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  • 22

    I did it! Kept some on top but I really like how the fade turned out. Hope they don't think it too fancy. Also got rid of my facial hair. I hope people like it. I sure do!

  • 21

    You don't say what style you wear your hair in, it's length or specific objections she had, so that makes it hard to give specific advice. (not sure if that's really you, most people here don't use real photo's)

    First I would check your facilities policies related to dress code and appearance, to make sure you are not in violation.
    Second I would make sure there is no problems with your hair draping onto a sterile field, in a patients face or in a "dirty" area. So if it's long, tie it back while on shift.

    Years ago when I was in LPN school, we weren't allowed to have our hair even touch our collars. While I don't know of any facility that is that strict anymore, but the general idea of keeping it out of the way could still pertain.

    If you are within code, then I would followup with her about the policy. I'd ask her to clarify in what way are you not meeting the facilities expectations (make sure its the facilities not hers). Just be careful of your tone while your talking so you can't be mistaken as insubordinate. Maybe if you can agree that your look follows code then she'll back off.

  • 21

    As someone who completed a portion of my schooling with active "health problems" due to being shot seven times and having PTSD, if someone has a health problem, yes, it can be a struggle; some have stronger resiliency and some may not be in that journey yet.

    People thinking health problems are BS, to me, is offensive, especially if you are not enduring with constant pain or anxiety of the day to day struggle to survive.

  • 16

    If you have a low GPA after failing anything, medical school might be difficult in terms of getting accepted. AMCAS (which is the MD program central application site) does NOT practice grade replacement, so even if you took something over, every single grade is factored into your GPA. I had NO CLUE what was involved with med school application and acceptance until I married a bio/pre-med major. It's crazy.

    At first I didn't understand his anxiety about getting in until I understood the process. Tens of thousands of people apply to med schools every year and tens of thousands are not accepted. There were 20,000+ who were accepted in 2015, and 52,000+ applicants; 38,000+ of those applicants were first-timers, the others were repeat applicants. You need to have a standout application, a solid GPA, and a great MCAT score to get an interview with a school, let alone an acceptance. Some people apply for two, three, even four cycles before being accepted. They have to take the MCAT over after certain intervals, too. Ugh.

    Fort those who may not know, this is the timeline: after you take the MCAT and hopefully get a competitive score, you submit your primary application via AMCAS and pay a fee per school to which you want to apply. This application includes key components like essay questions and your personal statement (must be strong/stand out). Then a school may or may not invite you to submit a secondary application, which is an additional fee (sometimes $100, sometimes $120, sometimes free for certain state schools). If a school likes your secondary, you might get invited to an interview. If you knock them dead in the interview, you might get invited to have the privilege of attending the school.

    My husband applied to about 33 schools for the primary application. He submitted many secondary applications as well, I think 22; this involved a lot of essay writing (a LOT, I had the joy of proofreading, lol). He was invited to interview at 4 schools, and he was ultimately accepted by 2. The application fees alone were about $4000 for the primaries and secondaries. The travel to schools with hotels, etc., was another $1500-ish, probably; he saved some money by driving to three of the interviews, but one was too far to drive and he had to fly. He stayed with friends at two of the locations, and one was in the city where we lived so that was easy.

    Med school application is a money-making machine! There are MCAT tutors, expensive MCAT prep courses, people who will help refine your application parts for a fee (personal statements foremost, and essays for primary and secondary), people who help you prepare for the interview questions, and then all the money that is paid to AMCAS and the schools.

    A lot of people go the post bacc route, and sometimes it helps. There are also some medical schools that offer a one-year graduate program with the intention of preparing students to matriculate into their medical school; I think Drexel has one, for example. It might benefit you to discuss your path with a knowledgeable counselor to see if this is a feasible idea.

  • 14

    Why not just wear a scrub cap (like in OR) when you're working? Then you can wear your hair how you like the rest of the time.

    (BTW -- it's "rumor" -- just so you know.)

    And unit gossip just sucks.... sorry about that.

  • 14

    You handled it well, and appropriately. Unfailing politeness and calm in the face of rude and demanding behavior will always put you beyond reproach. Nice work.


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