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It's mid february and no interviews yet!!!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Dr. Don, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. Dr. Don

    Dr. Don Senior Member
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    I don't think I need to explain this topic....is there anybody else out there with the same feeling? I know for a fact that I won't hear anything from my baby UCLA and U Washington until early to late march...but the other schools that I'm still waiting to hear have shown me no love....I guess rejections are coming my way.... <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
     
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    How many schools did you apply to? If it's less than 10...no worries, even if it's more, this is a very different year.
     
  4. Diogenes

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    Keep your head up -- there are plenty of people in the same boat. Some of these schools are eerily silent.

    I have had some interviews, but 7 of the schools I applied to haven't said a word -- good, bad or indifferent.
     
  5. Doctora Foxy

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    I haven't heard a THING from 11 schools, so just be patient and a few interviews will pop up! <img src="http://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s2/otn/happy/wave.gif" alt="" />
     
  6. Dr. Don

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    I have applied to 20 schools. I already have 8 rejections and I sent only 19 secondaries out. So that means that I'm still waiting from 11 more schools....WHY GOD!!!!??? have I been that bad? there's definitely a huge force out there that is trying to destroy me....ok...that was BS, but really people, you understand, this process sucks!!!! and I am completely broke!!!! I think I might have to wait a whole year before I reapply again, because this is just too much!!!!
     
  7. Jalby

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    What was the range of schools you applied to? Did you apply to a large range or only top 25? It seems as if all of the schools you've mentioned so far have been extremely good schools.
     
  8. Dr. Don

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    well most of them have been top 50 actually...and then I applied to albany, UCI, loma linda, and UCLA/DREW. I thought my range of schools was good, but apparently not....oh well, I guess next year I'll apply to 30 schools and really extend my options.
     
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    oh yeah I forgot and NYMC. but I guess those schools are still very competitive...I don't know what's going on :confused:
     
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    Dr. Don, you are not alone! If I hear that my file is currently under review one more time, I am going to go bonkers!!!!!
     
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    Dr. Don,

    what are your stats? Are your stats competitive enough for the top 50 and what ecs have you done?
     
  12. Dr. Don

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    nray..I just PMed you....
     
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    hey Dr. Don,

    I know the position you're in absolutely sucks. My honest opinion is that the 6 in verbal is what's really killing you in terms of admissions. I think you may have to retake the MCAT and apply again, maybe to a broader range of schools next year. There's a whole lot of great schools out there that for whatever reason a small, otherwise unremarkable, popular magazine (ie USNews <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> , didja ever notice that's the ONLY thing they're known for? ) doesn't think are in the top 50.

    Anyways, I'm still pulling for you to get in THIS year! But if the unthinkable happens, get a "counseling interview" at a nearby UCmed admissions office (they'll usually schedule them in the off-season during summer if you ask) try and follow their suggestions, and retake the MCAT. From the other stuff I remember, you sound like a strong candidate!
     
  14. Dr. Don

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    hey weeble, thanks man/girl...but there are alot of great candidates out there, so I really hope that those of you who are doing medicine for the right reasons and get in this year, kick ass in med school!!!! What really kills me about this process, is that it seems like alot of it has to do with NUMBERS!!!! I hate that...and I'm just not saying that because I don't have them, but really I personally know a person who got in with straight 7's to UCLA med, her GPA was slightly higher than mine, but from what I remember, she graduated top of her class....now I know I probably won't graduate top of my class, but I don't really care, I just want to go somewhere, where I can learn the skills I need to treat the people that needed the most....trust me, ALL the schools that I have applied to, know the how strong I feel about community medicine....yet unfortunately, it's the numbers that might be keeping me away from my dream....it's frustrating how a couple of persons (adcoms) hold in their hands your future in the field of medicine...anyways, this past week has been hard, 3 rejection letters in a row....I don't know what to think of the future letters now :confused: Sorry about the long response, but I had to get it out of my system.
     
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    Dr. Don, sorry to be the one to warn you. Check your application status on UCLA's web page. My rejection letter was sent out today. Did you receive a secondary from them? If so, things are better for you then some. I didn't even make it to the secondary stage! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
    I have been following your posts and i can feel your pain. If Ad com's could see your passion, it would be a done deal. The very best of luck to you Dr. Don.
     
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    hey ciardeme, sorry to hear that my baby UCLA gave you the unfavorable vote.
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ciardeme:
    <strong>Did you receive a secondary from them? .</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes I have received their secondary, and to be honest with you, to know that my #1 choice still has not given me the boot, is what's keeping going here....Best of luck to you and others that are still in the same situation as myself.
     
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    Hi Dr. Don - I really feel for you. You seem like a guy who's got all the right motivations to go into medicine, but you're being hampered by the MCAT scores.

    It's true that schools are still handing out interview invites and that you've still got some time left. All it takes is that one invitation and, if you kick butt in the interview, you're right back in the hunt. But, given that you've received no invite at this point, it can't be a reassuring situation. I applied last year with a 27 (7 on verbal) and I was hoping against hope that someone would extend me an invite. Indeed, nothing really happened and I got rejected by all schools. So I retook MCAT, reapplied this year with a 30, and I've gotten four interviews so far this year. As Weeble said, I'd strongly suggest you study hard and retake the MCAT and then apply next year confidently with better scores. Don't lose hope yet for this cycle. But also start looking ahead to how you can improve your chances, should you need to go through the next cycle.
     
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    Hi guys. I'm in the same boat. Applied to 11 schools, just got a rejection without interview from Finch yesterday. It was my first one! But, I know that means it's just not the place for you or anyone else in the same boat. In the end, whoever wants to be a doctor, will be. It's these struggles that allow us to arise with greater determination. peace all!
     

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