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It's a lot more than $150,000 in med school debt! After residency and everything, most are looking at $300-500,000 in student loan debt.
Not if you join the Navy.
If we can trick Coach Krzyzewski into saying his own name backwards, perhaps he will be pushed back to the fifth dimension
Don't freak out. They just want to see if you can communicate effectively.
I won't lie...this made me laugh a little.
Make sure to use the word "like" as a comma, period and a preposition.
Make sure all the tats show - great conversation starter.
Don't wear socks.
I'm going to save this thread for future reference so I can sue you bastards.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
Going on student doctor is literally the worst decision you will make. People posting on that site are just trying to publicly whack their own meat stick, they are only ones with Step >250, AOA and honors who feel the need to brag about it. Do not go on that site, if you go to a good medical school, score well on Step 1, and work your ass off during third year you will match.
The same goes for medical school. If you scored well on the MCAT, and are a likable person, you will get in.
This is the same play they ran earlier, turn the corner and look. Nice back door. Cleaves the alley-oop. Ohh! What a setup off the timeout!
Not sure where you pull your numbers from. With Obama's debt forgiveness plan (PLEASE LAST 10 MORE YEARS PLEASE), in-state students end up paying around 100K back, with the other 100K (I dunno where your 3rd 100K to 300K comes from, other than out of state) being forgiven from the debt forgiveness program.
She's just bitter because she has a massive inferiority complex. Pay her no mind
Best advice I can give is make sure this is what you want to do with your life. It's a huge commitment of money and more importantly time.
I am 10 years post-residency now and love what I do (Radiologist), but I know a number of burned out and bitter physicians pissed off about the way healthcare reform is headed.
Depending on the speciality you choose you are staring down 7-10 years post college of training. Some residencies pay decently, but if you go out of state (I was in Virginia) you might start out making 30-35K a year.
Expect to be 150-200K in debt by the time it is all said and done.
I work 45-50 hours a week on a slow week. 60-65 on a busy one. You will miss things that you wish you didn't have to miss with family. There are a lot of sacrifices.
At any rate, I love my job. I love learning new things every day. I love feeling like I have made some small difference to my patients.
Interviews are not that big a deal. I was intimately involved in the interviewing process at my residency program. Be yourself, know where you are, make them believe you know that you are getting into and that you are willing to put in the work to get there.
Anyway, sorry for getting a bit off topic. Best of luck and Go Green!
Ok thanks for the tips who actually decided not to be a funny man about this. Anyway my other question is what do I bring to the interview? Should I bring a detailed list of my clinical experience (Volunteering), should I also bring a copy of my personal statement, resume, and a notepad and something to write with?
This post was edited by CalvinsJohnson8 21 months ago
I have an MBA...Master at Being Amazing
Well Calvin.... long time medical school professor here and I'm on my school's admission committee; involved for many years interviewing, evaluating and discussing/voting on candidates for medical school. Can't speak for all schools as they may all have different priorities but it really boils down to whether you have demonstrated a passion for medicine, whether you've developed an understanding of what you're getting into, whether you've proven that you can give your time and talent to others in a meaningful way, etc. Note that I used the past tense in all this. That's because anyone can put on a good act/ hold it together for a 45 minute or so interview. EVERYone says "they want to help people" as a reason they want to be a doctor. Everyone that has just graduated with some degree where job prospects are poor and salaries not what they'd like tell us that the "real reason" they want to become a doctor..rather than what their major educated them for, is that they want the "people" aspect of a career.. and they "want more interaction with people". "they really like people", yada , yada, yada. Well Calvin, all of us that do the interviewing have been around the block and back a few times.. we've heard it all before and can see through phoniness as if it was air. We don't care what you can talk... we want to see where you've walked.
GPA and MCATs are important.. but I can tell you we've rejected people with 4.0 GPA's a top 5% MCAT and all from a U that gave them their most exclusive academic full 4 year free ride. I am NOT embelishing this or making it up. We've done it... just as sure as we've booted students out of medical school in their 3rd year and beyond, even though they've passed all their courses, because they've demonstrated they have no skills in dealing with patients, hold themselves in high esteem above their patients, consider themselves God's gift to medicine and/or refuse to accept that they have a problem.
In short, we don't want to hear how great you're going to feel about being a doctor with all the respect and prestige you get, yada yada yada.. It is NEVER about you and what medicine can do for you....it is ALL about what we see you can do for medicine (apologies to JFK and the Harvard president that said things along those lines first)
Be sincere. You got the interview because your numbers were competitive. Now they just need to make sure you aren't a socially awkward douche. Even a handful of those squeek through.
This post was edited by The Doctor 21 months ago
hoke- to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value.
Calvin... just where are you applying? This should all be on your AMCAS dossier, electronically, which is used by all medical schools. .. all of this, all your shadows and volunteer activities, leadership posistions, work history, etc. as well as your complete course by course transcript record, letters of recommendation..etc... should all be there with that school's admission office BEFORE you're granted an interview. In fact in my school we can't interview you until we have that in our possession and the interviews have reviewed it before saying a single word to you.
No no no...I already sent this all IN through AMCAS and secondaries...but this is FOR my OWN during interviews. Should I take a copy of all that with me or no should I just go in empty handed. Like you know how in job interview, you bring a copy of your resume even though they have one in their file. I have never done this so kinda worried lol
O and thanks for the tip. This was really helpful from someone from the committee
Pants unzipped, hands in pockets, fumble with yourself. You won't get accepted, but you'll probably enjoy the interview.
What the hell do you know? You didn't go to medical school
Totally agree with you the people on that site are a bunch self-appreciating asshats. I'm just saying it's useful for the sake of figuring out what questions you might be asked in an interview.
You should tell them you are the #1 worst poster on RCMB. It's always good to be the top of something.
I got those numbers from the resident doctors that I work with everyday.
This post was edited by Dendrobates 21 months ago
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