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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Lizzie Bartlet, May 11, 2008.

  1. Lizzie Bartlet

    Lizzie Bartlet 2+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    Would you list pageants in your EC's? I competed for five years and was a 2nd runner-up at my state finals.
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  3. TupacalipseT96

    TupacalipseT96 R U Still Down? 7+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    Sure if it was a long-term commitment in which you were successful why not.
    They want a diverse class and I don't think too many pageant princesses apply to medical school.
  4. HumidBeing

    HumidBeing In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    If I did, they'd revoke my mancard for good.

    If you're proud of it, you might. I know it takes a LOT of work, and it is, after all, an EC. It's a tough call because of some of the negative associations people may relate to "pageant girls."

    You do run the risk of some people seeing the app and just laughing as they think of Miss South Carolina, because not everyone knows how much effort the activity involves.
  5. Hurricane95

    Hurricane95 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2005
    Miami, FL
    haha I don't think miss south carolina has taken the mcat or would score too highly if she did...

    Honestly I would suggest you put it in. It really is a unique EC not too many girls can brag about. Make sure you don't make it look superficial. If ever asked, focus on how it matured you as a person, yada yada, etc. Keep in mind a couple of people here and there may be superficial and make associations about your ability to be in medicine on something as simple as that. But it really shouldn't be a problem if you have great grades and mcat, and a few other EC thrown in there, like volunteering, shadowing, etc.

    Maybe include some of your competition pictures in the file? :D (kidding...unless...nm)
  6. Isoprop

    Isoprop Fascinating, tell me more 5+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2007
  7. milliya

    milliya Soon To Be Saving Babies 2+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    North Carolina
    what about if you've done just one pageant? i did the Miss Phi Beta Sigma Pageant at my school and placed.
  8. njbmd

    njbmd Guest Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    May 30, 2001
    Gone Walkabout!
    Had one of the Miss USA state pageant winners in my medical school class. She made the Top 15 but didn't go any further in the Miss USA pagent. She was in my "tank" group for Gross and loved to clean up our dissections. We loved her to death because she was so stereotypically "lovely". She went into OB-Gyn as expected.
  9. BoredMD


    May 7, 2008
    San Fran, CA
    Definitely put it down as an EC. It's a unique EC that can help set you apart. During interviews, I got asked a lot about the pageants I had participated in so it was a little ice-breaker. Good luck! :D
  10. xanthomondo

    xanthomondo nom nom nom Banned Physician 10+ Year Member

    If you had a platform that you are genuinely passionate about I think it would really help your application.
  11. PreMD86

    PreMD86 'Pre' free! 2+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2007
    I think that only a set of pictures in an evening gown and bathing suit can help us decide if this is EC worthy.
  12. paranoid_eyes

    paranoid_eyes 2+ Year Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    :laugh: i agree (if you are a female)
  13. Wylde

    Wylde 7+ Year Member

    Sep 23, 2007
    definitely, med schools want diversity and this is a very unique EC.
  14. GoldShadow

    GoldShadow 2+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2007

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