bookfreak89

10+ Year Member
Aug 25, 2006
4,735
3
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West Coast, USA
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Medical Student
I am procrastinating on writing my thesis/paper/studying for a midterm. I joined when I was a senior in high school (2006), but I didn't actively start posting until recently (senior in college, lol). Yup, I am a lurker. :rolleyes:

When did you join?
 

Sammich117

Moderator Emeritus
5+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Aug 6, 2009
7,271
4
141
PA
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Attending Physician
Wow, 89 posts in almost 4 years.. You are a lurker!! :hungover:

I joined during the application cycle. Had never heard of SDN before that.
 

DrYoda

Space Cowboy
10+ Year Member
Jun 22, 2008
13,817
109
281
Dagobah System
Status
Attending Physician
I joined after my junior year of college, shortly after sending out my med school apps.

I admire your posting restraint. I've become addicted to SDN.
 

LuciusVorenus

Bad Medicine
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Apr 14, 2009
2,952
614
181
Status
Medical Student
Freshman year! :D
I remember I searched something reallllllly lame (in retrospect) and it led to this website
something along the lines of "shadowing? :confused:"
:laugh:
 

schrizto

10+ Year Member
May 14, 2008
2,690
3
0
puh puh pitt
Status
Pre-Medical
May 08, so I was a junior in high school. I had gone on SDN before that but didn't make an account because most of the information here wasn't that relevant to me then.
 
Jul 13, 2009
3,678
5
41
Status
Medical Student
I joined right before I took the MCAT and at the beginning of the application cycle for me.
 

IDoIt4Love

Breathe...just believe.
10+ Year Member
Dec 18, 2008
431
2
0
Status
Medical Student
After Fall semester, junior year.

I had just gotten my first round of straight A's, was feeling good about bringing my GPA up, and saw that this forum had a section called "What are my chances?" and thought I'd share my app stats with people and see what others thought.

Um, yeah, it still wasn't too encouraging.

Almost two and a half years later though? Accepted!
 
Jul 31, 2009
1,275
45
0
Status
I was reading the forums on and off for a couple of years, but I finally joined during my application cycle July of 2009. It and fb are my favorite computer places to be. they should have like a SDN reunion that would be fun. :laugh:
 

roseglass6370

Are we there yet?
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jun 24, 2008
610
13
101
Status
Other Health Professions Student
Summer before my freshman year of college. Yeah...it was early, but SDN has been so helpful. :)
 

metallica81788

Keeper of the Llamaworm
Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
Jul 26, 2007
11,991
46
261
Status
Resident [Any Field]
When I had a really boring summer job trying to get clinical experience (it failed), I came across SDN. I joined in the summer after my freshman year, July 2007.

I forgot about the website for a year and a half, briefly visiting around August 2008 MCAT time, and began actively posting sometime late 2008 or early 2009.
 

Geekchick921

Achievement Unlocked: MD
Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
Nov 6, 2007
8,829
165
281
34
Status
Resident [Any Field]
A few months after I had decided, definitely, on medical school as opposed to another healthcare-related career.
 

insane

MS-0
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Mar 10, 2008
348
3
141
somewhere
Status
Medical Student
<---- Look here
 

Dial71

10+ Year Member
Jun 5, 2008
143
2
0
Status
Medical Student
Shortly after surveying the scorched wreckage of my crashed cocoon, I remember saying "---- it! Medical school is surely a more fruitful pursuit than that of organized villainy!"

Shortly after, I logged onto the SDN and learned that my years devoted to mastering the intricacies of chicanery don't count as research. Nor can I get a decent LOR from GCI.
 

Dr McSexy

10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Feb 9, 2009
951
20
151
Status
Resident [Any Field]
I joined after I deemed it necessary that SDN witness my sexiness.
 

Trexate

Competitive Inhibitor
Apr 21, 2009
497
5
0
Status
Pre-Medical
When I was bored @work. Kind of like now only a year or so ago.
 

marble30

10+ Year Member
Oct 27, 2008
581
24
251
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Joined in my 3rd year....which is almost 2 years ago? A pre-pharmacy friend introduced me.
 

194342

10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Mar 18, 2008
7,990
1,317
181
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Spring of my soph. year. I was trying to find advice about co-applying with an ex-girlfriend.
 

marieantoinette

10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Sep 23, 2008
28
0
91
Seattle, WA
Status
Pre-Medical
I was a junior in high school, I've been a lurker ever since (now I'm a freshman in college). I guess now's as good a time as any to introduce myself! :)
 
Jan 5, 2010
884
3
0
Status
Pre-Medical
Yay! i'm the earliest joiner here!

I joined my sophomore year of high school, though I barely posted. When I felt I new enough to start contributing and posting, I deleted my account ( I had my real name in my username :eek:) and made this one...
 

azrael87

7+ Year Member
Jun 24, 2009
192
0
141
Orlando, FL
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Nor can I get a decent LOR from GCI.
Seriously? That sucks. Bowie writes spectacular LORs. Then again, you were unofficial for a really long time...then couldn't be bothered to not murder your assignments. You kinda brought it upon yourself...

As for me, I joined in the middle of my MCAT study summer. I post sporadically, but I can't be bothered to keep up with most of the longer, faster moving threads (the Class of 2014 thread is beyond my ability to stick with lol).
 
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