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Mislead April 24, 2008

Posted by Benji in General.
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Despite the wording of the email, it turns out that what seemed to be an offer to study in Iowa was not an offer but a flattering (and apparently generic) invitation to apply to their program. After a week of thinking hard about whether or not to take time off from medical school, this was quite a slap in the face. I think I would rather have not gotten my hopes up than to have been called outstanding and then subsequently “not in the top three.” As for the other programs, it’s amazing how in-bred they are: Though they accept applications from other schools, they only seem to offer positions to their own students…

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1. Doug - April 28, 2008

I hear you about expectations. Those are hard to overcome once they’re set.

It sucks the placement is so politicized. It would be nice if one system on this planet actually worked according to the merits of the people involved. I guess medical training isn’t that system.


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