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2008 Waitlist Movement

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by SketchLazy, May 28, 2008.

  1. SketchLazy

    SketchLazy 5+ Year Member

    May 16, 2007
    I got an email from Sandra Davis today for UMMS. Had little chance of getting off the middle tier waitlist so it didn't matter much, but this is what it said:

    'As we have now passed the May 15 national commitment date we are providing this general update. As of the writing of this message we currently have confirmed 171 students for our 2008 entering class. (Our target size for each entering class is 170) It appears that we will have minimal, if any, activity from our wait list. '

    With a letter like this, and what seems like little or no waitlist movement from other schools, is anyone else wondering what happened this year? Even though it's well past May 15th, some schools still seem overbooked. Was it really that crazy and competitive this year?
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  3. Meshuga3

    Meshuga3 2+ Year Member

    May 23, 2007
    I'm glad I'm not alone... I was promised massive waitlist movement post-May 15th... and I've seen very little (and none at the schools I'm waiting on).

    What's up?
  4. teachmed27

    teachmed27 7+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2008 Knock yourself out. Waitlists are never a sure bet and I'm willing to assume that it's always been adn always will be competitive, crazy, and a disappointment to many. I'm hanging on to my waitlists for dear life so I know the feeling. I just try to stay positive.
  5. MilkmanAl

    MilkmanAl Al the Ass Mod Physician 7+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Kansas City, MO
    hSDN Alumni
    In fairness, it seems like there definitely was massive movement immediately before and after May 15. However, it doesn't seem like there's been any at all since.
  6. scowdeva

    scowdeva MS I 2+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    Buffalo, NY
    I completely agree with this- there was tons of movement at many schools right around May 15, but since then there has been nada. Maybe people are taking the full time to deliberate between two offers they have (a lot of schools give 10 days to 2 weeks from the date of the offer to return a deposit at this stage of the game)...maybe schools over accepted again this year like they did last year, which will utimately result in another low waitlist season. Who knows. It's still way to early to tell.

    It's still early, still only May, so there is definitely at least still June and July for movement. There is definitely still hope to be had!

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