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Month-long vacation, what to do with contact information?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Drako, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. Drako

    Drako Senior Member
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    Hi everyone,
    I am going to be traveling abroad for the month of June (tis be my vacation before school starts). I was wondering if anyone know anything about arranging contact for the schools that have you on the wait-list, schools that have yet to send you anything post-interview, and even schools that haven't sent you anything after secondaries but cashed your checks? The email I use for official matter is with my ISP (Pacbell-SBC). I don't think I could access this email account abroad. However, I could access my hotmail account. Generally, what should I do regarding this traveling plan as far as contact information is concerned? Any suggestions? Tks!!!
     
  2. Doctora Foxy

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    And while you guys are answering that, how do you notify schools of your address change in general after graduation? I will be moving back to my permanent address.
     
  3. Suz177

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    You can set up your hotmail account to check another pop account. I have never tried doing it from abroad, but I know my sister has been using her mail.com account like this while she has been in Israel.
    As far as snail mail goes, I was just planning to have my mail forwarded to my permanent address.
     
  4. SMW

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    Drako, check for sure that you can't access your email from abroad. I had no problem accessing mine from Mexico. If you can't, have your provider forward to your hotmail account. But schools are so variable in how they contact you -- some via email, some snail mail, and some on status checking sites (I'll wager you know something about that <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ). I think I'd tend to contact all the schools you're waiting to hear from and find out what they recommend. Where do you get to go, anyway?

    Foxy, I think you can still make changes on AMCAS, but I probably wouldn't risk it. I'd just write or email the schools that your permanent address will be your only address after a certain date. And, of course, as Suz suggests, make sure to have your mail forwarded. But I wouldn't want to rely on forwarded mail to hear back from schools post-interview!
     
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    Great question.

    Hey Suz guess what I am going to Israel this June it is my graduation present.

    Hopefully I will not have to worry about this med school stuff while i'm in Israel. I hope Pritzker accepts me before I go.
     
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    Thats awesome PelicanMan! I will be headed there in the end of May myself. I cannot wait!
     
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    I am traveling to Vietnam for a month long hike from South to North. I will have my Nikon and Mamiya with me for this trip and as much Juji Provia and Velvia as I could carry. I will also be visiting my grandmother, whom I haven't seen for fourteen years and whom I love dearly. I don't know how it is going to turn out. I plan for a month but it might be longer. Thanks guys for the information. I am going to check with my ISP and the schools. If there is something worth posting, I will post here or start a new thread.
     
  8. lady in red

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    hey Drako, check your pm, I sent you one. where have you been?
     
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    Wow, Drako, what an awesome trip. Will you post your photos somewhere where we can see them when you get back?
     
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    Hotmail and other webbased emailing service worked when I was in asia. However, my cell phone did not.

    What if med schools send you things via snail mail and require your sig? Can you give permission like a family member to sign it for you. They would know my choices.

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