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On Hold for Interview at Albany :o(

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Doctora Foxy, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    I just got an email from Albany that I am on hold for an interview. :( Did anyone else get this email? What can we do to get off the hold list? I recently sent my Fall grades....maybe they haven't received them yet.

    FYI: I sent my application on Nov 6, and was sent the "we are reviewing your application" email on Jan 10th. I called on Dec. 6th and they said it was complete then also. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> I have a 3.67/27P with a ~3.9 last 3 semesters and large upward trend since 1st semester

    If you have been invited an interview off the hold list please post, or if you have any info.
     
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  3. gooseHC

    gooseHC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Foxy, you have been registered since Jan 29th..which on my watch would be 11 days ago..and you have 338 posts...that has to be some sort of record! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  4. StitchEM

    StitchEM Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm on hold as well but you can check out <a href="http://www.interviewfeedback.com" target="_blank">www.interviewfeedback.com</a> for people who interviewed out of hold status. It does happen :)
     
  5. slipslap

    slipslap Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I just received that email today also, anyone with any info please post.
     
  6. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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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 gooseHC:
    <strong>Foxy, you have been registered since Jan 29th..which on my watch would be 11 days ago..and you have 338 posts...that has to be some sort of record! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I was actually registered a few days before that as Dr. Foxy, and then I changed my email address on SDN and typed it wrong so I couldn't log in anymore since they sent my password to a false email, so now I'm Doctor Foxy.

    Also, I have become OBSESSED with this site. I'm waiting to hear from so many schools, but this site is like hearing something everyday, and I have nothing else to do but check it.

    Maybe I did make a record <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    My name is Foxy and I'm addicted to SDN
     
  7. Brian20

    Brian20 Member 7+ Year Member

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    guys

    get this. i got interviewed at albany last spring and was ultimately rejected. so i took a research job with a close affiliate of albany med and reapplied for this coming year....those a**holes put me on hold before an interview. so i have improved my application, and for some odd reason am not good enough to interview this year. screw them.

    again, a reason why med school admissions is a crap shoot.

    ps as you can tell im a little bitter.
     
  8. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    I wonder if they even read through the applications completely. According to an old thread I found about MCPH and holds, most people had mcats scores lower than 30 on pre-interview holds. It's possible that they glance at the applications, but only interview people with stellar scores first.

    I love sitting in a pile, waiting for my future. :mad:
     
  9. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Dr. Foxy, at the rate you're going (approx. 700 posts/month), your're going to overtake me (256 posts/month) in number of posts in no time!! :D Here's to our really healthy addiction!! :cool:

    I'm "on hold" at George Washington, and it's not a status I like. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  10. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

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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 Brian20:
    <strong>guys

    get this. i got interviewed at albany last spring and was ultimately rejected. so i took a research job with a close affiliate of albany med and reapplied for this coming year....those a**holes put me on hold before an interview. so i have improved my application, and for some odd reason am not good enough to interview this year. screw them.

    again, a reason why med school admissions is a crap shoot.

    ps as you can tell im a little bitter.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I hear ya, Brian. UF is doing the same thing to me. I still have much love for the school, though (can't hate the alma mater).

    Some of the people on Albany's admission committee are very arrogant. One of my interviewers went on a tangent about how only about 600 of the 8000+ applicants to Albany are worth a damn. He told me I should feel special for having been selected. Then he proceeded to rip me a new one with the most wicked ethics questions.

    You don't need them, Foxy. Come join me at a southern school...where people are down to earth (sorry about the generalization :p ).
     
  11. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    Since this is my new favorite complaining thread, here I go.

    I just got back from class and I got an email form USF, so of course I was very excited. All it says is that my application is complete and they are getting ready to forward it to the admissions committees. WTF!!!! I called on December 12th and they said it was under review and complete. I can't believe this! How accurate is this email? They should have sent it 2 months ago.

    Ah, I feel better now. Having a bad day.

    adcoms--&gt; :rolleyes: <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" /> &lt;--Foxy

    p.s. After reading the email again, I found this funny quote: "Your file has been forward for review to determine whether you will be invited for an interview." How nice of them to take the time to check their grammar!
     
  12. THE instiGATOR

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    Foxy,

    USF is obviously having a little trouble. They did, after all, lose my letters. The letters were found about 6 months after they had been submitted. Despite this, I am on their waitlist. Think positive thoughts. Try this one: "At least my application is being forwarded to the committee." I wish I could be saying this about Emory. They stop requesting interviews in a week, and the committee has still not reviewed my file. When I called today, I was told this. I was also told that my file would be hand delivered to the committee today or tomorrow. I really hope this isn't the first time they've set eyes on my file!

    As I said...THINK POSITIVE THOUGHTS! Good Luck! Let us know when you hear something. It took Mr. Larkin less than a week to notify me about my interview after the committee received my file.
     
  13. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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  14. I got in

    I got in Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I think I am the queen of pre-interview holds.
    I can prove my status by stating my hold status at Rush, Penn St, Abany, VCU and MCPH.
    Can any one beat that??????
    P.S. I am not too proud of this situation.
     
  15. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    I finally figured out how to put my picture in my profile! :D
     
  16. daisygirl

    daisygirl woof 15+ Year Member

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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 Doctor Foxy:
    <strong>I finally figured out how to put my picture in my profile! :D </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You are fabulously foxy <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> !
     
  17. wow is that really you foxy?
    do you like military men?
     
  18. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    Of course that's me!! My real name is Britney, and I LOVE men in uniform! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  19. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

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    I don't know, Foxy. Do you think you can compete with Ms. NY? She's going to be attending med school at Albany next year.
     
  20. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    I'll answer that question as soon as they take me off hold

    BTW, is that true? That would be cool <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />
     
  21. so it's that singer :( she's cute :( . what does ms new york ny look like anyway?
     
  22. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

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    Yes, it is true. They told us she put off matriculating for a year so she could do her Ms. NY thing. They then proceeded to tell us that they perform physicals on one another. Guess they were trying to sell the guys on the school <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> . There was also a lady in her 2nd year who is a "famous British actress". Seems you have some degree of fame to get in :D . Well, Ms. Britney, I think you're a shoe-in!
     
  23. dukee

    dukee Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    hi guys. I was put on hold for albany and GW about three weeks ago. I have sort of given up on those schools. Should we send supplemental info. Good luck to you all.

    dukee
     
  24. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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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 dukee:
    <strong>hi guys. I was put on hold for albany and GW about three weeks ago. I have sort of given up on those schools. Should we send supplemental info. Good luck to you all.

    dukee</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hi dukee, welcome to SDN. Did you send them your Fall trascript? I did last week, with a generic letter about my good grades (I sent it to 16 schools)

    If I don't hear anything in a month, I'll send a letter about new ECs and maybe a new letter of recommendation. Good luck to you! Keep us posted of any changes.
     
  25. P60001

    P60001 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I got the news about being placed on hold at Albany today. I had an interesting last week: 1 acceptance by OHSU, 1interview invite from Dartmouth, and an "on hold", pre-interview, from Albany.
     
  26. Daredevil

    Daredevil Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Sooo Foxy,

    Are "they" REAL?
     

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