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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by PelicanMan, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. PelicanMan

    PelicanMan Senior Member
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    I just got invited to interview at Boston University. They gave me a list of student hosts.

    My question is, does it look bad if i request a female host considering i'm a guy.

    Does a guy requesting a student host of the opposite sex looked upon as inappropriate.


    Thanks for the help future doctors.
     
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  3. siempre595

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    I'm not sure I'd do that unless you have some specific reason that you wouldn't mind sharing with just about anyone. I got a list about hosts at Rush, all of them were guys, I'm not. The host coordinator person said in the email that she "guessed it would be okay if i stayed with one of the guys, since no females were available that nite." she also provided a short list of area hotels. I took that as a hint to get a hotel room.
     
  4. lola

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    err.. I think it is more appropriate to stay with someone of the same sex. Not that I have a problem with staying with someone of the opposite sex, but I think some people would. Maybe if you are gay or something you could request to stay with a girl (I dunno.. that's really the only situation I can see where it might be more acceptable just cause it's possible some guys might be uncomfortable with you there), but otherwise I think you should stay with a guy.
     
  5. relatively prime

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    It's going to look really sketchy!! Seriously, don't request a female host if you're a guy.... unless you have some really good reason. I mean... are you gay? and staying with a guy would make you uncomfortable? Is that it? That's the only half-way decent reason I can think of.

    How much you want to tell the adcom is up to you.... but I think requesting a female student host without a REALLY good explaination is a very bad idea.
     
  6. saiyagirl

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    dude, why?
     
  7. PelicanMan

    PelicanMan Senior Member
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    Alright, I get the point.

    I will stay with a male host.

    Just that usually girls are alot cleaner than guys.

    I guess it was a stupid question. thanks for setting me straight
     
  8. kreno

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    I can't believe how nice you are all being. *OF COURSE YOU DON'T REQUEST THAT!!!!!!!* Very easy. Common sense.. Sorry for the abrasiveness
     
  9. Andrew_Doan

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    Hmmm.. Do I sense some obsessive-compulsive characteristics here?

    I advise that you stay with the same sex. :)
     
  10. mikecwru

    mikecwru M.D. = Massive Debt
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    Yeah, take what you can get. It's free. You ungrateful bastage. :)

    mike
     
  11. SM-UCLA tech

    SM-UCLA tech CCOM MS4 soon OB/Gyn PGY1
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    I personally don't think that it will affect anything to do with whether or not you get in. I find it hard to believe that a med school would even care to bother to find out about that. Do you believe that they are looking to set a trap for someone....and that there is a crotcchity old woman saying "AHA !" ....he's a pervert and I knew it !


    The reason I say this......we had a patient here at work....she and her partner were having a baby.... ( ok I guess they might fall in the homosexual category ).....anyway....they said that if I ended up applying to her school....that they were student hosts...and that I should stay with them.... she is a she...and i'm a guy.

    but....I guess the difference would be that I had met her previously. So......... who knows?!

    But I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm sure it's not as big of a deal as you percieve it.
     
  12. UCLA2000

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    I did that at a few schools. Some of the girls were VERY uncomfortable with it. You're better off only doing that if they have a male room mate.

    Funny part is that some of the girls who said no to me, were later offering me a place after interacting with me for a few minutes (in person)
     
  13. yeah right! ;)
     
  14. pillowhead

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    Try and request staying with a married couple. I've done that at a couple of schools and no one raised any eyebrows (I'm female). If both of them are med students, it gives you an even better chance to pump them for info!
     

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