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Anyone have the email of Nancy Tillinghast

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Szkwicz, Oct 23, 2001.

  1. Szkwicz

    Szkwicz Senior Member
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    I'm having continued beefs with AMCAS.
    I submitted on 7/30. I called AMCAS on 10/10 and an alleged specialist told me I would be verified by the 19th because she was putting me on the priority list. I didn't expect them to do it...and of course they still haven't touched my app.
    So, I called them today and another "specialist" told me that I was on the alleged priority list and would thus be verified sometime in November. She didn't know when in November--just sometime in November. Seriously, what is the point of the priority list? Sometime in November?!?!

    I remember people on this board having success getting verified after talking to Nancy Tillinghast...does anyone still have her email address. And if you talked to her, what sort of things did you say?
    Thanks alot y'all!
     
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  3. choker

    choker Senior Member
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    she was fired two weeks ago for gross gross gross incompetence. she was replaced by the head lawyer. don't know his name or email address, though.
     
  4. SMW

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    She most certainly was not fired two weeks ago, because two weeks ago she was helping me get verified, and she's since helped many other SDNers get verified. I believe her email address is [email protected] but check the thread "Nancy Tillinghast is a Saint!!!" to make sure. Make the point that out-of-order processing amounts to preferential treatment for those later submitters being processed ahead of you in view of the fact that most schools have rolling admissions policies. Also that they're in breach of their contract with you as their information states that it will take 4-6 weeks to process an application.
     
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    Not a contract...believe me, they wouldn't make a guarantee like that. It may be an estimate, however. There wouldn't be any reason for them to make it anything other than that. Any lawsuit is going to have some major problems.
     
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    The email is: [email protected]

    Make sure to point out a few things. You need to let her know that this is your last resort before legal action. Tell you've tried calling the normal aamc lines and have just been frustrated and that if you don't get a response from her (by some date) then you'll have to resort to legal action. Don't be too mean, but be firm. It worked for me. I was verified the day after my email was sent. That was after almost three months of waiting.

    Good luck,

    Adam
     
  7. Mage

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    Just how long should one wait (after submitting the application) before threatening legal action?
     
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    Rumit Senior Member
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    Until you hear about people who submitted after you getting verified. That's what got me going...

    Later,

    Adam
     
  9. SMW

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    I would think you wouldn't have much of a case before about 8 weeks.
     
  10. SMW

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    Well, my lawyer seemed to think AMCAS had a contract with me, and the way they sped up my verification process when we threatened legal action (based on the 2 points I mentioned above), I guess they thought we had a point!
     
  11. hobartpaver

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    Wow SMW,

    You are very brave. Are you confident that threatening legal action won't be detrimental to your application? I don't think your litigiousness will be endearing if adcoms find out about it. Don't get me wrong, I really support you and hope they will keep this matter entirely independent. But we're pretty much all in the same late boat this year, so I don't think you're at extreme disadvantage being verified late.

    Good Luck to you.
     
  12. SMW

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    Well, this matter has been discussed to death (see the threads "class action lawsuit," "Letter to the President of AMCAS," "legal letter works," "Nancy Tillinghast is a Saint!!!" -- you can find them by doing a search), but I'll explain briefly why I did what I did. I knocked myself out applying as early as I possibly could (given all the problems with the AMCAS app)while at the same time studying for the Aug. MCAT exam, since I knew I would be at enough of a disadvantage as a first time August test taker. I wanted my applications complete at my schools when those Aug. scores arrived. When it became clear that AMCAS's total screw-up was jeopardizing that goal, I decided to pursue the legal option because I really felt that the large sum of money I had paid AMCAS 10 weeks previously entitled me to be processed. You'll discover if you read the threads I mentioned that I am not the only SDNer to get processed this way. It's sad that we have to threaten them to get them to do their job, but if that's what it takes, so be it. I wasn't going to sit around watching my chances of admission decline with each passing day that AMCAS didn't do the job I'd paid them to do.

    I'm not at all worried that it will affect my application. I think the medschools would say "more power to her," if they ever found out, which is very unlikely. They are just as mad, if not madder, at AMCAS as we are.

    Welcome to SDN. :D I don't know how I would have made it through this hellish process without all the information and support from this site. Good luck to you too. :)
     

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