So I don't know about you all but this process is an emotional rollercoaster for me. If it's not the pleading to get in, it's the endless games and waiting. I'm lucky enough to have multiple acceptances, but there a lot of people on SDN who don't have any, and not for lack of ability. I have seen so many people I know get rejected who would be amazing, caring, talented doctors, and complete assholes get accepted to top-notch schools. I've seen plenty of kids pressured into medicine by their parents, and some just doing this for the money. What is wrong with this picture? Maybe I'm feeling conflicted because I'm writing withdraw letters from my acceptances (except one ), and I know I could be happy at these places, just not as happy as elsewhere. After spending days and nights praying to get in, and then getting in to more than one school and having to withdraw--I feel like an amputee praying for a new arm who gets six and then has to chop off five. (Yes I know that is very random; it's late.) This whole process is a crapshoot, a mindgame, a study in ass-kissing--where's the fairness? Am I being unreasonable and jaded?