Any Chamorros out there?

Discussion in 'Underrepresented in Healthcare' started by jinx520, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. jinx520

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Sorry if this has been asked elsewhere, I'm just curious.
     
  2. Bernardo_11

    Bernardo_11 I like Popeye's Chicken.
    Physician 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    37
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Hafa Adai.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. jinx520

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Hafa, Lai!

    You must be my cousin.
     
  4. Bernardo_11

    Bernardo_11 I like Popeye's Chicken.
    Physician 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    37
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Cousin? Hmmm... don't think so. Unless we're like real distant. As far as I know none of my cousins are applying to med school.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. jinx520

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Aren't we all cousins? :)
     
  6. Jacobian78

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chamorros? I have a feeling that this might be a dumb question.
     
  7. jinx520

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Not at all. Chamorro (alt. spelling Chamoru) is what the indigenous people of the Marianas Islands call ourselves. There are
    Chamorros from Guam, from Saipan, etc. The term "Guamanian" can describe anyone who considers Guam home, and since Guam is a melting pot it can denote any race/ethnicity. Hope that helps.
     
  8. Jacobian78

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Very cool :thumbup: Thanks for the info.
     
  9. WolverineDoc13

    WolverineDoc13 Good Times in the Midwest
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    58
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Though I'm not Chamoro (I'm Samoan), my roommate is a half-black, half-Chamorro med student from Guam at University of Michigan. You're not alone. Now, I need to find other Samoans. :)
     
  10. jinx520

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Thanks, and Merry Christmas! I wish you good luck in your search:)
     
  11. DrMattOglesby

    DrMattOglesby Grand Master
    Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,205
    Likes Received:
    14
    Status:
    Medical Student
    heeey im part chamorro over here!
    hafa adai!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  12. ProLogic

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    Upon reading the thread title, I thought it was someone of Latino origin.. guess not lol :D
     
  13. jinx520

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Hafa Adai! You probably have a large Chamorro community close by in California, huh? I actually was born there (in CA), but my family moved back home when I was little. Now I live in NM.
     
  14. JP1285

    JP1285 Pre-Med
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Hafa adai! The only chamorro community I am aware of is my family. lol. We take up space(and a lot of it) in Ventura county and Long beach.

    When are you all applying?
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  15. jinx520

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Non-Student
    I'm applying this cycle but haven't heard anything yet.
     
  16. lolasmommy

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    0
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Ahhhh OMG... didnt know there were more of us out there! Hello, why didn't I just look in the URM threads right! I was so excited I really didn't read the rest of the thread to see if you are applying this cycle and what not. If you are good luck! I will be applying this cycle. MCAT this June (yup that is the soonest available date on the island) needless to say that doesn't exactly make me complete until around July when the scores come out. Anyhow good to know there are more out there...consider we make up < 1% of the medical community (stats from MSAR 2009-2009).
     
  17. jinx520

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Lolasmommy, where are you planning on applying to? Have you heard anything about the medical school on Saipan? And I'm trying really, really hard not to ask you what's your family name. But of course, if you want to tell me...I might be your auntie, after all.
     
  18. Hope0913

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    wow, i've never heard of chamorros before, thanks for enlightening me! And wish you all luck!!!!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page