For all its trials and tribulations, the one thing I can say about the UTAS application/offer debacle for 2017 entry is: the friends I've made here at MSO have made it all worthwhile. I think we've been amazing support for, and supporters of, each other, and I'd love to continue that on in some way as we head into another year. Let's use this thread to keep in touch, bemoan (and then, hopefully, celebrate!) UMAT and GAMSAT, discuss plans for 2017, discuss plans for 2018 (!!), organise catch-ups/commiseration sessions/wine and/or gin nights, and generally just as a place to continue being there for one another. Speaking personally for a second, most of my regular friends and colleagues think I'm crazy for wanting to study Medicine, so having some people around me who not only understand but want the same thing has been freaking awesome! I really would love for that to continue Vocal participants and lurkers alike are more than welcome. Also, all the non-UTAS applicants who feel like they 'lived' this roller coaster with us? More than welcome, too!