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SexyEgptnDr

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Hey- I will be starting the BSSP program also, but I was wondering...are you guys planning on staying in the dorms, or have you found places? I went out to Long Island earlier this week and looked at places....most of the places want you to sign june-june (and they're not all that nice!)And all the nice places I saw are ready in September. Did anyone have a similar experience? Has anyone seen the dorms at CWPost? How many people are doing this program anyway????

I know that's a lot of questions...but any info would help!
 

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CONGRADULATIONS!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm going to stay in the dorms at LIU/CW post. I've heard that the dorms are ok...no A/C though. It is really not too far from NYCOM. I figured that I would do the dorm thing...find out where good places are when I get things all set. I visited from Boston...could'nt make up my mind on a place yet.

I've heard that between 25-30 students in the participate in the BSSP.
 

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I will also be staying at the dorms. I am planning on finding a place during that 2 months so I can move into the place hopefully in the beg. of Aug. Congrats on your acceptance! :D See you in a few wks!

By the way..are there any baseball fans out there? I am going to one of the Dbacks-Yanks games! I'm so excited! GO DBACKS!!! :clap:
 

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Hello all- I just received a call from one of the students at NYCOM to answer any of my questions. I asked her about the CW Post dorms...she said to make sure to buy/bring a fan since it is extremely hot in the summer...she also said that although the dorms seem close to the school...it is not safe to walk it. So, how many of you are bringing cars??? She said most students just carpool to school. She also told me that the dorms are co-ed and you get to room with one other person. So, if you guys have any other questions...I have her number and I can call her at any time. So, just post your questions here...or email me!

See ya in a few weeks!

Hala
 

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mbenavidez:

I'm supposed to be a Boston Red Sox fan....I've gotta change since I will be in NY soon.

You're a diamondback fan? My brother is too. He went to one of the world series games out there...he lives in Scottsdale, AZ.
 

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Sam Adams

What do you mean supposed to be a Boston Red Sox fan. Just b/c you move to NY doesn't make you a NY fan..Blah! :rolleyes: I am an AZ native and Loyal DBACKS fan!! I went to WS game 2, it was amazing! :) Talk to your brother about being a DBACKS fan, he knows what he's talking about! :wink:
 

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Uh, huh...just kidding, Im not really a Red Sox fan. But living up here, everyone expects you to be one...I've only been to one game though. Fenway is always crazy...things always heat up when the Yankees are in town. We all say that we would love to adopt a winning franchise...i can do it now... hah, just kidding. im gonna get out of here...working on memorial day, ugh!
 

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Hi There!

I still haven't received any info on the program from the minority affairs office. I keep calling and emailing them. Either they don't write me back or don't call me back. She only called me back once when I was working! ugh! :(

SO..I have some questions that need to be answered. If you guys or someone you know could answer them..I would appreciate it so much! :) Does anyone know how late we can check into CW Post? Where are the CW Post dorms located? Where are we meeting on the first day of the program? Why is it I feal so much anxiety?!? ...maybe b/c I am a bit confused about why I still haven't been contacted after all my effort!! :confused:

Well see you all soon! Thanks Again! I don't know what I would do without everyone's help and info! You guys are Great! :wink: I'm Out!

All I have left to say is...
GO DBACKS! :D
 

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hi everyone!
i am new to this site...been lurking for a while. anywho to mbenavidez..try calling the office today and speak to Esther instead of Denise. I am in your same position as i just got accepted in the middle of May and had yet to receive a letter. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
I was like you calling all the time until i spoke with her.
I will try to answer some of your questions. First the CW Post campus is part of LIU (which is walkable if you do not mind walking on a highway). She said that we could move in between friday June 7 and Sunday JUne 9 (not quite sure what the earliest time is.) Orientation begins @ 11am in the same room where we had the interview. The rooms are $200 a week, so for seven weeks ($1400). There will be about 30 people in the program this summer. Anyway that is about as much as i know. again call the office and ask for esther and she is mad cool and willing to help.
Look forward to seeing you all on the 9th!!!!! :)
 

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See you all soon! I'm off to the airport in 40 min. :D
 

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As someone that has been through the BSSP program and has taught students in the program, I would like to give a little advise.

First, take it seriously. If you fail a test or two, then you are done. That's it.

Some prof's give practice questions. Do the practice questions. If you can't answer the practice questions off the top of your head then you aren't ready for the test.

Use the tutors but before you see a tutor for a subject, try to at least read over the stuff. That doesn't mean that you need to look up every little factoid on your own. Just read.

Ask students that have made it through the program, how they made it through. What were their tactics? Did they have any advice, study aids, etc.

Don't let people stress you out. Put distance between yourself and people that seem toxic to your study environment. This is your shot. Be sure to use it well. You are not guaranteed a spot just because you are in the BSSP. You have to complete the program successfully to be guaranteed a spot in the first year class. Do your work and you'll be fine. But it is work.

Sorry to paint a rough picture, but I didn't do it last year and people that I anticipated making it through the program, didn't.

Good luck and do well,
Naloxone.
 

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Hey,
Great orientation...I get the feeling we are not gonna get off so easily during the rest of te summer program...See ya all tomorrow
 
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Hey I just thought I would bring our little section back up. This is the male half of DOnut. Hope everyone is doing well. Also, I'm trying to set up a website with a friend of mine where students can post study questions that we write. That way all can benefit. I'll keep you guys posted. Peace.
 

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After finally getting some sleep......Congrats to all!!!....Enjoy the break and we'll meet again on the 12th!!!...Peace!
PS. DOnut...any news on that website?
 

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Yeah- the male half of DOnut...where's that web page, huh? Since you didn't have ANYTHING to do all summer, the least you could have done is finished your own idea!!!! Geez- the nerve of some people...hahaha...

Say hi to "Ariel"...

-SexyEgptnDr
aka "Miss. America"
 

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Hey Everyone!!

I'm so happy we survived med school boot camp together! Hope all is well! I'm getting ready to go back to NY on the 10th and get all this crap done for school. My birthday is Sunday..I'll be 25....so I am expecting my gifts when I get there! hehe It's been nice at home in AZ ... seeing the family, my puppy, and my car! I will see you all soon!


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Miss America...Miss Egypt,
Did you find our home yet?? hehe :)
 

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What's up everybody?

This is the female (better) half of DOnut a.k.a. "Ariel", which was given to me by a very special person.;) Guess what? WE MADE IT!!! We are officially med students! I am soooo happy....I am just sitting around going to the gym, sleeping, and just being LAZY. I hope some of you are doing the same, since it is WELL deserved. I miss you all and I can't wait to see all of you on the 12th. I hope my west coasters are enjoying home. Bye!

P.S. Buttacup, where art thou?
 

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Oh, I almost forgot...........Happy Birthday mbenavidez!!.....old lady.
 

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I will give everyone a hint as to what mbenavidez wants for her birthday:

1) Buy her caramel fraps throughout our first semester...

2) You can always buy her appliances for our house (which I haven't found yet)...but I would like a rice cooker and a George Forman grill...oops, I mean she would like it!!!! lol...

anyways- Happy Birthday Skuttle!!!!

-SexyEgptnDr
 

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Please....define "Skuttle" :confused:
 

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:laugh: That was funny Miss. Egypt!:laugh:

Thanks you guys for the birthday wishes!

By the way Ariel...Skuttle is that crazy bird from your movie:). I think the Egyptian girl is going to name everyone as a Disney character. We will have the whole Disney cast by the end of our 4 yrs:). See you all soon:D
 

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I'm glad that you guys got me all figured out....hehehe...so what if I am a Disney freak!!!
 

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Hey, this is the DOnut suffering from a massive abundance of testosterone, or a severe lack of estrogen. What's everyone doing this weekend???? Let get together....I think that I'm going to stop working on Wed, or Thurs, so if you're not busy let us know!!!! Peace
 

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Well hello my peoples-


CONGRADULATIONS EVERYONE FOR GETTING THROUGH THE BASIC SUMMER TORTURE...I MEAN SUMMER PROGRAM!!!!
I am still alive and kicking mrs. DOnut!!!!!!!!!!! How is mr. DOnut doing...hope he is not working too hard!!!!

Happy Birthday mbenavidez.....you're getting old like the rest of us...enjoy the golden years my friend !!!!!

:clap: :clap:

Anywho I am glad to see that everyone is trying to recover from the terror...only to have to get back to it in least than a week. Will the torture ever end:confused: :confused:

I look forward to seeing you guys on the 12th for more funfilled adventures. DOnut...sounds like a good idea to get together this weekend...is anyone else game to the plan? Holla back and lets set it up!!

SexyEgyptianDr........Hollllllllllaaaaaaaaa:D :D

See yall soon
 

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It's about damn time you surfaced Butta. I lost your damn number, and I've been trying to call you since the program ended. So.......what's the deal? What's the plan this weekend?? Mr. Donut finishes work on Thursday so this weekend is his summer vacation. Tell us what there is to do in this over priced and over populated city.

Where's everyone else....come on I know you still check out SDN.
 

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you are a silly fool DOnut!!!!!!

dontbelievethehype took a vacation to DR. I just spoke to Zee and she is doing cool too.
I think that everyone is anxious to go back but i dont think that there are ready for the work ahead. Have not had much time to digest it all...you know what i mean

in regards to get [email protected]#t...i cant even afford the city I have been living in all my life but we will figure something out...i call some other people to see if they want to hang too

I will be calling you because unlike you I DID NOT LOSE YOUR NUMBER:laugh: :laugh:
WHAT KIND OF FRIENDSHIP IS THIS ANYWAY!!!!!!!


love, peace, and hairgrease:D
 

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Hello everyone!!!! I think that getting together over the weekend would be good...however, where were you Mr & Mrs. DOnut and buttacup when we went out the day after our last tests???

I get back to NY on Sat morning....still don't have a place to live or stay!!! (I'm hoping Milo will get back to me and save me from being homeless...)

I don't have your number buttacup...but ariel, give me a call on sat...I should be at Milo's (I hope) or else you can probably find me outside of pathmark begging for change!!! LOL...

K- Peace out...buttacup, thanks for Holla-ing at me!
 

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Ok so i'm stupid.....yeah this Mr. Donut. Who the hell is Milo?? Also.....it's my fault......but you sexy thing you....we need your number. PM me with the number please.

Also, the Mrs. and I have a slight emergency deviation (nothing serious). We will be back in town on Saturday afternoon so we'll call everyone then.

Be safe travelling back. If we don't reach you at "Milo's" then we'll scoop you up at pathmart. Lol :D

Peace
 

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I will be back in NY on sat night...around 10:30. I am also homeless, but I am hoping to stay with some friends. It has been a pain getting everything I need to the other side of the country. Oh Well! I will see you all soon! bye bye for now!:D
 

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a'ight peoples-

whats up with the homeless situation sexydr and mbenavidez... if i could i would let you stay with me. As it is i am trying to find a place closer to school...we are all in a [email protected]#ked up situation. Hopefully "Milo" can be a pal and pick up some homeless folks from off the streets...hmmmmm;)

as for the get together after the program... i heard some people got tore up from the floor up:laugh: :laugh:
hope that it was not any of you two!!!!!

anyway still unsure about the weekend get together since Mr. and Mrs. DOnut will just be coming back from this little suspicious getaway that they are doing...i'm watching you two with all four of my eyes:)

anyway if it does not work out, we will all see each other on the 12th.

love and peace
 
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