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Did anyone get an email confirming they accepted their waitlist position? My icon switched to withdraw from waitlist after I accepted my waitlist so just wanted to double check
mine shows the same thing after accepting WL

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If anyone emails and asks when we can expect a response, let me know… I thought per guidelines they must notify by May 1
 
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I’m guessing that’s it? I figured today was the last wave of A/WL
 
There is still plenty of time today. Based on the wave of decisions at this time last year it seems like they will send out more decisions today. I personally would not call because I think that would annoy them, but thats just me.
 
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There is still plenty of time today. Based on the wave of decisions at this time last year it seems like they will send out more decisions today. I personally would not call because I think that would annoy them, but thats just me.
After all that they've chosen to "annoy" me since Sept, I could think of worse ways to spend my time 💁‍♀️
 
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Today’s the last Friday in April before the plan to enroll deadline on AAMC and still nothing since my Jan interview. I lost hope and see this as a rejection, it just sucks that they’re holding people on until the last moment.
 
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Today’s the last Friday in April before the plan to enroll deadline on AAMC and still nothing since my Jan interview. I lost hope and see this as a rejection, it just sucks that they’re holding people on until the last moment.
I'm feeling the same way, feeling pretty defeated tonight. hang in there <3
 
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Mind boggling how it’s April 28th and I still heard absolutely nothing since my November interview
 
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so if we haven't heard anything yet should we assume it's WL or R?
 
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i emailed last week asking for an update to my application— no response…
 
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Anyone suprised with their decision?

I believe that I was a very strong applicant. 52X MCAT, high GPA, very strong ECs, LORs, high preview, excellent writing, and good interview skills.

I had an excellent cycle and got a lot of love from a lot of schools.

But, UMass is my state school. At the start of the cycle I told myself that even if I strike out everywhere else, I can count on UMass to have my back. Boy was I wrong.

I am honestly suprised that I didn't get into my state school as a resident of this state who was born here and never left. The same is true for a lot of other strong applicants that got rejected.

I do know several other residents who blatantly had much weaker applications. They all got in. The common denominator for the 4 applicants I know who got in is that their fathers are all physicians. I find that really interesting.
 
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Anyone suprised with their decision?

I believe that I was a very strong applicant. 52X MCAT, high GPA, very strong ECs, LORs, high preview, excellent writing, and good interview skills.

I had an excellent cycle and got a lot of love from a lot of schools.

But, UMass is my state school. At the start of the cycle I told myself that even if I strike out everywhere else, I can count on UMass to have my back. Boy was I wrong.

I am honestly suprised that I didn't get into my state school as a resident of this state who was born here and never left. The same is true for a lot of other strong applicants that got rejected.

I do know several other residents who blatantly had much weaker applications. They all got in. The common denominator for the 4 applicants I know who got it is that their fathers are all physicians. I find that really interesting.
I am in the same exact boat …
 
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+1 instate R. Good luck to everyone remaining. I can finally reclaim my sanity by unsubscribing from this thread.
 
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Feb interview. IS R. I rocked my MMI.

I am dropping all negativity associated with this school so I can focus on being excited to be a doctor at a school that wants me.
 
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Oct interview -(no communication) -> April R (IS, MD)

A note to future applicants: In general, I was very naive when I received interview invites. I thought the only thing between me and an acceptance was a bombed interview. However, I can now say it’s more complicated than that. I had two interviewers from two different schools (UMASS and another) say they hoped their institution was my top choice. Fast forward: I received a Rejection and a WL.

Also, many qualified candidates who eventually get Accepted spend time on a WL: the med school WL isn’t the same as an undergrad WL. Before my cycle, I didn’t really know how likely it was to be waitlisted after interview (Answer: very likely).

Regarding UMASS specifically: They interview 20% of total applicants (50% of in state applicants). This is a high number compared to some schools that interview only 5% of total applicants. If you receive an interview invite here, don’t dwell on this number but keep it in mind when it comes to managing expectations.

I have been very fortunate this cycle and believe I ended up where I’m supposed to be (UMASS wasn’t a perfect match and they agreed). I’m hoping other people who did not find success with UMASS have found a great fit someplace else.
 
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Post II R.

OOS.

Welp. Here we go Harvard post-bacc premed program.
 
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FINALLY got my R lol eight months after being interviewed and one week after "confirm acceptance" being put in my portal with an error message if I clicked on it. I called admissions and they said that was weird, and it subsequently disappeared. At least I can finally move on lol
 
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