Does posting in the Pre-Allo forum increase my chances?

SoulRFlare

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Oct 20, 2003
658
3
Ohio
Status (Visible)
if you're only posting in the pre-allo forum to increase your chances of getting in, why then you are being disingenuous and the adcoms will see through your little charade.
 

liverotcod

Lieutenant Crunch
15+ Year Member
Nov 1, 2003
2,336
6
Status (Visible)
  1. Attending Physician
Seriously, though, it would be interesting to attempt to correlate posting volume to # of acceptances. I'm guessing there *would* be a statistically significant correlation. Maybe my first published research!
 
About the Ads

Alexander99

Ghetto Fabulous
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 17, 2003
2,361
0
San Diego
Status (Visible)
Research has already been done in this area. Every 100 posts to the Pre-Allo forum increases your chances of getting in by 1%. Every 100 posts in the MCAT forum increases your score by 1 point. Makes perfect sense.
 

liverotcod

Lieutenant Crunch
15+ Year Member
Nov 1, 2003
2,336
6
Status (Visible)
  1. Attending Physician
You're only 8 away from 5% more likely! For Heaven's sake, keep posting, man!
 

willthatsall

Unretired
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jan 27, 2004
2,011
8
GA
Status (Visible)
Is this true, or just a joke thread? Is there a place for number of SDN posts on med school applications? I've never heard about this. Thanks for the help.
 
B

Blade28

Yes, it most definitely will increase your chances. It's a little known fact that SDN is supported and funded by the AAMC. The moderators are all paid employees.




PLEASE note the sarcasm. :)
 

Alexander99

Ghetto Fabulous
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 17, 2003
2,361
0
San Diego
Status (Visible)
willthatsall said:
Is this true, or just a joke thread? Is there a place for number of SDN posts on med school applications? I've never heard about this. Thanks for the help.

Would we make something like this up? When you sign up for an SDN account, you have the option of adding your AMCAS ID#. Once you do that, each post you make is credited towards your total count. If you forgot to do that or didn't see the option, it's not too late. You can still add your ID#.
 

CalBeE

7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Dec 14, 2003
2,062
1
Status (Visible)
When I withdrew from a school's waitlist, the school said that it was surprised because of the good things I said about it on SDN. I'm not kidding
 
About the Ads

Alexander99

Ghetto Fabulous
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 17, 2003
2,361
0
San Diego
Status (Visible)
CalBeE said:
When I withdrew from a school's waitlist, the school said that it was surprised because of the good things I said about it on SDN. I'm not kidding

I guess stalkers can come in many forms (in your case, in the form of a medical institution.) :eek:
 

willthatsall

Unretired
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jan 27, 2004
2,011
8
GA
Status (Visible)
Alexander99 said:
Would we make something like this up? When you sign up for an SDN account, you have the option of adding your AMCAS ID#. Once you do that, each post you make is credited towards your total count. If you forgot to do that or didn't see the option, it's not too late. You can still add your ID#.

Where is this at? I've been looking through the control panel for the better part of 3 hours and I can't find it anywhere. :mad: Can you give me exact instructions? Thanks, this is awesome that med schools reward us for our hard work on this forum.
 

Pontifex Maximus

Rads-a-palooza
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Mar 18, 2003
2,755
6
Pittsburgh, PA
Status (Visible)
  1. Resident [Any Field]
Alexander99 said:
Research has already been done in this area. Every 100 posts to the Pre-Allo forum increases your chances of getting in by 1%. Every 100 posts in the MCAT forum increases your score by 1 point. Makes perfect sense.

posting for better chances
 

WatchingWaiting

7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Mar 7, 2003
637
0
Status (Visible)
willthatsall said:
Where is this at? I've been looking through the control panel for the better part of 3 hours and I can't find it anywhere. :mad: Can you give me exact instructions? Thanks, this is awesome that med schools reward us for our hard work on this forum.

You might want to think a little more critically about the likely existence/non-existence of this feature.
 
B

Blade28

willthatsall said:
Where is this at? I've been looking through the control panel for the better part of 3 hours and I can't find it anywhere. :mad: Can you give me exact instructions? Thanks, this is awesome that med schools reward us for our hard work on this forum.

Seriously? 3 hours? :eek:
 

Nanomed Dreams

Budding Pathologist
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Mar 14, 2004
21
0
Toronto, ON
Status (Visible)
willthatsall said:
Where is this at? I've been looking through the control panel for the better part of 3 hours and I can't find it anywhere. :mad: Can you give me exact instructions? Thanks, this is awesome that med schools reward us for our hard work on this forum.

Yeah. I was looking too. I even checked out the FAQ and the help section, but there isn't even a mention of this feature. You better tell them to add it to the help, otherwise people like me are missing out. I mean, I probably spent 4 or 5 hours looking through this stuff, and not being able to find the place to add my AAMC #. I have to work tomorrow, and I'm still up at 3AM because I got excited and wanted to do this as soon as possible. Could someone please follow through with the specific instructions so I can do this by tomorrow?

By the way, what about all those poor people who don't use SDN? They shouldn't be penalized just because they never heard about the website. Do they get some sort of, like, default credit if they've never posted on SDN?
 

jlee9531

J,A,S
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Nov 25, 2002
5,470
8
CA
fantasysports.yahoo.com
Status (Visible)
  1. Attending Physician
GTea said:
willthatsall & nanomed dreams, are you guys serious?
you guys do understand that there are gullible premed people out there who do take everything literally...

and tho i like to have fun with them just like the next guy...
if they are serious...then thats not good.

you two up there. there is no such thing. this is a JOKE thread. or else you would see everyone on sdn with 10K posts already.
 

CalBeE

7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Dec 14, 2003
2,062
1
Status (Visible)
Nanomed is being sarcastic, but it was a bit too subtle to pick up.

Willthatsall...Wake up! Usually med schools don't care about what you post here, but they do read over interview feedbacks of their schools every once in a while.
 

Zweihander

Billygoat Gruff
15+ Year Member
Jun 9, 2003
20,274
25,811
maximum effort
jlee9531 said:
you guys do understand that there are gullible premed people out there who do take everything literally...

and tho i like to have fun with them just like the next guy...
if they are serious...then thats not good.

you two up there. there is no such thing. this is a JOKE thread. or else you would see everyone on sdn with 10K posts already.
There is no way those two were being serious.


At least, that's what I'm telling myself :scared: :scared:
 

willthatsall

Unretired
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jan 27, 2004
2,011
8
GA
Status (Visible)
I was very serious about it. I spend upwards of 5 hours a day on this board and I think it's only fair that med schools reward me for it. If I wanted I could be out doing EC's or getting clinical experience, but I choose to stay right here and contribute to this board. I deserve credit. And don't mock me like that, I feel very strongly that I deserve this. It's not funny.
 

Zweihander

Billygoat Gruff
15+ Year Member
Jun 9, 2003
20,274
25,811
maximum effort
willthatsall said:
I was very serious about it. I spend upwards of 5 hours a day on this board and I think it's only fair that med schools reward me for it. If I wanted I could be out doing EC's or getting clinical experience, but I choose to stay right here and contribute to this board. I deserve credit. And don't mock me like that, I feel very strongly that I deserve this. It's not funny.
:laugh:

:smuggrin: :smuggrin: :love: :clap:
 

Alexander99

Ghetto Fabulous
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 17, 2003
2,361
0
San Diego
Status (Visible)
willthatsall said:
I was very serious about it. I spend upwards of 5 hours a day on this board and I think it's only fair that med schools reward me for it. If I wanted I could be out doing EC's or getting clinical experience, but I choose to stay right here and contribute to this board. I deserve credit. And don't mock me like that, I feel very strongly that I deserve this. It's not funny.

You can always include "I post on SDN" as an extracirricular activity on your AMCAS.
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 17 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.