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feeling dumb

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by surrender903, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. surrender903

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    just got my final rejection from TU. I m happy that I got into PCOM. The reason I am a little down (which I am sure will pass) is because I feel the only reason I got in was because of the DO who wrote my recommendation (alum of PCOM).

    Just venting here. Didnt get into any of my Allo schools, thought I would at least get into TU as my dad is a MD there, my sis has graduated from there and I just graduated from there... ugh... maybe its just the monday mornign blah's

    edit: reworded
    :(
     
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  3. Doctortobee

    Doctortobee Senior Member
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    You got into to a great school. Don't be whining about it.
     
  4. surrender903

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    Ummm not exactly whining. Im stating how Im feeling right now to vent to my fellow DO's to be.
     
  5. BklynWill

    BklynWill EM Attending
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    If you got into those other MD schools based on your father or sister, you might feel the same way you do about getting into PCOM.
    You went through the same interviews and are now at the same starting line as everyone else. Get ready to work and prove to yourself that you earned your spot in med school.
     
  6. surrender903

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    that makes me feel better abou the whole situation... thanx for a different POV

    :)
     
  7. sophiejane

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    I agree with Brooklyn. You are among a very, very select group of people chosen to be a part of one of the most noble professions that exists. Be proud of this.

    Now dry out your hanky and move on!

    :)

    SJ

    ps--I got 6 rejection letters. Actually, I got 11 total since I applied to most of those schools the previous year. All that matters is that you got in. Not only that, you got into an excellent school. All this feeling of inadequacy will fall away once you realize how very deserving you are of this honor.
     
  8. UltimateDO

    UltimateDO Goin' ho ain't easy
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    Like I have said in one of the other threads. We have all just pushed the reset button (again) on our lives. Very little we have done before this is going to count for our next set of trials (classes/Comlex). No one will care where else we were accepted, where we went to undergrad, what our MCAT scores were. All that matters in the next three years before Match is grades, clinical evals, Steps I and II, and deciding what residency fits best. That and enjoying the people who we are going to school with. Just from what I have seen so far we will have a really interesting mix of people from a lot of different backgrounds. The number of non-traditionals is what makes PCOM unique from a lot of the other schools and is one of the reasons it was at the top of my list. Take advantage of a wealth of perspectives surrender, think of all of the other people that didn't make it that would trade their right leg to be in your position.
     
  9. surrender903

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    definetly good points. thank you one and all
     
  10. Docgeorge

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    Dude relax. The admission process is so arbitary. It is more celar to me now that I'm participating in the process. The other thing is that what you are feeling is normal. It's just sucks to get rejected from anything period.
     

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