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Accepted @ U of Chicago- BOOYAH! (thank god!)

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by USeF, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A.
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    WOW! My SDN friends and family (because you practically are!) I am in tears for the first time in years.. I am actually going to be a doctor! WOO-hOO.

    Just got back from a camping trip at Mt. Whitney- highest point in the U.S.- with some friends. It was beautiful and all and was distracted during the daytime for the 3 days out in wilderness, but the entire time i was praying and reflecting upon what things I can improve in my app and just generally accepting that this is a test of my faith and my patience. Not expecting anything via e-mail, I waited until late to check. In the list I saw a response from the Dean at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Expecting it to answer my questions on what I should do to FURTHER help my chances, I went through my emails, casually getting to it. When I read it, and saw that he offered me a seat, I had the slow build up of happiness and finally the pumping of the fists- the sweaty palms and screams came later :D My mom in FL just got a call now @ 2am, and she had no qualms about answering this one :)

    Not much more I can write now, time to celebrate with some friends before making the 6-hr trek to see my sister in San Jose @ dawn. Here's the email I sent to all on my address book:

    Friends:

    I am writing to let you know that the long wait has finally come to an end- exactly 11 months after applying to medical school, I've been accepted by the school that has been my top choice throughout-
    the Univeristy of Chicago School of Medicine!

    Thank you all for your prayers, well wishes and any other way that you have helped me along the way. I love you all! For all those that would like to get in contact with me before I go- I'm still out in the desert of Southern California with Josef. We will not be completing the road trip back, The car will stay with my sister in San Fran as a wedding gift and we'll fly back this Saturday. I then leave on June 20- I'll be in Spain for a month doing a volunteer project through Volunteers for Peace [vfp.org] and then coming back to relax for the month of August and get ready for life in the windy city for the next four years.

    After being unexpectedly rejected from USF and then UF after being on the waitlist, I was doubtful that I'd get into one of the top 20 med schools in the nation. Just goes to show that patience and prayer pay off and that dreams really DO come true. Have a great summer, all!

    ______________________________________
    USeF
    U of Chicago med school ('06)
    U of South Florida alum ('02)

    "stay positive and love your life" -311-
     
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  3. imtiaz

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    yo usef. what can i say man. ive been pulling for you, and i am glad that you made it bro. i had NO doubt you would. look me up when youre in chicago :D hell yeah!! kick ass!! good things do happen to good people. im really happy for you and i know youll love chicago (despite the drastic change in weather during winters :D ) congrats bro!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  4. Hero

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    WHOOHOOHOOOHOO!!! CONGRATTTTTTTSSSSSSS!! :D :D :D :D Life is great!! :)

    have a great time in SanJose bro, you deserve it. These next few months, have a blast! You finally did it!
     
  5. Hero

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    you're going to be a doctor!! you're going to be a doctor!! YOU ARE GOING TO BE A DOCTOR!!!!!! :D <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  6. rxfudd

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    Congrats bro!!!! This is a hell of a city to study in and U of Chicago is a fantastic school. Glad to hear it worked out for you!
     
  7. congratulations

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  8. Schubie

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    YEAH!!! I am so pumped for you man!! And you didn't even have to fly out to talk to Sylvia. I can't wait until orientation when I can meet you. Congratulations, and I'll see you in September!!!
     
  9. Jessica37

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    Congratulations to all for being accepted! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Would you mind just posting your stats so I can see if I have a chance? I hope to be in the same boat as you next year :) Thanks.
     
  10. ajz

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    USeF,

    Congratulations on your acceptance. I have been following your posts on this topic and it is great to see that it come to perfect fruition.

    I will see you in September.

    ajz
     
  11. Papa Smurf

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    USeF,

    Bro, I can't even explain how happy I am for you. As a fellow floridian, you were one of the few who knew what it felt like to be crapped on by the sunshine state. Believe me, UF and USF have no idea what they passed up. Forget about this state, and go have a blast in Chicago! Couldn't have happened to a more deserving applicant. After 11 months of this torturous wait, is it sweet or what???? Honestly, I never had any doubt you'd get in. I'm just pissed it took them this long! Congrats again! :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  12. nylee

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    Hey Usef!!! YAYAYAYAYA!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you! Yes, I felt the exhilaration of getting into Chicago just yesterday. I actually got an e-mail from Audrey Gabriel telling me to call her back about my status, so I thought she was going to tell me I was still on the waitlist. But she offered me a seat!

    Yes....it's pretty overwhelming, right? It's one of the greatest feelings--when your heart starts racing and you can't help but pace up and down your apartment.

    Congrats, dude, you totally deserved it! The power of prayer, man.....

    have a super time in med school and say hi to coop for me when you get there!

    nylee
     
  13. Mystique

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    USeF,
    Congratulations!! That's awesome! I've been following your posts for awhile, and I'm happy to hear things worked out for you in the end. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  14. Mary Jane Watson

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    Congrats USeF! That's awesome!
    :D :D :D
     
  15. Raptor

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    Usef,
    CONGRATULATION, you are the man! Good things do happen to those who wait, you entirely exemplify it. Best of luck with medical school.
    P.S.-To those on the waitlist, there is hope...keep ya faith up.
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  16. Doctora Foxy

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    Yousef, I am SO happy for you! :D You have shown on this board what a wonderful person you are, and I am so glad it finally worked out for such a deserving person. I'm sure you will be a fantastic doctor! Best of luck to you in the future....and you better show up at the Chicago SDN Get Toegether <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Congratulations!!!!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    Foxy :)
     
  17. praying4MD

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    Congratulations!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> I am very, very happy for you. I cannot say I am surprised, because I always knew you'd get in. I have been rooting for you for a while now. You certainly deserve this! Go out and celebrate! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    PS: I know I owe you an email... I'm working on it.
     
  18. Femtochemistry

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    Lucky SOB!! heheh congrats!!
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  19. Scooby Doo

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    SHEEEIIIIT!!!

    I told ya so!

    I knew you would get in ya big doggy dogg dogg!!!

    I just wish you were going to the school I will be going to :)

    CONGRATS DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Congratulations!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
    Your post brought tears to my eyes - I'm so so so so so happy for you!!!
     
  21. bebe2

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    That's wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats!!!! You have shared your wisdom and advice with fellow SDNers. Its about time you got your reward <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  22. Trek

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    (Out of retirement just to say........)

    HELL YEAH MAN!!! CONGRATS!!!! :) --You Know Who

    (Back into retirement)
     
  23. USeF

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    You all are the best support group around. I got all my replies from school friends, and your congrats and comments felt just as sincere and heart felt as these people that have known me personally for years. Truly proud to be your future colleagues!

    As for the stats, and figuring out where you fall-I'm an anomaly. Of 5 schools I interviewed at, the first to reject me off the waitlist was not only the 1 not ranked- but my own alma mater where I did research at the med school. As you will continue to read through this forum you'll figure out how unpredicatable and random this process can seem at times. Just put your all into it, be genuine and shine! The best thread to demonstrate what I mean about the stats is <a href="http://forums.studentdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=011540;p=7" target="_blank">this one</a>
     
  24. USeF

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Trek:
    <strong>(Out of retirement just to say........)

    HELL YEAH MAN!!! CONGRATS!!!! :) --You Know Who

    (Back into retirement)</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">diz-amm! Comin' out of retirement for me? I'm honored.
     
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    Congrats, USeF!! I am really, really happy for you!!! :D
     
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    alright usef! kick ass!
     
  27. :D Very nice, but still no excuse for saying "BOOYAH"

    <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> ROTFLMAO
     
  28. Supafly MD

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    Hey USEF,

    Just want to say that I admire your incredible faith in God. With that kind of spiritual insight, you are going to make an amazing MD!

    Being waitlisted is definitely a test of my faith as well. I could use your prayers...

    --Veg.
     
  29. Jalby

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    Congrats Usef. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    [Fake Post] Congrats. Would you mind posting your stats because I have a 3.3 and 31 and I want to know if I to would get into your school. Oh, and this is only my 5 post. (I hate those posts) [/fake post]

    But seriously, I'm happy for you.
     

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