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Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2014)' started by Sammich117, 05.22.11.

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  1. premed67783

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    they are blind. neither my faculty or medical student interviewer had access to my GPA or MCAT. I emailed the admissions office asking for feedback. They said they're not allowed to give any feedback until the cycle is over, so that's that.
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    hmm, i m not sure. i can provide u with a few Realtors' numbers and u can go from there. let me know!
  3. vb1

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    Admissions office told me to email
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    They told us that this was the first year they are doing completely blind for the interviewers.
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    Mine was not completely blind. My faculty interviewer had everything but my numbers, and the student had a few of my activities.
  6. equinsu ocha

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    Sorry, I meant blind to numbers, not completely blind.
  7. osumc2014

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    ya they are blind to numbers...who are the med 1's on this board?
  8. who8mahrice

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    My friends who go to OSU here for grad schools say people start looking for housing EARLY, e.g. some start in January. My friends and I are from Seattle where people don't really start looking til Spring quarter...so they didn't find a ton of choices left last year and the year before that. They relied mostly on Craigslist. They started about two months or so earlier last year compared to the year before and found a much nicer place (especially since it's so close to the health professional schools).
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    Last year I know both interviewers had my EC's, and I think the faculty interviewer had my course history, personal history, and GPA/MCAT stuff. I have no idea about this year?
  10. tiedyeddog

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    Yeah, housing here is weird. If you want to live near campus, the best places open up around January and are gone by late February. If you would be ok living in Hilliard, Clintonville, Grove City or somewhere farther away then it doesn't really matter.

    Craiglists is a good resource. I've found places by walking around off campus and writing done phone numbers on "for-rent signs" (which stay up all the time at some apartments, if they have units or not open....) and the off-campus student services site has a great apartment list.

    Actually, I have been wondering how leases and stuff are going to work out for this upcoming year. This will be the whole university's switch to semesters, so for the first time undergrads are coming in mid-August instead of mid-September (It doesn't effect the medical school, we always start the first week of august.) So leases might be weird this first year of semesters, who knows?
  11. DISCOSTEW

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    yikes, sounds crazy, i'm not too familiar with the area. I was just wondering kuz, I'm on the waitlist at my top school, and I'd hate to get locked into a lease and hear back from that school you know?
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    Interviewed on November 16. Here's a little summary for those who have yet to interview and don't know what to expect.

    Arrive at Meiling Hall by 9:45. If possible, have someone drop you off because the only parking was ~$10 for the whole day. Once you go in the building, you don't have to worry about getting lost. There's a big sign in the back of the lobby that will direct your path. DON'T forget your wallet sized photo!! But even if you do, like me, they give you an envelope to send one in.

    Once they come to get you, they take you to a conference room which will be your "home base" for the whole day. You watch a video, listen to a powerpoint lecture, and have speakers on what to expect for the rest of the day, the new curriculum, financial aid, and a current med student's experiences. Then you have lunch with students (try the cranberry pita wrap!). This all occurs in the same room so don't worry about moving a lot.

    After this comes a tour.

    Finally, there are two interviews. In both interviews, they have access to your entire application expect your grades and your MCAT. If you want to discuss something about your grades/MCAT, you can. The first interview is with a faculty member. It was very intimate and chill. I loved my interviewer! The second interview is with a student, just to see if they think you would like OSU.

    Then you're done. No problem!
    I'm sad since I seemed like the only SDN-er on my interview date :(
    Good Luck to all!! :luck:
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  13. DISCOSTEW

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    so searching for housing in June would be pretty tough?
  14. GoZags

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    Interesting, my interviewer last year certainly had my MCAT score because we discussed it specifically....maybe things changed since last year
  15. averagesuperher

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    Does anybody know whether OSU this year will slightly favor people with higher MCATs/GPA than in previous years due to their recent drop in research ranking from #27 to #38? Are they aiming for better candidates number-wise in order to boost their ranking?
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    Should I consider myself done here? Secondary was complete at the end of August and I have yet to hear anything. 35 MCAT, GPA around a 3.80. lots of research, decent clinical experience. Out of state.
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    Pretty sure rankings are based on research funding only. Class profile also plays a role?
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  19. averagesuperher

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    yeah MCAT and GPA play a decent role in the rankings. According to USNews:

    Mean MCAT Score (.13 in the research medical school model, .0975 in the primary-care medical school model) The mean composite Medical College Admission Test score of the 2010 entering class.

    Mean Undergraduate GPA (.06 in the research medical school model, .045 in the primary-care medical school model) The mean undergraduate grade-point average of the 2010 entering class.

    Acceptance Rate (.01 in the research medical school model, .0075 in the primary-care medical school model) The proportion of applicants to the 2010 entering class who were offered admission.
  20. vb1

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    Wow. +1 to your question then.
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    As every medical school does, they try to pick students who have the highest MCAT/GPA/Best EC's/Best fit for the school. I would say having a high MCAT and GPA helps you just as it has everyone one else with high stats every year.

    Don't consider yourself done yet. There is still hope. :)

    Class profile along with residency PD's evaluations do count.

    I just want to say that the ranking does include MCAT scores and GPA. Just to be clear, however, OSU's drop in rankings was not caused by a drop in matriculant GPAs and MCATs and any other metric concerned with medical students or medical education. The drop concerned a change in the metric for research funding. I believe it was a change from sheer amount of award money to a metric that took in money received per faculty member. Could be wrong, but either way, the drop was not caused by a drop in medical student quality or a quality in education. It purely had to do with research funding in the COM.
  22. osumc2014

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    :thumbup: yep

    as to you guys' question about accepting higher ranked students, they accept higher ranked students each year (if you look at the MCAT and GPA overall average of the last 10 years, there's an upward trend), bc OSU is trying to increase their ranking and prestige yearly as every other school desires to. That is actually good for the school, meaning we care to make ourselves well established for in the future when you apply to residencies.
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    Mirror Lake jump was last night. Say hello to one of the best unofficial traditions in college sports! You'll have plenty of time for this kind of stuff, btw. :)
  24. latrala2300

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    i interviewed here a few weeks ago, and think it's a great school!

    pros: curriculum, people seem nice, clinical sites, rep

    cons: if you fail more than 3 exams, you're out. i'm verrrry hesitant about this.

    regardless, i look forward to hearing back.
  25. osumc2014

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    The chances of this happening is 0. They will warn you and tell you to have a leave of absence (a few students did this last year) after you failed your 2nd test, then you just repeat the part of 1st year you failed and hopefully by then you won't fail anymore. Really the goal of medical school is to succeed, you shouldn't worry about failing as much as learning a study strategy that works for you.
  26. latrala2300

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    i completely get what you're saying, but i dont like that level of stress (i.e. will this exam be the one that finishes me? :laugh:)--especially compared to other schools where you have to fail entire courses and then some to be required a year off or repeat. i won't let this one factor decide between schools, but it is certainly a consideration that i thought would be valuable for applicants on here to see.
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    There s really no pressure once you gauge how the first few tests go, it's fairly hard to fail a test (let alone 3), if you did then you really didn't get the material, and we have lots of people whose jobs is to help you get better at studying. You have to trust that if we accepted you, then we think you will succeed and work hard.
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    thanks for the insider's perspective! i'll probably send you a PM a few months down the line once i have a firm sense of final outcomes at schools.
  29. averagesuperher

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    hey does anyone know whether your application status is supposed to change once you go in for your interview? I completed my interview last week but on my application page it still says "Interview Invitation" as my current status.
  30. tiedyeddog

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    Well, medicine is stressful. Like in real life, you don't get multiple chances to do things right. At least everything is pass/fail. I can't even imagine going to a school that wasn't pass/fail.
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    Ohio State is pass/fail? Our second years said it was honors/high pass.... And that people who get honors get an additional $5,000 scholarship the next year. Not true?
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    How the heck do you set up the OSU email? What's the student.# business?
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    Honors/Letters/Pass/Fail
    top 10%/top25%/rest
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    I guess I should have been more clear, OSUMC is right. We don't have grades for any given test but there is cumulative ranking for Deans letters/AOA. This is for my class, btw. Don't know if they are changing this.
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    Woo, interview invite for 2/1! Just saw it when I checked my status this morning :)
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    Been looking around online, however I have seen nothing concerning how Ohio State weighs multiple MCATs. Does anyone know?
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    Congratulations!! You're going to have a great time :)

    I took the MCAT twice, but my OSU profile page only lists my highest score. I don't know for sure that they only consider your best testing, but it made me feel good to only see the one. Good luck!
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    I hate to nitpick, but this isn't entirely true. At second look this year, the dean said that a very slight drop in matriculant GPA (0.02) resulted in OSU losing a point in USNWR's ranking criteria.. pretty ridiculous that such a small change can result in a point deduction, but it did happen and played a part in the rankings.

    Still, you're right about research being the main cause of the ranking drop. USNWR moved from a system rewarding total research dollars per school to a system of rewarding research dollars per faculty member, which favors schools like standford and penalizes schools like OSU and UC Denver.
  39. DrMeowMeow

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    When is the next time ohio state is accepting people? This wednesday?
  40. EleanorAutumn

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    For those who interviewed on Nov 14th - anyone have any idea when calls/decisions are supposed to be released tomorrow? Or for people who already heard back ... when did your status change? I'm hoping for good news!
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    Calls are usually made from 7-11pm and statuses are changed the next morning
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    Thank you!
  43. averagesuperher

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    My status still says "Interview Invitation" even though it's been more than a week since I've interviewed there. Is there suppose to be a chance in the online status to "interview Completed" or is something wrong with the processing of my application? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help
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    mine says interview completed. interviewed on 11/9.
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    Interview Invite today! Scheduled for Feb. 1st. Since I was complete for almost 3 months there now I just figured it was a silent rejection, and then when I saw the email that I had a status change I thought for sure it was the rejection. BUT NO!

    February is kind of late, is OSU rolling or non-rolling, or do you think there is much/any disadvantage interviewing this late?

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    Rolling, it's a bit late but not bad at all. I'd check in periodically to see if they have spots earlier.
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    My status also gives a link saying interview completed. When I clicked on it, I got a form letter that said:

    "We hope you enjoyed your interview day experience. You will be able to view your admission decision from your status page in about ten business days from the date of your interview. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the College of Medicine Admissions Office at 614-292-7137 or by e-mail at [email protected]."

    interviewed around the same time as karma yogi. :luck::xf:
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    Did you get a decision from the admissions committee yet from the Nov 9th interview?
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    Posted on their twitter:

    "If you interviewed on November 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 or 21 you will receive an admission decision by Friday, December 2, 2011."
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    is it too late to apply? urban meyer coming to ohio state makes it my #1 :laugh: :rolleyes:
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