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WHen is it time to panic

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by opel, Apr 5, 2002.

  1. opel

    opel Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    When is it absolutely for certain that an applicant will not get into a particular med school? For example late may, mid june ....currently
     
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  3. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Thug 4 Life 7+ Year Member

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    Day of orientation.
     
  4. Future_Doc

    Future_Doc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    May 15th is when most schools want their classs filled. If you are an alternate or are on a waitlist, you should expect to hear something shortly after that. Don't lose hope!
     
  5. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    The day that each school begins the first day of classes is usually the last day that you can be sure you're not getting in.

    However, I have designated May 10th my panic day, even though it is very likely I will get in in July.

    On May 10th I will start studying fot the August MCATS, and I will study hard until I get in. (That's the day of my last final exam)

    If you're not in yet, I would also recommend starting a new EC. You don't want to hand in the same amcas application again! :)
     
  6. Dr. Will

    Dr. Will 10+ Year Member

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    Although I am not certain if I will matriculate this cycle or not, I have started my backup plan. This unfortunately includes getting ready to reapply. AMCAS is going to be available around May 1, so I think it wouldn't hurt to start getting things together for it (just in case). Doing this helps to get my mind of all the waiting.
     
  7. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    The main thing is...don't worry about getting in off waitlists until after May 15th!
     
  8. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

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    it's never time to panic! just suck it up and apply the next year. why panic?
     
  9. opel

    opel Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    bump
     
  10. crazygop

    crazygop Member 7+ Year Member

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    Well, I would say that until you receive final notice from every school, it is not over. There is never a reason to panic - just suck it up and figure out what you are going to do for the next year or two - that's what I did. If you stay on waiting lists, I have heard of students getting in as late as one week into the start of school because someone dropped out. You never know.
     
  11. SolidGold

    SolidGold Florida winters are the best! 10+ Year Member

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    I believe that too because I know of people who get in the week of orientation. In my case with some late interviews, I'm already preparing myself to apply next year even though I have not been rejected by those schools yet. That way, it won't be mid August and not have my app in order. Damn...I really wish I completed my applications earlier this year so I could find out sooner what I'll be doing next year and get on with my life. But its not time to panic just yet.
     

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