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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JesusISourLORD, Apr 27, 2007.

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  1. JesusISourLORD

    JesusISourLORD 2+ Year Member

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    I called this schol and asked what I need to do to my improve my app. I got this response:

    Although the interview season is OVER, you have not been officially REJECTED. You have a strong MCAT and GPA :) (I hope so, hehe) but need more extensive healthcare experience. Good luck with your future endeavor.

    I have over 150 hours of clinical experience, so I don't get it... Wait, now 250+ and counting :D
    Maybe, they didn't bother to tell me the WHOLE truth...
     
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  3. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    hmm...wwjd?
     
  4. gotmeds?

    gotmeds? 5+ Year Member

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    Oh come on. Clinical experience was easy for JC, what with curing the blind and all that. Helluva thing to be able to put on your AMCAS.
     
  5. IckeyShuffle

    IckeyShuffle MS1 t-minus 1.5 months.. 2+ Year Member

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    wwjd = world wide jewish domination.....
     
  6. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    i guess. but I hear he was lacking in research experience. that would have hurt him at a lot of the top 20s
     
  7. RayhanS1282

    RayhanS1282 perpetually percolated 10+ Year Member

    He had good hobbies, what with all the carpentry and making wine and all.
     
  8. Wanna_B_Scutty

    Wanna_B_Scutty MS1 2+ Year Member

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    True, but his isolationist proclivities (always leaving his posse behind to wander off and pray) would raise red flags in his LORs.
     
  9. ReachingTruth

    ReachingTruth My Future Rests on Hope 2+ Year Member

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    And an LOR from God? You can't have relatives write you LORs for Med Schools, no exceptions.
     
  10. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

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    Apparently also he was a leader and pretty charismatic also.
    But JC didn't need to go to medical school anyway. He already knew how to do everything.
     
  11. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    of course he didn't need to. none of us need to. but you better believe he wanted to be called Dr. Christ.
     
  12. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    What was your clinical experience though. They might not be talking about time so much as quality.
     
  13. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

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    OP, get some more clinical experience if that's what they told you to do. Don't know if this was your problem, but quality >>> quantity like a previous poster said, and it'd be great to score an LOR in this area should you have to reapply.
     
  14. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Sounds like a vague, "form letter" response to me.
     
  15. gotmeds?

    gotmeds? 5+ Year Member

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    So it looks like JC would have:

    Excellent cinical experience
    Extensive volunteer experience
    Great ECs
    Very strong LORs
    He's a URM (uh oh, flamewar -- for so many reasons)

    On the downside:

    No research experience

    He'd probably have taken the pre-reqs and gotten:

    Biology: C (not a big fan of evolution)
    Chem: A (water to wine)
    OChem: A (as above)
    Physics: A (Dad invented the laws of phsyics)

    GPA: 3.5
    MCAT: ??

    He'd have a good shot at a top-20 if He did well on the MCAT. He should probably apply to some backup schools, though.
     
  16. etf

    etf Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    never mind
     
  17. Flopotomist

    Flopotomist I love the Chicago USPS 7+ Year Member

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    I dunno about that A in Physics - I mean what with walking on water, a family history of parting seas etc.

    He could have a great letter to write about hardships faced during his undergrad years though - hard to compete with crucifixion as far as hardships go.
     
  18. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    meh that doesn't excuse his C in biology. I'd say he should apply to some DO schools and the Caribbean just to be safe :thumbup:
     
  19. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard 5+ Year Member

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    over the rainbow
  20. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

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    jew from middle east /= URM


    unless you're talking about Black Jesus...
     
  21. Tired

    Tired Fading away 7+ Year Member

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    A pre-allo post from Dr. Cox? Craziness!
     
  22. EagerToBeMD

    EagerToBeMD Medical Student 5+ Year Member

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    You guys are utterly rude. This person is seeking advice about a valid question and you have to turn it into yet another trash thread, like we don't have enough here.

    OP, I would call and ask them what they meant by that. Are you sure your 150 hours is clinical or were you doing administrative work in a doctor's office or something?
     
  23. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Well in all fairness taking the lords name in vain by using it as part of your username is ruder to some.
     
  24. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I agree. Not a single lab experiment he did seemed to come out as one would predict, and no evidence that he was good at explaining aberrant results (a lot of chalking things up to miracles -- you try that at your own peril). I'm thinking a D in the lab component of physics.
     
  25. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    to some, right. to others, it's just grounds for unrestrained mockery. giddyup.
     
  26. Stolenspatulas

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    maybe they want more diversity in terms of clinical experience? did you just shadow one doctor? did you volunteer on just one floor?

    "need more extensive healthcare experience" makes it seem like they don't believe you thought through or tested yourself enough to realize becoming a doctor is right for you.

    just some ideas.

    goodluck.
     
  27. JesusISourLORD

    JesusISourLORD 2+ Year Member

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    Taking his name in vain?? :rolleyes: I am proud to say that Jesus is the Lord. Then, do you want me to start mocking the Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad, etc?

    Law2Doc, how old are you? Grow up. Before some people (ie. me) here start attacking other religions like muslims, hindus, and buddhists here thanks to what you say, loser

    I hope SDN takes away your advisor status because you aren't being that good of help
     
  28. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Well, your take as to what is in vain is not everyone's. Using it to lend credence to your word, as in including it in a screen name, meets a lot of people's definition.
     
  29. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    yeah that's a mature response :thumbup:
     
  30. dln72183

    dln72183 7+ Year Member

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    this is a funny thread. I like it.


    lord guy - same thing happened to me last year (ended up being rejected by both schools). SO, I went to mexico for a week to do volunteer construction, became a volunteer EMT-B in a rural town, got a part-time job as a personal care attendant, and have been doing clinical research full-time. That's the route I took. I got lucky with the research. If you're looking for ideas, you could get a job at a summer camp for children with disabilities (Camp Courage in Minnesota is one of the best), become a CNA (the classes don't take long), work in a nursing home (they always need help, even delivering food) or volunteer with a the Salvation Army free clinic. Those are just some ideas that are open to everybody. There are sooo many diverse opportunities. Think of some of your interests and see how you can work your way into them.

    Side note:
    I think Jesus would be good in Ortho, with Joseph being a carpenter and all. Just a thought.
     
  31. ssquared

    ssquared Member 2+ Year Member

    Why doesn't SDN screen out these kinds of screen names? Nothing says "warning light" like an sn that contains any permutation on "jesus, our, lord".:rolleyes:
     
  32. chable

    chable A sphincter says, "what." 7+ Year Member

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    Whoa buddy. Don't bring other religions into this. Just stick to your using-"his"-name-in-vain argument. And I don't think he's Sour.
     
  33. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    and his delusions of grandeur fit well with the ortho god-complex
     
  34. geogil

    geogil Still training. 7+ Year Member

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    OP, what does taking it in vain entail then, if not excessive, vain repetition? I would think that reading or saying your screen name out loud every time you post would fit that criterion.

    IN response to your inital query. Why don't you talk to other schools that rejected you to see waht they say. If the consensus is that you need more clinical experience, then that's what you need to work on. Get crackin' too, because the next AMCAS cycle is just around the corner!
     
  35. dln72183

    dln72183 7+ Year Member

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    Does Ferrari even make camels? Or is that Rolls-Royce? What about donkeys?
     
  36. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    well whatever brand donkey it was, you'd better believe it was pretty souped up.
     
  37. dln72183

    dln72183 7+ Year Member

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    Maybe it was a little, pigmy low-rider donkey :laugh: He would have just rolled on out of surgery on that little beast... I love it....I'm going to hell.
     
  38. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    meh. if pigmy low-rider had it his way, the whole world would be going to hell.
     
  39. dln72183

    dln72183 7+ Year Member

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    touche
     
  40. foofish

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    HA, I also definitely first read the OP's name as "Jesus Sour Lord"...an unfortunate application of capitalization, that is.

    OP: You either got a) a form letter or b) the school had a problem with the quality of your experience. I mean, volunteering at a hospital can run the gamut from being locked away in some office filing to acting as a nurse assistant.
     
  41. DoctorPardi

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    I am closing this thread upon the OP's request.
     

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