Posted on the SDN Facebook page today: Obese/unattractive medical students less likely to receive competitive residency

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The most I ever squatted was 225 and that was before I had kids. I’m a girl but will have to up the ante.
My high school wrestling coach gave us the rule of thumb "Bench your body weight and squat twice as much."
 

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Oh man after I'm done with my MCAT I am upping the amount of cardio to make my cheekbones pop more. And then probably buying some exfoliating lotion for the 2 dark spots on my chin. Interview szn is here.
 
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Oh man after I'm done with my MCAT I am upping the amount of cardio to make my cheekbones pop more. And then probably buying some exfoliating lotion for the 2 dark spots on my chin. Interview szn is here.
You’ll want a retinoid for that. Can I match derm now plz
 
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You’ll want a retinoid for that. Can I match derm now plz
I never understood derm. Sure, it is Cush and good pay...but skin is so meh? Of all the things...
 

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On the topic of photos:

Does our picture for medical school secondaries need to be waist up or face only shots?
 
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On the topic of photos:

Does our picture for medical school secondaries need to be waist up or face only shots?
Professional headshot
 

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I hired a professional photographer and got a makeup artist for my med school application head shots.

Since ortho is one of my top choices, I’ve been lifting heavy. I want residency interviewers to see my muscles through my suits.
Perhaps you need to wear smaller, better fitted suits.
 
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On the topic of photos:

Does our picture for medical school secondaries need to be waist up or face only shots?
Professional headshot
DIY hack: I was too cheap to pay for professional headshots so I just had a friend take my photo against a plain background. For the purpose of secondaries it's totally fine. Just thought I'd mention it for those of y'all who are now thinking "mann, now I need to get a professional photo taken" :rofl:
 

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DIY hack: I was too cheap to pay for professional headshots so I just had a friend take my photo against a plain background. For the purpose of secondaries it's totally fine. Just thought I'd mention it for those of y'all who are now thinking "mann, now I need to get a professional photo taken" :rofl:
It's okay! I have friends that are insta famous so I'll just ask them to edit my photos
 
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Most max "squats" I see by med students are a giant lie. Most don't realize parallel in meet legal terms means hip crease below knee crease. They all squat about 4 inches high. Then when they have to hit depth suddenly their squats are a 100lbs lower. They then bench with a bounce or don't touch the chest. The only lift I trust from most is a a no straps deadlift. Because while you can use horrendous form to lift the weight, you can either do it or not do it. Hitching is another story but most non serious lifters don't do it to an extreme to help much. Here are my lifts, nothing impressive in powerlifting world, but it took me some work

BW: 173
335x1 max squat
305 atg pause squat
415 deadlift
240 pause bench
255 touch and go bench
130x5 ohp strict off upper chest and to lockout with no leg drive. This should be a given but clowns conflate a half rep or push press with the same thing.

Currently 167 after a rough third year. The only thing that has kept is the DL. Everything else is about 10% lower.
 
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Most max "squats" I see by med students are a giant lie. Most don't realize parallel in meet legal terms means hip crease below knee crease. They all squat about 4 inches high. Then when they have to hit depth suddenly their squats are a 100lbs lower. They then bench with a bounce or don't touch the chest. The only lift I trust from most is a a no straps deadlift. Because while you can use horrendous form to lift the weight, you can either do it or not do it. Hitching is another story but most non serious lifters don't do it to an extreme to help much. Here are my lifts, nothing impressive in powerlifting world, but it took me some work

BW: 173
335x1 max squat
305 atg pause squat
415 deadlift
240 pause bench
255 touch and go bench
130x5 ohp strict off upper chest and to lockout with no leg drive. This should be a given but clowns conflate a half rep or push press with the same thing.

Currently 167 after a rough third year. The only thing that has kept is the DL. Everything else is about 10% lower.
Sir, this is a Wendy’s.
 

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Most max "squats" I see by med students are a giant lie. Most don't realize parallel in meet legal terms means hip crease below knee crease. They all squat about 4 inches high. Then when they have to hit depth suddenly their squats are a 100lbs lower. They then bench with a bounce or don't touch the chest. The only lift I trust from most is a a no straps deadlift. Because while you can use horrendous form to lift the weight, you can either do it or not do it. Hitching is another story but most non serious lifters don't do it to an extreme to help much. Here are my lifts, nothing impressive in powerlifting world, but it took me some work

BW: 173
335x1 max squat
305 atg pause squat
415 deadlift
240 pause bench
255 touch and go bench
130x5 ohp strict off upper chest and to lockout with no leg drive. This should be a given but clowns conflate a half rep or push press with the same thing.

Currently 167 after a rough third year. The only thing that has kept is the DL. Everything else is about 10% lower.
My lifting days ended when I was 12 years old. My older brother took me to the gym to bench and didn't even spot me when I was lifting the 40 lb bar. Literally was about to cry as my life flashed before my eyes while keeping the bar an inch away from my chest.
 
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Article: Unattractive and obese people don’t get the good residencies

SDN Pre-Allo response: So these are my weight lifting routines and this is how you maximize the beauty of your headshot
 
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Gotta start preparing early for that match advantage
Yah, that seems to be the general consensus across medical education.

Personal advantage > injustices
 
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Gotta start preparing early for that match advantage
Don’t get me wrong, I conform to that very same system by being pretty. But still.
 
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If you really want to makw a statement you could always wear a brown paper bag over your face for interviews and see how it goes
I had a dream that I was accepted to my top school already but still had a Harvard interview scheduled. To stick it to the man, I showed up in an all turquoise suit with a Mohawk, raybans, and light up heelies.
 
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Now specializing in beauty sleep?
Silly question: Does just holding your MD technically allow you to perform any medicine? Like, are residencies legal requirements or are they just required by organizations/unhirable without one?
 

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Silly question: Does just holding your MD technically allow you to perform any medicine? Like, are residencies legal requirements or are they just required by organizations/unhirable without one?
In most states with one year of residency you can get a medical license and do general practice. But that also means you're not board licensed in anything.
 
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In most state with one year of residency you can get a medical license and do general practice. But that also means you're not board licensed in anything.
But technically, in most states, if you have your medical license it doesn't matter if you have a board certification or not, right? Because the boards are third party non-governmental, non-regulatory organizations. So, in some dystopian whatever, if someone has completed their intern year and received their medical license, they could feasibly open up a private practice as a Hollywood beautifier, or performing YOLO amputations, or whatever?
 

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But technically, in most states, if you have your medical license it doesn't matter if you have a board certification or not, right? Because the boards are third party non-governmental, non-regulatory organizations. So, in some dystopian whatever, if someone has completed their intern year and received their medical license, they could feasibly open up a private practice as a Hollywood beautifier, or performing YOLO amputations, or whatever?
In CA, it will shortly be 3 consecutive years in a single specialty to get a license.
Currently, those who only have an intern year have difficulty getting hospital privileges and liability insurance. I've seen this type of isolation lead to Medical Board problems...
 

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My high school wrestling coach gave us the rule of thumb "Bench your body weight and squat twice as much."
Not a problem for me. Going forward, I'll just lose a bunch of weight. I'll be in line with that guideline in no time.
 
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As someone who hasn't applied yet, I need to ask these silly questions about application photos:

1. B&W or color or does it depend?
2. Head & shoulders or from waist up or does it depend?
3. Only required by secondaries?
 
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As someone who hasn't applied yet, I need to ask these silly questions about application photos:

1. B&W or color or does it depend?
2. Head & shoulders or from waist up or does it depend?
3. Only required by secondaries?
1. Color
2. Head and shoulders
3. Only some secondaries
 
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I’ve been debating breast augmentation myself. I was well endowed before I breastfed 2 kids.
Do whatever makes you feel most comfortable in your own body. Breastfeeding kids are the worst.
 
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Uncommon =/= nonexistent.... coming from someone who was lucky enough to have several super rare unfortunate things happen. Lol
I mean...Rarity is the best pony so....

Edit: I have a 3 year old daughter. Don’t blame me for My Little Pony references. Blame the system.
 
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