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Help me MCAT Buddies!!!

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by RAD11, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. RAD11

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    Aarrrgghhhh.....I'm in desperate need of motivation to keep on going. I must be completely burnt out since I'm just completely dragging now in terms of studying. I'm even starting to consider postponing this test until January :eek: +pissed+ .
     
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    That really is motivation! Holy crap, that's like only 70 hours a week for 17 weeks a year! I should tell my friend about this. He's a radiologist here in Orlando. He used to live in Maryland. He works 5 days a week, though, 8AM-5PM and is on call weekends once a month. Not a private practice like this.

    The motivation for me happened this past month or so. I was applying for regular business jobs (I graduated in May with a business degree) and it's so freakin' competitive. Since I'm a new graduate, I'm automatically not preferred to people with just 1 year basic experience. The jobs I'm talking about only pay $28-$35k with VERY little increases. I had a few job interviews, didn't like the job tasks, specifically accounting. These experiences allow made me focus 100% on this MCAT. I will not have a business job, too dull and boring.
     
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    Nice signature, WilliamsF1....just what I needed.
     
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    That is so funny that you bring up radiology. My friend who I work with (she is headed off to DO school next week) shadowed a couple of radiologists and they all thought she was crazy for wanting to go in to it. They said all they ever deal with is pus, lots of smelly pus. For 400K and that much vacation I will take the pus!
     
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    While that pay is certainly motivation to hit the books, did anyone notice the hours......?
     
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    I've spoken to several radiologists for one of my class projects to analyze jobs in which we were interested. None of the radio guys said anything bad at all (non-inter). Maybe the radiologists that your friend spoke to are interventional? My friend who is a non-inter MRI radiologist told me to stay away from interventional stuff. He likes his job a lot like the rest I spoke to.
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with the hours. Currently, I'm at the most popular hospital in Atlanta, perhaps the entire southeast, working 11pm - 8am, 11 months a year making $10/hour ($24K/yr). :rolleyes: Can I have this 'sucky' job working only about 3 months a year making almost $500K, please? :laugh:
     
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    sentrosi INTARWEB USER

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    You can take the MCAT in January?
     
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    CBT 7-8 times a year.
     
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    sentrosi INTARWEB USER

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    New-fangled computer electronical thing jigs.

    Whatever, don't be a procrastinator. If you are unmotivated now...it's not going to get better by then...especially if you're taking classes.

    Take a few days break, then suck it up and get the test done.
     

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