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It's the only reason I can give for why I have not heard anything.
Any other possible explanations?
Any other possible explanations?
gdbaby said:It's the only reason I can give for why I have not heard anything.
Any other possible explanations?
Wow. This was very thoughful. Still, I think the "heavy" hypothesis may hold more credence.TimmyTheWonderD said:Well, I was going to say it might be due to the cold, as cold slows down the firing of axons please refer to the following excerpt from published research
In admissionso committeeous, a sudden visual stimulus (applicants file) elicits a stereotyped, short-latency escape response that is controlled primarily by the giant axon system at 15°C. We used this startle response as an assay to examine the effects of acute temperature changes down to 6°C on behavioral and physiological aspects of committee decisions. In standard university admissions committee members, latency, distance traveled and peak velocity for single decision all increased as temperature decreased. In restrained committee members, intra-cranial pressure transients during decision making increased in latency, duration and amplitude at low temperature. Recordings of stellar nerve activity revealed repetitive firing of the giant motor axon accompanied by increased activity in the non-giant motor axons that run in parallel. Selective stimulation of giant and non-giant motor axons in isolated nervemuscle preparations failed to show the effects seen in vivo, i.e. increased number of interview invitations and increased number of acceptances at low temperature. Taken together, these results suggest that A. committeeous is able to compensate decision-making performance for the effects of acute temperature reduction. A major portion of this compensation appears to occur in the central nervous system and involves alterations in the recruitment pattern of both the giant and non-giant axon systems.
But since Denver is currently at 49 (Chicago is 25) I guess that is probably not the reason.
(Original giant squid article can be found at http://www.cephbase.utmb.edu/refdb/pdf/6619.pdf
Do I smell? I think I may smell. With how close I live to the school, they may be able to smell me from my house. Oh god.ShyRem said:I think they are intimidated by our obvious good looks, fabulous non-med experiences and skills, and outstanding brain power.
gdbaby said:Wow. This was very thoughful. Still, I think the "heavy" hypothesis may hold more credence.
Congrats Bambi, you've got the numbers they are looking for so I have no doubt that you will be in like Flynn! Good luck! Please come back and tell us how it went.thefafo said:I just heard from the adcom earlier this week! It's my first choice so I was super excited. My interview is on Friday January 13th (woot, I'm hoping it will be my lucky day), so that should give you an idea of how early their planning for interviews. Good luck all!
Through some Kahlua in there. Yummmieee!ShyRem said:thefafo, it would if they would give us an interview!!!!!!!!!!! I want an interview!!!!!!!!!!!
Must be time to make more eggnog - with extra nog.
You really said that stuff? That's hilarious. Especially the comment about the static page.gdbaby said:Okay, so I called. First, the gentleman told me to check the status page. I told him, nicely, that it really isn't a status page so much as it is a static page (i.e., doesn't change).
Then I asked him if I could bribe him with presents or baked goods. He laughed and said I could, but it may not get me anywhere.
Then he told me that he is waiting to hear back from the committee about my application and he said, and I quote "it could be in 24 hours or it could be next March." I told him I would try to keep that narrow block of time open. Laughing again.
Then I told him that I was establishing a new "red phone" service at their office, so that if an interview opens up, you can get in direct contact with me and I could be there within the hour. He laughed and said "have a nice day."
Well with the scenario he gave me, who WOULDN'T have a nice day?!?!
Don't forget to tip your waitress!!!!C.P. Jones said:i haven't really read the last posts, so i hope this wasn't already said:
are they stuck under a boulder haha YES!!!! good night! i'll be here all week!
Amen. I know I don't have the MCAT scores to get the interview at CU anyway, but I am going to keep complaining. I think they make a round of phone calls today ( I know two people who received calls on Thursdays and 2 is a pretty good sample size in anthropological terms!), but let's just say I won't be upping the volume on my ringer so as to not miss the call.StrssdOut said:I'm starting to think that the 80% instate thing is a big fat lie. They want money. They want it now. Out of state....at 80000 for the first year it makes our in state money look like pennies. They'll never get that new school built on that!
The only thing that could possibly make us more diverse is if you were a little person and I a triple amputee. Hmmmm....ShyRem said:yeah, but gd don't you think our own in-state institution should interview such absolutely fabulous applicants like ourselves? I mean, you're hilariously funny and smart, and I knit and cook like a fiend. I thought they were going for diversity... Who's more diverse than us?!?
gdbaby said:The only thing that could possibly make us more diverse is if you were a little person and I a triple amputee. Hmmmm....
Shy, we are totally fabulous. My son told me I was this morning. I gave him some Cheerios and he told me I was "awesome." So there, Colorado!!!
He could probably score better on the MCAT than I did, since I fear that is what they look at most closely. I know Shy's kids can. Damn.RayhanS1282 said:Have him hand-paint a LOR and send it to Colorado.
gdbaby said:He could probably score better on the MCAT than I did, since I fear that is what they look at most closely. I know Shy's kids can. Damn.
Thanks Shy! When I called to confirm my interview, I did some subliminal "ShyRem" name placement. you will be getting your email within two days. Our stats are the same, so I have no doubt you will be hearing something soon!ShyRem said:gd, you have found the love!!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go gd... go gd... go gd.. go gd.....
Crap! I've already started a staging area to move my stuff into your house. How can you be so selfish?gdbaby said:Thanks Shy! When I called to confirm my interview, I did some subliminal "ShyRem" name placement. you will be getting your email within two days. Our stats are the same, so I have no doubt you will be hearing something soon!