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I'm on it. Hopefully it's not purgatory for too long.
 

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Sparky Man said:
I'm on it. Hopefully it's not purgatory for too long.
I hope you get in soon. I like to picture Cheech Marin going to HMS. :D

(But seriously, good luck! :luck: )
 

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just curious, is there a reason someone would turn down going to harvard? i mean if there are certain factors that would prohibit someone from attending (location, $) i would just assume they wouldnt have applied in the first place. Hopefully itll move for you, just not sure i understand why someone would decline
 

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Haybrant said:
just curious, is there a reason someone would turn down going to harvard? i mean if there are certain factors that would prohibit someone from attending (location, $) i would just assume they wouldnt have applied in the first place. Hopefully itll move for you, just not sure i understand why someone would decline
For me, Harvard is great because it is a top school that allows me to stay in boston, where my friends and family are. However, after visiting other top 10 schools I can definitely see reasons people would turn it down. For example, hopkins and penn are very appealing in that you only spend 1.5 years doing lectures/pbl stuff and then start your clerkships midway through your sophomore year. That's pretty awesome, I think. Also, for me Yale would be great because it has a lot of child psychiatry things that other schools do not offer. I'm going to harvard most definitely but if I wasn't such a homebody I would entertain the idea of going to another school. Oh also, duke and penn are two top schools that give some full merit scholarships. If you got one of those, you may go there over Harvard. I think about 2/3rds of the initial acceptees accept the offer and matriculate but that leaves 1/3 who choose to go elsewhere.
 
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Haybrant said:
just curious, is there a reason someone would turn down going to harvard? i mean if there are certain factors that would prohibit someone from attending (location, $) i would just assume they wouldnt have applied in the first place. Hopefully itll move for you, just not sure i understand why someone would decline
Well, last year 250 were accepted and 165 enrolled. So clearly some people choose another school over Harvard. I don't think the waitlist is hopeless.