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2011-2012 Mayo Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2014)' started by Sammich117, 05.22.11.

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  1. bbstrauss

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    my rejection was pre-LOR request. Likely because of extracurriculars. Training 20+ hrs per week and traveling almost every weekend for competitions didn't do me any favors time-wise. But I did my best with what free time I had so no regrets.
  2. Donnie1310

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    Those were jokes about how with those other strong qualifications, what could have possibly caused his rejection.

    But by the sound of his post^ as well as others, it's ECs that heavily factor into LOR requests.
  3. Prateek

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    I can confirm this as I had a quick chat with a member from the admissions staff asking about this. They do indeed look at your ECs and based on that decide whether or not to issue you a LOR request
  4. TheGloaming

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    I guess this is good news since I consider my EC's a bit weak and still got an LOR request. Maybe my in-state status helped a tiny bit or who knows with Mayo.
  5. Donnie1310

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    the Crapshoot Factor is indeed woven into every part of the admissions process at every single school in the country.
  6. Diggidy

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    I received a LOR request last week. MD Apps for my stats. After reading this thread I'm surprised I received one. Good luck to everybody!
  7. Snuke

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    Your ECs are good and diverse, especially the biking. For some reason, a lot of matriculates are runners/bikers. When it comes down to it, we can only guess at what they want.
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  8. MrLahey

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    Ya my stats are well below the average....but I have a lot of EC's
    Pubs, colligate athlete, medical experience, unique major....

    So hopefully thats why I got the LOR request
  9. UIUCstudent

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    hmm does mayo send an email saying they got the LOR after they request it? My LOR is already in AMCAS and I haven't heard of any updates.
  10. Snuke

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    They will send an email eventually. There are a bunch of us just waiting for the LOR received/Complete email, so you're in the same boat. I'm sure someone will post when they get the confirmation.
  11. txt1234

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    hi guys!

    just got my lor request. am in shock since my gpa and mcat scores are nothing spectacular. i've a feeling they're putting more weight on extracurriculars than expected when issuing lor requests.

    good luck to everybody!
  12. fizzgig

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    this cracked me up. i'm gettin more nervous as time goes on with no LOR request... we shall see, ah reckon. people with sweet apps who got rejected: keep going, because your season is going to turn out great anyway!
  13. Snuke

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    When did you submit your fee?
  14. fizzgig

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    looks like the autoconfirmation of payment was july9, and the actual mayo confirmation email of it was july11. i'm not totally wiggin out yet or anything, just being a little neurotic watching hundreds of engines rev then take off at a starting line with 50,000 other people. even though we're not all going the same place it raises my heart rate to not GOGOGO when lots of other people have left the gate :)
  15. Snuke

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    And as I've said before (and will say again) this cycle is not like the last; I'm betting that they've received a lot more applications due to being ranked. It seems like the timeline ought to be thrown out the window, as this time last year, there were many LOR complete emails and a year before that, there were already interview invites.

    I'd love if a current Mayo could comment on this, if they're more buried than usual and why they decided to be ranked. They couldn't have waited until next year??
  16. trypanosomiasis

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    If it makes you feel any better, I paid and got confirmation on the exact same days, and am also waiting on an LOR request... Anxiety, commence... :xf:
  17. fizzgig

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    jeopardy music, commence... (you are all singing the theme in your head now)
  18. Verloren

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    THIS describes the entire application process for me!! I couldn't have described it any better.
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    Got asked for pre-req confirmation today...
  20. Snuke

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    Someone else got asked that earlier, but I know I did not. I assume that's done if there's a question - do you have all of your pre-reqs completed?
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    Come Mayo, show us some interview invite love! :luck:
  22. Prateek

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    [​IMG]

    Something today??
  23. Snuke

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    This is your redemption, Prateek!

    :xf::xf: Please, Mayo.
  24. MayoorBust

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    You know what would be beautiful. If they can skip the LOR received email and go right ahead and pull the trigger (interview invites and rejections).:thumbup:
  25. Snuke

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    Agreed. There is a certain safety in knowing there is one email before you get told yes or no, but I just want to know!
  26. trypanosomiasis

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    Maybe they are not sending out LOR received emails this year... who knows. I feel like if they were going to send them out they would have done so already, right? It's been about three weeks since they sent out the first LOR requests. If I remember correctly the turnaround between the LOR requests and LOR received emails wasn't this long last year...
  28. Snuke

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  29. Snuke

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    4 weeks. I was in the first batch of LOR requests and I received that email on July 1st.

    And no, it wasn't this long last year. It was about 2 weeks last year, and interviews within a week from now. Of course, two years ago, there were already a few interview invites.
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    Yep - they wanted to know if my Orgo class included lab (as my transcript does not specify).

    Cleared it up - now waiting for LOR request hopefully
  31. rxnfiend

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    I feel like the wait for this school is the most agonizing... especially because of this thread. :laugh: C'mon Mayo!!!
  32. Snuke

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    You should see last year's thread. At least we haven't yet devolved into serenading any passing Mayo adcoms with Shakespearean-esque dialogue.

    Though I swear that if I get an interview, I'm totally writing a sonnet. In iambic pentameter and including a rhyming couplet at the end.
  33. Chemdude

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    I cannot fathom how amazing you are <3 [​IMG]
    Loneliness plagues me [​IMG]<3
    Obsolete is my life without you <3 [​IMG]
    Vulnerable like a child I lay in the arms of fate <3 [​IMG]
    Every breath feels a ton when I think about you <3
    Understand me, and please give me a chance [​IMG]<3

    Mayo, I LOVE YOU <3

    (Copyright, Chemdude 2011)
  34. Local Native

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    All I hear in my head is "less than 3" at the end of each line.
  35. Snuke

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    :laugh:

    I read a line, pause... heart.

    Another line, pause... heart.
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    :laugh:

    That's actually the first love poem I wrote to my very first girlfriend...boy was I a hopeless romantic back then...
  37. rxnfiend

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    ... Please tell me that didn't actually work. :laugh: ;)
  38. Chemdude

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    Haha...we're actually engaged now ;). I said very first gf because I wanted to emphasize that it was very long ago.
  39. pirung1

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    hey guys! so I just submitted my payment yesterday. does that mean I won't know of my fate (rejection/request for LOR) anytime soon? Even if AMCAS has my LOR, do they still request LORs?
  40. fizzgig

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    i have no idea how the pile gets sorted once you pay - if they go in order i guess it could be a bit. if they prioritize based on any number of mystery factors, maybe not.

    my understanding for the LORs though is that they will send you the email saying "we request your LORs now" but you don't have to do anything if the letters are ready to go with AMCAS - they'll pull them after notifying you.
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    This has to have been somewhat recent. Somehow, I got the picture of a little kid in grade school passing notes, but the vocabulary would have been rather impressive. Congrats on your engagement!
  42. pirung1

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    thanks! good luck with all of you. I am a little nervous!
  43. Snuke

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    +1

    This is my understanding as well. I'd settle back for a long wait.
  44. Chemdude

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    hahaha...thank you! :)
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    This forum is getting uncomfortable.
  46. Wisco1

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    An update from Mayo admissions: The first interview invites will be going out next week. Best of luck to all who have their LOR's in already ;)
  47. Matteo

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    Exciting...I would also assumes this means that there probably isn't a "complete e-mail" being sent this year.

    :luck:!
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    I'm not sure if knowing this information makes me feel better or worse!

    Good luck everyone!
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    I thought I wanted to hear from them. But now I'm freaking out. Oh well :xf:
  50. Snuke

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    Maybe? Or maybe they'll all be sent out together tonight.

    Ohhh, so excited!:soexcited:

    Best of luck to everyone!
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