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Old 11-08-04, 11:19 AM
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OMG! Got into medical school!

And no, Dalvin did not hijack my account.

Graduated college in 1986 in engineering. Always interested in medicine, though. Finally decided to make a run at the dream.

I never took Bio or Organic Chem in college, so for the last year I've been taking classes at night and studying for the MCAT while working full time during the day. Took the MCAT for the first (and only) time this past August, got the score I wanted (90th percentile) since I felt I had to make up for so-so grades in college. Interviewed at my state school 2 weeks ago, received the acceptance letter Saturday!

And so, next August, at the tender age of 40 years old, I will be a first-year medical student! I'm gonna be an MD!
Old 11-08-04, 11:20 AM
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Congrats!


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Proctology?
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Congrats
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Way to go!
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Wowzers. Wowzers.

Congrats! When will you be finished??
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Wow. That means you will pay off your loans about a year before you die.

Seriously, though. Congrats.
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Tell me your real name, so that I can make sure I never get you

Just kidding, congrats.
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with a fancy lad name like Lord Rick you really only had two choices, dr. or lawyer. congrats on making the right choice.
Old 11-08-04, 11:26 AM
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Wowzers. Wowzers.

Congrats! When will you be finished??
Assuming I do a 3 year residency - 2012.

But it doesn't matter. The journey is the reward. I'll have the next two years of mostly class work, but after that I'll be in rotations in the hospital as a 3rd and 4th year student. And then residency, where you don't get paid much, but you do get to see patients. And that's what it's all about.
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congrats..... good job......
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I'm impressed - congratulations!
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What field of engineering?

And when I raise my arm like this [raises arm], it hurts. What should I do?
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Originally posted by Heat
What field of engineering?

And when I raise my arm like this [raises arm], it hurts. What should I do?

Don't raise your arm.

That'll be $20, please.


(and it's electrical and computer engineering. my degree is in hardware, but I've mostly worked in software).
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Wow, that's really gutsy, Rick. Way to go!
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congrats man
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Sounds like fun.

edit
This is my supportive version of congrats.

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Originally posted by Minor Threat
Proctology?
Assman?



Congrats
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That is a brave and bold thing to do. Good luck and I wish you all the success in the world.
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Congratulations from an M1 to a future M1
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Thanks for all the kind words, guys. It makes me a little verklempt.
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[cartmen]follow your dreams..you can reach your goals, I'm living proof..beefcake....BEEFCAKE!!![/cartmen]

cool..best of luck.
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Awesome!
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