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Summer Plans for Accepted Students

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by madscientist50, May 10, 2007.

  1. madscientist50

    madscientist50 5+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Just thought it would be fun to see what all the other soon to be med students are doing to relax this summer before all the fun starts this fall.

    I am doing some golfing and cycling, and playing with my dog a lot.
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  3. Lamborghini1315

    Lamborghini1315 Sleep deprived 7+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    I am gonna play lots of video games, live on my couch and make up for all the lost time with my younger brother. May be i will consider visiting some of my friends around the country...
  4. StringerBell

    StringerBell It's the final countdown! 5+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    Spending as much time with my friends as I can. I know too many people from so many different phases of my life that having a big farewell party isn't going to happen...and small intimate groups are better, anyway.

    I would like to go to the Major League Baseball All-Star game (I'm fairly close to San Francisco, and that is my home ballpark. But that's probably going to be too pricey for me.)

    And I don't want to see any posts about how some of you are going to spend your summer-before-med school by working with the under-served in a foreign country providing free care and eradicating X disease. You're already accepted, you can stop gunning now. ;)
  5. Buckeye4life

    Buckeye4life DO, MPT 10+ Year Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Gotta keep grinding it out at work. Probably also a lot of tv watching, video game playing, movie watching, and SDN viewing/periodic posting.
  6. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Speedwell, TN
    Working with my horses!!! :biglove: :banana: :biglove: :banana: Maybe some gardening if I am lucky. And of course.......being a mom and unpacking all of our stuff we haul down from NY to TN.:smuggrin: :laugh:
  7. nlax30

    nlax30 Fellow Physician 10+ Year Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Will just spend it working, at least it's installing home theaters so I usually get to play with cool toys. I'm just excited that I've got no classes to worry about or projects to work on.
  8. As usual, work at the nursing home for me. I was in shock during the final Mavericks game against Golden State, so no more basketball for me.
  9. bkpa2med

    bkpa2med 10+ Year Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Finishing up on renovations for a home that I bought and RELAXATION! lol
  10. dctrgreen

    dctrgreen Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Jul 29, 2006
    working a lot for me. i am going to try and squeeze in a vacation at some point. hopefully i can do something fun.
  11. rub1003

    rub1003 Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    right now i'm working but my last day is coming up soon. when that comes, i'll probably focus on my martial art and i am going to the philippines to island hop! :)
  12. MaximusD

    MaximusD Anatomically Incorrect Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    State of Delirium
    working a full-time job but also going on 2-3 vacations to the beach and 1 to Utah... no, i'm not mormon :D
  13. Lfribble

    Lfribble 2+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Erie, PA
    Working part time, renovating our home in Erie, having many days like the other day where I sat on the couch for hours watching a tv marathon, seeing many of the summer movies and reading the last Harry Potter book.
  14. cbenedic

    cbenedic Wolverine for life 5+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2006
    Chi-town, Illinois
    i'm headed to italy and greece for the first 2 weeks of june..aside from that, just working in the pathology dept. and enjoying life :)
  15. EMT2ER-DOC

    EMT2ER-DOC Why so Serious????? Physician 10+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2003
    Philadelphia Area
    switching roles with my wife and being Mr. Mom. Settling into our new house and stuff like that.
  16. arsenewenger

    arsenewenger 2+ Year Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    studying sdn...24/7
  17. SunshineNYC

    SunshineNYC SunshineNYC 2+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    I'll be moving out of my apartment and back in with my parents until I hear back from a few waiting lists and make my final decision on which school I'm going to and where I'm going to move. In the meantime, I'll continue working full time at my current job at a cancer center and saving up a lot of money to help pay for school and my move.

    I'm hoping I can squeeze out some time to take a vacation before school starts. I only like to travel if I can stay with friends or family who live there (it’s more fun and costs less). So I have the following options. Which would you choose?

    1) Thailand
    2) France (been twice)
    3) Hungary
    4) Greece (been twice)
    5) Brazil

    6) Panama
    7) Japan (been once)
    8) England (only been to the airport)
    9) Israel
  18. EastWestN2grt

    EastWestN2grt White Coat, Raised Fist!! 7+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Our official first day is July 30, so there isn't much time between now and then, and the time will definetely fly by....

    ....other than that, working.....
    ....studying, for a national board exam (in my other medical profession-Chinese medicine--yes, we have to take exams, and get licensed contrary to what some of you might think.....;)

    ....take a trip to NYC, visit friends and just enjoy being there for a week..
    .... Oh and yeah, sorry Stringer, I will be traveling to a foreign country, working with underserved people, and providing free medical care to eradicate X diseases--well maybe not eradicate it, but 'acupunctura' does provide a great form of stress and pain relief for some of the poorest patients in Mexico! Hey, ive been doing it for years, I cant give it up just because Im going to be starting a little thing like medical school. In fact if you DO end up joining us at ATSU, Ill invite you on the next trip in the fall!!:D :thumbup:
  19. lovableDR

    lovableDR 2+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    I kept thinking 3 months of enjoyment before school starts will be long long long, but it's never long enough :D

    First, I quit job around mid June and start travelling. hen I have 2 weeks of volunteering as a camp counselor for McDonal camp for cancer patients ( not contribute anything to med school application but as my own hobbies :) ). Finally, I will have a roadtrip from California to my school and stop by several national parks to enjoy the nature.
  20. MJB

    MJB Senior Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Go shopping for new house 5/17-5/20
    Close on sale of current house 5/31
    Live out of suitcase for month of June.
    Last day of work 7/9

    Not sure what else.
  21. MJB

    MJB Senior Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    I'd go with England, and spend a week in a rental car in Ireland.
  22. EastWestN2grt

    EastWestN2grt White Coat, Raised Fist!! 7+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Ronald McDonald Camp for Good times in so cal??
  23. musiclink213

    musiclink213 My room is a mess 7+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2003
    New York
    I'm going to trek across Europe. I leave in less than 2 weeks, and I'll be gone for a month. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am. I figure this is my last opportunity to do something like this, so I'm going to take advantage of it.
  24. Kuba

    Kuba Physician 10+ Year Member

    Mar 19, 2006
    Kenya and Tanzania solo backpacking trip. Booyah!
  25. HemaOncoDoc

    HemaOncoDoc One Step At A Time 10+ Year Member

    May 8, 2006
    Going to visit various friends across the country before settling down in FL for a few weeks before orientation.

    And making money.
  26. Sarikate

    Sarikate Full of antioxidants 5+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2004
    Kuba, PM me if you want the DL on Kenya and Tanzania. I lived there for four months in some pretty crazy areas. I also know some Kilimanjaro guides!

    My fiance and I are going to quit our jobs on July 2, pack up the car, and drive 4,000 miles from Alaska through Canada, Washington, Oregon, and California on the way to Phoenix, where we will proceed to melt into puddles. We're thinking it'll take 16 days or so :eek: But will be a fun adventure.
  27. nlax30

    nlax30 Fellow Physician 10+ Year Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    WOW, that will be quite an adventure....and not too mention probably a culture shock as well! Arizona huh.......but it's a "dry" heat :D
  28. highballa33

    highballa33 7+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2006
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  29. Sarikate

    Sarikate Full of antioxidants 5+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2004
    LOL, that's what they all say - with a sympathetic grimace on their faces! I figure if I can handle -30 degrees, I can handle 110...right?
  30. Sarikate

    Sarikate Full of antioxidants 5+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2004
    I'd say Brazil! Heck yeah! A little Rio might do you good (or not...)
  31. lovableDR

    lovableDR 2+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    yup yup...camping is my hobby :D

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