Dismiss Notice
Check out the new Application Assistant, where you can calculate your LizzyM score, see how you rank compared to other applicants, and see a list of schools where similar students were accepted.
Dismiss Notice
Visit Test Prep Week: Test Prep Week 2016 is happening NOW! Come to the Exhibition Forums for raffles and information about test prep services and vendors.

2012-2013 Wake Forest University Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2015)' started by gettheleadout, 03.07.12.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-1 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    06.22.10
    Messages:
    11,802
    Status:
    Medical Student

    SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
    6.Please answer ONE of the following questions

    1. The Committee on Admissions invites you to share important and/or challenging factors in your background, such as the quality of your early educational environment, socioeconomic status, culture, race, ethnicity or life or work experiences. Please discuss how such factors have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine.

    Or

    2. What do you see as the most likely practice scenario for your future medical career?
    Why do you believe that you are particularly suited for this practice scenario?
    What knowledge, skills and attitudes have you developed that have prepared you for this path?

    You may write as much as you want. This box accepts unlimited text.


    7. Personal Statement

    Complete if you have additional comments or something specific to say to the school.

    You may write as much as you want. This box accepts unlimited text.

    Good luck to everyone applying! :luck:
     
    Last edited: 07.13.12
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. Renaissance Man

    Renaissance Man Saving the World 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    01.23.10
    Messages:
    1,056
    Location:
    East Coast
    Status:
    Medical Student
  4. MDschoolorbust

    MDschoolorbust SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    04.18.12
    Messages:
    487
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Anyone have info on OOS applicants? I love Wake Forest and almost went there for undergrad but I'm a FL resident.
     
  5. Renaissance Man

    Renaissance Man Saving the World 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    01.23.10
    Messages:
    1,056
    Location:
    East Coast
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Well it is a private school, so they don't have to accept a certain number of IS or OOS applicants. I don't know the exact statistics, but I know a lot of out of staters apply. If you loved it there, I would definitely go for it.
     
  6. JCTWP46

    JCTWP46 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    11.09.11
    Messages:
    234
    Status:
    Medical Student
  7. spacetomatoes

    spacetomatoes 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    04.09.12
    Messages:
    95
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Wake is a dream school for me - fingers crossed! Good luck, everyone!
     
  8. Lafakads

    Lafakads 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    10.10.11
    Messages:
    593
    thinking of applying here, do I kinda a long shot tho

    3.7 gpa in engineering
    30 mcat
    avg EC's

    thoughts?
     
  9. Cinclus

    Cinclus Es un pájaro. Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    02.02.11
    Messages:
    3,520
    Location:
    Copper Creek
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Wake has been known to waitlist some applicants with super high numbers, so it's not all numerical stats for them. I think they really are looking for people who fit and who really want to be at Wake. Let them know how much you adore them. It worked for me - they seem to like being shown a lot of love. I won't be attending this year, but I was happy to be accepted to this great school.
     
  10. LabMonster

    LabMonster Clinically relevant. 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    03.11.05
    Messages:
    1,338
    Location:
    West
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    I didn't have stellar stats, but I had job experience, maturity and a definite interest in going to Wake. That was 6 years ago. No BS interest in a program DOES mean something - whether you're talking about medical school or residency.
     
  11. mwall003

    mwall003 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    12.30.09
    Messages:
    396
    Status:
    Medical Student

    What's the best way as an applicant that you can come across in an application showing a lot of interest, but not sounding too kiss butt and suck up? Letters of interest if you haven't received an interview invite within a month or two? Writing well thought out extremely detailed secondary essays incorporating things off their website and how you think it will fit you as a medical student? Any other pieces of advice?
     
    Last edited: 07.01.12
  12. JoeM

    JoeM 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.01.12
    Messages:
    180
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Yeah, I was wondering the same thing.
     
  13. MedPR

    MedPR

    Joined:
    12.01.11
    Messages:
    18,619
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Podiatry
    Secondary received!

    Edit: wait, this isn't a secondary. Just notification that the primary has been received. I didn't realize they screened secondaries.
     
  14. clown22

    clown22 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    03.30.12
    Messages:
    65
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Lol, you freaked me out!
     
  15. spacetomatoes

    spacetomatoes 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    04.09.12
    Messages:
    95
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Is there anything you can do before the receipt of a secondary to express that a school is your first choice? Letter of intent, visiting, calling - anything like that? Wake is 100% my top choice, but I'm a non-traditional student with a lower than average undergrad GPA (but excellent post-bacc gpa) and I'm so concerned about being rejected pre-secondary!
     
  16. YouNeverKnow22

    YouNeverKnow22 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.13.09
    Messages:
    2,133
    Location:
    Grey Street
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    edit: don't think it matters, just sit tight.
     
    Last edited: 07.05.12
  17. MedPR

    MedPR

    Joined:
    12.01.11
    Messages:
    18,619
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Podiatry
    I doubt it matters. If we could, I would send a letter of intent to every single school I applied to telling them they are my top choice. Save it for if you get put on the wait list.
     
  18. milligil

    milligil

    Joined:
    02.28.12
    Messages:
    11
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Checked my application status this morning, got the following message:

    "Your AMCAS application has been evaluated and we are sending you our secondary application by e-mail. Please allow 2 weeks for the application to be sent to you as we send them out in batches."
     
  19. coyotelime

    coyotelime 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    03.29.11
    Messages:
    655
    Status:
    Medical Student
    +1.

    What are chances it will be identical to last years? The opinion from 2011-2012 is that showing a genuine interest in wake is crucial to an interview/acceptance. Pre-writing can't hurt!
     
  20. Strayaxx

    Strayaxx

    Joined:
    03.23.12
    Messages:
    46
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    congrats!

    I just checked mine and I got this message too! :D!
     
  21. coyotelime

    coyotelime 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    03.29.11
    Messages:
    655
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I got mine yesterday. Actually haven't been obsessively checking my status, but came across the old thread so went ahead and checked.
     
  22. MedPR

    MedPR

    Joined:
    12.01.11
    Messages:
    18,619
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Podiatry
    Err.. did we get a chance to set a password? I can't figure mine out, it's not the one(s) I usually use.

    What were the requirements for password creation?
     
  23. pasiley

    pasiley

    Joined:
    05.23.12
    Messages:
    259
    It is in the email with the link. Also, I am a little surprised you didn't know they pre-screened. Wake Forest is pretty awesome in a lot of ways but especially because they look at your app and decide if you would be a good fit BEFORE you submit an expensive secondary fee. The fact that they address the financial burden faced by students applying is pretty awesome and makes me want to attend even more now, which is terrible because this is a reach school for me :(
     
  24. iBear

    iBear 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.20.10
    Messages:
    112
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    I didn't know this, and it makes me feel better. I haven't heard from Wake Forest yet, and I was wondering why... I hope my application makes it past the pre-screen, then!
     
  25. collegestud2013

    collegestud2013 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    06.28.10
    Messages:
    331
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I just logged into the status page and got the following:

    "Your AMCAS application has been evaluated and we are sending you our secondary application by e-mail.* Please allow 2 weeks for the application to be sent to you as we send them out in batches."


    Does that mean I passed the pre-secondary screen?
     
  26. Revolver1045

    Revolver1045

    Joined:
    02.24.12
    Messages:
    171
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Got that message too. I thought I read somewhere that wake was super selective with their secondaries. Is that true or did I just make that up?
     
  27. Fenn

    Fenn 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    03.12.12
    Messages:
    23
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    I would also like to know this. Don't know if I can be excited or not!
     
  28. ajs08029

    ajs08029 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    01.01.12
    Messages:
    113
    Location:
    MA
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    for those of you who got the invite to complete the secondary, would you mind posting your stats?
     
  29. YouNeverKnow22

    YouNeverKnow22 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.13.09
    Messages:
    2,133
    Location:
    Grey Street
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    I'm still under review...
     
  30. iBear

    iBear 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.20.10
    Messages:
    112
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Upon rereading the thread, it seems like people got an initial e-mail telling them their primaries were received? If I was verified before 6/29, should I be worried that I haven't received any e-mails yet?
     
  31. coyotelime

    coyotelime 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    03.29.11
    Messages:
    655
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Based on last year's thread,

    7,400 primary applications submitted
    2,450 secondary applications submitted
    540 interviews
    225 accepted
    120 matriculated.

    The message many of us have gotten means we made it to round 2.

    3.65/30S/OOS
     
  32. collegestud2013

    collegestud2013 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    06.28.10
    Messages:
    331
    Status:
    Medical Student
    According to last year's thread it does mean you passed the screen. The people that got rejected pre-secondary had the following message as their status:

    "You will be receiving notification of your application status by e-mail."


    And BTW my stats are cGPA 3.91, sGPA 3.90, MCAT 34S, OOS
     
  33. zheng

    zheng The Grind is Real 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    03.25.10
    Messages:
    64
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I was verified 6/20 and I haven't gotten one. I think it's all good.
     
  34. GrabSlamBoot

    GrabSlamBoot 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    11.28.10
    Messages:
    854
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    I passed the screen. 4.0 33R in state.
     
  35. Fenn

    Fenn 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    03.12.12
    Messages:
    23
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    33Q, 3.81 cGPA, 3.73 sGPA, OOS
     
  36. Bink

    Bink 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    02.08.09
    Messages:
    54
    Wow. Didn't know they screened out that many apps. Passed the screen w/ 32 and 3.75s/cGPA, OOS. Good luck everyone.
     
  37. gbc85

    gbc85

    Joined:
    04.08.11
    Messages:
    136
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    If we have the primary still under review message does it mean we won't get a secondary at all? Seems strange, im 3.75 C/SGPA, 32 O, OOS.
     
  38. MedPR

    MedPR

    Joined:
    12.01.11
    Messages:
    18,619
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Podiatry
    Mine still says pending :/ 3.14/33 URM.
     
  39. uva11

    uva11 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    06.03.10
    Messages:
    93
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Medical Student
    i may just be an idiot but what "status page" are y'all talking about? i have not received anything from Wake, not even an email about my primary being received. my numbers are pretty good so i'm getting worried... also i submitted 6/12 and was verified 6/28.
     
  40. abruzz75

    abruzz75 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    02.24.12
    Messages:
    119
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I received the message saying that I'd get a secondary. OOS, 30+MCAT, 3.60+cum, 3.50+sci.
     
    Last edited: 07.07.12
  41. MedPR

    MedPR

    Joined:
    12.01.11
    Messages:
    18,619
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Podiatry

    Wouldn't worry about it. They're probably busy screening people.
     
  42. Magicjewel

    Magicjewel Master of Dr. Mario 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    02.19.11
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Seattle
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Nah, just tell them during your interview and on your secondary. If you get wait-listed, then tell them every month until they admit you. :)

    I wouldn't worry if you haven't gotten a message yet. It takes a bit to get through these things.
     
  43. MedPR

    MedPR

    Joined:
    12.01.11
    Messages:
    18,619
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Podiatry
    Anyone still waiting to get screened in/out?
     
  44. YouNeverKnow22

    YouNeverKnow22 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.13.09
    Messages:
    2,133
    Location:
    Grey Street
    Status:
    Pre-Medical

    me
     
  45. aarond

    aarond 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    11.07.11
    Messages:
    76
    MDApps:
    Me as well
     
  46. cjc71

    cjc71

    Joined:
    06.16.12
    Messages:
    46
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Me too!
     
  47. AtlasCarraway

    AtlasCarraway 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    04.12.12
    Messages:
    304
    Status:
    Medical Student
  48. DAPI

    DAPI 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    03.29.11
    Messages:
    1,606
    Location:
    Florida
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Hmmm. I was verified on the 5th and still haven't gotten an email from them :(
     
  49. pasiley

    pasiley

    Joined:
    05.23.12
    Messages:
    259
    Just screened in for secondary!! I love, love, love this school. It is definitely a reach but good to know I'm still in the running. Just trying not to get my hopes up :)
     
    Last edited: 05.23.13
  50. iBear

    iBear 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.20.10
    Messages:
    112
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    I'm in the same boat as you. :( We must stay strong, I guess! Or wait until mid-July and then e-mail them asking what's up, haha.
     
  51. K M R

    K M R

    Joined:
    07.01.12
    Messages:
    204
    Location:
    Midwest
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Should I apply here? 3.77/3.60/33, strong interest in public health, strong ties to SC and some to NC, too.
     
    Last edited: 07.09.12

About the ads

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page