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2013-2014 Saint Louis University Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2016)' started by gettheleadout, 05.10.13.

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  1. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-2 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    1) Please list year/s of previous applications to this School
    2) Is any member of your family a student or graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine?

    3) Will you be a full-time student for the 2013-2014 academic year? (If no, explanation box appears)

    4) Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement to the Admission Committee (no apparent character limit)

    5) Were you ever the recipient of any action (e.g. dismissal, disqualification, suspension, etc.) by any college for unacceptable academic performance or conduct violations? (10,000 max characters if yes)

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

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    Just received an email outlining their mission statement. Very excited to apply here!!
     
  4. Pandaeac

    Pandaeac 2+ Year Member

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    Ohh, me, too! Are they OOS friendly?
     
  5. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    Nearly 70% of their entering students are OOS...so that's good news! They sound so awesome.
     
  6. premedproblems

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    Same here. I'm still editing my school list I wasn't going to apply but I got an email from them today. How do these schools even get our email...?
     
  7. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    I was wondering the same thing. Maybe from people who have taken the MCAT recently or opened an AMCAS application? I was quite surprised, but it was definitely fun to see something from a med school in my inbox. :oops:
     
  8. AquiVoy13

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    Would any of you guys mind sharing what was mentioned in the email? I'm just curious :)
     
  9. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    Here's the email I received:

    Dear Prospective Applicant,

    Saint Louis University School of Medicine encourages applications from students who have achieved a high level of academic performance and who manifest in their personal lives those human qualities compatible with a career of service to society. The University’s mission statement affirms the value of a diverse educational environment to prepare students for life and work in a global society. Beyond the important objective of training competent physicians who are scholars of human biology, the School strives to graduate physicians who manifest in their personal and professional lives an appreciation for ethical and professional attitudes that reflect the Jesuit spirit and values, and affect the physician’s interactions with patients and colleagues, and with society.

    For more information about the school, please visit our web site: http://medschool.slu.edu/admissions.

    Committee on Admissions
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    1402 S. Grand Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63104
     
  10. AquiVoy13

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    Cool, thanks!
     
  11. AquiVoy13

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    I just received the link to the secondary from them... I thought amcas wasn't sending out the apps for another week?
     
  12. aalu91

    aalu91 5+ Year Member

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    Same thing happened to me. Idk ha
     
  13. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    I received it as well....maybe they sent out who applied there with contact info but not the entire application? What do you think?
     
  14. Snackish

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    I received one too. Did amcas send out data today? SLU is on my primary application.
     
  15. Noggin

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    Just got the secondary.
     
  16. AquiVoy13

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    Hmm the link isn't working for me. How about you guys?
     
  17. ewelling

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    Got it!
     
  18. ace12345

    ace12345 2+ Year Member

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    Are you guys using passport photos for this?
     
  19. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    I was able to log in to the secondary site, but when I click to see the secondary, I get redirected to the application status page. Which browser are you using? I'm in Chrome.
     
  20. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    I'm probably going to use one from my wedding...but it's practically the same format as a passport photo.
     
  21. ace12345

    ace12345 2+ Year Member

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    So you think just any 2 x 2 photo will work?
     
  22. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    Probably. I remember for the Texas application they required a photo that was under 100 kb. For mine, I was just in a suit/shirt/tie.
     
  23. ace12345

    ace12345 2+ Year Member

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    Great thanks. It doesn't seem I can access the rest of the application though to fill out their questions.
     
  24. SourD21

    SourD21 2+ Year Member

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    same I'm having trouble navigating the site. Every link I click redirects me to the status page:confused::confused:
     
  25. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    Same here. I tried it on Chrome and Explorer.
     
  26. medicinerus

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    Same...I'm really curious as to what is going on...
     
  27. ace12345

    ace12345 2+ Year Member

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    It'll clear up soon I'm sure. They just opened!
     
  28. medicinerus

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    I don't just mean the fact that the app isn't working properly. I mean why are we even getting these? AMCAS has postponed app submission by at least a week. Unless they lied just to cool people down/stop angry phone calls etc.:rolleyes:
     
  29. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    Just received this:

    Dear Applicants,

    We recently sent out a supplemental application invitation e-mail. It has been brought to our attention that the site is not currently working as programmed. Please check the site at a later time to fill out the secondary application. A note will be posted regarding restored functionality. Your application processing will not be affected by this delay. Thank you for your patience.
     
  30. medicinerus

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    Well, just received another e-mail that they are on the case, and to check back later. I guess it is the real deal.
     
  31. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    Also from the AMCAS website:

    IMPORTANT: As of Friday, June 28, AMCAS has officially begun transmitting 2014 applicant data to medical schools as originally scheduled. Please disregard the announcement that transmission has been delayed. We apologize for the confusion and appreciate your patience.
     
  32. medicinerus

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    HAHAHAHA...this is madness
     
  33. halfandhalf

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    Has anyone that added SLU on their primary not received a secondary?
     
  34. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    The secondary is working now! :)
     
  35. ewelling

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    I uploaded my essays but when I look at the preview page the essay is one long paragraph. Anyone else have these issues?
     
  36. medicinerus

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    Do the text boxes only appear if you click yes to the questions?
     
  37. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    The photo requirements are:

    Max Height: 400 pixels
    Max Width: 250 pixels
    Max Size: 150000 bytes
     
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  38. ewelling

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    Yes
     
  39. AquiVoy13

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    what essays?
     
  40. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    4. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee?
     
  41. AquiVoy13

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    Yes, but besides our personal statement, do they want anything else? Perhaps a few sentences on why SLU?
     
  42. AlgernonMed

    AlgernonMed 2+ Year Member

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    That's what I was going to do. :)
     
  43. AquiVoy13

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    Ok nice.. I think I'll do the same.. thanks for your help and good luck!
     
  44. ewelling

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    Secondary submitted! I called about the essays coming out as one long paragraph on the preview page. They said don't worry about it, it is probably a formatting issue in that page. Good luck everyone!
     
  45. dcc23

    dcc23 2+ Year Member

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    Anyone care to post the essay prompts?
     
  46. AquiVoy13

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    There's just a space where you can include additional comments. It seems that some applicants are using this space to include a brief statement on why you are interested in SLU.
     
  47. Rocktapus

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    Does anyone know what's up with their new urban/underserved MPH dual degree? There's nothing on the secondary about it.
     
  48. NeuroNYC

    NeuroNYC MS-I 2+ Year Member

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    If you have summer plans or plans for next year not on your primary, where are you entering this information? In the 'comments' question described previously or as a document you can upload?
     
  49. AquiVoy13

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    There's a question that asks if you will be a full time student this upcoming year. If you say no, a box appears that allows you to describe what you'll be doing instead
     
  50. AquiVoy13

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    I didn't apply to it, but I think you have to apply to the school of public health separately. I remember reading somewhere that you had to be accepted to both programs individually (I read his a while ago though)
     
  51. NeuroNYC

    NeuroNYC MS-I 2+ Year Member

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    Ah. Then its my unique situation that is making this choice so difficult. Im enrolled in an SMP at Boston University, but the second year (beginning in september) is devoted to thesis work, possibly an extra class or two. The thesis work can be conducted anywhere though, so Im currently in a lab at Hopkins and will remain in that lab next year, despite maintaining full time status at Boston University. So i said 'Yes' to the full-time question. Anyone have any advice on where I ought to describe my plans? either in the 'comments' field or as a document that I upload?
     

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