YOOOUK09

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I was wondering if it was possible for a second look to hurt one's chances.

I want to go back and re-evaluate what I think is my first choice program. However, I think I've already made a good impression and wouldn't want to screw that up. There's a small chance that I'd do something stupid (not that I'd plan on it, but those things happen) - could I screw up my chances? That is, will programs be evaluating me when I go back for a second look?
 

DonStracci

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There's a small chance that I'd do something stupid (not that I'd plan on it, but those things happen) - could I screw up my chances?
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I'm laughing because this self-doubt has crossed my mind also. But I really don't think you should let that hold you back from 2cd look if you really feel you need it to make your decision. That small chance of doing something stupid is ALWAYS there, so don't let it hinder your choices in life.
 

Law2Doc

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I was wondering if it was possible for a second look to hurt one's chances.

I want to go back and re-evaluate what I think is my first choice program. However, I think I've already made a good impression and wouldn't want to screw that up. There's a small chance that I'd do something stupid (not that I'd plan on it, but those things happen) - could I screw up my chances? That is, will programs be evaluating me when I go back for a second look?
Sure you can screw it up -- spill coffee on the program director, accidentally knock over something valuable, inadvertently ogle someone's spouse/child, have a fender bender with the specialty chairman in the parking lot, say something remarkably stupid, etc. But odds are that if you didn't do that the first look, you'll be okay at the second.
 
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