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Funny quotes from "less informed" premeds

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by TheGloaming, Mar 28, 2011.

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  1. erure

    erure 5+ Year Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    This doesn't really apply to pre-med, but it's pretty funny so here it is. I was talking to my friend's cousin -- I was a sophomore at UCSD and she was applying for colleges in senior year of high school.

    Me: So have you thought about what school you want to go to? Reaches, safeties, etc?
    Her: Well I haven't decided which school I want to go to yet, but don't you think I should at least get into your school? (exact wording)
    Me: Uh, good luck with that (she'd just moved from another country two years prior, so her English was... lacking. Plus her SAT score was 1500)

    She ended up going to her local community college... and she's still there after 3 years lol.
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  3. Hexon

    Hexon 5+ Year Member

    May 15, 2011
    i actually knew this guy back in high school who was pretty humble and ok as a person...that is, until he was accepted into a medical school and then transformed into a complete and utter dick;
    he developed the biggest superiority complex any kid with nothing else going for him at that age can develop with a massive sense of entitlement.

    small wonder, we stopped inviting him to things very quickly
  4. SeminoleVesicle

    SeminoleVesicle MS4 5+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Anything Swiss Medical says...
  5. eugenierose

    eugenierose Princess Popsicle 2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    No callouts.

    Don't be a jerk.
  6. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2004
    No it probably wasn't grad school. That's not usual for a MS or MA program.

    However, I do know people who've taken 25 and 26 credit hours in a semester at USF in the past. A friend of mine in residency did that years ago when he was in ugrad at USF. If you are diligent its possible. But its rough and not recommended.
  7. NightGod

    NightGod 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    I just can't imagine any school letting someone do 25 CR if they were also working. I have a hard time imaging most schools letting you register for 25 CR period-generally you have to fight tooth and nail to get over 18. Unless they meant to type 15 and missed?
  8. Donald Juan

    Donald Juan 5+ Year Member

    May 22, 2011
    So, we're sitting in genetics class and this kid raises his hand and says to the professor, "I'm having trouble understanding the lac operon: so, lactose is required to remove the repressor on the operator sequence, but permease is required to allow in lactose and permease is on the lac operon, then how does any lactose enter the cell to activate transcription of the genes that make permease in the first place?" lol what a tool!

    Same kid:

    Me: Hey, did you get your mcat score back yet?
    Kid: Yeah! I just got it last week, I made a 32 I'm really happy!
    Me: Oh that's good :laugh: So have you decided where you are going to apply yet?
    Kid: I'm applying to the state schools and to a few private schools that I probably won't get into, but I think it is worth taking a shot. Also, just to be safe I'm thinking about applying to a few DO schools.

    I had to walk away at this point to keep from literally loling at how little this premed knew. Also, I forgot to mention his GPA is somewhere around a 3.57, he actually made a B in organic II. :D
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  9. courtnes

    courtnes ASA Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2010
    Stillers Country
    I think the poster was referring to what the courseload will be like in medical school. A couple people on this site have described it that way.
  10. ilikepancakes

    ilikepancakes 2+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    ...i'm confused
  11. wholeheartedly

    wholeheartedly SDN Administrator 7+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    Beyond the Wall
    Yeah, that was my take on it as well, that the poster was currently working and talking about what he'll be doing in medical school. The med schools that have that info publicly available have about 25 credits/semester.

    So the coworker commenting the he should klep out of some of the med school courses is pretty funny.
  12. JonnyL

    JonnyL 5+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    I am as well.
  13. Person0715

    Person0715 Socially awkward 2+ Year Member

    May 12, 2011
    Gotō Islands
    I think someone's ego is showing...

    Am I missing something? It seems like he's going in the right direction. His GPA might be under the matriculant average of 3.6, but his MCAT is good. Plus he's also applying to some DO schools.
  14. SirGecko

    SirGecko Go Navy 7+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    I do believe he's making fun of the people making fun of people. (stones, glass houses etc.)
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  15. NightGod

    NightGod 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    And the light bulb just flipped on. OK, makes a LOT more sense now.
  16. icepeak


    Mar 17, 2011
    Down in a hole.
    you guys are pretty thick.
  17. UPPremed

    UPPremed 5+ Year Member

    May 11, 2011
    While sitting in Gen Chem II workshop there were a few other premeds talking. They were all struggling (routinely) on the opening concepts of the chapter and got onto the topic of med school and where to work after they had graduate:

    #1: I want to work at a hospital that is a lot more like Scrubs not Grey's Anatomy.
    #2: Ya me too.
    #1: Now all I need is a white friend to have an inter-racial friendship. (half kidding half not)
    #2: But you're already white...
    #1: My mom is half Mexican. (he looks like any other skinny white kid, I just thought it was funny if he were to walk around talking about his inter-racial friendship if you would think they could be brothers)
  18. nctw

    nctw "Don't give up…don't ever give up." 2+ Year Member

    May 19, 2011
    North Carolina
    :confused: Since when is a 32 a terrible score? 3.6 might not be the greatest GPA, but you can certainly still be accepted with that, especially to DO schools.
  19. craps

    craps 2+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2011
    You need irony detectors.
  20. minerva3121

    minerva3121 5+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Hanging around SDN too much and seeing everyone's 35+ scores can brainwash you into thinking a 32 is a terrible score :scared:

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  21. rhesuspieces

    rhesuspieces 2+ Year Member

    Sep 29, 2009
    JOKES, EVERYBODY. Sarcasm, mockery, lulz, what have you. Seriously, some of you need to invest in a sarcasm detector.
  22. bambam02

    bambam02 5+ Year Member

    Jul 15, 2010

    Sounds like the bartender at Red Lobster the other night who overheard my conversation and jumped in:
    Him: So what are you gonna do with your college degree
    Me: I really want to go to medical school
    Him: Ohh **** what did you get on your MCAT
    Me: i did just fine (thinking to myself: not another one of these guys)
    Him: Well i got a 36
    Me: good score man, good job :)thumbup:). (Thinking to myself, if I would have told him any score, he would have just been like +2, and this is mine)
    Him: Yeah but I dont want to go to medical school
    Me: ....Why not
    Him: Well im 32, so im just gonna go to nursing school
    Me: :thumbup:.
    Him: Yeah I should start somtime this next year.
    Me: :thumbup:

    I didnt want to call him out on his bull**** cuz im pretty sure he was high on cocaine.

    Also, I think the best pre-med quote ive herd is after someone went through the 5 things you need to get into medical school:
    "Wait, so i need medical exposure b4 i go to medical school????"
  23. NKChemEng

    NKChemEng In vino veritas 2+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Just thought I'd share a story about an experience I had a while ago. Probably my initiation to the world of pre-med *****baggery.

    I was doing one of those young kids' science outreach programs at MIT. For three days they had grad students show us cool labs and we did dissections - it was actually really awesome, and I wish I could be in middle school and do it again.

    So basically we're all sitting there before a brain dissection and the grad students ask everyone to go around with their name and what they want to be when they grow up. A bunch of kids said they wanted to be microbiologists, or neuroscientists - typical. But then comes this gem. "I'm so and so, I'm in the 7th grade, and I want to be either a doctor or a lawyer," in this annoying whiny voice. The kids were all like :scared: and the grad students are like :roflcopter: "those are high paying jobs you're looking at there..."

    Seriously, kid. Way to go. :confused:
  24. Web MD

    Web MD Doctor of the Internets 5+ Year Member

    Either I missed something or you're calling out a 7th grader
  25. rhesuspieces

    rhesuspieces 2+ Year Member

    Sep 29, 2009
    :laugh: This thread is my new favorite, and it's not because of all the funny pre-med stories.
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  26. Grom

    Grom 2+ Year Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    Yeah, must be a troll or a dbag
  27. Donald Juan

    Donald Juan 5+ Year Member

    May 22, 2011
    LOL what an idiot. I bet some of those grad students were premed at some point before they bombed the mcat or realized they were too stupid for med school. I wonder if they all rallied around that annoying little brat afterward and took turns kicking him, because that is what I would like to do.
  28. Web MD

    Web MD Doctor of the Internets 5+ Year Member

    If you're saying my sarcasm detector's broken it's not. I've just got one of the high end ones that let's incredibly lame "jokes" pass right on by
  29. senorsquishie

    senorsquishie Is a girl O.o

    Jan 11, 2011
    My Pre-med former roommate (second semester freshman year): How were your grades last semester?
    Me: Not bad, but I still need to some work. My GPA is 3.5
    Her: Thats amazing! Much better then mine!
    Me: How did you do then?
    Her: Ummm not well a couple c's and d's, but thats not important. Medical schools never look at your freshman year grades
    Me: o_O but what about the Bio Prereqs we took?
    Her: Not important.
  30. Oxygen206

    Oxygen206 7+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Oh my favorite pre-med of them all:

    We were sitting out waiting for a class to start and someone was talking about how they have to poke behind the eyes of hamsters or something for research...

    Her: This is why I want to be a doctor and could never be a vet because its so sad when innocent animals are hurt. But people, you see, do bad things all the time. I don't care if they're hurt because they probably deserve it.
    Me: ....wut?

    Another time talking about personal statements:

    Me: I'm having a hard time writing my PS
    Her: What? How could it be hard? All you have to do is brag about how great you are.
    Me: Yeah..........
  31. ChemistWiz


    Apr 8, 2010
    hSDN Alumni
    back in high school I was tutoring this girl in Calc and she mentioned how she wants to be premed I was like okay I'll bit me too:

    her: Yeah it's going to be so much fun in med school.
    me: I'm worried about getting there.
    her: Should be easy, you only need a good GPA.
    her: Yeah, and I have a good GPA here and don't study I should be fine.
    me: College is harder, plus I'm tutoring you.
    her: You don't need math to be a doctor, and not that much harder people party all the time.
    me: :smack: Oh of course.


    me: So what are all of you majoring in?
    Some guy: pre-med.
    me: Right, but what's your major?
    some guy: I told you: pre-med


    random girl: So I'm going to be an ortho surgeon.
    Me: good luck, that should be fun. I personally couldn't handle the long hours, plus I hear the residency is hell.
    Random girl: what's residency?
  32. Wile


    Jun 2, 2011
    New York
    I don't understand how it's typical for 7th graders to want to be microbiologists or neuroscientists. Maybe I come from a town of incredibly stupid people but I'm pretty sure that when I was in 7th grade the majority of my grade wouldn't have known what either were. However, I do think it's quite typical for a 7th grader to want to be a doctor or lawyer without :scared: this type of reaction..

    ignore this if that post was supposed to be a joke.
  33. Gnomes

    Gnomes 5+ Year Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Long Island
    Several people in the major's organic chemistry lab wore lab coats, including me on occasion. Specifically, on the occasions of the lab using hot sulfuric acid, and again for my final project, which involved a liter of chloroform. (We definitively rejected microscale!)

    There was also this guy who wore a long physician-type lab coat all the time though, even just walking around on campus. Tool.
  34. katarina90

    katarina90 5+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    Actually that's not such a dumb remark...she could have been talking about doing inpatient vs. doing outpatient rotations.

    Inpatient rotations at hospitals are often looked at more favorably for certain residencies (psych, IM, EM, etc.) than outpatient ones.

    Some schools tend to be more outpatient-heavy than inpatient heavy in their clinical opportunities (i too did not know this until becoming a med student)
  35. monkeyvokes

    monkeyvokes 2+ Year Member

    May 26, 2010
    Grand Rapids

  36. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2004
    yeah true. and the time this kid did it, it was only 1 semester.
  37. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2004

    With regards to bolded, just wanted to say once again to you your essay is one I will remember for a long time and you have nothing to worry about. It is probably the one that stands out most to me. :).

    Good luck in the coming year. I'm sure you will get many acceptances.
  38. giantswing

    giantswing 7+ Year Member

    Jan 12, 2010
    No, I will take 25 credits this fall when school starts. I won't be working; I am right now but will be quitting to move and start school.
  39. music2doc

    music2doc Student of Mad Doctoring 5+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    In the middle of a "Why didn't I get into med school?" session...

    Rejected 40+ MCAT Guy: [totally serious] Wait... People get 10s on the MCAT?! (Rejected again the following year)

    Truly Devoted: [right after the program admin explaining that the school is looking for evidence of devotion to medicine, not to their school] So if I ONLY apply to your school and tell you that, will I have a better chance at getting in?
    Moderator: I don't think you heard what I just said....
  40. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-3 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Predicted VR Score: 5
  41. awesomesaucenes

    awesomesaucenes 2+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2011
    There was his one kid back in highschool in my art class who had pretty much straight C's in his classes and basically didnt give a sh*t about anything. The teacher started talking to him about how he was on the verge of failing art, and this was pretty much one of those you turn stuff in and you get an A type classes. After she was done yelling at him I started talking to him.

    Me: So what do you want to do with your life?
    Him: "I'm planning on going to med school"
    Me: "You know you need good grades to get into med school"
    Him: "Im planning on going to community college for 2 years, maintaining above a 3.0 then transferring"
    Me: ...Good luck with that.

    Same kid had to get surgery done and had no idea what it was for. I spotted a pterygium in his eye and asked him if it was for that, and he was just like idk. How do you get surgery done and have no idea what its for...

    Second kid, also back in highschool

    Her: I hear that going abroad is a pretty good deal. You finish in 5 years, you get a better education, and its the same thing as getting an MD except shorter
    Me: Yeah, but you wont get matched anywhere.
    [proceed to explain what matched is after she didnt know about residency]
    Her: Yeah, but education abroad is viewed as MORE prestigious than an MD and people know that its tougher, so i doubt thats true.

    I got tired of arguing at that point and just gave up.
  42. circulus vitios

    circulus vitios 7+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    Grad students making fun of people?

  43. Excuse me....:(??
  44. LeoGer

    LeoGer 2+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2010
    This post, and the fact that you typed "loling", make you the biggest douche bag I've never met. I wish I knew you so I could have one of my big friends flick you in the head.
  45. MrBananaGrabber

    MrBananaGrabber No Touching!

    Jun 11, 2011
    Oh geez this is awkward...
  46. Narmerguy

    Narmerguy Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    Should I be surprised that this thread is mostly full of douchey comments? The whole premise is basically "Let's show how much we know about medical school admissions and being doctors vs. other premeds and laugh at them!"
  47. Pompacil

    Pompacil Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2005
    New York

    That reminds me....I knew this guy when we were in undergrad who really wanted to get into med school. Anyway he was trying for an A in orgo...but only got a B
    Plus. He was a little disappointed, but decided that for the next semester he was going to really buckle down, hit the books, and go to the bars less. LOL WHAT A DOUCHE.
  48. LeoGer

    LeoGer 2+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2010
    I love the word 'douchey.' I'm going to use it, and I'm not going to cite you as my source.
  49. eugenierose

    eugenierose Princess Popsicle 2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    May I forward as epithets, douchecanoe, douchenozzle, douchenugget, and douchenator?
  50. senorsquishie

    senorsquishie Is a girl O.o

    Jan 11, 2011
  51. DDX2k

    DDX2k 2+ Year Member

    Dec 30, 2010
    Agreed. Some of these are pretty funny, other ones (and not the joke ones) just make us come off as really douchey.

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