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Yale Interview: Time to give up?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by brandonite, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    I was wondering what the other people on here thought about this... My application has been complete for a while now, and still nothing. It looks like they're almost finished offering invites (someone said they only had two dates to choose from, and one of them was the last day they wanted to interview).

    So, is it time to give up? I'm leaning towards a yes right now...
     
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  3. alphacentauri

    alphacentauri Member 10+ Year Member

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    Brandonite-
    One of my friends got a Yale invite about a week ago and scheduled for March 5 (though he got his app in on the last day). They're still sending them out, but do seem to be winding down. I wouldn't give up quite yet. . . Good luck!
     
  4. choker

    choker Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    dude. i want you to close your eyes. we are in a messed up blue convertable with the top down in front of the grand canyon. harvey keitel is behind us screaming. we hug. "i love you thelma" "i love you choker-i mean louise."

    you floor it...
     
  5. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Ha. That's awesome, Choker. I'm trying to decide whether I'd want to be Geena Davis or Susan Sarandon...

    Anyway, I just noticed on the 'rejections' list, that Yale hasn't sent out any rejections yet. So, that's probably bad news. They probably have rejection letters for you and I both ready to go... :(

    alphacentauri - My app has been complete for too long now - people with completion days after mine have been getting interviews since mid-December. So, I'm giving up hope... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  6. jargon124

    jargon124 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yes, unfortunately, it's time to give up. We are through. I guess it's still possible that they might not be done sending invites, but come on, at some point we just have to accept it. Sorry - if it's any consolation, you are not alone. I like to think of myself as a decent applicant, and yet no love from New Haven. Screw it. :)
     
  7. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I agree, that it is time to give up on Yale (application complete since early November). I had made up my mind that I probably did not want to go there when I saw that on several places on their website they used to have pictures of president Clinton long after he was out of office...
     
  8. E'01

    E'01 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

    Keep the faith Brandonite! I need all the encouragement and support that I can get. C'mon Yale, where are you??
     
  9. Patiently Waiting

    Patiently Waiting Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I called the ad office today morning and was told that ALL the final decisions will be sent out at the end of March and that they will be interviewing thru the end of Feb/early March. SO, there's still hope!! Hope this info relieves some of yar anxiety. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  10. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Well, I think it's safe to say that they passed us by, patiently waiting... Maybe your case is different, but I've watched piles of people who were complete after me get interviews already. And, from another post on another thread, they're scheduling interviews for March 1st, which that poster suggested would be the last day (see the 'last day schools are interviewing thread').

    It may hurt, but it's just time to let it go... :D

    I mean, who really wanted to live in New Haven anyway? All that crime, and I've heard it's pretty depressing... <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  11. E'01

    E'01 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Fine - it'll be Yale for residency then :)

    Arrrrggghhhh!
     
  12. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by E'01:
    <strong>Fine - it'll be Yale for residency then :)

    Arrrrggghhhh!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That's right! We'll just wait a few years... :D

    It's nice to know I'm not the only person being ignored by Yale. We could form some kind of club... <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  13. choker

    choker Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    on three, ready?

    one...
    two...
    three...

    **** YALE!!!!!

    handsome dan can kiss my handsome ass.

    -ahhhh, cathartic.
     
  14. jargon124

    jargon124 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I honestly don't give a F%#* about Yale anymore. If they don't want us, I don't see why we should worry about them. While we're at it: F%#* Harvard, Penn, and Hopkins too! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> Seriously though, I am not bitter about any of it...I am happy with where I got interviews/accepted...I only wish that the schools mentioned schools would hurry up and send me my rejection letter.
     
  15. Patiently Waiting

    Patiently Waiting Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by E'01:
    <strong>Fine - it'll be Yale for residency then :)

    Arrrrggghhhh!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Dude,
    I have Hawaii down for residency...60 hrs+ on beach (of course I will use sunblock lotions religiously) and 30+ by bedside. :cool: The island has one of the highest longevity rates on earth. hmm, keep dreaming patiently... oh yeah, specialized in radiology oncology specifically on skin cancer.
     
  16. E'01

    E'01 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Dammit I got rejected from Yale undergrad, how many more rejections can I take from them?!

    Brandonite I second the motion to implement a support club. Patientywaiting Hawaii is sounding good, but New Haven is calling my name. And, Choker and Jargon, I'm not ready to purge Yale from my soul - not just yet. I really truly empathize with Yale's struggle - They want me - I can feel it, but right now they're just wrestling with the notion of how they are going to lure me away from Harvard's acceptance, so that's why they're taking their time. They've devising a scheme of how they can win me over - probably with a full ride or something. I'll keep you guys posted.

    I'm gonna keep fighting the cause and dreaming the dream. C'mon chant after me...
     
  17. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Well, I want to hope. I really do. Because despite having to live in New Haven, the school seems really great. But eventually, the time comes when ya just have to let go... :D

    I was about to apply to Hawaii, but I found out that stupid residency requirement.

    Anyway, what we know right now about Yale:

    1. They are going to stop interviewing at the end of this month.

    2. They are sending out invites as recently as a week ago scheduling people for the last couple of days of interviews.

    3. They have not sent out any rejections yet, either before or after interviews, so they could have rejected all of us months ago, and we wouldn't know.

    4. People with apps completed well after ours have heard from them about interviews.

    So, unless my application is stuck under somebody's shoe, or one of the above is wrong, then I think it might be time to give up hope... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  18. nitemagi

    nitemagi Senior Member Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    It's the sad sad truth.

    I feel the need to insert a gratuitous smiley for vengeance.

    <img src="http://members.aol.com/nightdog35/images/smiley_sniper.gif" alt="" />
     
  19. Papi

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    Thanks Vkrn,

    You just boosted my morale ten folds with the "we are sending invites until march 8" I feel soo much better =)
     
  20. cm7b5

    cm7b5 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yale Smayle.
     
  21. Thewonderer

    Thewonderer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by brandonite:
    <strong>I was about to apply to Hawaii, but I found out that stupid residency requirement.
    :(</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Not sure if you were serious about applying to Hawaii. But I do know some BC resident graduated from UBC and got into Hawaii.
     
  22. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Well, I looked at Hawaii. Seriously. But their website seemed to indicate that like 40% of your final score was based on some tie to the island. And I can't even afford to visit, let alone have some tie to the place.

    Sigh. Some dreams die young... :D
     
  23. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Bumping up my own thread. :D

    Anybody hear from them lately?
     

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