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SMPs and waitlists?

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by punkun, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. punkun

    punkun yeah yeah 5+ Year Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    So I applied to med school this year, and I got one interview, which turned into one waitlist. I got news of the waitlist after I applied to a few SMP programs. I am wondering whether or not I should update the SMP's on this info.

    On one hand, being on a waitlist shows that I am not a total long-shot for med school one day.

    On the other, I don't want the SMP's to pass me by because they think I don't need them or something? While I definitely would choose the med school over SMP, I don't want that to be a deciding factor for them because I feel like getting in this year is improbable for me at this point.

    What should I do?
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  3. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna 7+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Don't update them about a waitlist. SMPs know that you're trying to get into med school; they expect you to withdraw if you are accepted to a medical school. Besides, if your application is good enough to get an interview, it's likely you'll get into most SMPs.

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