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  1. MUN2005

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    I thought this was interesting, I found it off another message board and it is referring to Canadian medical schools. Notice how this person thinks somebody with a 3.0 cannot be a good doctor! I was totally disgusted, how immature!

    "It obvious..the system is a FARCE. Not knocking the school, they have the best program in my mind, but the admissions process is a farce. How can anyone who gets a 3.0 be a good doctor???? I sorry, but if you dont know what an acetyl group is you are not operating on me. Suck it up and wait for logical admissions processes like WESTERN to admit you.

    Cheers, good luck." - Anonymous
     
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  3. MUN2005

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    Sorry I should have posted this in the lounge.
     
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    Goes to show how narrow-minded some people can be. Being a doctor is not only about who can cram in more information than another, but also about compassion, hard work, consideration for others, good ethics, and personality. I can tell you that I wouldn't want an anal-retentive a-hole of a doctor working on me, because he would not be giving me the care and attention I expect from my caregiver, and is probably in it for the money. People who think that success is directly correlated with intelligence, and intelligence only, will be sorely mistaken when it comes time to go on rotations, and they come across a difficult patient. You really have to want medicine bad to want to be a doctor, and I say that even if a person has semi-low stats, as long as they have the motivation, the drive, and the ultimate goal of becoming a physician, then they will be successful! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  5. MUN2005

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    I completely agree. If somebody has a 3.0, gets an interview and gets in to a medical school, I would say that they are at least average, probably above average applicants. As you said, I too would also want a more personable, caring doctor working on me than someone who studies "acetyl" groups all the time. However, I understand that there are doctors who have both the brains and the bedside manner as well.
     
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    can anybody tell me which illegitimate child of Einstein came up with a correlation between "not knowing an acetyl group" and "getting a 3.0?" <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
    Some people are so ignorrant, I seriously feel sorry for them.
    Tweetie
     
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    That's pretty funny. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    I really don't know and don't care what my doctor's undergrad gpa was.
     
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    Yo, anyone, what's an acetyl group? Fo real.
     
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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 Papa Smurf:
    <strong>Yo, anyone, what's an acetyl group? Fo real.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">An acetyl group is just a 2 carbon ketone that is attached to a molecule. It's often used in enzymatic reactions: acetylation, things can be acetylated, etc.
    <img src="http://www.rockefeller.edu/labheads/cole/acetyl.gif" alt="" />
     
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    wait...i thought that was just a rhetorical Q..right? He has already taken the MCAT, how could he not know? Am i missing something???

    LOL Papi, you got everyone confused. :rolleyes:
     
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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 Tweetie_bird:
    <strong>wait...i thought that was just a rhetorical Q..right? He has already taken the MCAT, how could he not know? Am i missing something???

    LOL Papi, you got everyone confused. :rolleyes: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Actually, I took the question very seriously. If you don't know what an acetyl group is, I don't see how anybody can morally or ethically allow you operate on anybody else. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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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 Tweetie_bird:
    <strong>wait...i thought that was just a rhetorical Q..right? He has already taken the MCAT, how could he not know? Am i missing something???

    LOL Papi, you got everyone confused. :rolleyes: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Haha! Yeah, I know. Mr. Burns was just trying to make me look bad. I actually took biochem too. I think I got a B in there though. That would be a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. ****, good thing I'm not going into surgery! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    Acetyl my butt...everyone knows that the alcohol <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> group is by far the most important. What was that guy thinking <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    By the way from a future Surgical intern...I had to think about what an acetyl group was...and I was a chem major. Oh the humanity. :rolleyes:
     
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    I work in the OR of a major hospital in Boston and I can tell you if I ever needed surgery, there are some doctors I work with that I wouldn't even let near me. They have serious personality problems and it's clear that some of them are only concerned with how much they're making off of the patient. I think how a doctor treats his patient outside of the operating room is just as important as how the patient is treated in the operating room. See ya <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    I dunno, numbers aren't everything but 3.0 is pretty low. Sorry to poop on the sympathy bandwagon.
     
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    I'm with post count on this one. If someone is trying and only gets a 3.0, I doubt they could get through medical school. Now if there are other circumstances to the 3.0, like working 40 hours a week, or something like that, sure this guy can be a good doctor.
    That being said, I think the OP is an arrogant bastard and completely stated it wrong, but he has a point.
     
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    Yeah, there are circumstances in which 3.0 may be acceptable, like the ones Jalbrekt mentioned.

    That being said, I don't really know what an acetyl group is. FEAR ME! :p
     
  19. MUN2005

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    I agree with you guys. If this guy was wondering how someone can make it through medical school with a 3.0, then he may have a point. However, he judged these people as not being capable of performing a physician because of their gpa, that is totally stupid. This guy really got to me, and I just wanted other people to see it, thanks for letting me get that off my chest!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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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 heelpain:
    <strong>In the past, there have been quite a few people who got accepted to a med school with a 3.0 or even a little less. And these people happen to be good caring clinicians.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Being caring only gets you so far. I agree that it is essential for a physician to be caring. But if a doctor is caring and doesn't know what he/she is doing, the patient may suffer.
     

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