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  1. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

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    I am bored and on a fellowship interview someone mentioned SDN and how he would have liked it if he could have gotten advice from people who have been through it all rather than other random pre-meds who was just spreading other information that they got on SDN as if it was facts about places.

    So, if you have any questions, ask them. I finished med school, partway through a radiology residency (410 days left), and am currently applying for fellowship. I was one of the first people on SDN when it was first started (even in the top 10 posters of all time back in the day)

    And BTW, I think pre-meds are the worst people on earth and I can be very sarcastic, so don't ask stupid questions.
     
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  3. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Responsible?!?! PGY3 Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Good thread. What fellowship are you interviewing for?
     
  4. Dr.TobiasFünke

    Dr.TobiasFünke 7+ Year Member

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    Does Step 3 matter at all for fellowship?


     
  5. CaptainSSO

    CaptainSSO 5+ Year Member

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    How many abstracts, pubs, etc. did you have?

    How did you decide on radiology?
     
  6. Isoprop

    Isoprop Fascinating, tell me more 5+ Year Member

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    title: ask anything
    thread: don't ask stupid questions

    damn i'm confused.
     
  7. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

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    haha, you sound like a ball full of joy.
     
  8. bfg9000

    bfg9000 7+ Year Member

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    Do you still hate Georgetown?
     
  9. secants

    secants about:blank 7+ Year Member

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    What do you think is the single post important factor in an application for fellowship? grades(step3,don't know what else)?LORs?connections?diversity of location/applicant?
     
  10. PistolPete

    PistolPete :) 7+ Year Member

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    If you could go back, would you still pick medicine?

    If so, if you could go back, would you still pick radiology?
     
  11. VoiceofReason

    VoiceofReason all i care about is money 7+ Year Member

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    i sprained my ankle two years ago and managed it conservatively - in the future if i make friends with the folks in the rad cave can i get a free after hours MRI when theres nothing going on just because im curious what it looks like

    is that something that can be done without getting in trouble
     
  12. Hemichordate

    Hemichordate Peds 7+ Year Member

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  13. Gheorgia

    Gheorgia 2+ Year Member

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    But it's totally true. Have you read or poster on the pre-allo thread recently?

    I can't believe I actually followed advice from that thread back in the day.s
     
  14. Dr Oops

    Dr Oops 2+ Year Member

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    That part of the forum has really degraded
     
  15. badasshairday

    badasshairday Account on Hold 7+ Year Member

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    Jalby, will you ever come back and answer the questions on this thread?
     
  16. CptCrunch

    CptCrunch Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
     
  17. Rollo

    Rollo Renowned Wolf 2+ Year Member

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    African or European?
     
  18. AlexMorph

    AlexMorph 7+ Year Member

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    Ya, it's just a bunch of sanctimonious pricks and trolls
     
  19. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

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    thats my point...you were a pre med too. You asked stupid questions too. You probably clung to advice you got on here as well....but now that you are 1-2 years removed from that environment, its "pfff, stupid pre med. Why do you ask such stupid questions."

    You can either give advice to those 'stupid' questions knowing that you probably thought the same thing at some point in your life, or you can join the likes of the OP, and ridicule anybody who happened to be born a few years later than you and hence is a few years behind in the same education that you are getting. It doesnt make any sense....except that it gives your ego a nice pat on the back. In additin, if the pre allo forum really gets on your nerves........stop VOLUNTARILY going to it.
     
  20. Gheorgia

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    There's a big different between asking "stupid" questions because you don't know any better (which is quite forgivable - no one knows everything) and asking "stupid" quesitons to show off, put down someone else down, or to be smartass/troll.

    Quite frankly 95% of questions on the pre-allo thread are of the 2nd variety of "stupid" questions. And I honestly have to say that it's gone downhill in the past 3-4 years that 've been checking this forum - I don't remember there being as many trolls and neurotics on the pre-allo thread as there used to be 3 to 4 years ago (Jalby may be able to back me up on this). I'm starting to think that there is backlog of individuals who couldn't get accepted to medical school (and high schooler's pretending to be premeds) who are now doing nothing but trolling the pre-allo boards.
     
  21. WellWornLad

    WellWornLad 7+ Year Member

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    Can we just go back to ignoring pre-allo? That's one of the perks of allo, after all. Looking forward to some of these answers, if we can keep the thread on-topic.
     
  22. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

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    agreed...


    I refer you to the last sentence of my previous post. Its a very simple solution to your problems.
     
  23. xanthomondo

    xanthomondo nom nom nom 7+ Year Member

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    This entire post describes what is wrong with the entire field of medicine :thumbup:

    Everyone always forgets where they came from.
     
  24. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    Aren't you tired of training yet bro?
     
  25. batiste

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    long dong is that you in the picture?
     
  26. Gheorgia

    Gheorgia 2+ Year Member

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    Yep - that's a picture of him. The same way that my avatar is a picture of me drinking a beer.
     
  27. ArcGurren

    ArcGurren only one will survive 2+ Year Member

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    You just crushed the hearts of many horny young M1s.
     
  28. Gheorgia

    Gheorgia 2+ Year Member

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    What do you mean? I didn't say that my avatar ISN'T a picture of me. Maybe that really is a picture of Long Dong's tattoo BTW
     
  29. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    Yeap that is really me in my avatar from the back. Here is the front view.

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  30. Shadowmoses

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    this thread is hilarious
     
  31. WildcatS11

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    well done Jalby?
     
  32. Perrotfish

    Perrotfish Has an MD in Horribleness 7+ Year Member

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    Jalby's help, a timeline:

    1) "Hi, if you have any questions I want you to come me for answers"

    2) "BTW I think you're all miserable little sh!ts, and don't let me catch you saying anything stupid"

    3) Jalby never says anything to us ever again.

    It's like my surgery rotation in thread form.
     
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  33. Doctor4Life1769

    Doctor4Life1769 **tr0llin, ridin dirty** 7+ Year Member

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    To be honest... he never said he'd reply to the questions. He mainly said to ask questions.... :smuggrin::laugh:
     
  34. Untraditional

    Untraditional Making bad career decisions since 2003 5+ Year Member

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    Take your pick or answer them all!

    1.) From your experience just how important are the objective factors like grades and Steps as compared to the subjective ones like personality, interviewing and practical skill?

    2.) Why did you choose radiology?

    3.) What was the most idiotic thing you witnessed from a premed / MS? How about the most impressive?

    4.) If you could have a do-over for anything that happened in your career, what would it be?
     
  35. weightyheart

    weightyheart 2+ Year Member

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    Jalby, what should I do?
     
  36. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    I'm not jalby, but i say derm.
     
  37. badasshairday

    badasshairday Account on Hold 7+ Year Member

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    Long Dong, just take over the thread and respond for Jalby! He is not coming back!
     
  38. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    Ok since me and jalby are homies, have the same step 1 score, his advice helped get into derm, I'm derm and have more free time then him, finishing residency soon and gonna be balling banging models. I'll step in for him until he comes back. Ask away.
     
  39. shaggy alfresco

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    If I don't want to do derm, does that make me an idiot?
     
  40. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    Pretty much (or a non-ROAD specialty).
     
  41. AlexMorph

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    Which field of medicine will be making the most money per hour 10 years down the road?
     
  42. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    :laugh::laugh:
     
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  46. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    AlexMorph 7+ Year Member

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    Oh Long, you never disappoint.
     
  48. badasshairday

    badasshairday Account on Hold 7+ Year Member

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    LD is awesome. I remember reading his old posts when I was studying for Step 1. Dude is a beast.
     
  49. muhali3

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    ok, srs question LD. Do you feel any stigma for being a male in derm? Do you get 5hit from your non-derm colleagues?
     
  50. Butler

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    This entire thread is epic win. Well done ladies and gents, well done indeed! :thumbup:
     
  51. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    Well we joke around and stuff but no one really gives me a hard time. I kind of fit the stereotype though (metrosexual) bright colored shirts and ties, designer suits, abs of steel etc. I went to lunch once with 2 plastics, 1 gen surg, 1 psych residents and 1 gas attending. I was the only one that goes out regularly thurs, friday, sat and didn't have bags under my eyes. I did miss how excited they got talking about their really sick patients but they wear more into my conversation of how i met this lesbian couple at a gay bar and took them home.
     

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