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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by lady in red, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. lady in red

    lady in red Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Well, the topic says it all!! I just got (Feb. 25) the big white letter, post-marked Feb. 20, 8 weeks exactly after my interview!! This is my dream come true--no questions!! I can't wait to meet you all guys and girls (paisley, isa, figure five, Jessica, Wahoo, Epi, and whoever else i haven't mentioned) !! I am withdrawing everywhere else!
    Special thanks goes out to Becky and Vader. I am just as enthusiastic about the school (well obviously) as you guys are. Thank you so much to everyone for your support!!
     
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  3. otter

    otter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Wow, must be a dream-come-true! Looks like you also get to stay right there in San Francisco. Congratulations!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  4. choker

    choker Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i dont think i've ever been moved so much by a post in my life.

    after applying to around 60 schools, being rejected by literally dozens of places, getting your heart broken left and right, having your husband leave you, losing your job, and basically hitting rock-bottom, you've just gotten into arguably the best med school in the country, and your first choice. EVEN AFTER YOU WERE ALL DEPRESSED BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT YOU SCREWED UP THE INTERVIEW!!!

    i feel like calling you up right now and congratulating you!!!

    congratulations!!!!
     
  5. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations!!!!!!! <img src="http://www.theunholytrinity.org/cracks_smileys/otn/blobs/multi.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s2/otn/party/beerchug.gif" alt="" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img src="http://216.40.201.155/s/otn/party/party.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://216.40.201.155/s/otn/happy/wave.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s2/otn/happy/flash.gif" alt="" />
     
  6. lady in red

    lady in red Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks choker! I am surprised (pleasantly) you remember all of my mishaps! yup, its been a ROUGH year, and I wasted literally several thousands dollars--but then--who could have known? I can't sleep!!!!!!!
     
  7. matthew0126

    matthew0126 Anaheim Angels 7+ Year Member

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    wow........... congrats, ladyinred

    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    this is your moment, enjoy it :)

    </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 choker! I am surprised (pleasantly) you remember all of my mishaps! yup, its been a ROUGH year, and I wasted literally several thousands dollars--but then--who could have known? I can't sleep!!!!!!!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  8. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats! If it isn't too personal, what were your stats like? Any major achievements, scores, activities, experiences, or connections that you thought were extremely influential? I won't be applying until next year but any feedback will be helpful.
     
  9. LizardKing

    LizardKing Veteran Member 7+ Year Member

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    IT'S PARTY TIME!
     
  10. Tobtolip

    Tobtolip Member 7+ Year Member

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    wow!!!

    Congratulations Lady in Red!!!! UCSF is a very nice school, of course I dont have to tell you that <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Its a great accomplishment getting into UCSF, lets just say that I'm very impressed =P
     
  11. Cough

    Cough Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Wait a minute...

    First of all, congrats. That's awesome. I'm a latecomer here, so I don't know the background to you story, Lady. But I have a question: if you got rejected from so many places, or anywhere at all for that matter, how in the world did you get into UCSF? Have you applied multiple times and done some amazing make-up work in the interim? Just curious.
     
  12. Samoa

    Samoa Physician Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

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    Wow! That is so great that you got in to your first choice! I have no doubt that you deserve it. :)
     
  13. Tobtolip

    Tobtolip Member 7+ Year Member

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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"> Wait a minute...

    First of all, congrats. That's awesome. I'm a latecomer here, so I don't know the background to you story, Lady. But I have a question: if you got rejected from so many places, or anywhere at all for that matter, how in the world did you get into UCSF? Have you applied multiple times and done some amazing make-up work in the interim? Just curious. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">If there's anything I've learned from reading all these posts on the message boards... I've learned that there's an aspect of randomness.. even the most competitive of applicants can get rejected
     
  14. Sir William Osler

    Sir William Osler Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    congrats lady! now if my silly letter would come in the mail....oh well. i think i interviewed a day after you.
     
  15. Coalboy

    Coalboy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats Lady!

    Now can you tell us the name of the school where you were accepted on the spot? :)
     
  16. darkmatter

    darkmatter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations m'lady
     
  17. Henna

    Henna Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats !!! Now Enjoy...... <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  18. Optimistic

    Optimistic Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  19. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats!
     
  20. dukeblue01

    dukeblue01 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    congratulations to one of our best!
     
  21. Wahoo

    Wahoo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Congratulations Lady! I've been pulling for you... see you in April at the second look weekend?
     
  22. Legend

    Legend Super Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats !! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  23. Vdawg

    Vdawg Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    hey thats awesome, congrats!!!
     
  24. lady in red

    lady in red Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Nope, I have no connections. My MCAT is really poor, but apparently, UCSF did not care b/c they sent me a secondary before receiving my August MCAT, and when they got it, they gave me an interview right away. One thing might be--while my GPA was not perfect, i had perfect science grades (not a single B in all pre-med stuff and bio classes). I don't know if i said that before, but my situation is really unusual. Oh yeah, the on the spot school, AS PROMISED :D --George W! still haven't gotten a letter, but, hey, it does not matter now! Thanks for the warm words!!
     
  25. orestes1

    orestes1 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Lady in red,
    Did you get your letter in San Francisco?
    I am curious because I interviewed around the same time and I only live about an hour from the city.
     
  26. CoffeeCat

    CoffeeCat SDN Angel 10+ Year Member

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    Yay you! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  27. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats Lady :)

    You deserved it!!!
     
  28. locitamd

    locitamd Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I think Lady should be the SDN posterchild!

    Congratulations, as cited before me, you deserve it! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  29. isa

    isa Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Oh my God, Lady, I'm so happy for you!!! I'm throwing my arms in the air again, just as I did when I got my acceptance. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Everyone I've PM-ed in our little "We love UCSF" club has gotten in. I'm so psyched for all of us. I feel like I know you guys a little and can't wait to go to school with you guys too!

    To everyone who's wondering about the randomness of this process: I guess it's random b/c we never know which strengths the adcoms are going to focus on. But don't ever underestimate a great personality (as well as perfect science grades), as we've observed with Lady's case.
     
  30. Sir William Osler

    Sir William Osler Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    grrr. got the ucsf letter today. high priority list. congrats to those who got in!!!
     
  31. Mary Jane Watson

    Mary Jane Watson Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Betwixt and between
    <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  32. mdhopeful

    mdhopeful Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    congrats lady in red. this is indeed your shining moment, don't let it fade. you'll no doubt do great at UCSF!
     
  33. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i cant believe this. this is such a great news.

    u deserve it. congrats!!!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  34. Medical123

    Medical123 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Way to go!!!!
     
  35. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Wow, that is really amazing! Glad to know that my favorite SDN'er is going to the school of her DREAMS! :D Especially after all that you've been through - you get to stay at home, go to one off the best schools in the country, and spend your days over the next four years with some very cool SDN'ers! :D Yaaah!

    If I get to San Fran for my Stanford interview, I'm taking you out to celebrate, brandonite style! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    Seriously, though, that is sooo great! You deserve it, more than just about anyone else I know! Just wait, and the JMP letter will arrive soon too, and you'll have everything you could ever want! :D

    Again, congratulations!!!!!
     
  36. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats!!! Feels good doesn't it? <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  37. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92' 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats!
    :)
     
  38. coop

    coop Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    CONGRATS!!! I don't think I've ever seen someone as in love with a school as you with SF! you deserve it, congrats, go wild!!!
     
  39. Jedi In Training

    Jedi In Training Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Excellent. Congratulations!
     
  40. praying4MD

    praying4MD 2K Member 10+ Year Member

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    CONGRATULATIONS! Good to know that dreams really DO come true for those who work at them.

    Best wishes for the future. We are proud of you. :)
     
  41. BeckyG

    BeckyG Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Lady in Red,

    I have been waiting for the chance to say this to you: CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO UCSF!! If you have ANY questions or want to stop by some time to meet our class, let me know. Congrats again!!

    -- Becky
     
  42. lady in red

    lady in red Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i feel like i'm becoming narcisstic <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> , all that attention--from everyone! <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" /> I guess i must have really been obsessed with this school and it shows!! But seriously, this is so great, because i never got so much support from my own relatives! Even if they were here with me! you people are just amazing! for those who are waiting--like isa said, don't despair--it took the thing 5 days (!!!) to get around in the same city!
     
  43. Epi

    Epi Fuzzy Tiger 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations! I wish you the best of luck there!
     
  44. racergirl

    racergirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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>i feel like i'm becoming narcisstic <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> , all that attention--from everyone! <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" /> I guess i must have really been obsessed with this school and it shows!! </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yeah, we all know how much you wanted/wished for USCF, AND YOU GOT IT!!! All the more sweet to hear after your difficult year, huh? I was SOOOOO happy to see your post. Congrats 1000 times over. All your work has paid off! WOO-HOO!!!!!!
     
  45. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    lady in red, what wonderful news!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> I couldn't be more pleased for you!! :) What are you doing to celebrate? :cool: :cool:
     
  46. Weeble

    Weeble Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations lady!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  47. Cambrian

    Cambrian Colonel/Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Congratulations lady,

    Go out and have fun to celebrate. I know I would. From the perspective of an UCSF reject, I can only salivate at the possibility of a great medical education that you will be getting there. Congratulations !!!!!
     
  48. Well, well, well....

    you know, it almost seemed to me that with as much talking as you were doing about UCSF, that it would be some kind of especially cruel world for you to not get in. It almost seemed like there was no choice. after a certain amount of discussion about any school, an applicant has met the quota and must be admitted. it's just the way it works. hearts are never broken when they're filled with that much hope. i guess that's something i've learned this year.

    congratulations Lady in Red. You deserve that school, and that school deserves you. Best Wishes!
     
  49. EpiII

    EpiII Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Excellent. I am so happy for you. That was an extra twist of irony for the envelope to rattle up and down the streets for 5 days. You never know what might happen to any particular package.

    Congratulations. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  50. sar520

    sar520 Member 7+ Year Member

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    congratulations! NOW GO PARTY!

    =D

    -s
     
  51. matthew0126

    matthew0126 Anaheim Angels 7+ Year Member

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    aw crap. so that's why i didn't get an letter yet. time to get busy and post 100 polls about ucsf... :cool: :cool:

    congrats again, lady :)

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by A. Caveman:
    <strong>Well, well, well....

    you know, it almost seemed to me that with as much talking as you were doing about UCSF, that it would be some kind of especially cruel world for you to not get in. It almost seemed like there was no choice. after a certain amount of discussion about any school, an applicant has met the quota and must be admitted. it's just the way it works. hearts are never broken when they're filled with that much hope. i guess that's something i've learned this year.

    congratulations Lady in Red. You deserve that school, and that school deserves you. Best Wishes!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     

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