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% of pre-meds on SDN?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by Consuela, 10.29.14.

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  1. Consuela

    Consuela

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    I'd be curious if anyone has a clue (maybe via members in Pre-medical Forums) as to what % of pre-meds actually know about/stalk SDN? It's an awesome resource! but I didn't find out about it until I was out of undergrad (taking a couple of gap years) and now I feel that I missed out on a lot (i.e. wasn't "gunner" enough). Have since been trying to play catch-up in a lot of areas.

    Who told you about SDN?
     
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  3. listener23

    listener23 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    Judging by how high everyone stats are vs the actual matriculate average I'd say very low. Also judging by the negative reaction I get from my other pre-med peers when I drop basic SDN knowledge ( like adcoms don't care about what you major in!!!) I also say very low.
     
  4. Doctor W

    Doctor W Sworn enemy of Organic Chemistry 2+ Year Member

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    I agree with listener. I don't think premeds know about this amazing resource. SDN needs to be promoted by pre-health advisors. Anyways, I found about sdn when I typed a question in google. Cant remember what the question was though..
     
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  5. DocFarnsworth

    DocFarnsworth 2+ Year Member

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    I actually heard about SDN from my MCAT instructor. He specifically mentioned the website to us as a place to never go to, telling us it will make us feel so inadequate/ill-prepared compared to everyone else.

    Obviously, I didn't listen to his advice. SDN, like any other forum-based website, will give you terrible advice, great advice, and everything in between. You didn't necessarily miss out on anything in your undergrad years by not knowing about SDN.
     
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    listener23 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    SDN has never giving me wrong advice (you got to know who to ask) but it does make me feel inadequate
     
  7. Doctor W

    Doctor W Sworn enemy of Organic Chemistry 2+ Year Member

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    Listener I also would like to tell you that your account's image is of the Caduceus, the symbol of commerce. The rod of Asclepius is the one related with medicine. Just in case you didn't know...
     
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  8. About28

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    That's really weird, my MCAT instructor actually told me the same exact thing. Because of that, I applied late and got rejected because of it. I ended up on SDN due to confusion about why I got rejected. The difference between this cycle and last is amazing, but I'm still waiting to hear from the places I've interviewed at so this cycle could turn out exactly the same as last.
     
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  9. Boolean

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    SDN is not widely known at my school (although my school is incredibly large). A number of premeds simply follow our premed advising blindly (admittedly, they're quite good, but still)
     
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    loltopsy 2+ Year Member

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    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaah, probably not. My school (major, huge university) had awful premed advisers, and there's been many threads about adviser horror stories.
     
  11. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    SDN suffers from being known as "premed CollegeConfidential" a lot here in the Northeast. People think it's filled with neurotic premeds screaming about their ill-preparedness in the cycle and that it doesn't have anything good to add for applicants.

    That's good. That's very good. I'm a fan. How would we have an advantage if everyone knew about this great resource?
     
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    loltopsy 2+ Year Member

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  13. kthxbai

    kthxbai Really bad eggs 2+ Year Member

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    Tell me about it. My adviser said that I'd have trouble getting into medical school this year. Granted I don't have an acceptance yet, but it's hard to call me a loser with 6 interview invites. Advisers are notorious for dispensing advice based on "truthiness."
     
  14. reapplicanthelpme2014

    reapplicanthelpme2014 2+ Year Member

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    I'm actually told to stay off SDN a lot if the time because it's filled with neurotic pre-meds and sometimes can make you feel really insecure. If I bring up something I saw on SDN, my friends tell me to go away lol. When it's not annoying posts like "OMG I got 10 interviews, I'm awesome!" Or "If I have a 3.97 am I doomed for med school??", a lot of the resources here are super helpful! I hope more pre-meds take (useful) information from here!
     

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