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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by red_pepper12, Oct 12, 2017.
Where is your state of residence?
I had an IA my freshman year as well. Not quite as severe as yours as mine was related to underage drinking. However, I have way lower stats than you do and have had no problem getting interviews and acceptances so far. It does come up in the interviews and I have a good explanation for it. If it's a closed file interview I recommend bringing it up yourself and explaining it from your point of view. Also, make sure to disclose it on all applications and secondaries!! Good luck! If you have any questions, feel free to pm me!
@Goro @LizzyM I would really appreciate your guys' guidance as well.
I’m more concerned that you were incapable of putting out a cigarette/joint than your decision to smoke one
all you did was set your dorm room on fire almost killing hundreds of students. i dont see what the big deal is
To my knowledge, it was out. I was always careful of that. That's why this whole incident was surprising and pretty traumatic. And also, I know I endangered the lives of many students, but the entire incident was completely accidental and I had no idea the fire had even started. I wasn't maliciously trying to hurt anybody and am extremely thankful no one got hurt. But regardless, I know my situation is pretty bad and am just looking for some advice.
It's an accident.
Apply broadly, including top 20s and less competitive schools. Show contrition, explain how you've learned from your experience, and try to do advocacy for fire safety and smoking prevention.
No one is without skeletons. I would classify this was a minor mistake, believe it or not because 1. you were a freshman and 2. you weren't harassing or stalking other people. If it was for something related to number 2, it might look really bad.
Have you given up smoking?
What were you using for an ashtray?
Having it definitely isn't doing you any favors, but as long as you're prepared to explain what happened and genuinely learned from your mistake (don't be like: yeah idk I don't think it was my fault blah blah) you'll be fine.
Apply broadly just in case, but do realize med students that interview you probably relate and had similar experiences, so most likely they won't be too harsh with it. Just be prepared to talk about it, move on, and don't dwell my friend