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How to forget AMCAS ID

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by soco, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. soco

    soco 5+ Year Member

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    Having put in my AMCAS ID hundreds of times on application status sites and forms, that 8 digit number plagues my dreams. In math class I am drawn to numbers that it resembles, as if it was calling me. In physics, I scramble through pi, looking for it to appear. I recite it now like the Lord's prayer; it gives me comfort in times of pain and difficulty. Now that school is almost over, how does one forget it or will I be stuck with it forever?

    Any advice appreciated.
     
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  3. CATallergy

    CATallergy 2+ Year Member

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    have you looked into amyloid plaque therapy?
     
  4. Quix

    Quix Herr Professor Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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    You're stuck with it forever. Sorry, but you can't unlearn things (why rats have to be killed following cognitive psychology labs).

    Alternatively, you can explore gene therapy with APO-e and/or amyloid precursor proteins. Or you can become best friends with prions.
     
  5. Wanna_B_Scutty

    Wanna_B_Scutty MS1 2+ Year Member

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    I once went to the bank, wrote my AMCAS number on the withdrawal slip, and was puzzled when the teller wouldn't give me any funds. :rolleyes:

    It gets inside you. Way, deep inside you (insert porn reference here).
     
  6. soco

    soco 5+ Year Member

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    I actually have, but whenever I get to the facility and start filling out the forms I get to ID:#, I see the number, and then blackout. Usually I wake up at home. This has happened several times so I've given up.
     
  7. geogil

    geogil Still training. 7+ Year Member

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    Try to contract kuru. Go to new guinea, practice cannibalism, and watch as your AMCAS number melts away. You could even put this on your resumé as some kind of 3rd world medical experience.
     
  8. mintendo

    mintendo 5+ Year Member

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    Oh gosh I just remember mine! I haven't even thought about my applications since last Oct. and it took me 2.46 seconds to remember.
     
  9. Koch

    Koch 5+ Year Member

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    My advice to you is to drink a lot of beer.

    And you should listen to me, I'm in PREMED.
     
  10. eternalrage

    eternalrage Even Kal has bad days... 10+ Year Member

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    type 55378008 into a calculator and turn it upsidedown.

    laugh.

    now repeat 48324832574967276542067452 times.
     
  11. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

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    don't you prefer 5318008 to 55378008, though?
     
  12. eternalrage

    eternalrage Even Kal has bad days... 10+ Year Member

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    Depends. Is that an invitation?
     
  13. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    After about a week of med school, you will have cleaned out all past unimportant trivia from your brain to make room for the new semi-important trivia they expect you to carry with you until the first exam. You lose things like AMCAS ID, friends phone numbers, pets' names, etc during this core dump.
     
  14. Quix

    Quix Herr Professor Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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    I know at least one person who does.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. durfen

    durfen I see plans within plans 5+ Year Member

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    When a debugger is run on this coredump one particular set of 4 bytes pops out: 0x0DISACMA: mov (%edx) %eax.

    And then you remember the AMCAS ID number. (yeah I know IA32 assembly doesn't work that way and yes i know each letter is a byte).
     
  16. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

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    Q: what are you?


    A: I'm the Todd.
     
  17. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    Mine is 7 digits...?
     
  18. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

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    you're just old school like that.

    I want to meet someone with a two digit AMCAS ID... that would be sweet.
     
  19. Quix

    Quix Herr Professor Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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    Your mama's so old her social security number is "3".
     
  20. EmbellisMaVie

    EmbellisMaVie Cynical Idealist 7+ Year Member

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    Don't forget CJD.

    My AMCAS ID is actually a transposition of my SSN, minus one number. It's really weird... it also means that I'll be stuck remembering my AMCAS ID forever.
     
  21. DoctaJay

    DoctaJay bone breaker Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Memorize your medical school student ID #.
     
  22. CATallergy

    CATallergy 2+ Year Member

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  23. pennybridge

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  24. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    O crap no, it IS 8 digits. haha. woops...

    <---future doctor
     
  25. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard 5+ Year Member

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    over the rainbow
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  26. Proctor MD

    Proctor MD UASOM Class of 2011 2+ Year Member

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  27. Or adopted into good homes. I'd adopt lab rats.....
     
  28. jbrice1639

    jbrice1639 Cub Fan, Bud Man 5+ Year Member

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    you're stuck with it...on the upside, with all the secondary fees, you can probably commit your credit card number to memory as well...makes ordering pizza a lot easier... [​IMG]
     
  29. KaraKiz

    KaraKiz I'm Ron Burgundy? 7+ Year Member

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    Better cover up DKM, that soft side of yours is starting to show.. ;)

    I on the other hand have killed more than my fair share of lab rats. I felt bad about killing the mice. But not about killing the rats.
     
  30. pcguy2

    pcguy2 Minneapolis Master 2+ Year Member

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    Should of only applied to only 1 school. I don't even know what the first number is :)
     
  31. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting.... Administrator Physician PhD Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Once you start your med school classes, you will forget it quickly. It's amazing how much you can forget in one short year of medical school, even when you're TRYING to remember it all. :smuggrin:
     
  32. ReachingTruth

    ReachingTruth My Future Rests on Hope 2+ Year Member

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    Not possible. Trying is futile. Accept it, perhaps play some combo of it in the lotto every day.
     
  33. lord_jeebus

    lord_jeebus 和魂洋才 Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I'm 8 weeks from 4th year of med school, and I still know my AMCAS ID. My school uses it as the default password for scheduling and course evaluations.
     
  34. ntsystematic

    ntsystematic Get off my bacterial lawn 5+ Year Member

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    I started using my AMCAS ID as a pin for different things: my bank pin, email passwords ect. It is such a random set of numbers I figure no one will ever figure it out. DON'T ANY OF YOU TRY.:laugh:
     
  35. Samoa

    Samoa Physician Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

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    Guess what? You can never get away from it. ERAS uses it, as does NRMP. It's not just your AMCAS ID, it's your ID for everything that AAMC sponsors.
     

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