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A Chicago Sun Times Reporter Just Interviewed Me About AMCAS!!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by rxfudd, Jul 6, 2001.

  1. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Got a call today from a reporter (I have no idea how she got my name or phone number) asking me a ton of questions about the AMCAS app and my difficulties with it. I told her of the horrors I have seen :D and the entire story of the new AMCAS app. She told me she was writing for the Monday paper, so keep an eye out. At the very end, I told her she can probably get some good quotes/email addresses from SDN and gave her the URL to this site, so check your mail over the weekend. She then asked me if I would mind taking a picture this weekend with my computer for the paper ("if they [her editor?] want a picture").

    What a week it has been for me. I was questioned by an police investigator about someone I am tutoring (whom I don't really even know), I met Jesse Jackson while we were both waiting in line to get Italian ice, and I was interviewed by the Sun Times about AMCAS.

    Maybe next I'll start getting secondaries from schools I didn't even apply to...
     
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  3. sandflea

    sandflea Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    that's impressive! i'd try to sell your celebrity status on your secondaries. :D
     
  4. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Oooh, now we'll all know what rxfudd looks like. ;)
     
  5. imtiaz

    imtiaz i cant translate stupid Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Kick ass! How weird, we were just talking about it when I saw you this morning.
     
  6. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Sun Times called at 11am this morning - they're sending a photo guy over at 3pm. This is getting bizzare...
     
  7. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    rxfudd is getting his 15mins of fame.... Smile for the camera....

    How did that all start anyway? :D
     
  8. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    No idea, Popoy - I think I'll call the reporter on Monday and ask where in the world she got my name and number from. I'm unlisted and my university has a different number for me, so I'm a bit confused about all this. Then again, they ARE reporters. Their job is to find information...
     
  9. praying4MD

    praying4MD 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hey rxfudd, any reason why we Non-Chicagoans should be deprived of seeing your beee-you-tee-ful face? Post it! :D
     
  10. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Photographer just left - he took 5 shots each of two different angles: one of me resting my arm on my keyboard with the AMCAS log in site on my screen and one of me pretending like I am working on my application ("stare at the screen, don't smile, and move your fingers like you're typing").

    I hope they publish the photo (he said they most likely would - that they don't send photographers out unless they intend to use the shot). If it gets published, I'll post it and the article.

    I wonder if the adcoms read the Sun Times?
     
  11. Col_4:14

    Col_4:14 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Hey Rxfudd, do you think you go provide a link to the paper so we can see it monday??
     
  12. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Not sure if it will be in the online version, but you can try it on monday:

    Chicago Sun Times

    If anything, I'll scan the article (I'll use OCR so it's readable) and post it to my ftp and then put a link up to that site.
     
  13. MoeDaMan

    MoeDaMan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    hey rxfudd :D

    did they tell you how they got your name? and why they picked u? :D
     
  14. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    No, MoeDaMan, they did not - I'd like to call the reporter and ask her, though.
     
  15. Becket

    Becket Senior Member 15+ Year Member

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    rxfudd-
    I had to ask- what kind of Italian ice does Jesse Jackson prefer?
     
  16. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Lemon.
     
  17. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    Cool dude.... Kinda eerie how they found you.... Let us know how they came upon your name.... I think I'm not alone in asking how these thing came about....

    Later, :D
     
  18. Col_4:14

    Col_4:14 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Leftist lemon rxfudd ??? :D
     
  19. Spang

    Spang SDN Angel 10+ Year Member

    "...and a hard swing from the right..."
     

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