The Death of a Scientist: the (self-)annihilation of modern scientific community by Alexander Vapirev

A contemporary and detailed look at the reality behind the PhD degrees and postdoctoral fellowships in academia. The book explores some of the most pressing issues and unique challenges currently facing the doctoral and postdoctoral programs both on a local institutional level and on a global one where multiple complex factors influencing and governing the academic environment take place.The interrelated nature of these challenges together with discussions over certain historical trends and demographics offer a unique perspective on some often overlooked topics such as academic advisors and mentoring, increasing job insecurity, career prospects, mental issues, discrimination and women in science, ever growing need for funding, increasing pressure for high-profile research, internationalization of science, trends in university management,  higher education dynamics, and government policies, backed with references to published research, national and international surveys, and census data.Today, most of the PhD programs have been accommodated to the benefit of the university with disregard to any sustainable demand-and-supply job market strategies, contrary to the original ideas behind their inception. The result is an over-flooded job market and huge underemployment rates among doctorate holders.Infused with a narrative of a rich mix of personal experiences, observations, and impressions, all dressed in humor (mostly dark), sarcasm, irony, disbelief, and often outright criticism, this text does not shy away from asking uncomfortable questions and even attempts to provide answers to some of them. At the same time it also offers practical advice for those considering and those who already have dared to tread the PhD path.

Author: Alexander Vapirev

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Your Guide to Get into Medical School: Practical Advice by Trusted Professionals by Aly Madhavji

It is commonly known that the application process to medical school is competitive. From our experience, about 1% of students who express an interest in becoming a physician during their first year of undergraduate studies, eventually matriculate into medical school. While pursuing a career in medicine remains a dream for many and is considered the endpoint of a journey, many different paths can lead towards that destination.

Given the significant time commitment required for a successful application, the decision to pursue medicine is one of the biggest decisions many high school and undergraduate students face. However, many applicants do not look beyond gaining the coveted admission letter and are then left with an incomplete understanding of what medical school entails, and the diverse career paths they can take after obtaining their MD. One of the primary reasons for this is that despite significant progress made in recent years, medicine remains a “closed door” career. A large proportion of students in our medical class had at least one immediate relative within the profession, which is also reflected in the literature. The barriers created by such exclusivity make it difficult for those who have not been socialized into the profession from a young age to navigate the unspoken pitfalls of the admissions process.

This book attempts to break down some of those barriers. It focuses on every component of the medical school application process. It differs from the many other books written on this subject by taking an experiential approach. We believe that the best way to learn about medical school acceptance is to garner advice from those who have recently achieved that milestone, as well, as from individuals in related professions who can provide valuable insights.
This guide is divided into ten chapters, each of them covering an important step along a premed’s journey. While this book has a focus on North America, we have written this guide with a global audience in mind, as many of the concepts discussed are relevant to any medical school application process. As such, although the key components of the application process to medical school remain the same across various training systems, not every chapter will be equally relevant to every reader. Typically, an application is composed of academic performance, volunteer activities, research projects, medical college admission test performance, and extracurricular activities.

We have combined the prescriptive style of most books of this type with detailed stories of how real people navigated their personal journeys to reach successful outcomes. This guide shares a broad range of perspectives on what it takes and means to be a physician. We are more convinced than ever that amongst applicants who have the academic credentials, those who seek mentors and network early within the profession, be it through family or friend circles, and those who learn from their mistakes are accepted earlier. This book will help you in that journey towards medical school acceptance and an exciting career in medicine!

Jiayi Hu, MD
Manveen Puri, MD, CCFP
Sameer Masood, MD
Aly Madhavji,CPA, CA, CMA, CIM

Author: Aly Madhavji

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Herbal Medications: An Evidence-Based Review by NetCE

Considering the pharmacologic interactions between herbal medications (HMs) and conventional medications, it is paramount to increase the awareness and knowledge of healthcare professionals about HMs. The purpose of this course is to increase healthcare professionals’ awareness of the potential risks and benefits of HMs from an evidence-based perspective and promote the planned inclusion of HM use in patients’ medical history. This course should allow healthcare professionals to discuss HMs in a knowledgeable and succinct manner with patients and colleagues. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1. Discuss the prevalent current and historical use of HMs in North America.2. Explain the need to inquire about the use of HMs during preparation of a patient’s medical history, including components of a culturally sensitive assessment.3. Discuss the pharmacology (i.e., pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, toxicology) of HMs.4. Describe the differences between the process of development and approval of HMs versus conventional medications, and the implications of health claims and therapeutic efficacy of HMs.5. Outline the merits and limitations associated with the application of contemporary scientific principles and methodologies (i.e., evidence-based medicine) to assess the efficacy and safety of HMs.6. Discuss, based on scientific and conventional medical principles, the pharmacologic properties, efficacy, safety, toxicology, therapeutic indications, and recommended dosages of saw palmetto and St. John’s wort.7. Describe the potential risks and benefits of ginkgo.8. Identify key characteristics of ginseng.9. Discuss the use of echinacea and kava, including potential adverse effects.10. Review the use of garlic and valerian as HMs.11. Outline the potential medical uses of andrographis and English ivy leaf.12. Analyze the available evidence for the use of peppermint, ginger, soy, and chamomile.This 10-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.

Author: NetCE

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The Death of a Scientist: the (self-)annihilation of modern scientific community by Alexander Vapirev

A contemporary and detailed look at the reality behind the PhD degrees and postdoctoral fellowships in academia. The book explores some of the most pressing issues and unique challenges currently facing the doctoral and postdoctoral programs both on a local institutional level and on a global one where multiple complex factors influencing and governing the academic environment take place.The interrelated nature of these challenges together with discussions over certain historical trends and demographics offer a unique perspective on some often overlooked topics such as academic advisors and mentoring, increasing job insecurity, career prospects, mental issues, discrimination and women in science, ever growing need for funding, increasing pressure for high-profile research, internationalization of science, trends in university management,  higher education dynamics, and government policies, backed with references to published research, national and international surveys, and census data.Today, most of the PhD programs have been accommodated to the benefit of the university with disregard to any sustainable demand-and-supply job market strategies, contrary to the original ideas behind their inception. The result is an over-flooded job market and huge underemployment rates among doctorate holders.Infused with a narrative of a rich mix of personal experiences, observations, and impressions, all dressed in humor (mostly dark), sarcasm, irony, disbelief, and often outright criticism, this text does not shy away from asking uncomfortable questions and even attempts to provide answers to some of them. At the same time it also offers practical advice for those considering and those who already have dared to tread the PhD path.

Author: Alexander Vapirev

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Writing Your Dissertation Literature Review: A Step-by-Step Guide (Essay and Thesis Writing Book 8) by Grant Andrews

A quick and easy guide to writing a literature review for your master’s or doctoral dissertationThis short guide will give you the tools you need write a literature review, no matter what your field of study is. If you’re doing your master’s or doctoral thesis, you need to present a good, detailed literature review in your final dissertation. Often, this can be confusing, and it’s hard to find simple, clear instructions on what should go into your literature review.In this short guide, you’ll learn how to structure your literature review, how to choose good subheadings, what the logical flow should look like and how much reading you should be doing for your study.Whether you’re writing a research paper, proposal, or a master’s or doctoral thesis, this guide will be useful for making sure that you start your journey of academic writing on the right foot. You’ll be able to master this skill in just over 30 minutes. The guide is written by Dr. Grant Andrews, who has been teaching academic writing for years, and who knows the common pitfalls that students experience in academic writing.This book is part of the Essay and Thesis Writing Series. You can find out more about the series at www.writeyourthesis.com.

Author: Grant Andrews

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Research Proposal: Academic Writing Guide for Graduate Students (Essay and Thesis Writing Book 3) by Grant Andrews

A quick and easy guide to writing a research proposalIncludes a Free example research proposal template for you to download.This short guide will give you the tools you need write a research proposal, no matter what your field of study is. If you’re doing your master’s or doctoral thesis, you need to present a good, detailed proposal before your study is approved. Often, this can be confusing, and it’s hard to find simple, clear instructions on what should go into your proposal.In this short guide, you’ll learn how to choose a research design and theoretical framework, write your methodology and literature review, and present your research plan. You’ll also find a useful template which you can rework to easily complete your research proposal.Whether you’re writing an essay or a master’s or doctoral thesis, this guide will be useful for making sure that you start your journey of academic writing on the right foot. You’ll be able to master this skill in just over 30 minutes. The guide is written by Dr. Grant Andrews, who has been teaching academic writing for years, and who knows the common pitfalls that students experience in academic writing.This book is part of the Essay and Thesis Writing Series. You can find out more about the series at www.writeyourthesis.com.

Author: Grant Andrews

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Optimizing Opioid Safety and Efficacy by NetCE

The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with the information necessary to choose the appropriate opioid agents for their patients, with a resultant improvement in patients’ quality of life and compliance with prescribed treatments. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1. Define terms often used in discussion of opioid prescribing.2. Analyze common myths related to opioid analgesic safety.3. Recall the epidemiology of pain.4. Outline the individual and societal impact of undertreated pain.5. Describe risk factors for and comorbidities of chronic pain.6. Evaluate barriers to adequate pain care.7. Describe the endogenous opioid system and effects of opioid analgesia.8. Discuss the classification and properties of the various mu opioid receptor full agonist agents.9. Compare and contrast other types of opioid analgesics and antagonists.10. Identify pharmacokinetic factors in opioid analgesic response.11. Outline the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) guidelines for opioid prescribing for chronic pain.12. Recall other general recommendations for safe and effective long-term opioid use for chronic pain.13. Identify patient factors that affect opioid analgesic response.14. Describe issues that affect choices regarding opioid selection, rotation, and titration.15. Discuss the identification and appropriate treatment of opioid analgesic side effects.This 15-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.

Author: NetCE

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How To Improve Your Memory In 14 Days: all the tips and techniques you need to supercharge your memory and become a genius by Genius Learning Guides

Imagine seeing a 20 digit number and being able to recall this number weeks later, or reading the list of the winners of the Best Director at the Oscars for the past 40 years and then being able to recite them backwards a month later. Seems pretty unrealistic, it’s only some sort of savant or genius who can do this right?

If you don’t know how to use your memory effectively then this would be impossible. The good news is everybody can do this, whether you’re a pre-teen or a nonagenarian, or a star student or high school drop-out – it’s simply a case of knowing how to.

This book teaches you all the systems and techniques to supercharge your memory. With handy tips and pointers and lots of practical examples, this book shows you step-by-step how to fully utilise the incredible power of your memory. Whether you want to simply remember where you left your keys, or give effortless presentations at work, or the pass all your exams first time, this book will help you become a Genius!

Author: Genius Learning Guides

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Serve No Master: How to Escape the 9-5, Start up an Online Business, Fire Your Boss and Become a Lifestyle Entrepreneur or Digital Nomad by Jonathan Green and S.J. Scott

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Bestselling author and lifestyle design expert Jonathan Green is finally ready to share the blueprint he used to escape the prison of poverty, debt, and office politics that still hold so many people imprisoned. He’s not content with just sharing a few ideas – instead this traveling renegade is taking aim at every roadblock that keeps people from achieving their goals.

From “not enough money” to “lack of connections” to “not enough time” to “I just can’t seem to do it”, Jon’s taking laser aim at all the excuses, and breaking things down into small, simple steps that anyone can take to become wealthier, better connected, more talented, and more free.

It doesn’t matter if you’re already working at home, squeezing in a little extra time after your job, or you don’t even have a plan yet. Serve No Master isn’t just a book – it’s a system designed to smash the chains and give you a better financial outlook and more free time to do what you love.

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Imagine sitting down with Jon and getting a one-on-one strategy session, full of practical information and built for the structure of your life.

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Author: Jonathan Green and S.J. Scott

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