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Curious about BS

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by kutastha, Sep 29, 2001.

  1. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2001
    Okay, I've always wondered, and now I just can't hold back anymore... I've been reading SDN for some time now, and I guess I have learned to take what I read with a grain of salt. Now with all the interview talk, and the gpa and MCAT results, I want to pose this question to the forum: How much of what you think is posted is true and how much is BS?

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  3. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    Why would people lie? There is no point to it on a forum with unknown people.
  4. sandflea

    sandflea Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 23, 2001
    i think one should take advice from *any* stranger with a grain of salt. that said, my impression is that people on this board are, overall, very genuine. i know that everything that i've posted is true. this forum is a far cry from the PR board and that is why i continue to read and post here.
  5. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A. 10+ Year Member

    Kutastha: hey that rolls from the back of your mouth off your tongue. Nice name! :D

    Last year when I started reading this board (long before I felt insightful enough to post) I too was hesistant to believe the things posted. The main reason was b-cuz of TPR boards, but also because the stats of those who DID post seemed so high.

    The reason was that I didn't KNOW any people like them at my school. Through all kinds of activities/classes, I've met a large number of pre-meds and until the end of my Jr. year I only met one that had >31 MCAT. So these were still all 'fictional' characters to me anyway ;)

    My conclusion is that these people tend to be more confident in their app than those that did NOT do as well on the MCAT or are a few weeks behind in the app process or for whatever reason feel inadequate relative to the big dogs posting here. So although a majority of these posts are real/not bragging, they do not represent the avg SDN reader, let alone the average applicant. What's everyone else think?
  6. Loki

    Loki Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 9, 2001
    Yeah, I have to say that the personalities as reflected in the posts kinda indicates higher caliber premed students. Bull, my experience is not unlike yours as I don't know too many outstanding applicants. On this board, however, you can find them. It is good to be associated with them as they are very helpful people.

    Yes, that includes you Andrew. (your not BSing us are ya?)
  7. TwoSteveSquared

    TwoSteveSquared Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    Los Angeles
    If you think about it, how many premeds are anal enough to post on a computer board for premeds?

    I post here, so no offense to anyone, but I think this forum is over represented by gunners, just because of what it is, a premed forum.
  8. aisha

    aisha Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    Irvine, CA
    I agree with usef!
  9. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2001
    The Big House
    Like two-dawg said, this place is gunner central. I bet there's 250 kids reading this post right now, with 38s, 3.9s, 4 papers, going " he talking about me?" And yes, I am. Most people here are on top of the game, and many are looking to stroke themselves that they're *so* on top of it. As for me, ummm...i'm here for the women, that's it..the women. --Trek
  10. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2001
    The Big House
    Cool- that last rant was my "senior member post". Time to get my boys Jack Daniels and Ron Bacardi and do a little celebrating :)
  11. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    Yes, the women are the only reason I am here too!

    Hell...I'm not even applying this year!

    Wait a second...I'm not even PRE-MED!!!!

    I am actually a 25 year old computer programmer and I fear I may be losing my job I am looking for a female doc who will be able to support me when the time comes.

    Oh yea..everything I have ever's a lie. Basically, I just have low self esteem and I needed people to say congratulations to me so I could feel happy again. Thanks for the ride folks.

    I am off to make more pop-ups for the sites most frequented by everyone on SDN.
  12. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    I mean..come on!

    If you believe everything a giant talking dog says...

    then you should really not become a doctor...

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