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  • On Thu, 28 May 2015, 7:37pm PDT in Money matters in school admissions, MMR said:

    Rin says

    Do you not sense that I'm a bit depressed and angry about this whole situation?

    It's a lot of shit, med school...but if you have that kind of money, I do think it is possible for you to ultimately do what you wanted to do careerwise....specifically research that is unfettered by 'moneyed interests'. It's definitely the road less traveled, but, if you have the capital, it is at least conceivable that you could do it. Depending on your focus, you may not necessarily have to do a residency.

  • On Wed, 27 May 2015, 9:20pm PDT in Money matters in school admissions, MMR said:

    Rin says

    Yes ... if that person applies all over the place, chances are, he'll get a spot somewhere.

    On the flip side, he's probably not aware of those ppl, who'd gotten an easier route to Hopkins or Mayo, as a result of connections, money, etc.

    I'd say about a 40-50% chance depending on grades and home state. Places like California and Massachusetts are highly competitive; places like Georgia not nearly as much.

    I still say the people with the easier route are those whose families have the funds to donate a building or something of that magnitude. Not saying they don't exist, but they aren't as widespread in medicine as Boston Brahmins with 10+ generations of family members at Harvard undergrad with gentleman C's, such as William Weld for example.

  • On Wed, 27 May 2015, 8:55pm PDT in Money matters in school admissions, MMR said:

    Robert Sproul says

    9 out of 10 doctors are unwilling to recommend their profession.

    What percentage of that, in your opinion, has to do with taking insurance? Ironically, about 42% of students who go into medical school 'know' that they want to be a doctor by the time they are 13-14 years old.

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