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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Bold311, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. Bold311

    Bold311 New Member

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    Hi guys, i just found this forum a few days ago... wish i had found it sooner! Anyway, I turned in all my AMCAS stuff in late July, completed and resubmitted secondaries by mid September, and received AMCAS verification in October. Since then, I have neard absolutely nothing, nothing positive or negative from the eight schools to whom I submitted secondaries. Can you all clue me in to any possible reasons for this?

    thanks
     
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  3. E'01

    E'01 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Well it's still early. Also, I hope you don't mind me saying, but you did apply to a very small amount of schools.
     
  4. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    You are not alone. I am on a similar time-line and I have heard back from only one school thus far. I am not sure why this would be as my stats are competitive. Some possible reasons:

    poor personal statement;
    poor letter of recommendation;
    their saving the best candidates to interview last;
    this process is totally freaking random;
    my phone is off the hook, my e-mail is down, and my mailman is stealing my mail;
     
  5. Medical123

    Medical123 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    There have been a couple of topics similar to this one posted lately. From what everyone is saying, this is an unusual year due to the AMCAS fiasco, terrorist attacks, and anthrax scare. A lot of people seem to be in this predicament and many of those people have stellar stats. I know that I am waiting to hear from just about all of the schools that I applied to. However, I can't help but to get more anxious with each passing day.
     
  6. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    Try calling them and asking them what is up :)
     
  7. charleb32

    charleb32 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Just as a heads up, most of the activity is going to be dead until after Jan. 1, so relax and enjoy the holidays.
     
  8. locitamd

    locitamd Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    charleb: are you certain of this?
     
  9. sandflea

    sandflea Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i agree with charleb32--there will be a LOT of movement after the holidays. it's still pretty early before the new year, so schools will buckle down soon. part of the reason for this is that for most schools, january is past their deadline for returning secondaries, so they now have an idea what their applicant pool for that year is like, which allows them to make decisions on their applicants. but the movement that occurs isn't necessarily good--it may be a rejection!
     
  10. md2be06

    md2be06 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  11. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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  12. md2be06

    md2be06 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    As long as it doesn't dramatically affect the interpretation, I don't care. Then again, the SDN spelling and grammar police may still be lurking. I think there were 20 posts or so a week ago regarding the spelling of "awesome," and then another thread criticizing those that chose to point out the errors in the original post. I think AMCAS has driven everyone crazy!
     
  13. SMW

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    anchorage, ak
     
  14. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I also use the edit function a lot. But once somebody has quoted you in another post, you can't edit it. So you see, once md2be06 quoted me I was forever stuck with my poor grammar revealed. Unless of course md2be06 goes in and changes his post and edits my quote. Then I'll go back and change the original...
     
  15. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    anchorage, ak
     
  16. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    anchorage, ak
     
  17. Hey at least you aren't being rejected. Be happy for that.
     

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