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Preping for med school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by me2, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. me2

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    I might seem a little paranoid, but I feel that I need to brush up on my basic sciences before I start med school. I already have been accepted and thought I should do some preparing during my time off. I would appreciate book recomendations in microbiology, genetics, anatomy, and anything else you see pertinent for med school prep.
     
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  3. TommyGunn04

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    After talking to lots of medical students, I found that they invariably complained about not having a good enough understanding of biochemistry. And since so many of them told me that they wouldn't have been able to survive if they hadn't taken biochem as an undergrad, I got scared into taking it this semester! I don't know if it's worth spending one of your last "free summers" doing prep stuff though. I think I'm going to relax and really enjoy life for a while :)
     
  4. Hercules

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    The best preparation you can do is to relax. There's nothing so difficult that you won't be able to comprehend it with a little bit of work in your first year. Seriously, go do something fun. That way you'll at least have some interesting things to say during all those stupid get-to-know-each-other exercises you have to do during orientation. You don't want to be this guy:

    Something interesting about myself--I spent my last free summer studying biochemistry;)
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by sacrament:
    <strong>This topic pops up a LOT, and everybody always say "Do something fun!" What I really want to know is: how in the world can all of you AFFORD to go do something fun?!? I for one will be spending the summer at my full-time job so I can pay rent, buy groceries, and have electricity.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">sacrament:
    I too had to spend my last summer working to pay the bills, but some are more fortunate than we are. I assume that when someone asks what they SHOULD do, they have the financial freedom to actually CHOOSE how to spend their summer.
     
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    Here's my summer plan: aerobics instructor!

    Fun and money all in one, and I'll have killer abs when I'm done! (my lil poem :p )

    But actually I may audit an anatomy/physiology class at a community college over the summer as well. I'm a nonscience major so I haven't seen the stuff in 2 years. And I don't want to be at any disadvantage at med school.
    As far as relaxing goes, if I get too relaxed I won't be able to study come August. I need structure!
     
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    Those that probably spend the summer relaxing/having fun as opposed to working and saving money will probably also be the one complaining about that huge debt load. I'll be working 60-100 hours per week this summer in hopes of saving another five grand or so that I won't have to borrow and pay interest on. It will be more relaxing for me later when I don't have a huge debt burden.

    I HATE PAYING INTEREST ON ANYTHING
     
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    well, you could also have a job that's fun...like foxy or myself. i stick needles into people's arms! oh yeah. :)
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by mpp:
    <strong>Those that probably spend the summer relaxing/having fun as opposed to working and saving money will probably also be the one complaining about that huge debt load. I'll be working 60-100 hours per week this summer in hopes of saving another five grand or so that I won't have to borrow and pay interest on. It will be more relaxing for me later when I don't have a huge debt burden.

    I HATE PAYING INTEREST ON ANYTHING</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">To each his own mpp, but honestly 5K is a drop in the bucket in the long run. If I had had an option, 5K couldn't have bought my last summer.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Hercules:
    <strong>To each his own mpp, but honestly 5K is a drop in the bucket in the long run. If I had had an option, 5K couldn't have bought my last summer.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Totally understood. There are things that money can't buy. But somehow, often to my detriment, I have been brainwashed into always being practical. I certainly envy those out having fun but I somehow feel I can't waste a moment when I could be at work. And its a bit different for me than most here. I graduated college six years ago. I've already had my 6 months of travelling the world without a care or a job or feeling of responsibility. So pay no attention to my ramblings folks, go have a blast this summer...you can hit me up for a loan if you need it later. Cheers...
     
  11. Jalby

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    I know I'm probably at an extreme, but I've been doing some studying for school. I have a biochem masters, so I'm quite confident in that area, so I have read through my high school Physio and anatomy book. Lately I've been trying to memorize the bones, arteries, nerves and muscles. I also ordered a histology book to read through and the BRS book on physio.
    I don't have any classes to take, so I have a lot of free time during research and I'm doing these things just to pass the time. I figure it's better to do this than check SDN every 5 minutes.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jalbrekt:
    <strong>I know I'm probably at an extreme</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">2002 SDN UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> :D Learn to chill like me bro! <img src="http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/cool/cool10.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/cool/cool12.gif" alt="" />
     

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