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  1. u2psalm40

    u2psalm40 Senior Member
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    hey anyone thinking of withdrawing from an MsTP or MD/PhD program by May 15? Are you into your first choice, or pretty set on one school? There's an acceptance thread, but it doesn't really portray where people are leaning. it would be cool if you could drop a line on this thread.

    as for me, well I'm probably making up my mind right at the last minute (right now straight-MD at top 5 school ---which i love! vs. very good MSTPs which i like); i'm on the "alternate list" for mstp at that straight MD school (although apparently everyone who interviews ends up on that list). pretty frustrating.

    anyway, everyone's been pretty quiet lately... except for those starting to apply for this next cycle (i.e. why md/phd, am i good enough?...etc.).

    good luck on finals and graduating for those of you still in school.

    *u2
     
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    i think i'm going to flip a coin. literally.
     
  3. neurotiger

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    I accepted an MSTP spot this week at one school and am very happy with it...but am, for the moment, staying on the waitlist of a school with slightly better research opportunities. I'm struggling to figure out how badly I want to get off the waitlist, which is hard because the decision might not even be in my hands :( and I didn't get the chance to revisit. It almost seems like a quality of life vs. research strength argument to me, except proximity to family is a small, additional factor.
     
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    once you accept(i did a week ago) a huge feeling of calm overtakes you. it's nice that it's all over.
     
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    I thought I had my decision made, but I just got a call on a waitlist....so I am back at square one :eek:
     
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  6. u2psalm40

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    congrats! i figure that will be happening alot at this point. somewhat of a blessing and a curse in the days before the deadline, right? :)
     

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