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Prescreened and placed on " HOLD" what does that say about the candidate?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Carleton College kid, Jul 16, 2001.

  1. Carleton College kid

    7+ Year Member

    Jul 14, 2001
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    Lets say that medical admissions have read a applicant's AMCAS and then send you a statement saying that you have been placed on "hold", what does that mean? Does it mean that you competely suck?
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  3. lilycat

    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2000
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    Means you still have a slight chance at getting an interview. Don't totally give up hope yet. If anything substantially changes in your application before your "hold" status has changed, it is probably worth it to notify the school -- might help you move from "hold" to "interview."
  4. sandflea

    sandflea Senior Member
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    Jun 23, 2001
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    think about it this way, carleton kid: they *could* look at your application and reject you flat-out. if they put you on hold, it means that they still consider you competitive and that you still have a chance. the vast majority of people i know who are currently in med school did NOT interview in the first round--most were initially placed on hold and were then offered an interview after several months.

    i wouldn't sweat it.

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