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Info about UCD rejections

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by isa, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. isa

    isa Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I was really upset with my UC Davis rejection so I contacted my pre-med advisor there. She spoke to the director of admissions and he told her that their process is to give each faculty committee member 35 applications. From this batch, only 5 can be recommended for an interview. I don't know if this is a common practice with other schools, but I know Northwestern has multiple people look at an application before a decision for a 2ndary, interview, reject/acceptance/hold can be made. One person picking 5 applicants out of 35 seems random and un-thorough to me.

    Oh yeah, the director also confirmed that they're not accepting appeals this year. I'm convinced that the reason for this is b/c of the AMCAS problems and UCD's disorganization.

    Sorry if I seem like I'm whining. I just really wanted to be considered there. Anyway, I hope this info is useful to some of you.
     
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  3. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the info!...
    quite interesting! :)
     
  4. Triangulation

    Triangulation 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Their system seems pretty ridiculous. There is no oversight whatsoever to prevent subjective personal preferences in a one-person review scenario. I have a feeling a lot of people are going to be posting that they got into UCSF, UCLA, and Stanford and were rejected from Davis.
     
  5. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    It's not just subjective personal preferences, but what if one batch is 'randomly' more qualified than another? And there's no second look by anyone? That's ridiculous.

    Andrew
     

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