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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by QuantumMechanic, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    OK this is ridiculous, in the last 15 minutes:

    1. HOLD letter from UCLA
    2. Tier 1 Waitlist from UPenn
    3. Full-ride scholarship offer to UT-Memphis

    This has been the biggest roller coaster of my life.
     
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  3. kelvin81

    kelvin81 Member 5+ Year Member

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    I felt bad u were put on hold at UCLA when I read your post there but now it turned out you got a fullride to medical school. That is HUGEEEEEEE. Imagine u get out of med school with almost no loans (except u might need some money for living cost). That is just FREAKING AWSOME. CONGRAT MAN!!!!:thumbup:
     
  4. KaraKiz

    KaraKiz I'm Ron Burgundy? 7+ Year Member

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    damn. send somma that good luck down this way...

    Congrats on the acceptance (and full-ride!!!!). Very niiiice.:thumbup:
     
  5. trudat

    trudat 2+ Year Member

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    btw...would u pay to go to UCLA over a full ride at memphis?
     
  6. eternalrage

    eternalrage Even Kal has bad days... 10+ Year Member

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    Don't worry it will end soon. You have my sympathies, if you feel like you are slipping into clinical depression please seek out help immediately. Here's some contact info just in case:

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    Please make sure you have someone to talk to, and never lose hope ok? If you want I can organize an SDN support group for you, we can meet in a vBulletin chat and go over any issues on a weekly or biweekly basis.
     
  7. Dookter

    Dookter Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I had an experience of getting into two schools within like 30 minutes of each other last year. Definitely a rush.

    Congrats on the UT scholarship! I interviewed for that last year....it's a sweet deal. Oddly enough, one of my classmates actually got it last year and turned it down. I have a sneaking suspicion that she has some bling though...
     
  8. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    now its UT (full-ride) vs. Vanderbilt

    not an easy choice for me.
     
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  10. Quix

    Quix Herr Professor Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats on the full ride! I would think that $$$ would make a *huge* difference in where you decide to go. Never underestimate the motivating power of debt...
     
  11. MJB

    MJB Senior Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Are you tellin' me you got all this info in like the last hour?

    Wow.

    That actually would be a tough choice, but a full ride is a full ride.
     
  12. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    money talks, but money isn't everything either.
     
  13. iwannagomed

    iwannagomed 2+ Year Member

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    i would personally take the full ride offer...
     
  14. MJB

    MJB Senior Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Like I said...tough one.

    Congratulations...looks like a very successful application cycle for you!

    I'm hoping to do rotations at UT-Knoxville.

    And possibly at Vanderbilt (I'm at least gonna try to do one there if I'm interested).
     
  15. Davjc2009

    Davjc2009 2+ Year Member

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    I'd take the money and run.

    You're a fellow Rhodent aren't you?
     
  16. degoo_

    degoo_ 2+ Year Member

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    good stuff QM. Full scholarships are probably the sweetest things.
     
  17. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    yea
     
  18. Davjc2009

    Davjc2009 2+ Year Member

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    That's what I thought but I wasn't sure. I'm a soph right now. Congrats though! Jaslow must be proud :) I just realized today that he writes a letter for us.... now I gotta actually go talk to him so he knows who I am before I start racking up LORs this time next year. :scared:
     
  19. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    he just compiles the letters together. good luck.
     
  20. Davjc2009

    Davjc2009 2+ Year Member

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    Oh, I heard that he adds something to them though. Oh well. Thanks. Where else did you get accepted besides UT and Vandy?
     
  21. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    nowhere. I seriously flew around this god damn country just so I could stay in this state. (if you can't tell I really want to move)
     
  22. Davjc2009

    Davjc2009 2+ Year Member

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    No kidding. I'd like to go elsewhere but I guess I'll go wherever I can get in (if anywhere). I've lived in Memphis for 20 yrs.
     
  23. MJB

    MJB Senior Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    As a person preparing to move.

    No, you don't. :)

    Of course, you probably don't have a house to sell and 4BR, 2.5 Baths worth of crap to haul either.

    Again, congrats.
     
  24. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats, Quantum. Well done. These are nice decisions to have to ponder...
     
  25. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    thanks...I have some difficult but positive decisions to make
     
  26. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    I have my body and some clothing...but no med school outside of TN wants me :(
     
  27. sunflwr85

    sunflwr85 5+ Year Member

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    Trust me, there are plenty of people who will be happy to be at whichever TN school you decide you want least! (As a waitlister at UT, my vote goes to Vandy for you. :laugh: ) Oh, and congrats on all the success. :)
     
  28. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    I'm leaning towards Vandy right now...
     
  29. photo_girl07

    photo_girl07 Western Blot Queen 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats QM on the full-ride and Vandy! That's awesome :)

    My apologies for UCLA...it would have been great to be classmates. But I know you'll be a great physician and you always have residency.
     
  30. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    thx photogirl...I really wish UCLA had accepted me, I would have loved it there...

    I really hope these schools will give me love for residency, but isn't that even more competitive than gettin into med school? :confused:
     
  31. photo_girl07

    photo_girl07 Western Blot Queen 2+ Year Member

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    I guess residency comes down your board scores, your recommendations, and medical school experiences. So, make the most of your next four years and set yourself apart to be competitive for residency (kinda like pre-med all over :D Good Luck!

    Who knows, we may bumb into each other somewhere in CA during interviews? :cool:
     
  32. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    if med school applications taught me anything, its that trying your best, even with awesome stats will not get you where you really want to go. rejections from Baylor (de facto), Harvard (np and hst), Penn(waitlist), and UCLA (hold, de facto rejection) are my evidence.

    I assume residency applications continue this bull$hit game even further...except its up to connections that you make in med school...thereby continuing this cycle of needing to attend more and more prestigious institutions to get to where you want to be, rather to where you can just slide into (which inevitably won't be where you want to live).

    I really don't know why this process has made me so bitter, I used to be so idealistic about med school a few short months ago.
     
  33. Davjc2009

    Davjc2009 2+ Year Member

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    The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry...

    It sucks that you couldn't get where you wanted to go, but you just got to be thankful you have what you have. You'll be a lot happier in the long run. 50% of applicants don't even have 1 school to go to next year. You're sitting on two golden tickets, a free-ride and an acceptance to a top school. Although they aren't top choices, they came with a lot of hard work. Revel in the fact that you have choices.

    Not trying to sound like a d!ckhead, sorry if it came off that way. :(
     
  34. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    I just like to bitch...

    especially when I spent about $2k on interviews at schools that didn't want me...
     
  35. topdogg82

    topdogg82 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    i hear ya man, but also be grateful that you still got into vandy, a top 20 school. i'm probably looking at 7-8 waitlists, baylor de facto rejection, ucla 3/22 rejection probably, north carolina who knows?
     
  36. Davjc2009

    Davjc2009 2+ Year Member

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    I liek to bitch a lot too...

    could be worse... could have spent 2 grand and be sitting on 0 acceptances

    How'd the Rhodes name hold up at the places you interviewed? Anyone outside the South ever even heard of it?
     
  37. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    Its been so long since I've gotten excited about Vandy (august interview, october acceptance) that I haven't really thought about it.

    ucla and baylor are bitches.
     
  38. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    I should've gone to Vanderbilt for undergrad...its name holds alot more clout (Harvard and UPenn don't give a **** that its a top LAC).

    but if you just want to get in somewhere, Rhodes is sufficient.
     
  39. Davjc2009

    Davjc2009 2+ Year Member

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    I couldn't afford Vandy =\ that's why I'm stuck here. Rhodes science dept's aren't that impressive.

    Right now my goal is getting in anywhere... once I take MCAT and the score rolls around i might have loftier goals.
     
  40. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    ok I'm gonna stop bitching and being bitter on SDN for today...its been a really stressful, long day for me.
     
  41. 123880

    123880 just a dream 5+ Year Member

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    That is a crazy 15 minutes!!! :clap: :hardy: :clap: on the full-ride to UT! and the acceptance to Vandy!
     
  42. MJB

    MJB Senior Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Exactly...I'd be glad to take that UT scholarship or Vandy acceptance off your hands! There's a ton of others here that would too!

    Go have a beer or somethin'.

    :)
     
  43. etsuprinthead

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    Congrats on the full ride! That will be a hard choice...

    LOL, i am beating a fast track out of Tennessee, and I live on the less-steamy, less-violent end of the state. sorry to hate on memphis, but i worked for the usda in jackson for 2 summers, and it was HELL.
     
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  45. Homer Simpson

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    Sorry about the waitlists, but congrats on the full scholarship!!!!! I wish I were you.
     
  46. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Well, my stats are very similar to yours, and I went to a very big name undergrad, and our end results are about the same, except I don't have some nice full ride to fall back on. So, don't be so down!
     
  47. Dr Durden

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    Ha, the Vandy name didn't do me a damn bit of good up north. Sorry you're stuck here in Tennessee, but congrats on the golden ticket to UT (not that either platitude means much to you I'm sure).
     
  48. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    been there....


    I'd take the money and run.
     
  49. em8r

    em8r New Member 5+ Year Member

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    hahah...all in 15 min eh? Congrats on the free ride!
     
  50. Guile

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    I wouldn't give up on Baylor just yet. You never know when you might get the call. People who interviewed when you did in the past have gotten in really late, or even off the waitlist.
     
  51. rlwebb

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    If I got at least 1/3 of vandy paid in grants I would go there... otherwise memphis. If you know you want an exclusive specialty, lean more towards vanderbilt. Will residencies care that you're on a full ride to memphis? or just the name? i'm guessing name.
     

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