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2011-2012 Oregon Health & Sciences University Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2014)' started by Sammich117, May 22, 2011.

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  1. Y88

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    yea having 91% OOS applicants for 30% of the acceptances does not look good for me...no love for the secondaries here yet either.
  2. dsoz

    dsoz Accepted OHSU C/O 2017

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    I would say apply, but don't expect a lot without an MCAT over 32. Of course, this is coming from someone that thinks of you as "the competition." :)

    dsoz
  3. Jimmer

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    I wouldn't worry about the secondary, not that many have been sent out yet and the screen to receive them is set fairly low. you may worry about the quote below, but read the corollary as well. good luck.

    the corollary may give you more hope than the previous quote.

    and shazzbot is an OOS non-URM, like many of us.
  4. mybubbles627

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    does anyone understand the order they send out secondaries? it clearly can't be on a first apply first receive basis. i thought ohsu doesn't' screen for secondaries so i don't get why they aren't being sent to everyone. maybe they are changing it this year due to the MMI format.
  5. mybubbles627

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    how do you know that the 2014 incoming class will be 160? I think the 2012 class will be around 132, they seem to increase the size by about 4 every year.
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    Because:

    That's why. I was there, and she said it. :)
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    Class of 2015 has 128: 120 MD + 4 MD/MPH + 4 MD/PhD

    During orientation this past week, an SOM administrator told us there will be 160 in the class of 2014.

    Also, OHSU is building a new campus for the Medical and Dental School down on the waterfront (near the base of the tram).

    "...construction should start by the end of 2011 and be complete by the spring of 2014. It is our goal to move our education programs into the new building for the fall quarter of 2014."

    Read more about the Collaborative Life Science Building project. When the building is complete, they will be able to admit more people into the MD program. Physical space (lecture halls and labs) seems to be the limiting factor at this point. Also, the school is implementing some new programs starting this year in preparation for an expansion of the class size...so this isn't a goal or pipe-dream, it's planned. And it comes with a new building.
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  8. Gara

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    Mybubbles take it from Hopefulydoc, myself and all the other Class of 2015ers. OHSU does nothing on any reasonable time frame, ever.

    They won't make sense in how they send out secondaries, in how they offer interviews, or how they offer final notifications. It doesn't necessarily reflect on any individual applicant's chances at all. Good news is that nobody has to worry about what any delay might mean. The bad news is that nobody can really know when they should worry.

    I'm sure they have a system but from what I've gathered it won't be predictable at all. That being said I'm confident the MMI will in fact change everything.

    (Just realized you're a reapplicant Bubbles so you already know all this but for everyone else.)
  9. Northwesterly

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    Thanks, Gara. I understand that OHSU does everything a little late--it's just a little hard to rely on that for comfort with the wait for a secondary creeping up on three months--I think I had my interview scheduled by this time last year.
    Good luck with 1st year!
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    does anyone know how far ohsu got through the 2011 wait list? last i heard it was at 106.
  11. Diggidy

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    So I submitted my primary 6/7 and haven't heard anything from OHSU. Silent rejection or should I plan on possibly getting a secondary from them still? Stats and ECs are in my MD apps (~3.55, 36S), and I figured I'd at least get a secondary from them, but who knows.
  12. Giraffe Guy

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    I am an MD/PhD applicant and submitted my app around then, but I emailed admissions and they said the secondaries are coming out in batches and expect to receive one in three to four weeks (that was the first week of August).

    Hope that helps.
  13. Northwesterly

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    Definitely not a silent rejection. You'd get a secondary even if your stats were 3.0/26S--the question is just when. (September? October? Bueller?)
    And Giraffe Guy, who did you email? I sent an email through the admissions webpage a couple weeks ago and called as well but have yet to hear anything back.
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    MD/PhD admissions.
  15. dsoz

    dsoz Accepted OHSU C/O 2017

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    I found a general OHSU phone number, then asked to be transferred to the School of Medicine Admissions person. I talked to a real person and got all my questions answered.

    on the page http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/contact-us/index.cfm

    Mailing Address
    3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
    Portland, Oregon 97239-3098

    Switchboard
    503 494-8311
    For Students

    • School of Dentistry 503-494-5274
    • School of Medicine 503-494-8220
    • School of Nursing 503-494-7725
    • Registrar's Office 503-494-7800
    • Academic & Student Affairs 503-494-7878
    dsoz
  16. Northwesterly

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    Huh. All I managed was voicemail. Serves me right for calling after lunch, I guess.

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    If you get any information, let us know! I suspect that they're just super slow this year, for whatever reason.
  18. Kiting

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    I was verified on the 15th, received the secondary today.
  19. Northwesterly

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    15th of what? Of June? July? August? (And if August, then all I can say as a 6/7/11-verified applicant is "argh!")
  20. centrigeugle

    centrigeugle less qq, more pew pew

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    Damn it, OHSU.

    y u no have easy secondary :mad:
  21. sharpie1006

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    Finally got the secondary invite via email. Whew. :oops:

    OOS, AMCAS verified 6/1. My secondary deadline is 9/28 (so maybe they're being released monthly?)
  22. sector9

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    +1 except I was verified on 7/8
  23. Y88

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    Same, just received secondary.
  24. Schizotypy

    Schizotypy O.R. they?

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    Same! Verified 6/1, received secondary today.
  25. Kiting

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    Sorry, I was verified 8/15
  26. Northwesterly

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    Dammit! :laugh:
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    +1
    I was verified forever ago but still no secondary
  28. killrforehand

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    Just received the secondary this morning. I was verified 6/8/2011
  29. Kekeirda

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    I wonder iof it has something to do with both of us being re-applicants
  30. Simplify

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    Could be. I am also a reapplicant and have not received the secondary. I was verified ~8 weeks ago iirc.
  31. Northwesterly

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    Your guess is as good as mine--though given the unscreened nature of the secondary and the statement on the admissions site that they go out 2-4 weeks after receipt it's more than a little odd.
  32. Kekeirda

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    Maybe they screen it if you are a reapplicant, but I'm just guessing.
  33. Northwesterly

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    Ha! I just left a voicemail for Mae Culbertson, only to log on to gmail and find a two-minute-old secondary invite. Oh, the irony!
  34. Kekeirda

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    Where's mine? well I'm happy for you anyways
  35. Northwesterly

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    Call the office and you'll get it five minutes ago. :laugh: But seriously, if you haven't gotten it tomorrow and you've been AMCAS verified for at least eight to ten weeks, I'd give a call. Probably won't help any, but I don't see how they could hold it against you--it's not like you're calling the day after primary submission and demanding an interview.
  36. Kekeirda

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    Mine just came in, Finally! Too bad this is the hardest secondary of all time.
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    Anyone debating whether to complete this secondary or not?
    After completing 35 applications, I dunno if I want to commit to this one when I know the OOS ratio is not great. It's kinda weird cuz I was the one all the time telling others to apply since there's nothing to lose.
  38. ddb

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    I just got mine a half hour ago. Maybe they're going out in waves all day. I've been verified since 7/22, so it doesn't really seem to be based on when you verified your AMCAS. This is my state school so I've been dying to get going with it. Good luck everyone!
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    I just got mine as well.
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    Got mine today! Finally! Never been so happy to have 6 essays to do!
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    Thank the FSM for the folks who posted the prompts five weeks ago, is all I can say.
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    +1
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    so done with secondaries. no more. Besides Vandy, which may never come, this was the last one I was waiting on. Now I'm wondering how to withdraw...
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    Vandy actually never comes. We can just wait until expiration date and i guess that will take us out of it
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    .Hi guys,

    I need help answering this question

    Question 2: .
    .What will be your greatest challenge in becoming a physician?

    My take on it is: If accepted, what would be your greatest challenge (in medical school?) in successfully getting an MD degree?

    Any suggestion/ paraphrase?

    Thanks, and good luck to all!
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    After explaining to someone the mysterious black box which is the OHSU admissions process, I received the secondary invite! Just one day after being verified by amcas...
  47. Northwesterly

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    It's whatever you feel like answering, really. You're currently a pre-med. (I'm just making a wild assumption here) Someday you hope to be a physician. What will be your greatest challenge in negotiating that transition? Or more accurately, what challenge do you feel it would be most advantageous to discuss in your OSHU secondary?
    Are you afraid of the sight of blood? Terrified of talking to strangers? Uncomfortable studying for more than forty minutes at a time? (NOTE: These would all be amusingly terrible answers.)
  48. Jimmer

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    secondary! thank you Oregon:thumbup:
  49. Diggidy

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    So I just read through their admissions criteria and the say they look for OOS students with criteria:

    GPA : 3.65+
    MCAT: 32+

    Is this absolute? My MCAT is 36S but my GPA is around a 3.55. Is it worth it to finish the secondary even? I'd like to think I have great ECs, and I have a steep upward trend (last 3 of my total 4 years of school were 3.65 or above), but I don't want to submit and pay this secondary fee if it's going to be an auto-rejection.
  50. dsoz

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    I don't think it is auto rejection, but it would put you into one of their "mission groups" which would make it much easier to gain admission.

    The best thing for you to do would be to call OHSU and ask to speak to an MD admissions person.

    Good luck to you.
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