Jew Power! When I had my NYU interview, I met a first year there who went to the same undergrad college as me. She said her class is almost 60% Jewish. So apparently, they must like us.justskipee said:
I really can't conceive of that being a problem, unless you do your residency in Saudi Arabia.justskipee said:
justskipee said:thanks for your insight SDNers. my top choices are Duke, BU and U of MN. Duke I heard has a hillel on the undergraduate campus, BU is in Boston so thats pretty jewish, and U of MN is so big there have to be Jews. If AE would invite me for an interview that may move to the top. I like being Jewish and being around Jews, my jokes seem to get more laughs at hillel.
Old jewish grandma does a beer bong at Umich:
I have yet to visit a med school that DOESN'T have a good representation of Jews. If there is an affiliated undergrad campus, there will be an active Hillel. A lot of med schools also have a Jewish medical students' group. Check out the list of organizations at the schools you are considering.justskipee said:
Hey jew girl,minnie2240 said:Hey jew boy-
Do you go to Umich!? I feel like the only female Jewish pre-med at Mich who hasn't switched over to dental school
Note to self: don't go to Saudi Arabia. I like how you used the word saturated I think of a sponge that is full of water, but the sponge is a synagogue and the water molecules are jews.dragonmate said:I just have to laugh when I read the posts that say you will never run into a school that doesn't have Jews. I live in Salt Lake City, UT, and there are probably less Jews here than in Saudi Arabia (as a previous poster mentioned). The med school here, I'm sure will have 1 (that being me), but more...that I don't know. The schools that the OP is aiming for, however, should have a nicely saturated Jewish community. Don't worry...just don't come to Utah if you're looking for a fulfilling Jewish life.
Now that's the kind of abstract thinking we need from docs these days!!justskipee said:Note to self: don't go to Saudi Arabia. I like how you used the word saturated I think of a sponge that is full of water, but the sponge is a synagogue and the water molecules are jews.
The moyel in our community (st. louis park, MN) is a practicing pediatrician that is the father of my good friend. I assume they have to be a physician. Of course many circumcisions are being done at the hospital for less religious or non-jewish babies. I got to see a 1st year family practice resident do their first one, that was scary....shaking hands, sharp blades and penises don't fit well together.Jon Davis said:I'm not Jewish, so forgive my ignorance.
Are most Moyels practicing physicians? Or are they just religious priests that are trained in doing circumcisions?
From circumcision.net (hee hee)Sweetlill1 said:i don't think that you have to be a physician to be a moyel... Many orthodox rabbis are moyels and they are not physicians. Though the last bris that I attended did have a pediatrician as a moyel.
I LOVE it! Let's just hope your interviewer didn't have a traumatic experience with a Mohel himself. I have a Jewish friend who recieved his circumcision when he was 8 yoa! Thanks, but no thanks. I thank Gd that he made me a woman.justskipee said:From circumcision.net (hee hee)
""Who can be a Mohel?
The Mohel who performs the ritual circumcision is a person who has received specialized training in the medical and ritual aspects of the bris. The moment of the bris has a great spiritual effect upon the child and therefore Jewish law specifies that one should choose a Mohel who is noted not only for his technical skills but also for his level of piety. It has therefore been the tradition that a Rabbi, cantor, or spiritual leader will also serve the community as a Mohel. ""
So looks like anyone can be trained, but they have to be religious. That would be an awesome experience/activity to add to ones AMCAS application! What a great interview conversation starter.
Experience: Student Moyel
How many hours per week: 1 hour, 5 min. per penis
Experience description: cough cough, it has reaffirmed my decision to go to medical school
uhh, I know many hot Jewish girls. Come to Madison, WI, I hate to say it but some coasties are pretty hot, too bad they're obnoxious bitches (seems like most of them).valedictorian said:
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Thanks anystream, just ignore him, I've already reported them to the moderator. Its not worth engaging such an idiot.anystream said:what the heck is your problem? where did all these racist people on SDN come from today? i think this is the same poster as that chem..something from earlier
shibby1983 said:"Jewish Doctors: Why so many? Why so good?".
your inquiry doesnt seem any more interesting than the troll's debaucheries.tulane06 said:If any of you become psychiatrists, it would be interesting to do a study on forum "trolls." Do they suffer from low self-esteem? Were they abused as children? Bullied in school? I wonder if any studies have already been completed on the topic?