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I want my MCAT forum

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Warren P. Cheswick, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. Moderators-

    Sorry but you have the USMLE forums, and no MCAT Forums. I'm sure it'd be more efficient for those who are taking the MCAT to use the MCAT board rather than scroll page through page to see if anyone has replied to their MCAT question amongst all the I've been accepted rejected, waitlisted and XYZ school.

    I'm sure the APril MCATers would love y'all.

    Just my two cents.
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  3. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2001
    awwww shucks Warren, we love you too!! <img src="graemlins/lovey.gif" border="0" alt="[Lovey]" /> <img src="graemlins/lovey.gif" border="0" alt="[Lovey]" />

  4. bentz

    bentz Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    amen to that
  5. jase133

    jase133 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    North of the 49 deg
    Yeah! I took the MCAT about 2 years ago and I hate seeing anything related to the MCATs anymore! Right now, I'm only concerned with acceptances, rejections, and waitlists. Let them have their own forum! :D
  6. nochaser

    nochaser Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 31, 2001
    I cast my vote :)
  7. MUN2005

    MUN2005 Miner? 7+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2001
    I disagree. Even though I have not taken it yet and need info myself, the people who have already taken it and have the knowledge we need, in my opinion, are not going to go into the mcat forum just to answer all of our questions. I think a seperate forum is a good idea, but I don't think our questions would get answered, compared to if they were in the pre-allo forum. Anyway, that's just me.
  8. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    I think that questions would still be ansewered if there were separate forums. Med students pop up here on pre-allo to answer our questions. I browse many of the other forums besides this one (ie allo, lounge, everyone etc.) and I'm sure others do too. I know if there was a MCAT forum I would occasionally check it and offer advice; I think most of us would.
  9. Optimistic

    Optimistic Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    I thinks thats a great idea. <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" />
  10. SicVic

    SicVic Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    New York
    If Warren wants an "Mcat" forum...then I want my "God that MCAT I just took was REallly Really Really hard" forum!!!
    my "What to wear at interviews" forum
    my "Should I call the schools about my status" forum
    my "my" forum
    jus joking guys
  11. Triangulation

    Triangulation 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    Nope. I've answered several ?? on the MCAT, but I wouldn't go to a separate forum to check it. When I'm cruising thru this forum to see the news, if I catch an MCAT ? that sounds interesting I answer, but that's bc I happen upon it. I think you'd be missing an informative audience in a different forum.
  12. Sonya

    Sonya Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    suggestion: e-mail moderators of make the subject line very clear that a moderator should come in.

    Good idea, BTW. <img src="graemlins/pity.gif" border="0" alt="[Pity]" /> <img src="graemlins/lovey.gif" border="0" alt="[Lovey]" /> <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" /> <img src="graemlins/pissy.gif" border="0" alt="[Pissy]" /> <img src="graemlins/pity.gif" border="0" alt="[Pity]" /> <img src="graemlins/lovey.gif" border="0" alt="[Lovey]" /> <img src="graemlins/pity.gif" border="0" alt="[Pity]" />
  13. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2001
    hmmmm, I foresee soem problems with this already.

    1. I am not sure how many of you busy premeds that are currently applying would honestly step into the MCAT forum just to share your advice. Perhaps I am underestimating a lot of you, but with my busy life and time constraints, I don't think I would be wasting more than 5 mins just to scan through the MCAT forums to help my peers out.

    2. if it turns out that the MCAT forum is not getting help from our peers that are done with this stage, I can foresee a lot of April/Aug MCATers coming to this forum and posing the same question they did in the MCAT forum. To that, a lot of people **may** reply, but, I also see a lot of people kicking us MCATers out b/c our questions don't belong here. You may say this will not happen, but go back and look at the history of the Allopathy forum. All of them DID kick us premeds out, b/c we were posting our questions in a wrong forum.

    I had originally wanted to make the "April MCATers Club" (which I did) for the same reasons. I saw a lot of premeds making each individual "new topic" out of their MCAT questions, when really all they had to do was find the "April MCATers Club" and post it there. What is the problem? High ego??? I see so many questions being asked about the MCAT that could have been asked in the other thread. I personally don't understand why people are being so bent on posing their MCAT questions/concerns as separate topics, can't you guys do it in the APRIL MCATers ClUB?? That is why I freakin made the thread to start with. Obviously a lot of us have overburdened our peers with our trivial questions....and now it's not being appreciated.

    To all of you that are tired of seeing MCAT questions--I tried making a thread, obviously enough people didn't want to use it. My apologies that that idea didn't work out.

    TO ALL MCATers: Please start using the "April MCATers Club" thread to post any questions/concerns you may have about it. If your question could be better answered OUT of the thread, then only post it. I hope you guys have enough good judgement to decide when.

    I am going to bump up the APRIL MCATers thread just cuz I don't wanna hear how y'all can't find it in the history.

    PS: yeap! now I'm pissed off!
  14. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    the hospital
    I guarantee you that I wouldn't step into an MCAT forum to leave advice! That exam was traumatic as hell. I can understand why the other med school applicants don't wanna read about it anymore. That just leaves one question....who's going to give advice to the people that will be taking the MCAT if they make a whole new forum for it? Would anyone out there actually go visit that forum? I sure as hell wouldn't.
  15. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    Manitoba, Canada
    Tweetie: :D

    Firstly, thanks for your input. :D There are some of us who would come and look at an MCAT forum. Perhaps not all of the people in pre-Allo, but there are some.

    I don't think it's the fact that there are a lot of MCAT posts on this board that bothers some of us. We can handle that. I think it's the people that ask the same question over and over and over again that are the most annoying. People that have unique new questions are great - I'm more than happy to answer those. And I usually do. But over the months, I've posted about 50 responses to the TPR/Kaplan debate!

    So, if people could just do a 'search' function, and make sure that there question hasn't already been dealt with, that would be sooo much better.

    I still think that there should be two separate forums, because they are do very different areas. Applying and interviews and AMCAS questions are very different than MCAT questions. But we may have to agree to disagree. :D
  16. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2001
    hiya brandonite,
    Firstly, I am glad that all my yelling last night helped. lol...i felt like a mom yelling at her kids to behave! a lot of us are being good now--we actually have only two mcat threads that we are using, hopefully that trend shall remain.

    Thanks for your input. And i know there are a few out there who would be kind enough to help us, just don't know how many of you guys there are out there. So, I voiced (shall i say "wrote?") my concerns. Anyway, it's all looking good now.
  17. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    the hospital
    Tweetie feel free to send me a private message if you need advice.

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