I thought about this a bit and this is what I think: The reason the fortunate people out there post topics on this forum about multiple acceptances may be because they can't exactly talk about it with their friends who may be going through the app process as well. You see, maybe these people (out of consideration for the feelings of their not-as-fortunate friends) don't ask their advice and instead opt for posting on a public forum where people are essentially nameless. Actually, I think the fact that no one is actually talking to each other face to face makes it very easy to forget just how human each person on this forum is. Maybe the faceless-ness of this type of communication allows people to set aside their usual inhibitions about hurting other people's feelings or simply being considerate. I really think the flaw here is in the mode of communication. I'm sure the people who have been accepted to more than one school will probably make good doctors and that we can't judge their level of compassion from their posts here. This is just another side-effect of the use of internet. Anyway, this is the type of stuff that I think about as I drive in rush hour traffic.