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  1. Josh Karp

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    Has anyone heard from MCV in the last week? I have been hiking in Ireland and am curious if the list is still moving?

    Josh "Closer" Karp
    GA -> ME '01
     
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    Josh,

    I have not heard anything, sorry to say. I check my email everyday in hopes of getting a slot but I have not been so fortunate thus far. I have not heard how things are moving since the initial post that things were moving slowly. If I hear anything I will let you know.

    Jott
     
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    I'm also on MCV's waitlist. I called MCV last Friday. I was told that there isn't a lot of movement. Did anyone hear something different? Let's cross our fingers. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    The secretary seemed really positive about the continuing movement of the list, but who knows. She did say that she thought that they would give some offers out this week sometime. Here's hoping!
     
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    I am on the same boat. But I know a few people in MCV and they have said that the class is full. There may not be any other offers. I know this is disappointing but this is from an inside source. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
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    guys !! keep your hopes up! The waist-list is moving. I got the acceptance offer today.
     
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    takobb,
    are u in-state or out-of-state?
    approx. what time did u get the email?
    I just wanted to know what time i should expect mine... :rolleyes: ?
     
  8. Josh Karp

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    Keep your hopes up guys. I did the Anatomy certificate program and MCV this year and the head of the program said that every year he has people get in in June, July, and August! I really don't think that it is over.
     
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    I got my e-mail on 6/4, around 19:00, and I'm an out-of state. good luck! everyone
     
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    The waitlist is moving for in-staters too. I got in off the waitlist yesterday. Good luck you guys!!!
     
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    Congrats glacierdropsy!!! :p :) <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    Are you guys going to accept or what? Just curious as an in state guy that is still wait listed. Argggggg. Peace
     
  13. Josh Karp

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    Congrats to those of you getting in! Good Job!
     
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    Just keeping the thread alive. For those of us who are desperate, please keep posting acceptances, withdrawals, etc. Thanks!
     
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    BUMP....
    ANY OUT-OF-STATERS THAT HAVE RECENTLY WITHDRAWEN OR PLAN TO DO SO? PLEASE POST....THANKS
     
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    Congratulation tacokb!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  17. FunkDoc

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    yo yo my first post. i'm a virginian anxious to get off the alternate list too at mcv. the dean emailed me back on tuesday to let me know only 6 virginians had dropped since the may 15 deadline. doesn't look good, and i hate waiting! anyone here definitely in at evms?
     
  18. takobb

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    I'm withdrawing from MCV.
     
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    I got into MCV/VCU on 6/4 as well!!! I'm soo psyched! BTW, I'm out-of-state.
     
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    Yeah I talked to the dean of MCV the other day. She said the wait list just isn't doing much this year for in state people. This waiting sucks...applying to med school is the worst experience of my life. Looks like I get the pleasure of doing it again next year. Being a male and a WASP...my chances are also much lower despite the fact that my stats are right at MCVs averages. I personally know of several non-male and or non-WASPS with much lower averages who are already in at MCV. Not that I am trying to saying anything political here but lets just say that this makes me feel like my effort is pointless. In addition I find it annoying that at least 3 people that I know of are going to be MDs in 4 years and have much much lower stats/averages than myself and many others on the waitlist. To me this just really isn't fair to those of us who have worked hard.
     
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    BUMP...............................
     
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    I was accepted at Emory tonight. Unless financial aid is non-existent, a spot will open up at MCV soon. Good luck!
     
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    dukeblue01,
    are you an out-of-state applicant?
     
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    Actually, I am in-state, with UVA being my top choice along with Emory. I liked MCV and was happy to go there, but I loved Emory.
     
  25. FunkDoc

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    alright, we're going to need some of you in-staters to go elsewhere. there's a huge line of people waiting out here.
     
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    Any out-of-staters planning to withdraw????
     
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    I don't mean to be rude about this whole issue...but seriously after talking with lots of people about this application process I can see that a lot of it is luck...fate whatever you want to call it. I have seen people with good stats get rejected and those with bad stats get in this year. Its almost a total toss up. If you have lots of acceptances and are in state...at least consider the plight of others for once and your own fortune. After all...thats part of the art of medicine.
     
  28. Josh Karp

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    Funkdoc, you and I are on the same wavelength.
     
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    come on people, any one planning to or already withdrew from the out-of-state list?
    BUMP...
     
  30. Josh Karp

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    In-staters holding????......
     
  31. FunkDoc

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    josh, i feel your pain. it doesn't look good for us. i wish they would at least give us a rank!
     
  32. Josh Karp

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    Funkdoc (or anyone else), the last time I called EVMS (last week), they said I was in the upper one third of the alternate list. Is this good, bad, is the list still moving...???? My hope is dwindling. I have already sent in my AMCAS for 2003.
     
  33. FU....CMS

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    bigbuddieMD,
    i feel your pain. but, don't blame it on "fate", "luck", or etc. you can't compare yourself with someone JUST b/c you heard a number for GPA, MCAT, and state of residency. you were not there to read their essay, their extra's, or their interview. in other words...don't be a Hater.
    it's like what Sean Connery said in "The Rock". "welcome to the rock!"....uh, wait. no. oh!

    "winners go home and [email protected] the prom queen. losers complain about their BEST." and it's true. who even mentions "doing their best"???

    and the Dean of Admissions at MCV was super informative when i interviewed there. coimpletely dispelled the msytique of admissions, and let me know that it was more than a smoke-filled room where The Man just make arbitrary decisions.
    i just did a post-bacch a Finch/CMS. and believe me...i've talked to a lot of post-bacch'ers, M1s, M2s, and i talk to the faculty and administrators. it is NOT so arbitrary or up to Fate.

    true...i look around, and ask myself...how the hell did this guy get in? he is failing his M1 classes, and doesn't even care? and many times, i asked how did so-and-so get in, and ~i~ did NOT get in???

    but honestly, i've had to look with candid eyes at myself, and see how my resume and application really stood. don't talk to all your friends and family that say, "you'll be a great doctor".

    i heard that. and i can honestly say, that when i applied last yr, and the yr before, all to no avail, that i was NOT ready. sure, i felt ready, i KNEW i was mentally capable, etc. but...my resume was not as strong. my mindset was not there yet. etc, etc.

    so don't hate. just keep trying. but be honest with yourself, and do not try to kid or delude yourself. when you look at avg GPA and avg MCATs....those are AVG's. that means there are tons of people MORE qualified, and that those AT or BELOW the mean, usually have something else that is extraordinary about them. depending on the school, it could be that they published papers as authors, they dug ditches in Guatemala, or started a free clinic in south central LA. or maybe they are underrep'd, disadv'd, or something else.

    you can't know that, and you can't "guess" why committees are trying to "guess" at. b/c yes, AdCom's have to GUESS at who will be the student that most fits with their mission and philosophy. but is it "luck" or "fate" that guides their guess? maybe. if that makes you feel better, then use that euphemism. but don't be a Hater, (i used to be the bitter-est and most hater-rific of them all. but that's the wrong approach).

    i know it sucks to wait, and to be denied, but you have to keep the faith, and you have to be honest with yourself. re-eval yourself, and improve. but harbor no false illusions about yourself or your app. that would only hurt you. then apply again. and then [email protected] the prom queen at night!
     
  34. FunkDoc

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    josh, i was on the upper third of the waitlist after interviewing in the fall, and as soon as they finished interviewing, i got in in april. were you on the upper third part of the list the whole time, or have you moved to the upper third from the middle third since the may 15 deadline?

    in either case, dont give up hope, there is still a lot of summer left.
     
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    I started out right between the middle and bottom one-third, pre-15th. NOW I am in the upper one third. I'm assuming the list is not really moving anymore. I guess I moved up during the post-15th rush and now things are chilling out.
    It starts getting depressing doing all of this speculating. There is absolutely nothing I can do for this year and I have already submitted my AMCAS for next year. I really should just concentrate on having a successful full time job searching summer and be happy if I get in and have to quit a job.
    IMPORTANT STATEMENT....I am thrilled for all of the people who have already been accepted somewhere. Those people should be proud of their hard work! I admire you all!
     
  36. FU....CMS

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    anyone else hit the waitlist lottery?
     
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    i thought MCV did not have a ranked wait list?

    how did/do you find out what rank you are, and if you're on the top, middle, or bottom turd?

    anyone have MCV's phone off hand? too lazy to search the web...
     
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    FU -- they are talking about EVMS in regards to the upper/mid/lower 1/3 of the wait-list.

    However, VCU/MCV *does* have a rank in the sense that each person has a score -- (even your interviewers gave you a score on a 1-5 system). Basically, what they do is pull people off the list by score. The lady told us that they initially set a criteria in which they'll accept everybody in a certain score range. Then, when they must select people off the wait-list, they again are given a score range that determines who will be admitted. That is why the laddy will tell you (at least she did to us) that it is completely useless to send in a letter of intent or interest in the school after the interview b/c the score that you have is not going to change after that. You're locked in.
     
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    oh. i see. thanks, Anath.

    anyone hear from MCV lately?
     
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    I am withdrawing from MCV tomorrow. I decided to go to Emory, and be in even more debt. I am so excited, and really hope that someone here (an SDNer) will take the spot. I am in-state so good luck Virginians.
     
  41. FunkDoc

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    dukeblue01, that's the best news i've heard all day. dukeblue01 probably wont even click on this thread anymore.

    c'mon big money! good luck in-staters!
     
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    big ups, dukeblue. (you see the new recruiting class for Duke next yr!!)

    where's Emory? georgia?
     
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    Well I guess I am still reading this thread, rooting for you all to take my spot. Yes, Emory is in Atlanta, GA. Great city. Liked MCV a lot, and I think that Emory is one of the only places that will give me the same top quality clinical training as MCV. Just so much more money! Good luck to you all, and I will be checking up on this thread.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by bigbuddieMD:
    <strong>I have seen people with good stats get rejected and those with bad stats get in this year. Its almost a total toss up. .</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">If you are only considering the gpa, mcat, and even extracurriculars, then yes indeed, I understand how it may appear a "toss-up". Medical schools may consider more of an applicant than these extrinsic factors, however. Slightly more intrinsic qualities, such as personality, may also be considered in an admissions decision. And as stated by a previous post, the personal statement may also be considered by a medical school. I think that consideration of these intrinsic qualities can partially contribute to the superficial impression of a "toss up". :)
     
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    Good luck on getting today's spot (Emory person) everyone!
     
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    anyone hear anything yet?
    any out-of-staters withdraw recently?
    Please post so some of us can have some hope...
     
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    any in-staters withdraw recently?
    Please post so some of us can have some hope...
     
  48. FunkDoc

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    the dean said today that a couple of more in-staters have dropped in the last few weeks along with more movement on the out-of-state list.

    let's keep our fingers crossed!
     
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    Yippeee!!!!
     
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    Thanks for the GOOD news FunkDoc <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
    Hang in there everyone it's only June...we have 2 more months... :D
     

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