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No II after 7 weeks of being complete

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by xprodigy92, Sep 30, 2014.

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  1. xprodigy92

    xprodigy92 5+ Year Member

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    what gives? Is this typical? I haven't been put on hold either. I literally have heard nothing. I have been complete since August 12th at over 30 schools. They all are telling me I'm in the review process. When should I begin applying to a graduate program for next year?
     
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  3. Heplayer92

    Heplayer92 2+ Year Member

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    The cycle is still young! Just sit tight, and be patient. I'm sure you'll hear back soon. It feels like AMCAS did a good job with verification this year, and schools are just bombarded with applications. Definitely more applying this year than the past.

    At the same time, always have a backup plan. I always prepare for the worst, but hope for the best. Good luck OP!
     
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  4. unnumzaan

    unnumzaan 5+ Year Member

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    What are your stats like and what range of schools did you apply to? I know everyone keeps saying the cycle is long and unpredictable, but I try to keep my expectations low to avoid being massively disappointed. And by that I mean I would be mighty concerned for you. I was complete around the same time and have had just a few II's trickle in ever so slowly. Hope you hear some good news soon :confused:
     
  5. G_Marker

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    I don't know your stats, but I really think you shouldn't start worrying for another month or two. It doesn't sound like you've received any rejections yet, either, so that's some good news there. :)

    It never hurts to have a back-up plan though. Maybe it will take off some of the pressure if you are happy with your alternate plan. Try to stay positive!
     
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  6. nm825

    nm825 5+ Year Member

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    I was complete around the same time. 17 schools. No rejections. One ii from GW. One small-pool email that may or may not be a hold email from Medical College of Wisconsin. No other correspondence. I'm starting to get pretty worried.
     
  7. Afford

    Afford 2+ Year Member

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    I wouldn't start worrying about it until December. Schools usually interview their highest stat applicants first. I have heard nothing positive from any school outside of my state of residence.
     
  8. tantacles

    tantacles Lifetime Donor SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

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    Keep waiting. Apply to graduate programs now, and if you get in, you can withdraw.
     
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  9. K1NG

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    I was thinking about this.. but what programs should I be looking at? Haven't put much though into this "plan B" yet, but the only program I'm interested in is an MPH, besides a post-bac or SMP of course.
     
  10. Gregarious_and_Hilarious

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    Are your grades solid? If yes, then pursue an MPH if your passionate about it. But those classes aren't nearly as rigorous as an SMP, so I would go with that option if you want to show medical schools you're prepared for their curriculum
     
  11. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    Patience is a virtue; the need for instant gratification is not.

     
  12. tantacles

    tantacles Lifetime Donor SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

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    My perception is that you're really only getting an advanced degree because you feel you have to, and my suggestion reflects my personal experience; if you aren't accepted into medical school, bolstering your application with a paid research position is going to be much more beneficial for you in the long run than putting yourself into more debt.
     
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  13. Omppu27

    Omppu27 El Tiburon 5+ Year Member

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    I see this so many times on this site that it's starting to bother me... OP has heard NOTHING and is starting to get concerned. However, on the first day of october, you have an II at George Washington, a school THOUSANDS of people get turned down at, and a small pool at MCW, a place where I've heard of a lot of people getting IIs off the small pool.

    You two are in completely different situations. I don't know if this is just a humble brag??... I know i probably sound like an ass right now, but i see these types of posts in these types of threads too many times.
     
  14. candbgirl

    candbgirl Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    What are your stats. It's hard to tLk about your case if we don't know. You mentioned a SMP. Do your grades indicate you might need a SMP? What is your MCAT?
     
  15. unnumzaan

    unnumzaan 5+ Year Member

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    I see it as a sympathizing "I'm worrying with insertsmallnumber II's, so you must really be panicking :("
     
  16. boltedbicorne

    boltedbicorne Banned Banned

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    Exactly, what I was going to post. Patience is a virtue and there are tens of thousands of people who submitted before you that ADCOMs have to go through before you have the luxury of having your app evaluated.
     
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