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    *** MATCH 2013: Discussion Thread ***

    Can someone please sticky this.

    I don't have much to report right now. Still waiting for CK results to roll in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drno31 View Post
    Seriously, between the empty 2013 match thread and the near silence in response to the possible sale of the school, I think it's time to pronounce VMD. It's been a good run people.

    For what it's worth, I matched into psych (go me!). If anyone reading this has questions about matching psych from SGU send me a PM.
    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by siheg View Post
    Rok and DD are team Schadenfreude.

    People are posting on FB not VMD. VMD as a whole has declined in use for the past 1 or 2 years. I bet it's going to be sad when they can't pick on the newbies anymore!
    I know VMD AND SDN but not FB Can you send me the full name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrenetic View Post
    This year's match list is very respectable and looks more impressive than the previous year. I don't think the school overall is in any sort of trouble at this time... I do have a feeling the leadership may be losing vision or focus or interest or whatever you want to call it. SGU has succeeded despite the odds and has done very well over the years, but there seems to be one challenge after another thrown on its path. Most recently it was the State Department B1 visa fiasco. and who knows what else that we didn't even hear about. The Chancellor keeps having to fight these various political battles at every turn. I'd probably get tired of it too after 30+ years and I might want to retire.

    Unfortunately, unless the next person in charge is dedicated to SGU and sees it as his baby like Chancellor M, the school will go downhill and fast. That would be such a tragic thing because after having rotated with students from some of the lower and mid tier US schools I can assure you that on average SGU beats most of these places almost any day of the week in terms of student quality, preparedness and dedication.
    I actually see the sale as a good thing when someone or group is willing to invest up to a billion dollars with all the negative info out there on international students future. I would believe they know something we don't

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    FB? That would be a little social media venture known as Facebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by laricb View Post
    I know VMD AND SDN but not FB Can you send me the full name

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    Quote Originally Posted by siheg View Post
    Rok and DD are team Schadenfreude.

    People are posting on FB not VMD. VMD as a whole has declined in use for the past 1 or 2 years. I bet it's going to be sad when they can't pick on the newbies anymore!
    Actually, I requested a trade in the preseason from Team Schadenfreude to Team Realitätsbedarf. Better uniforms, better karma, better team chemistry, and a much better chance at the playoffs.

    I don`t know rok, and I don´t always agree with her, but I do respect her opinion.

    But no, in all seriousness, you have misread me and you are quite wrong. I take no pleasure at all in the misfortune of others. I seriously pull for the people here on VMD, especially the underdogs when they are busting their butts, and I want for the majority of hardworking students to be successful. We students did not create the "1-to-1" aspirations of the AAMC, and I certainly don´t like it, but you will have to forgive me for not pulling out the pompons and telling everyone that the previous rates of IMG matches are going to continue on in perpetuity. That is not the writing on the wall, as I am seeing it. Sorry. I proffer one man`s honest opinions, which has more than once made me unpopular with people on this website who expected me to agree with them 100%. I will probably get over it.

    Will the 1-to-1 ratio be reached by 2016? I do not think so, and I have stated that several times. On the other hand, the closer they get to it, the tighter things will get for the IMG set.

    You are absolutely right about VMD being on the wane. They crashed-and-burned their website at the wrong freaking time, and might just have killed it. Regardless, with residency starting in short order, I will be able to keep myself plenty busy.

    One more honest opinion: I do wish you well in your studies and endeavors, siheg.
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    Can the new match class give us some of their stats?
    I'm confused as to knowing how strong of a candidate I am.
    I want to do IM and so far my Step 1 is 220, and I've passed the CS.
    Go SGU, good job this year guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingmenus View Post
    Can the new match class give us some of their stats?
    I'm confused as to knowing how strong of a candidate I am.
    I want to do IM and so far my Step 1 is 220, and I've passed the CS.
    Go SGU, good job this year guys...
    Best bet is to check the NRMP data. The final tables will be posted in May according to them. This will include things like average Step 1, 2 CK for IMGs matching into a specialty, etc. Other than that 220 Step 1 is decent and will get you at least a handful of IM interviews as long as you apply broadly and don't mess anything up. Larger name university programs might be harder to acquire interview to with a 220 and IMG but usually you should get at least a few of these interviews.
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    Anyone have an idea what the ''Gold Humanism Honor society'' is really about ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phronesis View Post
    Anyone have an idea what the ''Gold Humanism Honor society'' is really about ?
    I wish someone would invent a way to make such information easily accessible...
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