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October 21

Lawsuit against medical practitioners, detriment to medical career?

Would having been involved in a malpractice/wrongful death settlement, involving a hospital, several doctors, and several nurses, somehow affect my chances at medical school admission, licensing and so on? I'm considering spending several years taking bridge classes, studying like crazy for MCAT, volunteering, etc. Should I not even bother having the "strike"/"red flag" etc (if that's even a thing) of having sued doctors? (I'm thinking of this somewhat like bar admission, where criminal history, for example, can prevent you from practicing law). Even if not professionally inhibiting, would I be a pariah among colleagues? What happens when doctors sue other doctors, if they even do? SHOULD I even consider a medical profession having been in a position where I felt their actions merited legal action? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:59 PM - 10 answers

October 20

Letters of Recommendation for SLP Grad School

Grad school applications almost universally require Letters of Recommendation from professors, but I don't think I stand out enough to merit any... what should I do? [more inside]
posted by obtuser at 9:44 AM - 12 answers

October 18

What to do with old math textbooks?

My father in law is a retired math professor, and has a number of math textbooks he is trying to get rid of. He is looking for somewhere to donate them "where they'll be more useful than just recycling them." Is there anything he can do with them/anywhere he can donate them? [more inside]
posted by quaking fajita at 11:26 AM - 11 answers

October 17

Advice on retraining as a clinical psychologist in the UK

I'm looking for help and advice on changing career to become a clinical psychologist in the UK. Much more inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:15 AM - 3 answers

October 15

What to do with an MLIS degree?

I have been told that a Masters in MLIS can be quite versatile and can even stem outside of the library career. What luck have found with your MLIS outside of libaries? Is researching possible with companies, governments, non-profits, and academic research without the doctorate route?
posted by RearWindow at 1:44 PM - 15 answers

October 12

need ideas for my Peace Corps Club

Our middle school has a period of community service learning this year in which teachers get to pick the area of study. My students are learning about and working with Peace Corps volunteers, but I'm kind of stuck on what to do next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:19 AM - 6 answers

October 9

Edifying books for last 15 minutes before sleep?

In the interests of becoming a more well-rounded person, I'd like to absorb some nightly wisdom but without getting so sucked in that I can't sleep. Can you point me in some interesting directions? [more inside]
posted by doornoise at 6:22 AM - 12 answers

October 5

Applying for a Masters degree - will my transcript let me down?

I'm considering applying for a Master's course in the next couple of years. However, while I have the degree result that meets entry requirements, my transcript from my BA isn't particularly outstanding. Will this be an issue? Further details, excitingly, inside! [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:16 AM - 8 answers

October 2

Psychotherapeutic license needed to be a Jungian Analyst?

Hi MeFi hivemind, I’ve asked my local Jung society, but haven’t heard back, and can’t find a definitive answer on the web. Does anyone know if one has to be a licensed psychotherapist/psychologist in order to become a Jungian Analyst (training done at a separate school after licensure)? or can one become a Jungian Analyst as a scholar? TIA!
posted by hot_tea at 2:20 PM - 4 answers

Reading Recommendations: Relationships & Inequality Edition

I'm going down a rabbit hole with my reading lately and am looking for books and articles on the intersection(s) of courtship/love/marriage/child-rearing and economic class/income inequality/educational attainment. [more inside]
posted by schooley at 1:37 PM - 7 answers

September 29

You're too ADHD to assess kids for ADHD

I have ADHD. I am in a clinical psychology graduate program. As part of the program, I have to learn to administer an intelligence test. I just had my first practice assessment and failed miserably, but all of the things I messed up were things I knew, and recognized as errors immediately after. How do I prepare for my next assessment when my problem is executive functioning and attention, not lack of knowledge of the material? [more inside]
posted by brook horse at 3:40 PM - 6 answers

African American history resources for pre-school

My kid (4.5, boy) goes to a Montessori pre-school that is pretty darn positive, but not perfect. He learns a great deal and is happy there. Last year in this same school I was sort of bummed that they didn't really do anything around African American history month or Martin Luther King, Jr. Day so this year I signed up (parents are asked to volunteer to help with a unit they care about or have interest in) to do one, presumably in February, or maybe late January. How can I not do this badly? [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 9:47 AM - 7 answers

Leave sooner or leave later?

I am a grad student (master's) who will be defending and finishing my degree soon. After finishing, I had been intending to stick around for a couple more months to tie up a few loose ends. Now: my supervisor has died, I'm feeling pretty down on the whole research thing (see previous point) and I've received a job offer with a flexible start date. What now? [more inside]
posted by btfreek at 12:56 AM - 8 answers

September 28

Body photographs needed!

My 5th grader's upcoming human reproduction unit has me thinking about how woeful my own public-school sex education was. I'm looking for resources to round out what's presented at school and realized one thing I really, really would have wanted at that age was a book with a bunch of non-sexual, non-medical, nude photographs that I could study serreptitiously and in great detail -(ideally with lots of different body types and people who look comfortable and happy). I managed to fill out a bunch of worksheets labeling vas deferens and ovaries without ever having a clear sense of what actual grown-up genitalia might look like, and I would have really benefited from the ability to just spend some private time demystifying bodies. I'm finding this difficult to google! Any recommendations? Has to be a book, since I'm not going to steer my kid toward looking at nudes on the internet, tasteful or no.
posted by Ausamor at 1:34 PM - 14 answers

September 26

Successful application of Scrum?

I may be one of the few people who enjoy bid management and fundraising. I am good at documentation management, procurement, recruitment, and development. However, I am looking for ways to be a better manager of campaigns and people where we may only have a few weeks to a month turnaround as well as managing the larger scopes these programs fall under which can last multiple years. Would Agile/Kanban/Scrum master training would be a good way to get these skills? Is there a way to understand discipline differences better for their applications?
posted by parmanparman at 11:19 AM - 0 answers

Letter names, phonics and "magic e"

I can't be the first person to notice that "magic e" often has the effect of replacing the "simple sound" of an English vowel with its "name sound" ...can I? [more inside]
posted by KMH at 8:01 AM - 28 answers

September 25

Should I apply to an MFA program?

I have been daydreaming about applying to creative writing MFA programs. Help me figure out if this is a terrible idea. [more inside]
posted by toastedcheese at 3:44 PM - 12 answers

September 23

Non-traditional student: to engineer or not to not to engineer?

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I am standing there paralyzed with indecision. I am at a crossroads in my life. I have held a (basically) dead-end retail job for the last decade. I want to change. I have three basic choices: stay where I am, finish a college degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, or start a degree in engineering with a focus on material science. [more inside]
posted by chaostician at 8:08 PM - 10 answers

September 22

Dealing with Difficult Parent, Teacher Edition

I desperately need some help in working with a parent who not only refuses to acknowledge her teenage daughter's inappropriate learned behavior, but does not see that she is actively encouraging and rewarding the behavior. Worse, the mom sends blistering emails every time teachers try to help the kid. This parent is sucking the life out of me and my team and I need some help. [more inside]
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes at 3:18 AM - 14 answers

September 21

Experiences with therapeutic boarding schools?

My nephew has wreaked major havoc on the family. Would a therapeutic boarding school help? How does my family go about evaluating a "good" program. [more inside]
posted by nubianinthedesert at 1:16 PM - 12 answers

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