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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jargon124, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. jargon124

    jargon124 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Ok, so i get home from a boring day of class only to find a nice thin envelope in my mailbox from Cornell (rejection without interview). As this was my first rejection, and I had no acceptances, I was pissed and worried. So I get into my apartment to check my email, and next thing I know I got into NYU! For those interested, I interviewed 12/15. Needless to say, it took away the pain of the rejection. What a feeling! <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" />

    I need some advice though. I am scheduled for interviews at UMaryland and Georgetown for this coming Monday and Tuesday. Now, NYU is definitely preferable to these schools as far as I'm concerned. I can find no reason to go to the interviews and deal with all the trouble of flying and everything. Do you all think it would be too rude to call these schools and cancel my appointments? I know its not much notice, but I really don't want to make this trip. I know some of you have been in similiar situations - any advice? I have a Pitt interview scheduled for next Friday that I am gonna keep - as I've heard lots of great things about the school (don't know about Pittsburgh though). Thanks and good luck all! Hang in there August MCATers, those acceptances are coming!!! :D
     
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  3. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Congratulations...Wish I could help you make that decision about those interviews. It is kind of short notice but I wouldn't doubt that the interviewers would be happy to have one less to interview that day...it's hard work for them too.
     
  4. Papi

    Papi Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey Jargon,

    First off, congrats on your acceptance! Here's my opinion. If you prefer NYU over those two schools, then I would go ahead and cancel them. I'm sure they will have no problems filling in those gaps besides, it's not worth your time and their time if you have no interest in going to their school. Hope that helps!
     
  5. E'01

    E'01 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats Jargon124!! If you don't want to go to those schools, save your money. I don't think it'd look bad to cancel. Plus, you'd be possibly freeing up two spots for two other applicants who may really want to go there. Congrats again! :)
     
  6. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Now that I think about it a bit more, definitely cancel. They'll have plenty of other interviewers those days even if they can't fill your spots. Congratulations again...
     
  7. racergirl

    racergirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Cograts Jargon!!! Go ahead and cancel the interviews. Not to do so would just be a waste of time for both them and you. They will understand. Call them ASAP!
     
  8. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Way to go jargon!! :D :D I'm so happy for you!!!! <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" /> :) <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" /> :) <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" />

    I agree about canceling. Time to loll around and be a lady-of-leisure!!! ;)
     
  9. jargon124

    jargon124 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. :) I will call the two schools in question tomorrow morning and cancel.

    Btw SMW - I will take your advice, but I will have to be a "guy-of-leisure" instead. Maybe I can find a "lady-of-leisure" and we can engage in some "leisure" activities together :D ;)

    Anyhow - time to go get drunk.

    Thanks again and good luck all!
     
  10. MorningLight2100

    MorningLight2100 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Jargon!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so thrilled for you. . . you definitely deserve this great news!!!!

    And btw, if you don't want to attend GW, etc., then definitely cancel. I went ahead and did this myself; it was no problem, they were polite in their reply. :)

    CONGRATS again, "Dr. Jargon"! ;) <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" />
     
  11. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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  12. i don't see no miss stake. but anyway jargon. it's all you playa. <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" />
     
  13. rajneel1

    rajneel1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    georgetown is pretty special. i think that you would be impressed so maybe you should go. schools understand that you will cancel interviews when you get acceptances that you really want. i've cancelled four interviews and they were mostly nice to me.
     
  14. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A. 10+ Year Member

    echoing rajneel's comment on georgetown. don't knock it til you try it! Was real impressed with the 4th year 'acting intern' rotation where you oversee a 3rd year, the prodigous number of international rotations they have lined up for 4th years, among some other cool aspects to their curriculum.

    Just playing devil's advocate, but how do you KNOW you wouldn't like georgetown? Having an acceptance will help you sit pretty and really feel comfortable in the interview process there and later at Pitt, which I definitely agree is a great interview! do a quick search (yes, i'm a fan of this, folks) in pre-allo for these schools in the subject of threads and see what others on here thought.
     
  15. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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  16. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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  17. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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  18. Akuffo

    Akuffo An Old Folk 10+ Year Member

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    what is all this
     
  19. It's not bad to cancel. I called the day before an interview to tell them I wasn't coming, and they were thanking me for letting them know.
     
  20. immediatespring

    immediatespring 2K Member 7+ Year Member

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    dude, i think he already started med school
     

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