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  1. TommyGunn04

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    Being obsessed about getting into Duke off the waitlist, I was just wondering how many applicants have withdrawn from a "big name" school thus far (Harvard, Hopkins, Duke, Penn, Columbia, Yale, etc.). It seems like these spots get held for much longer than spots at other, "less reputable" schools. Any such withdrawals to date? If not, what are your plans?
     
  2. Papa Smurf

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    Holding acceptances to Harvard, Hopkins and Duke. Waitlisted at Columbia and Penn. Didn't apply to Yale (new haven's not for me). Pretty sure I'm turning em all down and reapplying if I don't get into Columbia. Firm believer that you should re-apply until you get into the school you absolutely want to go to. Of course I did not know where I wanted to go until after interviewing. Ah, c'est la vie. That's my plan. What about you? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Peace.
     
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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 Papa Smurf:
    <strong>Holding acceptances to Harvard, Hopkins and Duke. Waitlisted at Columbia and Penn. Didn't apply to Yale (new haven's not for me). Pretty sure I'm turning em all down and reapplying if I don't get into Columbia. Firm believer that you should re-apply until you get into the school you absolutely want to go to. Of course I did not know where I wanted to go until after interviewing. Ah, c'est la vie. That's my plan. What about you? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Peace.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Sorry are you being sarcastic? I cant tell
     
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    Harvard withdrawal--going to Baylor.

    Sorry I can't help you with Duke!

    mma
     
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    Papa Smurf -
    I am sooooo glad that there is someone else in my situation! So frustrating to have all these schools knocking down my door. I'm like "jeez, leave me alone!"

    In all seriousness, I don't think that people have dropped any of the top schools yet. harvard and yale havn't even had their second looks yet, and people are waiting for aid. give them two weeks and you will see things happening.
     
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    I withdrew from Duke MD, Wash U MSTP, and Penn MSTP...I'm holding onto UCSF to see if I get off the waitlist for MSTP, if I don't get it I'll withdraw from UCSF MD to go to UCSD MSTP.

    vmn2
     
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    Looks like I'm going to Duke Tommy, and I'm thrilled to go there, I love it, but my first choice is Penn. Unfortunately, I felt that was my worst interview and I got waitlisted tier 2, so I dont think I have a shot, but if I do get off in July, I'll be withdrawing from Duke.
     
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    Too bad Duke and Logan cant switch spots. thatd be perfect. Its obvious that they are both deserving!
     
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    withdrew from UCSF acceptance, withdrew from hopkins and duke after being waitlisted, and declined interviews at Harvard, Penn, Yale, WashU.

    Not much help to you, other than to know that some people don't drag the process out for others if they find a place they like. :)
     
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    Declined Columbia and Yale MD.

    Withdrew Sinai MSTP

    Going to Mayo MSTP
     
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    going to withdraw from hopkins this week.
     
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    BUMP! Now that it's almost May 15th, I KNOW there must be some more withdrawals from these schools... :D
     
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    Withdrew from Duke. Withdrew from waitlist at Columbia, Yale, and WashU. Staying on waitlist at UCSF and Stanford...not sure how much longer I'll be on the Stanford list. I think I've narrowed it down to UCLA or UCSF.
     
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    Withdrawals from Yale and WUSTL . . .
     
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    Withdrawing from Columbia to go to Pitt. Most people think I am crazy for giving up such a big name school but I really liked Pitt better.
     
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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 Papa Smurf:
    <strong>Holding acceptances to Harvard, Hopkins and Duke. Waitlisted at Columbia and Penn. Didn't apply to Yale (new haven's not for me). Pretty sure I'm turning em all down and reapplying if I don't get into Columbia. Firm believer that you should re-apply until you get into the school you absolutely want to go to. Of course I did not know where I wanted to go until after interviewing. Ah, c'est la vie. That's my plan. What about you? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Peace.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I hope you're joking because turning down HMS, Duke and Hopkins in order to REAPPLY is total insanity -- this makes absolutely no sense to me; the application process was such a freaking nightmare -- to go through it all again, I am so confused . . . :confused:
     
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    papasmurf: unless there are certain mitigating personal factors involved in the location of columbia, my friend, don't be an idiot. you have no idea which school is better for you yet- just because you clicked during an interview day doesn't mean jack. you mold into wherever you go. did you end up at the undergrad you wanted to go to? this could possibly be the stupidest premed move i've ever heard of. you are so sure that the educational experience at columbia is so superior to harvard that you would be willing to throw it all away? no offense dude, but i question your commitment to medicine and i'm sure the adcoms would to if you were to reapply.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Papa was kidding guys. Am I wrong? Cuz my reaction to dropping schools like that would be <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />
     
  19. ay choker.

    PapaSmurf: Dude.

    I'm telling myself your joking, thats all i can believe.
     
  20. Original

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    Tommy,

    I withdrew from WashU MSTP but I'm going to Duke so I can't help you there. Omores posted that they only accepted 170 this year and that ~40 have already withdrawn, so it's looking good. I guess serious movement will begin tomorrow. Good luck! hope to see you in August.
     
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    Uh sorry choker, GG16, and anyone else I managed to confuse. I'm a sarcastic mofo in real life. That whole post was meant to be sarcastic, and I thought it'd come off with the whole "drop everything and reapply if I don't get into Columbia" bit. Who in their right mind would actually do that? I even put one of these <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> in at the end to indicate I was screwing around. Guess it didn't come off as such. Haha, I enjoyed reading your responses though. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    my bad, im an idiot.
     
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    See we are all honest folk here. We assumed you were an honest one too! But apparently it is now come to light that you have lied to us. You have broken our hearts. For shame!

    :)

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Papa Smurf:
    <strong>Uh sorry choker, GG16, and anyone else I managed to confuse. I'm a sarcastic mofo in real life. That whole post was meant to be sarcastic, and I thought it'd come off with the whole "drop everything and reapply if I don't get into Columbia" bit. Who in their right mind would actually do that? I even put one of these <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> in at the end to indicate I was screwing around. Guess it didn't come off as such. Haha, I enjoyed reading your responses though. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
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    Hey Tommy,

    Do you know where you are on the Duke waitlist? Or how many people there are waiting?
     
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    Coalboy, I WISH I knew where I was on the list! I had heard that after the 15th they'll tell you whether you're in the top or bottom half of the list. But they never give out anyone's rank. A number of people have said that the waitlist typically has over 100 names on it. So based on trends from the past couple of years, the odds of getting into Duke off the waitlist aren't too good. Then again, this year has been very different for them, in terms of number of students interviewed, and number accepted (I've been told). So perhaps they'll take more off the waitlist this year...who knows.

    Has anyone been brave enough to call and ask about their rank?
     
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    Withdrew from Pritzker, Northwestern, Stanford, and Hopkins (waitlist)...Stanford hurt the most though, man what a beautiful campus!!! But that alone wasn't enough to make me say no to Penn!
     
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    i haven't been brave enough. my student host said he didn't do a "damn" thing to get off the duke waitlist. all we can do is wait and pray.
     
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    Withdrew from Duke MSTP, Emory MSTP and Northwestern MD. Hope that this helps some people out. Hope to see some of you at Wash U next year.

    BME02
     
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    Withdrew from Yale, Pitt, Columbia, Wash U, and Hopkins (that last one hurt). Sorry can't help you Dukies, but maybe someone else will benefit ...

    Attending UC Davis.
     
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    withdrew from MSTP:
    university of kabul
    Guantanamo Bay University
     
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    Withdrew from Harvard, Duke, Wash U, and Pritzker. Will be attending Stanford in 2003.
     
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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 Nuclearrabbit:
    <strong>withdrew from MSTP:
    university of kabul
    Guantanamo Bay University</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">LOL <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> . WTF?
     
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    Withdrew MD/JD from University of Tora Bora, Afghanistan. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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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 Original:
    <strong>Withdrew MD/JD from University of Tora Bora, Afghanistan. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks Original!! Now I have a chance to get into my #1 choice!

    Do you think I should write a letter of intention or call, or both ??? Oh, how I want to be in Afghanistan next year . . . sigh, maybe it wasn't meant to be.

    <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> :D :p
     
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    Withdrew from UCLA, UCSD (I think that those count as "big name"... they were on my personal big name list when I applied :) ), and UCSF (that last one really made my stomach hurt.)
     
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    Withdrew from Yale and Hopkins (ouch. . .). Will be attending Stanford.
     
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    Withdrew from Yale and Hopkins (ouch. . .). Will be attending Stanford.
     
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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 The Fly:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Original:
    <strong>Withdrew MD/JD from University of Tora Bora, Afghanistan. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks Original!! Now I have a chance to get into my #1 choice!

    Do you think I should write a letter of intention or call, or both ??? Oh, how I want to be in Afghanistan next year . . . sigh, maybe it wasn't meant to be.

    <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> :D :p </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Sorry to break it to you GG16, but the phone lines are down in Tora Bora right now! I really don't think the mail system works either. I'm pretty sure you're gonna have to go over there in person to drop off that letter of intent! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    PS: I've noticed you've loosened up quite a bit after getting into Penn. Glad to see it bro!
     
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    I heard they were considering Bin Laden for dean but the dude is MIA. :D
     
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    Withdrew from Harvard (real tough to do . . .), Yale, and Chicago-Pritzker.

    Good luck to everyone waiting to hear!

    Take care,

    Boomboom
     
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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 sorrento:
    <strong>Withdrew from Yale, Pitt, Columbia, Wash U, and Hopkins (that last one hurt). Sorry can't help you Dukies, but maybe someone else will benefit ...

    Attending UC Davis.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Sorrento I sent you a private message.
     
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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"> Posted by Papa: <strong>
    PS: I've noticed you've loosened up quite a bit after getting into Penn. Glad to see it bro!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I've cornered the market on loose! :p <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     

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