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2013-2014 Stony Brook University Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2014)' started by JJMrK, 05.12.13.

  1. TaylorUSCarolin

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    Put on waiting list today after 11/1 interview, 32 mcat 3.85 cgpa OOS. So just like Vincent Chase always says "everything will work out", cause this school is pretty awesome
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  2. Carbocation1

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    Really?
  3. TaylorUSCarolin

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    124 matriculated, 349 were accepted. I don't think they over-accept so it sounds like a good amount were pulled off the wait list to fill the spots of those who decided to go elsewhere.
  4. Carbocation1

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    I hope you're right, but from what I understand schools generally offer acceptances to at least twice their class size. You may be thinking of Hofstra. They don't over accept because they are a new school and are not allowed to over accept, or something along those lines.
  5. snowwhat

    snowwhat MD Class of '18

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    Hey guys! So I just had my interview today and am a little worried because my interviewer told me that I should have really had more clinical experience. He said I had a good interview, but I can't stop thinking about what he said!

    I got my EMT certification two years ago/worked as an EMT (~150hrs) and did two research positions last year on top of shadowing (~250hrs).. what else could I have even done? I thought I had above average experience as an EMT but apparently not! Or, do you guys think this may have just been my interviewers opinion and is not reflective of the admissions team?
  6. cyberchicken001

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    I have comparable clinical experiences (also and EMT) and was accepted, so don't worry. Your interviewer doesn't make the final decision, he's just one opinion of many....
  7. boomboompow

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    Ditto. I have less clinical experience, and I was accepted. I wouldn't worry about it, especially since he assured you that your interview was good.
  8. snowwhat

    snowwhat MD Class of '18

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    Thanks, that's reassuring! Hope I hear good news in a couple months!
  9. wannabeMD19

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    You're probably fine but if you're worried you could try to get a hospital volunteer position or a position in a nursing home/etc. for a few hours a week. And send SBU an update in a month or so stating that you're expanding on your clinical experience/getting a feel for hospital environment/etc. But sounds like you have experience already…

    I will tell you that I have less clinical experience hours than you and no one made a big deal of it. I'm volunteering in 2 places throughout this year. I think it's more about being able to talk about how these experiences have affected you, and show the interviewer you know what you're getting yourself into.
  10. Easonred57

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    It's unlikely, but did you consider he was trying to push your buttons?
  11. neilpryde21

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    I wouldn't much about it either. Certainly if you can volunteer at a hospital, that couldn't hurt to do and then send an update letter to them about. Also, just curious, were those 150 hours of EMT work the hours you were on call or the estimate time you were actively responding to a call?
  12. snowwhat

    snowwhat MD Class of '18

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    I think he was actually. His actual words were "a woman as poised as you should have been able to get more clinical experience". He said that he likes to give all of his interviewees a "reality check" though, so maybe he just likes to make everyone feel humble before they get in.

    And those are on call hours. I hope that's okay for these schools!
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  13. Easonred57

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    Yeah, it sounds kinda like "No matter how good you THINK you are, remember that you could always be better..."

    Maybe to see if you had an egotistical side ;)
  14. tewpac

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    Just wondering, for those of us who've been accepted so far, has anyone heard back from financial aid? I know in the email confirming the deposit/forms it said we should be hearing from financial aid but nothing yet.
  15. surely

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    Nothing yet, probably because FAFSA opens in January.
  16. swk11

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    Anyone interviewing tomorrow?!
  17. novrain

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    I just looked at SBU's parking map and it looked miserably miserable.
    Where do students get to park their cars??
  18. MeatTornado

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    The HSC (Health sciences center) garage. It was recently expanded so parking is probably significantly less miserable than it used to be. If it's full you can park in the hospital garage (I'm sure that's way less common now)
  19. versary

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    Does anyone know when Stony Brook will stop sending interview invites?
  20. sydneyxox

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    I got an interview invite few days ago, and there were still interview spots open in January! :)
  21. Isoprene

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    Really!! I got my invite a month ago, and they told me the earliest day was 1/30! (not that it makes a a huge difference haha, people must have turned down invites). Anyway, Congratulations!
  22. Endure

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    Congrats! Stony Brook is an incredible place — I hope you like it there.
  23. anomedic

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    I have received iis from most other SUNYs and a couple of other schools, but I haven't heard anything from SB since being complete in October. Do you guys recommend an update letter or something? SB is one of my top choices.
  24. tewpac

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    You have nothing to lose by sending an update letter; I would definitely send one. Just have something good to update them on (Fall grades could be something if you did well). You could even use the update letter as a short letter of interest, simply stating you are still interested in SB and would love to interview.
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  25. Can'tShakeThis

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    Accepted just now via email! Wahoo!!!!
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  26. snowwhat

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    Congrats!! When did you interview?
  27. Can'tShakeThis

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    I interviewed 12/6
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  28. human101

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    I was complete way back in July, but haven't heard anything yet. IS, MCAT 34, GPA 3.9. Have two acceptances already. However, I'm still very interested in Stony Brook. . Should I give up or I still have a chance?
  29. wannabeMD19

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    Send them an update (if you have anything to update) and brief statement of your interest. Be concise and to the point. It can't hurt.
  30. Organic circle

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    Congratulations! That is pretty quick-- less then a month. They must really like you :)
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  31. human101

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    Thanks for your advice. I did send them an update about a month ago.
  32. wannabeMD19

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    Ok - good luck! Your stats are the same/better than many who have gotten in, so those are not holding you back. I wouldn't take it personally, this process doesn't always make sense.
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  33. QueensDoc

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    I've been waiting since 10/31. Anyone else waiting that long since their interview?
  34. Endure

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    Interviewed the same day as you and heard back on 12/3. You might want to inquire in a couple weeks, but I definitely wouldn't interpret it as a bad sign.
  35. QueensDoc

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    It's about to be 10 weeks! I'll call them at the end of this week. Big sighs.
  36. ezzyboy622

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    Waitlisted today after ~6 weeks of waiting post interview.

    Does anyone know how waitlist movement is at stony brook?
  37. PlasticsEthusE

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    If am not mistaken, someone wrote here that it's a good movement.... I think u will have to read through all the comments :-/ but I am pretty sure.
    Good luck!
  38. docterjew

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    Movement was excellent last year and meh the year before that. I think you're going to have to wait till May to know for sure.
  39. SDu3er

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    Got an II invite today, woooott!! I have already gotten into one of my top 3 choices. I'm wondering if it's still worth giving SB a chance. It IS a lot closer to home, and the city is a LOT safer than the city in which the other school is in. However, besides med school and residential homes, is there anything to do in Stony Brook? How far is it from the closest metro area?
  40. bkboii10

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    When were you complete? I was complete at this school on October 23rd and it's been silence since.

    Best of luck with your decision!
  41. SixStringPsych

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    +1! I'm in a similar situation, I'm pretty set on Downstate and waiting to hear from 2 other higher choices. SB is close to home for me too but I'd much rather go to school in the city. The only available dates were in March but I think I'm still going to go just for the sake of checking the school out and meeting some faculty.
  42. SDu3er

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    I was complete October 4th and I'm OOS. Don't worry, they're getting to you. Good luck! And thank you!
  43. SDu3er

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    Yea, I've 65% made up my mind to go. Also waiting on 2 other schools, SB is higher than one of these schools though.
  44. nyc1990

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    Pre-Interview Rejection here. Complete since late July. Best of luck to those still in the running :thumbup:
  45. goodguygreg

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    Got the hatchet as well. It hurt.

    Complete late July. Good luck to the rest of you.
  46. SixStringPsych

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    Also I don't know where you're from (NYC?) but Stony Brook is pretty much like any old suburban town. You'll have to drive to get around and especially to get out to bars and whatnot. I grew up on Long Island and while it's a nice place I don't know if I'd want to go to school here.
  47. PinkyandtheBrain

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    Anyone else interviewing Feb. 7th? I have to drive down from Rochester and am not looking forward to it. (grumbles about the Long Island Expressway) Yet, I have no acceptances yet so I am bound to go. Plus, I hear this is a great school!
  48. cyberchicken001

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    You don't have to take the LIE, you can take the northern state. No trucks :)
  49. PinkyandtheBrain

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    Thanks! I will do that instead. I'm originally from the Hudson Valley area and go to school in Rochester now, but LI is totally foreign to me. haha
  50. MeatTornado

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    You can take either. You'll be heading east in the early morning against rush hour traffic. Also the LIE is 3-4 lanes whereas the northern state is only 2. I would recommend the LIE.

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