10+ Year Member
- Dec 22, 2004
I feel very lucky that I got into med school... even tho of course, we all think we deserve it. Who feels the same?
I am borderline jealous of some of your interviews and that one acceptance you speak of.LauraMac said:i felt lucky to get some of the interview invites that i got and very lucky to get one particular acceptance that i got.
Wdup said:I feel very lucky that I got into med school... even tho of course, we all think we deserve it. Who feels the same?
yes, but in light of the fact that many people are equally as deserving for not enough spots, it makes sense to feel a bit lucky.xadmin said:Congratulation to all who got in a medical school. These medical schools should feel honor to have you guys as their students. You are what is going to carry the school name in the future.
As for me, I do not feel lucky. I knew I was going to get into a medical school from the start with complete confidence, and I got in. It wasn't a question of "if I get into a medical school or not?", but a question of "which school will I get into?". I supposed if you got into a school that has higher stat than your stat, you would feel lucky, but this is totally BS. What defines a person is more than just their scores and numbers. So if you get in, you deserved it.
Yes, I think in general those of us accepted are all lucky in a way, I mean the process is such a crapshoot...I hate to say it, but there are so many qualified people, just because we're accepted doesnt make us any better than someone who didnt get accepted yet....maybe they just weren't as lucky? So many factors, who knows.....sk1684 said:yeah..even though i deserved it, there has to be some element of luck
But by you saying this, does it mean that you think that people who are not accepted, deserve not to be accepted because they are not qualified and have not worked hard enough? Do you think this whole app process follows a standard formula for accepting, waitlisting, and rejecting applicants? It just doesnt seem like a black and white issue...virilep said:I don't believe in luck. I believe in hard work and hard play. I know this sounds like I'm a *******. but I feel like an acceptance is part of a whole pie. like for example my app is 65% of the application, 30% of my interview, and 5% of my rapport/re-app to the school. I don't think that's there's any percentage left to be given to "luck" I can see where u all are getting that from. but I just don't feel it. this might be the first post I've had that I've gone against the grain, no trollin here. just brute honesty.
I got lucky, in that at one school my interviewer was unavailable that day (nice scheduling...?!?!). The replacement interviewer was a perfect fit for me, we had a great conversation, and it's the obvious reason why I got in! Who knows what woulda happened if I didn't get in...!Wdup said:Who got in... and felt lucky?