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2011-2012 SUNY Downstate Application Thread

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

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  1. sdsoccer

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    are hotels in brooklyn generally pretty safe? or... should i find something closer to the city?
  2. doctorSOX

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    A friend of mine got an acceptance letter by mail today! They're out!
  3. NYCmedschoolapp

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    AHHHHHHHH. Do you know when he/she interviewed?
  4. ajc28

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    A friend of mine did also. What a coincidence ;)
  5. lovedocta07

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    any OOSers complete early august get an interview?
  6. doctorSOX

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    I just got mine now too! My friend interviewed on Sept. 15th and I was Sept. 14th. Good luck to everyone, I'm sure yours are on the way!
  7. sdsoccer

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    what hotel/where did u all stay for the interview?
    any recommendations?
  8. Steve Nash

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    post-interview hold :( does anyone know what my chances are of still getting in? i had an interview in early september so does this mean i just blew my interview?
  9. sigur

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    Dude! I interviewed on the 14th as well and I just got an email notification of my acceptance!
  10. ghostman

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    ditto! congrats!
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    I am from New York and I can tell you that I'm probably the meanest person in the school. I never smile and I never help.
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    Troll med student continues to troll. Both in school and online. :rolleyes:
  13. FIREitUP

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    accurate
  14. anbuitachi

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    ^see he agrees with me.

    I'm not a troll! I only tell the truth. :thumbup:
  15. angleslam08

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    +1, interviewed on 9/7. Def relieved after getting rejected from upstate on wed :laugh:
  16. pokemoniscool

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    Whoooooo in the same boat as you guys. Pretty exciting!
  17. Velour Fog

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    Should I keep a cool head if I interviewed in early October and have not heard anything yet? Too early still--right??!?!



    RIGHT??!?!
  18. FIREitUP

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    the only time you smile is when you're having happy dreams in histo
  19. angleslam08

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    chillax breh :cool: , altho that is prolly much easier said than done...
  20. kexy

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    Well, it looks like everyone accepted interviewed in early-mid September... so I would guess that you're fine! Has anyone with an October interview been accepted?
  21. danceonskis

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    lol, I think we are the same person. Live in Seattle, lived in DC, unfamiliar with NYC, and interviewing an downstate...

    Also- for the current students- when you say "dorms," do you mean, dorms just for med students? And are they apartment style? Also, what is the campus "vibe" like?
  22. danceonskis

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    Complete Sep 21, II Oct 21! : D
  23. dexmus

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    acceptance email yesterday! interviewed 10/4 - really fast turnaround
  24. Chinchillin89

    Chinchillin89 Relaaaaaxxxx...

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    "On hold for Spring consideration..."

    What does this mean?
  25. SS01

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    It means they havent made a decision yet - and they will re-evaluate your application in the spring. If it makes you feel better - I received the same notice after my interview last year..and then in the beginning of summer I was notified that I was on the high priority alternate list - then a few weeks later I was accepted! It's a long journey for you - stay patient. Best of luck
  26. NeuralNetwork

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    has anyone been accepted by regular mail, but not received an email? oos, interviewed late september
  27. TheGloaming

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    Rejected via snail mail post-interview OOS. Oh well, the school was made for New Yorkers.
  28. Velour Fog

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    Interview date, por favor?
  29. TheGloaming

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  30. iamahippo

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    Interview invite today for 11/21! I'm trying to get the date changed.
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    Interviewed there today. Really liked it and the interview was pretty relaxed. Seemed like it would be a good place to attend.
  32. anbuitachi

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  33. neuroengineer

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    When was your file complete ?

    Stats (if you dont mind)
  34. Asyouwereatrio

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    Glad you liked it! Hope you come here next year! We have a very diverse (in all meanings of the word) which is very cohesive, social, and smart at the same time! :D

    Might be initially costly for OOS students, but there's always in-state tuition next year! (I'm in that boat right now)
  35. Alejandro

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    Interviewed here yesterday! I must admit, the school definitely has some age. But when you put it into context of NYC in general, it's pretty normal in my opinion. Having a chance to spend an extra day here helped me get a bit more acclimated to everything-definitely.

    I think what is totally winning me over is the state tuition, and the possibility of doing an MD/MPH in 4 years...(12K+ for the MPH, not bad)

    The people here were quite nice, and I think they take pride in emphasizing clinicals, and trying not to win people over simply on aesthetics. Besides, if you really hate downstate, the M4s were telling us that you could do all of your elective rotations away from brooklyn (except the required ones)...

    I think what really is awesome about this school is that downstate is definitely a safety-net hospital. I've never been to NYPresbyterian, but I could imagine being there having patients reluctant to see me simply because I'm an M3 or an M4. Having worked in a safety-net hospital, I know that the patients in general are often more accommodating and willing to go with the flow of things.

    I think what I did like was that my interviewer had the same level of energy that I had during the interview...the others I went to were definitely lobsided which made it awkward at times. woo hoo! go downstate!
  36. rhcp90

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    I was there too. Were you one of the kids from seattle? haha
  37. Alejandro

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    ....maybe...lol
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    Thought so. The fact that you post in the GW, Dartmouth, and Pitt thread are dead giveaways!
  39. DrTerp

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    are acceptances by email or snail mail? or both? i interviewed here (loved every second of it) on 9/27 and haven't heard from them.
  40. Velour Fog

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    +1

    Godf*@#ingdamnit.
  41. WisdomDoc

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    Still waiting to hear something...been under "initial review" since 7/25.
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    On hold....WL #2 for the day, FACK!!
  43. anbuitachi

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    nice to meet you guys today!!!
  44. NYCmedschoolapp

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    Velour Frog and CaliBalla - sorry to hear!

    How were you notified?
  45. Velour Fog

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    Pretty sure all their notifications are via snail mail. This one was.
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    Both.
  47. angleslam08

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    i received snail mail acceptance notification and then much later same day got an email serving as confirmation of acceptance with a copy of the acceptance response form. just sent mine in td. Very psyched and grateful to have this acceptance
  48. lovedocta07

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    complete early august OOS still waiting for an interview...anyone in the same position??
  49. kautionwirez

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    +1, gonna send a update letter soon.
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    I recently sent an update letter, but that was because my activities were significant enough to hopefully warrant a change. They were very quick in updating my checklist so I say to go for it.
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