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craziest accepted/rejected stories

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by postbacchus, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. postbacchus

    postbacchus Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    okay... I thought this might be fun for a new thread. Let's post craziest differences in schools from which you were accepted and rejected (or waitlisted). What I'm thinking of is a highly ranked school accepts you and a low ranked school rejects you (i.e. accepted at Harvard, rejected at...Chicago Med (not to pick on it)).

    Mine is: accepted at Hopkins, waitlisted at GW.

    Yet more evidence of the randomness of med school admissions...
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  3. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    We all know med school admission is a crapshoot. That being said, I'd have to say mine is:

    Accepted by the University of South Alabama, whose stats are all greater than mine (with the exception of the physical science subsection), yet rejected from Albany Med, whose stats are all below mine. I'm sure there are TONS of people with rejections they don't understand. There also are probably TONS of people with acceptances they don't understand either. That's the game!

    It's also odd that USA is a public school (I'm not a resident). Albany is private. You'd think my odds at Albany would have been greater.
  4. alice

    alice Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    didn't even get an interview at GW and have gotten accepted at 4 other schools i prefer, got interviews almost everywhere else i applied.... except ucsf who rejected me, but that's not random.
  5. Doc Oc

    Doc Oc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    This doesn't have anything to do with a comparision between schools, but it is a "crazy" acceptance story. I am hypoglycemic, and the night before my interview at University of Vermont, I didn't have dinner. It was the second day of interviews at UVM, and my first. The morning of, I felt pretty sick, but was so pumped up on adrenaline that I was not only able to ignore how I felt physically, but I wasn't nervous AT ALL either. Before I was called back I was being pretty hyper and trying to keep everyone loose because people were pretty nervous and I wasn't. I go to my interview, it goes well, and at the end of it I stood up to shake their hands...and passed out cold! My heel was hooked around my chair at the time, so somehow I sprained my ankle on the way down. My student interviewer got me some crutches from the health center next door. When I finally got up, I said that I didn't get to shake their hands yet, so we did that, then I left. On the way out, I crutched by the room of all of the waiting applicants, it must have been some sight! I was waitlisted, like most out-of-staters who apply to UVM. In May, I called to find out my status on the waitlist, and they said I was in the "top of the top 1/3". I was accepted in June, but I decided to attend elsewhere.
  6. nitemagi

    nitemagi Senior Member Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    Not a comparison, but a fun little rejection story. So I get home from work last week, check the mail, and oh look. An envelope. Wait, make that two. Make that three. Three thin envelopes. All from Pritzker, all identical rejection letters. I was like, WTF. Did they just get a little carried away hitting that rejection button, and their machine spit out a couple of extra letters?

    I find it kind of funny. Yay Pritzker!! <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" />
  7. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    ouch! That sucks!!!
  8. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    Here is my story about my rejectiong from georgetown:

    I got the invite for an interview In mid september and it told me I had to schedual by october 1st and interview by the 26st. Well, I teach a class in California every monday, wednesday and friday and there is no way that I could have flown out to washington DC and back in time to interview and make my class. I called them up Sept 25th and told them this, and I would have to interview in december. They told me I had to write a letter to the dean and explain my problem and he might (emphasis on might) consider letting me have an extension. They told me there would be plenty of people willing to take my interview spot, and no one else from California has a problem flying out in the time period that they state. I think this is bull****, but I'll write the letter later in the month. October 3rd, I find out that friday, October 26 my professor will be out of town and my class for that day is canceleed. I try calling up Georgetown to see if I can get an interview on that date. The tell me that since I never wrote a letter to the dean before October 1st, there is no way they will ever let me interview. I'm thinking this is complete BS. So I ask to speak to the person above the secretary who I'm talking too, tell him my story, and he says the exact same thing. He says I probably won't ever be allowed to interview at georgetown. So once I know that he is someone who actually had control of my file, and not someone lower in the admissions committee, I cussed him out and told him this was complete BS what they did to me.

    OK, That's my story.
  9. johnM

    johnM Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Bethesda, MD
    Jalbrekt, you are cool. :)
  10. wolferman

    wolferman Member? 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Jalbrekt, you've got big ones man. I applaud your courage.
  11. imtiaz

    imtiaz i cant translate stupid Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jul 26, 2000
    New York, NY
    Jalbrekt, thats hillarious!
  12. aldo16

    aldo16 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Jalbrekt -

    I second wolferman - you do have big hairy ones!!!

    It's about time some of these arrogant places get a dose of their own medicine!
  13. Sea_dragon

    Sea_dragon Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2002
  14. Triangulation

    Triangulation 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    It's cool Nitemagi. When you get accepted to Columbia be sure to fax Pritzker your acceptance letter THREE TIMES. ;)
  15. nitemagi

    nitemagi Senior Member Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    knock on wood
  16. Future_Doc

    Future_Doc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2001
    Nitemagi - that is good stuff!
  17. LizardKing

    LizardKing Veteran Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2001
  18. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    Here's my funny admissions story:

    I think I may be the only person rejected and accepted in a span of 35 minutes at the SAME school!!!

    Well, to sum it up, I did get in, but not without a few tense moments.

    I called the admissions office, and was told that I was in line for a second interview (basically a rejection over the phone).

    Well, after I almost cried for half an hour, another person from the office called me to tell me I was accepted. The first person I spoke with just wasn't allowed to view the acceptances on her computer since they hadn't opened up the database yet.

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