Today, we narrowed down Daniel's 17 med schools to 15, yay! Baylor and Ohio State University are out of the running at this point (nothing is officially official yet), here are the others, just in case you're wondering...
* Case Western (Cleveland, OH)
* Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
* Duke (Durham, NC)
* Emory (Atlanta, GA)
* Georgetown (Washington, DC)
* Harvard (Cambridge, MA)
* John's Hopkins (Baltimore, MD)
* Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
* Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)
* Northwestern (Chicago, IL)
* Stanford (Stanford, CA)
* University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)
* University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
* Wake Forest (Winston-Salem, NC)
* Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
We're still waiting for secondaries from Chapel Hill, Emory, Harvard, Stanford, University of Utah, and Wake Forest, so a majority of the schools Daniel picked have picked him too, which is great, but also kind of expected since he's so brilliant :)
We also each picked our top 8 schools from the list of 15, and when we compared our lists, 5 schools matched: Chapel Hill, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, and Madison. We're on the same brainwave for the most part, which we both like a lot!
Daniel's hoping to get as many secondaries done this week as possible, because the sooner he gets them in the sooner he can interview, and the sooner he can interview the sooner he can make a decision and the sooner he makes a decision the sooner we can start making the proper arrangements and maybe visit the area we'll be moving to.
I'm really hoping we have a decision by Christmas, but Daniel pointed out that it's really up to the schools now how quickly they respond. Some schools (like Harvard) are jerks and don't give you a decision until March or April, and most schools give you 2-4 weeks to say "yes" or "no" and put down a $100 deposit to secure your spot at the school. Luckily it's refundable if you change your mind, but it's kind of a big deal to put down money. Daniel says he's going to put down money at like 8 schools though, hopefully we can afford that!
-Daniel and Jenn