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Reject WITHOUT interview STATS?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by kreno, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. kreno

    kreno Candy Man 7+ Year Member

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    For all you nice people who care about the next generation of med school applicants, would you be so kind as to post your stats and comments why you think you were outright rejected at certain schools? THANKS so much! :) kreno
     
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  3. Dr. Don

    Dr. Don Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I think I got rejected from Georgetown and UCSF because of NUMBERS!!!! I don't think my 6 in verbal was up to their standards eventhough I scored double digits in both the sciences and a P in writing. And I'm even a URM...oh well, I was kind of expecting it....but the thing that hurt me the most was that I didn't even get a secondary from UCSF...I was at least expecting that seeing that I am a california resident....gergetown..well that's a different story...hope that helps....
     
  4. shorrin

    shorrin the ninth doctor 7+ Year Member

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    the tardis
    rejected: IU
    reason : stats, not IN resident

    rejected: Uchicago
    reason: stats, who really knows (the admns dir encouraged me to apply)

    stats:
    art school (a.a.s.)
    Uchicago (b.a Bio)
    amcas gpa: 3.31

    final mcat score
    v12 p9 b9
     
  5. megkudos

    megkudos Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Dec 18, 2001
    New Jersey
    There's really no way to tell why places outright reject you, though I agree they are probably schools that look directly at your numbers. I know there are plenty of people on this board (including myself) who have been outright rejected from some places while being outright accepted after interview at others. It's been said before and I'll say it again---it's all a crapshoot. The nest way in my estimation not to get out outright rejected would be to apply to schools whose average acceptance stats mirror your own stats. Other than that there really is no way to predict with these people!
     
  6. EW1779

    EW1779 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Sep 28, 2001
    Buffalo, NY
    rejected very promptly from case....

    10 10 Q 10

    3.88 overall gpa, 3.87 BCMP

    your guess is as good as mine as to why....but i'm satisfied with 14/14 other interviews
     
  7. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    Dec 17, 2001
    West of the Haight
    Got out-right rejections from Case Western and Dartmouth....
    Only can guess why....
    My stats...
    3.6 GPA , BS 11, PS 11, VR 10, and Writing P.
    I am not an URM
     
  8. applying

    applying Member 7+ Year Member

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    Rejected from Eistein w/o interview, assuming b/c of....stats, boo hoo.
    GPA 3.63
    V7, P9, R, B11
     
  9. applying

    applying Member 7+ Year Member

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    hey member 11101, when was your app complete at georgetown?
     
  10. LizardKing

    LizardKing Veteran Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm a UCSF reject:

    11V 13B 13P Writing-O
    3.98 gpa
     
  11. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A. 10+ Year Member

    shotgun method!

    Little harder to predict than JUSt numbers, but here's a few addt'l ways to predict rejections:
    (1) state residency,
    (2) research vs. primary-orientation schools,
    (3) life-experience vs. stats schools

    9V-11-11 3 labs research, loads of leadership/teaching/life experience.
    Georgetown, Stanford, U of Florida, Mayo Clinic, U of South Florida, UCSF, U of Chicago, U of Pittsburgh

    Those are the 8 of 14 schools that have either interviewed or rejected me outright (harvard, yale, cornell, northwestern, chapel hill, virginia pending). Can you guess which three were the rejections?

    look at the one LONG accepted, wait, reject thread for specifics on people, many of us posted there; including the answer to the above question :D
    good luck, kreno and keep asking questions.
     
  12. Procrastinator

    Procrastinator Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Cali
    Rejected: UC Davis (CA resident)

    GPA: 3.91
    MCAT:11V, 13B, 13P
     
  13. Procrastinator

    Procrastinator Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Dec 27, 2001
    Cali
    Rejected: UC Davis (CA resident)

    GPA: 3.91
    MCAT:11V, 13B, 13P
     
  14. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Rejected w/o interview: Dartmouth, UCSF, UC Davis, Stanford

    California resident

    UG GPA: 3.3
    Cum GPA: 3.5

    MCAT (April 2001): 11V, 12P, 13B

    MS, Chemistry
    PhD, Mol Bio (this June)

    Andrew
     
  15. otter

    otter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Rejected by Einstein/Yeshiva without interview

    For the second year in a row, they were the first school to reject me.

    my stats:
    30 MCAT, 3.6GPA, tons of clinical experience, a year of research

    Einstein/Yeshiva has this policy - two strikes, you're out. If you're rejected twice, you can't apply again. It's too bad because I heard a lot of great things about the school. Maybe I'll petition next year and see if they'll let me apply again. Judging from this type of admissions policy, though, it maybe that Einstein does not like reapplicants.
     
  16. otter

    otter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    <Maybe I'll petition next year and see if they'll let me apply again.

    Just wanted to add that I hope it doesn't get to that point!!! ;)
     
  17. quaileggs

    quaileggs Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Sep 4, 2001
    Columbus, OH
    GPA 3.6
    MCAT 33 (12V 11P 10 B)

    Rejected outright from:
    * Tulane (v. mad about that one)
    *Rochester
    *Dartmouth
    *Pitt (after they asked me to apply-those SOBs)
     
  18. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    West of the Haight
    If only a good MCAT+ good gpa+ good EC's = interview, I think that we would all be set. This process is way too random.
     
  19. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    I guess I shouldn't be complaining because I've been accepted somewhere already(Rochester), but i've suffered three outright rejections:

    Outright Rejections:
    UCSF (I AM a CA resident!)
    Stanford
    U Chicago

    Stats:
    Excellent Undergrad College, GPA 3.86
    MCAT: 11V 11P 12B, T


    So, I'm right there with a bunch of 'ya--the good news is that i've had like 12 other interviews, so its going well, I guess...but still!
     

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