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Since my eyes couldn’t handle the 3D of a bigger screen (and I do cherish my old 3DS too much), I’ve decided to make someone on tumblr happy with their very own Pikachu Limited Edition 3DS XL! I’m really excited to be doing this, and I can just hope it will make someone smile.
No, I won’t be selling it. I am not obligated to answer why, because if you honestly want me to sell it, my answer won’t be sufficient for you. Message me off anon if you’re really dying to know.
Now that the boring parts are over with, let’s go over even more boring stuff, shall we?
- Reblogs and likes both count and will combined give you two entries.
- You don’t need to be following me. However it would be nice to meet new people, and I do post a lot of Pokémon.
- I’ll ship internationally, but the system is European.
- No giveaway blogs.
- Have your ask box open so that I may contact you.
The giveaway will end on May 10. Have fun, okay? (◡‿◡✿)
I read this on Studentdoctor.net while do some research into DO schools…
There are NO DO schools that match the majority of their students to “well known ACGME spots”. While I know no one will understand until they have gotten there, only a very very few DO’s land those “awesome” spots that everyone dreams about. Most of the ACGME spots that DO students get are not considered very good programs by the top people in the field. None of the matchlists that you see are “impressive”.
It will be a rude awakening when you realize that 50% of you will be in the bottom half of your medschool class after your first test… assuming you get in at all. You’ll say that “It wont matter if I’m in the bottom half because I will rock all my rotations and STILL get that neurosurgery residency”. But it won’t happen. There are always two or three students in each class who go through this. They load up fourth year with ortho (or whatever) rotations just knowing that someone will take them despite grades, or boards or whatever. I just talked to one of the stuidents who rotated through our hospital and failed to match ortho this year. We all knew he wouldn’t make it, but he was convinced. He’s in a a rotating internship now, hosping he can get an EM spot now. that won’t happen either, but he will keep trying.
All of this crap realy doesn’t matter. Do you want to be a doctor? Or do you just want to be an elitist? Almost none of you will ever get a really, truly, “impressive” match that you are dreamimng of now. Most of you will end up in primary care anyway, because there will never be enough spots for everyone who dreams of ortho.
These matchlists are all in the eyes of the beholder anyway. The administration at the state medical school (MD) that rotates at my hospital think their match list for 2012 really sucks. Why? It’s not because they didn’t get a lot of god specialty spots. It’s becuase they got too many! They WANT to provide primary care providers for our state and more than half of them are leaving the state and skipping primary care. They think it’s awful.
The only people who realy sit there and concentrate on match lists are naive premeds. The sad thing is that they really don’t even know what they are looking at. That might look like an impressive surgery match to a premed, but it’s from a program thats considered crappy to the people that really know. I had absolutely NO idea what the real reputations for IM residencies were until I was interviewing. No one who isn’t in the field really knows. Do you think a pathologist knows where the big OB/Gyn residencies are? No! Do you think a Gastroenterologist knows where the best surgery residencies are? No, the don’t! If they don’t know, then how does a premed look at a list, full of various specialty matches, and determine that it’s a really good match. It isn’t possible.
Why not concentrate on getting into a med school and becoming the best doctor you can be. When its time to decide your future do a lot of research and do your best. It really doesn’t matter what school you go to. The top people in every school have a chance to go to some “impressive” places. Everyone else still becomes a doctor.A better idea is finding a place where you fit in and get along with everyone else. Residency is long and hard enough. Find a place you like and do your best. thats all that matters. __________________