I am only applying to yale med school, yep just one. What if I don't get in? well, I will just keep applying. My family will not have it any other way. I come from a long generation line of Yale educated physicians, great grandfathers,grandfather, father, and all my uncles included. Now it's my turn to take part in the tradition, so here we go.
Update: I submitted my primary application today, June 5th 2008. So let the race begin. I guess the next step is the secondary.
Update: Today, june 23rd, I turned in the supplementary application so now it's the wait.
Update: Today, July 29th, Got an interview invite at Yale Baby, got a personal call from someone on the admission's committee. I was so nervous I didnt actually register the converstion in my head. I am flabbergasted, ecstatic and optimistic about my chances.
Update: Today, August 19th, I just got back from New Haven and honestly, I don't know what to think of the interview. The interviewer personally knew my father. He asked 'why aren't you applying to the MD/PhD program?' twice at different times . The first time he asked I just told him that Yale doesn?t allow EDP applicants to apply to the MD/PhD program but the second time he asked I didn?t know what to tell him. How do I tell a PhD that I am not interested in something I have devoted myself to for the last 8 years? I didn?t see this question in any of the interview feedbacks for Yale. It totally caught me off guard. I consider myself an extremely gregarious individual but I felt as if I was pulling teeth with this guy . I don?t even remember smiling. Whenever I made attempts to deviate away from the seriousness he would bring me back to one of my publication topics. I started wondering if I was getting interviewed for a PhD research position or to be an MD student. I expected some emphasis on research because of Yale?s thesis requirement but come on, the whole interview???? What happen to the good old ?tell me about yourself? or ?why Yale? type questions? I was able to answer most of the questions with confidence but got no indication of whether it was the answer he was looking for. No nod, no smile or anything that would signify some sort of approval. This was an extremely humbling experience. I was unable to gather any information about the exact number of students applying to the EDP this year, but I was assured that I certainly wasn?t the only one and that there are usually about 10 EDP applicants per year. I don?t have a good feeling about this but only time will tell.