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The #1 secret for Medical School Acceptance!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Dr. Geoff, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. Dr. Geoff

    Dr. Geoff Mzungu

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    Motivation...
     
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  3. Aeromonas

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  5. Influence, lots of it...
     
  6. oldman

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    i think motivation is behind all of those other paths! :)
     
  7. Lavndrrose

    Lavndrrose Senior Member

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    Yes, I agree...it's motivation.

    BTW, what is TK?
     
  8. Cobragirl

    Cobragirl Hoohaa helper ;)

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    Have a REALLY unusual hobby...like breeding tarantulas or something... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Racing cars got me in....
     
  9. oldman

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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 Lavndrrose:
    <strong>Yes, I agree...it's motivation.

    BTW, what is TK?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i think tk refers to the screenname tk421
     
  10. Lavndrrose

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    oh..thanks oldman... :D
     
  11. Scooby Doo

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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 tk421:
    <strong>Knee pads</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Knee pads make it seem like you can't cut it to be a real doc! So basically i just popped a few advil right before all major "sessions" and did it like a man! No kneepads...no carpet....just bone on wood....if ya know what i mean! <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 tk421:
    <strong>Knee pads</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Knee pads make it seem like you can't cut it to be a real doc! So basically i just popped a few advil right before all major "sessions" and did it like a man! No kneepads...no carpet....just bone on wood....if ya know what i mean! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    Not that I'm against giving away the keys to the farm just to get in, I'd say that the KEY is in two words:
    STATE SCHOOL
    anyone who thinks otherwise......lives in Cali.
     
  14. Drako

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    I live in California and I think otherwise. I agree that the key is motivation. No, take that one back. Passion more like it! If you are passionate about it, you are motivated. Either that or thick skin to not take all the rejections personally. :D :D :D
     
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    perserverance

    It encompasses motivation and goes beyond. Anyone can be motivated, but to carry out that motivation you need to perservere against all adversity, all opposition.

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    " The future belongs to those who can believe in the beauty of their dreams " Eleanor Roosevelt
     
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    patience

    <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" /> :mad: :rolleyes:
     
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    patience, and a willingness to play the game....because this application process is a big game.
     
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    praying. begging. writing love letters to schools.
     
  20. Ibis

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    I'm with McEntrye.....Unrelenting drive and conviction should be emanating from your every word & action.
     
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    PRAYER

    1) Pray-Your dad/mom is on the admissions committee.
    2) Pray- you'll get a chance to sleep with the dean or his/her close relative.
     
  22. SMW

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    All the usual suspects, plus applying to lots of appropriate schools and staying on top of all the details of the application process.
     
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    I'm with Foxy - patience. Especially this year. I'll also add preparedness - for interviews, secondaries, personal statements, paying for the whole thing.....
     
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    parents with lots and lots of $$$$$$
    anyone fitting the profile care to adopt me? :rolleyes:
     
  25. lady in red

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    Random chance
     
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    marshmellows...what?
     
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    I'm with Lady...I felt like so much of it was chance this year
     
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    ...determination!
     
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    here's the secret: the more you post on SDN, the more you'll know. Then you'll get in!
     
  31. GeoffDevil

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    Guess I'm in trouble then Doctora Foxy, I have some catching up to do.
     
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    ...Confidence... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say the key is good old fashioned Hard Work!

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    "Take it all in, it's as big as it seems, count all your blessings, remember your dreams."

    ---Jimmy Buffett
     
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    All of the above, plus being a knowledgeable applicant. Finding SDN is half the battle!! :D
     
  35. oldman

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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 Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>patience

    <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" /> :mad: :rolleyes: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">patience has paid off! congrats! :)
     
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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 SMW:
    <strong>All of the above, plus being a knowledgeable applicant. Finding SDN is half the battle!! :D </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I got to agree with this one! Applying would have been much easier if I knew about SDN. If I have to reapply next year, I feel I will be extremely prepared because of SDN and my own experience.
     
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    kissing ASS!!
     
  38. spectre

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    Motivation may be the #1 secret for medical school acceptance. But I'm still trying to find a word for someone who wants to practice knowing full well that they will have: a) little time for family b) long hours c) off-duty hours d) oh, did I mention that the long hours just plain suck?!?!

    I think "passion" might fit well for describing someone who is practicing. But there is a lot of honor if your heart is in the right place.

    -spectre
     
  39. Alli Cat

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    believe that word you're looking for is "nuts." <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     

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