Originally Posted by monty
Thanks for the input. It's crazy to think that as an IP applicant with good EC's, a decent gpa and an above average interview that I'm not competitive enough for a seat. I won't be writing the mcat this year so it is depressing to think that this will probably take another 2 years unless my naq shoots up by a few points. I am a nontrad, did an arts degree first which actually brought my gpa down lol.
Hey monty (and everyone else that received sad news today),
I haven't posted in this thread before, but I've been following it obsessively this whole time. This is my third time applying and I got my official regrets today too, so I guess it's onto my fourth. Let's not despair. In the grand scheme of things, a few years is nothing. If I had figured this out sooner, I think I would've spent my last two years very differently. Consider it as a gift (I know..roll eyes..) it's an opportunity to grow and do everything you wanted. Don't hold back and do things only for med school, there will be plenty of time for that when we're in med school. Of course med school is the end goal, but there is no real rush, we'll all get there eventually. Use this time as a chance to do what you always wanted (...other than med) , you'll look back in 10 years and it won't be something you regret.
On another note, congratz to all of you who have gotten in, waitlist or not. It is definately a hard trek: mentally, physically, and emotionally draining. I really look forward to meeting and working with all of you someday.