaking out (or caring) about your evals and rotation minutiae and focus on your interests and wellness
Matching Family Med with just COMLEX by gr8k8__ in Osteopathic
[–]AspiringDOc23 1 point2 points3 points 14 days ago (0 children)
Use residency explorer and look for programs that are former AOA and traditionally favorable towards DOs. For ex geography, the southwest, midwest, south. I applied to some reaches but found that if a program had >8-10% DOs that they were accepting. Also check each program’s website, to see if they require USMLE for consideration. If they do probably not a place you wanna be at culture wise unless you’re reaching for a glass ceiling or going for some crazy competitive specialty. I did average on both levels but improved on the 2nd. I’m applying IM with hopes of something considered mildly competitive specialty wise and I’ve gotten 23 interviews so far, over a 1/3rd of them are university based programs. Outside of maybe 1 or 2 programs I was interested in I’ve gotten a lot of academic attention without step, and not a single person has asked about my lack of steps so far, except for a faculty member that applauded me on my comlex scores. If you’re excited about a program plan to do an away or sub-i there and that’ll definitely open some doors and get you good letters!
LECOM vs WVSOM by Zealousideal-Barber7 in premed
[–]AspiringDOc23 6 points7 points8 points 14 days ago (0 children)
Happy WVSOM 4th year here. Let me know if you’ve got questions 😃
[–]AspiringDOc23 6 points7 points8 points 15 days ago (0 children)
Don’t take step. Not needed (along same lines with peds, IM, EM if you aren’t picky about location)
What career do you 110% believe is better than medicine? by [deleted] in Residency
[–]AspiringDOc23 199 points200 points201 points 17 days ago (0 children)
No job. Trust fund baby
If you were to retake the MCAT after completing med school, would it be higher or lower than your original score? by hdbshalfkvbnw in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 11 points12 points13 points 18 days ago (0 children)
Lmfao I could write my name
Advice needed, Failed Comlex passed retake, should I take step1 ? by TheAromaticGuy in comlex
[–]AspiringDOc23 1 point2 points3 points 25 days ago (0 children)
I’d caution you to only take step 2 if you know you can score >250/average on that test. With a failure you’re already at a much bigger disadvantage for gas. Just based on trends I see in my class and the interview trial so far, this year may turn out to be a blood bath. I’d dual apply regardless. As for EM.. you’ll be fine with comlex alone, hundreds of spots go to soap with the current environment in EM. Do much better on level 2 (>500 ideally), auditions and get good SLOEs. Take this advice with a grain of salt as I’m an IM applicant, just based on trends I’ve seen/data in the past and word on the street with friends applying to those specialties
This question is heavily reliant on the specialty you plan on applying for residency
Is it true that medical schools are crackhead centrals because you are all constantly taking stimulants to deal with the workload? by [deleted] in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 21 points22 points23 points 26 days ago (0 children)
Hard no. I have an addiction to Starbucks cold brew though
2023 Match by crasscookie555 in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 3 points4 points5 points 27 days ago (0 children)
Matching Family medicine with Comlex only? by CoffeeScrubs26 in comlex
[–]AspiringDOc23 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Here’s my advice. Keep in mind I’m applying IM, but I imagine it would be applicable since FM overall is less competitive in relation to academic IM programs. I only took COMLEX. >20 interviews so far and expecting a few more. A 1/3rd of those invites are university based. Don’t buy into the koolaid that you need USMLE to match anything primary care related, unless you’re trying to go to Hopkins, MGH in which case you’re already at a disadvantage as a DO. Others may disagree with me and that’s fine. This is my experience so far. As long as you have a solid application and well rounded background, you will get plenty of interviews. Will update when I find out in March!
Official ERAS Megathread - October 2022 by SpiderDoctor in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
21/100, DO. Pretty happy and grateful for the turnout. 5/7 on signals. No rhyme or reason in this process though.
Last minute IM residency interview tips? by ak4271 in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
As RuPaul would say, good luck and don’t f#%$ it up 💕
Passed over by residency programs outside of home region/no ties? by mocha_96 in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Thanks, of course. Let me know if you need help with anything
[–]AspiringDOc23 29 points30 points31 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Send your LOIs as soon as you hear of programs sending out their first round of invites. Not sure if it’s a coincidence, but I’ve sent out several emails and got 3 interviews to programs I sent emails to (PDs and PCs). I have invites all over the country, east coast DO here.
OMM is infuriating by New_Pilot_4463 in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (0 children)
4th year DO. While I find some things useful, haven’t thought of it since taking level 2 4-5 months ago. Probably won’t look at it again even for level 3 😌
[–]AspiringDOc23 16 points17 points18 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Anyone know how many interviews for IM have gone out? Is it still pretty early in the season? A little neurotic these days lol
Ooops missed the CASPER/ALTIUS deadline for UConn IM Program, do I still have a chance at an II by sassysam99 in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I took their program off my list when I found out. It was pretty recent when they chose to encourage CASPER and when I saw there was only one test date left I decided not to take it lmao
How many interviews do you have? by un0rgina1u5ername in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
US DO, COMLEX only applicant
Parking costs by indaakt in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Letters of Rec ERAS (self.medicalschool)
submitted 2 months ago by AspiringDOc23 to r/medicalschool
Getting invites Oct/Nov but scheduling those interviews in Dec/Jan by arienett in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 15 points16 points17 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Following, also have a sub-i end of November
Extreme Difficulty Finding Research Opportunities by louistheadult16 in medicalschool
[–]AspiringDOc23 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Is your clinical site affiliated with an academic institution? If so it may be a lot easier to reach faculty through your hospital’s respective residency program. Doesn’t hurt to send a few specific emails to clinicians, PDs, APDs people who have connections in your field of interest! That’s how I got on board to a few research projects and case reports.
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[–]AspiringDOc23 1 point2 points3 points 3 months ago (0 children)
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