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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Ok, so I was talking to the prof who I've been working for today and I got up the gumption to mention the possibility of my getting a Ph.D. in his lab. Problem is that I'm a medical student at University of Michigan.

So he's going to go and talk to the people at Med School Admissions (at Stanford) about the possibility of me transferring to Stanford to do an M.D./Ph.D. program. That would mean adding 3-4 years to my education. But oh my lord, I want to do it. It's just that most med schools really don't like people transferring, but maybe in this case it might be doable? Oh, and if I was in the program, they'd pay for me...and give me a stipend.

Those of you who pray, please put me in your prayers. If they let me apply, then I'm most likely in. The question is whether they'll let me apply at all. But the thought about moving back to the Bay Area...oh my lord, I hope it goes through.

I'm going to remain pessimistic and assume that I will wind up doing what I planned to do when I woke up this morning, but it would be so amazing if my plans changed and I could be an M.D., Ph.D.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:I've got my fingers crossed for you Mike, good luck

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:"He who dares my son, he who dares...."

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Total posts: 1001
Posted:Mike,

Best of luck

Much respect

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:Believe Mike... have faith and trust in yourself..know that it will happen and then watch it come about...
I know you'll get it...
lots of love to you Doc


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:What's a stipend?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)


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Location: San Diego, California, USA

Total posts: 1325
Posted:Much constant and lucky luck luck!

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:quote:Originally posted by C@ntus:
What's a stipend?A stipend is basically an allowance. In other words, I'd get paid to go to school.

Let me go off for a second and explain what this is all about. Most people, when asked what their dream job would be will answer something other than their current job. Very rarely will someone answer "my job right now is my dream job."

That was where I was when I woke up this morning. My dream job isn't to be a medical student, but a professor of medicine, and there is every chance that I'll manage it. I'm one of the luckiest people alive.

But now there's this slim possibility that rather than living up to my wildest dreams, I might actually do even better than my wildest dreams. Even if this doesn't work out, I can't very well go wrong, can I?

At this point, there's nothing I can do but wait and see what happens. The ball is in their court. But if this happens...well...damn!


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:You wouldn't happen to know (and tell me) what airplane shipping bins are, would you?

Arashi won't tell me.

It seems to be pick on the english fraggle week. I must've missed the posters.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:quote:Originally posted by C@ntus:
You wouldn't happen to know (and tell me) what airplane shipping bins are, would you?Maybe, as in like LD3 cargo containers? Or as in something that you can buy?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:he was gonna buy some at Walmart but he fell in love with a barbie doll instead - or something like that....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Sorry for hijacking your thread by the way. It was never my intention. There are subliminal good luck vibes in all of my posts on this pages just for you.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:quote:Originally posted by C@ntus:
Sorry for hijacking your thread by the way. It was never my intention. There are subliminal good luck vibes in all of my posts on this pages just for you.No worries. I'm afraid that the things I know have little bearing on real life. I can't help you with airplane shipping bins.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:Mike, that is wonderful news, even the possibility is great. I will have all my fingers & toes crossed for you...

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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dromepixie


dromepixie

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Location: Florida

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Posted:Mike, Great news! I wish you the best luck and will pray for your success!
Keep reaching for the stars, one day you might touch them!

Love and luck!
Drome


JUGGLEwithyourmind!

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Finn


member
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 341
Posted:Good luck Mike.

May the universe provide what you ask for.

Finn


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Nyx


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Location: NorCal

Total posts: 385
Posted:Mike,

I have recently begun to fully realize that when you follow your heart and truly commit to a course of action that is a product of your own will, not someone else's idea of where you should be and what you should be doing, the universe will open to you.
Best of luck, but you don't need it!


"Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals"

~Charles Baudelaire

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DarkFairyQueen


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Location: The Underworld

Total posts: 557
Posted:Don't be pessimistic! Let your optimism and desire MAKE it happen

Sending a PHAT ball of optimistic hugz your way baybeh, you CAN have what you want! you CAN! YOU CAN!

XXX


Az abouve, So below...

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Aurora (1/2 a firesister)
GOLD Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto

Total posts: 249
Posted:"When you want something bad enough the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it."

Best of luck...though with the whole universe backing you you don't really need it eh?


Om Namah Sivaya

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:Good Luck, I'll cross my fingers for you.

I would cross my toes too, but then I'll end up walking funny


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:So I just heard that UofMichigan has allowed someone to transfer into Michigan for the same reason that I want to transfer out. In general, Stanford is a more flexible institution than UofM, but...that really doesn't change anything.

I'm almost enjoying not having an answer...no new is good news, right?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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