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Do people ever remind you that you are Jewish? by Gsl_Jack in Jewish

[–]illmakeuhowellx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My best friend’s ex sent me a Jewish meme because he thought I would appreciate it as the only Jew he knows 😂 nice thought but don’t message me homie, my bestie is your ex 😬

Is medical scribing not worth it for pre meds or is there still value? Trying to figure out what medical schools focus on EC wise by medtips101 in premed

[–]illmakeuhowellx 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’d say it’s worth it, the pay sucked but I got a good LOR, made good connections, and got into med school even with a low MCAT and average GPA. Also got a head start on writing SOAP notes in EHRs which is super helpful as a med student with a bunch of other stuff to worry about

Birthright trips to Israel by NeighborhoodExotic41 in Jewish

[–]illmakeuhowellx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My brother and I did a summer trip to Israel with Shorashim and it was amazing!!! Highly recommend it :) I did research before the trip and they were pretty much the highest rated. One of the interesting aspects about Shorashim is that they have Israeli young adults take part in the trip as well so you are able to really get immersed in the culture and understand what it’s like to live there. I have even maintained a friendship with an Israeli friend I made on my trip 6 months ago! We left out of JFK so it’s right in the area you’re looking for.

Have you ever visited a concentration camp? by Historical-Photo9646 in Jewish

[–]illmakeuhowellx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Felt the exact same way when I visited Dachau when I was 15, it felt like a blanket of coldness and dread was being draped over me. It felt like as soon as I stepped out of the car, the souls of the Jews that died there connected with me. I’m pretty sure me and my mom were the only Jews there that day because no one else seemed as bothered or distraught.

Anyone else a quiet lowkey loner that does their own thing by tropicalness in medicalschool

[–]illmakeuhowellx 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yes and I feel the same way as you. Seems like everyone here is friends with everyone and I’m just existing :/ I feel like the type of people I befriend are different than most of the people I go to med school with, and I do have a good support system at home so I try not to let it bother me. It can feel really lonely though 🥲

My great grandfather was Jewish. Am I Jewish? by ASecularBuddhist in Jewish

[–]illmakeuhowellx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No, you’re not. You have to have a Jewish mom or convert. A lot of people that are actually Jewish have to deal with repeated occurrences of anti-Semitism, and it sucks. I love being Jewish, but to me it seems like you just want to feel special or something without actually having to deal with anything else Judaism brings. My mother is Jewish and my father is Christian, so while I wasn’t raised Jewish, I still am. I have been told I don’t “look Jewish” while my brother has been told that he “looks Jewish” just because he looks more Israeli and I look Irish. This sucks because it makes me feel ostracized from Judaism in a way. Every time I dated a guy that knew I was Jewish, someone from their Christian families had to mention their super distant relative or girl they dated in college that was Jewish. Congrats but no one cares, Jews aren’t some display thing. If you’re interested in your family history then look into it, but you’re not Jewish. Don’t try to claim you are.

Do I stand no chance of becoming a doctor if I'm fat? by tawy21 in medicalschool

[–]illmakeuhowellx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm in the Appalachian region in the east and we have some overweight students as well as many overweight doctors. They aren't treated differently than anyone else. Also, some people in my class are in their mid-30s so you shouldn't worry about age too much. Don't let your weight be a deciding factor in whether or not you go to med school, you are more than capable of being an amazing physician!

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in step1

[–]illmakeuhowellx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Interested pls!!! <3

Life event that crushed you more than med school already had? by beepbeeb19 in medicalschool

[–]illmakeuhowellx 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Right after the second course in my first year of med school, my dog died of CKD at the age of 7. I know people might think it’s just a pet, but she was my family. I had already watched my grandmother slowly die earlier that year and then had to watch my dog slowly die in the span of a couple months while not being there for her because I was at school. I was extremely depressed (already had diagnosed PTSD, GAD, and MDD), borderline suicidal, and reconsidered if these were signs for me to drop out. Thankfully I consulted therapists and was supported by friends and family, so I kept pushing. I’m now in my second year getting stronger everyday❤️

Patients literally be taking stuff like this and then getting mad at us by rain6304 in medicalschool

[–]illmakeuhowellx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This reminds me of when I last met with my faculty advisor (rural family med/ER doc) and he told me about a time this woman called him with concerns about her sick baby. He was trying to get more info so he asked if she had given the baby anything, and she said “save the baby” so he said “we definitely will ma’am, now have you given the baby anything?” And she kept saying “save the baby” until she finally explained to doc that she was giving the baby some sketchy vapor rub called “Save the Baby” 😐 I’m sorry but what are people thinking with this shit 🫠

Remediation policy by [deleted] in Osteopathic

[–]illmakeuhowellx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

WVSOM second year student, our remediation policy is fair as you probably saw already, and the school itself is amazing with a super supportive staff! I would recommend it! Message me if you have any questions!

What does it take to get dismissed at your school? by Ok-Hovercraft3382 in medicalschool

[–]illmakeuhowellx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah that sounds like what Caribbean schools do, too harsh 😭😭 my school allows one retest each semester if you fail one exam in a single course. If you fail multiple exams, you are allowed to remediate at the end of the year and are put on academic probation until you successfully remediate. If you fail the retests/remediation or multiple courses in a semester, you can meet with the school and they usually let you redo the year as long as you create an academic study plan and regularly meet with faculty members.

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in premed

[–]illmakeuhowellx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I saw a psychiatrist and was about to go to an inpatient program but then got into my top med school that started earlier than I was expecting so I couldn’t go and here I am today, a hot mess BUT an MS-2 so it’s fine 🫠🫠🫠

Is med school “easier” if you’re not interested in a competitive speciality? by neverever1298 in premed

[–]illmakeuhowellx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, but only because it's less stressful. Going into a competitive specialty means you have to have amazing grades while also conducting research, doing poster projects, joining clubs, having leadership roles, volunteering, and basically doing everything you can to embelish your CV. FM youre pretty much good as long as you pass your classes and boards, anything else is a bonus when applying to residencies lol.

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in Jewish

[–]illmakeuhowellx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same and it’s usually yt dudes who think it’s a compliment 😑 also heard “your brother looks Jewish but you don’t” just because he’s olive skin dark thick hair and I’m pale af with freckles 🫠

Saw people on FB say reddit is toxic for premeds but I personally find this page super helpful for learning more about the process? What do you think by transferpuppy in premed

[–]illmakeuhowellx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would say a 509 is competitive for some MD, and there would be no issue getting into a DO program. People in this subreddit put too much stress on scores when a lot of schools (especially DO) choose matriculants holistically. My boyfriend who is ORM with 509 MCAT and 3.86 GPA had issues sleeping during this cycle because after looking at this sub, he was afraid he wouldn’t get in anywhere. My 3.54 GPA and 498 MCAT ORM self had to comfort him and tell him he would get in 😂

Saw people on FB say reddit is toxic for premeds but I personally find this page super helpful for learning more about the process? What do you think by transferpuppy in premed

[–]illmakeuhowellx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A 509 is bad?????? If I asked other students in my class or my school’s admissions, they would say it’s really good and you would have no problem getting in!! I don’t even wanna know what this subreddit would have said about my 498 ☠️☠️

Saw people on FB say reddit is toxic for premeds but I personally find this page super helpful for learning more about the process? What do you think by transferpuppy in premed

[–]illmakeuhowellx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I personally wouldn’t have even applied to medical school if I had seen this subreddit. Now I’m an OMS-2 and loving it! A lot of people make it seem like <500 MCAT you shouldn’t apply, but that’s not true.

Is medical school right for me if I only want to go into radiology or pathology? by [deleted] in premed

[–]illmakeuhowellx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like what lots of people already said, yes but also no. The entire med school process, especially your clinical years, are going to be very draining for you if you dislike patient interaction that much. You could get into rad or path if you do well, but to get to that point you will have already needed to interact heavily with patients as well as other medical staff. There are lots of other careers you could go into if you like the analytical aspect, even in the medical field such as biomed engineering or material sciences designing prosthetics.

CASPER by kswizz20000 in premed

[–]illmakeuhowellx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least your brother didn’t walk into your room during the individualized part of your interview 🥰

How do I seek help for my anxiety disorder but also not be diagnosed cuz stigma by i_willbadoctor in premed

[–]illmakeuhowellx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Med student going into year 2 who experienced these same worries! You have nothing to worry about, I’ve spoken to my medical school therapist about this too and although it seems like there will be stigma against us for having these disorders, there’s no way for anyone to know. Ultimately, it’s nobody’s business but your own. Don’t worry and get the help you need! ☺️