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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by C.P. Jones, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. C.P. Jones

    C.P. Jones Catface Majigger
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    Ok, so i finally feel that i must ask about my specific situation:

    i am on EVMS's waitlist, Penn St hold list, hold at UConn to be re-reviewed in Feb/Mar, awaiting review at Drexel...should be this Thurs., and one more interview at GW in a couple weeks

    so, assuming I don't get into Drexel:

    i believe i would have to study for the MCAT again (taken twice: 1: 9, 9, 10 2: 8, 9, 12) i didn't take chem in college, that's why i suck at it, and apparently i can't speak english...or understand it at least

    anyway, i feel that this is one weakness that maybe i should address since this is my second time applying. i do hope i can still get accepted to one of the other schools, but that wouldn't happen until at least march...that's why i'm thinking i have to start studying for mcat when Christmas rolls around
    I am thinking in this case I would write a letter of intent to UConn, but what I am also wondering is that UConn has an Early Assurance Program for entrance in 2007 w/ apps due in March......should i apply to this, or would they just reject me for this year when they see i'm willing to go the following year instead....maybe I should ask the dean in a letter of intent if this is a good idea, in which case an email may be best? (thx bepony for that last idea :) )

    if I do get into Drexel b4 Christmas:
    I am considering writing a letter of intent to UConn saying that i would drop my acceptance and all other waitlists, etc., but even then, this situation i'm ok with since i'd already be in

    I just need someone to say i don't have to study for the mcat.....and hopefully that will be Drexel saying this
     
  2. benfolds21

    benfolds21 Senior Member
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    CP you will be fine....just relax and wait it out....

    its SO early
     
  3. letmein!please?

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    What is your GPA? A 29 isn't a horrible score. You've done pretty well so far, and I think the letter of intent might be a good idea since it sounds like you do really want to go to UConn. I would say definitely do not re-apply before you are rejected. That's just silly. And I'm not sure if they would reject you because of that, but it will make you reek of insecurity. On that note, remember not to beg or plead in your letter of intent, apparently schools hate this. It would be better to err on the side of "so many schools want me, but I wan't you!" Although, don't say that either... Stick it out, there are others who have made it through much worse situations. Just try to relax and breathee...
     
  4. ms1finally

    ms1finally Senior Member
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    EVMS pulls a large portion of their class off the waitlist. If you are in the first or second tier I wouldn't worry - you will probably get in and then you can write UConn!
     
  5. Med01

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    If you write a letter reiterating interest in EVMS, could help get you off waitlist.
     
  6. happydays

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    I totally feel your pain! Being on hold is the worst feeling! I feel like I'm falling into a bottomless pit, not knowing exactly when or where to land.

    Good luck! We're all hanging in there! Do your best at your interviews!
     
  7. C.P. Jones

    C.P. Jones Catface Majigger
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    letmein....gpa: 3.74....is this too low? (j/k!!!!!!!!!)

    i know my gpa is good, and i also feel my mcat is pretty decent (when i didn't get into UConn last year i met w/ the dean, and he recommended i retake the mcat.....i then spoke w/ my pre-med advisor, and he said not to do it, so i listened as this was more pleasing to hear)

    this is just really frustrating, and my biggest concern is if i need to retake the mcat and needing to study really early since i seriously need to "learn" chem, not just study it....but, as mentioned...i shouldn't have to take it over

    so i guess i will just have to be patient since it is early, and updating my schools and such....i'll stop whining now, but thanks all, you've made me feel better about myself until at least the new year! :rolleyes: :thumbup: :D
     
  8. gdbaby

    gdbaby Prettier than before
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    Crap C.P. you are a very good applicant. You are a very nice virtual person and you have a very nice virtual sports car. You'll be fine. You are going through what many professionals (don't ask which professionals, just know that they are professional) term "Holy-begeezus-it-is-almost-Christmas-and-coming-home-and-telling-my-folks-that-I'm-on-hold-doesn't-ring-as-well-as-telling-them-I-am-going-to-be-a-doctor" The professionals understand that the name is long and they are trying to revise it, but in the meantime chill...have an egg nog...sit back and wait for your acceptances to roll in. You are going to be just fine.
     
  9. jbone

    jbone Herro!
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    You'll be fine. Just wait it out and be greatful for the waitlistings.
     
  10. C.P. Jones

    C.P. Jones Catface Majigger
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    only if there were virtual interviews, then i'd be all set!

    :laugh: your post was funny:
    i give it 3 thumbs up :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  11. C.P. Jones

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    i gave thanks for my waitlists at thanksgiving :)

    i really didn't, but yea, i'll take them and be happy with them....for now
     
  12. letmein!please?

    letmein!please? Senior Member
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    3.7+? To quote my favorite movie...

    You know what you are? You're like a big bear with claws and with fangs. And UConn is just like this little bunny, who's just kinda cowering in the corner. And you got these claws and you're staring at these claws and your thinking to yourself, "How am I supposed to kill this bunny, how am I supposed to kill this bunny?..

    OK, its late. But the point is your money. Hang in there slugger.


    p.s. If you have not seen swingers you have no idea what the hell im talking about
     
  13. microgin

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    C.P. - I'm not sure if you realize this or not, but Early Assurance Programs are for people still in undergrad (which if I remember from some of your other posts, you already have your degree from UConn, right?) Here's the blurb right from UConn's admissions page -

    Early Assurance
    Under Early Assurance, the applicant applies directly to the School no later than March 1 of the applicant's junior year. Interviews are conducted during the month of April.


    So EA is not an option in your case. Perhaps send a letter of intent to them though... I can't see it hurting you at this point. :luck:
     
  14. veenut

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    that speech rules, great movie :thumbup:
     
  15. C.P. Jones

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    oh, hmmmm....wow, well that gets rid of that...thanks, i guess you're right again

    letmein...no, i haven't seen swingers, but that's funny, maybe i should watch it...maybe i should...
     

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