- Oct 8, 2010
lol just for fun thread... if you applied to both at the same time and got into both would you go straight to harvard or england then harvard! lolol
Too bad the Mars landing conflicts with the same day I reveal myself as Jesus Christ in the Second Coming. At least I'll still be able to catch the first ever light-speed warp to the Andromeda Galaxy, just because they wouldn't stop begging me to be the captain of the mission.Only if they could schedule the ceremony before my space shuttle left for the first manned trip to Mars.
I feel like a bum compared to this guy.Rhode Scholars 2010
Aakash K. Shah, Cliffside Park, graduated from Ursinus College and is now in his first year at Harvard Medical School. At Ursinus, he majored in inequality studies, biology and neuroscience. A Goldwater Scholar and junior member of Phi Beta Kappa, Aakash was on the varsity track team, worked with United Students Against Sweatshops in Mexico, and examined environmental health problems in Indian slums. He plans a career combining clinical and academic medicine with global health policy. He will do the M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy at Oxford. He is the first Rhodes Scholar to be elected from Ursinus College.
some of us are not good enough
Why? Do you want to follow down his path? A lot of us (in medical school) have no interest in heading to Harvard, applying for the Rhodes scholarship, or even putting that level of effort in to research.
Its easy to feel like what you have accomplished pales in comparison to others. But remember this- it doesn't matter. There will always be smart people out there- but that doesn't mean that you need to be a Richard Feynman or an Aakash Mehta or a Soros fellow (look those big wigs up) to succeed in life. Hell, take a look at the Forbes 500, or the director of the NCI. >90% of those people either dropped out of college or earned a degree at a "substandard" educational institution. Did that stop them from getting to where they are now? I don't think so.
I didn't even know what the Rhodes Scholarship was until 5 minutes ago.Why? Do you want to follow down his path? A lot of us (in medical school) have no interest in heading to Harvard, applying for the Rhodes scholarship, or even putting that level of effort in to research.
Grats to him though, we need people to do research.
I didn't even know what the Rhodes Scholarship was until 5 minutes ago.
Well, really the Rhodes looks for something different than what a harvard acceptance looks for, though they typically share a requirement of high academic distinction.
I almost choked on my water, thank you.
The Rhodes is the most prestigious and eliquent of awards to be given to the most noble and distinguished scholars in the colonies. Rhodes Scholars are the best of the best and shall be regarded as immortals amidst the mere mortals on Earth.
OP as a semi-finalist I can tell you that the Rhodes Scholarship is nothing but a bunch of BS as is the Marshall.
As a matter of a fact, half the kids I met were not what I would call future world leaders.
Oh and I was almost a Rhodes Scholar and I can't break a 30 on the mcat. Only taken it once two years ago though. But anyway the Rhodes means nothing. Harvard acceptance is something though.
Frankly, if I really wanted to, I could win the Rhodes, cure cancer, win an Oscar, save a bus-full of orphans, and go back in time and make sure my mom and dad kiss on their first date. But, I just don't give a flying crap.Frankly, if I really wanted to, I could accomplish all that Mr. Mehta did and more. But, I just don't give a flying crap.