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kkweens

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Y'all are too funny Chillax, what happens happens.

I got off the WL, as did many of my most successful colleagues here. Money talks, and without merit aid here, there is definitely movement.
Do you mind me asking how long you and/or your colleagues waited to get off the WL?
 

ChymeofPassion

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The 25%ish Post-II acceptance rate is including waitlist acceptances, correct? Good to know a WL isn't completely SOL!
 
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Where does the 25% post-II acceptance rate come from?
 
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marcosma

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If you check the lunar reflaxtion angle for the past three decision dates

okay this is crazy but...

if you check that angle, the same angle was on each day. 15.5 degrees. And when is the next time the angle is 15.5 degrees? This Friday
 

chaim123

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If you check the lunar reflaxtion angle for the past three decision dates

okay this is crazy but...

if you check that angle, the same angle was on each day. 15.5 degrees. And when is the next time the angle is 15.5 degrees? This Friday
This has definitely been one of the most creative conspiracy theories I've read on here. Could you tell us a little bit about what a "lunar reflaxtion angle" is?
 

marcosma

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This has definitely been one of the most creative conspiracy theories I've read on here. Could you tell us a little bit about what a "lunar reflaxtion angle" is?
it’s the angle between
the moon and the centroid of the triangle formed by the three highest ranking HMS adcoms (they call themselves the reflaxors)
 

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it’s the angle between
the moon and the centroid of the triangle formed by the three highest ranking HMS adcoms (they call themselves the reflaxors)
I’ve heard of it as well. It was published in Nature last year. Front cover story.
 
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*HMS wants to know your location*
If you check the lunar reflaxtion angle for the past three decision dates

okay this is crazy but...

if you check that angle, the same angle was on each day. 15.5 degrees. And when is the next time the angle is 15.5 degrees? This Friday
 
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masala58413

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How’s everyone hanging in?

I come from an Asian/brown family and they’ve told my relatives I’ve gotten accepted since I interviewed...back in September.

cant wait to tell them I’m an R/WL next week.
wow are you me? Not only that but I have a wedding in India the week after next. So I’ll be sharing the R/WL news with 1000 of my closest relatives
 
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Med.Geek

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wow are you me? Not only that but I have a wedding in India the week after next. So I’ll be sharing the R/WL news with 1000 of my closest relatives
Low key I am. My parents are hoping for the Harvard A so that it can increase my prospects for finding a wife. I just know it haha

Edit: looks like I’m getting married folks
 
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Decisions are normally released around 10 AM eastern, right?
 
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So, is the consensus that we’ll be hearing early next week?
 
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So, is the consensus that we’ll be hearing early next week?
Idk... another tin foil hat idea:

In 2018-2019 cycle, fin aid was available 3/5 after 3/2 decisions. This year it's available 3/1...

It was also due in 18-19 on 3/19, 17 days after acceptance. This year it's due 3/16 which is 17 days after 2/28. download.jpg
 

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Idk... another tin foil hat idea:

In 2018-2019 cycle, fin aid was available 3/5 after 3/2 decisions. This year it's available 3/1...

It was also due in 18-19 on 3/19, 17 days after acceptance. This year it's due 3/16 which is 17 days after 2/28. View attachment 296920
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Until you open the admissions portal you are both accepted, rejected, and waitlisted? Is that how the paradox works? Hope this helps your BP
how am I expected to be a functional person today knowing that this decision may be coming out tomorrow lol my blood pressure is through the roof!
 

ChymeofPassion

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To delve into increased layers of neurotics, what are some keywords we should be looking for in that first email. Will they put Acceptance in the email subject? Will it start with, "Congratulations", like the interview? Or, "On behalf of the admissions committee..". Will a reject have the ominous "Admissions Decision" subject line?
 

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Soooo, most likely tomorrow or next Friday correct?
It could be between tomorrow and next Friday, yeah. I will be in CA for the first time all of next week for Spring Break so I will finally have the 3 hour behind advantage; I'll wake up at 9am PST and the decision will likely be there!
 

Med.Geek

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It could be between tomorrow and next Friday, yeah. I will be in CA for the first time all of next week for Spring Break so I will finally have the 3 hour behind advantage; I'll wake up at 9am PST and the decision will likely be there!
Booking a flight to CA now for precisely this reason.
 
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To delve into increased layers of neurotics, what are some keywords we should be looking for in that first email. Will they put Acceptance in the email subject? Will it start with, "Congratulations", like the interview? Or, "On behalf of the admissions committee..". Will a reject have the ominous "Admissions Decision" subject line?
I have been thinking about this! Someone answer please.
 
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To delve into increased layers of neurotics, what are some keywords we should be looking for in that first email. Will they put Acceptance in the email subject? Will it start with, "Congratulations", like the interview? Or, "On behalf of the admissions committee..". Will a reject have the ominous "Admissions Decision" subject line?
well the A's come out before the WL/R so if you get an email from like 10-10:15am, that's good news.
 
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I'm going to bet next week. I've always heard "the first week of March" from the people there.

But if decisions come out tomorrow, it'll be a surprise to be sure - but a welcome one.
 

ChymeofPassion

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I'm going to bet next week. I've always heard "the first week of March" from the people there.

But if decisions come out tomorrow, it'll be a surprise to be sure - but a welcome one.
I think a dark horse is Monday-Tuesday of next week. I doubt tomorrow.
 
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I think a dark horse is Monday-Tuesday of next week. I doubt tomorrow.
Yeah, my rationale is that there's not much incentive for them to release decisions earlier. If anything, why not take more time to deliberate on applications? Physicians (and generally everyone on the adcom) are also just way too busy to deliver earlier than expected.
 

chaim123

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To delve into increased layers of neurotics, what are some keywords we should be looking for in that first email. Will they put Acceptance in the email subject? Will it start with, "Congratulations", like the interview? Or, "On behalf of the admissions committee..". Will a reject have the ominous "Admissions Decision" subject line?
I know you all love to be neurotic but please, whenever you receive an email from any school, JUST READ IT.

/rant
 

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For those who’d get the acceptance emails tomorrow, the subject will read “Welcome to Harvard Medical School” so you won’t have to wait to open the email.
its very exciting you guys, I remember my time my heart almost dropped when I saw the email (it was around 9:45am), hope it’s good news for all of you tomorrow! Good luck!!!
 

ChymeofPassion

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For those who’d get the acceptance emails tomorrow, the subject will read “Welcome to Harvard Medical School” so you won’t have to wait to open the email.
its very exciting you guys, I remember my time my heart almost dropped when I saw the email (it was around 9:45am), hope it’s good news for all of you tomorrow! Good luck!!!
You think tomorrow? Or do you know ;)
 
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