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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by chicksdigdocs, May 13, 2008.

  1. chicksdigdocs

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    I have been sitting on 3 waitlists and 0 acceptances for a while now and things were looking very grim. I signed up for a MCAT prep course that starts tomorrow and registered to retake the MCAT and basically gave up all hope.

    When I got pulled off the waitlist yesterday at my #1 choice school (overall, not just of the 3 waitlists) the first thing I did was call family/friends. The SECOND thing I did immediately after that was withdrew from the other 2 schools.

    Why did I do this? Because I knew how lucky I was to get called yesterday and not next week or even later. Otherwise I would've started studying, payed for the class, and missed a lot of my friends' grad parties by then. For the past few weeks or months all I could think is why aren't Waitlists moving? Why is everyone waiting for the deadline (may 15) to drop when you can drop right now (waiting for scholarships and still making decision are valid excuses)

    I guess what I'm trying to say is, be the change you want to see in the world.

    The End. Now its time for some GTA IV
     
  2. armybound

    armybound urologist.
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    well congrats
     
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  3. 3 little birds

    3 little birds Breathe.
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    congrats!!!

    I agree that some people hold acceptances and wait list spots for far too long. For some, there is a valid reason, but for others maybe it is an ego thing?
     
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  4. surfstarj

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    Congrats.

    Some people do have a valid reason to hold on and can't decide between 2 schools. You are lucky enough to get pulled off the list at your #1 school making it easy for you to get rid of the other two wait lists. It's not that easy for a lot of people. Come on now...
     
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    Haha, I completely agree with what you say... but when I saw the title of your post I immediately thought bad things.

    Congrats
     
  6. bioteach

    bioteach MSIV
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    Your post reminded me to send an email to an osteopathic school I will not be attending. That opened up a spot for someone else. A pre-osteo student has you to thank today.
     
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  7. PreMD86

    PreMD86 'Pre' free!
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    I too, was accepted to my first choice school yesterday, and withdrew my only other acceptance today. I am however, waiting to hear from one school I've interviewed at (which I would not consider attending), and one school I am high priority waitlisted at. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but I'm not withdrawing from those two school until I hear their decision. It's total vanity, but I paid hundreds of dollars to apply and interview at those schools- least I could get back is a decision.

    Anyway, congrats to you and good luck. Now go and burn those MCAT books!
     
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    "Oh, my outlaw."
    - In the voice of Jaime Pressly from Joe Dirt
     
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    Congratulations! Sounds like you have some good moral fiber about you. :thumbup:
     
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  10. kevster2001

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    I prefer to hoard acceptance and waitlist letters into a large bank vault and swim in it Scrooge McDuck style. Papercuts can become an issue though
     
  11. AKu2984

    AKu2984 MD to be...
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    Congrats!! Thank you for trying to help your fellow pre-meds! As a waitlister myself, I know the pain all too well. You must be so happy...go celebrate, you deserve it. :hardy:
     
  12. Isoprop

    Isoprop Fascinating, tell me more
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    so you're basically saying more people need to play gta?
     
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