On June 2000, cedricw is an undergraduate who is attempting to get into medical school. Having applied to allopathic schools and been rejected, he now contemplates turning to osteopathic schools. Not actually knowing why he wants to be a DO, he posts his first thread: Interview advice for why I want to be a DO. Rationalizing his new approach to medical school, he says "in all honesty, I would go to a DO school in a heartbeat and I really feel I would be happy as a DO." Later that month, cedricw is pulled off the waitlist at an midwestern allopathic school. Showing a knack for speaking out of both sides of his mouth, he rails against "the bias I have seen towards DOs from pre-MDs" and claims to "admire the fact that many of you choose DO", while immediately embracing his new allopathic status. Ironically, considering his future posts towards aspiring undergraduates and FMGs pursuing a medical career, he says "it is scary to think that a future healthcare provider could have so much jealousy and hate in his heart simply because someone is a little different." Flash forward to 2004, when cedricw finally feels comfortable enough with his medical school status to start ripping on those who used to be in his own position. "How about this idea...go to einstein and stop trying to steal all of the california spots when you obviously don't deserve it." Quickly hitting his stride - and forgetting his own history of medical school rejection - cedricw then begins to target FMGs. "YOU MOST CERTAINLY ARE LESS DESERVING OF THAT POSITION THAN ME!! ...boohoo, boohoo...uh, YOU DID NOT GET ACCEPTED TO MEDICAL SCHOOL BUDDY!!" "You were obviously too dumb to get into medical school ...People may be polite to your face, but the truth is no matter where you go you are going to have a hard time convincing many people (including yourself) that you are a REAL doctor on the same level as the rest of us." I did not edit any of these statements. They were simple cut-and-pastes.