so I got an IM from this kid... this is the convo. and some advice to u underclassmen

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Alright, so I got this IM from a guy, I changed his SN to "this kid" cuz i guess I'm a nice guy. but anyhow, in a wierd way it pissed me off and it is kinda funny. so enjoy reading it. but to all u guys that have questions and stuff. before u ask people questions, read their MD applicant profile. that's why we put it up. so u can look at it and we don't have to tell u everything. and try to be nice.


This_Kid: hi
VirileP: hey
This_Kid: asl please
VirileP: who's this?
This_Kid: are you student doctors .com
VirileP: yeh
This_Kid: i'm a person who got your sn
VirileP: haha, i can tell
This_Kid: from student doctors .com
VirileP: yea
VirileP: sdn
This_Kid: which med school
This_Kid: are you in
This_Kid: whats that
VirileP: not there yet. in august
This_Kid: no i mean
VirileP: sdn is studentdoctor.net
This_Kid: whats the name
VirileP: louisville
VirileP: it's all in my MD applicant thing
This_Kid: oh
This_Kid: is it allopathic
This_Kid: dude, can you please help me out
This_Kid: i'm a sophmore at the university of michigan
VirileP: um...what do ya need
This_Kid: and i am pre-med
This_Kid: and i am freaking out about my life
This_Kid: and chances getting into med school
VirileP: umm...
VirileP: aight
This_Kid: i have a 3.186 gpa now
This_Kid: i'm scewed
This_Kid: um yeah
VirileP: not necessarily.
This_Kid: i still have junior year and this semester
This_Kid: to bring it up
VirileP: i had a 3.2 my freshman year
This_Kid: to maybe 3.5 or 3.6
This_Kid: if i get all A's
This_Kid: can you be straight with me? just be honst
This_Kid: no sugar coating
VirileP: no, i mean, u don't have to
VirileP: I don't do coating
This_Kid: if i get a 3.5 gpa
This_Kid: can i get into
This_Kid: an allopathic med school
This_Kid: ?
VirileP: alright.
VirileP: i got an idea.
VirileP: one sec
This_Kid: nah i want your opinion
This_Kid: you got in
VirileP: yea... i know
VirileP: one sec
VirileP: i'm checkin somethingout for ya
VirileP: but while i do...
VirileP: like, tell me what u do?
VirileP: ECs and such?
This_Kid: what do you mean
This_Kid: so far nothing really
This_Kid: im signed up to volunteeer
VirileP: extracirrics?
VirileP: gotta start doin stuff man
This_Kid: i'm in few orgnizations
VirileP: that's how us peeps with low GPAs get recognition
This_Kid: i'm doing research junior year
This_Kid: wait
This_Kid: what is a low gpa?
VirileP: for med school aps?
VirileP: apps
This_Kid: yeah
VirileP: what's ur major
This_Kid: biology i guess
This_Kid: why
This_Kid: why does everyone say that if you get a 3.5 gpa
This_Kid: you are fine and set
VirileP: well, ur GPA stuff does coincide with what major u have
VirileP: cuz they're dumb
This_Kid: tell me the truth
VirileP: that's a general rule
This_Kid: what gpa do you neeed
VirileP: there's no GPA that u neeEEEEED
VirileP: alright.
This_Kid: ok
This_Kid: r u going to help heh
VirileP: i'm tryin to look up stuff on MDapplicants for u
VirileP: to show u an example
This_Kid: nah ive been
This_Kid: to that site man
This_Kid: what are your stats
This_Kid: which undergard did you go to
VirileP: 02772 University of Michigan, 31 MCAT, 3.21 GPA, applied 2005
This_Kid: gpa/mcat
This_Kid: nah i want to know ur stats
VirileP: it doesn't really matter about my stats
VirileP: does it?
This_Kid: no i want to know ur states
This_Kid: if thats ok
VirileP: well... it's on my SDN signature
This_Kid: you're killing me
This_Kid: lol can you just type it out
VirileP: all my **** is on there. and ur askin. if u really want to know, look it up
This_Kid: my bull**** advisor
This_Kid: told me 3.4 is good enough
VirileP: and that's one thing dude... initiative. gotta have it
This_Kid: no the thing about it is, i'm ****ed
VirileP: stop thinkin like that
VirileP: u'll never get anywhere with that ****
This_Kid: i see people with 3.5's not getting into md dschools
This_Kid: dude - lets be real about my stats ok
VirileP: well MD isn't the ONLY way to go
This_Kid: you haven't offered any advice yet heh
VirileP: I am being ****in real. don't question my honesty
VirileP: what u need to do.
This_Kid: dude you're already in medical school, you've got it made
VirileP: 1.) do better in ur classes. the best way to do this is to talk to ur professors and use their office hours. even if u don't have a question, go in and talk
VirileP: so what?
VirileP: why do u think I'm on SDN. to help bitches like u out.
VirileP: now listen.
VirileP: 2.)
This_Kid: don't take it personally if i come off all bitchy and irritated
VirileP: i am
VirileP: 2.) when u take the MCAT, make sure ur ready and don't study half ass.
This_Kid: ok
VirileP: take a prep course. shell out the money and take it
This_Kid: when should i take the prep course
VirileP: 3.) MD isn't the only "doctor" there is DO
VirileP: junior year
This_Kid: if i take mcat april
VirileP: yah
This_Kid: should i take prep course
VirileP: yeah
This_Kid: 1st semester of junior year?
This_Kid: or the summer before
VirileP: 4.) get involved man. u have to do something else other than study.
VirileP: 1st semester enroll. if u go to the office, they’ll tell u what's up
This_Kid: ok
This_Kid: the thing is - gettingt involved is what everybody does
This_Kid: and i dont know if it cuts it with a low gpa with involved activities too
This_Kid: i mean i am going to have to do exc
This_Kid: thats for sure, ecc is a must
VirileP: and those are my recommendations... and speaking of recommendations. when u go to the office hours, this builds a relationship with the teacher that will make him/her write a better one for ya
This_Kid: which undergrad did you go to
VirileP: vanderbilt.
This_Kid: what was your gpa and mcat score
VirileP: ****er
This_Kid: dude lol
VirileP: it's all in my profile
VirileP: 3.3
VirileP: and a 29
This_Kid: when you applied?
VirileP: lower end of the spectrum
This_Kid: how the **** did you get in?
VirileP: cuz i'm badass
This_Kid: what activities did you do
VirileP: see, this is why i'm tellin u to look up ****. it's ALL in there
This_Kid: besides undergrad research
VirileP: i'm not talking to u until u past the link in this box
VirileP: look it up
This_Kid: u didn't give me a link...
VirileP: it's in SDN look up a post of mine
This_Kid: so i'm guessing you did a **** load of activites
VirileP: yes
This_Kid: when did you do them
VirileP: all 4 years
This_Kid: dude
This_Kid: were you president
This_Kid: of some clubs?
VirileP: yeah
This_Kid: wtf
VirileP: pres of the biggest one on campus and vice pres of another
This_Kid: i can't do that
VirileP: why not
This_Kid: yeah i saw that
This_Kid: what the ****
VirileP: do u play halo
VirileP: ?
This_Kid: sometimes
VirileP: what do u do all dat>/
VirileP: day?
This_Kid: no
VirileP: like the thing that takes the most amount of time
This_Kid: i don't have an xbox
This_Kid: how many schools did you apply to
VirileP: i submitted secondaries to like 5
VirileP: i thikn
This_Kid: you applied to 5?
VirileP: thin like that
This_Kid: should i give up now
VirileP: no
VirileP: i know i wouldn't
This_Kid: and try for another thing like business
VirileP: but seems to me u don't have a lot intiative.
This_Kid: intiative , dude i have a 3.1 gpa
This_Kid: 2nd semester
This_Kid: of my sophmore year
VirileP: so. i had a 3.0 my freshman year
This_Kid: and you know how hard orgo and orgo 2 is
This_Kid: i'm taking orgo 2
This_Kid: bio
This_Kid: hard level umich classes
VirileP: i know
This_Kid: whatever you've got it made
This_Kid: you can afford to be arrogant now
This_Kid: future m.d
This_Kid: don't give a **** about a guy like me
VirileP: so what. u don't think that 2 months ago, i had it made?
VirileP: u can't judge the way i think by the acceptance.
This_Kid: but gpa
This_Kid: is what gets you interviews though
VirileP: and MCAT
This_Kid: i mean its a formula they use
VirileP: ur right. most schools
This_Kid: can you get an interview
This_Kid: with a 3.5 gpa
This_Kid: ?
VirileP: ofcourse.
VirileP: i mean, not 100%, but they won't say no to a 3.5
This_Kid: why does everyone say
This_Kid: 3.5
This_Kid: gpa
This_Kid: and you're set
VirileP: because it's just a number that people have set in their heads
This_Kid: should i do peace corps
VirileP: well... if don't do extracirric now... u think ur gonna be able to do it for 2 years?
VirileP: i thought about doing it. but i didn't want to spend two years.
This_Kid: can a 3.5gpa / 30 Mcat / some ecc/undergrad research
This_Kid: get you into an allopathic school
VirileP: i can't see why not
This_Kid: so thats what i have to shoot for?
VirileP: there's ALWAYS a chance. it doesn't just run on numbers
VirileP: ui need to shoot for 4.0, 45T and all of the above. but take whatever u can get
This_Kid: 4.0 is impossible
This_Kid: numerical wise for me
VirileP: it's a joke dude... so is a 45T
This_Kid: how many med schools accepted you
This_Kid: and did you apply to like 20
VirileP: i just told u.
VirileP: like 5
VirileP: 1 accept 2 waitlist
This_Kid: are you indian
This_Kid: were your parents proud you got in
VirileP: (i'm not talkin to u)
This_Kid: lol why
VirileP: until u look up the profile.
VirileP: screw this
This_Kid: dude
This_Kid: whats your problem
VirileP: ****er. don't ask me my problem. I'm tryin to help your ass out. if u can't do enough to look up my stuff instead of askin me specific stuff...
VirileP: and ofcourse. my parents were happy.
This_Kid: so i should just folllow your adivce
This_Kid: do you have any other important things i need to konw
This_Kid: ?
VirileP: most of the stuff that i get is from SDN.
VirileP: it's a great resource
VirileP: def use it
This_Kid: ok
VirileP: alright, gtg. ttyl.
This_Kid signed off at 4:09:11 PM.



AND the kid didn't even have the nerve to say thank you. jeez.
 

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:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

i get lots of random im's but none as bad as yours... .well... unless you count guys im-ing me at 4 am to talk about absolutely nothing and ask me wierd questions

*looks around & hopes this dude doens't see this*
 

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virilep said:
AND the kid didn't even have the nerve to say thank you. jeez.
Then I'll say it: thank you. In fact, thanks to everyone here whose advice I have read and taken to heart over the last couple of years. :thumbup:
 

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I can't believe I read that whole conversation. I am certainly dumber for having read it. You must be a saint virilep, I would have ceased communications much earlier. What a putz.
 

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:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

i get lots of random im's but none as bad as yours... .well... unless you count guys im-ing me at 4 am to talk about absolutely nothing and ask me wierd questions

*looks around & hopes this dude doens't see this*
I'm a firm IM atheist. I feel like I have two conversational modes: written and spoken. Spoken is loose, free-flowing, and stream of consciousness. Written is more polished and correct, and somewhat structured. IM and chat have always seemed an uncomfortable mixture of the two.

But probably I'm just too old to learn the new trick :(
 

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liverotcod said:
I'm a firm IM atheist. I feel like I have two conversational modes: written and spoken. Spoken is loose, free-flowing, and stream of consciousness. Written is more polished and correct, and somewhat structured. IM and chat have always seemed an uncomfortable mixture of the two.
I use IM and am fine changing between "real" written word and "IM" written word, but for some reason, I have never been able to adapt to "u" and "ur." It makes me want to gouge my eyes out when I talk to my sister and she uses those two all over the place....

no offense virilep! You get props for not gouging your own eyes out from sheer annoyance during that conversation.... :)
 

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I can't believe you had the patience to stick with this kid for that long. I would've blocked him at this point:

This_Kid: you haven't offered any advice yet heh
I mean, what the hell?
 

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OP, you'll be a great doc. What patience! Maybe psychiatry would be good for you ;)

This would've been me... :eek:
 

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bidster said:
I use IM and am fine changing between "real" written word and "IM" written word, but for some reason, I have never been able to adapt to "u" and "ur." It makes me want to gouge my eyes out when I talk to my sister and she uses those two all over the place....

no offense virilep! You get props for not gouging your own eyes out from sheer annoyance during that conversation.... :)

I would gouge my eyes out when reading "u", "ur", "4evR", and all that other good stuff, but I'm usually too busy cleaning the vomit off of my keyboard. Reading that crap makes me sick to my stomach. :)
 

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tinkerbelle said:
... unless you count guys im-ing me at 4 am to talk about absolutely nothing and ask me wierd questions

What was so weird about them??? :smuggrin:

Geez, it's gettin' to where a guy can't randomly e-stalk purported females online anymore...
:D

To OP:
Agreed you have an exceptional gift of tolerance. Let me say "thank you" on behalf of that wingnut.
 

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bidster said:
I use IM and am fine changing between "real" written word and "IM" written word, but for some reason, I have never been able to adapt to "u" and "ur." It makes me want to gouge my eyes out when I talk to my sister and she uses those two all over the place....

no offense virilep! You get props for not gouging your own eyes out from sheer annoyance during that conversation.... :)
Yeah, AIM has certainly created its own language, but I have been OK at resisting it, other than lack of caps and punctuation at times. For some reason it drives me nuts when people write "lata" too...maybe I'm just old school, but just write "later" you hosers! Virilep, I don't know how you found your way through that little conversation. I get a few IMs randomly here and there, but nothing like that.
 

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SanDiegoSOD said:
I would gouge my eyes out when reading "u", "ur", "4evR", and all that other good stuff, but I'm usually too busy cleaning the vomit off of my keyboard. Reading that crap makes me sick to my stomach. :)
Haha...I'm reminded of 7th/8th grade whenever I see those--when AIM (or for most people, AOL) was the new big thing and these loser guys in my class got a kick out of using some kind of code to "punt" (i think that's what it was) people's IM names. :eek:

When I think THAT used to be my worst "internet fear" and then consider I wiped my hard drive and reinstalled Windows TWICE last month because of spyware issues--God, I miss the 90s sometimes.
 
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I can't believe I read that whole conversation. I am certainly dumber for having read it. You must be a saint virilep, I would have ceased communications much earlier. What a putz.
sorry for makin u dumber! haha, didn't mean for the thread to do that to ya... and by the way guys... since I put this thread up, i've gotten like 15 random IMs. lol... oh well.
 
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DianaLynne said:
OP, you'll be a great doc. What patience! Maybe psychiatry would be good for you ;)

This would've been me... :eek:
that's kinda funny u said that. a lot of my friends say the same thing. but i dunnooooo...
 
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EvoDevo said:
We have a new class of SDN character: the Ignorant AssClown group.

:laugh:
haha.... I got a MOD reply. AWESOME. but Evo, u changed your avatar???? i miss the frog.
 

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dude, this kid seems like a psycho, he doesnt have your address does he? dont be suprised if he just starts showing up at your house to ask you about med school like the movie the cable guy.
good luck.
 

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An annoying/arrogant university of michigan student.....NO WAY :eek:

I'm personally shocked. :eek: :eek: :D

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Wow, This_kid is impressively annoying.
 

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That kid is seriously annoying. I don't know how you managed to talk to him for so long. Doesn't seem like anything ever went through his head. Kind of like talking to a brick wall.
 

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LOL.

I actually read every word of this rather bizarre exchange. The kid sounds like he is stoned, on hard drugs or drunk. It was absolutely funny.
 

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tinkerbelle said:
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

i get lots of random im's but none as bad as yours... .well... unless you count guys im-ing me at 4 am to talk about absolutely nothing and ask me wierd questions

*looks around & hopes this dude doens't see this*
that's b/c they know you're hot ;)
 

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haha.... I got a MOD reply. AWESOME. but Evo, u changed your avatar???? i miss the frog.[/QUOTE

off topic but very creative avator....who would have ever thought UPS turned upside down was sdn.
 

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Seriously, virilep: that was soooo nice of you to keep going w/ that conversation. :) And thanks for sharing w/ us!
 

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ornis4 said:
For some reason it drives me nuts when people write "lata" too...maybe I'm just old school, but just write "later" you hosers!
I'll take lata over latas, anyday.

And anyone who uses the terms wicked, shizzle, nizzle, or chillin needs to be beaten with a mold-infested salami.
 
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funny stuff =P it kinda sounded like he was just jokin' around with you at times, and other times he sounded pretty serious...who knows
 

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I'll take lata over latas, anyday.

And anyone who uses the terms wicked, shizzle, nizzle, or chillin needs to be beaten with a mold-infested salami.
Damnizzle straightizzle! Beatizzle that fizzle over the hizzle with a mizzle-fizzle salamizzle!! Latte! :smuggrin:
 

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Psycho Doctor said:
that's b/c they know you're hot ;)
Now, what's that bible verse about not lusting etc. Your post sounds uncharacteristically unchristian. And if we are to "know them by their light," I am certainly not recognizing you as one of them right now.
 

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exhibit A why I don't use AIM much at all or put my AIM name in a forum profile
 

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I'll take lata over latas, anyday.

And anyone who uses the terms wicked, shizzle, nizzle, or chillin needs to be beaten with a mold-infested salami.
I agree with the "izzles", but take it easy on the "wicked", we new englanders can't help it! Actually, since going to college in NJ, I noticed that wicked left my vocabulary, and when I go home it's amazing how frequently everyone there uses it.
 

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That kid reminded me of the chubby boy in bad santa:

 

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I gotta say VP...thats one of the FUNNIEST posts I have EVER read....hahaha.

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bulldog said:
virilep said:
haha.... I got a MOD reply. AWESOME. but Evo, u changed your avatar???? i miss the frog.[/QUOTE

off topic but very creative avator....who would have ever thought UPS turned upside down was sdn.
thnx dude... one day, it just came to me.. wierd ay? fo shizzle.