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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by tBw, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. tBw

    tBw totally deluded 7+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2001
    infront of an iMac
    Just read this on CNN!!:

    American Association of Medical Colleges Cancels Grading of Standardized Tests

    August 27, 2002 Posted: 10:06 AM EDT (1406 GMT)

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Following allegations that an employee, Mark Steeler, 39, sold copies of the bi-annual Medical Colleges Admission Test before the August examination the AAMC today announced that all scores from this years August sitting would be voided. Dr Jan Kinchain from the AAMC public relations department commented "We will refund all monies to candidates that retained their admissions slip for this August exam, but we cannot provide a score for their efforts. It's sad as many of these candidiates will have worked very hard for this years test. Unfortunately we have no way of knowing who saw the pre-release of the August MCAT and who did not, and it would therefore be unfair on April examinees for us to proceed with grading August exams. Examinees will be able to re-sit in April."

    "It's a disaster" commented Dr Jay Oke of New York's Pullinleg institute, pointing out that this would half the number of applicants to medical schools this year.

    Several schools are now considering accepting LSAT scores in place of the MCAT for August examinees. "It's just not fair to exclude them, but we have to have a score number, or our computers get angry" commented admissions personell at Stanford. "Unfortunately candidates are going to have to follow Frankie and 'Relax'"

    Ok, calm down guys, I just made it all up...(I assume you could tell from Dr Janking Chain, the Pullin leg institute, the thief being "Mark Steeler"??) sorry...I was bored.. hopefully no one got too freaked out :p
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  3. DW

    DW Fix me some sandwiches Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    somewhere, a pre med student is lying motionless post cardiac arrest on their keyboard :laugh:
  4. Bevo

    Bevo Radiology, R1 7+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    in hell
    uhh april fools?
  5. Toejam

    Toejam Terminal Student 7+ Year Member

    May 12, 2002
    35 miles from Pomona
    Very Orson Wellsian
  6. Diogenes

    Diogenes Succat 7+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2002
  7. athena21

    athena21 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 2002
    frigid cold place
    darn...i was hoping...but it was just a dream...
  8. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    i wish!
  9. Jugador75

    Jugador75 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    New York
    Well I thought it was funny! Perhaps a little immature, but certainly well executed. I especially liked the "pullin-leg institute".
  10. Ryo-Ohki

    Ryo-Ohki 7+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    It was funny. Except for the last paragraph.
  11. limit

    limit Molesting my inner-child 10+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2000
    New York City
    Very nice !!

    But you definitely gave it away too soon... Geez, let us worry for a little bit :D then reveal that its a joke like a day later!
  12. tBw

    tBw totally deluded 7+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2001
    infront of an iMac
    I guess people must have been as bored as me :)

    Limit - yeah, I *originally* wrote it without the last paragraph and the disclaimer ie "straight" but then I thought 'ya know, this whole process makes people *really* crazy, I really don't want anyone getting too upset/doing themselves harm! So I made it obvious and added the give-away...I just couldn't bring myself to be too cruel ;)
  13. agent

    agent agent, RN 7+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    Near Chicago
    im sure someone is constructing a voodoo doll of the boy wonder and preparing to stick a large sharp object through its skull as I type...
  14. Kovox

    Kovox Going Places 7+ Year Member

    Aug 28, 2002
  15. lady bug

    lady bug 7+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    You have toooooo much time on your hands boy wonder. :rolleyes:
  16. barakutha

    barakutha Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    if you wanted to scare me sensless, you did for a couple of seconds.

    the more I read , the more i was skimming over it, so i never noticed your 'pullin-leg' institute

    after a couple of deep breaths and rereadring it, I was able to appreciate the humor

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