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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Johnisit1234, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Johnisit1234

    Johnisit1234 Member
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    is this something i should spend my money on? does it look for for med schools (in the future)?
     
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  3. GTea

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    I joined it, but did not participate in anything they did. Its a shame.

    Like someone said on the other honors society thread, membership to these societies are worthless if you're not actively involved. If you become significantly involved, I think it'll help in your application. But don't spend the money if your not going to get involved.
     
  4. Robz

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    It was something just to put on an application for me. Much like the biology honor fraternity.
     
  5. Heal&Teach

    Heal&Teach cogito ergo sum
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    Indeed. If it was PBK, that would be different. But no one asked in my interviews: so, i see that you were a member of Golden Key. Unless you had some sort of major role (e.g., I helped organize their annual bone marrow donor drive at my undergraduate institution), you can list it, but it probably won't make too much of a difference.
     
  6. LP1CW

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    Why bother? Do something meaningful with your time, something to make yourself look intereting. Everyone has worthless stuff like that on their apps. It's just fluff.

    You need substantial and interesting things on your application. you're better off doing research in someone's lab as an undergraduate. Find an interest and develop it. Clubs like that are open to all of us. They just base it on your GPA. It's not that big of a deal. If you have a good GPA, you're in.

    Save your money. It's not going to help you.
     
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    do you even get a golden key as a commemorative souvenier?:D
     
  8. Robz

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    No...but you get a crap load of mail for credit cards with free static stickers in them.

    I take the stickers and throw out the credit card order forms.

    :) free stuff is cool.
     
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    You also get a medallion, cord, and stole to wear at graduation... call me superficial ;)
     
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    okay.

    you're superficial.

    :D
     
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    :laugh:
     
  12. Robz

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    Damn...I never got any of that crap when I graduated. I wanna refund! :p
     
  13. Jet915

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    I was a Golden Key officer so I was actively involved. Don't join unless you want to get active. You do get a cord though but they cost 20 bucks unless you are an officer. I got one for free but I didn't even wear it.

    Jetson
     
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    don't waste your money
     
  15. drlexygoat

    drlexygoat Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
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    It's only a waste of money if you're using it as a "checkbook credential." (ex - something you paid to be in just for the line on your resume). Med schools could care less if you just belong. They want to see substance. If you actually hold a position and/or DO something of substance for the organization, then it's worth it.
     
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    Ya, you have to buy all that stuff. It's a waste of money, don't join. I wish I hadn't. I probalby wouldn't even put it on my applications next time around.
     
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    Golden Key is a joke, but my close friend got a scholarship through them. If you're a really solid applicant, you might consider paying for it just to apply for more money.
     
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    Hey Jetson, what do officers do?
     
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    I was the treasurer so I had all the money:)

    Jetson
     
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    no wonder that chapter closed down...i always wondered what happened...:D
     
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    I am currently the president of the golden key here at U of Rochester (so I would say im somewhat involved in it!) and let me tell you it DID NOT COME UP ONCE during ANY of my interviews. So, even if yorue involved... its not going to get you much in the way of help with the ADCOMS.

    However, If youre actually interested in doing some community service, etc... then its a great organization to join, though it depends on how the organization is at your campus. Dont just join for medical school. I found that every organization I joined "to impress schools" were just a waste of time.

    Just my .02
     

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