Jump to content
Premed 101 Forums

Recommended Posts

30 minutes ago, ejvrei said:

is that all of the HWL people on the forum called?

I think the majority have been called :) I think they'll get through a decent chunk of the HWL today or all of the HWL people since they started yesterday afternoon, but I'm not sure

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Gaming2Much said:

For the people accepted yesterday, has your OMSAS updated yet? The UWO student Center shows the change but no option to accept through OMSAS.

Any idea when that change will happen? 

I see the same thing. The guy who called me said it might not appear until Monday or Tuesday and to not freak out in the meanwhile! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Scrubadubdub said:

oh man :( this is sad. I was really hoping for some movement today

There's less than 20 people on the normal WL that I've counted, so maybe they gave out a few offers but it just didn't happen to be one of us on the forum? 

Maybe they'll start calling tomorrow? :(

Maybe the high waitlist didn’t even clear... this is too stressful 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Scrubadubdub said:

I know :( I'm pretending it did for my own sanity at this point haha

I need another awesome sports analogy to get me through this @Phil Jackson !

It’s like you’re a 25 year old minor league third baseman still clinging on to your hopes of playing in the majors. You know your time is running out. Your youth and excitement for the game is ever slightly fading year over year as you struggle to improve your game. Some of your best friends and teammates from college are already starters contributing for playoff teams. Maybe this year you put together a string of great games. Maybe you get noticed by some scouts and are even called up for a couple workouts with the team. You know this is gonna be one of your last few chances. You do your best but there’s always some doubt AND you also know there’s plenty of younger and more talented players competing for that same spot. As you await for that official invite to participate in spring training you are contemplating whether you even want to spend another year grinding it out in AA ball. Maybe you should just take that offer to be an assistant coach at your alma mater and move on with your life. 
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow okay having read that maybe that had the opposite effect you were looking for @Scrubadubdub apologies for that haha. But i mean, with what’s going on in the world these past few days too it’s hard to find the brightside sometimes.
 

The weather is fantastic though, so I’ve been trying to spend more time outside instead of being shut in and consuming bad news; both of the premed variety here and in general LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Phil Jackson said:

Maybe the high waitlist didn’t even clear... this is too stressful 

ok we have to be careful with the speculation :) - going to stress out everyone. It is also possible the person calling these out had a day off (could be for quite an important reason). It happens, and you don't want too many people doing this as mistakes are a serious concern (go back on forum and you will see cases where mistakes resulted in offers being retracted due to admin mistakes). 

Hopefully we will find out more tomorrow, and hang in there!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, Aegean said:

I still don't understand how ~80 WL movement can happen out of less than ~30 Windsor seats, unless they over-offer...

Yeah, makes me believe that they over offer as well. Some will reject already rejected seats because they receive other waitlist offers or OOP offers but I can't see that plus regular waitlist movement adding up to ~80.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, convertedlurker said:

Yeah, makes me believe that they over offer as well. Some will reject already rejected seats because they receive other waitlist offers or OOP offers but I can't see that plus regular waitlist movement adding up to ~80.

Last year there was 79, and still had some normal waitlist movement. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Aegean said:

I still don't understand how ~80 WL movement can happen out of less than ~30 Windsor seats, unless they over-offer...

guess I am confused - so I ask for clarification. What is unclear? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, rmorelan said:

guess I am confused - so I ask for clarification. What is unclear? 

I think what they mean is, we know that roughly 80 spots are declined and an overwhelming majority of applicants prefer London. Since the first HWL offers were given to Windsor, we know there are only ~35 or fewer seats available to WL. Some of those WL offers might be declined as well but it's hard to imagine that ~80 spots are declined over ~35 seats. For that reason, I think @Aegean believes that they initially over offer because that would explain why there are ~80 declined offers.

@Aegean, feel free to chime in if I didn't get that quite right :P For the record, I do agree with your assumption.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Might also explain why some people that got unspecified received Windsor even though london was preferred. Unless I'm at the bottom of the rank (last 5-6) of of the 175 (I think). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, convertedlurker said:

I think what they mean is, we know that roughly 80 spots are declined and an overwhelming majority of applicants prefer London. Since the first HWL offers were given to Windsor, we know there are only ~35 or fewer seats available to WL. Some of those WL offers might be declined as well but it's hard to imagine that ~80 spots are declined over ~35 seats. For that reason, I think @Aegean believes that they initially over offer because that would explain why there are ~80 declined offers.

@Aegean, feel free to chime in if I didn't get that quite right :P For the record, I do agree with your assumption.

You explained it perfectly. We know that London (133 offers) got filled already before any WL movement happened. If we assume that they sent 171 offers initially, the maximum # of seats that could have been declined would have to be 171-133 = 38.  But we know the number declined is less than this because some people would have selected Windsor as their first option and there were unspecified who were assigned Windsor. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Aegean said:

You explained it perfectly. We know that London (133 offers) got filled already before any WL movement happened. If we assume that they sent 171 offers initially, the maximum # of seats that could have been declined would have to be 171-133 = 38.  But we know the number declined is less than this because some people would have selected Windsor as their first option and there were unspecified who were assigned Windsor. 

but some HWL did get London I thought(?) So the total number of people that declined had to be more than 38 (or likely much more) as we don't get every HWL reporting even and of course the unspecified spots etc. Some may have selected Windsor but it is relatively rare.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...