Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MDFutureDr, Mar 16, 2001.

  1. I had 3 interviews and have been rejected from 2. I have 1 more with 6 weeks to go on the wait before hearing anything. Is there anything I can do to increase my chances to get accepted?
    I heard I can write a letter stating my intention, if accepted I would definatly attend their school since I really did like the school...Do you think that would help..

    Please any comments or ideas..Email too

    Thanx: Stressed applicant

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  3. viperdoc

    viperdoc Junior Member

    Mar 10, 2001
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    Dear futuredoc,
    I don't think that there is anything you can do THIS year to help out your application. The upcoming interview is a waste of time, because just about every med school class is filled up and the wait lists grow very long. save your time and money and concentrate on contacting the schools you already applied and interviewed at

    February through april interviews are for the schools only, to break the backs of premedical students and show them that THEY are in charge, not the student
  4. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned

    Feb 4, 2000
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    I'm sorry, but this is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.

    The upcoming interview is NOT a waste of time. The previous poster may have been confused.

    True, many classes are filled or close to being filled, but you must remember something...people back out of schools at the last minute!

    There have been cases of people getting accepted up until the last week before classes begin.

    I heard of one such case where a student was accepted a week after classes started.

    Go to the interview and kick ass.

    Who knows...if you impress them enough, you may be put on the top of the wait list pile.

    Best of luck to you!

    PS: Keep us updated!

    Joshua Paul Hazelton
    [email protected]
    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (2002)
  5. gower

    gower 1K Member

    Oct 14, 2000
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    Medical schools do not waste valuable and expensive faculty and admissions office time and expense on such childish notions as putting premeds in their place!
  6. Cobragirl

    Cobragirl Hoohaa helper ;)

    Aug 18, 2000
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    I have to second JP's comments...one of my classmates (late interviewer) got one of those "week before classes start calls"...he's now an MS2!
  7. wooo

    wooo Senior Member

    Aug 2, 2000
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    Two years ago, four people did not show up for freshman orientation on the first day. The second day rolled around and they still did not show. The dean of admissions called four people on the wait list and told them to get to the school within the next two to three hours, and if they couldn't make it in that time frame to let him know so he could call others for the positions.

    This is a story told to me by a M2 at the school I will attend in August.

    Goes to show, anything can happen, just hope you are within 2 hours on freshman orientation day.

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