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Hopkins Class of 2006

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Sonic Hedgehog, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. Sonic Hedgehog

    Sonic Hedgehog MSTP guru

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    Hey Just thought I'd start a thread so I can find out how many SDN'ers are going to be my future class mates...

    Here's to the Class of 2006 at Hopkins
    ... no wait... I have to stay longer. Here's to the Class of 2010!?... oh well
     
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  3. JerBear

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    Hey Sonic, long time lurker here who's read some of your posts and some other ppls... anyways, I've been reading the various "2nd look weekend at Hopkins" threads and definitely feeling a little envious of you guys (I was waitlisted and Hopkins is my #1). Congrats for getting into Hopkins cleanly on the first go! Just wanted to get a post in and say hello to you and the other folks who'll be posting shortly, no doubt! :D

    I suppose there's a chance I could be a fellow future classmate... keeping my fingers crossed hoping things will work out for me with the rankings :confused: Apparently, us waitlisted people may be finding out soon because I called today and the lady over the phone told me the admissions office was busy "preparing" things to be mailed out to us! *keeping fingers crossed... and toes*
     
  4. NineSixteen

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    Hi Sonic! Count me in -Go.....ummmm....ummmm...uh oh, big problem. I don't know the JHU mascot!! BoomBoom help me out here...
     
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    down with you JerBear. I am waiting on the Hopkins wait list as well. Congrats to all of you who got in. Hopefully I will see you in the fall as well!
     
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    9-16,

    We're the Blue Jays. Don't ask me why :).

    BOTS
     
  7. lyle

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    JerBear: My post should read, "I'm down with...." not "down with..." I am the least competitive person I know...I hope you did not take the post in that way...sorry for my typing incompetence!
     
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    count me in as one of the hopkins class of 2006 wannabes! :)

    i hope you're right JerBear, about us hearing soon... my fingers have been crossed so long i don't know if they'll ever get back to normal! i've been obsessed with hopkins ever since i visited in november!

    good luck to all! i hope we can be classmates come fall!
     
  9. JerBear

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    Hey lyle, no worries! Just don't let me catch you doing it again :p

    And daffodil, I've been obsessed for quite some time now as well since my interview in mid Dec.

    If I end up in the top tier, I'm so goona go NUTS... just gotta wait a little bit longer to see. Good luck to you guys and post on SDN when you get your results!
     
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    JHU Class of 2006...I think I could get used to saying that...After the second look weekend I decided it was the right place for me. See you there and good luck to everyone on the waitlist.
     
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    Looks like I'm going to committ to Hopkins as well.

    Any recommendations on where to live? Whats an avg apartment going for?
     
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    Hi Baylor - welcome to the family <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
    Fells Point and Mt. Vernon seem to be the places of choice for living...ask Swaroop for recommendations about where NOT to live (where was that, Swar?) Single apartments can maybe be found for as little as $600, probably plan for $700+, though. Mt. Vernon has JHU shuttle service, Fells Point doesn't, so you have to drive to the far-away commuter lot and bus it. Unless you want to live in a big apartment complex, you kind of have to see for yourself the location. Baltimore changes from high-end to ghetto within blocks, so I would see anything in person before signing a lease.

    Oh, the other option is Reed Hall. Um, yeah, not so much.
     
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    swaroop,

    Yes I was there at the 2nd look. I didnt get to go to the baseball game/aquarium, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

    I'm married, so I think Reed Hall is out of the question.

    Call us crazy, but we are going to get an apartment thru fax/email/etc without spending a thousand bucks (too bad the MD/PhD program wont pay for a "3rd look" trip) to come back out just to look for housing.

    We've tried several places, and they were at least open to the suggestion, and they had virtual tours and pictures on the website. Not the most foolproof way to go about this, but we are really broke right now. Plus, we need to save as much money as possible for the big move (moving from Texas to Baltimore) and have some cushion money until my wife can find a job in Baltimore.

    Anyways, I will be starting a lab rotation for the MD/PhD program on July 1st. I guess I'll see the rest of you when classes start this fall.
     
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  17. Jessica

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by swaroop1:
    <strong>anyways, the only thing that i've learned about, area-wise, is that apparently lexington market is known to be the drug-dealing place in baltimore... (apparently, one of the standard questions you ask in hopkins hospital is "did you buy your 'medicine' in lexington market?)...
    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hmmm... it all makes sense now. I felt, how should I say this, really out of my element when I changed over from the light rail to the subway at Lexington Market.... granted it was less than a block to walk, but not a happy place to be alone at night! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
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    hee hee. jessica, i did the same thing. in an attempt to save on cab fare, i took the light rail/subway to my interview. when i told some students that, they remarked i was pretty brave. i told them it was just plain stupidity. :D

    glad we both made it in one piece!
     
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    Where is this lexington market you speak of? (i.e. inner harbor, by the med school, N/W/E/S baltimore)

    Just curious so I can avoid it.
     
  20. Jessica

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    I think that it is in E. Baltimore :confused: But I know nothing about the area, so take that with a BIG grain of salt.... I went that way again on my way home, and it wasn't quite so scary during the day :)
     
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    Are we supposed to send a final transcript with our degree on it to Hopkins? Do we send it to the admissions office, or to like a registrar's office or something?

    hey sonic, do you know which graduate program you are going to be part of at hopkins? are you doing a lab rotation this summer?
     
  22. Sonic Hedgehog

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    Baylor

    I'm doing grad work with the department of neuroscience. i'm starting this summer in Anirvan Ghosh's lab. He's a very young, dynamic, and blazing hot faculty member publishing like crazy... some of his nmost recent work overlaps with what I'm doing now, so i thought it would be a good rotation to do.

    SoNiC
     
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    Hey everyone!
    I FINALLY decided on Hopkins! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> I loved it on the revisit weekend, and let's just say me and the other school I was considering were not "compatible"... so its JHU class of 2006. Sounds good! So I'll see you Nine-Sixteen and Swaroop there...It was so nice meeting you all on the revisit weekend (hopefully the starbucks line won't be that long again! :) )
     
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    baylor,
    lexington market is a few blocks north and west of the inner harbor. It's really not that bad during the day, and when they're in season, you can get the best 'street' crabcakes in baltmore there. (street as opposed to fancy-sit-down-meal crabcakes) The lightrail (which is our lame excuse for public transportation (it goes in one straight line to the airport)) passes by lexington market.

    shh, I sent you a PM. I found it really funny the words you used to describe Anirvan. I worked in his lab for a little over a year as an undergrad (just finished a couple months ago). He's a great guy, you'll enjoy it.
     
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    Hey Shruti!!

    You found SDN! Welcome <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    I'm so happy you're coming to Hopkins! Hopefully we can find another Starbucks away from the touristy area of Baltimore with a little less than a 45 minute wait for coffee...

    YAY...now there's just a few more people we need to get to a committment, Boomboom, haven't heard from you in a while!?
     
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    Hi all. Reading your posts has got me psyched up about revisiting Hopkins next week (I couldn't go to the second look). Obviously it's going to be an abbreviated version of what y'all did and saw, but do you have any suggestions? As of now, I'm just going to go to class, have lunch with students, have a financial aid meeting, see Dean White, and drive around Baltimore looking at neighborhoods. I hope to be able to stay with a student one night.

    Was there anything else at the medical school itself that struck you as particularly impressive the second time around?
    Thanks for ideas! (Sonic Hedgehog, Nine-sixteen, I know I have already pestered you for your input. thanks again.)
     

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