okay, so this actually happened tonight_ ABSOLUTELY TRUE STORY: a friend of mine just received a call from the head of MD-PhD at Cornell informing him that he had been accepted with full-funding and everything, congratulating him and telling him about revisit weekend and the whole works. call ends, they hang up. three minutes later the guy calls back and says that he's really sorry, but the files were messed up and he was actually put on the wait-list! -my friend politely screamed in anguish, hung up the phone, got very pissed off, promptly wrote a curt letter of withdrawal to Cornell, and signed and sent in his matriculation form to Wash U MD-PhD. morons.