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Would a degree in genetics allow me to do a post graduate degree in medicine?

Would a degree in genetics allow me to do a post graduate degree in medicine?

I can't speak for: Medical School in Nigeria - but in the US there usually is not a specific bachelor's degree that is required to apply for medical school. However, most medical schools in the US do have required prerequisite courses.Thus, it is important to find out prerequisites for schools that one wishes to apply to. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, can a physiotherapist or student with master degree in rehabilitation science become a physiatrist? What education or specialty isrequired?

Hi doctor, can a physiotherapist or student with master degree in rehabilitation science become a physiatrist? What education or specialty isrequired?

Good idea!: Physical therapists have a great base of knowledge that would be very useful for a career as a physiatrist. In the us this would require a 4 year medical degree followed by a 4 year physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) residency. ...Read more

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Would skin grafting help in a patient with 3rd degree degree burns over 50% bsa?

Would skin grafting help in a patient with 3rd degree degree burns over 50% bsa?

Yes, the only way: This is a very significant burn and the patient's only hope of survival is with skin grafting. A burn of this size must be treated in a regional burn center for the patient to have any chance to survive. Besides the skin, attention must be paid to nutrition, infection control, lung status, therapy, and the patient's psychological and social well-being. This is a challenging situation. ...Read more

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Can one become board-certified in internal medicine before graduating from medical school?

Can one become board-certified in internal medicine before graduating from medical school?

No: In order to become certified and sit for the exam, a physician needs to have completed medical school and a 3 year internal medicine or 4 year internal medicine/pediatrics residency to register and take the examination. ...Read more

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Can veterinary medicine requires a bachelors degree?

Yes: Entry into veterinary schools is highly competetive and a bachelors degree is part of the basic requirement. Some consider veterinary school harder than general medical school. It certainly is challenging and very necessary. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good undergraduate degree for neonatology?

Can you suggest some good undergraduate degree for neonatology?

Science degree: Anyone will tell you the medical school and residency years will go easier with a science background, but that doesn't mean biological sciences only! Whatever science appeals to you will do... ...Read more

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Does a pre existing diabetes diagnosis escalate the burn degree due to neuropathy, or should such patients just make visual inspection?

Does a pre existing diabetes diagnosis escalate the burn degree due to neuropathy, or should such patients just make visual inspection?

Not sure of question: Diabetes can cause peripheral neuropathy and make it easier to get injured without realizing it. Visual inspection of the feet is important, especially if they are numb or have reduced sensation. ...Read more

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Could 2nd/1st degree burns qualify for "great bodily injuries?

Could 2nd/1st degree burns qualify for "great bodily injuries?

No: Unless involving a very large percentage of body surface area with second degree burns ...Read more

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I'm a college student with non-stop hw, papers, research and fb additiction. Any professional advice?

I'm a college student with non-stop hw, papers, research and fb additiction. Any professional advice?

Facebook addiction: College is a time to develop your face-to-face social skills, though facebook's helpful. You are at your sexual peak, your learning peak, and your athletic peak. Set a maximum time -- i suggest 30 minutes per day -- after which you will get back to work. If this fails, some physicians will offer cognitive-behavioral therapy, others a low dose of a ssri. Cbt's liberation & great; good luck. ...Read more

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I have hypertention. Which job is ideal 4 me? Teacher job or administrative job of teacher training, visit schools , collect & send information of its?

I have hypertention. Which job is ideal 4 me? Teacher job or administrative job of teacher training, visit schools , collect & send information of its?

That's up to you: Your high blood pressure condition may be affected by stress, often times from the type of work we do. It's impossible to predict what job is ideal for you in the context of high blood pressure. You should ask yourself, "of these jobs I am presented with, what will be the most satisfying and gratifying career?" most likely, that will also be the job that causes you the least stress. ...Read more

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Throat pain , teacher(4hrs minimum class ) by profession , have mild strep deviation ?

Throat pain , teacher(4hrs minimum class ) by profession , have mild strep deviation ?

Teacher throat pain: I am not altogether clear on what your question is. Is your concern that the way you are using your voice during teaching is causing throat pain? Do you have a deviated septum? Please restate your question so that we can assist you further. ...Read more

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Could 1st/2nd degree burns qualify as "great bodily injuries?

Could 1st/2nd degree burns qualify as "great bodily injuries?

Burns: I treat many patients with burns. Usually 1st degree burns do no provide lasting injury. They are like sun burns. But second degree burns can provide lasting bodily injury. A great deal depends on the "size" of the burn and the depth of the injury. The skin could have lasting hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation. ...Read more

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Does medical school do character check before admitting medical student? Integrity of docs is tarnished due to greed & deception in recent yrs.

Yes: Medical schools take the decisions of whom to accept very seriously. The vast majority of physicians are dedicated, hard working, ethical and professional. Their integrity is not in doubt. Like society in general, a few choose not to make the right choices. ...Read more

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Is it easier to get into medical school for anesthesia via undergraduate, or becoming a nurse anesthetist and applying later? Wh i'm a premed student.

Is it easier to get into medical school for anesthesia via undergraduate, or becoming a nurse anesthetist and applying later? Wh i'm a premed student.

At : At the risk of sounding pompous, the most important thing you should know is there is nothing easy about either path. If you are are looking for "easy" you should not be considering health care, which is arduous, requires sacrifice, and is currently less respected and less lucrative in the us than it once was. Nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists are very different kinds of health care providers with different lifestyles, career options, and training paths. A nurse anesthetist goes to nursing school, receives a ba or bs, then practices nursing for some time -- usually a few years, and almost always including some time as a nurse in the ICU -- and then returns to school for anesthesia training, graduating after 2 years with a masters' level degree and "crna" after their name. Crna's administer all types of anesthesia, sometimes with a physician supervising them, and sometimes independently. Some crnas also teach student nurse anesthetists. It is rare for crnas to do extensive medical research or science or teaching as part of their career however. Although crnas may concentrate on a particular area of anesthesia, there are no subspecialty training programs or formally designated subspecialties for crnas. An anesthesiologist is a physician, an md. Physicians of all types go to college and receive a ba or bs, then to medical school to receive the md (usually 4 years in each), and then train in a specialty after graduating from medical school, sometimes training in a subspecialty after that. An anesthesiologist trains for 4 years after graduating from medical school, and many train an additional year or two after that in a subspecialty (pain medicine, critical care medicine, obstetric anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, palliative care, or sleep medicine). Although most anesthesiologists provide anesthesia to patients as the daily staple of their work, many also perform scientific research and or teach in order to define and advance the medicine which underpins the care of patients around the time of surgery. Also, anesthesiologists may be principally in charge of the care of patients in the icu, recovery room, hospital wards, preoperative clinics, or elsewhere. To become an anesthesiologist is to commit to being a physician dedicated to excellence in the care of individual patients, as well as advancing the science of care of surgical patients. In your question, you suggest going to nursing school, followed by nursing practice and nurse anesthesia school -- prior to going to medical school, followed by anesthesia training. Although some individuals might follow this path, it is more likely to be a path of discovery than a practical route to the destination you desire. All physicians have a set of techniques, a method of thinking and a common background which are taught in medical school. We end up doing different things during the day, but the nature of human illness is that every patient of a specialist will ultimately require skills outside that specialty, and anesthesiology is especially so. That is why all md's train the same way in medical school before specializing. I hope this answer is helpful to you. You have ample time to think about your choices -- i strongly suggest you get some practical experience as a volunteer in a hospital to help differentiate some of the issues for yourself. ...Read more

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