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Thin letter myth

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DoubleDoctor, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. DoubleDoctor

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    I have heard people say that rejections are thin letters and thick ones are acceptances. When I was accepted to Cincy it was a thin letter (2 pages to be exact). The first page was the congrats and the second page was a form to sign and return to confirm acceptance. They send out everything else throughout the year. I knew I was accepted because of the website and my boss confirmed that he had known for a few days but then I got a thin letter and I must say I was a little worried. I could just see,
    "Sorry, we made an error"
     
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  2. kaos

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    I got a "thin letter" today, and it sure as hell wasn't an acceptance. +pissed+ +pissed+ +pissed+
     
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  3. abw

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    Just the opposite happened to me when I applied to grad school I got a thick package from columbia and was all excited. Inside were medical forms, housing info, class schedules, my advisor assignment . . . and a rejection letter. They explained over the phone it was a "bad mistake" and they don't know why they sent me all that stuff.
     
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  4. Sweet Tea

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    ouch abw!!! that's cruel and unusual punishment!! what a tease.

    i've gotten 5 thin envelopes so far (and one short email), and they weren't exactly good news. but here's hoping for tomorrow's mail... :D
     
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    My Case acceptance was a thin envelope... when I got it I was really sad because my Stanford and JHU rejections both came in thin envelopes. At best I thought it was an interview evaluation form or something. I was so happy when it wasn't!

    Also... get this, my Univ. of Wash rejection came in a relatively thick envelope. They sent be a bunch of stuff on applying MD/PhD since that program was nicer to out of staters.

    THe moral of the story.... you never know until you open it!! :)
     
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    ouch! some of these mistakes border on cruelty.... well, as dar williams would say, i'm sure better things are on their way!
     
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    To see a Dar quote really brightened me :)
     
  8. MaybeMD

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    Man, that must have sucked ABW:eek::eek: ! I know cruel and unusual punishment when I see it, and that's definitely it!! :eek:
     
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    They don't like to waste trees there. :)
     
  10. Amy B

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    What's worse.... ....

    A thin letter rejection or an email rejection??


    The correct answer...... BOTH!!!!!!!!
     
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    Tulane gave me a one page acceptance.
     
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    geeeez! this thread had scared the crap out of me since my first letter came a couple days ago and my mom said it was a "thin" envelope. I had already told her not to open it until i got home this weeknd, but i had pretty much resigned myself to a rejection. Turns out it was an acceptance!! and it was only one page, so dont be scared by thin envelopes, it could be good!!
     

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