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Ways You Can Distinguish Yourself as a Lameass

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Cerberus, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. Cerberus

    Cerberus Heroic Necromancer
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    1) Include something in your signature like "Harvard, Yale, or Stanford - Which should I choose to accept?" or "Harvard 2008?????"

    2) Constantly reference that you went to an Ivy Ugrad.

    3) Reference your "horrible" stats, later mention that you have a 3.7 and a 30.

    4) Chances are if "2B" is included in your name.....

    5) Ask if it is possible to get into med school with a B in a premed course.

    6) Hold on to acceptances at school you have no intention of attending.

    others?
     
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  3. usmaple

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    Way back when I was an undergrad, there was a guy in my dorm freshman year who used to sit in the lobby WEARING SCRUBS and READING THE LANCET. He was one of the reasons that I became a math major.

    Lame. Ass.
     
  4. linus

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    7. Have over 6800 posts before even beginning the application process :p
     
  5. Cerberus

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    That goes without saying. However, I prefer to look at the shortcomings of others before I look at my own.
     
  6. Cerberus

    Cerberus Heroic Necromancer
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    Yeah, enginerds are much more tolerable than pre-meds
     
  7. musiclink213

    musiclink213 My room is a mess
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    can we not count biochem majors as premed? in my school, the biochem majors like me are not necessarily "premed", just sadistic.
     
  8. jlee9531

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    i 2nd this...haha

    almost all the premed at my schools took cell dev bio.


    by the way...great post cerb....:laugh:
     
  9. jlee9531

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    how about...

    8. people who ask if they should i buy a new vette or a new s500...
     
  10. linus

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    9. Make fun of other people's acceptances despite the fact that you haven't received a single one yet (several trolls come to mind).
     
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    10. Ask for advice on quadruple concentration, with particular emphasis on the *feasibility* of majoring in electrical engineering, with minors in biology, history, and feminine studies
     
  12. tautomer

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    11. Registering on the SDN forums just so you can ask: Hopkins vs. Harvard? Which would YOU choose?
     
  13. scrabbler

    scrabbler too much sugar
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    I agree that putting down a bunch of high-powered acceptances in your signature is silly, but why is Harvard 2008 particularly lame over any other xxxxx Class of 2008? Whatcha got against Hahvahd (or are you saying it is ok as long as it doesn't have five question marks after it)?
     
  14. necta

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    WOW, I don't even know what to say! Its just nice to see that somebody put all of my frustrations about these forums into words! :D
     
  15. Cerberus

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    It's the "?????" that makes the sig pretentious. The soul purpose of such a sig is to make other people think that X poster interviewed/applied to HMS.
     
  16. scrabbler

    scrabbler too much sugar
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    All right, agreed.
     
  17. skypilot

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    Complain about an acceptance to Temple or Finch forgetting about the 15,000 people out there who won't get an acceptance anywhere and would love to have your spot.
     
  18. Gleevec

    Gleevec Peter, those are Cheerios
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    487. Look down upon a DO or primary care physician even though you got rejected from all allo schools.

    488. Constantly make reference to a class as GRADUATE-LEVEL, as if you are the only undergraduate in the history of mankind to take one grad class.

    489. Try to rationalize cheating by saying "if you're not doing it, it's because you have no life"

    490. Only lurker posts are on choosing schools, announcing where you got in, etc.

    The sad thing is, I think I can name people on SDN who fit these descriptions.
     
  19. finnpipette

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    You mean masochistic, right? Unless all the biochem majors meet up once a week to whip each other. :laugh:
     
  20. Tiki

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    Create a topic that has already been created 9,999,999 times already, instead of using the search button. :)
     
  21. jlee9531

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    if you only knew...:laugh:
     
  22. Now, now, let's not get a bit bitter. I posted that very topic and have been flamed quite a bit as a result.

    It was a legit question, I didn't do it to show off, just honestly wanted people's opinions. Nobody in my family has ever completed a Bachelor's degree let alone thought about med school, so where else to turn for advice but SDN?;)

    I don't think that makes me a lameass.....but maybe it does....I've been called a loser before, but lameass just kind of hurts.....:(

    No hard feelings though:hardy:
     
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    Yeah, me too man.

    Can we add "Declaring any U.S. medical school as 'sub-par' - since even the 'worst' med schools reject thousands of people".
     
  24. musiclink213

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    you obviously don't know biochem majors. ;)

    i said what i said, and i will stand behind it, no matter how ungrammatical it's gots to become.
     
  25. farley is god

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    ...or even if you didn't get rejected from all allo schools.

    (also, for some reason I read your entire post in Brian's voice.)
     
  26. PsychoLulu

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    Agreed! Count your blessings, ppl! :love:
     
  27. Gleevec

    Gleevec Peter, those are Cheerios
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    good point

    and that's hilarious about Brian's voice. I love that character!
     
  28. SaltySqueegee

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    I third that...
     
  29. divinemsm

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    # Blank: " Full Ride at NYU vs. Full Price at Harvard "....so glad to know there are rational people on these boards...
     
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    (n-1): Give people bad advice so they wait till the last minute to submit their AMCAS application and get screwed.
     
  32. BerkeleyPremed

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    Whatever # we're on: You make threads like,"Ways You Can Distinguish Yourself as a Lameass."
     
  33. Spitting Camel

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    that was more like a half a cent, not a whole two... would you like your change in cash or check? :laugh:

    Totally kidding... you know I still love you! ;)
     
  34. PsychoLulu

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    Ahh, yes.... I suspect these are the same people that acted obnoxious during the MCAT breaks on purpose in an attempt to "psych out" other test takers and drive down the curve.

    Kinda amazing that they're all striving for a career in a profession based on caring for others....hum.... :confused:
     
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    but then again...those are the people that would enter the fields where patient interaction would be close to non-existant.
     
  36. PsychoLulu

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    true...but still, the thought of a human life being in the hands of someone who is willing to screw another over for his/her own benefits scares me....
     
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    Trying to "psyche out" other test takers...absolutely pathetic. I can't believe people would even resort to such petty behavior. Eh...just goes to show...the title "premed" should actually be used as an insult...not a way for someone to distinguish themselves from their peers...I used to think that premeds were people who were willing to work themselves to the bone to achieve in one of the most demanding and noble professions known to man...I was WRONG...premeds are just grade-grubbing, prestige-hungry, ultra-competitive dilettantes who will gladly shove their nose 2" further up their professor's rectum if they think it'll raise their grade from an A to an A+....I now regret using the word "premed" in my SDN handle....I know SDN handles are pretty trivial in the grand scheme of life...but if I could turn back the hands of time, I would just change my handle to any name that doesn't have "premed" in it...
     
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    #1: Sounds like you're pointing at one or two specific people...

    #2: When I was at interviews at some schools, there are people from Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, etc...it's rather intimidating, but I don't think they mean harm.

    #4: Well let's not get to that. The only "2B" I know is not a lameass

    #5: Well some people are just overly anxious about the process...but when they go through it themselves, they'll realize how one individual grade matters little compared to the pattern of grades.
     
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    ** How to improve their mcat scores even though they got a 35
    ** Mention every other post that their interviewer was thoroughly impressed and said that "they have been the best applicant ever!"
    ** They advise everyone with MCAT below 30 to not even think about applying....cause they have no chance
     
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    That one annoys the crap out of me.:laugh:
     
  41. Cerberus

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    Having a name like "Berkely______", then saying that you don't think your 3.7 BCMB is high enough to get accepted.

    *in case it isnt obvious this post means to point out a particular toolbag on this forum...*
     
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    No no no, that is too obvious. We will refer to him as. "B____Premed". Much better.

    Giving advice to people on the MCAT even though you haven't actually taken the MCAT. The same thing goes for giving tons of advice on how to get into medical school when you're several years from applying.

    Pawning off other people's hardship stories as your own.... or using other people's hardships to establish how you have empathy.

    Hyperventilating/Panic attack during the first day of a class's lab check-in (just checking off what glassware you have). True story.

    Telling people you failed when you got an A-.

    Being part of group assignments while only being there to resist doing any work, copying everything and bringing a bad attitude.
     
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    lol trying to psych out other mcat takers. I'd truly punch the guy that tries to do that when I take the mcat. That's probably the biggest lameass their is.
     
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    Bumping this up due to complainers!
     
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    You must be as much a simpsons fan as I. Kudos.

    P.S. Thats one of my favorite episodes!
     
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    #67 Insinuate that Temple and Finch are considered to be the worst allo schools in the country.

    They are all I've got so far! Are they really the worst?:confused:
     
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    Cerberus, you nailed the reason I bumped this up right on the nail! Good job!
     
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    Ah-men! and can we please add Drexel???? :)
     
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    Yeah I blew it with that one. What I meant to say is "complain about the school you have been accepted too without realizing how lucky you are."

    You could have put almost any school in there other than the ones everyone considers golden. And I won't name them!

    If "worst" means gives you excellent training and will get you a great residency then no one should have a problem.

    :)
     
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    This is not directly related to SDN but you know you are a lameass if you dress up in scrubs for halloween.

    I saw about 5 kids on campus during halloween who were wearing scrubs and I just wanted to punt kick them.
     

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