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  • #16
    I'm confused about what school he actually went to. The article listed "St. James School of Medicine on the island of Bonaire."

     

    St James has 2 places in the Caribbean and neither are on the island of Bonaire. When looking at the island on Bonaire in the Caribbean, there's one "medical school" that's incredibly shady that has 1 google review.

     

    Either way, 'Students at Saint James School of Medicine are not currently eligible for U.S. federal student loans' according to their website. So that's nice we don't have to pay his loans.

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    • #17
      I can (I guess) imaging him blending in with other residents for a while. But how can he date/marry someone without being exposed? Like how does he explain not getting paychecks? Did he pretend to go to work every day while married?

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      • #18
        I actually kinda agree with the Harvard prof., he may very well match at a desperate program or fly under the radar.  Not every PD will google their applicants and the ERAS app is so cluttered with info that his background may go unnoticed or partially unmentioned.

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        • #19




          I can (I guess) imaging him blending in with other residents for a while. But how can he date/marry someone without being exposed? Like how does he explain not getting paychecks? Did he pretend to go to work every day while married?
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          Listen to Dirty John podcast.

          People will believe anything if it prevents them from being lonely.

          Again this guy is almost certainly a sociopath. He's probably a master manipulator.

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          • #20




            I actually kinda agree with the Harvard prof., he may very well match at a desperate program or fly under the radar.  Not every PD will google their applicants and the ERAS app is so cluttered with info that his background may go unnoticed or partially unmentioned.
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            He might. One thing about PD web review on ERAS is that crimes are pretty easy to see. Now whether or not he will report is another story. Any PD who doesn't at least glance at this tab is really not doing their due diligence. I usually flip through the applicants just to make sure there's nothing major.

            The vast majority we see are misdemeanors e.g. drinking in college. Anything much above that and it's pretty tricky. DUI is tough, it's a huge red flag but often a candidate addresses it and notes that they totally abstain from alcohol after the event.

            My guess is that he will just "forget" to report his crime on ERAS.

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            • #21
              I don’t think he’s a master manipulator. I think he’s a dummy. There’s nothing good that can come from him giving this interview. I think he did it just so everyone can see him in his white coat.

              Something is broken inside his head. I hope somehow he can get some harmless job in industry. He has no business being around patients.

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              • #22
                I was just checking out the author's twitter and she likened him to Michael Scott from The Office, said he sent unsolicited email photos of him in his white coat and used the phrase more than once when texting "doctor's orders!" It would be a travesty if he's ever allowed to touch a patient or be involved in any form of medical decision making.

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                • #23
                  That’s disrespectful to Michael Scott.

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                  • #24
                    Simply ridiculous. I wonder if the government can withhold funding even if a residency program accepts him?

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                    • #25
                      Does saying one has a problem exclude them from having a personality disorder? He still sounds narcissistic.

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                      • #26
                        It's an almost unbelievable story.  Bizarre that the reporter could find no one to comment... Who wouldn't remember some random person pretending to be a doctor?  Even for a few days? The  A lab coat with his picture on it?!?

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                        • #27
                          Bad press for St. Whatever Caribbean school. The article said they had a 60% acceptance rate into residency. That seems unacceptably high. What happens to the 40% with crazy loans and no job.

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                          • #28
                            1. I can't believe someone married him

                            2. He should have tried podiatry like gramps

                            3. Already been denied a license in Missouri

                            4. Applied to SURGERY residency. OK.

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                            • #29




                              I read this story earlier and almost posted it. I like it that he said he learned from his mistakes but years later was pretending to be a cardiologist and lied to his wife about it. Dude is pathological and I swear if he gets into a psych residency . . . This is so beyond messed up.
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                              This x100. The initial part of the story was concerning enough. Then add the shoplifting thing, then the fake medical examiner letter, then the part about being a cardiologist. It's hard to determine how well rehabilitation went with all of these behaviors.

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                              • #30


                                Also kind of a minor point that is kind of inside Chicago medicine baseball but there are some odd things about that photo. Suffice to say it was very likely not authorized by Cook County Hospital.
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                                And yet they let him do his 3rd and 4th year rotations there (at least according to the article).  That is crazy.

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