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Most MD grads are heavily in debt

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by pennard, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. pennard

    pennard Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2001
    New York

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  3. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2001
    Chicago suburbs
    You have a typo in the link - it should be http://, not http//

    Besides that, though, I cannot find the article (page not found) - you sure that's the right address?
  4. ummm it didnt work...

    just copy and paste the whole thing
  5. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    This is news?!?!! :(
  6. pennard

    pennard Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2001
    New York
    Apologies all around!

    Yes, there was an error in my reporting the address. The correct URL came from an on-line AAMC newsletter circulated to professionals. However, when I just tried accessing it (the Chicago Sun-Times web site), the article referred to was not there.

    And, yes again, it is not really anything new although some premedical students may not really appreciate the magnitude of the cost--financially, timewise, psychologically and physically--of the quest they are undertaking. A reminder is always in order.

    There used to be a quaint saying from days of yore when knights were bold and damsels always in distress: "faint heart ne'er won fair lady."

    Moreover, while many folks subscribe to the philosophy of "I'll cross that bridge when I come to it," I am an adherent of the Boy Scout motto: "Be Prepared."

    An historical example of not crossing a bridge when it was come to is WWII British Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery's ambitious plan to shorten the war, Operation Market Garden. It was intended to break out to the north German plain and strike towards Berlin by using two US and one British parachute divisions to drop and hold three bridges until the ground forces could race along and cross them. The third, the bridge at Arnhem in the Netherlands, proved a bridge too far; it could not be held and the war dragged on for nearly another year.

    As for the Boy Scout motto, there was many years ago a recording of clever and humorous songs written and played by a Harvard Professor of Mathematics, Tom Lehrer. One verse:

    "If you are looking for a girl of a new and different kind,
    And you come across a Girl Scout who is similarly inclined,
    Don't be flustered, don't be frightened, don't be scared,
    Be prepared!

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