Hello Everybody, In tribute to the approaching May 15th deadline I thought it would be beneficial to take a moment and check for the warning signs of waitlistitis. This syndrome affects hundreds of people a year and is currently without a vaccine. The following questionaire may be used for self-diagnoses: 1. Have you let your dream school know that they are your top choice...daily? 2. Have you let your friends and family know which school is your top choice?3. Have you told random strangers on the street which school is your top choice? 4. Do you try not to offend anyone fearing that they might somehow have some pull with the adcoms? 5. Have you been reminded by family and friends that mail only comes once a day? 6. Have you been reminded by mailmen that mail only comes once a day? 7. Have you picked a fight with your significant other for no apparent reason? 8. Have you read or reread all of your rejection letters checking for any loopholes? 9. Have you been flipping through your Kaplan MCAT review books just to be "on the safe side." 10. Do you ritualistically [email protected]*[email protected] to US News and World report? 11. Do you check your email every hour on the hour? 12. If accepted do you promise to light a candle in remembrance for all of your fallen premed brothers that "didn't make it"? 13. Have you sent all of your thank you letters certified mail return receipt requested? 14. Do you have dreams with consistent themes of judgement and imbending doom? 15. Have you checked with your old H.S. Bio teacher to make sure that "there is nothing else they can do." 16. Have you checked with your old H.S. custodian to make sure that "there is nothing else they can do"? 17. Have you watched the Matrix only to discover that in fact Neo's journey is in many ways analogous to your experience with med. school admissions? 18. Do you call up your dream school from a pay phone, hang up, and then scream into the dial tone "please take me"? Well if you have answered yes to any 2 of the above questions then you indeed do have waitlistitis. The prognosis is poor with worsening symptoms over the next 13 days or so, after which point you will either be (eventually) accepted, rejected, or spontaneously explode.