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  1. minerva3121

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    :xf: I hope you're right, because I went through like 10 drafts of my PS before I finally realized I would never get to the secondaries if I kept agonizing over it. Even after I clicked submit, I kept thinking about possible changes I should've made :scared:.
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    You're fine!!! I promise.

    Also, with secondary essays... write honestly. Check for grammar. Then be done with it.
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    BMEN Bow ties are cool.

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    I think i spent about 3 days editing my PS. had it read by my roommates, fellow applicant and parents. After that it read straightforward got the point across and just wanted to be done.
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    I'm sorry guys but I'm not the best of tippers, as a matter of fact, the only place where i tip regularly is my local pub because the bar tenders there are super awesome and make my time there special. Don't think I can get that kind of service anywhere else.
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    Tipping is a grossly misunderstood institution...

    TIP BOXES were in place to be filled BEFORE you sat down for a meal... as in TO INSURE PROMPTNESS.

    You didn't tip, you got your food last.

    Now, if a waitress/waiter gives you crappy service, they expect 15-20%....
    hahaha
  6. BMEN

    BMEN Bow ties are cool.

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    T.I.P is how my dad explained. And I generally go by that. However, like TMS said, a busy waiter with loads and loads of tables shouldn't be penalized for not refilling my drink when its below the 1/4 mark. As long as I dont have to repeat myself its usually all good
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    I hate repeating myself... I had to ask FOUR TIMES for a clean fork.... I didn't TIP at that restaurant. It wasn't even busy. The waitress was like... what's wrong with that one? I said.. it's DIRTY WHAT DO YOU THINK? (FYI, it was dirty out of the napkin....aka not washed properly)
  8. Whatyousay

    Whatyousay A few loose screws

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    I wish I could afford to eat at places that require tips.

    Filthy rich bastards :laugh:
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    It's called being gainfully employed. hahaha
  10. generator

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    hey i tip the pizza delivery guy!
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    Sometimes TIP is included. I always make sure.
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    SilentSoldier Woke up, flawless. Post up, flawless

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    I've always followed the philosophy that tips have to be earned, not expected.
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    I get my pizza 10 minutes before I expect it... I tip graciously. Otherwise $2 is sufficient.
  14. BMEN

    BMEN Bow ties are cool.

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    So I noticed in the school threads, I am top poster in the all but 2 of the school im applying to. I got to stop :laugh:
  15. rgrell

    rgrell Med School or Bust

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    Today...intern...becomes...RESEARCH COORDINATOR. :eek:
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    That's sort of hilarious.
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    Congrats, bro!:thumbup:
  18. generator

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    daaaaaaaamn son
    CONGRATULATIONS! :hardy:
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    No, keep posting!!! Especially in the TX schools thread; I am trying to figure out when I might hear back about interviews based on your updates.
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    I'm hoping I get an interview offer in the next 3 weeks, before I head away on vacation. You know it would make it that much sweeter.
  21. rgrell

    rgrell Med School or Bust

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    Thanks guys, I'm super pumped :D Looks like I've got to update AMCAS haha


    I have no doubt in my mind that you will man :thumbup:
    Nothing like sippin some drinks with the reassurance of a couple of interviews.
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    BTW congrats on the research coordinator position!!!!!

    I know right? The margarita tastes that much sweeter when you know you've got a shot at a spot.
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    You guys apparently grew up way different than I did...I ALWAYS tip at least 20% at a restaurant and $1 or $2 per drink at a bar. Always. I never stiff tips when a place is busy and I tip on the normal amount at happy hour, not the reduced amount. I have never had such poor service that I wanted to dock a tip, just slower service due to how busy the establishment is. I do not punish waiters financially for having more work than they can handle.
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    Nahhhh TMS, I grew up the same way you did. Always tip. ALWAYS. However, when the staff is being rude to you, without reason, and they can't bring you a fork? Then I'm not tipping you. No way.
  25. Whatyousay

    Whatyousay A few loose screws

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    I guess that explains the couple hundred in cash you spend every Friday...
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    Some of us have a naturally high tolerance, okay? :D
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    I got money I could drink you under the table.
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    rgrell Med School or Bust

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    100% agree with you. This is the way I do it.

    HOWEVER, a pet peeve of mine is from bar tenders. I HATE that if you tip under 5$ at some places (on a 5$ beer), they refuse to serve you for the rest of the night. I ALWAYS leave at least 1-2$ on a drink (even if the bar tender takes too long). The bar tenders that are friendly and strike up conversation - they always get more. But the guys that work a busy bar and refuse service unless tipping is extraordinary...that is bananas. Hate it.

    Thank man :] It's pretty exciting. You know you have a good job when your boss tells you that she "needs to have you published and have more things to put on you med school application by the end of the summer."
    My job, :love: it


    Lol I feel ya man. That tequila becomes all tastier with a little success at the end of it.
  29. TheMightySmiter

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    I guess I've just never had a waiter be rude to me...maybe I'd feel different if I had.
  30. TheMightySmiter

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    That sounds like a challenge. :D Remember that living at altitude gives you a higher tolerance...just saying...:D
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    You probably would. It was that isolated instance. Never really happened again. However, I did have a homosexual waiter hit on me... REALLY hard. I was totally for it... gave me free rounds over and over again. I was openly kissing my girlfriend at the time. She found it all too entertaining.

    Girl waitresses need to start hitting on me. Then I can start dishing out my number to them!
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    Well known fact... CodeBlu was an NCAA athlete who slept in a hyperbaric chamber on and off.

    Yeah, that's right... erythropoeitin NATURALLY! Also did altitude training. So... BRING IT.
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    phnerd1105 I hate chemistry.

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    Pre-MCAT nervous breakdown day before the test: check.
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    rgrell Med School or Bust

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    Where you actually an NCAA athlete? I can't tell if that part is fake...I assume the second part is...
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    You'll do great!!!! Just think of how wonderfully full your brain is.

    :luck: :luck: :luck: :luck: :luck: :luck: :luck: :luck: :luck:
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    Mmmmhmmm. I won't say what sport specifically...you know confidentiality etc.

    But yes I was an NCAA athlete... almost made it to the big time. Then I got sick. But whatever, stuff happens.
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    BMEN Bow ties are cool.

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    Best of super awesome luck.
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    Phnerdyyyyyy! you'll be great!
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    phnerd1105 I hate chemistry.

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    Thanks guys. I'm just really scared right now of failing for a second time. I don't think I would be able to take it.

    I think I'm gonna go for a drive to clear my head. That way I can also find the test center. Maybe I'll go to the gym too
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    A great idea!!!

    However, I don't think you failed the first time... we've just been forced to think unrealistic things about the MCAT. It's sort of ridiculous.

    We're all smart. I spoke with a med student friend of mine the other day... she writes great tests. But she says "Ever since I got into medical school, I realized that some of my classmates are smarter than me, even though I do better on tests. Just because they work hard."

    Keep your head up!
    :luck:
  41. TheMightySmiter

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    We'll see about that! I was born and raised at 5500 feet...did cross country training at 11000 feet. But I think there's only one way to find out who's champ...

    Don't worry you'll do AWESOME! because you are a beast!
  42. BMEN

    BMEN Bow ties are cool.

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    :thumbup: good idea.

    Also tiny shot of baileys in hot chocolate the night before helps to relax
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    BMEN Bow ties are cool.

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    Aside:
    This reminds me of the time there was a marathon in houston a couple years back. There were a lot of high altitude training runner, so naturally it was expected they would do well. Unfortunately the 100% humidity and heat was a too much for some people who have never experienced weather like this, much less run. Did not turn out well for those runners
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    Take that TMS!
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    rgrell Med School or Bust

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    Me too!
    I'm a swimmer :D
    Glad to see some more NCAA representation here.
  46. BMEN

    BMEN Bow ties are cool.

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    Moral of the story is : Texas heat sucks and I dont know how I spent so much time outside when i was a kid in it.
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    What events?
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    phnerd1105 I hate chemistry.

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    YAY!

    Does this mean I am rewarded with a 50Z? :)
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    top!

    EDIT: damn :( It's okay, I gave it to you as a pre-MCAT present :D

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