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successful black doctors, med students, and pre- med students

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by minigirly17, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. minigirly17

    minigirly17 2+ Year Member

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    Hi, I am just wondering what keeps you guys going everyday. Sometimes it seems as though the studying is soooo much that I'm going to pass out, but then I think of you who are pushing on or that have pushed on and I get encouragement. I was just wondering, what some of the things that helped you guys so that I may have other ideas.

    I also want to say that I am proud of all of you for pushing forward through tough times!!!!:thumbup: :)
     
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  3. I forsee this getting ugly, real quick..........
     
  4. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

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    what does this have to do with being black? Lots of people study in med school, not just minorities.
     
  5. youngnflyy

    youngnflyy Member 5+ Year Member

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    Well for me personally, one of the first things I learned especially when I first got to college was that there will be lots of days where encouragment is few and far between. Sure it helps, but I think the most important thing is that you have to believe in yourself and push yourself, even when you feel like quitting. So just work hard and believe in yourself, and everything else will fall into place.
     
  6. nutster

    nutster Rarrr! 5+ Year Member

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    :rolleyes: Yeap.
     
  7. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

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    TRUE!!!!!!!! They have a "Any Black Male Premed thread" already as well as the equivalent female version of that for the purpose of african american only threads.

    Although in keeping with the title, the most successful African American doctor I've ever heard of would be Dr. Ben Carson of Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Department. I intend to read his book "Gifted Hands" at some point and hope they make a movie about him eventually like they did with the Chris Gardner story recently.
     
  8. IceMan0824

    IceMan0824 Holy crip, he's a crapple 5+ Year Member

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    But if you are a minority and study in medical school, you deserve a thread on SDN.:idea:
     
  9. souslepont

    souslepont That's unpossible! 2+ Year Member

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    feel the illinoise
    :laugh: :laugh:
     
  10. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I was going to say something about successful black physicians..

    but, strangely, I've never met a black doctor, as far as I can remember.

    weird.
     
  11. youngnflyy

    youngnflyy Member 5+ Year Member

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    Now that I think about it, I've only met 2.
     
  12. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search 5+ Year Member

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    Right behind you
    Now that you mention it....neither have I. :eek:
     
  13. nutster

    nutster Rarrr! 5+ Year Member

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    Me neither.
     
  14. DoctaJay

    DoctaJay bone breaker Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Its ok. Don't worry about the comments. They always bash new users that don't use the search function first. There are great threads out there for black premed males and black premed females. They are below:

    Male: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=256277&highlight=black+male+female

    Female:
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=11997&highlight=black+male+female
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=362704&highlight=black+female+part
     
  15. TleilaxuMD

    TleilaxuMD Banned Banned

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    Actually I dont study......But you probably can guess my race.....or at least narrow it down, between 2 races.
     
  16. monday_best

    monday_best 5+ Year Member

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    For serious? I think I met at least eight successful black attendings during my interviews and two residents. Hm.
     
  17. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

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    samoan?
     
  18. TleilaxuMD

    TleilaxuMD Banned Banned

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    Bad guess....but at least we know what you could be B_______ or M_____.
     
  19. nutster

    nutster Rarrr! 5+ Year Member

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    Good God I love those things...the Girl Scout cookies, right?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    are those the ones with the caramel and coconut?
     
  21. nutster

    nutster Rarrr! 5+ Year Member

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    Better believe it.
     
  22. pennybridge

    pennybridge Banned Banned

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    tagalongs ftw

    nope, I'm neither British nor Maori.
     
  23. nutster

    nutster Rarrr! 5+ Year Member

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    Yep, those too. My numbers one and two.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. TleilaxuMD

    TleilaxuMD Banned Banned

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    yum:p
     
  25. TleilaxuMD

    TleilaxuMD Banned Banned

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    You are right....you are not...you are thinking of groups that are too smart.;)
     

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