UCSF admissions meeting

cadilakgrl

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    So I almost had a heart attack today. One of the ladies from UCSF's admissions committee called me in the lab and I thought it might be kinda funny to share the coversation...

    UCSF lady: Hi is this ____?
    Me:Yes this is her.
    UCSF: Hi this is ___ from the Admissions Office down the hall.
    Me: (heart starts beating, mind racing, palms getting sweaty)
    UCSF: I would like to ask you....
    Me: yes...
    UCSF: if I could schedule a time...
    Me: (what? they want another interview or something??)
    UCSF: to reserve the conference room down the hall.
    Me: OHHH...
    UCSF: We would like to use it tomorrow.
    Me: (hmmm, how can I put a good word in for myself? perhaps writing something on the dry erase board in the conference room?? hmmm...) Okay, I don't think anyone is using it tomorrow. etc. etc.

    Kinda nerve racking, but funny. I don't think that happens to very many people :laugh:
     

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      Cadilak girl, you captured the moment perfectly. And it seems that you handled it perfectly as well. Life is funny that way...isn't it. The mind races in anticipation, and when trying to understand. I'll send some good karma your way. And though you clearly don't need it...good luck!
       
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      cadilakgrl

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        SeventhSon said:
        i just got rejected MSTP/invited MD by UCSF. GrrRRRrRrR. Oh well, wasnt really expecting an MD/PhD invite. Guess many would kill for an MD invite there.

        Hey Seventhson- I'd still consider their MD program. I've met a lot of med students at UCSF that do one year of research- completing the MD in 5 years. I think even if you weren't to do a PhD at UCSF, you could still get involved in research and even be competitive in getting a postdoc or residency/postdoc. That's just the general feel I've gotten from working here and talking to people.
         

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          yeah ucsf is incredible and one of the schools and i would possibly consider going MD there over some other places MD/PhD, as they have a lot of people doing stuff in my research interest areas. It would depend on the odds of my ability to transfer in MD/PhD.

          Oh whooops i'm sitll not holding a single acceptance letter, let's see how everything pans out first :)
           
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