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Most Unusual/Unexpected Words Used in Your AMCAS

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Haemulon, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Haemulon

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    Hey, I thought it would be fun to have a thread where everyone posted their most outlandish words, especially when taken out of context, that they actually submitted in some part of their AMCAS. Particularly in EC's and Personal Statement. Please, don't just make stuff up, only actual words used.

    When I re-read my application the other day, it struck me that I actually used the words "sweetlips" and "grunts" (although in context they seemed to work).
     
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  3. Church

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    "Perambulations" made sense at the time.
     
  4. CavalierMD

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    Toothville. Super Toothbrush. Plaque Man. and The Floss Twins.

    I'm not even joking.
     
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    Kryptonite.

    seriously.
     
  6. Haemulon

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    :laugh: Thats awesome. Especially "The Floss Twins". I'm guessing some kind of dental hygiene campaign your volunteered for? :thumbup:
     
  7. Haemulon

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    As in ... "when I become a physician, I will be like kryptonite for illness."
    Very cool.

    I just remembered that I also used "Pigfish" in mine. Love me some pigfish.
     
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    Yeah... I was part of a group that did presentations for after-school programs... we had a skit in ours. I was a Floss Twin. It was a good time. :)
     
  9. Haemulon

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    "Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

    Charlie
    giant
    grunts
    Kryptonite
    perambulations
    Plaque Man
    pigfish
    Super Toothbrush
    sweetlips
    The Floss Twins
    Toothville
     
  10. HairyCow

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    I talked about dressing up as Charlie Corpuscle, a giant blood droplet. However, I did leave out the fact that I was not allowed to wear a big pointy red hat because it was too suggestive of the KKK. :eek: No kidding.
     
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    Just using the name "Charlie" is cool. "giant" is a neat one too. When we get a good list here, we can try and come up with a funny PS using all of the words :)
     
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    Jenga
    Wolverine
    Magneto
     
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    dog :rolleyes:
     
  14. Depakote

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    I should also mention that mine has a very subtle Kill Bill reference...
     
  15. the negative 1

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    "stridor" and "multivariate"

    Perambulations? In what context?
     
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    "Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

    Charlie
    dog
    giant
    grunts
    Jenga
    Kryptonite
    Magneto
    multivariate
    perambulations
    Plaque Man
    pigfish
    stridor
    Super Toothbrush
    sweetlips
    The Floss Twins
    Toothville
    Wolverine
     
  17. Haemulon

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    I suspect a number of people may have used multivariate. But its cool anyway.

    Depakote: you get major points if you actually used "Kill Bill" in your PS.

    AdeadLois: Same to you. Top notch if you pulled off mentioning comic book characters in a good statement. :thumbup:
     
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    I think my PS must be rather boring compared with some of these!

    The most random words I used in mine were probably linebacker and steak.
     
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    My goal in life is to fit this joke into my amcas somehow.

    A guy walked into a bar and asked the bartender to give him a double entendre. So she gave him one.
     
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    Better yet, use that in your interview :D
     
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    Alas,I did not say "Kill Bill" nor did I quote it directly, but anyone that is a big enough fan of Kill Bill (specifically Kill Bill 2) and reads my PS will recognize the reference pretty quickly.
     
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    "Steak" is awesome. As in: "volunteering is a great way to really work up an appetite, so I always be sure to fuel up with some great steak. In fact, my appreciation for juicy steak is my main reason for wanting to go to medical school." :thumbup:
     
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    "Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

    Charlie
    dog
    giant
    grunts
    Jenga
    Kryptonite
    linebacker
    Magneto
    multivariate
    perambulations
    Plaque Man
    pigfish
    scrabble
    steak
    stridor
    Super Toothbrush
    sweetlips
    The Floss Twins
    Toothville
    Wolverine
     
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    Well, the most bizzare I can think of offhand is that the word "mating" appears in my AMCAS. Ah the joys of research.
     
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    In an early draft of my PS, I had references to US Weekly and Mark Prior (yes, the Cubs pitcher). I had to take them out for space considerations.
     
  27. Vincir

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    Very awesome.

    Looking over my PS, the odd words that stand out are epiphanic, stymieing, transgenic, and cannulae ;)
     
  28. Haemulon

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    "Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

    cannulae
    Charlie
    dog
    epiphanic
    giant
    grunts
    Jenga
    Kryptonite
    linebacker
    Magneto
    mating
    multivariate
    perambulations
    Plaque Man
    pigfish
    scrabble
    steak
    stridor
    stymieing
    Super Toothbrush
    sweetlips
    The Floss Twins
    Toothville
    transgenic
    Wolverine
    _____________________________________

    Better yet, all of these words in a single AMCAS application :thumbup:
     
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    legerdemain...man that sentence was sick
     
  30. RxnMan

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    My PS intro was patterned off of "Fight Club." The most rare phrase I used (as compared to sucessful applications) was probably "...when I failed out of school..."
     
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    You have captured the essence of being straight and to the point! We need more average Joe and less MCAT 40/GPA 4.0 :laugh:
     
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    I gnarliest words I used in my PS were "cauterization" and "asbestos," and the most wicked phrase was "gored by a bull." If I could rewrite my PS, I would have rearranged these bodacious elements into something like: "I once saved 3 small children from an asbestos cave-in as I tended to the wound cauterization of a man gored by a bull."
     
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    "Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

    asbestos
    cannulae
    cauterization
    Charlie
    dog
    epiphanic
    giant
    "gored by a bull"
    grunts
    Jenga
    Kryptonite
    legerdemain
    linebacker
    Magneto
    mating
    multivariate
    perambulations
    Plaque Man
    pigfish
    Rockette
    scrabble
    steak
    stridor
    stymieing
    Super Toothbrush
    sweetlips
    The Floss Twins
    Toothville
    transgenic
    "when I failed out of school"
    Wolverine
    _____________________________________
     
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    aeronautical
    weapon
    war
    shoes
    laces
     
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    "Bud Light"

     
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    ganglionic
    rummaging
    opera
     
  38. Haemulon

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    "Coolest words used in AMCAS" List:

    aeronautical
    asbestos
    "Bud Light"
    cannulae
    cauterization
    Charlie
    dog
    epiphanic
    ganglionic
    giant
    "gored by a bull"
    grunts
    Jenga
    Kryptonite
    laces
    legerdemain
    linebacker
    Magneto
    mating
    multivariate
    opera
    perambulations
    Plaque Man
    pigfish
    Rockette
    rummaging
    scrabble
    shoes
    steak
    stridor
    stymieing
    Super Toothbrush
    sweetlips
    The Floss Twins
    Toothville
    transgenic
    war
    weapon
    "when I failed out of school"
    Wolverine
    _____________________________________
     
  39. WhatUpDoc!

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    I had skateboarding as one of my EC's... had a phrase that went something like "skateboarding is excellent cardiovascular exercise and busting tricks is pretty nice too..."

    Somebody must've liked it cuz I got in :laugh:
     
  40. Looque

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    A few words/terms:
    anatomically-correct
    garbage man
    inculcated
    childhood crush

    My personal favorite phrase and sentence:
    1) "...when I guilelessly drew my self-portrait anatomically-correct..." referring to my nude self-portrait in kindergarten.
    2) "The truth is that I first wanted to be a garbage man."
     
  41. Haemulon

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    I think the use of "busting tricks" in a successful essay takes the cake here so far :thumbup: Waaaaaay cool :cool:

    And Looque, talking about drawing yourself nude would definitely be the ...uh ... most original approach that I have heard so far. But hey, at least you didn't include the portrait with your secondaries. Props for originality :thumbup:

    (Edited just in case it sounded like request for the pic. Please, don't forward any images) :laugh:
     
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    I'd love to do that. A couple years ago, I had my parents frame the drawing. I could send it as supplementary material...
     
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    zeitgeist . . . i stole it from panda bear's personal statement :laugh:
     
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    "Coolest words used in AMCAS Apps. by SDNers" List:

    aeronautical
    anatomically-correct
    asbestos
    "Bud Light"
    "busting tricks"
    cannulae
    cauterization
    Charlie
    "childhood crush"
    dog
    epiphanic
    ganglionic
    "garbage man"
    giant
    "gored by a bull"
    grunts
    inculcated
    Jenga
    Kryptonite
    laces
    legerdemain
    linebacker
    Magneto
    mating
    multivariate
    opera
    perambulations
    Plaque Man
    pigfish
    Rockette
    rummaging
    scrabble
    shoes
    steak
    stridor
    stymieing
    Super Toothbrush
    sweetlips
    The Floss Twins
    Toothville
    transgenic
    war
    weapon
    "when I failed out of school"
    Wolverine
    zeitgeist
    _____________________________________
     
  45. I used the words/phrases "Legionnaires", "Ivar 'The Boneless' Ragnarsson", and "solar alignment".
     
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    You guys are weird.
     
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    morm-jew (my mom is mormon, father is jewish)
     
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    drunk
    hammered
     
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    I call BS. why would you use "hammered" and "drunk" when something like "intoxicated" would work? Maybe its just late and my imagination is fading out. :)
     
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    Whipple and polypectomy
     

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