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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by khan, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. khan

    khan Member
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    Want to start a new thread on waitlist.

    What is the probability that you will get admitted if you are wait list?

    Example: Vabderbilt, UCSD, UCLA and Satnford
     
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  3. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008
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    assuming you mean waitlisted after being interviewed, calculated from stats graciously provided by brettp11 here:

    ALL Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled STATS

    i make a couple of assumptions in calculating these data. you can interpret them any way you like.
    1) i've heard that some schools initially send out 2x # acceptances as they have seats, so this i assume
    this is an extreme assumption. i don't believe any schools initially send out more than 2x but many send out less. the less acceptances they send out initially, the better chance for you if you're on the waitlist.
    2) i assume everyone interviewed was either accepted or waitlisted. since this is obviously not true and some schools reject post-interview, then being on the waitlist post-interview would mean a greater likelihood of eventually being accepted.

    how i calculate:
    I. (#accepted - 2*#enrolled) = # accepted off waitlist
    II. (#interviewed - 2*#enrolled) = # waitlisted
    III. (# accepted off waitlist / # waitlisted) = % taken off waitlist

    feel free to edit/correct. i am doing this coming off a demerol/codeine buzz


    Vanderbilt
    applied interviewed accepted enrolled
    Total: 3,427 835 302 104
    I. 302 - 2*104 = 98
    II. 835 - 302 = 533
    III. 98/533 *100% = 18.4%

    UCSD
    Total: 4,255 522 312 121
    I. 312 - 121*2 = 79
    II. 522 - 312 = 210
    III. 79/210 * 100% = 37.6%

    UCLA
    Total: 5,308 613 240 121
    (hmmmm. we'll get a negative here. not too many people decline ucla, it seems)
    I. 240 - 121*2 = -2
    II. 613 - 240 = 373
    III. -2/373 * 100% < 0.
    but i know people who've been accepted off the waitlist, so ucla probably doesn't initially send out acceptances for 2x the number of seats available.
    other calcs assuming sent out acceptances for 1.5x number seats initally
    I. 240 - 121*1.5 = 58
    II. 613 - 240 = 373
    III. 58/373 * 100% = 15.5%

    Stanford
    Total: 5,813 560 186 86
    I. 186 - 86*2 = 14
    II. 560 - 186 = 374
    III. 14/374 = 3.7%
     
  4. SM-UCLA tech

    SM-UCLA tech CCOM MS4 soon OB/Gyn PGY1
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    ya that calculation is nice...but can you recite the first 100 number of pi?!?!? :laugh:


    doh!.......oh ya...you can...i forgot! :mad:
     
  5. Sweet Tea

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    once again, pocwana rocks. especially impressive for doing this while on a codiene/demerol buzz. :D
     
  6. khan

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    Thanks pocwana
     

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