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My Personal Statement...and I Got Accepted

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by 8744, May 26, 2006.

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  1. BostonFan

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    LOL. That second link is also hilarious. AMCAS comedy at its finest right there.
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  3. hiyaman

    hiyaman under the bad sun

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    I personally liked sample 1 lol.
  4. gujuDoc

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    Sample 3 where he talks about diversity keeps me laughing. its hillarious.
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    I guess it's okay to admit I used sample 1 for my personal statement and it got me into med school? :thumbup:
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    Truth @ the first link
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    Oh, Africa, Brave Africa. This PS was a... laugh riot.
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    I think I would prefer to stay home and listen to huey lewis and the news.
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  9. Doc of the Walk

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    Greatest PS ever
  10. wololololololo

    wololololololo ms2

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    This should be stickied. Also, the secondary template provided could serve to be useful.

  11. Tired

    Tired Still winning.

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    Nobody gets it the way Panda got it...
  12. amd123

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    Panda's OP will live on for decades as the greatest PS ever written!
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    lol, classic :laugh:

    you must be going to a research school
  14. 45408

    45408 aw buddy

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    Man, it's been years since I read this, but it makes me crack up every time.
  15. 45408

    45408 aw buddy

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    Now you've got me re-reading his old stuff. I remembered this line too:
    Now, this one's more of a bummer since he's divorced now...
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    Morsetlis SGU MS-4

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    This is immortal.
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    Agreed. :thumbup:
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    Need to mention that you've met the co-chair of the medical school that you are applying to. Don't say which one. "All of 'em."
  19. gujuDoc

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    What???????????? Panda divorced?????? Since when?????

    His wife seemed to be willing to put up with so much for him through his whole education and residency and stuff and the switching residencies.

    wasn't going to post but this just shocked me.
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    dude, nobody would get accepted with something like that lol
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    Yeah, they got divorced. In this thread http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?p=9772726 she comes on earlier this year and posts the following:

    Unfortunate, and a warning to anyone pursuing medicine with a family, though her posts make it seem like Panda's pursuit of medicine was not the main cause of their split.
  22. Tired

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    It sounds like SDN was more of a factor than medicine.
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    45408 aw buddy

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    I don't want to speculate on the guy's private life, but I can testify that you can have five digits of posts here and still have a healthy marriage...

    The blog must have taken more time. It was always very well-written. Medicine definitely takes a lot more time for me.
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    'Tired' had a good point... retracted my statement
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  25. Tired

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    Marriage is very hard. Raising four kids is very hard. Medicine is very hard. Being a "single parent" to a brood of children while your husband is gone all the time is very hard.

    They were obviously married for a long time. No one wants a relationship like that to end, but sometimes all the things you've built together conspire to destory the relationship you did it all for.


    Basically, that's my polite way of saying, "STFU, you obnoxious little know-nothing."

    After everything that Panda contributed to this board, and the generation of pre-meds/students/residents he helped make it through the process, you can at least show a little respect to the family he's lost.

    (Yes, I'm totally cool with taking the infraction for this comment, so go ahead and hit the "report post" button.)
  26. irJanus

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    no, believe me I agree. I apologize if that came off wrong. I'm actually married and was sitting here after getting into a tiff with my wife, so believe me, I know how hard it is (mind you... not '4 kids and years down the line difficult'). I feel very bad for all involved. It's a tough situation and I wouldn't wish what happened to him on anyone

    edit: haha I wouldn't hit the 'report' button for that, I think you're right
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    Sorry, I probably over-reacted with my comments.

    In the midst of my most unpleasant days coming to terms with my choice to do medicine, his writing really brought home for me that you can be in this business and still hold on to your core values. You don't have to embrace the stupid "altruism" (which is really just contempt for the poor) that gets shoved down our throats by the schools. You don't have to pretend that people don't have free will to help themselves. You can have selfish motivations but still treat patients with skill and empathy. There is no cookie-cutter mold of what makes an excellent physician.

    But most of all, you don't have to feel bad for not feeling bad for every patient that walks through your door. This was the hardest thing for me to come to terms with.

    I find it sad that his marriage collapsed. I don't know the guy, never even PM'd him or anything like that, so I know that sounds stupid. But I still think it's sad. I hope whereever he is, he's doing well.
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    didn't over-react at all :thumbup:
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    What he says is true. Being in a relationship is hard when you're still growing up...
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    45408 aw buddy

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    I'm not sure if I should feel bad that this was not hard for me to come to terms with, at all...
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    I agree with the first poster. Ballsy. I didn't care for it, but admissions will. Well done.
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    Not sure if serious.

    But glad for the bump, I hadn't read this in a long time it was just as funny now.
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    Bellissimo! Had me rolling.
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    Hesus christ, that was funny....
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    May i use this as a template for my future PS?
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    I don't care if it wasn't submitted.

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    I decided to bump this. Absolutely hilarious. Definitely gave me a much needed laugh!
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    Read some of PB's posts. Gives a nice view of medicine from the ER. And the post was hilarious.
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    “And Why, Mbuto, is the air-conditioning on my Land Rover broken again?”

    “One thousand pardons, Sahib, but the parts have not arrived.”




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    Wow... reading the posts made by PB's wife was very difficult for me to digest. Her posts were the first that I have ever read concerning the other side of a spousal relationship where one is a physician and one is a stay-at-home parent.

    If you are reading this PB's wife. I hope you have found some ounce of closure since your divorce. And hope you realize that by talking about your situation, it has made me realize how important it is not to neglect the truly important individuals in one's life.

    I can't help but feel how ironic all of this is.
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    I am from the dental forum. I must give my props this essay. The best EVER!
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    I support this bump. Panda Bear is an inspiration.

    And I love this quote:

    "In fact, during a stint in a Doctors Without Borders spin-off chapter I learned the true meaning of underserved while staffing a mall health care pavilion in La Jolla, California."

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111eleven111111111one :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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    This was bumped perfectly to coincide with the medical missions thread...
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    I just thought you were pandering and trying to be diverse as popular..after all, being diverse is the most important thing ( to many adcoms)...I'm not anti-diverse...im serious..
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    Luckily I read this before I started writing my PS, or I probably would have used one of my "Driving through the African bush" stories. I do have some good ones, such as the time I chauffeured an overdue pregnant woman over the worst road I've ever seen, but I knew I could never top Panda's.
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    I just read the original post, and I have to say that it is EPIC. LOL.
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    It's been a year since this thread has reached the top. I think all you young folks could use a lesson in personal statement writing.
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    TooMuchResearch i'm goin' to Kathmandu... Lifetime Donor

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    Agree.

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