Have you worked in, do you work in, or do you plan on working in the medical field?
Yes, I want to!
Lately I've been thinking about being a nurse, chiropractor or paramedic maybe. You?
Nice! I want to be a pharmacist
Does treating disphagia count?
At one time I wanted to be a nurse.
Hospital pharmacist here!
I'm working on my degree to be a medical coder. I have 9 more months to go. :-)
I don't but my wife is a dietitian.
I planned, at one point, to be a physician, but I abandoned that. Many years later I ended up as a medical researcher, but that hardly counts. In between, though, I worked in a hospital clinical lab for 9 years, & then several years part-time as
Surgical nurse. 6 years. Not too long, but not a rookie anymore. :-)
What was your approximate GPA and PCAT score when you got accepted. Also, did you do any shadowing or work at a pharmacy before getting accepted? And what would you recommend doing?
Pretty sure with that résumé, you definitely are considered as a benefit to the medical field. ;-)
No, no and no.
It is amazing to me how many codes it takes for even a simple procedure. That field had become very complicated.
We should probably exchange email addresses. I would prefer to give you my info in private....do you have WhatsApp or anything similar?
I want to be a pharmacist!
my email is my first and last name - never know who is lurking around SOH these days! :D
I don't but my wife is a psych nurse.
I worked in medical records for about a year.
I'm not a doctor, but I played one on TV.
My textbook has it being listed as both. It's quite old though. Maybe 20+ years. It might have gone out of date.
Isn't that the funny commercials where someone says "are you a doctor" and they say "no but I stayed at a ..."
What do you want to be?
I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
And I would email you but I don't know your first and last name haha. You can email me whenever you have time, and if you don't want to share that info, that's 100% fine :)
Only if you can spell it right.... (dysphagia). ;-)
Nice! Any particular reason steering you in that direction?
Aw, thanks. But not in the same way that *you* are! I wish I had your experience.
a medical transcriptionist.
Can you point me to a source that states that? The term is derived from "dys-" (bad/difficult /disordered) + "phago" (to eat). The prefix "dis-" means something else entirely, and the word "disphagia" is not a recognized spelling anywhere I look.
It's just a career I've been interested in for awhile and I like what they do. What about you, why those 3?
Both spellings are considered correct =)
And the change coming up in the fall makes everything more interesting. I'm learning both ICD-9 and ICD-10. :-)
Would you be willing to answer a few questions related to getting accepted to pharmacy school? (It might be stuff you don't want to share, so it's ok if you don't want to)
That's completely fine. I do not have that app, would you like me to just email you then?
My email is LouisTorres2013@gmail.com
What does that have to do with this? Wrong poll?