Nobody Better Call Me Doogie Houser

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Anonymous asked: are you in allopathic or osteopathic school?

Im gonna be ona them mud doctors

lookingformyownwings asked: do you think someone can get into a good med school with a C on their transcript?

descantforhope:

aspiringdoctors:

I did.

I had *gasp* a couple B’s too.

Heads up: so did pretty much every medblr. ROLL CALL GUYS, LET US SHARE OUR LITANY OF GPA MISDEEDS WITH THE PREMEDLINGS.

I totally had a C. It was in choir.

D- in a freshman bio lab. Can anyone beat that? *Ahem* plus a C- in econ.

Um

Just got the schedule for anatomy, biochem, and foundations of medicine.

Bring me my brown scrubs.

Anonymous asked: every time I go to SDN and look at the what these guys are saying I get depressed, I mean, they make it look like you need to be a freaking genius/charity-king/superhuman in order to be even considered for an interview in a med school. Is getting into med school really this impossible? :(

aspiringdoctors:

NO. IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

GET OFF SDN.

THEY SUCK.
ACTUALLY SAYING THEY SUCK IS AN INSULT TO THINGS LIKE VACUUMS.

SRSLY THE ONLY REASON TO GO THERE IS IF YOU LIKE BEING SAD AND WE HAVE ASPCA COMMERCIALS FOR THAT.

IF YOU ARE LIKE “HMMM SDN SAID THAT I WONDER IF IT’S TRUE.” THE ANSWER IS NO IT PROBABLY ISN’T. LIKE CLOROX LEVEL CLEAN 99.9% PROBABLY OK.

Forget SDN. Doctors aren’t so magical. The fools are going to let me become one of them, they’ll probably let you too.

Number of Deaths Attributable to Major Causes, 2000

This is a slide from my epidemioogy class that I found to be pretty interesting. I haven’t read the JAMA article it came from, so I don’t know how they calculated these numbers, but I imagine they come from some meta-analysis. I’m surprised that ‘microbial agents’ is as low as it is. Also surprised that tobacco was ranked above diet & exercise. Obviously these don’t add up to 100. I think “other,” “genetic,” and just plain old “???” are categories they didn’t include on here, but something to keep in mind for all you (us) future physicians is that most causes of death are behavior based.

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How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words.

—DFW