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Counter-panic thread

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by noolsy, Sep 19, 2014.

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  1. noolsy

    noolsy 2+ Year Member

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    So there are a ton of panic threads (yearly panic, secondary panic, waitlist panic, sometimes just "PANIC!"), but as far as I could tell,* nothing like a repository for things that people do/look at/listen to to keep a positive/steady outlook during what might feel like the longest leg of this application marathon: the waiting.

    But there must be activities/music/books/cool medical or sciencey things/breathing exercises/motivational cat gifs that help distract us from our mutual plight and/or remind us what we came for. Why not share?


    Things like this guy:
    [​IMG]


    Or this song (holla at my non-trads/re-applicants):



    Or these excerpts from a favorite poem:
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    2.

    Or Cool Spock With Awesome Vintage Car, who is clearly inviting us all to live long and get into med school.
    [​IMG]



    OK, one more song (more non-trad pandering):




    Soliciting pretty much anything -- except maybe application stats (that's what the rest of this forum is for, anyway). What encouraging thing did your mentor/patient during clinical shadowing/random person in the grocery store say that made you extra stoked for doctorhood? How did you treat yo'self after getting out all those secondaries? Or your first interview invite (I splurged on 4 lbs of a strawberries)? What songs are on your "BROOK NO OPPOSITION" playlist? What made you forget to panic today?



    *Search parameters (within Pre-Med Allopathic subforum):
    "anti-panic" showed "suffering anxiety disorder"
    "morale" showed threads about fudging primaries and interview question threads ("moral")
    "affirmation" -> "affirmative action"

    **Please excuse the excessive use of "/"
     
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  3. 640936

    640936 Internally driven

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    Some of this may be really nice this up and coming stressful year.
     
  4. Dr Stephen T Colbert DFA

    Dr Stephen T Colbert DFA

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    The Magic City
    MDApps:
    Here's something cool and sciencey I just found today:
     
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  5. Tintinnabula

    Tintinnabula Bolts O'Fabric 5+ Year Member

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    where the belles ring out
  6. Zelda840

    Zelda840

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    When I feel the panic starting to settle in, I paint.
    inkblot2.jpg Neurons.jpg
     
  7. Zelda840

    Zelda840

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    WHOA! Sorry I didn't realize the pics would be ginormous! lol
     
  8. noolsy

    noolsy 2+ Year Member

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    These are great!!! Seriously, I would get a print like these in a heartbeat, especially the second one!!

    PS Neuroscience hi-five!!
     
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  9. 640936

    640936 Internally driven

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    Love neuro!!! And I wish I could paint; when I get stressed, I run.

    ...and I'm about to go for a run
     
  10. noolsy

    noolsy 2+ Year Member

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    640936 Internally driven

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    @noolsy running is quite fantastic and I find it eases the stress the most for me. During this year of potential acceptance/denial, I stress too much.

    ImageUploadedBySDN Mobile1411394716.992980.jpg
     
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