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My first name is Destiny, and I have been told on many occasions that it's a stripper's name and that people won't take me seriously. What do you think? Do you think that a name like that could cause me to be "overlooked" even if I have great credentials?
 

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My first name is Destiny, and I have been told on many occasions that it's a stripper's name and that people won't take me seriously. What do you think? Do you think that a name like that could cause me to be "overlooked" even if I have great credentials?


I hate to break it to you but you just had a dose of hateration. There are far more unusual names than Destiny and you will be find with snagging some interviews. Good Luck:)
 

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I hate to break it to you but you just had a dose of hateration. There are far more unusual names than Destiny and you will be find with snagging some interviews. Good Luck:)

Lol.. thanks
 

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There can always been something about you that an app reviewer can use their bias against, but you can only control what you can control. I highly doubt it will hinder you at all; things like GPA, MCAT scores, shadowing experience, and research or lack there of will hinder you more than your name. If you heard some of the names of my classmates from eastern Europe you would be thankful for your name.
 

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As long as your last name is not "Child"....


My first name is Destiny, and I have been told on many occasions that it's a stripper's name and that people won't take me seriously. What do you think? Do you think that a name like that could cause me to be "overlooked" even if I have great credentials?
 

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Nobody will care, in the end you'll be Dr. Last Name. There are people with all sorts of name, I know one physician named for a 19th century author, those with biblical names, a Dr. Doctor. It's your clinical acumen that counts in practice and your qualifications when it comes time for admissions.
 

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My first name is Destiny, and I have been told on many occasions that it's a stripper's name and that people won't take me seriously. What do you think? Do you think that a name like that could cause me to be "overlooked" even if I have great credentials?


Way better than Tyquavious or Shameeshla....I was tutoring down in Atlanta last year and lord the names of some of those children. I was like, yo these parents don't even realize that they're putting their kids at a disadvantage because nobody will ever take them serious with that name.

On another note, Destiny isn't a stripper name lol Candy is.
 

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My first name is Destiny, and I have been told on many occasions that it's a stripper's name and that people won't take me seriously. What do you think? Do you think that a name like that could cause me to be "overlooked" even if I have great credentials?

Found this list of Physicians with strange names online. Would you go to Dr. cockburn the Urologist?..jkjk... jokes aside, people could care less what your name is. There is always gonna be a doctor with a ridiculous-er name then yours; it won't affect your success as a Physician one bit.


Anesthesiology: Dr. Brick Wall., Dr. Ether., Dr. Tranquilli (veterinary), Dr. Comfort

Cardiologists: Dr. Hart, Dr. Valentine, Dr. Everhart, Dr. Safety R. First

Chiropractors: Dr. Handler; The Drs. Mash, Dr. Bonebrake, Dr. Butcher, Dr. Bones, Dr. Bender

Colon Hydrotherpist: B. Odor

Dentists and Orthodontists: Dr. Crownover, Dr. Yankum, Dr. Mantooth, Dr. Les Plack, Dr. J.A.W., Dr. Swallow, Dr. Fang, the 3 Drs. Dent (Trident)., Dr. De Kay, Dr. Holler, Dr. Au, Dr. Chew, Dr. Hurtt, Drs. Toothman, Dr. Borer; Dr. Lips, Dr. Cudd, Dr. Pick, Dr. Pullman, Dr. Filler, Dr. Fear, Dr. Rensch (pronounced wrench), Dr. Pick, Dr. Tusk, Dr. Drewel pronounced "drool"), Dr. Tucek (2thChk), Dr. (Chu, Dr. Shugar, Dr. Pic, Dr. Pang, Dr. Butcher, Dr. Harm, Dr. Hurter, Dr. Toothaker, Dr. Lynch, Dr. Root, Dr. Nasti, Dr. Paine/Payne/Pain (15 entries but notably Dr. Daryl B Payne = "There Will Be Pain"), Dr. Smiley (2), Dr. Schotz, Dr. Hale (pronounced "hell" in southern), Dr. Bliss, Dr. Lancit, Dr. Gager, Dr. Eke

Dermatologists: Dr. Rash, Dr. Cheek; Dr. Frye (burn specialist), Dr. Tanner, Dr. Pitts, Dr. Skinner, Dr. Whitehead

Ear, Nose and Throat: Dr. Wax

Emergency Medicine: Dr. Pulse, Dr. Borer; Dr. Cure, Dr. Gore

Epidemiologist/Infections: Dr. Samkoff (pronounced "cough"), Dr. Nurse

Family Practice, Internists: Dr. A. Sickman, Dr. Grossman, Dr. Deadman, Dr. Will Griever, Dr. Pulse; Dr.Ill (ill), Dr. Uhren, Dr. Doctor, Dr. Kilgore, Dr. Pepper, Dr. Howard Hertz (guest commentary: HOW-it HERtZ), Dr. Gutman

Foot and Ankle Specialist: Dr. Trepman

Gastroenterologists: Dr. Heine, Dr. Puppala (pronounced Poop-a-la), Dr. Butt, Dr. Brown

Hand Surgeons: Dr. Palmer, Dr. Nalebuff, Dr. Watchmaker

Medical librarian: Rita Book

Mental Health: Dr. Strange

Neurologist: Dr. Megahead; Dr. Brain, Dr. Head

OB/Gyn Obstetricians/Gynecologists: Dr. Cherry, Dr. Love (many Loves, especially the partnership Drs. Love and Nerness), Dr. B. Savage, Dr. Dickman, Dr. Pillow, Dr. Fear; Dr. Fingerhut., Dr. Popp, Dr. Spoon, Dr. Hyman, Dr. Bush, Dr. Kuntz, Dr. Pap, Dr. Storck, Dr. Kum, Dr. Semen, Dr. In Hur, Dr. Hatch., Dr. Heinie., Dr. Bunn, Dr. Wiwi, Dr. Dick, Dr. Grab, Dr. Catching, Dr. Gass, Dr. Handwerker, Dr. Born, Dr. Angel, Dr. Sunshine, Dr. ***nant, Dr. Hatcher, Dr. Hooker, Dr. Finger, Dr. Cocks, Dr. Nippel, Dr. Lipps, Dr. Payne, Dr. Beaver (3), Dr. Biggerstaff

Oncologist: Dr. Groth, Dr. Needles

Orthopedics: Dr. Joyner, Dr. Bone, Dr. Hand, Dr. Lachinet (pronounced Lock- knee), Dr. Doctor

Pain Management: Dr. Neupane, Dr. Pain, Dr. Ow

Pediatricians: Dr. Luke Whitesell (Pediatric hematology/oncology)., Dr. Small, Dr. Jolly; Dr. Smart, Dr. Blatter, Dr. Bunny, Dr. Tickles, Dr. Elfman, Dr. Sno White, Dr. Toy, Dr. Kidd (3 so far)

Polymorphism: Dr. Polymeropoulos

Psychiatrists/Psychologists: Dr. Dippy, Dr. Moodie, Dr. Nutter, Dr. Nutt; Dr. Bummer, Dr. Looney, Dr. Crabb, Dr. Dement, Dr. Weiner

Pulmonary Medicine: Dr. Bonebrake

Radiologist: Dr. Albright, Dr. Call, Dr. Hunter., Dr. Vu

Respiratory and Smoking Medicine: Dr. Pipe, Dr. Breidin

Surgeons: Dr. Creasman (plastic surgeon), Dr. Hacker; Dr. Tackett, Dr. Knott, Dr. Payne, Dr. Killam, Dr. Organ, Dr. Graves, Dr. Cutts, Dr. Slaughter (3), Dr. Kutteroff, Dr Hacker, Dr. Doctor, Dr. Butcher, Dr.Hurt, Dr. Mes, Dr. Rush

Urologists / Proctologists: Dr. Alter (plastic surgeon and urolgist) Dr. Slocum, Dr. Peter Fischer; Dr. Rainwater, Dr. Headstream, Dr. Cockburn, Dr. Peters, Dr. Dick, Dr. Spear, Dr. Liquornik, Dr Butts, Dr. Dick Chopp, Dr. Dick Tapper, Dr. Dick Finder, Dr. Waters, Dr. Hurt, Dr. Gehrkin, Dr. P. Philip (P.P.), Dr. Splatt, Dr. Wong, Dr. Whang, Dr. Stone

Veterinarians: Dr. Cooney (veterinarian with MS in raccoon parasitology), Dr. Butcher, Dr. Render, Dr. Basset, Dr. Katz (2), Dr. Hogg, Dr. Fox, Dr. Parrott, Dr. Barksdale; Dr. Bowser (submitted 8 times!), Dr. Howell, Dr. Woof, Dr. Leash, Dr. Barker, Dr. Wagy (waggy), Dr. Nay, Dr. Wolff, Dr. Lyons
 

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Found this list of Physicians with strange names online. Would you go to Dr. cockburn the Urologist?..jkjk... jokes aside, people could care less what your name is. There is always gonna be a doctor with a ridiculous-er name then yours; it won't affect your success as a Physician one bit.


Anesthesiology: Dr. Brick Wall., Dr. Ether., Dr. Tranquilli (veterinary), Dr. Comfort

Oh wow...lol. Awesome
 
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