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Why is it so hard to withdraw?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Svidrillion, May 2, 2007.

  1. Svidrillion

    Svidrillion Member 10+ Year Member

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    Is it just me, or is anyone else having a difficult time firing off those withdraw letters, even though you've pretty much decided. I know I have to do it, but shutting down those other avenues is heartwrenching.

    Anybody else?
     
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  3. Falco2525

    Falco2525 5+ Year Member

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    its nice to know you have choices...once you commit...youre stuck...its not as much fun to say i am going to___ as it is im trying to decide bt ___ and ___...
     
  4. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    For me it was only hard because I was terrified something would go wrong with the school I had chosen, and then I'd be screwed.

    Once I got confirmation that everything was in and fine, I went ahead and did it. Think about all the people on waitlists waiting for you to send that withdrawal letter. Think of the agony they're in - and then do the right thing and withdraw ASAP.
     
  5. Svidrillion

    Svidrillion Member 10+ Year Member

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    I think this really hit it for me: I fear that something may go wrong at the school I think I'll attend, and then I'll have no other options.

    I don't know that 13 days one way or the other's going to really matter. They might not even start offering replacement spots until after May 15th, anyway.
     
  6. GIGATT

    GIGATT Member 5+ Year Member

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    Uhh, major agony here!!! I'll love you forever if you are withdrawing from Davis! Honestly, I do see how it can be hard to withdraw-it is a life changing decision. You are one lucky duck to have a choice though. Congrats on your acceptances. I only wish we could say we were in your position :)
     
  7. GIGATT

    GIGATT Member 5+ Year Member

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    Uhh, major agony here!!! I'll love you forever if you are withdrawing from Davis! Honestly, I do see how it can be hard to withdraw-it is a life changing decision. You are one lucky duck to have a choice though. Congrats on your acceptances. I only wish we could say we were in your position :)
     
  8. GujuMD

    GujuMD 1K member 5+ Year Member

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    what schools are you deciding between?
     
  9. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    At this point probably not, I withdrew early last month which could have made a difference.

    But also think about the poor secretaries who have to deal with dozens of withdraws right around May 15th - I bet they would appreciate a few coming in early so they get to go home before 8pm on the 15th. Just call the school you've chosen and make sure there is nothing else due by the 15th, once thats all set send the withdrawal letters.

    Also, by withdrawing 2 wks early there is no concern of a letter not making it to them or not getting processed in time and the school you did choose getting pissy with you thinking you're still holding more than one acceptance on the 15th.
     
  10. Svidrillion

    Svidrillion Member 10+ Year Member

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    Unfortunately, not WVU, Des Moines, or Wayne St.

    Nor Davis, sorry.

    Why do you have to be so sensible? It's so hard to wallow in indecision when confronted with so much reason.
     
  11. AnEyeLikeMars

    AnEyeLikeMars Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah, me too. I don't know what I think will happen, but I think this whole process is so anxiety provoking that once we're accepted we try to find something new to worry about.
     
  12. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Haha. Sorry, I'll stop. Wallow away - there are really only so many good agonies like this that we get to enjoy in life. So on a purely visceral level its absolutely the thing to do.
     
  13. inside_edition

    inside_edition Waitlisted Member 2+ Year Member

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    does anyone else find the title "Why is it so hard to withdraw?" funny? :laugh:
     
  14. Trismegistus4

    Trismegistus4 Worried Wellologist Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Well, I opened this thread thinking the OP would be asking why we have to write a letter to withdraw, as opposed to calling or e-mailing, and I was all set to sarcastically reply, "yeah, it's so much work to write a 3-line letter, sign it, and drop it in the mail." It took someone else saying they found the title funny, however, for me to read it with a sexual connotation.:rolleyes:
     

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