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Hi all, I've been a lurker of all Premed 101 NOSM forums for...wait for it...over 5 years!!!

 

I stumbled across the forums while researching NOSM when I was still in high school, trying to gain any bit of information and help to one day get me accepted into the school. I've enjoyed checking the forum every year, have gained valuable information, and have been cheering users on via cyberspace. And its all been in anticipation for now...

 

It was finally my chance to apply!

 

I graduated this year from my BScN, though I've known for as long as I can remember that I wanted to be a physician. I was so excited to apply this year, and had taken the last four years while completing my undergrad to prepare my application and continue doing volunteer work and exposing myself to the fascinating world of medicine! I was beyond thrilled to receive an invite to interview as I knew my chances of even being considered were slim. Post-interview, I felt pretty good and was content with the fact that up until now, I had done everything I could to make my application the best it could be. The wait felt long, and as May 9 drew closer I began facing the reality of getting the email. In my head i had prepared for the two (what I refer to as) "black" options: getting accepted or getting rejected.

 

I was not prepared for this "grey" we are stuck in.

 

The few days following were ups and downs, being thankful I did not receive a rejection, but being confused and deflated about being waitlisted. And now I have come to terms with it; I am making plans on the likelihood that I do not get in, but keeping my hopes up that there is a chance I will. I, like all of us, wish they still have the ranks, or at least a ballpark of where we were (if I was told I was in the top 1/4 or even top 1/2 I'd keep my hopes high). But regardless I know that this is not only what I want to do, but what I was meant to do, and I've made the joke that I will continue applying to NOSM until I die (or thereabouts). I believe that everything happens for a reason, and have to keep telling myself that as we move forward.

 

I finally decided to make an account and post because I get a real sense of community from this forum and figured that after many years of lurking I would make myself known!

 

I wish everyone the best of luck with getting off the waitlist! If this is what you really want then I encourage you to not give up! We're all in this together, and i'm looking forward to the information that is shared on here.

 

:) JASTG

Glad to see you've transitioned to being an active poster. I was also hesitant to post on these forums when I first discovered them. However, the comradery I found here as been outstanding - especially on the NOSM forums. Sure, there can be rumours and low-level evidence on here, but hey, that just sharpens your critical thinking skills. Which you'll need in order to be a good doc. Best of luck on the waitlist this cycle, AND DON'T GIVE UP!

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I can offer an update in regards to the Facebook group. At this time 38 people have introduced themselves, but I believe there are others who have been added to the group but not yet introduced themselves. Only one person has mentioned that they were accepted off of the waitlist. So far this is the only person I've heard of who has been offered a spot off of the waitlist... hoping that changes in the coming days!

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This just in...  our esteemed colleague, HappyAndHopeful, decided today to accept her offer to UofO and thus has freed up a highly coveted waitlist spot!

 

Random thought: this is kind of like Survivor... except we're all trying to get ON to the island.  

 

Anyway, congratulations to HappyAndHopeful, whose happiness and hope (as well as, I imagine, intelligence, hard work, and amiable personality) gave her the luxury of choosing between two offers (can't even imagine how sweet that must be).

 

Have a good long weekend everyone.  Try and get out and enjoy life's simple pleasures.  That's a lesson I've learned through this struggle - whether I get into med school or not, slowing down and enjoying life is something that I need to do more often.  Yesterday I went for a walk along the river and saw some baby ducklings that were so small they could've fit in the palm of my hand - ADORBS.

 

RR

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This just in...  our esteemed colleague, HappyAndHopeful, decided today to accept her offer to UofO and thus has freed up a highly coveted waitlist spot!

 

Random thought: this is kind of like Survivor... except we're all trying to get ON to the island.  

 

Anyway, congratulations to HappyAndHopeful, whose happiness and hope (as well as, I imagine, intelligence, hard work, and amiable personality) gave her the luxury of choosing between two offers (can't even imagine how sweet that must be).

 

Have a good long weekend everyone.  Try and get out and enjoy life's simple pleasures.  That's a lesson I've learned through this struggle - whether I get into med school or not, slowing down and enjoying life is something that I need to do more often.  Yesterday I went for a walk along the river and saw some baby ducklings that were so small they could've fit in the palm of my hand - ADORBS.

 

RR

 

Thank you!! And a sincere congratulations to HappyAndHopeful! 

 

Just like on Survivor, even if you don't win the prize, the person you become through enduring physical and emotional pain in the process is worth more than anything. 

 

I hope everyone gets a chance to get outside this weekend because nature really does show you how tiny you are and how little med school really means in the grand scheme of things. We are all successful and worthy people, regardless of what happens this week.

 

Best of luck and happy weekend, y'all. 

 

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This just in...  our esteemed colleague, HappyAndHopeful, decided today to accept her offer to UofO and thus has freed up a highly coveted waitlist spot!

 

Random thought: this is kind of like Survivor... except we're all trying to get ON to the island.  

 

Anyway, congratulations to HappyAndHopeful, whose happiness and hope (as well as, I imagine, intelligence, hard work, and amiable personality) gave her the luxury of choosing between two offers (can't even imagine how sweet that must be).

 

Have a good long weekend everyone.  Try and get out and enjoy life's simple pleasures.  That's a lesson I've learned through this struggle - whether I get into med school or not, slowing down and enjoying life is something that I need to do more often.  Yesterday I went for a walk along the river and saw some baby ducklings that were so small they could've fit in the palm of my hand - ADORBS.

 

RR

 

Thank you so much for your kind words, rural_roots!  It's been an absolute pleasure getting to be a part of this forum this past year and getting to "know" you all. I truly hope for the best for all of you.  My fingers are crossed tight that good news is on the way for you all in the coming weeks (but hopefully sooner rather than later!).  

 

All the best, and have a good weekend,

~Happy :)

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Hey, guys!

 

I'm surprised at how little communication there is on the forum this year. Given point #2, I figured I would give you some information that might be helpful. So far there have been 26 students who have introduced themselves in the Facebook group. No one has mentioned anything about being accepted off the waitlist, but I will post here if that changes. 

 

It seems that there are a few forum-posters that have received multiple acceptances and I've heard of other friend-of-a-friends who received multiple offers as well. I hope this means the waitlist will start moving soon. I know multiple people on the waitlist this year and if I get wind of any acceptances, this is the first place I'll post  :)

 

I'm thinking of you guys! Hang in there... it is certainly not over yet.

 What is this facebook group that you speak of?

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I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and were able to get their mind off of the waitlist purgatory! I spent some time enjoying the outdoors at camp with family and friends when the weather was nice, watched movies and planned for my upcoming trip while stuck inside due to bad weather, and capped off the weekend by spending all of today studying for my upcoming licensing exam eek! I tried my absolute hardest to not spare a single thought to medical school and focus on enjoying living in the moment and I (mostly) succeeded  :P

 

I know this upcoming week will be stressful and filled with emotions for everyone as the majority of us that will be accepted off of the waitlist will find out within the next few days. But alas, I must keeping believing that everyone happens for a reason.

 

So on that note, I would just like to sincerely wish everybody the best of luck with getting that long awaited acceptance email! And I will leave you with the song my mom plays for me whenever I get overwhelmed, stressed, sad, insert anything other emotion here, about this situation. Because although it is hard to accept this "que sera, sera" attitude, it is very true. This experience thus far has already taught me a lot about myself and gave me skills that will help me through the rest of my life, so for that I am thankful.

 

 

Looking forward to hearing updates from everyone!

 

Yours in anticipation,

 

JASTG

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"Dear Applicant,

 

The following movement has occurred on the ranked waitlist for the Entering class of 2017:

 

The class now has 58 confirmed learners.  At this time we are awaiting response from the remaining 6 offers that have been already sent out.

 

We made 12 additional offers from the waitlist to date.  Therefore, 29 applicants remain on the waitlist.

 

You will receive another update in 1 week or prior to that if the class reaches 64 confirmed learners."

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Firstly, a HUGE congratulations to all those (who have posted, have not posted, and aren't on the forum) who got accepted off of the waitlist!!! :)

 

Secondly, I am just wondering if anybody knows if NOSM will send a declined waitlist seat immediately after (like they did when initial acceptances were declined), or if they wait to send them out until after the week time frame to make a decision has passed? According to some other med school forums it seems that some schools do the latter, so I'm just trying to figure out if I should hold on to the teeniest tiniest glimmer of hope for the next 7 days, or let it go.

 

Getting that email yesterday sent me through another wave of emotions knowing I was not one of the 12 people to get a waitlist offer. I told myself to accept it and move on and begin preparing for the next cycle. And now here I am hoping there's still a chance! I'm continually flip flopping back and forth...I guess its just a hard thing to accept when you want it so bad!

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Hey, guys. I just thought I would let you know that someone posted on the Facebook group that they received an offer of admission to NOSM and also to another school and that they have yet to decide which offer they will accept. Just remember that it isn't a given that those last six offers will all be accepted. Stay hopeful  :)

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1 hour ago, MDwannabe02 said:

Any updates on the wait-list? I feel like it's been a while since someone posted on this thread. 

I too have been surprised by the silence on here! I'm sure everyone is experiencing many emotions during this process. Here's the email we received on Thursday...

"Dear Applicant,

The following movement has occurred on the ranked waitlist for the Entering class of 2017:

The class now has 62 confirmed learners.  At this time we are awaiting response from the remaining 2 offers that have been already sent out.

We made 13 additional offers from the waitlist to date.  Therefore, 28 applicants remain on the waitlist.

You will receive another update in 1 week or prior to that if the class reaches 64 confirmed learners."

Only one person on the forum has posted about receiving an offer off of the waitlist. We shall see what this next week brings, though I anticipate that it will not be much longer until we find out the class has been filled!

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3 hours ago, justasmalltowngirl said:

I too have been surprised by the silence on here! I'm sure everyone is experiencing many emotions during this process. Here's the email we received on Thursday...

"Dear Applicant,

The following movement has occurred on the ranked waitlist for the Entering class of 2017:

The class now has 62 confirmed learners.  At this time we are awaiting response from the remaining 2 offers that have been already sent out.

We made 13 additional offers from the waitlist to date.  Therefore, 28 applicants remain on the waitlist.

You will receive another update in 1 week or prior to that if the class reaches 64 confirmed learners."

Only one person on the forum has posted about receiving an offer off of the waitlist. We shall see what this next week brings, though I anticipate that it will not be much longer until we find out the class has been filled!

Weird... I got the first update email but not the second.  Anyone else not get this second waitlist update?

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4 hours ago, rural_roots said:

Weird... I got the first update email but not the second.  Anyone else not get this second waitlist update?

Email them ASAP tomorrow!! I received the email at 930 on June 1. I'm sure you have also read people's posts about email mix-ups! You never know what could be waiting! ;)

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