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OHSU "Hold" Status?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by FrostWeasel, May 16, 2002.

  1. FrostWeasel

    FrostWeasel Member

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    Any word from the OHSU "Hold" front? It was my understanding that the folks on that list were to be informed of a decision "no later than the middle of May." As we are now past the middle point of May, perhaps we must assume that what they intended was the middle third of May.
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  3. FrankMD

    FrankMD Ophthalmologist Wanna Be

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    Hey FrostWeasel,
    I called OHSU today and talked to Jennifer in the Admission office. She told me that they were working on the alternate list/hold list and will send out a mail on Monday. I hope this helps.
     
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    that means I'll be at the mail box Th-Fri :p
     
  5. FrostWeasel

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    Thanks B&G,
    Would you happen to know if there is a difference between the alternate and hold lists? "Alternate" sounds like a euphemism for "waitlist" to me. Also, do you know if it is possible to get an outright acceptance after being placed on "hold?" This waiting game is quiclky becoming a complete drag!
     
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    alternate=waitlist

    hold list= you could be waitlisted, rejected, or if you're very lucky accepted b/c someone withdrew
     
  7. FrostWeasel

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    Hero,

    What is it that makes you think that an outright acceptance is such a longshot from the "Hold" posisition? I certainly do not mean to infer that you are full of proverbial horse-manure (tone is such a tricky thing...especially on a message board <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ), rather I just am curious about your source of info.

    Frost
     
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    When I called, the lady said that they would send out decisions at the end of the Month. Then I asked asked for a breakdown of the decisions. she said mostly waitlist and some rejections. She didn't say acceptances.

    But thing w/ calling up OHSU(as trouta and I discovered) is taht you will get a diff story with a different person you talk to. One thing that's for sure is that the class is full or nearly full. (which would follow the march15th moved to march27th rule)

    It is true that it might not be that big of a long shot for some applicants to be accepted outright because meals, for example, interviewed early april and was accepted early May.
     
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    MONDAY!!! Im leaving the country on Thurs and was hoping to hear before then. Oh well... I guess I will have to freak out about these things on another continent.

    Hero's right though, from what I have been told, not many direct acceptances are likely to come out of the hold category.
     
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    What Jennifer told me when I interviewed was that they never over-accept the class at OHSU. After they finish interviews and reviewing all the people in the hold category, there will only be 100 offers of acceptance. Once a withdrawal occurs, they go straight down the alternate list accepting someone to fill that spot. She also said that at that point (april 2nd), only 60 acceptances had gone out so far and they had evaluated candidates who had interviewed up until mid-February. So, it seems likely to me that when they review everyone in the hold category, they will definitely make some outright acceptances because they will make enough offers to total 100 plus acceptances to replace the people who withdrew. I wouldn't be surprised if they offer 20 or more acceptances to people in the hold category.

    Bottom line: Don't get bummed out now! I think you've all got a chance at getting accepted sooner than you think!
     
  11. FrostWeasel

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    Well All,

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but... I spoke with Jen @ the OHSU admissions office this afternoon, and she said that those still on "hold" are being sorted onto either the alternate or the rejection list. Therefore, the best that we can hope for is to be offered a seat that becomes vacant. I am officially beginning to regret applying so late :p .
     
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    As I believe that the above information might be of interest to some folks, I shall now "BUMP" this thread to the head of the class. Heregoes.... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> ..."BUMP!"
     
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    Called OHSU yesterday (Tues 5/21) and Jennifer said that they were trying to get letters out that day re: hold info. So, things have been pushed back at least 1 day.
     
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    she would not tell or did not have info on your status when you called?
     
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    She didnt have the info at the time I called.
     
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    I was accepted 6 wks ago and still haven't recieved my packet yet. Only a letter. So many of the people that have been accepted have not even had the opportunity to turn down their acceptances--i.e. spots will open up soon!
    Good luck!
     
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    do you have any idea when you will be getting the packet?
     
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    I called today and they still haven't sent it yet. They are running very behind schedule, they said it should be sent within a week.
     
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    I got the letter today. BEWM. Game over.
    I got my bags.. just show me the door...

    Best of luck, the rest of you. I hope that rejection letters go out first and that you will get an acceptance or at least get a waitlist spot.

    Take cares all..
     
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    That bites Hero...My news was not a whole lot better...Waitlisted (& it's my STATE skool...)Best of luck to you with the rest of your opportunities.

    Frost
     
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    Were any of you who called OHSU told how many they normally accept off the waitlist and whether they had over-admitted their class this year? Thanks for the info and good luck with your applications.
     

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