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Introducing The AMCAS Applicant Game....

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by md2be06, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. md2be06

    md2be06 Senior Member
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    Just a little levity that I thought you guys may enjoy. Here's the Frustrated AMCAS Applicant Game. Enjoy. Be sure to correctly
    add your point totals. I have yet to decide what the winner gets.

    10) You can recite AMCAS's phone number by heart. Give yourself 3 points.

    You know their fax number as well. 6 points.

    AMCAS is on your speed dial: 5 points.

    9) Your credit card was charged by AMCAS more than once. Add 3 points to your score. Add on 3 points for each additional charge you incurred.

    8) You have resorted to sending out paper copies of your application to various med schools. Add 3 points. Add 1 point for each school over 3.

    If you also had to request official transcripts be forwarded to these schools, add an additional 2 points per school.

    7) You have arisen early in an attempt to call AMCAS in hopes to minimize wait time. If you live on the west coast and awoke at 6am, give yourself 9 points. If east coast, 3 points. Any other time zone, 6 points.

    6) You submitted your primary application in June, but your application hasn't even been processed yet. 6 points. You don't even have the change/notification box yet. 9 points.

    5) When you call to inquire about why your application hasn't been processed, you were read the 4-6 weeks line, verbatim. Good for another 5 points.

    4) You have waited over 30 minutes to speak with an AMCAS specialist. Sorry, only 2 points. Over an hour? I feel your pain. Give yourself 6 points. For each additional minute over an hour, tack on 1/2 a point.

    3) You discover the "specialist" who finally answers your call has no idea what they're talking about. As this is an all too common occurrence, you can only add 1 point to your total. If you have the guts to inquire as to how they got the title "specialist", give yourself 10 points.

    2) Your MCAT scores were added, then deleted from your web application. 3 points. AMCAS has no record of you ever taking the MCAT. 8 points.

    1) AMCAS has lost your transcripts. Tack on 4. They've lost them more than once. Give yourself 4 for each additional time you've had to resend them. AMCAS still doesn't have your transcripts. 8 points. AMCAS has transcripts from a school you never attended. 10 points


    So, who's got the high score?
     
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  3. guppy

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    I just want to say that I think this is really funny. Well done md2be06! I haven't added my points because I know I don't have many. I'd never win.
     
  4. jordews

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    Very funny stuff :) I think you forgot a couple though.
    11)If you've received multiple emails stating that your application has been submitted-2points for every email
    12)If you tried to fill out your application back in May, or early June, and had to wait for hours for each page to load, and then eventually got an error screen-2 additional points (2 points for each error screen)
    13)If all of your ' s have been replaced with ? s in your essay-5 points
    14)If one or multiple parts of your application printout have just vanished-2 points for each (an additional 5 if they have vanished from the actual application)
    15)If your designated school list was suddenly truncated by 3 or so schools a few weeks ago-no points, because i think it happened to everyone
    16)I think I recall the phrase "We are confident that we will begin transmitting to schools by July 15th", go ahead and subtract 200 points from your score if your app was actually transmitted on the 15th.

    I'm sure there are more that I forgot, help up out here guys! this is too fun!
     
  5. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member
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    I just got 28!
    what is the mean? or the standard deviation?
    :D
     
  6. 6-8 Weeks

    6-8 Weeks Senior Member
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    32 1/2, I'm in the lead!
     
  7. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member
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    37 for me.
     
  8. Amy B

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    This was too funny. I think we have lost it or we have too much time on our hands. let me guess you wrote this when you were sitting on hold waiting for AMCAS to answer the phone. ;)

    Thanks for the humor and the laughs. Remember all who read these topics...

    When you're feeling frustrated, feeling blue,
    When you want to fight or want to sue,
    When you feel like you can not win
    Remember laughter is the best medicine.

    :D ;)
     
  9. rxfudd

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    35 here
     
  10. sandflea

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    i scored a freakin 43! i scored on virtually every single question. this is not including jordews' questions. i got as far as trying to remember all of the error screens that i kept getting when i worked on my app back in may, then decided that my score would probably total in the hundreds. :eek:
     
  11. md2be06

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    Well, I came up with the game as I was trying to do anything except study for a final I had today. Anyways, so far the median score is 35.1, with sandflea in the lead with a score of 43! I'll do standard deviations if the sample size becomes statistically significant. Keep 'em coming!
     

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