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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by patient, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. patient

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    Help me guys, two waitlist, one interview to go,
    jobless, broke because of long interview trips and hotel rooms, confused if I should apply for masters this fall or reapply or just quit having such a strong passion for Med sch
     
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  3. Hero

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    <SLAP> <SLAP> <SLAP> <SLAP>

    Get yourself together MAN!!! Reapply to med school and apply for Masters at the same time. Drop the masters should medschool work out. If not, get the Master and come back to the application cycle as a stronger applicant.
     
  4. EMTgirl

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    do not give up! you are on two waitlists, that is awesome. and this is your first year applying. many applicants get in the second time around. i agree with hero, keep applying to masters programs, esp ones that "feed into" their medschools (like finch or mcp). keep your head up man! the game IS NOT over for you.
     
  5. Thats right! Don't you think you can get out of this that easily!! You think things are tough? Take out more credit cards like the rest of us!
    You can still get in this year!!!!

    And initiate plan B: Start filling out the AMCAS App, and start looking for a fun masters degree. You've got experience now at least, and time to work and pay off the debt you've accumulated applying.

    And if not, you are going to kick but and take names next year.

    Go, go, go, go, go ;-)
     
  6. barb

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    I am feeling your pain! I also am totally broke, to the point where I don't even open my bills anymore since I have no money to pay them. Like you, I have two waitlists. I had to withdraw from two schools after receiving an invitation for an interview because I could not afford to go to the interviews - I had literally maxed all my credit cards and they had been "shut off" just as the electricity will soon be from my apartment. I'm still waiting on 3 schools post-interview. This is my second year applying. I already have my masters in chem and don't feel like going for another masters. My job is so stressful and it pays so little that I cannot fathom another year of this.
     
  7. CityIvy

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    Hey barb,

    I sincerely hope that you get into one of those schools! Keep your chin up.

    BTW: Which schools are you waitlisted at?
     
  8. patient

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    Thank you guys for your support.
    Through your inputs I have come to realise that all is not lost and I can still dream of a better tomorrow.
    Thank you very much.
     
  9. Mighty Mac

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    *Gets down on my knees and prays and gives thanks for being a member of the lucky sperm club and having parents who have the resources to pay every bill I have ever had and will have for the next 4 years*

    Good luck to you, I hope you get in, make piles of dough and never have another financial worry again.
     
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    Thanks Cityivy. I'm waitlisted at UCLA and MCPHU.
     
  11. medicine2006

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    barb,

    I don't know about UCLA but MCPHU wait-list is very fluid! Good luck to you.
     
  12. barb

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    Thanks for the info Medicine2006. At this point, I would be ecstatic to go anywhere. (Anything to not have to go through this painful application process again!)
     
  13. barb

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    CityIvy, I sent you a PM.
     
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    barb,

    You mentioned having problems paying for application costs. My friend got this scholarship/award that is up to $1000 for the cost of the primary AMCAS cost. I forgot what the award was call and by whom. I know it's a little too late now but for anyone appyling this year look it up.
     
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    patient,

    Is one of your waitlist at Howard? I just thought I remember you posting on previous Howard treads.
     
  16. otter

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    hi patient, I hope you're actually doing better than you sound in writing. This is really tough on everyone, and I can certainly empathize being a reapplicant who still hasn't gotten accepted.

    How broke are you? I myself am drained financially, but I feel like there're always ways to get by.

    You have not posted on this thread since your first post. Why don't you at least let us know that you'll be okay whether/not things work out for you this year. It's just that your post and esp. your topic name sound very sad and eery, and we wanna know you'll be okay.
     
  17. hawkeyes

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    patient, your passion for med school is what is going to get you into med school. Don't lose THAT! :D On your next interview (if it hasn't passed)... be sure to to in every way (body language, your vocabulary) convey that to them in the best way. OF course, I wish I could have done that better too, but hey, we are all nervous. Where are you waitlisted? Sometimes it helps to read the waitlist movement threads, but I don't really recommend it (it gets me all obesessed) necessarily. The above posters gave great suggestions. Here's mine: get out of the house and do something that requires physical exertion or creativity. That's just in case you don't have one already. I've also wrote letters to old friends with whom I'd o/w lost touch. You do need focus, but an unrelated diversion also brings perspective that will help you be a better student in the future.
     
  18. Mystique

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    patient,
    Hang in there! Don't give up on your dreams so quickly! We're all here cheering you on. Like hawkeyes said, try to distract yourself. I know, I know...easier said than done. Much of this process is a test of your patience. So, don't let the test get the better of you! :)
     
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    Thanks for the info, Medicine2006. I'll keep it in mind if I have to reapply for next year.

    Patient, I sent you a PM.
     
  20. altaskier

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    patient...you gotta think positively man! Don't be scared of the mailbox. It is your friend!
     
  21. patient

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    medicine 2006,alterskier,barb,otter,thingamjig, and hawkeyes

    Thank you very much for encouragement. It helps to read form you.
    I could reply early becuase I was at Howard yesterday for an interview.

    It was a laid back interview and I have strong doubts about getting in that school. He asked questions about my family, how I grew up, why i had some bad grades and spent a great deal talking to me istead of listening.

    I was confused for he mentioned nothing good about my application.
    I won't be surprised or feel bad if I get rejected.
    About my debt, I am close to 10,000 in credit card debts and have a car to make payments.
    I donot want a debt consolidation because If I get in, it will be difficult to get a private, loan.
    I am currently looking for server positions because all other labtech jobs a applied want at least a one year commitment and I cannot predict what can happen in july.
     
  22. barb

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by medicine2006:
    <strong>barb,

    You mentioned having problems paying for application costs. My friend got this scholarship/award that is up to $1000 for the cost of the primary AMCAS cost. I forgot what the award was call and by whom. I know it's a little too late now but for anyone appyling this year look it up.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks for the info! I'll keep it mind if I have to re-apply next year. This year I spent $3000 on going to interviews (not including app fees) and not including the 2 I didn't have the $ to go to. That extra $1000 would have enabled me to go to the last two for sure. But I guess we learn as we go.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by patient:
    <strong>medicine 2006,alterskier,barb,otter,thingamjig, and hawkeyes

    Thank you very much for encouragement. It helps to read form you.
    I could reply early becuase I was at Howard yesterday for an interview.

    It was a laid back interview and I have strong doubts about getting in that school. He asked questions about my family, how I grew up, why i had some bad grades and spent a great deal talking to me istead of listening.

    I was confused for he mentioned nothing good about my application.
    I won't be surprised or feel bad if I get rejected.
    About my debt, I am close to 10,000 in credit card debts and have a car to make payments.
    I donot want a debt consolidation because If I get in, it will be difficult to get a private, loan.
    I am currently looking for server positions because all other labtech jobs a applied want at least a one year commitment and I cannot predict what can happen in july.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I wouldn't worry just yet about your interview. You probably did much better than you think. As for the money thing, have you thought about teaching summer school. You can make a pretty decent amount of money doing that and they always need teachers, especially people who have a background in science! Call your local school district or check out their website for job openings for the summer. It's only a six week commitment and you can make close to $5000. Although it doesn't help your current bills, it will be nice getting a big paycheck at the end of the summer!
     
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    Barb

    Gracias senior, Merci beaucoup.

    I will check on that. I doubt if GA has any such positions but I will check it out.

    I was also thinking of working in a summer soccer camp for I am very good at soccer.
    I doubt if I can earn enough but I will contact the schools and check it out.

    Also, I please help me with these. After the interview, I was asked what one thing I will like him(the interviewer) to tell the adcom on my behalf. I said the usual things like hardworking blahblahblah.
    He then said that the adcom would asked about a couple of C's I had but he then told me that He will tell them that I am improved after that.
    Is this a good sign or its the usual way to give fake hopes.
    Thanks
     
  25. medicine2006

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    Patient,

    Don't worry about the interview. It's over and done with. When I interviewed at Howard I was really really sick. Two nights before I had to go to the ER because I had a 104.5F temperature for nearly two days. THe day of my interview my fever was down to 99F but my body ached and my mind was not focused. I thought that they would preceive me as being disinterested. I couldn't even pay attention on the tour. My interview went fine and I am glad I went. Actually I had to because I could not re-book my travel plans.

    DOn't worry about them asking about your C's, that is their standard procedure to ask about all grades below a B. Howard is much more interested in why you want to go to Howard and if you are truly a believer of their mission, to serve in the underserved community.
     
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    a couple more suggestions:
    1. Substitute teaching: I'm not sure how it is in GA, but in Cali, if you have a Bachelors degree and take the CBEST (I think that is a state test), you can substitute teach. This may be along the same lines as the summer school thing. Here it pays $100 a day, and I imagine that would be comparable. You can pick your schedule since you either accept or decline when they call you up. Contact your local school district about the substitute teaching.
    2. Commercial Prep courses - if you are living near a large University, you likely have Kaplan or Princeton Review nearby. Contact them about teaching SAT or GRE or MCAT or something. I think it pays pretty well. For MCAT it is 25/hr! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> You can also try their websites (both have a place to sign up to teach and they contact you for an audition. Kaplan responded to me right away, but PR didn't despite my applying twice. It may be better also to give the actual site a call, if you have the local institution's number. If not, you can find that online. IF you can't find it, PM me and let me know what city in Georgia you are.

    I hope this helps. Keep writing to us if it helps you feel better. The support of others who can really empathize with you is priceless. But don't read too many of the other threads that make you obesessed! stick to this one! :D
     

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