Rejection Hurts!!

  1. Well, I just received a rejection letter (not even a letter actually, just an e-mail) from the externship program I really! wanted this summer- it was at a big children's hospital with a variety of interesting units and a philosophy of care I like. I am trying to take the view that it just means that God wants me to be at the other externship program I was accepted to; there must be something there He needs me to do, I guess. It is hard to take though! They said they got 65 applications and could only take 12, so I guess that should make me feel better. It's just kind of like, That's all? Not another chance for it? Oh well. Just wanted to vent, that's all! hope I do not put someone else in a sad mood too.
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  3. by   LauraLou
    I'm sorry you didn't get the externship you wanted. I know you must be disappointed. Hopefully the other opportunity will turn out to be great.
  4. by   Be_Bodhi_Pure
    Don't feel discourage, one door closed, another open
  5. by   jnette
    Oh, Rayrae... so very sorry. Anyone who'd say rejection doesn't hurt would be lying. Put your best foot forward and forge ahead... there may well be something even better at the end of that road ! (((HUGS)))
  6. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from Be_Bodhi_Pure
    Don't feel discourage, one door closed, another open
    That is so true! I'm sorry you didn't get the externship, though. I'm sure something good will be taking its place.
  7. by   colleen10
    I'm sorry you didn't get the externship you wanted but it seems to me that the externships with Children's Hospitals are extremely competitive, so don't take it too badly. A classmate of mine applied to a Children's Hospital externship in my area and I couldn't believe all the things she had to go through just be interviewed.

    I think at this point in our academic careers just about any experience is good experience and you have a positive outlook. I think you will enjoy and learn from this other externship too.

    Best of luck,
  8. by   manna
    Sorry to hear that, but like the other posters said, things happen for a reason!
  9. by   Achoo!
    sorry to hear that, hopefully the right opportunity will come along soon!