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2011-2012 Virginia Commonwealth University Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2014)' started by DocInProgress, 08.04.07.

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  1. DocInProgress

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    Does receiving a VCU secondary gaurantee an interview there? It seems that, from the status page, interviews will be given in accordance to priority score and date of completion.
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    I don't believe so. But they do screen, so if you got an application, they may at least be somewhat interested in you.
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    no, but you have a pretty good shot.
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    Straight from VCU's secondary page

    "Only about 60 percent of our candidates will be interviewed"

    Which I assume means 60 percent of those receiving secondaries.
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    Can I ask what is VCU?
  6. riversoul

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    Virginia Commonwealth University
  7. Sammich117

    Sammich117 Nerdfighter Moderator Emeritus

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    - Name of any relative who has received or will receive their M.D. from our school.
    - Did you participate in a VCU sponsored enrichment program? (Project ACEe, VA Governor's School, HCOP)
    - Have you previously applied to our School Of Medicine? If yes, what additional qualifications do you have? (Limit 150 characters.)
    - Please select top three specialties that most interest you if you were to have to make a selection today.
    - Supplemental Essay: The admissions committee requests that you write an essay that provides us with some insight into why you would like to join VCU School of Medicine. (Limit 8000 characters)
    - Interested in Fairfax or MCV hospitals during 3rd or 4th year?
    - Please briefly explain any lapses in your undergraduate education
    - SAT or ACT score

    Best of luck with your application :luck::luck::luck:!
    Last edited: 07.08.11
  8. uvagal216

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    first post!! :D
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    Beat me to it. I'm pretty sure they screen secondaries, but does anyone with expertise know some baseline figures of GPA/MCAT to receive a secondary, or is it less critical?

    I've spent a majority of my life in VA and was born in Richmond (804 represent!) so I'm hoping that I'll get to detail this on the secondary
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    I think only about 40% of OOS applicants end up getting secondaries. It doesn't seem they screen too harshly though; a lot of people with low GPAs and <30 MCATs ending up getting the secondary last year.
  11. uvagal216

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    Admissions lady said average is 29.1
  12. vickpick

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    average what? MCAT? for accepted instate?
  13. aSagacious

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    I think that's the average MCAT for matriculants, acceptees is closer to 31.
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    I thought that was the average MCAT for receiving a secondary per the question in post 3.
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    aSagacious Send in the clowns Moderator Emeritus

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    Oh, I think you're right (I'm not sure of the secondary cutoff). I do know, though, that the matriculant average is 29.1 (10.2 B, 9.7 P, 9.3 V).
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    Wow, I thought the VCU thread would be a lot more active; it's usually one of the more active threads every year. I was in line to interview here last year but didn't get the chance because I applied late. Show me some love, VCU!
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    Just recieved an email to an application status page. Good luck everyone.
    Last edited: 07.05.11
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    Did anyone else get an e-mail from VCU with the link to the application status page?
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    Yes, I just received the same email. Apparently it's not the secondary, just one of those "we've received your application" emails.
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    +1
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    Good. I hope they take their time sending out the secondaries. Flooded with enough other ones already
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  23. Don15

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    so just to be sure, no one received a pin in their email rite?
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    It's easy to miss, but the link tells you what your PIN should be right above where you need to type it in. So yes, it wasn't in the e-mail.
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    DOB: MMDDYYYY = Pin
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    oh ok thanks!
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    Just got the secondary.
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    +1
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    +2 :)
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    How long did it take from amcas submit until the secondary email?
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    I was verified july 1 and just received it now.
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    also received secondary!
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    Getting a secondary also!
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    Can more than three LOR's be sent? I have the two science, one non-science and was hoping to send an add'l for working in a medical laboratory. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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    7th secondary for this week! i'm so stressed!
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    also got the secondary just now. it comes via status page, not email, so check your status page!
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    I got an e-mail telling me that I was invited to complete the secondary and to log in to the website to do so. You have 60 days from when you are invited to complete the secondary.
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    Secondary here too! Verified June 8. Got the status page email yesterday, secondary today!

    Congrats everybody! More are coming, I am sure of it!
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    Got a secondary!!!!
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    Looks like this is one of the easier supplementals I'll have to fill out. The only question is "Why VCU?"
  41. SteveJMarist

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    Screened in too :D! I needed some good news. Not too sure how intense their screen is, but I'll take it!
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    Their e-mail scared the bejesus out of me. Normally, when a school sends those "Check yourself for an update" e-mails, it ain't never good news.
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    :laugh:, I felt the same way.
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    OOS student, got the secondary!
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    8000 characters. Thats a lot of space for a lot of reasons
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    I feel you. I'm in the same boat here!
  47. nr6unhH

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    can VCU's M1 or M2 comment on why VCU question?

    & two rotating sites?

    thank you in advance! :)
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    Question: Should we indicate ALL the courses on the secondary that fulfill their requirements? For example, I am a bio major and have 15 courses that would meet their bio req....
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    Yeah, I really don't know what to say for 8,000 characters. I'm kinda sputtering out at about 4k.
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