very sweet of you to say....thanks!! it's not so much that i had a hard time getting into med school, it's that i had a hard time getting into med school in california.....sometimes you can't just drop everything and move across the countryYuliya11111 said:if i comment on your stats. they are simply stellar. i'm surprised you had such a hard time getting into med school, even the third time around. and your resume rocks.
good luck at penn state!
what is up with penn state wailisting my fellow sdn'ers? that's not right....not right at all....beponychick said:Hi Camstah,
Im so glad you are sooo enthusiastic about Penn State. I like it there also... ALOT. Hopefully I will hear something positive after May 15th. Good luck. I hope we get to meet each other
What if you showed up to the first day of classes and there were just two of you! OMG, I would die! They're out there, cammy, and as soon as I have replenished Karma abilities, they are coming your way!camstah said:bumping this thread again.....
is anyone reading this?
am i talking to myself?
is no one else going to penn state?
that's cool....it's nice that you've got your wife as your roommateWyldeWolf1 said:We're eventually going to buy a house or condo (the cost is very reasonable in that area), and in the meantime we're renting an apartment. There are several in the area that either do 3-6 month leases or allow you to break the lease with a 2 month notice. My wife found them online on some apartment finder websites, and they mailed the applications to us.
what have you heard about the on-campus apartments? i wonder how much it would cost to rent a house...apparently a lot of second years do it (once they meet everyone and can get roommates i guess) but i think it'd be cool to do that as a first year....it's hard finding a place to live when you're so far away, and don't know anyonemishie said:Hey guys,
I just got my acceptance letter on Saturday I really loved the school when I interviewed, but I'm a little worried about the location. The area seemed so empty - like there were more farms than houses. Well, I guess we won't have to worry about studying distractions.
Also, Are any of you thinking of living in the on-campus apartments?
I got accepted to Miami, Penn State, and St Louis, and went with PSU. I'm going to relate some of the advice that was given to me during my decision-making process.mishie said:Hey camstah,
It seems like it's just the two of us on this thread.
I've been really unsure lately if i'm making the right decision. Well, actually, that's not true. Everyone else is making me feel like i'm making the wrong choice, going to penn state. I got into both Drexel and Penn State, and i have to mail out my final decision tomorrow. All of my family and some friends really want me to go to Drexel, and they're really stressing the Phili location (also, I only live 40 minutes away). I know Drexel's a great school, and I really liked it when I interviewed there. It's just that I think I'd be happier at Penn State. But I am worried about living in the middle of no where. I really afraid I might regret my decision later on.
Do you have any advice?
this is a good reason too6) Camstah and I will be there. What more do you need?
I know this is true of University Park undergrad, but is this true of the medical school? I never really thought to judge med schools on whether they were party schools or not.ShaolinDark said:Although I am not going to Penn State's medical school (I'm going to the Smeal business school), you have to realize that Penn State is a big party school. You guys are going to have to learn how to balance out partying and studying.
All medical schools have students who live by the philosophy "Work hard; play hard", but the students I met, while social, were not over-the-top. In fact, a surprising number of them had a spouse and/or children. Besides, Hershey is not University Park. I imagine that all you have to do to avoid any existing party scene is to avoid piling in the car heading to the Harrisburg bars.SilleAngyl said:I know this is true of University Park undergrad, but is this true of the medical school? I never really thought to judge med schools on whether they were party schools or not.
Yeah, pretty soon we'll need to migrate over to the Allopathic forum, but I'm sure they're happy that we're having most of these "OMG, where are you going? I'm going there too! What do you think it will be like? I'm so excited!" conversations here. Right now, I'm starting to slowly drift between the two.ShaolinDark said:My bad, I forgot you guys were not undergrads.
Woo hoo! we'll be seeing you at penn state then mishiemishie said:Thanks for all your input!!!
I just got back from the post office -- I finally mailed out a letter to penn state accepting the position
And seriously, what was I worried about?! WyldeWolf1 and Camstah will be there
Like I always tell the wolf-haters: If you love dogs, you love wolves; they're the same species. They're man's best friend, a keystone species in nature, adapt well socially and alone, are intelligent, beautiful creatures...what's not to love?camstah said:Woo hoo! we'll be seeing you at penn state then mishie
and wyldewolf, you posted on another thread that people shouldn't perpetuate the viciouswolf stereotype..i for one like wolves, and i think the pic you've got for your avatar is cool
i was thinking of moving in like late july...does anyone know when class/orientation/all the fun begins?WyldeWolf1 said:Btw, is anyone moving to Hershey a bit early? We're heading up there in July so my wife can start her job and we can get settled before the madness begins. We Penn State SDNers ought to get together to celebrate once we all arrive.
I haven't heard anything directly, but looking at the schedule for last year (Click Here), "Official Orientation check-in will begin on Monday, August 11 and run through Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m." So somewhere in the first two weeks of August, I guess. The site also mentions that we'll be receiving forms re: white coat ceremony, CPR, etc.camstah said:i was thinking of moving in like late july...does anyone know when class/orientation/all the fun begins?
that's a good idea...we should all get together and have an sdn party! hopefully all of the people waiting for the waitlist to move will get off of it too, and can join
well, i've been debating between the two...on campus housing would be convenient, but i wish i knew what the negatives were....and off campus would be cool to, because i'll have a car, but will most first years be living on campus? would they have their own little "we live on campus" clique? would it make it harder to get to know people if one is living off campus? and what about snow? when i was there it was COLD....what if you can't drive in the snow to classes? as weird as it may sound, that's my biggest fear....but seeing as how i'm from los angeles, you can understand...it rarely ever rains here, much less snow!!!!!! i don't know...what are you thinking mishie (since i know you've got your housing situation covered wylde )......mishie said:I agree! We should definately get together and celebrate before classes and studying madness starts!!!
I'm starting to get really excited and definately taking the housing search more seriously. Camstah, have you thought more about on-campus vs. off-campus housing?
I found an apartment off-campus that has a community pool and is basically the same price of on-campus housing. But I've heard that living on-campus is just a lot more convenient. Is that true?
a ten minute commute? i commute an hour and fifteen minutes (on a good day) to get to work now....man i hate la traffic sometimes....actually, all the time......WyldeWolf1 said:There's already wireless in the vincinity of the library, and I spoke to an IT rep during 2nd look day. He said they were looking at campus-wide wireless as well as Palm/Pocket PC compatibility. Apparently there's still some debate on how they want to implement it.
Also, the school has a deal with local companies so that even students who live off-campus can get cheap cable and high-speed internet (can't remember if it's cable or dsl). In any case, it won't really put too big a dent in your wallet to not only have a wireless card in your new laptop, but also to get a wireless router at home as well. If you have multiple computers, game consoles, etc it'll save you the cost of extra cable/dsl modems.
Btw, we didn't have too hard a time locating apartments. Even those that are in "other towns" aren't far away usually. I guess it all depends on your perspective; I don't find a 10-20 commute a big deal. I had to drive more than that just to get partway across town in Tallahassee traffic.