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Wait list question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Bushido416, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Bushido416

    Bushido416 Tired of basic research 2+ Year Member

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    Hey I interviewed at 4 schools and was wait listed at all of those schools (interviewed Dec-Jan ). Is there any kind of correlation to having more wait lists and chances of getting off atleast one of them? My schools are Duke, U of Rochester, NYU, Dartmouth. My thoughts are atleast no one rejected me lol. Also will most schools typically tell you by June if you're going to be taken off the wait list? I mean I know they have that policy where they can call you the day before classes begin, but the major shuffling seems to be the few weeks following May 15th. The reason I ask is because I have a job offer currently doing research for the military for a year in the event I don't hear any good news from those schools.
    Anyone got any advice?
     
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  3. jstuds_66

    jstuds_66 Free cat to a good home 5+ Year Member

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    Let's see if I understood correctly.........

    If I am waitlisted at lots of schools, do I have a better chance getting into at least one of them, than if I was only waitlisted at one school?

    To me the answer would be a resounding "DUH!"
     
  4. ReachingTruth

    ReachingTruth My Future Rests on Hope 2+ Year Member

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    When do you have to decide whether to accept the job or not?
     
  5. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard 5+ Year Member

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    erm...i dunno...i would think one high priority waitlist at a school known for a lot of waitlist movement far beats a bunch of waitlists wherein u're at the bottom of the list and have a slim chance of getting off...
     
  6. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection Physician Faculty SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Aren't some of those waitlists ranked so you can better predict the likelihood of of rising to the top of the list?

    I suppose no matter where you are on the lists, hope springs eternal, and it's best not to sign any new lease until the first day of class for each of those schools has passed.
     
  7. khadija

    khadija Member 5+ Year Member

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    if u get accepted of a waitlist, r u allowed to defer?
     

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