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2012-2013 Emory University Application Thread

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  1. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-2 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Space reserved for prompt.

    Please PM the essays or lack thereof to me when the secondary is available and I will update this.

    Good luck to everyone applying! :luck:
     
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  3. midevilrabbi

    midevilrabbi UMiami First Year 2+ Year Member

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    11-12 Rejected no interview out of state
     
  4. Wishing4MD

    Wishing4MD 2+ Year Member

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    What were your stats, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  5. GooseWing

    GooseWing 5+ Year Member

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    They're listed n his sig. 3.81/32O
     
  6. BurntFlower

    BurntFlower 7+ Year Member

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    Sorry to hear that.
     
  7. midevilrabbi

    midevilrabbi UMiami First Year 2+ Year Member

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    Just check my signature. From UMiami, but limited medical exposure.

    3.79 science, 3.81 Overall, 32O
     
  8. Snuke

    Snuke 5+ Year Member

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    Hello! I am an incoming MS-1 this year, so I don't know much yet other than the basic applicant information, but I will soon! I hope to be of use to anyone who needs it.
     
  9. MDPhDJourney

    MDPhDJourney 2+ Year Member

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    Emory's my top choice!
     
  10. BurntFlower

    BurntFlower 7+ Year Member

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    What made you decide to go to Emory over other schools?
     
  11. AlexUniv

    AlexUniv AlexUniv 2+ Year Member

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    Don't mind me, just another applicant....
     
  12. Snuke

    Snuke 5+ Year Member

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    I had a few other acceptances, but once I got Emory, that was the end of my search. The general feeling of campus, students, and staff is so welcoming and friendly. The resources at Emory are superior to many places, due to the proximity of the CDC (Center of Disease Control) and Grady Hospital. Grady is a community safety net hospital, which means that you see all stages of the common diseases (and uncommon) and due to the large influx of patients, even medical students are able to get a great deal of hands-on experience. Plus, Emory students typically have very good success for residency.
     
  13. spacetomatoes

    spacetomatoes 2+ Year Member

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    Application is in! Emory is a very long shot for me, but a girl's gotta dream, right? Good luck, everyone!
     
  14. TeddyBoomBoom

    TeddyBoomBoom 5+ Year Member

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    damn..... sorry bro
     
  15. cjc71

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    Hey!

    Just got an email from Emory acknowledging my application and saying that secondaries would be available in mid-July :)

    Can't wait!!
     
  16. ccfman1991

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    +1
     
  17. byaaaaaaah23

    byaaaaaaah23 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Same; verified 6/7.
     
  18. kettlecorn91

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    Got that email too! This cycle is a few weeks behind last one ...
     
  19. GrabSlamBoot

    GrabSlamBoot 5+ Year Member

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    Hmm not me. Verified 6/5. Still waiting on committed letter to come in but that shouldn't hold up my secondaries
     
  20. oliveoil123

    oliveoil123 5+ Year Member

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    Quiet here too. Submitted 6/7, verified 6/19, re-verified 6/29 after an academic change request...
     
  21. pv515

    pv515 2+ Year Member

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    Got email that says to expect secondary in mid July.
     
  22. pfaction

    pfaction 5+ Year Member

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    I didn't get anything and my letters are not in yet.
     
  23. j0tt3r

    j0tt3r Working on it 2+ Year Member

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    I got the email and my letters are not in yet.
     
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    pfaction 5+ Year Member

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    I guess I'm pre-secondary rejected ;)
     
  25. GrabSlamBoot

    GrabSlamBoot 5+ Year Member

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    Haha kind of worried since no email here either.
     
  26. j0tt3r

    j0tt3r Working on it 2+ Year Member

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    They're in the process of entering thousands of us into their system, and right before a holiday (so people in their offices are probably taking vacation around this time). I'm not a 'stellar applicant' so if I got an email I'm sure yours will arrive within the next few days! :)
     
  27. Snuke

    Snuke 5+ Year Member

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    Don't freak out if you don't get a secondary or even interview when you think you ought to receive one. I had a strong overall application, yet when I hadn't heard anything from Emory for months after I submitted my secondary in late July/early August, I wrote the school off and was planning to go to another school.

    However, I received my interview invite 3 days before Christmas, got the acceptance at the soonest possible date, and had generous aid. Who can figure?

    So as much as possible, just relax. This is a very long cycle, and it's not over until it's over.
     
  28. GrabSlamBoot

    GrabSlamBoot 5+ Year Member

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    Just got it.
     
  29. AlexUniv

    AlexUniv AlexUniv 2+ Year Member

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    Same here. Also, here are the prompts:

    A. If it was not included on your AMCAS application, please list your entire curriculum plan for the 2012-2013 academic year. If you are not currently in school, please briefly describe (in 100 words or less) what you are doing now.

    B. Briefly describe (in approximately 100 words) your health-related experiences. Be sure to include important experiences that are in your AMCAS application, as well as any recent experiences.

    C. Briefly describe (in approximately 100 words) your interest in Emory.

    D. What do you consider to be the role of the physician in the community? (100 words or less)

    E. Do you have any updates or new information to report since you have submitted your AMCAS primary application? If so, please describe below. (100 words or less)

    Also, if you're aplying MD/MPH, we get an extra question:

    Please describe any past experience in public health and how you wish to combine medicine with public health in your future career (500 words or less).
     
  30. AlexUniv

    AlexUniv AlexUniv 2+ Year Member

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    Also, what are you guys doing for B?

    It is asking to describe health related experienceS, as in, all of them? In 100 words? Uh, what?:confused:
     
  31. weezynation

    weezynation 2+ Year Member

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    I only have shadowing a hospital volunteering. I was able to convey everything in 5 sentences...3 about shadowing and 2 about volunteering. You just cant go into serious detail.
     
  32. typicalindian

    typicalindian 5+ Year Member

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    Damn that secondary looks easy. Wish they would send it to me :/
     
  33. AlexUniv

    AlexUniv AlexUniv 2+ Year Member

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    I guess I'll be doing something similar. It just seems like a very trivial question. Experiences without any sort of detailed explanation doesn't sound like med school secondaries at all.....
     
  34. GrabSlamBoot

    GrabSlamBoot 5+ Year Member

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    These word limits are tough
     
  35. giants25

    giants25 5+ Year Member

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    Just submitted!
    Yea you just can't go into too much depth, especially for the first 2. The last 2 I felt I did a good job in like 4-5 sentences each, you just need to be concise.
     
  36. FlightlessBird

    FlightlessBird 5+ Year Member

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    For this question "The interview season is September 2012 through late February 2013.Where will you be during this time? (Limit 1000 characters)," what really are they asking? Where will we be physically? Or what?
     
  37. DCSB6

    DCSB6 2+ Year Member

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    still no secondary!!
     
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    collegestud2013 5+ Year Member

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    weezynation 2+ Year Member

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    I literally said, I will be in "random city." That's it.
     
  40. FlightlessBird

    FlightlessBird 5+ Year Member

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    I just really wonder why they give us 1000 characters to fill it out. It takes like...20. Why am I being mind****ed and I'm not even on the essay questions?!
     
  41. weezynation

    weezynation 2+ Year Member

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    I would have explained what I will be doing also considering it was 1000 characters, but didnt because of the other question about my activities over the next year.
     
  42. uva11

    uva11 5+ Year Member

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    seriously.. if they sent out that very first email to everyone at the same time, why are they staggering the secondary? especially starting on a friday.. when were you verified? i'm trying to find some pattern because this is my first choice school!
     
  43. FlightlessBird

    FlightlessBird 5+ Year Member

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    Good point. Oh well. I answered the question they asked.
     
  44. DrDestroyMD

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    Anyone else unable to access the cc payment portal?
     
  45. DrDestroyMD

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    NM it's working now, maybe just a problem at the time I was trying to submit before...
     
  46. DCSB6

    DCSB6 2+ Year Member

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    Can I submit Emory's without a secondary invite email? I was verified 6/5, chose to add Emory on 6/29, and I received the "secondary coming July 2012" email around the same time as everyone else. I haven't received the invite yet, though.
     
  47. DrDestroyMD

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    I wouldn't do it...I've heard stories of people doing that previous years and getting straight rejected because of it. Just keep waiting, I'm sure you'll get one. If you're really worried, just call the Admissions Office and ask what the hold up is.
     
  48. weezynation

    weezynation 2+ Year Member

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    +1
     
  49. Tophs

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    Question about individual LORs- from the Emory website, they require "Three letters of recommendation from individuals, two of whom should be individual familiar with your knowledge in the sciences"

    Would a research PI count as one of the two? Mine is certainly "familiar with my knowledge in the sciences" but is it safer to stick with a professor who taught me in a class?
     
  50. ccfman1991

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    Do you have a committee letter?
     
  51. Tophs

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    Nope, no committee at my school so I'm going with the 3 individual letters option.
     

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