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The Official Camping-on-SDN-waiting-for-waitlist-movement Thread

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Medinsane, May 14, 2007.

  1. Medinsane

    Medinsane Music in Asian Form 7+ Year Member

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    So who's religiously going on SDN to find some indication of your chances of being called by the administrators on an acceptance you've been waiting days, weeks, months for. Show of hands everyone! Let's share our obsessive habits to all!
     
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  3. DrVanNostran

    DrVanNostran 10+ Year Member

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    Hi, my name is DVN and I am an obsessive SDN lurker looking for the light.
     
  4. Medinsane

    Medinsane Music in Asian Form 7+ Year Member

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    PS: In times like these I like to tune into another fave site of mine, cuteoverload.com

    Here's something cute to look at:
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  5. 444

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    So, I am tired of going out drinking, seeing friends from awhile back, and getting the age old question 'what are you doing next year.' It's ok when I tell them I'm going to medical school at school X, but i hate giving the caveat about the two schools i might go to if i get in off the waitlist. thus i check SDN (not quite religiously, but close the last few weeks) for any knowledge regarding said waitlists.
     
  6. Second those sentiments. Plus you have to rehash over and over how med school wait lists work.

    Throw me into the fray as another 3 wait list/no acceptances person. Crossing the fingers (and toes!)
     
  7. DrVanNostran

    DrVanNostran 10+ Year Member

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    We have the same sad story :( Some people think, "oh, you are waitlisted, that means you will get in for sure," while others are like, "oh, so you have to reapply for 2008? Wait, how old are you?"
     
  8. DrVanNostran

    DrVanNostran 10+ Year Member

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    Does anyone else just feel sad? Hard to explain...
     
  9. pattyk

    pattyk 2+ Year Member

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    not so much sad as numb....it's like watching a good basketball game where your team is never really winning but never far behind. The crowd goes crazy everytime something/anything sort of good happens. And then something happens and you know and everyone watching you knows that defeat is almost certain. no one says anything..
     
  10. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    how else do you think I've accumulated 2800+ posts?
     
  11. riverwoman1040

    riverwoman1040 5+ Year Member

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    I second this sentiment. Although some how I seem to be sitting in the section of hard core, overly optimistic fans who keep trying to get my hopes up.
     
  12. ClockworkDoc

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    I wish no one at my work new that I applied to medical school. I am being laid off in July because of it, whether I get in or not. That is not the worst part either. Every couple of days someone comes over with a big smile on their face and says, "I hear that you are going to med school next year. Which one?" I really hate that question because I have to tell them that I will not be attending one until I make it off a waitlist. This conversation always makes me feel like a failure.
     
  13. LadyKae

    LadyKae 7+ Year Member

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    i have similar conversations daily. some people even have the nerve to respond with a, "yeah i know, this process is tough. my daughter had to choose between harvard and northwestern, it drove her crazy!" yeah, cry me a river.
     
  14. DrVanNostran

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    :mad: Whats even worse is that you see that twinkle in thier eye because they want to brag about thier kids. It is just blow to handle in this ridiculous process.
     
  15. DrVanNostran

    DrVanNostran 10+ Year Member

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    I am the president of the Failures Club.
     
  16. GujuMD

    GujuMD 1K member 5+ Year Member

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    same here!...it is so annoying and depressing to hear that on a daily basis when you are trying to get that one acceptance, no matter where it comes from.
     
  17. alwaysaangel

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    I'm sitting on here waiting because UC Irvine is going to make the first decision on my file tommorow (should hear back sometime between thur-sun). I prefered the schools that I didn't know when I was going to hear back.

    But in a week or so if I'm waitlisted I'll be right back here waiting all summer (which would be horrendously painful). I feel for you guys. Here's hoping we all get our answers soon.
     
  18. MeMoMa

    MeMoMa Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Dr. Nick -Youre being fired b/c they know you applied??!?!

    i'm glad i only told a few people- and they've been good at not adding it to the rumor mill....

    i hate waitlists. especially the ones where they wont tell you your rank.

    I feel like i'm gonna ralph all over my shoes. :barf:
     
  19. zeff

    zeff Kikey McGuido 2+ Year Member

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    I'm not only the Failures Club president, I'm also a client
     
  20. riverwoman1040

    riverwoman1040 5+ Year Member

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    lol, who knew that this failure thing sucked so much???
     
  21. greeniz

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    no...cry me a freaking river :)

    Its gotten way out of hand at my school, everytime i turn around theres some random person i dont even know asking me about it!
     
  22. GujuMD

    GujuMD 1K member 5+ Year Member

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    b/c there are people who know that you applied and they tell other people who you don't even know.
     
  23. greeniz

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    I feel like someone sent the entire campus an email saying that i applied to medschool...thats what i get for going to a small school
     
  24. Guilty!

    I've especially been paying attention to the Acceptance Waithdrawal Thread. My refresh button gets a regular workout.
     
  25. GujuMD

    GujuMD 1K member 5+ Year Member

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    i don't think the small school has anything to do with it...random people have asked me about the staus of my apps too.
     
  26. zeff

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    Charm City. Duck!
    I wouldn't say I'm checking SDN for waitlist-info religiously right now--I check this thread a whole lot more regularly than I go to church :) (maybe that's my problem, come to think of it...)
     
  27. greeniz

    greeniz 2+ Year Member

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    Haha...true
     
  28. lina123321

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    over the rainbow
    im sure this is how my F5 button feels: :mad:
     
  29. mdm_sparkle

    mdm_sparkle Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    OMG - you and I are living parallel lives. . . just to add salt to the wound no less than three people came up to me in a 10 minute period yesterday to ask just the same question! I wish I was otta my job tomorrow I am so sick of that questions but at the same time I really want to show up those smarmy people that figure you are outta of the running because you are on a waitlist. ARRRGGGGHHHH! Another one in the middle of my post - shoot me now!
     
  30. Topspin82

    Topspin82 Shaken *and* Stirred 5+ Year Member

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    That's what that button does?

    I'm horrible at computers.
     
  31. Medinsane

    Medinsane Music in Asian Form 7+ Year Member

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    I totally feel you guys about the bombardment of questions you get at work, friends, family, etc. Its especially embarrassing at work for some reason because the last two technicians at my work that applied to medical school got into Brown U and Stanford U, respectively, and I have none so it's a pain indeed :sigh: Well May 15 is finally here. Here's to life :hungover:rinks beer:

    GOOD LUCK ALL! :luck: :luck: :luck: :luck: :luck:
     
  32. rachmoninov3

    rachmoninov3 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    My name's rachmoninov3, and I have a problem...
    and I've been checking sdn chronically b/c my school doesn't want us to contact them more than once a month, and yet I want to know how far they've gone into the waitlist.

    So far, they've accepted 14 people off the list for certain(sdn #'s), but it could be more. I'm ranked #21. I wish I could gage how many will withdraw after the 15th.

    But it's after 5pm, and so we can relax for another 12 hours.
     
  33. DoctorDon123

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    If I get off my 1 wait list my girlfriend of 2 years and I will stay together...If not I go 1,000 miles away to my only acceptance and we break up. So yeah, I'm waiting on seeing some wait list movement.
     
  34. Word. I'm waiting to get pulled off the WL at the school that my gf got into for PhD.
     
  35. holafarita

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    joining the party, just found out i'm on uci's wl....and that's just one tiny little wl as opposed to other ppl's multiple ones...

    last year i was on 3 wl's, needless to say it didn't go well.

    good luck you guys. :luck: hang in there. it helps to make plans that have nothing to do w/ med school, so you have something to look forward to that isn't a big fat IF.
     
  36. mlle3000

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  37. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Damn. Now thats pressure. Not even gonna try the long distance thing though? Thats sad :(
     
  38. RayhanS1282

    RayhanS1282 perpetually percolated 10+ Year Member

    I gotta tell people asking me that I am probably headed to the Carribeans and they think I'm talking about a vacation or something. Then I have to clarify.

    The sad and scary part is that even the Carribean schools haven't responded yet.
     
  39. DoctorDon123

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    Well I said I'd try it, but she said it would be impossible while I was in med school. She is probably right.
     
  40. gsmithers68

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    Chalk it up. Everytime I see posts for my waitlisted schools I freak. I've kept SDN forums open every minute my computer is on and my F5 button is almost broken too.

    Hopefully in a few days this agony will come to an end. :luck:
     
  41. xanthomondo

    xanthomondo nom nom nom Banned Physician 10+ Year Member

    yeahh i'm here to join the party

    ...although im on 3 waitlists, i still havent heard post secondary from two schools! maybe i still have a chance at an interview!! :rolleyes:

    give me a break, the least they could do (cough cough jeff and nymc) is send me a rejection letter already
     
  42. DoctorDon123

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    Shut up!! Jeff and NYMC havent responded to me yet post secondary either. I obviously am taking it as a rejection, but they should at least do us a favor and let us know officially, jerks. Maybe we'll get an interview soon, haha.
     
  43. alwaysaangel

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    Aww. I think its doable if you've been together for a long time and you're willing to do the work.

    I'm doing LD with my bf no matter what. At this point its a question of will we be 1.5 hr flight apart of 7 hr flight apart. But we've been an hour apart our entire relationship so we're already used to weekends.
     
  44. xanthomondo

    xanthomondo nom nom nom Banned Physician 10+ Year Member


    the weird thing is that i thought i read somewhere around here that some people did receive rejection letters?

    did they forget an entire stack of applications or something?
     
  45. 63768

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    hahaha i'm not camping on SDN since i'm trying to keep myself from going nuts checking email and stuff but i'll join the group.

    waiting on TAMU. i have so many things going for me, i just hope they can pull me in off the waitlist after the admissions dean told me straight up, "had we not overaccepted in the first round of early acceptances, you'd have definitely been in the second round." i know i'm gay for hanging on his every word. so sue me lolz.
     
  46. DrVanNostran

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    Today is going by soo slooow!
     
  47. Cirrus83

    Cirrus83 Too old for this 10+ Year Member

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    I knowwww....I feel like your avatar.
     
  48. gsmithers68

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    +1 I have a midterm in an hour and a half and I don't care... All I want is a damn e-mail
     
  49. DrVanNostran

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    It's my favorite painting. I think it is a perfect depiction of how people like us feel--going through the downs of the admissions process.
     
  50. DrVanNostran

    DrVanNostran 10+ Year Member

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    :luck: I know! Good luck on your midterm!
     
  51. GujuMD

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    yes it is!
     

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