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Just for the sake of humor, I'm going to ask for quotes and song lyrics of how you would describe the Med School application process. I'd like to start:

"This is not my idea of a good time" - Garbage, Not My Idea.
 

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"I can't get no satisfaction" -Rolling Stones, Satisfaction
 
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"I had a dream my life would be...so different from this hell I'm living..."

-Les Miserables, "I Dreamed a Dream"
 

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"i would try medicine but I don't have the patients" (or something like that)

-Common
 

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Turn down the lights, turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me, tell me no lies
Just hold me close, dont patronize - dont patronize me

cause I cant make you love me if you dont
You cant make your heart feel something it wont
Here in the dark, in these lonely hours
I will lay down my heart and Ill feel the power
But you wont, no you wont
cause I cant make you love me, if you dont

Ill close my eyes, then I wont see
The love you dont feel when youre holding me
Morning will come and Ill do whats right
Just give me till then to give up this fight
And I will give up this fight

cause I cant make you love me if you dont
You cant make your heart feel something it wont
Here in the dark, in these lonely hours
I will lay down my heart and Ill feel the power
But you wont, no you wont
cause I cant make you love me, if you dont
 

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"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt
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Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910
 

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Pretty much anything from www.despair.com
ambition.jpg
 

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From a music standpoint:
-"Woke up this mornin' got myself a gun, momma always said I'd be the chosen one, one in a million, born to shine, I was born under a bad sign with a blue moon in my eye." - "Woke Up This Morning"- Leonard Cohen

"Bestrafe mich
bestrafe mich
Stroh wird Gold
und Gold wird Stein
deine Größe macht mich klein
du darfst mein Bestrafer sein

Der Herrgott nimmt
der Herrgott gibt

Bestrafe mich
bestrafe mich
du meinst ja
und ich denk nein
schließ mich ein in dein Gebet
bevor der Wind noch kälter weht

Deine Größe macht mich klein
du darfst mein Bestrafer sein
du darfst mein Bestrafer sein

Deine Größe macht mich klein
du darfst mein Bestrafer sein
deine Größe macht ihn klein
du wirst meine Strafe sein
Der Herrgott nimmt
der Herrgott gibt
doch gibt er nur dem
den er auch liebt
bestrafe mich

ROUGH ENGLISH TRANSLATION:
Punish me
punish me
straw turned to gold
and gold turned to stone
your size makes me small
you can be my punisher

The lord takes
the lord gives

Punish me
punish me
you say yes
and I think no
include me in your prayer
before the wind blows even colder

Your size makes me small
you can be my punisher
you can be my punisher

Your size makes me small
you can be my punisher
your size makes him small
you will be my punishment
The lord takes
the lord gives
but he only give to those
only those he loves
punish me

-"Bestrafe Mich"- Rammstein
 

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Ah! I was going to post that Les Miz quote! Well done. That, and the ambition one really amuses me too. lol. But yes, my more romantically themed contribution to this thread and more specifically, to the adcoms:

"Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths,
Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
-YB Yeats

(or, "DOOON'T STOP, BELIIIIIIVIN'" - Journey :p)
 
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Turn down the lights, turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me, tell me no lies
Just hold me close, dont patronize - dont patronize me

cause I cant make you love me if you dont
You cant make your heart feel something it wont
Here in the dark, in these lonely hours
I will lay down my heart and Ill feel the power
But you wont, no you wont
cause I cant make you love me, if you dont

Ill close my eyes, then I wont see
The love you dont feel when youre holding me
Morning will come and Ill do whats right
Just give me till then to give up this fight
And I will give up this fight

cause I cant make you love me if you dont
You cant make your heart feel something it wont
Here in the dark, in these lonely hours
I will lay down my heart and Ill feel the power
But you wont, no you wont
cause I cant make you love me, if you dont

ROFL :laugh: I'm listening to that exact song right now and thinking about how apropos it is to the application process.
 

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For all those California applicants:

She said I think I'll go to Boston...
I think I'll start a new life,
I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name,
I'll get out of California, I'm tired of the weather
~Augustana

:D
 

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Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are.
I had to find you, tell you I need you,
Tell you I set you apart.

Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions,
Oh lets go back to the start.
Running in circles, Comin' up Tails
Heads on a science apart.

Nobody said it was easy,
It's such a shame for us to part.
Nobody said it was easy,
No one ever said it would be this hard.

Oh take me back to the start.

I was just guessin' at numbers and figures,
Pulling your puzzles apart.
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart.

And tell me you love me, come back and haunt me
Oh and I rush to the start.
Runnin' in circles, Chasin' up Tails
Comin' back as we are

Nobody said it was easy,
Oh it's such a shame for us to part.
Nobody said it was easy,
No one ever said it would be so hard.

I'm goin' back to the start.

~Coldplay - The Scientist~
 

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Don't break my heart. Don't walk away.

- Emmy Rossum, "Don't Break my Heart"
 

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Waaaaaaayne, wait for me

- Chantal Kreviazuk, "Wayne"

(I'm on the waitlist at Wayne State)
 

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O <---- This is your a$$

O <---- This is how your a$$ feels after the application cycle :smuggrin: :smuggrin:

:laugh: LMAO - that's a good one.

Here's a good one...from the pistol's very last show...

"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" - No Fun, John Lydon
 
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"All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise." -Beatles

"Its been emotional." - Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

"Smile pretty and watch your back." -Ani Difranco

"The medical school applications process is like Russian roulette - with more bullets." -me
 

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"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

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That quote is perfect. I don't know if it is because I am in the military or if I just like what it can mean to any different person but it does represent how this process feels. A battle of will and resolve.
 

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many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.

- proverbs 19:21
 

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excerpt from a Song:

It wasn't easy but it was worth it
 

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Bon Jovi
"Goin' down in a blaze of glory"

"Cause ya gotta have faith...oooh gotta have faith" ~George Michael (or the limp bizkit (sp?) version- depends on the day)
 

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Born under a bad sign
I've been down since I began to crawl
If it wasn't for bad luck
I wouldn't have no luck at all.


--Eric Clapton
 

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"You don't remember me but I remember you
I lie awake and try so hard not to think of you
But who can decide what they dream?
And dream I do..."

(Taking over me by Evanescence)

This is funny but I seriously thought about med school when I heard this song. Haha :laugh:
 
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Mr. Garrison: How would you like to go see the school counselor?
Cartman: How would you like to suck my balls?
Mr. Garrison: What did you just say?!
Cartman: Oh, I'm sorry (Clears throat and pulls out megaphone), actually what I said was, "How would you like to suck my balls, Mr. Garrison?"
 

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For now, all I have is this quote from one of the greatest shows to turn terribly, terribly bad.

“I never thought it was humanly possible, but this both sucks and blows.” - Bart Simpson :laugh:
 

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Embarrassed with failure, I try to reverse
The course that my tread had already traversed
So doing the trauma engulfing my dream
Invaded through what was an unguarded seam
The torrent of helplessness swept me away
To the cavern of shame and the hall of dismay
Inside me a voice was repeating this phrase:
"You've lost it, you'll never get out of this maze"
~Phish
 

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"if it takes **** to feel bliss, well then I feel pretty blissfully"--modest mouse

or my personal fave for worse song ever and can be twisted for all the hours of staring at status pages, phone status checks, and waiting on the call

Can we get connected?
I need some love and affection, baby
I'll call you on the phone
I hope that I get through
If you're in the mood and on the phone,
here's what you do: leave a message
You know the kind I like to get back to

Chorus
Digital, digital get down (get down) just you and me
(You may be) Twenty thousand miles away, but I can see ya
And baby, baby you can see me
Digital, digital get down (get down) just what we need
We can get together naturally
(We can) We can get together on the digital screen
 

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"I believe in desperate acts, the kind that make me look stupid."

-Jawbreaker, Ache
 

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The last sentence from this amazing movie is how I feel every time there is an ambiguous statement on a status page.


Peter Gibbons: Our high school guidance counselor used to ask us what you'd do if you had a million dollars and you didn't have to work. And invariably what you'd say was supposed to be your career. So, if you wanted to fix old cars then you're supposed to be an auto mechanic.

Samir: So what did you say?

Peter Gibbons: I never had an answer. I guess that's why I'm working at Initech.

Michael Bolton: No, you're working at Initech because that question is bull**** to begin with. If everyone listened to her, there'd be no janitors, because no one would clean s*** up if they had a million dollars.

Samir: You know what I would do if I had a million dollars? I would invest half of it in low risk mutual funds and then take the other half over to my friend Asadulah who works in securities...

Michael Bolton: Samir, you're missing the point. The point of the exercise is that you're supposed to figure out what you would want to do if...
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Michael Bolton: "PC Load Letter"? What the f*** does that mean?
 

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Here Comes The Sun
(George Harrison)

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it's all right
Little darlin' it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darlin' it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it's all right
Little darlin' the smiles returning to their faces
Little darlin' it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it's all right
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Little darlin' I feel the ice is slowly meltin'
Little darlin' it seems like years since it's been clear
Here come the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it's all right
Here come the sun, here comes the sun
It's all right, it's all right
 

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Heartbreaker, you got the best of me
But I just keep on coming back incessantly
Oh why, did you have to run your game on me
I should have known right from the start
You'd go and break my heart


Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey
 

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200 More Miles
(Michael Timmins )

Atlanta's a distant memory, Montgomery a recent blur
and Tulsa burns on the desert floor like a signal fire.

I got Willie on the radio, a dozen things on my mind
and number one is fleshing out these dreams of mine.

I've got 200 more miles
of rain asphalt and light before I sleep
but there'll be no warm sheets
or welcoming arms to fall into tonight.

In Nashville there is a lighter in a case for all to see
it speaks of dreams and heartaches left unsung.

And in the corner stands a guitar
and lonesome words scrawled in a drunken hand.
I'm traveling paths, travelled hard before
and I'm beginning to understand.

That I've got 200 more miles
of rain asphalt and light before I sleep
but there'll be no warm sheets
or welcoming arms to fall into tonight.

You say that I am crazy, my life wasting on this road
that time will find my dreams - scattered dead and cold.

But ahead there is a light
drawing me to reach an end
and when I reach there, I'll turn back
and you and I can begin again.

I've got 200 more miles
of rain asphalt and light before I sleep
but there'll be no warm sheets
or welcoming arms to fall into tonight.

I've got 200 more miles
of rain asphalt and light before I sleep
but I wouldn't trade all your golden tomorrow's
for one hour of this night.

Atlanta's a distant memory, Montgomery a recent blur
and Tulsa burns on the desert floor - like a signal fire.
 

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Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

- Dylan Thomas
 

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"Faith of the Heart" by Rod Stewart

A quote I heard from someone about applying, "Every rejection is like watching all your dreams be crushed." :(

Strangely enough, watching Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric" makes me feel like my soul is slowly dying.
 

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"When all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through"
- All American Rejects Move Along
 

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They dedicate their lives
To running all of his
He tries to please them all
This bitter man he is
Throughout his life the same
Hes battled constantly
This fight he cannot win
A tired man they see no longer cares
The old man then prepares
To die regretfully
That old man here is me

What Ive felt
What Ive known
Never shined through in what Ive shown
Never be
Never see
Wont see what might have been


What Ive felt
What Ive known
Never shined through in what Ive shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub the unforgiven
 
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