Erection during interview....HELP!!!

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  1. KidA

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    I swear I couldn't help it ..... but it was blatantly obvious. Throughout the tour and both interviews at a prestigious medical school, my package was definitely poking! A few fellow interviewers even mentioned it ..... yikes!

    I tried to douse it with cold water in the bathrooom, but it wouldn't collapse ... that bastard.

    I think it just happens when i get nervous. Anyway, since both interviewers definitely noticed it, should I mention it in my thank you notes ... you know, as a way to jog their memory, so they remember who I am???

    Maybe during the committee meeting they'll refer to me as "the poker". "Hey, why don't we send an accept letter to the poker....I think he'd be a great asset to our incoming class."

    Who knows.....maybe it'll help?

    Please advise.
     
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  3. Annihilator

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    Haha! ADCOM: "Maybe this guy will help loosen up the women in the incoming class. We could always use his special talent."
     
  4. Ryu

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    Get a life, both of you.

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  5. Asteras1

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    Lighten up! He made a joke big deal! It will only bother you if you LET IT BOTHER YOU. Learn to laugh a little. We live in a ridiculously PC world where every little thing offends someone else. Do yourself a favor and go rent the movie "PCU." It's really a silly movie but makes an excellent point of lampooning america's increasingly PC fanaticism.

    As a female, how do you take all the man-hating crap that shows like Oprah and Ricki Lake spew out everday? Men are all "dogs", right? I bet those jokes or stereotypes don't bother you very much. I wonder if the joke that was made was about how men are stupid and they only think with their "other head"? As a man I would not be offended I'd just laugh at it and go on with my life because I know it isn't true and was made in jest. Have you listened to any female comedians lately? Half their stuff is about how men in their life are stupid yet men don't go around picketing their shows?

    What if a patient that you were treating offended your PC mindset? Would you treat them any less than you would someone that agreed with all your little views and pet peeves? From my volunteer experiences in hospitals you will come into contact with a wide variety of people, many of which will have views different from your own. Learn to laugh a little and save labels like "sexist" for serious situations like discrimination in hiring or salary disparaties-real problems not little jokes mentioned on internet message boards.

    The bottom line is, learn to laugh a little. Maturity is also about knowing when to treat something as a serious problem and knowing when something is trivial. Do you really think Annihilator literally meant what he said? I don't think he did and I really don't believe you do either since you are probably smarter than that. Ignore comments or jokes you find disagreeable and it will save you a lot of stress not to mention lower your blood pressure as well.

    "Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me." I learned this in kindergarten; sage advice indeed. [​IMG]




     
  6. Ryu

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    Mind your own business!
     
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    Man, remind me never to get sick in California...
     
  8. Asteras1

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    -Ryu,

    Sorry but this is a public forum where everyone can share in the discussions. If you want your own little chat room I suggest you go on to AOL and create a private chat for yourself and others of your ilk. Otherwise, think a little longer before you post something. If you had put down your "new edited message" in the first place I wouldn't have responded to it.

    I meant no disrespect by my comments, I just wanted to make you think.

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  9. Ryu

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    The fact this is a public discussion forum does not mean anybody can say anything without the limit of the conscientiousness or even law. Just like in the real world, we live in America where is a very free country, yet we cannot say anything we want even we have the First Amendment. The freedom to say or to do anything is only appropriate when your freedom does not interfere with others. So, Annihilator, I think you should apologize for making such sexist comment.
     
  10. Ryu

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    Still, Asteras1, mind your own business!
     
  11. jmejia

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    Nice try. It's actually difficult to get an erection if you're nervous--blood priority is given to larger muscles via the flight or fight response and although nervousness is not your full blown "Flight or Fight" response it'll still work against your erection.

    I suppose it would be rather embarressing to have an erection noticed by my interviewers, unless it were female interviewers: maybe they would assume it was meant for them and thus they may become flattered.

    JK
     
  12. rxfudd

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    No one has broken any law. We were telling you to lighten up a bit. And that was an incorrect use of conscientiousness.



    Meaning the first amendment is in place to prevent someone from telling a colorful joke?



    The topic was appropriately titled. Did you think that this thread was going to be about how to ace the MCAT? Or about physiology? No one forced you to read.

    You are going to make one hell of a doctor. I'd like to see your reaction to a patient who violates your beliefs. Good luck with interviews!
     
  13. rxfudd

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    This would make a good MCAT question....
     
  14. lilycat

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    I promise you, not all of us Californians are like this. I for one, have generally been entertained by KidA's posts because: 1) He obviously has excellent taste in music, 2) It's kind of a nice reminder not to take all this stuff so seriously all the time, and just laugh a little.
     
  15. rxfudd

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    Sorry, I was referring to Ryu.

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  17. Ryu

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    Please don't apply maturity as the excuse for accepting sexist joke. The meaning of the message and communication very often lies in the recepient's eye. If you guys think that this kind of joke is OK, then it is. But just to make sure that one day when you really go out and work, you won't make any statement or joke like this. Because sometimes that's how people get fired, get sued, and that's how the real world is. The real world is composed of people like you and me, and some other people more serious than me. So, grow up, and prepare yourself for the real world.
     
  18. Ryu

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    To rxfudd,
    I am not going to waste any more time with you, neither. Your arguments are in fact quite weak already. So, enjoy your time in this thread.
     
  19. caffeinegirl

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    KidA
    thanks for the light-hearted post

    The title on the board was hilarious!!!

    [​IMG]

    makes the waiting a lot more fun!
     
  20. DrDMD05

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    hey kida at least they did notice. i think it would be more embarrassing if they hadnt.
    ps didnt your blazer help to hide it?

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  21. Asteras1

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    -Ryu

    If you think SDN is the real world, then I have a bridge I want to sell you and it's in Brooklyn. [​IMG]

    One of the reasons I use this site is to inform myself, blow off some steam, and relax a little from the stressful process of medical school admission. This thread was funny and for a moment I forgot about all the seriousness involved with an interview.

    Props to KidA for making us all laugh on a variety of his posts. The one about Harvard admissions though was classic. [​IMG]
    http://www.studentdoctor.net/bbs/Forum1/HTML/001356.html

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  22. This reminds me of the movied "There's something about Mary". Remember the advice he was given to deal with the stress of his upcoming date? You might consider some parasympathetic stimulation follwed by some sympathetic output the next time you find yourself faced with a stressful situation.

    Don't worry, I know you were just joking about the whole interview thing. I found your post amusing because it reminded me of the movie.



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  23. Jacky

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    Man, that is absolutely hysterical!! (joke or not) It's probably one of the funniest things I've read on this thing! (Kudos to you.) You just made my day a bit more tolerable!
     
  24. Ryu

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    To Asteras1,
    Loosen up! What kind of person are you? Don't tell somebody to jump off the brigde when he/she disagree with you. What kind of parental education you have had? Geez..
    By the way, I am not offended by the KidA's erection post. All my comments so far is not toward his; they are toward Annihilator's post. Also, Asteras1, where the hell did you read my post saying SDN is real world? Your reading comprehension skill is of great question!
     
  25. jimi

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    Do you guys see what KidA is doing? He always just starts a thread and sits back and enjoys. It's kind of interesting because he never interferes with the discussions he starts.

    Shock value. That's what it comes down to.
     
  26. Asteras1

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    -Ryu

    You obviously didn't understand what I was saying. I never said I wanted you to jump off a bridge. I told you I had a bridge to "sell" you. It's an old cliche' about a con-man that tries to trick someone into buying the "Brooklyn Bridge." I was inferring that you are a bit jaded and/or gullible to believe this forum is the real world or should be treated as if it WERE the real world. That is what I felt your message implied. The statement was not malicious and it did not tell you to jump off a bridge.

    By the way, don't criticize my reading skills because the grammar in some of your posts reflects that of a third grader. There is no reason to get personal. I did not get personal with you and start questioning your intelligence or reading ability. Originally, I simply made a logical argument. Why don't you try it sometime? Statements like "Mind your own business!" don't work well in public discussions. Next time you ask a question or post a comment, I guess we should all just mind our own business and not answer you since you value that so much. Right?

    Oh, and your discussion of the 1st Amendment in this country was so laughable I literally fell out of my chair. Its a good thing rxfudd cut it to pieces because I was ready to read you the "riot act" on that one. (Careful, another cliche')

    The fact that YOU thought I was actually telling you to jump off a bridge makes me think that "Your reading comprehension skill is of great question!" You are the one that needs to learn how to read buddy, not me.

    Perhaps the biggest mistake I made was not reposting what you originally wrote in response to annihlator's comment before you edited it. That way the other's here could have seen how silly your original reaction was. Threatening to report Annihlator's joke on SDN to the adcom at UCSF? Please, can we say knee jerk reaction?

    As for my parents, they did a fine job of raising me so leave them out of this.

    I am not a hothead who enjoys flame wars so I'm willing to bury this now. We'll have to agree to disagree with regard to my original post. The END.
     
  27. Nurse2Doc

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    KidA~You are a genius.
    I am going to use that little bit of imagery during interviews to ease my nerves (beats the hell out of imagining the adcoms naked).
    RYU~let me get this straight~So an erection is against the law? Is it the actual erection that is illegal or just the word E*R*E*C*T*I*O*N? Will I get the chair for P*E*N*I*S? Sure glad I have breasts.
    KidA rock on! You are are riot~too much fun.

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  28. EricCSU

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    This is right on. Think about it men, when's the last time you got an erection while you worked out? Great post though, very very funny [​IMG]

    Eric

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  29. KidA

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    Hee hee hee [​IMG])))
     
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  31. youngjock

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    Good question.

    You should try to wear briefs instead of boxers. Or you can always wear a jock strap. That is what all athletics do, so should you. It protects you, and it keeps your future decents alive.

    Any more questions, please feel free to ask.

     
  32. Annihilator

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    haha, you have more control than you think! If you come to UCSF, one of your Anatomy professors, in a pelvic Anatomy review session, reveal to you that the corpus spongiosus and corpus canvernosus muscles are skeletal muscles innervated such that you can control not only up and down bobbing, but by alternating which half of the muscle contracts, wag side to side as well. He claims it's something you have to work at, to figure out how to contract only one side at a time. Needless to say, the whole class was in awe and incredulous at the same time. The class consensus is "no way," but our prof still swears by his statement.

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  33. RL@UT

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    A POX ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES!!!!

    HEE! HEE! What a refreshing surprise to find some levity amongst all this angst and virtual hand-wringing.

    As a fellow Y-chromosome burdened goon, I applaud you, kidA! (Think they'll let me use my laptop during the interview?)

    As for you, Ryu (yeah, yeah I can hear it now: "Mind your own business!!!") I must say that your replies show an admirable tenacity, even if your reasoning is a bit off the beam
    (can't get away from those cliche' s, can we?!?!?!)

    Thank you all, again and the best to all of you!!!

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  34. Edog

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    Thank god I don't have one of those things...
     
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    "corpus spongiosus and corpus cavernosus muscles are skeletal muscles innervated such that you can control not only up and down bobbing, but by alternating which half of the muscle contracts, wag side to side as well."

    Yep. We got the somatic innervation of the male perineum lecture at Downstate, too. You guys can really do this with proper training! So here we go, a-one, a-two, a-three....

    However the innervated muscles are the bulbospongiosus (which envelopes the corpus spongiosus and corpus cavernosus at the bulb) and ischiocavernosus (superficial to the crus of the penis.) So let's keep our anatomy of the penis straight.... [​IMG]

    (tee hee. pun intended. couldn't resist)
     
  36. Nurse2Doc

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    Sure wish I had one of those things.

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  37. GreatPumpkin

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    I'm sure glad somebody bumped this topic back to the top. It is the funniest thing I have read since finding this forum about 2 weeks ago. I really needed a good laugh, I just finished my taxes. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  38. FinallyThere

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    For further study of this phenomenon please see the links provided on the "Arteries and Veins" thread [​IMG]
     
  39. Glucose

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    This has been funny. Too bad poor Ryu took it so seriously. I too am testicularly challenged but it I took it as what it was...funny NOT sexist...life has too much PC these days.
     
  40. jot

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    that post was hilarious - i didn't quite get where the sexist part came in. but then again - ryu's posts were equally as funny.
     
  41. Candide

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    More analysis...the sympathetic nervous system would also cause kida's blood vessels to constrict during his stressful interview. This along with blood being sent to the larger muscles would make it very difficult to accomplish the interview erection. Kid must have taken some pre-interview performance enhancing Viagra.
     
  42. dr kevin40

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    hoenstly, he should just went into a bathroom stall and took care of business to get his pony down. funny tho
     
  43. CANES2006

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    This is a real funny post. :) Don't know why some got offended.
     
  44. kenfused

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    Well,
    nothing to do about it now!
    What I want to know is how the other interviewees "mentioned it" during the day! ;)
     
  45. Sweet Tea

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    lots of women are reading this thread... and laughing!! :laugh: :laugh:

    joke or not, i'm so glad i never have to worry about this!!
     
  46. longhorn

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    Man this post is a riot! Here is another situation though, What if the person interviewing you gets an erection or starts to nip out. What do you do.
     
  47. tkim

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    I'll pass on a piece of advice I got from an elderly gent:

    "Never waste an erection."

    - Tae
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: this thread is funny, and educational too. :) :)
     
  49. Random Access

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    Wouldn't it be more likely that your nipples would pop out? Don't they keep those rooms rather air conditioned? ;)

    -RA
     
  50. Sweet Tea

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    padded bras, my friend, padded bras. air conditioning can blast away, and it won't make a difference. :D ;)
     
  51. ocean11

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    Well if I was on the committee that wouldn't bother me at all ;)
    I love men.... and well.... ;) lets just say.... I would find your problem 'medically interesting' anyvayzzzz here is some advice....
    for your future interviews.... or for other men on this forum...

    before your interview, in the morning, jerk o*f, this will relieve tension during the interview and qualm this problem....
     
  52. Pickle Salt

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    agreed. flog the dolphin beforehand.
     

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