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If U were accepted R U turning into a bum?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by 007flint, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. 007flint

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    For those that have been accepted: Are any you turning into bums? I was lucky enough to get accepted recently. The only stipulation upon matriculation is that I pass all my courses and graduate in May (which means I only need C's). Since my acceptance, I dropped 2 classes I really didn't need to graduate, and I only go to school when I happen to wake up early or if there is a quiz/test. I would have dropped more, but I needed to stay at full time to keep getting financial aid. I go out to the bars 4-5xs a week, and haven't touched my books over two weeks. SO THIS IS HOW A MAJORING IN BUSINESS FEELS LIKE! What's happening to me???? It feels awesome not to worry about school anymore, but at the same time it feels weird because I have always tried to do well in school. I hope this phenomenon isn't permanent or I'll be in trouble this fall. Let me know if this happened to you too. For those that didn't get in yet, please don't post anything spitefull, and good luck.
     
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    I hear you man, after I got accepted, a few weeks ago, I stopped doing work, reading for classes, etc...Oh well. :)
     
  4. pre-hawkdoc

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    Amen to that...and I'm taking organic lab this semester. I pretty much just go and jack around with my friends (2 of which have also been accepted). None of my results turn out right--probably because i just do what i think is right instead of actually reading the manual. but i hear you, 007, it's really strange not caring how you do after years of having to get As. oh well, enjoy it while it lasts, i suppose.
     
  5. GOOD, I THOUGHT I'M GLAD I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE.

    At least 10 times a day I think to myself, "Self, I can't wait til June 21st (graduation day!)" I just find it hard to care about my schoolwork any more . . . partly because I have become dissatisfied with my major and hate most of my classes. But that's another story.
     
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    oh yeah! i hear you. i dropped two internships. almost didn't care enough to take my EMT final. and am sitting on my butt everyday.
     
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    I haven't been accepted yet but I have been quite lazy at one of my jobs hence the reason I have been posting so much here. I would quit this job if it weren't for the nice pay and insurance I get and the desire not to want to look for another job. I pary each day at my day job for the day to go by quicker so I can get to my night jobs. Working in an office doesn't entertain me like it used to...
     
  8. 007flint

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    Good. At least I'm not the only bum out there. What's worse is that I have all this free time this semester, and I'm too lazy to find a job. I promised myself I would find one this week...after all I have to pay off my credit card for upcoming Mardi Gras and Spring Break. I also haven't been motivated to work on my senior research project...which is incredible boring now.
     
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    When I got accepted I found it was just too hard to concentrate on anything anymore. I'd sit down to study and end up thinking about med school, where I'll be moving to, etc. Luckily, most of it (but not ALL) has worn off. Now, I can manage to study a bit, but I'm not as driven.

    sigh
     
  10. altaskier

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    Not a bum....just an Altaholic. Oh wait...................I'm already an altaholic!

    HMMM........
     
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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 Nikki:
    <strong>At least 10 times a day I think to myself, "Self, I can't wait til June 21st (graduation day!)"</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Man, I feel for you. I graduate on May 11. :D

    I have two things going against me this semester:

    1. Got accepted last semester, so you know how motivated I am.

    2. I only go to school 3 days a week, so I get used to being lazy on my day off and I just hate to go back. :)
     
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    Welcome to BA (bumaholics anonymous)
    "My name is Jessica, and I am a bum."

    I started the decent into the life of a bum last quarter. Since I changed my major from nursing to biochem, it will take me a grand total of six years to get my BS... I never took any time off between HS and college, so I am pretty tired of school. Looking ahead to the amazing amount of material that we will be responsible for as med students, I feel the overwhelming need to chill out a little bit and let some expty space accumulate in my currently-full brain. If I keep up my usual gunner "must have 4.0" attitude till I graduate, I might just fizzle out and die before the 1st quarter (semester, whatever) of med school is even half over! Only 124 days, 22 hours, 17 minutes to graduation..... (ok, I don't really know EXACTLY how far away June 15th is)
     
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    Dude- I'm so afraid that my brain is going to turn into total mush and I will be lost in med. school next year! Not only do I not care about my classes for the first time in 4 years but I have given up on being "involved"- I am so used to having meetings 4 nights a week that I don't know what to do with myself. Now I go to the gym for 2 hours a day and watch about 30 hours of TV a week! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :p <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    Hmm, let's see. I have a terrible boss who after 9/11 when I told him I had two interviews in DC and Philly and that I was driving 5+ hours to both of them said, "you're not coming to work after your interviews, you're a big girl. Can't you drive here." He calls me stupid, irresponsible, illogical, and a bunch of other negative adjectives I can't think of right now.

    So, I sucked it up and was nice, I smiled through everything thinking I might get waitlisted somewhere I really wanted to go and I might need a rec from him.

    Well, I got into med school w/o him and ever since, I tried to get fired from my job! But, it hasn't worked. Whatever happened to the days of going in late, leaving early, taking long lunches, playing on the computer, etc where you would get fired!

    So yes, I have become a complete bum. Except that I have to keep this stupid job for the health insurance!!!
     
  17. Jalby

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    People might consider (heaven forbid) studying a little bit for medical school. Something you knwo you will have there, but you've never had before. For example, I'm a biochem major and I have no idea what most of the muscles and bones names are, so lately I've been trying to memorize them to make my life easier later on in life.
     
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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 Jamier2:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Nikki:
    <strong>At least 10 times a day I think to myself, "Self, I can't wait til June 21st (graduation day!)"</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Man, I feel for you. I graduate on May 11. :D

    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Same here! And for the record, its 95 days...
    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    2 jobs, trying to save money for medical school next year = not a bum just yet
    But I aspire to be a bum! :D
     
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    I've decided to conduct an experiement and see how little work I can put in to get B's in all my classes. I haven't had my first exams yet, so I'm not sure how it's gonna work. But I'm definately getting good at not caring. It's the weirdest, weirdest feeling to not care. I like it:)
     
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    Studying....bumin it.....studyin....bumin it....studyi....bumin it......study....bumin it.....stud....bumin it.....stu....bumin it......st.....bumin it....s.....bumin it.....

    HEY WAIT A MINTUE, ARE U TRYIN TO PULL A FAST ONE ON ME?
     
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    Yes!!!! I hate to admit it, but I've been a worthless turd the entire semester. And it's as if I have NO control over it, either!! (I feel sooo slack!) Someone please give me a swift kick in the jewels. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> :mad: <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> :mad:
     
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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 Ibis:
    <strong>Yes!!!! I hate to admit it, but I've been a worthless turd the entire semester. And it's as if I have NO control over it, either!! (I feel sooo slack!) Someone please give me a swift kick in the jewels. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> :mad: <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> :mad: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I'll give you a swift kick in the jewels if you promptly return the favor. I hear all you born-again slackers. It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one who's dropped a class and is having a terrible time trying to get motivated.
     
  24. El Jefe

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    You guys are assholes <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . I wish I had an acceptance and could forget about school already. <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" />
     
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    I was so happy when I found out I got into med school that I was shaking. I happened to be at work at the time when the Dean of Admissions called me. She had called my house and then was told to call me at work. BTW, I work as a phlebotomist, so the next victim..er..patient got a phlebotomist with a shaky hand. ouch!
     
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    I guess I should also add regarding my bum status. I already graduated from school, so I can't bum around there. All I do now is work full-time as a phlebotomist and I love it! So no reason to be a bum yet. For those of you who wish to study hard now, go for it. As for me, I am going to listen to the recommendations of my friends who are in their 1st and 2nd years of med school. Relax....
     
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    I was just speaking almost out loud to myself an hour ago..."you can't continue like this. Get a grip dude. Do something positive with your life. Show at least an ounce of discipline.." I give up it ain't working. Geez! I have one job which I can't slack at; but my classes are down the tubes...oh my goodness. It is embarrassing. Another thing is that I used to be in the lab at least 30hrs/week. I am yet to set foot in my lab this year. It is not even funny. I roam the hallways searching for anyone who's interested in having a 5hr conversation with no breaks. My scrub tendencies are coming out. Reminds me of when I was homeless for 2 yrs in undergrad. No phone number, no car, and no address. *sigh*
     
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    Not me! I've been bumming it in my 3 classes, but that's due to senioritis.

    Today I signed up for a new EC (hanging out with ESL kids :D ). I also went to the gym cuz I'm taking an aerobics class for credit just for fun. I then graded math papers for three hours and made 75 bucks. I even considered reading a human physiology book since I was in the science library at my school, but I ran out of time. I feel so productive! Now I'm gonna do my FAFSA form. :D

    This is what life is like PRE-acceptance! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    im totally with you guys. i literally cannot do anything anymore...i somehow make it to my 3 classes that i need to graduate in may, but that's it...i gave up on all my ECs and barely go into work anymore...i love it!! :)

    i go out like 5 nights a week (just got back from seeing that french film Amelie)...drink, party, sleep till noon every day (my first class is at 1)...and spend the rest of the time with my bf

    i dont think life can get any better than this
    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    oh well, i still have to find something to do this summer though, so im trying to find any ounce of motivation in me to try and apply for cool summer internships/programs...at the rate im going, looks like i'll be bumming at home all summer though...

    i remember my freshman yr when i would work 15 hrs a week, stay up till 3 in the morning finishing a chem lab, wake up at 8 every saturday morning to go volunteer, and on and on...man am i burned OUT...

    i think we all need this time to recover before the fall...so ENJOY EVERYONE!!
     
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    For those of you looking for something to do this summer, check this out: <a href="http://www.bunac.org" target="_blank">http://www.bunac.org</a> It's a work exchange program in England I found out through my study abroad office. It's pretty cool. You have to pay for your ticket to and from the UK, but once you are there you get a job and place to live through this program...so your trip becomes self-sufficient. I'm leaveing ASAP after graduation. Maybe I'll see some of you bums there!
     
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    well, i can't slack too much, because i still have to pay the rent, so my job still gets my full attention.

    but as far as school goes? HA! i'm only taking 6 whole hours this semester (two whole classes) and i have yet to crack open for a book for either one. someone said i have an exam next week in one of them so maybe i'd better get crackin'. :D

    it's easy to justify this slackerness, though, considering that this is the last time for a LONG time that we'll have opportunity to put in less than 100% effort. so enjoy it while it lasts!
     
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    Does playing Civ 3 for 14 hours straight after my acceptance qualify me as a bum? :D
     
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    Well I graduated a while ago, and sat in calculus I yesterday - nosiree bob, I am not going back! What is the purpose of functions? What is their relevance in terms of applicable use?
     
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    I am so glad someone started this thread. It does me great good to know that there are many other fellow applicants out there al bundy'ing it around. I am completely useless. I'm in my last semester of grad school and I haven't done a damn thing so far. It is a bit concerning. I know more about the Chicago Real World, the Real World Road Rules Super Challenge, any NBA basketball game, and for Christ's Sake Temptation Island than I do about my courses! I'm an internet Ho, as well. Checking email 80 times a day, interviewfeedback.com, this site, it is all a successful attempt at procrastination. My classmates are concerned. Last semester I worked fairly hard, this semester I sit in the back of the class and do crossword puzzles. Weekends were usually for studying, now they are for walking my dog and drinking fermented grapejuice from the napa and sonoma valleys. I think I am doing this b/c I know I will be very busy in a very short time. I don't know, but I can relate to my friend above who asked to be kicked swiftly (and I'll add precisely) in the jewels!

    Al bundy
     
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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 souljah1:
    <strong>I know more about the Chicago Real World, the Real World Road Rules Super Challenge, any NBA basketball game, and for Christ's Sake Temptation Island than I do about my courses! </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Anybody else thing that the Real World: Chicago is really weak? Man, it sucks. That girl Tonya is so freaking whiny!! I can't stand her. Aneesa is a little too freaky for my taste. Cara is alright, but she's lying about where she went to school, girls that look like that don't go to WashU. The other girl, Keri seems ok.

    As far as the guys are concerned, Chris is weak, and Kyle is just a pretty boy. And Theo, well, he's just a homophobe trying a little too hard to pick up women. Him and Chris are gonna get into it before it's over. I liked Seattle much better.
     
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    lol UCLA..

    I just brought this post out of the grave. Of course it doesnt. 14 hours is typical Civ III fare. Civ III rules, and should be played as such.

    w3rd
     
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    Amen to that. But the best game ever, and the best stress relief ever after MCAT studying nights that i suggest to those august test takers, is GRAND THEFT AUTO 3.

    Of course, a student aspiring to become a physician probably shouldn't be going around stealing cars and senselessly killing people in a virtual world, but no one is perfect.
     
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    seriously considering picking up a minor in bumming (have more than enuff credits). Went out to bars/clubs all last semester... taking a year off/ turning 21 in a few wks... Does not bode well for you lovely ladies...;) ;)
     
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    I haven't played GTA3 more than 5 minutes, but I know how that is. For me it was Half-Life in 2000. Some deathmatching with my dorm bro's for a good 5 hours or so.

    Better than doing it in real life, I say. (see "what's in your CD player" thread in the Lounge for some comments on stealing cars and senselessly killing people )
     
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    how so?
     
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    Do you need to have a BS/BA before going to med school? Looks like y'all bummed out after hearing from acceptances.
     
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    nah - you do'nt need a ba/bs - i but i think they almost always like you to have one. i wonder if its like college - they almost never revoke acceptance even if your grades suck a$$ at the end. hmm ....
     
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    lukewiegand...
    i'm really glad you think small, private, liberal arts schools are easy. where did you go? i can attest to the fact that my school absolutely rocked me. and its not that i'm lazy or not intelligent... its that not all "small, private, liberal arts schools" are easy. so... don't offend a good portion of the board. but, yes.. studying for mcats is huge.
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