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Hello World & 2 Rejection Letters from Stanford

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by oldman, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. oldman

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    Hi everybody. I have been reading the posts on this site for the past few months and have gotten great comfort in the whole process. I have actually been trying to register and join, but have had problems. I am finally in!

    Anyways, I was wondering if some of you have had some of the same odd experiences as I have.

    The biggest one I've had was Stanford. This was early on in the process when I was very hopeful. I had applied to Stanford as one of my many schools. They sent me a rejection letter towards the end of July. I was shocked because according to the AMCAS website and comfirmed via the phone, Stanford did not have my complete AMCAS file yet. Well I called Stanford and got sort of a brush off regarding the situation. About a week later, I received an email from Stanford stating they made a mistake and would offer their secondary application. I filled it out and gave them some money. Soon afterwards, I received my second rejection letter from them. I felt like a complete sucker. Anyone have similar experiences?
     
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  2. Amy B

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    First let me say oficically you are welcome to SDN. As to the question in your post, I don't have an answer, BUT I will say that is pretty pathetic to ask for your money and then reject you right off the bat. Maybe the second letter is a mistake as well. I would call them and approach them saying you are concerned the second letter maybe a mistake like the first and you just want to check and see. Good luck. :p
     
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    I guess I was quite angry at the time, and I didn't want to go to a school that would mess up and send out rejection letters without looking at my entire file. As a result, I have not pursued the matter any further. Fortunately, I have been one of the lucky ones this year. I got an acceptance to my state school a few months ago.
     
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    Congratulations on the acceptance!
     
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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 I can't think of a name:
    <strong>Congratulations on the acceptance!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks! If you wanna know what I've been doing ever since, check out the "If U were accepted R U turning into a bum?" thread.
     
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    i got the same rejection letter from stanford. it was a transmission error. i don't know then who's fault it was, AMCAS or stanford. anyways, i did do the secondary and eventually got accepted. so that second letter is probably real. but who cares, you got in!!!!!!!! yipeee!
     
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    The feeling of getting into med school has got to be the greatest I have ever felt. I remember college was expected. I expected to get into college, but med school. I was so excited I almost screwed up drawing blood from a patient (The admissions dean called me at work).
     
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    I guess I can reply to this thread on both levels. A few months back Vanderbilt pulled the same crap on a fellow SDNer. I knew from previous years that they based their interview selection on just primary info, so when the policy supposedly changed this year due to the AMCAS debacle, I kept a wary eye out for trickery. I let the secondary slide for a month or two. Lo and Behold people started getting pre-secondary interview invites and rejections. I decided since it had been so long I would try to finish it, just in case. Then I read a thread about someone calling Vanderbilt, asking about their status, and an admissions person telling him/her to finish their secondary and get ready for something in the mail. Well that something was a pre-secondary rejection, and he almost sent in his $65 for nothing....Bastards.
    On the other hand, I also received an acceptance while at work. I was running a clinical trial on a CABG patient while in surgery and I had a break to check me email. There it was, a notice to check my status, and I my hands shook when I read about my acceptance. It was not my first, but it was a school (MCV) that I really, truly enjoyed while interviewing, and I am in-state. Good luck to all of us in this crazy process.
     
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    nothing beats the feeling of getting that first acceptance regardless of the school.
     
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    I had something similar happen to me with the University of Nevada. First they requested my secondary supplemental materials on Jan 6. Then the very next day, they draft a rejection letter and send it to me. Luckily I didn't send them money, only to have it cross my rejection letter in the mail. Then, on the 22nd, I receive ANOTHER rejection....just to make it absolutely clear that I am not welcome at their school. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    I guess the double insult isn't a rare thing. That's so rude to send 2 letters of rejection.
     
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    hey look, this is my first ever post!!! aww it's like looking at baby pics. :)
     
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    And to think it was a mere 5 months ago.....more "progeria" than "growth" :) --Trek
     
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    Only 5 months...looks like a really severe case!!
     
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    what is progeria? is it this:

    WHAT IS PROGERIA?
    Progeria is a rare genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children. Its name is derived from the Greek and means "prematurely old." The classic type is the Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome which was first described in England in 1886 by Dr. Jonathan Hutchinson and again in 1886 and 1904 by Dr. Hastings Gilford.

    Source: http://www.progeriaresearch.org/whatIs/whatis.htm
     
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