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Yeah, pretty cool.

Did anyone else think WFU's response was a little asinine? Especially towards the end?

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JETER said:
Eric,

Thanks for the good reads. Offers some interesting perspectives to those of us in the pre-MSTP phase of our careers.
 

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I found it surprisingly unthoughtful and a little recriminatory. Yuck. They all but say they'd rather not be concerned with charting someone's achievements in medical research prior to their admissions.
 

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I'm actually going to have to side with The Man on this one...there are a lot of people who change their minds in good faith about what they want to do, and there are unfortunately a lot of kids who will say anything they think might help them through this process. Also, they mentioned having evidence that there wasn't much correlation between undergrad research experience and going into research post-MD.

One might imagine that people who really know they want to do research that early are probably applying MD/PhD anyway.