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Waitlist vs Alternate List

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by cascy, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. cascy

    cascy Junior Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Anyone know what the difference is between the waitlist and the alternate list?
    Which one is better?
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  3. star23

    star23 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    Most people use those terms interchangeably. Schools use one or the other - but they mean the same thing.
  4. Patrick O

    Patrick O Member 10+ Year Member

    May 18, 2001
    not always.... some schools I have heard have an alternate list that has priority to a list that they keep as a waitlist.... The alternates move to acceptances and the waitlisters move to alternates.... I would expect this type of organization to be at schools with a large amounts of movement.
  5. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    hSDN Member
    Due to popular demand, I'll move this to the Pre-Allo forum. :D

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