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Doctors in your family?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by 786, Dec 8, 2005.

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Who is a doctor in your immediate family?

  1. Parents only

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    18.5%
  2. Siblings only

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    2.6%
  3. Parents & Siblings

    13 vote(s)
    4.9%
  4. None

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    74.0%
  1. 786

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    Simple enough.
     
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  3. TimmyTheWonderD

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    i am the first in my family to go through college....NO DOCTORS, no lawyers, and no undertakers! sorry, being silly. i think the doc in the fam issue is a double edged sword....some schools like your initiative to be the first in college, etc, and some like you having knowledge and experience of the physician's ACTUAL lifestyle that a doc in the fam brings. depends on who YOU are and who you are interviewing with....i heard that a friend of a friend (that sounds bad) was asked by a very upscale top tier school in NY how she could possible know what it would be like to be a doctor since her parents were not physicians! no joke!
     
  4. represent_CV

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    i'll be the first one

     
  5. RayhanS1282

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    No parents, no siblings, no legacies.
     
  6. 786

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    sorry it took me so long to setup the poll. I placed an answer for your cases.
     
  7. Will Ferrell

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    none... I'm the second person in my whole family to graduate college. Actually, the first if you don't count english majors.

    It seems like most premeds are well-off and have their family pressuring them to succeed. To be considered a "winner," all i need to do was not impregnate anyone as a teenager :)
     
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    What about grandparents??
    My grandfather was a poditrist....not an allo doctor but a doctor none the less....
     
  9. jrae

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    sorry, just saw the immediate family portion....my bad
     
  10. dr.z

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    Same here.
     
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    Oooh, can I join your motley club of misfits, too? How's this, my dad's parents were illiterate, too. And so are some of my dad's siblings! Yay, backwards families!
     
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    no one. no one even in the medical field in any way.
     
  13. MollyMalone

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    :confused: Why wouldn't you count English majors? :confused:

    I had to answer no since there's no docs in my immediate family but my grandfather was a physician. He died before I was old enough to really remember him, though. And I've gotten no love from the school at which I'd be a "legacy."
     
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    I think you overestimated my ability to understand :confused:
     
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    my brother-in-law is a dentist, but since he's the black sheep of our family, i don't count him as family anyways...
     
  16. 786

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    I guess I have. :oops:
     
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    2nd in my family, immediate or extended, to graduate college, but 1st go to beyond that.

    Yet I'm considered the black sheep of my family. Go figure.
     
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    my mom, both of my grandparents and aunt are all docs. kind of fun, because now me and my cousin are also planning on becoming doctors.
     
  19. drmota

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    parents are both doctors. my only brother is an M4 at minnesota. you learn something new about me every day.
    -mota
     
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    i think one of my distant cousins is a doctor.......maybe............
     
  21. Peter Griffen

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    My pops is a PA in a tiny town. He does EM and FP.

    Moms a middle school teacher
     
  22. ShyRem

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    Peter, I grew up in a tiny town in PA (when I was there it had a population of less than 3,000 and only one traffic light).

    My dad's got a PhD. I think my brother has a Master's now.. but I'll be the first physician anywhere in my family line at all.
     
  23. neovenom

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    my dad is a doctor, currently a psychiatrist. he started out as a general practitoner in my country (burma), then became an orthopedic surgeon. when we came to the states, he did the psych residency.

    i don't think i'll be a surgeon or psychiatrist though. i'm much more interested in nutrition and exercise.
     
  24. jbone

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    I come from a different background. Both parents (well all 3 of them) barely finished high school. First one to attend any college (let alone graduate) in my family. My point is, do any of you consider it a disadvantage to NOT come from a family of physicians/dentists/scholars? I don't think of it that way. What do ya'll think? :thumbup:
     
  25. OwnageMobile

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    Dad is a psychiatrist. But started out as an internist.
     
  26. Shredder

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    older brother. id say its pretty ideal. actually i dont know whats better, a sibling or a parent. parent has more experience, sibling can relate better.
     
  27. MoosePilot

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    I think it was in college. I have never been a "joiner" and I didn't get into the pre-med club or get really cozy with the pre-med advisors. So I thought my 3.2ish GPA was pretty solid. It let me keep my scholarships and a lot of my compatriots were fvcking around and failing out. Little did I know...

    I think if I'd had parents that had gone through that, it would have helped. MCAT prep would have been paid for. Shadowing opportunities and volunteer experiences would be covered. Yes, it would be a huge advantage.
     
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    enormous advantage. financially, guidance, role model, and otherwise
     
  29. Peter Griffen

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    I should have been more clear :D He's a P.A. (physician's assistant) in a small town in Idaho. Less than 3,000 people as well. That's where I grew up!!!!!
     
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    My dad (IM : USC when Keck was not called "Keck") and my sister (OBGYN : UTHouston)
     
  31. jbone

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    Damn, I knew something was wrong with me. ;)
     
  32. MoosePilot

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    Nah, you were probably just wiser than I was and didn't need the guidance as much as I did.
     
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    As a desi, your parents probably came here straight from India. Therefore, if they were doctors, they probably would have been used to a different system that exists in India. Hence, they would hold no legacies at medical schools.

    Siblings can be of a big help if they went to a school that you are applying to because some schools do take legacy into account despite how unfair it is.

    Oh and furthermore, as you pointed, they relate better.
     
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    legacy is the same level of fairness as AA but far less common. in fact i support it, its good to have families who produce a line of graduates from a school. and its in the schools financial interest, as those people are most likely to be heavy alumni donors. but i didnt mean legacy as being a benefit of having doc parents, i meant money as well as intangibles like advice and family experience with medicine
     
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    Shredder's Indian? When did this happen?
     
  36. RayhanS1282

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    I know, ain't that a kick in the jimmy?
     
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    I come from a family of engineers, both parents, little sister, uncle, grandpa.. I'm kinda the black sheep of the family ;)
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    A while ago!
     
  39. reylting

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    My family immigrated from South America to Cali. We are of African decent.
    The women stay home and have babies while the men work. My legacy goes like this.( I'll focus on my father's side of the family because only the male side counts culturally speaking)
    Grandfather = never went to school, occupation gold miner.
    Father= finished high school, occupation farmer.
    Brother= finished high school, some college, occupation store manager.
    Me= MD 2010,Not bad for a little girl from a South American Village.
     
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    LMAO!!!!!!!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Don't worry, I thought Shredder was a mini Donald Trump caucasian male when we first started talking. I was super surprised too. It happens. :smuggrin: :smuggrin:


    P.S. Shredder, hope you didn't take offense to us laughing about the surprise that others have over your ethnicity.


    On a side note:

    There aren't enough options in the pole. Many people have grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins who are doctors. Those things should be included too.
     
  41. 786

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    Look at the Title, I made it kind of clear I think.
     
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    I am all for legacy as long as I get in on it. :thumbup:
     
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    Yeah, no sh!t, I had Shredder pegged as caucasian. Maybe it was my mental image of a guy "shredding" on the guitar.
     
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    Actually, I hope Shredder doesn't mind, but....

    He stated on here that his name comes from the name of the villain on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. :cool:

    But I know what you mean. I've thought some of the men are women on here because of their avatars of women, and that some of the women are men because they've had men's names or indications in their user name. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    haha, everybodys all for something as long as that something benefits them, thats the problem with special interests! but i dont have beef with legacies, i like the aristocratic aura of it, and it represents only a very small proportion of applicants. same goes with big donor admissions--the schools just stand to gain from them so its rational that they favor them.

    no problem guju, and the answer is it happened at conception i guess. but i am often told that i was meant to be white. i guess avatars and name can have major subconscious effects, for example when everyone thought you were a guy a while ago hehe that was :laugh:

    oh yeah and my user profile has a big shredder pic that gives it away. best show ever. lack of caucasian male status makes it tougher in business but thats starting to fade...or i like to think/hope so. indianality gives tons of street cred as a doc or techie though :smuggrin:
     
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    Oh! I thought the pic in your profile was Cobra Commander before he became super freaky and put on the whole mask or something. I didn't realize Shredder was so technologically inclined (what with all the computers behind him). But I definitely see the samurai/ninja influence to his helmet that Cobra Commander wouldn't have. It's all coming together now.
    I hope being Indian gives me discounts on Dosa. You've got way higher ambitions.
     
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    hahahaha!!!!!!! I didn't even take a look at your public profile, so didnt notice it there. That's too hillarious.
     
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    I took a second look at the title. The main title of the whole thread does not say immediate family. Only the title of the first post says that.
     
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    How dare you mix up Cobra Commander with Shredder from TMNT....blashphemy I say...has 90's Saturday morning cartoons taught you nothing. I order you to go purchase the TMNT and GI Joe DVDs.

    TMNT Vol 1

    GI Joe
     
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    Wow, thanks. Now I know - and knowing is half the battle.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     

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