UCSF D-day II (02/15)

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  1. lady in red

    lady in red Senior Member

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    If anyone hears from this most-desirable <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" /> school, could you, please post what you got and when was it post-marked (and where you live). I live in SF. Also, if you guys call them, could you please share what they say their projected mailing date is? I could not extort any info from them today. THis is driving me ABSOLUTELY NUTS!!!!!! Maybe they'll soften up for Valentines and accept all of us. <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" />
    Good luck everyone!! I'll be away for 2 days.
     
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  3. Jedi In Training

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    Are you interviewing at Drew this Saturday? I vaguely remember you mentioning it in a post a while back. Maybe we will meet.
     
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    matthew0126 Anaheim Angels

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    if i hear from ucsf and its an acceptance, i'll prob pass out <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" />
     
  5. lady in red

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    Jedi, yes I'm going to Drew on Sat. Are you flying out of SFO or Oakland? Maybe we can split the cab on the way back to the airport, after the interview. Matthew: I will probably scream like crazy and run around hug everyone (i did when i heard about the interview at ucsf).
     
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    Lady -- I flew out of Oakland yesterday, and have been relaxing at home with my parents since. I should have a car on Saturday so getting you to the airport shouldn't be a problem. Bring an umbrella because it might rain here on Sunday.
     
  7. lady in red

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    Jedi, What do you look like (so that I don't come up to everyone at the interview site and ask if they are Jedi In training :) &gt; oh, no, and I don't wear red!! :)
     
  8. Jedi In Training

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    Lady -- You will be looking for a Latino male. I expect 10 other applicants will look like me (short black hair, dark brown eyes, dark blue suit). However, I believe you will find me by the will of the Force ... or the words "Jedi In Training" written on my name tag, which I expect will be given out.
     
  9. lady in red

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    Are you serious? No, don't write Jedi on your tag, they won't take you seriously! :) I am a white female.
     
  10. Jedi In Training

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    I understand your concern. I will wear a tag with my name and SDN name in small letters just below it so you can recognize me. Just remind me to take it off before I go to my interview.

    <img src="http://www.episode-x.com/episode2/trailers/img/teaserc/53.jpg" alt="" />
     
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    Hey Jedi, goodluck at the interview...by the way, do you go to Berkeley? I dont know many other latino applicants.

    Javi
     
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    matthew0126 Anaheim Angels

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    a lot of crazy berkeleys here. go cal! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    back to burning flags, chaining myself to trees, and worshipping jesse jackson... excuse me
     
  13. Rumit

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    This topic makes me nervous. We could hear tomorrow, I guess, right?

    Patience, patience...

    Adam
     
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    Didn't you already get into UCSF for MD, Rumit?
     
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    Scooby wishes he could be waiting to hear too :(

    Alas, good luck peeps...SF is great!
     
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  17. EpiII

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    Just to trying to calm some nerves for the next couple of days.

    Remember this is a holiday weekend. Some schools got Friday and Monday off. Last month, UCSF didn't mail these letters until a week after the 15th. Thus, there seems to be a good chance that those who have been recently accepted would not receive anything until the middle of next week.
     
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    call me crazy, but i havent checked my mailbox in 2 days... afraid to do it. guess i'll t
    rudge down there in a bit
     
  19. Rumit

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Incendiary:
    <strong>Didn't you already get into UCSF for MD, Rumit?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Nope. I've heard nothing from them :(

    Adam
     
  20. lady in red

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    Jedi: I did not go to UCLA/Drew--too many problems (family, job, plus i have 1 acceptance and figured they won't take me anyway). hope you weren't too disappointed :) How did it go? Did you wear your Jedi tag? :) met any cool people?
    I got a PO Box notice for some intriguing piece of mail that does not fit my mailbox. Probably wishful thinking, but hey, its dated Feb. 16 and I live in SF! Too bad I can't get it until Tuesday :( Maybe just another joke from UCSF post-bac program :mad:
     
  21. Jedi In Training

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    Lady -- Disappointed? Maybe a little. The interview went well, but they didn't have name tags so you would have had a hard time finding me if you had gone. I ran into so many familiar faces yesterday that I thought that I just ran out of time and didn't find you. There were lots of people involved in interesting activities and research. At some point, one of the medical student interviewers wanted to address questions from the interviewees, but this one guy from Alaska took full advantage of him asking question after question after quesiton ... SMW, jdub, or mpp?
     
  22. lady in red

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    Hey Jedi,
    I regret now that I didn't go! Got two more rejections yesterday, but oh well. I am such an idiot. Wasted a plane ticket, too! But I read they only had 20-some spaces, right? Did they tell you the chances of admission? A guy from Alaska? Well, SMW is a female as far as I know. I thought they only took in-state! btw, if i went, i would have worn a black dress, not red :) , so you would have probably recognized me :cool:
     
  23. lady in red

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    Anyways, back to UCSF. Anybody got anything?
     
  24. Jedi In Training

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    Lady -- Sorry to hear about your weekend news. Dr Miller informed us that out of the 2000 applications, 240 get interviews, and 48 get accepted to fill their class of 24 ... 1/5 chance of acceptance if you interview. As for UCSF, I am still waiting for news myself (interviewed early January). Maybe we'll finally meet as classmates.
     
  25. i'm excited just reading this thread.
     
  26. Jedi In Training

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by jrucb:
    <strong>Hey Jedi, goodluck at the interview...by the way, do you go to Berkeley? I dont know many other latino applicants.

    Javi</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Jrucb -- I did go to Berkeley as an undergrad, and have continued to work on campus doing research while I apply. I know what you mean about seeing few Latino applicants. PM or post questions if you think I can help you out in any way.
     
  27. lady in red

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    can somebody PLEASE call them? they already know my voice and don't react to me anymore! PLEASE~!
     
  28. Rumit

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    Yeah...I'm dying to know. What's up with them?

    Adam
     
  29. EpiII

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    I called them toward the end of January and all they would say to me was, "Read the blue flyer that you received the day of your interview".

    I do not think that they are going to be giving out hints or other pearls that might help give us any patience. :)
     
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    When I called in January for the January batch, they told me when the letters were sent out. So I think if you guys call and be nice they might let you know if they have sent out February acceptances yet. In January the letters were sent out on the 23rd instead of the 15th so hang there guys.
     
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    I interviewed dec 17th and still no news for me. i'm kind of curious what that means.
     
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    Noone called today? I got home from work too later to call. Damn, I'm curious to know whether or not they sent the most recent set of acceptances out yet.

    Argh!

    Adam
     
  33. lady in red

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    Here is my 'ingenious' calculation: last month, January, the Monday of the 21st was the holiday, and they sent out acceptances on Wednesday, the 23rd, so most people got them by the 25th. If the same applies to this months (18th--monday was the holiday), and their committee is scheduled to meet wednesday, then they would send them out tomorrow, the 21st. I was too chicken to call, I was tempted all day though, but I am scared, b/c they already know who i am.
    Somebody, (maybe a guy?) please call them tomorrow!
     
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    I CALLED UCSF <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

    I asked if they had a mailing on the 15th as planned and the woman's reply was "No, but we are going to try to send some this week." Interpret that as you may.
     
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    Lady, you should get in for persistence alone! :D That's what I call dedication! I would call, but my interview was about two weeks ago. They might laugh and say "we told you atleast 8 weeks, you moron!"

    Good luck to you.
     
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    Thanks Caliboy! What the hell do they mean "try"? Just send the damn things!!!!!!! :mad: :mad:
    And not just some, but ALL and right now!!!!!!! I mean, there are people here waiting since November!
    Ok, the reason I am mad, I am trying to decide where to live (my lease ended), so if UCSF tells me to go to hell, I'll move closer to my job, which is a 40-minute drive away, if not, I'll live in a cardboard box on Parnassus (to save money before school starts :D )--now THATS dedication!! :D ConstantlyWaiting, I am thinking, i'll get an answer at 9 1/2 weeks (I am currently at 8 weeks exactly). Call me crazy! but I want to go to that school REAL BAD!!
    Now, cross your fingers and your toes, TOO! :p
     
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    Good luck to you all... :D

    I've never been on campus, but I've heard great things... I withdrew there a while ago (they've only let in one international in the past six years, so I didn't think my chances were too great). So, there's now one less person competing with you. :D
     
  38. lady in red

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    So, if they haven't mailed anything yesterday, they must have today, or tomorrow--if this is indeed this week they are planning on doing this!
    I can't wait--for ANY answer, whatever the verdict!
     
  39. Jedi In Training

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    Inspired by the "All I Need To Know About Life I Learned From Star Wars" poster above my desk, I have one line for our fair Lady in Red: In seeking your destiny, patience is your ally. I hope we get our acceptances soon so we can get on with our lives.
     
  40. Meizy

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by lady in red:
    <strong>Thanks Caliboy! What the hell do they mean "try"? Just send the damn things!!!!!!! :mad: :mad:
    And not just some, but ALL and right now!!!!!!! I mean, there are people here waiting since November!
    Ok, the reason I am mad, I am trying to decide where to live (my lease ended), so if UCSF tells me to go to hell, I'll move closer to my job, which is a 40-minute drive away, if not, I'll live in a cardboard box on Parnassus (to save money before school starts :D )--now THATS dedication!! :D ConstantlyWaiting, I am thinking, i'll get an answer at 9 1/2 weeks (I am currently at 8 weeks exactly). Call me crazy! but I want to go to that school REAL BAD!!
    Now, cross your fingers and your toes, TOO! :p </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Wow, I am really impressed by your persistence! I am going crazy too! I have been waiting for 12 weeks and 6 days... ugh!
     
  41. souljah1

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    Someone posted on interviewfeedback that they were sent on the 21st. So Ladyinred, maybe you'll be getting some lovely news tomorrow. I hope you do. I thought I had a medical school crush on UCSF, but you take the prize!
     
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    Hey souljah--where on interviewfeedback was this posted? I went through the posts, but nothing remotely resembling feb. this year.
    I had a dream that I got waitlisted :(
    thanks for the info!
     
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    I came home from work early today (a long week and already had put in too many hours) and could not believe my eyes when I found the long awaited and much drooled over "large envelope". They did send them a couple of days ago (sorry, I can't read the postmark).

    I still can't believe that I got in!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Good luck to you all. I hope your wait is soon over as well.

    BTW, I interviewed Dec 4th.
     
  44. here's hoping lady in red got accepted to her DREAM SCHOOL. **good luck, good luck, good luck, good luck...**
     
  45. lady in red

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    CONGRATS EPI!!!!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
    I am still at work, will be home at 9pm. Where in CA do you live? If it was 'a couple of days ago'--i'm out of the game, b/c i usually get mail sent from SF on the next day.
    I'm going to Penn state tomorrow, at least some consolation for my poor soul :(
    Let us know wht you are doing to celebrate!
     
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    Lady, I think we would get the mail the same day as you do. I live in Turlock/Modesto (just 2 hours drive from you).

    I am 30 and do not celebrate like all of the young folk. I already had a dinner scheduled with my parents and some other family members. I will celebrate with relief and release of inner angst. Good luck.
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS, EPI!!!! Have the greatest time celebrating!

    Lady, I live only 40 minutes away from SF but got my acceptance days after everyone else did, so don't fret. You never know how local post offices work. And b/c it is a larger-than-average size envelope, it's more likely to be delayed--even if you live in SF.
     
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    Congrats epi! wahoooooo! so happy to see the excitement.

    Hopefully I will be basking in elation as well. I don't expect a decision on my application until next month.
     
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    Pretty please.

    Epi,

    Could you do us people who are still waiting a favor? I was wondering if you could give a call (intention to thank the admissions staff) and while chatting with them about how excited you are about the ucsf acceptance ask them approximately how many acceptances they have sent out so far. Maybe they would be more inclined to share inside info with someone that has just been welcomed into to their realm.

    Again, congratulations! UCSF is the best medical school per $ in the country, hands down.
     
  50. SMW

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jedi In Training:
    <strong> At some point, one of the medical student interviewers wanted to address questions from the interviewees, but this one guy from Alaska took full advantage of him asking question after question after quesiton ... SMW, jdub, or mpp?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Just to set the record straight, I didn't apply to UCLA/Drew, am not a guy, and wouldn't do anything that rude!! There's also a WMN from Alaska, but I'd bet it wasn't an SDNer (hope so, anyway). Good luck with your apps :D

    Congrats, epi, and good luck to everyone waiting!! :D
     
  51. Jedi In Training

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by SMW:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jedi In Training:
    <strong> At some point, one of the medical student interviewers wanted to address questions from the interviewees, but this one guy from Alaska took full advantage of him asking question after question after quesiton ... SMW, jdub, or mpp?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Just to set the record straight, I didn't apply to UCLA/Drew, am not a guy, and wouldn't do anything that rude!! There's also a WMN from Alaska, but I'd bet it wasn't an SDNer (hope so, anyway). Good luck with your apps :D

    Congrats, epi, and good luck to everyone waiting!! :D </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Sorry SMW. Lady in Red cleared that up long time ago.
     
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    just wondering when those that hear in this batch interviewed? I interviewed in dec 20th, and figure I should be in this batch, but I'm not sure. Mail won't get to baltimore probably till monday or tuesday anyways.
     

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