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by Vonsmack
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Traditional Premeds
Topic: new guy here looking for constructive criticism
Replies: 6
Views: 6939

Re: new guy here looking for constructive criticism

Two classes per semester is pretty lackluster. At that rate you it would take you a looong time to finish just your undergraduate degree. I like to look at opportunity cost- every year you take longer to finish college is a potential year of a doctor's salary lost. It's like your throwing away $200,...
by Vonsmack
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Premed Forum
Topic: Would this be a connection??
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

Re: Would this be a connection??

That is a connection. If you have lived in that region or state for awhile that is a connection as well. You can say why you initially moved to that state, why you enjoy that region so much and why you want to stay.
by Vonsmack
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Premed Forum
Topic: Regarding Neurosurgery Residency
Replies: 4
Views: 3211

Re: Regarding Neurosurgery Residency

Neurosurgery is a 6-7 year residency, with 1 or 2 of those years involved in research. The first year is mostly general surgery although now most programs will integrate neurosurgery, critical, and neurology into their intern year. "Living the Dream"? When you are out in practice? Neurosur...
by Vonsmack
Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Premed Forum
Topic: Should I apply this year or not? no chance at allo schools?
Replies: 7
Views: 4058

Re: Should I apply this year or not? no chance at allo schoo

I think you actually have a decent chance at an allopathic school. There is no hard rule that < 30 MCAT means you are a "reach". I think the rest of your CV makes up for the slighly sub-par MCAT. How your resident status affects you I can't speak on. Since your verbal scores were lower, th...
by Vonsmack
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Premed Forum
Topic: Does an Other Than Honorable discharge prohibit acceptance ?
Replies: 4
Views: 7315

Re: Does an Other Than Honorable discharge prohibit acceptan

Honesty is always the best policy, these things have their way of coming out eventually. This does not prohibit acceptance- you should be fine. I do not know if the AMCAS when you apply will even specifically ask you about your military service. You would probably mention in it your job history, but...