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pimple popper, m.d

Discussion in 'Dermatology' started by gobluemichigan, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. gobluemichigan

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    I was talking to a second year student today about how to do well in 3rd year. The girl is interested in dermatology but I warned her to keep her aspirations to herself. She gave me this confused look a didn't seem to understand why I would say that.
    I don't know about you guys but as soon as the "d" word is out there its a bear of battle to regain any sense of respect from medicine/surgery/pedi/obgyn attendings and residents. I usually played the "I don't know yet" card and it worked like a charm. :cool: On one surgery rotation, a fellow student let on to the chief resident that I was actually a derm-wannabe and after that I never heard the end of it.

    "derm is so stupid --> if its wet, dry it, if its dry, wet it"
    "All you care about is money"
    "you are lazy"
    "you won't be a real doctor"
    "sure, if you want to be pimple popper m.d"

    some residents made it their personal mission to make my life a living hell after they found out I was into derm. :rolleyes:

    GO BLUE!
     
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  3. goodies

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    true, but at the same time i was able to get people to automatically think i was smart by saying i was going into derm.

    attending or resident: "you must be one of the smart ones"

    end result: helped my evals :thumbup:
     
  4. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc.
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    Those residents are just a bunch of haters, who have nothing to look forward to except their one golden weekend a quarter. You know misery loves company, they just want you to be miserable like them.
     
  5. Ignite hardcore

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    Classic. That is so brutal, one weekend a quarter?!

    To the OP, you forgot...

    "If its ugly, hide it"
     
  6. PeepshowJohnny

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    As a future Radiologist, I agree. "I haven't decided" is the best answer for any question about specialties.
     
  7. Bigpwn

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    Just say you want to be a Mohs Surgeon and perform simple facial plastics reconstruction after excision. Why mention the word derm at all? You have to play around with the wording. :)
     

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