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What are you doing the summer before med school starts?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by SpeedRacer, Dec 17, 2005.

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What are you doing the summer before med school starts?

  1. Traveling (see the world before moving into the library)

    37 vote(s)
    53.6%
  2. Getting a head start on science review books because Med School is going to kill me

    4 vote(s)
    5.8%
  3. Going to med school...my orientation starts in June/July/beginning of August!

    6 vote(s)
    8.7%
  4. Crying myself to sleep every night

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. Graduating college...late?

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  6. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

    17 vote(s)
    24.6%
  1. SpeedRacer

    SpeedRacer Senior Member
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    Poll is coming...

    I know it's way early, but my mind is wandering.
     
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    Where's working? You know, adults have this thing called money?
     
  4. SpeedRacer

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    Oh shut it. I'm working 2 jobs including the beloved night shift but I have to quit my jobs before I move to med school because I'm, oh I don't know, MOVING? - what are you doing the weekend before classes start?


    At least I remembered to put "graduating" for all the "kids" out there.
     
  5. OwnageMobile

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    What is it used for?

    (it must be ended in a preposition to give the desired effect, sorry :oops: )
     
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    I was just giving you a hard time.
    The summer before I get in - not weekend - I'll be working. I'm a co-owner of a company. It's not like I'm just going to up and walk away.... This company will be paying my bills for a long time, I sure as hell better work there. So, none of the other options really apply. Most people I know work the summer before they start graduate school. My brother's going to start law school next fall and he'll be working, too. Before he got his PhD he did the same thing. Sorry, I thought it was a pretty big omission, that's all.
    I thank you for that. Ah, those kids. We are all richer for their presence.
     
  7. SpeedRacer

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    i kind of assumed everyone is already working....

    so "what are you going to do during the months/weeks/days/hours between quitting your job and moving to med school"
     
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    i think it's less of an omission and more of an assumption
     
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    i would consider working, but in the grand scheme of things the amount of debt i'll be in will be vastly greater than anything i could make in the summer after i graduate college. i'm aiming for sleeping a lot.
     
  10. Shredder

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    haha...im the sole vote for graduating late. the result of switching majors halfway through my senior year. hoping to work too but certainly no travelling (1 L or 2?)
     
  11. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting....
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    I had originally planned to do research, but I'm thinking now that I would rather spend a month or two getting some clinical experience. I would also be working. :D
     
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    i'm cranky. i think it's cause i'm hungry. sorry.
     
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    I wish I knew what I'm going to be doing this summer. Much will depend on if I get accepted somewhere that I'd rather go. If not... I see Ireland in my future. :D
     
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    Eat, man! Besides, I figured your pissiness was because of the smart-ass way I originally responded to your question. Maybe we're both hungry... (wait a minute, that's not about taking the beef train to tuna town, so just stop thinking about that right now!)
     
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    "the beef train to tuna town."

    oh. my. god.
     
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    this poll is for those who have already been accepted somewhere...For the rest, there is also a possibility of spending the next summer reapplying
     
  18. SpeedRacer

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    that's true but it's so early that you won't even know if you'll be reapplying until like june next year

    i think everyone's banking on some movement after May 15th
     
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    Working and working and saving every penny I can.
     
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    I would really like to keep working, but I just feel so burnt out with my job during the day, classes at night, interviewing, part-time jobs during the weekend, and significant other (dang, it's so hard).

    But I DEFINITELY wanna take at LEAST 2 months to do NOTHING but chill-ax, sleep, travel a little, sleep, and read.

    Can't wait.
     
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    working... to afford the move :eek:
     
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    Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Either that or taking a cruise. Not sure which yet- I have a couple of years to decide.
     
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    Make an effort to find my future wife.
     
  24. NapeSpikes

    NapeSpikes Believe, hon.
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    Working, and more than likely, waiting to get called off a waitlist or two.
     
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    Good luck with that. Any particular reason for the focus on that for the summer in question? Why rush it?
     
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    Because I'll be an MD/PhD slave for the next 7-8 years and won't have much time for meeting people. It would be great to have someone to come home to.

    And I want to start early on a family - goal is 10+ children.
     
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    going for the evolutionary approach huh, ghenghis khan like
     
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    Breeding the next generation of Christian fundamentalists eh? ;)

    Seriously, as a father and soon-to-be husband, it's a great thing to have a family to come home to. Good luck with everything you want to achieve in life. :thumbup: You'll need all the luck you can get with 10+ children....Just one is tremendous amount of work. :scared: :eek:
     

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