SDN is a great resource for all of us who are in the middle of this pre-med craziness. It is always comforting to read threads posted by people stressing out, asking for advice, or venting about this nutty process. This forum has allowed people to share their joys, sorrows and fears. However, recently I have been appalled by the hostility and general nastiness demonstrated by some members of this community toward others. Yes, yes, everyone has the right to speak there opinion, but please stop picking fights and ripping apart others with negativity and cynicism. I don't know what is wrong with those who must tear into any poor soul that dares to ask the infamous "do I have a chance ?" question (especially if they have a good MCAT score), or call people names just because they voice a differing opinion. Are these individuals jealous, insecure, or just not nice people? It really doesn't matter why. To those of you who feel it is your job here to insult others and create general ill will: please go away. I'm not saying that everyone one should post nice, warm, fuzzies all the time; but there are tactful ways to get your point across. It is hard to believe reading some the replies posted here are by individuals who aspire to become physicians. Compassion and caring are two of the last adjectives I would use to describe a few of the individuals in this forum. Fortunately, most of the people in our community are helpful, friendly and intelligent; and will one day be fantastic doctors!