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Columbia and the Alternate List

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Chimera, Mar 1, 2001.

  1. Chimera

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    Well does anyone know the chances of getting off this "highly ranked alternate" list?

    Maybe #'s...anything I would give my first born to attend P&S. (Well maybe not the first, but I'd consider the second. [​IMG] )

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. caffeinegirl

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    Hi!
    I got this off the forums from the P&S website. You can call Dean Frantz too...
    Remember that this year their process was different, in that they only had one round of acceptances.
    good luck!!
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    So I called the office and the news is pretty grim. They do not rank until about June. They accept 225 (well over their class-size) in the first round. They put about 175 on the wait-list. They want you to send a letter of interest if you still have them as your first choice. Unfortunately, last year they let 2 (two) people off the wait-list. A few years back, when the neighborhood had a bad reputation, the let in a whopping 15 off the wait-list. So we have about a 1 to 9% of going to Columbia next year. Frantz's office number is (212) 305-3595.
     
  4. Christiangirl

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    Caffeinegirl -
    Are you still being tempted by NYC? [​IMG]

     
  5. caffeinegirl

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    Hey Christiangirl
    Not as much as before, but I just can't wean myself off of checking these things...
    I'm very lucky to have the opportunity for UCSF, and I'm 99.9999% sure of taking it. The other 0.0001% is reserved for freak acts of nature/chance

    [​IMG]
    I just have way too much time on my hands, and I've gotten myself into this habit of checking these things....

     
  6. lestat

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    I definitely met more than 2 people who got off waitlist when I interviewed last September. I haven't had a chance to talk to Dr. Frantz yet, but i'll do so soon (I posted the original question on Columbia's website discussion). Did anyone else get a chance to talk to him?
     

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