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"columbia, cornell, penn, harvard, hopkins, ucsf, stanford, … those are the plums…"

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by harmony2, 09.23.14.

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  1. harmony2

    harmony2

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    my neurology professor named about a dozen medicals schools and said : "those are the plums, all the other medical schools are the same."

    do you agree with this statement ?

    I was a little puzzled to say the least.
     
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  3. Alfie99

    Alfie99 2+ Year Member

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    I'm sure he's done his homework and visited all 141 MD granting institutions. Certainly no bias here.
     
  4. AspiringERMD

    AspiringERMD 2+ Year Member

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    :rolleyes:
     
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  5. type12

    type12 2+ Year Member

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    I just checked. He forgot banana
     
  6. DermViser

    DermViser 5+ Year Member

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    What about Pritzker? Vanderbilt? WashU? Washington? Duke? Are those all rotting apples?
     
  7. type12

    type12 2+ Year Member

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    Apricots?
     
  8. Dr. Retractor

    Dr. Retractor 2+ Year Member

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    Prunes.
     
  9. type12

    type12 2+ Year Member

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    F###! This is why I'm plum rejected from those schools. I'm so lucky one of the carrots saw value in me.
     
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  10. Dr. Retractor

    Dr. Retractor 2+ Year Member

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    I'm personally aiming for the celery sticks, although the carrots are a close second.
     
  11. type12

    type12 2+ Year Member

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    As long as you don't go to those overseas fertilizer schools, more power to you.

    (btw, just realized your name and icon are perfect for this thread lol)
     
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  12. ciruji

    ciruji SURGERY 2+ Year Member

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    What the heck "plums" means?
     
  13. CW 2010

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    What about Northwestern?! I think it's one of the top...


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN Mobile
     
  14. ciruji

    ciruji SURGERY 2+ Year Member

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    Is that tractor in your avi giving us "the finger"?
     
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  15. Dr. Retractor

    Dr. Retractor 2+ Year Member

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    No, it has its pinky up to indicate that it's fancy and sophisticated.
     
  16. PreciousHamburgers

    PreciousHamburgers 2+ Year Member

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    I'll take the canned pumpkin pie filling that has lost its label.
     
  17. Make Or Break

    Make Or Break 2+ Year Member

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    I want humus
     
  18. type12

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    OMG, it's almost that time of the year too... F###ing prestigious pumpkin schools arrogantly showing off their orange pride.
     
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  19. Cyberdyne 101

    Cyberdyne 101 Runnin' Down a Dream Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Northwestern looks like a fruit salad to me.
     
  20. dirigo

    dirigo 2+ Year Member

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    Damnit I'm tired of peaches being left out! We're legit too!
     
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  21. DermViser

    DermViser 5+ Year Member

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    No that would definitely be UCSF.
     
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  22. Make Or Break

    Make Or Break 2+ Year Member

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    Is this reference what I think it is?
     
  23. DermViser

    DermViser 5+ Year Member

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    What reference would that be?
     
  24. type12

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    Hmmm.... good question... it's quite the pickle... I want to know too!

    Spill the beans man.
     
  25. DermViser

    DermViser 5+ Year Member

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    You'll have to ask Make or Break, he's the one who said it.
     
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  26. Make Or Break

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    I think there is a reason why you decided Northwestern wasnt worthy of being a fruit salad and instead gave the title to UCSF.
     
  27. Promethean

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    So, Liberty?

    EDIT: Deleted my contribution to this convo. I had been ignoring one of the combatants and so missed some salient details. I was still thinking about plums, not fruit salads. Jeesh! I'm going to have to unignore him just so I don't put my foot in my mouth by intruding in something I only see half of!
     
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  28. DermViser

    DermViser 5+ Year Member

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    Go ahead please tell us, then. Don't pussyfoot and be passive-aggressive now once you've lobbed a grenade.
     
  29. Make Or Break

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    Go ahead and consult Urban Dictionary for your reference. You will get a good amount of results and should be able to determine what a fruit salad is referring to. And honestly, I am not mad about anything. I was just joking around. Sheesh.
     
  30. DermViser

    DermViser 5+ Year Member

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    Good backtracking on your part. I never said you were mad. You put disparate parts together and created a picture that wasn't true. Good job on seeing homophobia where it didn't exist.
     
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  31. Make Or Break

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    lol u mad derm?
     
  32. Make Or Break

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    So then go ahead and explain what you meant then.
     
  33. DermViser

    DermViser 5+ Year Member

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    Not at all. Esp. since your backtracked from your original, unsubstantiated implication.
     
  34. DermViser

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    I was more referring to UCSF's curriculum in which they incorporate stupid **** (much of it pandering) in their basic science curriculum in the first 2 years. Maybe that's why their USMLE Step 1 average is so low.
     
  35. type12

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    To be fair, it did sound like you were alluding to a particular incident either at the school or something DermViser talked about, which involved fruit salad in some way. It really sounded like something happened, rather than just calling a school gay.
     
  36. Make Or Break

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    Alright alright Derm. I'm sorry for thinking something that wasn't true. All it took was a little clarification. Thats all.
     
  37. Cyberdyne 101

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    Damn, didn't expect my analogy to spiral into this...
    Anyway, NW has a brand new musculoskeletal institute and it's affiliated with one of the top rehab hospitals in the country. Also, it's supposed to have a superb spine surgery department. Fruit salad to me!
    [​IMG]
     
  38. PreciousHamburgers

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    Welp, that was fun while it lasted (starts putting dishes in the sink).
     
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  39. Make Or Break

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    Derm ruined the fun.
     
  40. Itisneverlupus

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    And which one of those schools did your professor attend?

    And was he talking about plums in research and funding, or USMLE scores, or clinical exposure and practice, or community service, or match rate, or skill of physicians after graduation? Or maybe the average MCAT of accepted students, because we all know that a higher MCAT and a name school automatically guarantees that the student will be a MUCH more superior physician :))

    I kid, I kid.
     
  41. stigus

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    I prefer my plums with red on the inside

    [​IMG]
     
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    No, a plum is a plum. Those are medical schools
     
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