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  • Ghetto
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    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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  • MPMD
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    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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  • MPMD
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    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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  • loeffy
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    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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  • DCdoc
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    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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  • Nysoz
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    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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  • docnews
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    At least he has passion...

    But I hope it's for caring for patients and not just the title.

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  • Lordosis
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    Litwin also drew the attention of a pharmacist when he forged prescriptions for cough remedies and tranquilizers in the name of another UCLA physician who shared his surname

     

    I know the article says this is a misdemeanor but is that correct?  You would think forging prescriptions alone would be enough to bar him from any medical school.

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  • Bdoc
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    The scary part is you don't need a residency to call yourself a doctor. All you need is for a medical school to graduate you. This scenario seems very risky and wildly inappropriate for this medical school. I know of people who could not match but are able to work under a physician that finished residency and is accredited. This person gets paid less than an actual physician but tells patients he is an M.D(which is technically true). All of which is completely legal but seems very sketchy.

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  • MPMD
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    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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    That was exactly what I picked up on. It's written almost like a redemption story and then there's this off-hand note about how he lied to his wife about being a cardiologist.

    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.

    The fact that he allowed this story to be written also shows unbelievably poor judgement as it details exactly what he did when he impersonated a doc. Scene: he somehow manages to get a residency interview, PD gets a weird vibe, turns to his computer and googles "Adam Litwin MD."

    I know there are some actual psychiatrists on here but to this arm chair psychiatrist this person has a personality disorder.

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  • The White Coat Investor
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    Three huge strikes against him. Doubt he ever matches.

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  • Panscan
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    Truly lmao at Harvard professor saying the thing most preventing dude from matching is the fact he went to foreign med school.

    Not it couldn't be the fact be lied about being a doctor, falsely treated patients and then lied about it, that he lied to other peolle about being a physician, even recently, or that he forged documentation about his behavior. It couldn't be any of that.

    How does the surgery program director not know there is a dude running around the hospital for months claiming to be a resident? None of the other residents would have approached the PD and been like "oh hey I see we got a new resident."

    It's also hilarious he claims he rounded for months and never touched a patient or rendered medical care. Okie doke I'm sure

    Might be the first time I've read of a state medical board doing the appropriate action.

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  • redsand
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    Somehow I think he’ll be on the other end of my “peer to peer” conversation with insurers in the near future.
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    Can physicians do peer-to-peer conversations without residency training? Seems like they wouldn't be a peer to a fully licensed physician. Just wondering.

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  • ticker
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    I read the story earlier today, also.  I don't believe that school is accredited.  If so, it would make some sense of why

    1. It's cheaper than most.

    2. They would accept him.

    If not accredited, I don't believe his loans would be issued/guaranteed by the US government.

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  • wideopenspaces
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    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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