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OMG: Come fall term, I will be entering my final year of undergrad. And in September of this year, I plan on writing the MCAT. So much rides on me getting a great grade. If I don't, then my chances of getting into medical school are pretty much gone. So if I don't make it, I plan on killing myself. I like to pretend I am smart and charismatic, but I know my chances of surviving in the real world are slim to none. I have no musical nor acting talent, and cannot paint at all. So its either success, or death.

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  1. Humans are very resilient creatures. I know it looks bleak and hopeless right now, but there are always other ways. Talk to someone. They can give you a new perspective/possibly a path you never considered. I know it seems this path is it. It's all or nothing. But just know there are people around to support you.

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  2. with that attitude... it's probably going to be death for you

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    1. GFY 2.

      OP, it is easy to put a lot of pressure on yourself, and say that you are only a success if you make it into medical school, or any other target you fix for yourself. But that's just the point, success is not absolute, it is entirely relative to how you view it.

      So, why do you want to go to med school? If it is because you want to help save people's lives, then that's great, and use that to motivate yourself. Just remember that there are many ways to accomplish this goal. You could be a nurse, study diseases as an academic, work with an NGO to promote any number of health-related causes (malaria nets, public fitness, disease eradication).

      On the other hand, if you are keen to go to med school so that you can be viewed as a success, then I would ask you who you want to view you as a success. Or, more accurately, who's opinion do you value that would treat you differently because you were accepted into a school? If I were in your shoes, I would question whether you should really value the opinions of those who don't care what you are as a person, but rather what some admissions officer neither of you will ever meet thinks of you.

      Success is not absolute. There are so many different paths you can take, it is wrong to tunnel in on a single one. Best of luck on your MCAT.

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    2. why did you write so much, summarize, no one has time for this

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    3. @2a why did you reply to this post? It's mild compared to other comments, and other than the first 2 words, none of your comments are directed at 2

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  3. *no musical or acting talent

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  4. the mcat isn't even that important for Canadian med schools, just meet the cutoffs

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  5. take another year of undergrad, improve GPA. in the meantime - do extracurriculars. apply again. what's the problem OP?

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  6. LOOOOOL! Dumb bitch!

    - RL

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  7. Wow man(or woman) you have got your whole life ahead of you. Med School isn't everything....Regardless, keep your head up and don't talk stupid shi* like "ohh I am gonna kill myself". Like seriously tell your negative brain to just STFU there are other people with worse problems in the world..self-pity won't get you anywhere...(never got me anywhere)....

    Also talk your family and friends about this and I am sure they will help you....

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  8. OP, everybody struggles and has failed or been rejected by something. If you take the time to look around and talk to others who have been in your situation, you'll realize how strong people can be and that you're not alone.

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  9. don't forget to post a suicide video on youtube, they're all the rage these days

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  10. Med school isn't the only things you can make a living off of you know. If you're into the medical field, there's pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, etc. All make a decent living. Why confine yourself to only one thing (unless it's your ultimate dream or something)?

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    1. because it's the best one ofc

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  11. I really wish there were more options in life than medical school, music, acting, or painting. Oh well, such is life.

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  12. OP here. To the positive people, thank you for your kind words. To the negative people, you can go ahead and use the Eiffel Tower as a dildo

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    1. lol... what a comeback

      i guess you really have no talent outside of studying

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    2. OP, how do you expect people to give you sympathy if your views on life are so narrow and confined? Does med school even really make you happy? Or are you just trying to please people?

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    3. @12a who says he is talented in studying? wouldn't be complaining about mcat if he had a good GPA

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  13. You stupid or something?

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  14. Before you kill yourself, can I get your bio textbooks? I don't want to buy them at the school store and it doesn't look like you'll be needing them.

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  15. Dont be so melodramatic; not many people get in to med school. Do research instead.

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  16. With that mindset I seriously wouldn't want you as my doctor...
    I hope you don't get in until you change your whole attitude, it lowers the prestige of medical school and all those hard working people in that department who actually care about life

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    1. +10000
      Hey OP, you better read this. You may become a doctor but that doesn't mean you'll be respected in your field if you keep up such a negative attitude on life. Don't tarnish the name of those who actually deserve praise.

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  17. OP is probably a brown female.

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  18. Some of you folks are really messed up. Someone saying they could kill themselves, and you just joke about it. But some of these other folks are right OP. You cannot confine yourself to such a strict view. There are so many job opportunities out there. And if you feel like you are lacking certain skills, do your best to acquire them. The Internet is an amazing tool for that. Best of luck with everything, and do your best to stick around. Otherwise, you won't know what life holds in store for you :)

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  19. 1-866-531-2600 is the mental health helpline in Ontario; they can help you or connect you to other services. Please don't be afraid to ask for help,

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