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re: Jennings motley crew arrested for staging auto accidents and "Jump Ins" - Hopeful Doc
[quote]I thought motley crew was playing in Jennings but got in trouble for jumping people into gangs and getting in a car wreck . [/quote] Is there a Good ol' Motley Crew Barnhouse Tour or something?...
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re: Minimum wage, what about those of us that can't raise the price of our services? - Hopeful Doc
[quote] HERE is their guide to opting out of Medicare. [/quote] I'm currently still in residency, but the practice I believe I'll be joining takes the approach I posted before: 1) Participate in Medicare. 2) Bill as usual. 3) Don't take the time to check PQRS measures 4) Take 1, 2, then 3% c...
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re: Minimum wage, what about those of us that can't raise the price of our services? - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Americans should be able to live after working 40-40+ hours a week and the way it is now. [/quote] We may or may not disagree with this, depending on where you draw the line on the "40+." The beautiful thing about The American Dream is that you get to live here, work as hard as you wan...
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re: Minimum wage, what about those of us that can't raise the price of our services? - Hopeful Doc
[quote]General Physician average salary is $123,197, median salary is $115,000 with a salary range from $60,000 to $250,000. General Physician salaries are collected from government agencies and companies[/quote] Well, this isn't a good statistic. There are next to no General Physicians anymore, ...
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re: Minimum wage, what about those of us that can't raise the price of our services? - Hopeful Doc
[quote]SmackoverHawg[/quote] Good gosh, I want to sit and have a beer with you one day....
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re: No more profits for the drug companies! - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Those other means could qualify as "balancing" factors. As do patient assistance programs. [/quote] So are you suggesting that pharmaceuticals spend their profits on physician education on the use of other, more cost-effective products and allowing insurances a "pay what you think is rea...
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re: Minimum wage, what about those of us that can't raise the price of our services? - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Meaningful use requirements and documentation/EMR requirements make this a necessity. [/quote] Just throwing this out there, borderline unrelated to the issue at hand. What amount of time on a daily basis do you spend documenting things for meaningful use? Odds are it's enough time to se...
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re: No more profits for the drug companies! - Hopeful Doc
[quote]I also don't want people to die because they can't afford medicine. [/quote] 1) why doesn't their insurance cover it? 2) why doesn't the proposed patient qualify for a patient assistance program offered directly from the manufacturer (exists on most if not all "big" drugs) 3) why can't t...
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re: Calling MD's/Med Students - Hopeful Doc
[quote]I don't know if that's how it works everywhere[/quote] My program does interviews through January. Residents go out to dinner, one gives a tour, and then there's a 3 resident panel that interviews the group. Each of those residents evaluates each candidate. There's a score sheet. There are...
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re: Calling MD's/Med Students - Hopeful Doc
That one is easy- the program director is a person who doesn't want to enter into the SOAP so he tells his top 50% that and is misleading. ...
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re: Calling MD's/Med Students - Hopeful Doc
[quote]It's stuff like this that makes me question how straightforward the algorithm is. I know it's supposed to be simple though. [/quote] The algorithm is easy- just go to the Wikipedia page on "stable marriage problem" and you'll understand it. What there isn't an algorithm for is how prog...
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re: Calling MD's/Med Students - Hopeful Doc
[quote] Do you know how you did on Step 3? I'm currently preparing for it also and wondering how exactly to prepare. Harder to find info about good test prep compared to Step 1.[/quote] I think I was 2 points above average (225 and 227 respectively). If you've done half of Qbank and half the ca...
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re: Calling MD's/Med Students - Hopeful Doc
[quote]But, I agree with the rest of your post. I don't have much memory of preparing for Step 2 or 3, but I have vivid memories of how I studied 12 hours a day for Step 1.[/quote] Step 1- I studied 12-16h/d for 4.5 weeks. I took 4 separate 4 hour practice exams. Step 2CK- I read 1/2 of "Step 2 S...
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re: Calling MD's/Med Students - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Tell her to just keep on taking the exam. I know several lawyers that took the bar 3-4 times before they passed.[/quote] You can't get a license in Louisiana if you fail any part of the step exam 3 times or more. ...
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re: Calling MD's/Med Students - Hopeful Doc
[quote]The algorithm is actually very straightforward.[/quote] Yep. Simple take on the "stable marriage problem"...
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re: Calling MD's/Med Students - Hopeful Doc
[quote]She's already failed it twice[/quote] Missed that part. Devote 100% of time to studying, use Doctors in Training or a similar program. Then find an IM, FM, or Peds program with a lot FMG and rotate there and make a good impression. [quote]I'm willing to bet your friend wasn't comin...
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re: Calling MD's/Med Students - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Being an ER doc is leaps and bounds harder than an IM doc[/quote] :lol: It's not harder. It's different. And doing general Internal Medicine well is extremely difficult. ...
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re: Calling MD's/Med Students - Hopeful Doc
[quote]She went to the first part of med school in the Caribbean, then the second part in Maine at their US location.[/quote] If she gets her stuff together, passes on the second try, does decent enough on the rest of the Step exams and rotations, doesn't have any failures on any coursework, an...
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re: Audiophile/Vinyl Thread - Post Pics, Advice, Questions, Setups, etc. - Hopeful Doc
Am I a fool to consider a $520 used and slightly scuffed Odyssey Khartago that is in good working condition? Or should I just go ahead and put in a call to the manufacturer and buy a new one with upgraded caps? Images [link=(https://www.audiogon.com/listings/solid-state-odyssey-audio-khartago-2-c...
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re: Why do we still fill tires with gas? - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Pretty confident he was joking[/quote] He was. ...
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