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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by GujuMD, May 2, 2007.

  1. GujuMD

    GujuMD 1K member 5+ Year Member

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    AMCAS requires all applicants with more than one acceptance to withdraw from all schools except one by May 15th.
    What about AACOMAS?
     
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  3. MaximusD

    MaximusD Anatomically Incorrect Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I think a trip to AACOMAS would be worth your while. If it's not stated explicitly, then I wouldn't worry
     
  4. Dr.Inviz

    Dr.Inviz Banned Banned

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    You have nothing to worry, seeing how you have no acceptances to mull over.
     
  5. HemaOncoDoc

    HemaOncoDoc One Step At A Time 10+ Year Member

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    Be nice. Best of luck Guju.
     
  6. GujuMD

    GujuMD 1K member 5+ Year Member

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    the reason why i want to know is because i am waitlisted at a DO school ans was wondering when the movement will start.
     
  7. HemaOncoDoc

    HemaOncoDoc One Step At A Time 10+ Year Member

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    It has already started at many schools. The only one that I'm aware of that hasn't moved (much) is UMDNJ.
     
  8. lovableDR

    lovableDR 2+ Year Member

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    you could call the school and ask Guju. I think each school is different becuz for DO, IMO , the non-refundable deposit date is the date for waitlist movement to start. Most student would not want to pay that huge amount if knowing they might not go there.
     
  9. StringerBell

    StringerBell It's the final countdown! 5+ Year Member

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    From the schools at which I have interviewed (Western COMP, ATSU-SOMA, and Touro-Nevada), there has been evidence of waitlist movement, which has been explained on orientation day. To wit, if a group of acceptees decides not to pay the deposit by the appropriate date, or if they turn down the acceptance, waitlisters can then be offered positions...or the positions may remain unfilled and available to the next group of interviewees. My own case is an extreme example - I was waitlisted at ATSU, then a week later (i.e., after the very next AdCom meeting), I was accepted. I actually received notification of my acceptance via phone before my waitlist letter actually arrived at my house. There also has already been movement at Western (as evidenced on SDN), though I was told that at Touro-NV that their significant waitlist movement will occur in May.

    Given this information, though, I have come to believe that waitlist movement is significantly influenced by deposit deadline dates, as opposed to a concrete deadline of May 15. Hope this helps!
     
  10. Orthodoc40

    Orthodoc40 7+ Year Member

    Then there are the people like me, who keep paying deposits to hold their place, because they just can't decide where to go.....:oops:
     
  11. Dr.Inviz

    Dr.Inviz Banned Banned

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    BURN. :laugh: :smuggrin:
     
  12. froggiepremed

    froggiepremed not "Pre" any more 2+ Year Member

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    Hey, it is your life. I know we see threads of people who get so mad towards people like you, but I understand both sides! Waitlist absolutely sucks
     
  13. StringerBell

    StringerBell It's the final countdown! 5+ Year Member

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    Hey, if you can afford it, you have every right to do so. D.O. schools probably use these deposits as a deterrent to holding multiple acceptances and/or "the M.D. backup treatment," but if you're still deciding, then that's up to you. However, if I can convince you to drop, say, Western, or Touro-NV...
     
  14. Orthodoc40

    Orthodoc40 7+ Year Member

    Trust me, it wasn't my intention to be this unsure of where I want to go. Partly I was hoping one school would offer me a scholarship...

    Last year, I hated people who did this. Couldn't relate. "How could someone not be able to choose a school?!" thought I, outraged...

    You know, some choices just aren't that cut & dried. Especially when a person isn't so in love with one over the other, one isn't a lot cheaper, one isn't a lot closer to home....whatever. It isn't easy for some people to choose between the school they really like, and the school that just makes more sense.
     
  15. Dr.Inviz

    Dr.Inviz Banned Banned

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    My post and froggie's don't relate.
     
  16. Medinsane

    Medinsane Music in Asian Form 7+ Year Member

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    I'm predicting that people who have MD and DO acceptances and if they choose MD by May 15, then there will be more DO spots.
     
  17. lovableDR

    lovableDR 2+ Year Member

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    cuz you're rich ortho and doesn't know where to spend your money hihi..i wish you would come to DMU so I can borrow some :D
     
  18. Orthodoc40

    Orthodoc40 7+ Year Member

    Really??!! I am?!!??
    :lol:
     
  19. StringerBell

    StringerBell It's the final countdown! 5+ Year Member

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    Most likely. It's definitely going to be an interesting late May / early June. Good luck to you. :)
    (I'll get my microphone ready.)
     
  20. lovableDR

    lovableDR 2+ Year Member

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    you don't think so :lol:
     
  21. Medinsane

    Medinsane Music in Asian Form 7+ Year Member

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    Hahah! Shine it nice!
     

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