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April 15th deadlines Vs. later revisit weekends

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by ThatOne, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. ThatOne

    ThatOne New Member
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    Has anyone else run into the problem before of trying to choose between a school with an April 15th deadline and another school with a revisit weekend later than that? If so, how did you resolve it? Did you just pick without going to a revist, get a deadline extension, or do an early revisit, or something else I haven't thought of?
     
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    I got a deadline extension.
     
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    i asked ruthie for an extension...this is what she said:

    "In order for your request to be considered, I would need to know which programs you are considering and what the dates are of their revisit days. I would then call the programs to confirm that you are attending (nothing personal but we've had less then honest applicants in the past)."
     
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    That's nice. I figured it would be something like that, but in my case the institution with the early deadline is being "very firm" to quote them. I was told, very nicely, that if I didn't decide by their deadline then the decision would be made for me and the offer rescinded. So, fun times ahead trying to schedule an early revisit...
     
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    wow, that's harsh. good luck figuring things out...i feel like i'm going to have a hard enough time even *with* an extension.
     
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    You could always charge up the old credit card and go see. It's probably worth it, but act fast.
     
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    Oh, it's not a matter of money. Both schools are paying for travel etc. It's a matter of timing that's all. The regular revisits have a lot of presentations and activities planned and it's a given that a rescheduled one is not going to offer quite as much... better than not going at all though, definitely.
     
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    Though it seems that events scheduled by schools are designed to make you want to go there. You might get a more honest feel for the school going at a different time.
     

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