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

  1. Dr. Geoff

    Dr. Geoff Mzungu 10+ Year Member

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    Motivation...
     
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  3. Aeromonas

    Aeromonas Member 7+ Year Member

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    Knee pads
     
  4. Forensic Chick

    Forensic Chick 10+ Year Member

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

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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

    Lavndrrose Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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

    BTW, what is TK?
     
  8. Cobragirl

    Cobragirl Hoohaa helper ;) 10+ Year Member

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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

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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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

    Lavndrrose Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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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" />
     
  12. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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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" />
     
  13. specialk

    specialk Member 7+ Year Member

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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

    Drako Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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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
     
  15. McEntrye

    McEntrye Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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
     
  16. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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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:
     
  17. lyle

    lyle Member 7+ Year Member

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    patience, and a willingness to play the game....because this application process is a big game.
     
  18. Resident Alien

    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

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    praying. begging. writing love letters to schools.
     
  19. Ibis

    Ibis Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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

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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.
     
  21. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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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.
     
  22. UCMonkey

    UCMonkey Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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.....
     
  23. Assassin

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    parents with lots and lots of $$$$$$
    anyone fitting the profile care to adopt me? :rolleyes:
     
  24. lady in red

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    Random chance
     
  25. fishtolive

    fishtolive Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    marshmellows...what?
     
  26. Jewely2177

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    I'm with Lady...I felt like so much of it was chance this year
     
  27. Michelys

    Michelys Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    ...determination!
     
  28. Pinky

    Pinky and the Brain 10+ Year Member

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    Luck.
     
  29. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    here's the secret: the more you post on SDN, the more you'll know. Then you'll get in!
     
  30. GeoffDevil

    GeoffDevil Member 7+ Year Member

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    Guess I'm in trouble then Doctora Foxy, I have some catching up to do.
     
  31. Dr. Scandinavia

    Dr. Scandinavia Member 7+ Year Member

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    ...Confidence... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  32. Parrothead123

    Parrothead123 Junior Member

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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
     
  33. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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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! :)
     
  35. Dr. Will

    Dr. Will 10+ Year Member

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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.
     
  36. Mr. H

    Mr. H 7+ Year Member

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    kissing ASS!!
     
  37. spectre

    spectre Junior Member

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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
     
  38. Alli Cat

    Alli Cat Flygirl 7+ Year Member

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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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