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School is brutal. Why go?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by VprHis, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    Just thought I'd share...

    Prelims are now officially done for my class, and we lost another.

    We started with 6 back in '02, lost one to stress that first semester, and the latest casualty takes us down to 4. Damn, guy was freakin' smart, too... I haven't asked around yet to find out what happened....

    We all got royally drunk in his honor tonight, so pardon any incoherence. I guess i'm just in shock. no idea what he's going to do next. Thinks he's going to finish off a master's and go forth to once more join in the fray.

    I think we all need sping to finally freaking get here and break the mood.

    sigh.
     
  2. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    What are you studying?
     
  3. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    Microbiology/MolGen


    Edit: mmm... Bushmills.
     
  4. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    Krenzelesque...


    Fuck, I am jealous. :biggrin:
     
  5. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    I think you might have been on the Bushmills when you picked that major. Seriously, sounds challenging, but I am sure the rewards are worth it.
     
  6. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    I think it had more to do with my severe aversion to chem H221.

    That one was a bitch. I'm glad I got out when I did :)
     
  7. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    I remember the first undergrad engineering class.
    The old look to the left, look to the right two out of the three of you will not be here graduation day. I think we ended up with about 50%.

    MBA had a heavy drop out after the initial week long indoctrination.
    Then a small amount of attrition each term. I think we kept 80%. I wish it had been 25%.
     
  8. NewYorkBuck

    NewYorkBuck Do not read this title Staff Member

    Vpr -

    Stick with it buddy! I know sometimes you may think - "What the hell am I doing this to myself for?" (I know because I did as well). Aside from the subject matter itself, challenging yourself like this will hone your problem solving skills in all areas and will teach you how to persevere through tough times.

    Good luck to you!
     
  9. rocketman

    rocketman flying low

    Damn, well, if it helps I'm in my second year of being an undergrad doing the Biology/Pre-med with a Business minor, to make things interesting. We started off with about 12 guys, lost one (happened to be my roommate last year) cause he couldn't handle OSU. He's from a small town, going to a big school...too much of a shock for the guy I guess. Lost another guy to the military, he's Special Forces in Iraq now. Actually I talk to him on AIM whenever he's not shooting at anybody or doing things we're not supposed to know about. So thats kinda cool, but I pray he comes back in one piece. So we're down to 10.

    Oh wait, I was supposed to raise our spirits...guess that didn't work. Well, think of it this way, The demand for people with knowledge in the biological sciences will be HUGE in the next few years. If you're going the med school route, in about 3 years, there will be a shortage of around 3,000 physicians! The nursing shortage is simply the precursor to what will be a bigger problem in the next decade. So getting a job isn't going to be a problem. And getting into med school should be easier (as if they couldn't get any harder).
     
  10. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    Thanks for the encouragement, folks... I'm not really depressed on my own behalf, if that makes sense. It's just sad to watch a guy put in 3 years and then be told he's not good enough. Especially when you consider all the work it took just to get here. They accepted 6 of over 100 applicants the year we were recruited... so you know the guy's no slouch.

    Rocket... make sure you take Micro 522 and 524. My sources tell me it will make certain parts of med school a lot easier for ya.
     

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