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If it's got two wheels and runs, it counts. What were you thinking of getting?
How many of you ride and plan on continuing to ride in med school? If so, what do you ride?
It's the best way for me to chill and forget about stress for a while.
Me - 2004 GSXR 750.
you're scared of bones and you ride a bike and are not scared of that?
you know what they call motorcycle riders in the ER? Organ donors.
I can't lie though, they are damn sexy.
Interesting. I mentioned it during a few interviews, but never really got a response like that.Yeah, I loooovvve it when people call my bike a 'donorcycle'. Actually it's funny that somone started this thread, when I interviewed at UMiami my interviewer made me promise to stop riding before starting med school...
So I'm selling my 500cc Ninja.
When I interviewed at UMiami my interviewer made me promise to stop riding before starting med school...
So I'm selling my 500cc Ninja.
Was your offer of admission conditioned upon you never riding again? If not, then keep the bike. Saying you're going to stop riding to an interviewer is acceptable - you need to do what it takes to get the offer. But actually selling it to please an interviewer is kind of pussyful.
The percentage of riders is much less than drivers. And, you don't have to be a rider to caution on the dangers of riding. I just gave a speech on helmet use. The statistics make me wonder why people choose not to use a helmet. I saw a friend die from a crash, he was wearing a helmet. Its a preventative measure that helps in most cases. I don't understand why more people aren't starting to use them.What's with all these pre-meds commenting on the dangers of motorcycles as though they're battle-tested ER physicians? Life isn't worth living if you can't live a little and do the things you enjoy doing. I just got done with a research project looking at head injuries that went through a local hospital in the last 3 years. Motor-vehicle (car/truck/etc.) head injuries accounted for at least 90%. I suspect it's more like 98%. And you might expect that the remaining motorcycle injuries were more serious, but they really weren't. In fact, the most comparable groups were ATV riders without helmets and motor-vehicle occupants without seat-belts. No one is arguing that the people in this group are also referred to as "idiots." Of course after brain damage they're even worse off than when they started, but that's just how life works, eh?
There is no one riding a bike on the road that isn't already fully aware of the risks. Don't project your own fears on others, and for goodness sakes stop lecturing.
Next thread: Skydivers in medical school.
Snot-nosed premed response: "You know, we call skydivers "suicide success stories" in my hospital (where I stocked shelves and delivered flowers as a volunteer). In fact there was a case just last week where......"
PS- one of my interviewers, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, rides a BMW cruiser.
It wasn't directed at anyone specific......but have you even posted on this thread before? I don't see it if you did. Uh oh, not using two accounts are you....?The percentage of riders is much less than drivers. And, you don't have to be a rider to caution on the dangers of riding. I just gave a speech on helmet use. The statistics make me wonder why people choose not to use a helmet. I saw a friend die from a crash, he was wearing a helmet. Its a preventative measure that helps in most cases. I don't understand why more people aren't starting to use them.
No I haven't posted on this specific thread before. There is an inherited risk with any form of transportation all the way from rollerblades to motorcycles. However, I can see where people are coming from when they call riding dangerous, etc. Riding a motorcycle puts you at a higher risk of injury than driving a car or walking, for example. There are fundamentalists on both sides saying riding is the worse thing you can do or riding is the best thing you can do. Ultimately, its one's choice, but I can see where many people, even if they don't have experience, are coming from when they say riding can be or is dangerous.It wasn't directed at anyone specific......but have you even posted on this thread before? I don't see it if you did. Uh oh, not using two accounts are you....?
Yes, it's true that the percentage of riders to vehicle occupants is much much lower and thus head injury rates would be much much lower as well just to stay in-line. However, if riding a motorcycle was the bloodbath everyone seems to think it is, this should be reflected in some data somewhere...and it just isn't (among helmet-wearing, unintoxicated riders).