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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Flopotomist, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Flopotomist

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    OK, since we know there are a few adcommers on here, I wanted to invite them to share funny stories about us, the neurotic applicants. Surely, people have said or done funny things during interviews, or LORs have said funny things. Share, and put a smile on our faces. (please)
     
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  3. LizzyM

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    My favorite transcript: a pre-med, final semester of college:took Beginning Golf, Human Sexuality and Introduction to Wine.

    my favorite LOR, written by a subspecialist: (paraphrased) "I have known the applicant for 3 years. He is dating my daughter and I hope that I will someday call him my son-in-law."

    funniest comment by an interviewer: "he doesn't talk the walk" :confused:
     
  4. Flopotomist

    Flopotomist I love the Chicago USPS
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    HAHAHA.. So we have to talk the walk to get in.. I KNEW there was a trick.
     
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    Lizzy, I will give you 5 big dollars if you give me autoacceptance into your med. school. Given our nation's economy and rate of inflation, you should hurry while there's still time since that 5 dollars will be toilet paper in the next 5 minutes.




    342 med. schools will have now blacklisted me for saying this.
     
  6. jbrice1639

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    that sounds very university of illinois to me...i tried to take intro to wine senior year but it filled up in the first 15 minutes of registration and i missed it... :mad:
     
  7. 45408

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    did s/he at least get a 4.0 that semester? :laugh:
     
  8. LizzyM

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    No. That was the really sad part.
     
  9. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting....
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    It's understandable, if the intro to wine class had an accompanying lab. :D
     
  10. titoincali

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    Another avatar puzzle, Q? I still hadn't figured out the last one!
     
  11. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting....
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    Yes, people had gotten the last one already. It was an E-Z chair. No one has figured this one out yet, I don't think.
     
  12. REL

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    There are lots of goofy applicants out there. We interviewed one as an early decision applicant within the last 3 years. He obtained his BS from another state and had applied to others schools the year before, had about a 33 MCAT and a very high GPA. During the interview day he didnt interact much with the group --- during the student tour I happened to be walking down a hallway and saw him staring at a standard wall clock for nearly a minute, then he stepped forward and ran his fingers along the mortar lines in the block walls and then turned and meandered his way back to the group. To my knowledge he has yet to be in medical school.

    There are two others that I have dealt with over the last 5 years, both of them are convinced that they are bona fide candidates for medical school, each has applied for 3 straight years and have NEVER achieved a year of 2.5 GPA and neither has hit a 20 yet in 9 combined MCAT attempts. I get really bozo emails from one of them from out of the blue --- "my bully alfa is bigger than your bully alfa" -- each has come in for admissions counseling several times and we have laid it out to them that they are in no way competitive now, and what they would have to do to be competitive. One was a minority applicant and eventually wrote a scathing letter to the University President accusing the school of being racist. Of course, in cases like this you keep all of the documentation and there was no problem in anything that we did. This particular person even had a letter from a very high state legislator on their behalf.

    These certainly arent funny --- but they certainly take up a lot of our time in admissions offices. There are some real bizzare-o's out there.
     
  13. LizzyM

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    What was worse, the Human Sexuality course had a lab! :eek:
     
  14. Risa

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    :laugh:

    Was it cross-listed as PE? ;)
     
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    Gotta be UC Berkeley then. Those crazy Californians and their class-trips to strip clubs. ;)
     
  16. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting....
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    :wow:

    I have to say you both have my utmost respect. Your job is certainly not easy.
     
  17. lazygunner

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    This has to be Cornell...where intro to wines is in fact a tasting class, so i guess you could technically call it a lab, and the human sexuality class is somehow listed under 'policy analysis and management'
     
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    No lab to our human sexuality class... well, at least the female sexuality class didn't in the syllabus. but you never know what the male sexuality class is up to. And the class trip is to good vibrations ;)

    btw, i'm not kidding for any of this.
     
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    Forget being a doc....I think working for the admissions office would be far more entertaining. At least until they start installing Xanax water fountains. :smuggrin:
     
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    Ok, here's one to show how goofy I can to be.......we were on a bus from campus to Tampa General Hospital, I was reading out the interviewers to each of the applicants. Many of the names need to be spelled out. As I was going down the list I was spelling names like Takagishi, Flannery, Curran, etc., and then I got to Dr Fu........yes I spelled it out.......F u......after a pregnant pause we all had a good chuckle.... Ya just gotta laugh as you go through life......
     
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    :laugh:

    And as crazy as applicants are, that applicant probably thought that was a "bad sign". "Oh, no! Admissions is already giving me the big 'F-U'!!" :eek:
     
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    Wow!!!!!!! No offense to those people, but someone needs to BUY THOSE STUDENTS A CLUE!!!!!!!!!

    Wow I was just rereading this again, and realized you said that the two students had 9 ATTEMPTS at the MCAT.

    Me thinks these people are smoking crack. I've never known anyone to take the MCAT that many times.

    I think these two students need to grow up and learn a thing or two. Sounds like they aren't really dedicated and willing to make the sacrifices to put the work in. If they can't work now, they'd probably fail out of med school in the first few blocks alone.
     
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    I AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Ok who is pathetic enough to fail classes as easy as those.
     
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    :laugh: I would sign up. Pre-med career has really taken a toll on my love life. At least with this lab I would get the mandatory 3 hours. Or wait, aren't labs 5 hours long? So then it should be called Orgo Human Sexuality lab
     
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    I'm taking human sexuality for honors next semester, woo hoo. Is it weird that my dad is Marriage and Family counselor and helps write and edit Human sexuality textbooks.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh:

    Oh wait, did you mean ORGASM not orgo??????? Just kidding. :laugh: :laugh: :p

    During my freshmen year, there were some people in my dorms that had taken a course similar to this.

    It was sooooo gross cuz they would show them pictures of people having sex and sexual positions and the women and men private parts. It was sooooooo weird.
     
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    Why gross? Live genitals are gross, but cadaverous genitals are just part of the curriculum? It's almost like violence being ok in movies, but sex being strictly regulated. I hate that aspect of our culture.
     

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