About the Ads

ClimberOnCoffee

2+ Year Member
May 28, 2016
71
159
Status
Pre-Medical
Post Interview Rejection! Interviewed
9/21

So good to finally have a decision
 
  • Sad
Reactions: peds29

Gshah97

2+ Year Member
Jul 29, 2017
170
407
Status
Pre-Medical
Anyone with an R receive a travel award?
I was offered the award but just emailed them saying I don’t need it and it should go to someone who traveled further than driving 30 min lol.

Edit: not that wording hahahha
 
  • Haha
Reactions: AbcEZ123
Oct 15, 2019
60
131
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
Oh no... I still haven't heard anything. Bracing for the next wave
 
Oct 5, 2019
8
7
Status
Pre-Medical
Got my R at 1030 oompph what a heartbreak. It appears this is a Monday morning massacre. Anyone that gets WL or A's please share, it would be interesting to see if getting any information this late in the cycle is an indication of all rejections.

I am already expecting my rejection from UCSD since 3 out of the 4 schools I've interviewed at have handed me 2 Rs and 1 WL.
 
About the Ads

Gshah97

2+ Year Member
Jul 29, 2017
170
407
Status
Pre-Medical
Same as a pre-II R

Thank you for your interest in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. We appreciate the time you have taken to prepare and present your candidacy through the application process. Your application to the 2020 entering class has been carefully reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The large number of highly qualified applications received made the selection process a difficult one. It is with regret that I must inform you that we will not be taking further action on your application.

You may reapply to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in the new year (one reapplication per applicant is permitted). Furthermore, you are invited to review and consider the many diverse health sciences degree programs offered at UCLA.

We greatly appreciate your interest in seeking admission to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and we wish y
 
  • Angry
Reactions: dwu12

blurb_123

2+ Year Member
Aug 18, 2017
306
647
Wow. They really couldn’t have come up with something more thought into this?
Nope. It’s nice to see how kind the students on here have been as well.

I’m sorry that I was “neurotic” for caring about my decision when this has been a dream school my entire life.
 
Aug 17, 2019
14
56
Status
Pre-Medical
Thank you guys for a great thread--this process SUCKED, but you guys made it much more bearable :) Best of luck to you all! You guys will make amazing physicians :)
Even though I got an A, I’d be lying if I said UCLA’s admissions process didn’t bring up red flags for me. Seems like there was just no basic plan/organization, which is the very least you should expect from a T10 school


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
About the Ads
Feb 21, 2020
9
40
Status
Pre-Medical
Did you get accepted? I spent several dollars renting it and never got a reply.
hehe, no I didn't. I got my post-II R this morning. I also know someone who emailed and didn't get a reply. I thought it was a good sign for me lol, but it's okay! gotta keep making moves.
 
  • Love
Reactions: benefit_sf
About the Ads

LAIsTheBestPlaceEver

SDN Bronze Donor
Bronze Donor
2+ Year Member
Apr 7, 2017
424
742
Status
Medical Student
This doesn't limit to UCLA, but I think one common misconception for the applicant is that applicants often see the school(reviewer, committee, admins, staff, deans, interviewers, applicant presenter, tour guides, students) as one homogenous entity. The reality is that your application and fate is often in the hands of selected few. Those selected few might have different views on your app, had a bad day, influenced by their mood, triggered by something, etc... This is why the medical school application is so random and luck-based. The same can be said oppositely and things work in your benefit.

Just like a post above about the dean responded to your email about the documentary, you would think this is a good sign, right? Or that you received the travel award, a good sign, right? No... deadly wrong. In fact I 1000% think they aren't related at all. Well, you can always argue, "then why did they bother to fund me/respond". The answer is simple: they can, they want to, they are nice. These nice geastures are not related to your decision, but in your eyes, if you see the school as a homogenous entity, then yes, they do.

The moral really is: don't have blind expectations and let fate plays out. as unfortunately as it sounds.
 

LAIsTheBestPlaceEver

SDN Bronze Donor
Bronze Donor
2+ Year Member
Apr 7, 2017
424
742
Status
Medical Student
Thanks for your insights. Is the final decision with just one person? It does seem odd that those people would have such different perceptions than seasoned interviewers, travel award screeners etc..
idk where you got the idea that your final decision is with just one person... It's actually illegal to have that practice. Why is it odd? People can even be twins and have different opinions.
 
  • Dislike
Reactions: Indiana17
Nov 27, 2019
11
70
100000% self-appointed. I'm the only one(i think?) in my class who enjoys the popcorn-grabbing chat with neurotic applicants on SDN as a nice destresser.
Good for you :) I often get more stressed when I check SDN.

Good luck on that block 3 final/practical, my friend.
We are all hanging there.
Sometimes stress brings the worst out of people.
Today is a sad day for many, maybe don't add more gasoline?
 
About the Ads