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Packages from Medical Schools?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by alwaysaangel, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    So this is a dumb question, but has anyone ever received anything that came in a small box that required a signature from a medical school?

    The reason I ask is I just got notice today that on 2/21 they tried to deliver a package to me (BULL****) and that it would be returned to sender on 2/23. Mind you I got this notice today. Anyway, I wasn't expecting anything and other than the name Jun(g?) the post office couldn't tell me who it was from.

    Since I wasn't expecting anything I don't really care (other than the HORRIBLE service from USPS), but if it was something from a medical school then I need to contact them.

    So yeah - do they ever send you boxes of anything? I can't think of a reason they would - but what do I know?
     
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  3. hardluck

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    hey there..I havent recieved any packages .. so I dont knw .. I guess others could help u . but jus passing on info from my side
     
  4. DoctaJay

    DoctaJay bone breaker Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    The biggest thing that med schools send are very big rectangle envelopes. No boxes or anything resembling a box like package.
     
  5. jsnuka

    jsnuka Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Maybe a certified mail letter with return receipt. So not a "package" like a box in that sense.

    In order to make sure that you get it, they sent it Certified Return Receipt. As it would require your signature or someone at your place of residence.
     
  6. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the responses - it was definitely a box (they wrote "small box" next to parcel). I just can't figure out what it could have been and thought I'd make sure it wasn't a med school.
     
  7. Julius Erving

    Julius Erving aka, The Docta! 2+ Year Member

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    some schools send you nice little bribes, like scrubs, or a snowglobe or something like that to entice you to come to their school It's possible it was a gift from a school, but i seriously doubt it was important paperwork/acceptance or anything of that nature
     
  8. jsnuka

    jsnuka Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    You could ask for the zip code if you are REALLY curious anbout where it is from.
     
  9. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    a friend of mine got a T-shirt and other stuff from some MSTP programs
     
  10. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    She claimed she couldn't give me any info. They were really bitchy about it too. If I thought it would help I would complain - but it won't.
     
  11. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Didn't UMich send out fleece blankets to some special people last year?
     
  12. Bernie3144

    Bernie3144 7+ Year Member

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    Sounds like they have Pete Carroll recruiting for them :laugh:
     
  13. dudemeister

    dudemeister 2+ Year Member

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    I know someone who received a fleece (outerwear) from Michigan. It was awesome :thumbup:
     
  14. MWK

    MWK Over-represented majority 2+ Year Member

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    Wow, a $200,000 fleece :D
     
  15. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    no, but it would be funny if rejection letters came like this.
     
  16. Anjlprincezz

    Anjlprincezz 2+ Year Member

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    i wish i was awesome enough to be bribed.. instead i had to provide monetary bribes, i mean "fees" to my schools...:mad:
     
  17. jsnuka

    jsnuka Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Ah ha!!!!!!!!!!!:D

    I have another option for you.:idea:

    If you still have the pink slip that notified you of delivery, there should be a 20 digit number on it.

    You can use that number to "reverse" track the package and find out who it was from in a round about way by using the "Track & Confirm" fuction from the USPS website.

    In theory, it should work.

    Good Luck!!!:luck:

    Maybe it will be resent by the time you try this out.
     
  18. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Yeah I tried that - it said there was no info on the package. Grrr. Really stupid.
     
  19. jsnuka

    jsnuka Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Hmm, interesting. Well, maybe they will resend it to you if it is really important that you have it.
     
  20. searun

    searun 5+ Year Member

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    Perhaps it was an urn - a resting place for your ashes following self immolation as a result of frustation with this weird process.
     

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