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bball25

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Guys lets make a list of all the things that really make this process suck...I think this will help with a lot of venting and frustration some applicants may be experiencing at this time. I will go first...

I'm tired of..
-schools telling me a date they will notify me of a decision and that date coming and going with no notification of any sort!!
 
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... of schools telling me a decision has been made and then not telling me what that decision is. Then weeks later still not having heard anything.
 

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tired of white students blaming me for not getting into thier top choice school even though i did not apply there?


tired of white students thinking i got into med school with 2.2GPA and 15 MCAT.
 

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good god man...it has to be the waiting...the anticipation...the disappointments...it is a roller coaster ride...
 

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The waiting!!, i want it to be over with me in a medical school of course
 

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The obsessive compulsive behaviors I've unwittingly adopted since this process started.

The agony of a life in limbo.

The ache of hoping and anguish of despair.

The longing for that ONE school to say, "we choose you".

All the could'ves, would'ves and should'ves that haunt me during that quiet time before I fall asleep--that quiet time when I wonder, "has it all been a waste?". That quiet time when I get that stinging in my eyes and wonder, "will I get in?".

The utter frustration of not being able to make myself love the thought of any other profession.

The fear of checking my mail. The fear of having to settle. The fear of staring down the barrel of my dreaded Plan B. :scared:
 

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The obsessive compulsive behaviors I've unwittingly adopted since this process started.

The agony of a life in limbo.

The ache of hoping and anguish of despair.

The longing for that ONE school to say, "we choose you".

All the could'ves, would'ves and should'ves that haunt me during that quiet time before I fall asleep--that quiet time when I wonder, "has it all been a waste?". That quiet time when I get that stinging in my eyes and wonder, "will I get in?".

The utter frustration of not being able to make myself love the thought of any other profession.

The fear of checking my mail. The fear of having to settle. The fear of staring down the barrel of my dreaded Plan B. :scared:

but you have the cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutest dog!!! :)
 
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The emotional anguish you put yourself through during the waiting, in between the stalking of the mailman and compulsive e-mail/status page checking...
 

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Let's all make a pact that if any of us ever sit on an admissions committee, we will make decisions within a reasonable amount of time for interviewees. No more of this ridiculousness!
 

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The fact that applying to med school starts in July, and you don't know anything for sure until April / May, whereas friends who apply to graduate programs / Law school apply by December, and find out in February!
 

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The fact that applying to med school starts in July, and you don't know anything for sure until April / May, whereas friends who apply to graduate programs / Law school apply by December, and find out in February!
yeah I feel ya this app process has been taking an eternity it seems like, yet when I speak to friends who are applying to other grad programs, they applied recently and are already getting acceptances. and some programs have no interview process, just send in the app and wait for the response maybe a month later!

for me it is the waiting knowing that the decision date is approaching and compulsively checking my mailbox and email. the waiting is the worst aspect of the whole process.
 

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The hardest part for me is the fear of letting down my friends, family, girlfriend, and others who expect me to get in. It's so much more stressful when they assume because I interview somewhere I'll get in there. How do I tell them I'm not good enough?
 

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The hardest part for me is the fear of letting down my friends, family, girlfriend, and others who expect me to get in. It's so much more stressful when they assume because I interview somewhere I'll get in there. How do I tell them I'm not good enough?

quoting stats is always a pretty intelligible way to put across your chances at any given school. "yeah, i was lucky to interview, but only 1 in 10 actually makes it in." or 1 in 100, whichever's your poison
 

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quoting stats is always a pretty intelligible way to put across your chances at any given school. "yeah, i was lucky to interview, but only 1 in 10 actually makes it in." or 1 in 100, whichever's your poison

Yeah but even that doesn't work sometimes. Friends and family tend to think you are one in a million. They often times don't understand that there are thousands of applicants just like you and thousands of applicants that have worked just as hard to earn that coveted spot in med school. Yeah we're all unique in some way...but we're often times more alike than we are different.

I know for my own family, the stats become meaningless because they're unable or unwilling to view me or the process in an objective fashion. Shrugs. :oops:
 

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I hate spending close to $4,000 to get to this point, and a school waitlisting me with a letter that cost them $0.39

I hate waiting. I hate it.

I hate the fact that when I took the MCAT, the test was 8 hours long and it took me 2 months to get my scores.

I hate deposit fees (Meharry's was $300)

I hate secondaries that ask crap they could have read on AMCAS
 
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