High school journal output and ivy league acceptances..

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  1. aegistitan

    aegistitan SDN Bronze Donor Bronze Donor 2+ Year Member

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    I was wondering what you guys thought of this thread:

    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/journal-targets-increasing-your-research-output.1073599/

    I was wondering how applicable publishing in Journals such as F1000, PloS one would be as a high school student gunning for that ivy league acceptance. Residency PD's obviously will see through mediocre work, as would medical school adcoms, but I was wondering whether or not just being able to publish something in a journal would be more than enough for college acceptances. When I was in high school it seemed as though the kids who were publishing were getting those competitive acceptances (although they were publishing in math journals to which I have no idea anything about prestige), but now that I am beginning to understand the game of publications I was wondering what its applicability to high school students would be...

    The reason I ask is because I'm curious as to how the application process continues to grow more competitive every year, it's interesting to me for some reason
     
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    aegistitan SDN Bronze Donor Bronze Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Yeah I realize it's a ridiculous concept, but I'm having trouble understanding how else high school kids can set themselves apart and "be unique", this at least seems to be applicable
     
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