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Discussion in 'China and Eastern Asia' started by Kyoichi, 09.03.11.

  1. sweetsecrets

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    hey, it may not be this week. i mean we all have a hunch that it would be this week, but past year forums... i think i remember seeing someone posting his acceptance on 19th April. so, don't be disappointed yet if you don't receive anything this week. it could be in the mail, or it could be that you're still in active review. just my two cents. :X
  2. sweetsecrets

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    you press on too. i pm-ed you. :)
  3. Lewybodies

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    Haha... Thanks, gonna press on for another year.... To all (re)applicants, see you all again in the 2012-2013 Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School thread ! :laugh:
  4. keepontrying

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    Hello guys,

    I got in! I'm going to share my stats to give you guys some hope!

    Undergrad: Biology, 3.3 GPA (not a typo)
    Grad: Public Health, 3.8 GPA

    MCAT: 33P

    2 first author publications, 5 abstracts/presentations in international conferences, 3 years work experience with the government in health research, 10 years clinical experience as certified first aider/instructor/volunteer department head, community basketball league organizer, intramural basketball coach, etc.

    The bottomline is, don't ever give up. My stats are gross, and they haunt me for 5 application cycles. I could never get past the interview stage because I was always at a disadvantage number wise, and it has been a very disheartening experience to say the least. I'm glad I got the great support from my best friends, mentors, and my family to keep me motivated, and here I am, an acceptance to a great school. My application didn't change much from last year, so I think the interview did make a difference afterall. I will stay active on the forum and so if you guys have any questions, pm me or just post it. Good luck to those who are still waiting!
  5. sweetsecrets

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    hey congrats on your acceptance! :) so glad to see your determination paid off! :)
  6. abcbaby

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    Congrats. Did you just get the email?
  7. fj90

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    OMG. CONGRATS!

    Thank YOU for sharing that. Finally giving the rest of us some hope. This forum was getting a bit depressing :X Have to say, your extracurrics are awesome. Your hard work has paid off!! Were you the one who was the re-applicant from Canada / US?

    Oh and what time did you receive the email? (I've mostly been preying on my inbox at night (eastern time zone)) ><
  8. keepontrying

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    Yea I'm the re-applicant from Canada. I think the interview did make a difference so for all the re-applicants out there, please do yourself a favour and practice super hard for the interview and sell yourself like a used car dealership salesperson.

    I got my email around 3am PST. I actually emailed the office asking if I have been rejected yet and they replied with an acceptance offer LOL. If you can't wait, perhaps you can try that too.
    Last edited: 04.10.12
  9. DoctorFlower

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    Congrats!! I'm super happy for you! Definitely give me some hope!
  10. sweetsecrets

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    haha oh man... but i'm so happy for you! :D
  11. fgfanatic

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    Congratulations!! You totally deserve it! Very happy for you :)
  12. fj90

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    Ye! Canadian pride! Props :) your name epitomizes your success story! So happy for you! Truly am!
  13. ftt608

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    Congratulations!
  14. fj90

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    Day 2 of torment begins. All the best.
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    Congrats! You've got some serious credentials there! :D
  16. justdoooit

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    another canadian here! congrats keepontrying! I hope to join you at duke-nus!

    man i want this so badly....
  17. fj90

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    Just called. Waitlisted.
    I guess that's good. :S
  18. sweetsecrets

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    you called? :O
  19. fj90

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    Yea, call them if you really want the decision. She said all decisions have been made and are now final. It's like pulling off a bandaid fast vs slowly.
  20. ftt608

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    The good thing is everyone will hear from them shortly. The long torture is finally going to be over... Hope you get in!
  21. moose45

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    I got accepted...good luck to those still waiting :)
  22. fj90

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    Congrats Moose45!
  23. fj90

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    Ok so apparently decisions may not have been final. May have only been final for me in particular. Sorry if I gave false hope.
  24. sweetsecrets

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    congrats! :D did you receive your acceptance today? what time was it? :X
    Last edited: 04.11.12
  25. sweetsecrets

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    haha. it's okay. it's really nice of you to share with us. :)
  26. DrBroker

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    Congratulations, keepontrying!! your research experience and extra-curriculars are astonishing! what's most impressive is your perseverance!!! :thumbup:

    Looking forward to meeting you and keepontrying in class! :)
  27. justdoooit

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    anyone else got a response? haven't got mine yet....perhaps they are only notifying the ones accepted first through email, and everyone else by mail?
  28. fj90

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    Justdoooit just hold on a bit longer. I think the rest of the decisions are coming!

    For those of you accepted recently, does it say on your offer letter when you have to accept by?
  29. keepontrying

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    end of April
  30. huddy

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    so if we haven't heard anything by yesterday, does it mean that we got either rejected or waitlisted???
    :(
  31. keepontrying

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    I'm looking forward to meet you guys too!
  32. justdoooit

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    i have a feeling that is the case....

    :(
  33. lfyj

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    Any more updates? =)
  34. fgfanatic

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    I was rejected today. Oh well! There will be more chances!
  35. justdoooit

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    sorry to hear that....did you have to call them or they emailed you?
  36. fgfanatic

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    I called, and they just decided my rejection today! :(
  37. lfyj

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    Just got waitlisted.
    Last edited: 04.11.12
  38. DoctorFlower

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    Sorry to hear that! Any plan on re-applying? Suggest calling them for advice to strengthen your application.
  39. huddy

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    I got waitlisted as well... any idea about the possibility to get accepted from waitlist?? this makes me even more confused and nervous...
  40. lfyj

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    Did you ask them how high are you on wait list? I got waitlisted as well and she said we are strongly encouraged to apply for the next intake since we are 'wanted' but no available spots...
  41. fj90

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    Seems like they sent out the wlist emails all at once.
  42. will123

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    i'm waitlisted too....
  43. lfyj

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    Admissions said that all offers and rejections have been sent out.
  44. justdoooit

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    just wondering, for those who got waitlisted, did you all get an email or you just called in to find out?

    i still haven't heard from them....contemplating if i should email them (again)
  45. fj90

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    I found out when I called in, but they said that they were in the process of sending me an email anyway. Got an email today.
  46. will123

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    Yeah, I called too. My application is so bad they seem to have forgotten about me... she only sent me an email after saying "by the way, you want me to email you?"
  47. fj90

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    Anyone know of any waitlisted people who got in in previous cycles? : (
  48. huddy

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    yeah i don't remember which year it was but i do remember that two people who were on waitlists got accepted in late april and may

    and i also emailed them. They send acceptances by email but rejections and waitlists are sent by snail mail unless you ask them.
  49. DrBroker

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    i know of someone who is declining and another who is still undecided between Duke-NUS and another offer. therefore, there definitely is hope for those of you guys still on the waiting list!! :luck:

    I heard that there was an applicant on the waiting list who got accepted just 1 day before class started because someone pulled out suddenly. don't give up hope!
    Last edited: 04.12.12
  50. lfyj

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    Anybody else on wait list?

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