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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by SMW, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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  3. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

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    SMW, you're AWESOME!! I am going to use my favorite gremlin especially for you. [​IMG]
     
  4. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

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    ok, that's a bit morbid but I know you'll like it anyway. :)
     
  5. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thank you, Tweety! I love your gremlins. :love:

    I think I may have started you down the gremlin road once upon a time? I never got past bookmarking the site. I guess that's why A. Caveman described me once as being like a '40's black and white movie. He said my posts needed more flava! Another sign of serious addiction -- remembering random comments like that!!
     
  6. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks!!

    It's funny--I used to come on SDN to reply to interesting posts that I could reply to, now I come so i can post my gremlins.[​IMG]
     
  7. lll505

    lll505 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thank you so much - this is really helpful!
     
  8. LoveDoc

    LoveDoc Respect the Rhesus Monkey 7+ Year Member

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    I'd be careful before I go posting my social security number and birthdate online on a page that has no digital certificates.


    Have any of these schools addressed this concern?

    Just my $ .02
     
  9. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Well, we all used them last year, without any adverse results that I know of. Not all of them require SSN's and birthdates.
     
  10. LoveDoc

    LoveDoc Respect the Rhesus Monkey 7+ Year Member

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    I've been a victim of credit card fraud and I imagine identity fraud is no better. I'm amazed med schools don't take this into consideration. There are full time professional losers out there intercrepting that type of data....

    I know I'm an internet support person for a large HMO (ouch!)....but give me a break I want to be a doctor.
     
  11. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    It's a good heads up. Maybe you should contact the webmasters for the schools that aren't set up right (as if you need another project in the midst of applying to med school! :D ). After what happened with Princeton and Yale recently, you'd think all schools would be upgrading their security! :rolleyes:
     
  12. LoveDoc

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    The webmaster would probably forward my name to adcom and they'd scratch me off the potential Entering Class of 200X. Comment next to name, 'whistle blower - too controversial - can't leave well enough alone'.

    OK...I'm being paranoid.:rolleyes:
     
  13. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Doubt that the webmaster would have any contact with the adcom, but really, I think it's more likely that you'd be given credit for initiative rather than having it held against you.
     
  14. GoodMonkey

    GoodMonkey sproutmobile 7+ Year Member

    i think some of the list isn't up-to-date. the stanford link on that site is wrong. should be http://sms.stanford.edu/sms .

    i haven't checked all of the other ones out, but some schools may have changed their sites. just a lil' heads up. :)
     
  15. SMW

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    Drako has his email address at the bottom of the site to notify him of any errors, additions, etc. I don't know if he's still maintaining it, but it's worth a try. He was great about it last year.
     
  16. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    bump
     
  17. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008 7+ Year Member

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    lemme know if drako's still updating. if not, i'll add the info to my site. thanks for finding this, smw.
     
  18. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Where's your site, pocwana?
     
  19. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008 7+ Year Member

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    see my sig
     
  20. Neuronix

    Neuronix Total nerd Administrator Physician PhD Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    I told Harvard how to fix a bug in their secondary and they never wrote me back after that. We'll see what happens...
     
  21. Random Access

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    Speaking of which, it's amazing how badly designed some of these apps are. I write web applications as a non-professional, and anything I've written is much better designed than some of these med school apps (Harvard included). It's not like programming is something difficult like playing an instrument. And you'd think with all the dot-com layoffs, they'd be able to find competent programmers...


    -RA
     
  22. pocwana

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  23. SMW

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    pocwana, you are so nice to do this. :)
     
  24. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008 7+ Year Member

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    eh, just makes my procrastinating seem more fruitful :D
     
  25. cabruen

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    Now there's somebody after my own heart.
     
  26. Neuronix

    Neuronix Total nerd Administrator Physician PhD Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    I love you pocwana. I saw Duke listed in your little list. I logged in, checked my app status, and I found out I am being invited for an interview. Yay! Duke is such a great school! :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  27. Random Access

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    Congrats! :D :D :D

    -RA
     
  28. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008 7+ Year Member

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    woo-hoo!! that's awesome, neuro. congrats. :clap: :clap:
     
  29. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    bump. pocwana's list seems to be the one to use. :)
     
  30. bump! this is a useful thread
     
  31. Street Philosopher

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  32. SMW

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    OK, sorry, I fixed it! :)
     
  33. MGoBlue13

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    athena21 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  36. GoodMonkey

    GoodMonkey sproutmobile 7+ Year Member

    yay for this list! :clap: :clap: i was just procrastinating at work, thought i'd check my northwestern status, found out that i was offered an interview! yee ha! guess the snail-mail hasn't arrived yet, as i didn't get an email.

    thanks for all the links folks! :clap:
     
  37. DW

    DW Fix me some sandwiches Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    bump, since washu, penn, duke and others are starting to move
     
  38. MGoBlue13

    MGoBlue13 Grizzled Member 7+ Year Member

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    Bumping once again
     
  39. katem

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    wash u, upenn, and stanford only tell you if your application is complete, as far as i can tell. no info about whether you got an interview.

    i got invited for an interview at wash u several weeks ago, and nothing has changed on the site.

    northwestern is a different story, though, so of course i check that site ridiculously often...
     
  40. chopsuey

    chopsuey miss independent 7+ Year Member

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    good question.... ;)
    i'm not applying here so i deleted the e-mail before i could copy the address, but my pre-med advisor just sent a note out saying that baylor has status checks now....if anyone else got the e-mail, post that status check website for everyone else, please!!
     
  41. ::Seabass::

    ::Seabass:: bringing burkas back! 7+ Year Member

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    does anyone else know about this?

    chop, can you request the info from your advisor again?
     
  42. longhorn

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    Its on the website. easy to find
     
  43. buglady

    buglady We need more cowbell 10+ Year Member

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    Baylor

    Here's the link for Baylor...
     
  44. buglady

    buglady We need more cowbell 10+ Year Member

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    You are very welcome...anything to help :D !
     
  45. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    bump
     
  46. buglady

    buglady We need more cowbell 10+ Year Member

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    bumpity bump....i just checked my status on Pitt's website and it said correspondence was sent. Yikes...I hope it's good not bad news. AHHH!
     
  47. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Good luck, buglady, Got my fingers crossed for you! :)
     

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