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Poll: How many times did you apply?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ntsystematic, Apr 27, 2007.

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Poll: How many times did you apply M.D. before getting accepted M.D.?

Poll closed May 11, 2007.
  1. 1

    104 vote(s)
    83.9%
  2. 2

    15 vote(s)
    12.1%
  3. 3

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  4. 4

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  5. 5+

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. ntsystematic

    ntsystematic Get off my bacterial lawn
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    Poll: How many times did you apply to U.S. allopathic medical schools before getting accepted to any U.S. allopathic medical school?
     
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  3. pcguy2

    pcguy2 Minneapolis Master
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    Only once thank god! I slacked all of senior year and tanked my gpa. Haha! I know I'm terrible.
     
  4. alwaysaangel

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    Only once, and it was only going to be once.

    If I hadn't gotten in then I wasn't going to be getting an MD in this lifetime.
     
  5. Robizzle

    Robizzle 1K Member
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    Just curious, did you get any "What will you do if you don't get in this year?" questions? If so, how did you answer them?
     
  6. alwaysaangel

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    Yup at 3/4 interviews and I told them - I wouldn't reapply.

    I had been considering NP or PA only a year ago anyway (right before I bit the bullet and decided to take the MCAT - this fact has usually already come up when asked "Why MD") and if 20 schools had turned me down at a point in my life when I felt my application was as strong as it could be then I would have taken their word for it that I wasn't meant to be a doctor and gone to do NP or PA instead. I don't have the time, money or energy to do the application process again and I believe I could do almost as much good as an PA or NP as I could as an MD and I'd rather not wait another year to start doing it.

    It went over really well at every interview I went to and I was accepted at 3/3 that it came up at. I don't believe the only good answer is "reapply" and since that simply wasn't true for me there was no way I was going to claim it was.
     
  7. Robizzle

    Robizzle 1K Member
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    Damn, definitely ballsey, but much respect for tellin the truth.
     
  8. pcguy2

    pcguy2 Minneapolis Master
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    Damn.... Nice answer. Deeeeeep
     
  9. alwaysaangel

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    Honestly, until I talked to one of my MCAT students last year it NEVER occurred to me that anyone would go through this bull**** more than once.

    And when I asked her "what would you do if you didn't get in" expecting some back up career and she said "apply again" it took every ounce of strength I had for my jaw not to drop to the floor.

    I have mad respect for those of you who want this enough to do it more than once.
     
  10. Tired

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    More important question:

    Did any of you put on an amused face and say, "Why wouldn't I get in?"
     
  11. pennybridge

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    how about

    Interviewer: So this is your 13th interview?

    Me: Nope. Second.

    Interview: So you have a bunch scheduled after this one?

    Me: nope.

    really long awkward silence...

    :laugh:
     
  12. Tired

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    Sweet! How did the interviewer pick "13th"? Wrong file? Random guess?
     
  13. pennybridge

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    well it was a closed file interview, so probably my fine suit and crotch bulge :smuggrin:
     
  14. Tired

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    When I started school, there was a guy who had supposedly applied and been rejected nine times before being accepted on try #10.

    I wonder what the record is?
     
  15. pennybridge

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    why would a school accept someone like that? talk about red flags...

    edit// I know there's a 50 cent "I got shot nine times!" joke in there somewhere....
     
  16. Tired

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    You got me. He had a really hard time. I'm graduating this year, and he's currently still working on MSII year after taking a year off for unspecified reasons.
     
  17. pennybridge

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    was he Phil Spector?

    [​IMG]


    because that would explain a lot.
     
  18. Surf Rx

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    yes. definitely must have been the crotch bulge. :laugh:
     
  19. pennybridge

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    doc boards :love:


    I ride a bill johnson now though :cool:
     
  20. musiclink213

    musiclink213 My room is a mess
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    I thought I would never apply again, but after being rejected sans interview at every MD school last year, I had a realization. I am not the type of person to give up after one shot, so why should med school be any different? I reapplied this year, and also applied to DO schools. Granted, I still don't have any MD acceptances, but I was accepted to something like 6 or 7 DO schools. I am still waiting on one MD decision though, hopefully good news might be coming my way soon because this school has always been my top choice, from the time I decided I wanted to do medicine. If not, I'll be happy at NYCOM, the DO school I chose. But no way was I giving up on medicine after one go at it.
     
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    Not exactly that, but I got asked "What career path would you chose if medicine wasn't an option?"
     
  22. baylormed

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    Yeah, I'm currently working on that (tanking my gpa). I mean, I'll probably get a bunch of B's, but still, after struggling to get A's all the time, it feels like serious slacking.

    A small part of me really wants to strive for the A, but the other 90% of me doesn't really care anymore. I want to know what it's like to be a normal college student who slacks and doesn't care about B's for once.
     
  23. pcguy2

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    I hear ya baylormed. After 2 years of pushing myself, i wanted my third to be care free and relaxed. And it paid off!
     
  24. the negative 1

    the negative 1 Bovie to "war crimes" please
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    Two times baby! Busted my balls to get an M.S., do research, land publications, etc after I failed in my first attempt. Too many long, sleepless nights that year...
     
  25. MEG@COOL

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    It will probably take me two times to get in. I realistically cant see being rejected everywhere next year. If that happens though I probably can get into a top 10 or 20 law school pretty easily as Ive heard that law schools just want to see a high lsat and gpa and dont care about much else.
     
  26. Tired

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    Yes yes, you told us. Good luck finding the "smarter" adcoms next year.
     
  27. MEG@COOL

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    actually im just going to write my essay as if the adcom were my highschool student counsil
     
  28. DrVanNostran

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    As you know this is my 4th year in the process, and I was asked this question. I told them that I would do everything in power to improve my application and explore other paths into a medical career.

    At all 5 of my interviews--I was told something along the lines of you won't be reapplying next year.

    I have no idea of what adcoms want :oops:
     

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