Hi there, I'm having a little trouble understanding your circumstances. What I think is happening here is you are applying via the Graduate category to Auckland's MBChB programme, using your MPhil from Waikato, is that correct?...
Otherwise... What should I do?
What?? No I personally don't get the idea. This is such a strange and bizarre reason to be wary of an in-person meeting. If anything, the person you are meeting (let's say head of the admissions process) has everything to lose if they were to offer you "bribes" or "sexual favors" as you could easily go public and out them for it. It's a weird level of paranoia to fear in-person meetings for this reasonI am wary of in person meetings for two reasons:
1) The potential for abuse. Bribes. Sexual favors. You get the idea.
Yeah no. There's a variety of alternative entry schemes (one of which you sound like you could have qualified for) that aims to promote diversity. Looking back historically, the medical class is supremely more diverse nowadays than they were 40-50 years ago.I do understand they genuinely do have problems with diversity. They like to think that fairness means everybody is all the same (the same courses the same cohort) so they can rank them.
That's quite a confrontational tone there... May I ask why it was this way? Did your supervisor support your submission? Was your supervisor happy with the thesis you were submitting? Was your supervisor aware you had intended to submit your thesis in a single year? I'm struggling to understand why it was that when you submitted your thesis, the university had to look for a regulation to deny the submission.It was on this advice that I chose to enrol in the 120 point MPhil with the University of Waikato.
I submitted my thesis for examination in 2018 and the University said the couldn't find a regulation that said they couldn't send it to examiners. So they sent it to examiners.
Just trying to understand what's actually happened... What happened after submitting the revised thesis? Did the revised thesis get accepted by the University of Waikato? Does the University of Waikato agree that you have completed the requirements of MPhil? Has the University of Waikato approved you for graduation?Within 10 weeks of receiving the outcome of examination I supplied a thesis that had been substantively updated in response to examiners reports to the University in fulfilment of regulations for the Degree.
So... I supplied evidence. The supplied evidence was: The reports of the examiners. The University regulations (that say the outcome of examination is required to be based in the reports of the examiners). I also supplied the information that I supplied a thesis that had been substantively updated in fulfilment of regulations for the Degree.
Okay.... Had you been offered a place in Auckland medicine subject to completion of the MPhil? Because selection isn't *just* on eligibility. It's also competitive in that all eligible candidates are ranked by GPA + UCAT + Interview, and successful candidates are offered places in the medicine programme.He said I had not been selected so it was irrelevant. But selection is *on the basis of eligibility* so I don't understand.
I don't think those are the same things. Workplace bullying is a serious issue for the medical profession, and I can sort of see how you connected those dots, but I'm not seeing how that's really applicable to your situation regarding university admission. As an applicant having a meeting with an admissions person, you are more akin to a patient than a junior colleague - you're not stuck working with them everyday, whether you get in or not, and if they suggested anything inappropriate, there's nothing to stop you going public and outing them. If you haven't even started your medical degree, you would have a lot less to lose by going public, than a junior doctor in surgical training who has done 6 years med school + however many PGY years it took them to get on the surgical training programme (generally a lot more than 2) + however far they are in their surgical training.This is more relevant than you may suppose, however, Pump. You see, you come out as a PGY2 or whatever and then you need to see about having your application processed for specialist training. With the General Pratitioners or the Surgeons or whatever. And you need for various people to sign off that you have done various things that you have or have not done as the case may be.
There is in fact a culture whereby senior people often do behave badly by conveying strongly (perhaps overtly lying) to the effect that people are required to give them favors or bribes or emotional support or brownnose to them or whatever whatever on demand. Violate the labor laws. Etc etc.. That if people won't do these things (won't violate regulations) then they will refuse to sign them off / refuse to process their application etc.
Sure, but there also needs to be communication, and mutual understanding - communication is a two-way street, after all. You seem to have said a lot about how you think you have met requirements and how you think you should be admitted to Auckland MBChB; there seems to be a lot missing about your working relationship with your research supervisor and with the University of Waikato, and the actual status of your MPhil according to the University of Waikato (rather than just your own perceived status of having completed requirements.)There needs to be a process of independent and objective people who are capable of reasoning about regulations and about whether regulations have been followed. There needs to be fairness. There needs to be accountability.