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What does this mean???

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by em783, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. em783

    em783 7+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    OK, I'm trying not to have a nervous breakdown, but I am completely confused right now. I have a good family friend who knows a professor at a medical school that I am waitlisted at, and I asked her if she could find out any information for me as to my ranking or any status updates.

    Well at around 5pm she calls me only to tell me they don't have any record of me as an applicant on their computers.

    I called and called frantically, but of course the admissions offices had closed at that point and now I'm left to suffer tonight until tomorrow. What the hell could this mean? Has this or something similar like this happened to any of you? Does this mean they rejected me and hadn't let me know yet or something? But wouldn't my name still at least come up?? Of course I have emails/letters to prove anything if they contest it, but why would my name not show up? I am positive it has nothing to do with a name misspelling or something like that.

    Please offer any explanations you guys can come up with because I feel like I'm about to lose my mind here. I realize this is coming across as a bit melodramatic, but honestly you wouldn't know what this feels like- nor would I want any of you that are waitlisted to!
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  3. rachmoninov3

    rachmoninov3 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 14, 2004
    Possible explanations: Waitlistees/applicants in general are sorta like privacy patients...your name may come up, but it's against institutional policy to say anything.
    Or there might be a computer program that the friend of your friend doesn't have access to.

    My advice? Put all dangerous objects away, get drunk, and go to bed. Call the office in the morning. However, considering the situation, do you want the med school to know that you've been sluething? Exactly how would the conversation go?

    "um, I'm a waitlistee, and I have a friend who is a friend of Dr. Soandso, and Dr. Soandso told my friend who told me that he looked up my name on the computer and there's no record of me, so I'm really worried about my status..."

    I hope there's some logical explanation for all of this. I don't certainly don't envy you, as I'm waiting until May1 before I find out where I am on a waitlist. Anyway, lots of HUGS!
  4. joe123456789

    joe123456789 2+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    get drunk :thumbup:
  5. bbabul01

    bbabul01 5+ Year Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    I agree. RELAX. That's the most important part. If you interviewed, and were waitlisted, there is obviously a record of you.

    If you want to know how you're ranked on the list, I would call the school tomorrow and talk to them directly. Chances are they'll tell you you're not ranked, because schools don't really rank on a scale of 1 to 100. They have some people they really like, some they don't really, and some that fit into a spot based on who decides not to join their class. If you fit that spot, you're in. If you don't, you're not. I will tell you that you will fit that spot better if you show interest in the school, because nobody wants to take someone from a waitlist. Don't hide your curiosity by going through a friend's friend's sister's professor. Be up front and honest.

    And, RELAX.
  6. sendwich

    sendwich you rock! 10+ Year Member

    May 2, 2002
    i'd suggest for you to get some sleep, call tomorrow bright and early WITHOUT mentioning anythign about your friend/profesor who told you this info. just check to see the status of your application. any mention of your friend might bring question marks to you as an applicant. well, not exactly but i think you know what i'm trying to get at?? :confused:
  7. mlle3000

    mlle3000 2+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2007
    i'd say your name was misspelled when typed into the computer. obviously if you've received a secondary, interview, and waitlist spot, your name should come up..... i honestly doubt that they would delete your from their system even if you were rejected (which i hope you are not :) ) but seriously....i think it is just a typo problem!

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