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very difficult for asian males to get into med schools?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DrPsychiatry, May 10, 2007.

  1. DrPsychiatry

    DrPsychiatry Go Angels! 2+ Year Member

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    An attending from UCsaid that asian males have it the toughest.
    One asian guy that volunteers with me has 31 and 3.7. The attending who also happens to be in adcom told him that his stat is pretty low for UC (esp since he is asian)
    But I've met a couple hispanic guys with the similar stats that got into UCSF and UCLA. It sucks because people want to always find ways to poke at asian males for being so bright. Share your opinions please. Also, i hope to know what other asian males feel about this
     
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  3. Old ortho

    Old ortho 2+ Year Member

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    Asian males need a little better number than 3.7 / 31 to get into UCLA. Maybe GPA of 3.9 and MCAT 34 would help, with good EC's.
     
  4. braluk

    braluk SDN Surgerynator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Just a reminder, because these type of race threads generally degenerate into shouting matches about race and whatnot, to keep with the topic of the OPs original post and not let it turn into what often becomes a race comparison thread.
     
  5. jeshani

    jeshani 7+ Year Member

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    They say Asians do really well in sciences(lol i have no idea why).. so maybe they expect alot from them.. and they dont want the "no-so-good" Asians in their school?
     
  6. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    i wouldn't doubt that asians have it tougher than other races/ethnicities. i don't think it has to do with sterotypes as much as the fact that they're over-represented in the applicant pool relative to the general population.
     
  7. kdburton

    kdburton Ulnar Deviant 5+ Year Member

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    Asian males are over-represented in medicine, so schools that have some sort of race/ethnic quotas (even informally) will probably expect higher performance from asian males.
     
  8. dragonark

    dragonark 10+ Year Member

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    I'm suprised they even let non URMs into medical schools anymore...

    :beat:
     
  9. Bengalswillwin

    Bengalswillwin Banned Banned

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    And yes, I am surprised they even get dates in this country anymore... :laugh:

    jk
     
  10. AnesthesiaMD

    AnesthesiaMD 2+ Year Member

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    I'm not asian, but I think this kinda BS ought to be illegal! I thought medical schools weren't supposed to discriminate based on creed, sex, color, national origin etc...
     
  11. mikeinsd

    mikeinsd predictably unpredictable 2+ Year Member

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    best.comeback.ever.period.

    wait - i dont get it :confused:

    anyhow, I believe I have heard many times that the group of people with the hardest time are east asian males, as they have a largest ratio of (med school applicants) / (general population)...

    have no idea on validity, ive just heard that thrown around a few times, and as long as we beating dead horses....
     
  12. soeagerun2or

    soeagerun2or Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    Is his TOEFL > 213 (computer) or 550 (paper)?
     
  13. geogil

    geogil Still training. 7+ Year Member

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    I think the folks who have the hardest time getting in are those who think their race/gender/sexual orientation is the deciding factor rather than their grades/scores/interview skills. If these guys would give half the energy they devote to trumpeting alleged discrimmination into studying for the MCAT, they might just be in the accepted-to-medschool club.
     
  14. riceman04

    riceman04 10+ Year Member

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    Here we gooooooo!!!!! (in Princess Peach's voice)
     
  15. stereochemistry

    stereochemistry Walking Carpet 5+ Year Member

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  16. crimsonkid85

    crimsonkid85 7+ Year Member

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    so it's harder getting into med school as an asian guy. it sucks, but whining or feeling sorry about yourself isn't going to do anything. discrimination is still an issue in this country, but it's a lot better here than elsewhere! good luck.
     
  17. Tiagao

    Tiagao Member 7+ Year Member

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    "Dr. Psychiatry"????......hmmmm............interesting

    The whole scam makes you wonder what those people are thinking, doesn't it.
     
  18. Critical Mass

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    Cali is a different world than the rest of the US. Biggest barrier is being a Californian.

    I can't feel bad for Asian dudes because they deprive me of dating the segment of Asian ladies who will only enter committed relationships with them. A few of us European descendents have something to offer too, ya know?
     
  19. DrPsychiatry

    DrPsychiatry Go Angels! 2+ Year Member

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    I am not trying to claim tat Im a MD. I am worried since I have a little lower stats than the volunteering fellow. Im an aspiring psychiatrist though
     
  20. crimsonkid85

    crimsonkid85 7+ Year Member

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    if your mcat is lower, retake the mcat. if your GPA is lower...well. i dunno.
     
  21. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Then the answer is simple: raise your stats. There's no reason to pull the race card. If you have the stats they are looking for, my guess is that you'll get a chance.
     
  22. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

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    I think the problem here is that he's a californian, not so much that he's an asian male.
     
  23. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    I think it's both being Califronian and asian.

    As for the women, why would you even want to get with those types of girls anyways. They are usually the FOBs, who don't date outside their nationality let alone their race. The hotter ones are usually more open minded. I personally prefer the white women.:D

    To the OP don't dwell on this to much, just bust your but and improve your app anyway you can. If you are good the cream will always rise to the top.
     
  24. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    Critical Mass doesn't discriminate based on insignficant things like personality and language barriers. :laugh:
     
  25. eternalrage

    eternalrage Even Kal has bad days... 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah I have to agree usually the uber hot asians are the whitewashed ones.

    Of course they have their fair share of uglies too (Sandra Oh)
     
  26. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    CM doesn't seem to discriminate based on large adams apples ether.:lol:
     
  27. gsmithers68

    gsmithers68 2+ Year Member

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    +pity+ +pity+ +pity+ +pity+ +pity+
     
  28. spicedmanna

    spicedmanna Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    :beat: +pity+ :beat: +pity+ :beat: +pity+ . . .
     
  29. Critical Mass

    Critical Mass Guest

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    I'll swap leftovers with you then. :thumbup:
     
  30. interstellar

    interstellar intergalactic planetary!! 5+ Year Member

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    lulz.. best game ever.
     
  31. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

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    Your on. Hook me up, just as long as they don't have tighter abs then me or more veins on there abs like the girl in yellow in your avatar, and I'll hook you up wit all the no english speaking FOBs I know. Holla at ya boy when ya out in So Cal.
     
  32. inside_edition

    inside_edition Waitlisted Member 2+ Year Member

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    the fact that they don't speak english can make it kinkier. think about it. while you're hooking up, you have absolutely no idea what she's going to do next or the fact that she may even bring a culturally specific sex position that'll...well you can figure it out.
     

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