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2013-2014 University of Chicago (Pritzker) Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by gettheleadout, May 9, 2013.

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  1. NickNaylor

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    Most students live in Hyde Park, and there is plenty of housing available throughout the neighborhood. I live south of the Midway, probably 4-5 blocks away, and am able to walk to campus in 15 minutes or so. Outside of Hyde Park, the South Loop is a popular neighborhood, and the remaining minority are spread out everywhere from Indiana to the far North Side.

    Sent from my phone, please forgive any typos
  2. dodream

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    I finally got the rejection letter in the mail. In the letter the admission office offered me a consultation session as a favor - is that to discuss the decision as to why I got rejected? Should I use this opportunity to get consulted? Did anyone else get this?
  3. termitechips

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    Did you interview?

    Also, I had heard that Pritzker does this (in the "Pritzker Podcast").
  4. smarts1

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    Why not? Sounds like something cool to me... Plus you'll get to learn about the inner-workings of the app process at Pritzker. ;)
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    About half of my class lives in Regents Park, which is honestly about as far as you can get away from campus and still be in Hyde Park. Probably not what you are looking for though since it is about 1.5 miles away from campus but there is a bus(free for students) that picks up in front and takes you pretty close to the medical school. I walk home everyday, even in this polar vortex weather. Some people live in graduate housing but I think the closest building to campus is at 55th and Kenwood which is about 4 blocks away. I have heard of people living at 55th and University and 55th and Ellis(both incredibly close to campus) but I honestly don't know what housing options are available in that area.
  6. everest888

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    Is the Feb. 6 date someone mentioned the next time we expect to hear for MD as well, or just MSTP?
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    AFAIK, it's just the MSTP.
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    Phew--maybe some MD decisions will come out soon.
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  9. j1218

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    Anyone have updates for when MD applicants will hear news? I called the office about 3 weeks ago and they said I shouldn't be surprised I haven't heard until 8 weeks post interview.... I'm approaching 11 weeks post interview
  10. ChiTownPreMed

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    I was continued this week. Very disappointed bc this is by far my top choice. Definitely not giving up hope though.
  11. NickNaylor

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    Sorry to hear that. Keep in touch with the admissions office and update them with info as possible. Good luck.

    Sent from my phone, please forgive any typos
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  12. everest888

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    I'm sorry! It stings. We're in for the long haul together, if it makes you feel better!
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  13. dodream

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    No, I did not get an interview.
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    Does anyone participating or lurking have insight into when the committee will be meeting next?
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    No post in this thread for so long... the calm before the storm?
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    We can only hope.
  17. jeghaber

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    Just got the call with a 180k scholarship. I'm blown away. Wow. Hope all you also hear back soon with some great news too! :D :biglove:

    EDIT: my online status still just says "Interview Complete" (I had been checking semi-regularly to see if I had been put on hold without notice)
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  18. Tots

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    Congrats!
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    Has anyone been accepted w/o a scholarship? lol
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    Congrats! When did you interview?
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    Congrats Jeghaber!!!! That's awesome! When did you interview (I interviewed early January and feel like I have a while to wait before I hear anything) =>
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    Got this great news as well!! I LOVED pritzker. I am so excited!
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  23. jeghaber

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    Thanks guys! I interviewed on 12/5. It's pretty exciting as I also really liked Pritkzer from when I visited :)
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    Congrats on the latest acceptances! As always, please let us know if you have any questions!
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    Hi @NickNaylor. I interviewed here back in mid-October and was continued mid-November. I have since sent it 2 status updates (publications, etc.). Do you know if anybody from this last round was accepted off the continued list? Also, given the presumed schedule of every 2 weeks, which they haven't really been sticking to lately, do you think the Pritzker adcom will do one more round of acceptances before the first week of March?
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    @NickNaylor

    For those of us still waiting for decisions post-interview, do you have any idea what the scholarship situation is? My instinct is that they have probably already awarded a majority of them, but I don't want to give up hope!
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    Anyone else getting the post-interview silent treatment? I interviewed early December and haven't heard anything one way or the other. Pritzker is so my top choice, but I don't have any particular updates to send in -- I'm non-trad and, uh, haven't been fired from my job, but I'm guessing a letter to that effect wouldn't score me any points... Anyone else in the same uncertain and increasingly-anxious boat?
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    Does anyone know what happens when those w/scholarship money decline and go else where? What happens to that scholarship $$$? Do they give it to someone else who matriculates and didn't receive $$$ when they were first accepted?
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    I believe they give out way more scholarship money then they have, anticipating that there will be people who don't take it
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    My understanding is that there is some sort of "order" to who receives what for different scholarships. Thus, if someone with a full scholarship withdraws and attends another school, someone with a $180k would be "promoted" (for lack of a better word) to a higher scholarship. I have heard of people with the old $160k scholarship getting bumped up to $200k around May.

    This is anecdotal though.
  31. NickNaylor

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    To be honest I have no idea. However, as I've mentioned before, activity on the continued list tends to pick up around March or April as people begin making their final decisions. This isn't a sure-fire thing, of course, but that's really the only information I have.
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    They have likely awarded the majority of them by now (just like they have likely accepted the majority of applicants that will be accepted). That said, scholarship money will be distributed as it becomes available; if someone who received a scholarship declines their acceptance, then that frees up money that can be given to another person or multiple people. My advice would be this: if you've already been accepted and money is a big concern for you, e-mail the admissions office and let them know that. You never know what they might be able to throw your way.
  33. NickNaylor

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    I'd still wait a bit longer - assuming you interviewed in the first week of December, that's still "only" ~8 weeks, not including a week or two for Christmas vacation. I'd recommend getting in touch if you haven't heard anything in a couple of weeks.
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    See my post above - this money is distributed to other students as it becomes available. In contrast to what sh0rtstop above said, I don't think more scholarship money is awarded than is available, though I don't know that for sure. Regardless, it will be hard to know when a student with a scholarship declines their acceptance - unless they've posted here, of course.

    Regardless, I'll repeat what I said above: let the admissions office know if money is the primary factor holding you back from attending Pritzker.
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    Wondering what it would be like to be a student here and not receive a scholarship, knowing that such a huge % of your classmates are paying so much less. That's not something I would say to admissions of course, but it's something I think about, sadly.

    I was going to wait until financial aid comes back before asking about whether there is any possibility of a scholarship, but do you recommend reaching out sooner?

    Edit: I hope I didn't come off as some entitled jerk. I do feel tremendously blessed with just an acceptance.
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    Will do, thanks. (And thank you in general for frequenting this thread and answering our questions!)
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    Question for NickNaylor (or any other current studenst): I know most students live in Regents Park, but has anyone tried the newly renovated and re-opened Shoreland apartments? shorelandchicago.com

    Any UChicago undergrads in here probably know about the building. It was a luxury hotel built in the early 1900's and later became a (rather run-down) dormitory. But now it's back and awesome and it has a game room with ping-pong and a library and super fast internet and stuff.
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    My roommate and I are planning on living in Shoreland next year. It's fairly pricy but the apartments are pretty nice. It is also right on the 171 so getting to campus is easy(you can also walk down 55th).
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    Hey guys, quick question, perhaps especially for current Pritzker students. I was wondering whether anyone had an idea about when financial aid awards will be distributed? I know the website says that they are awarded on a rolling basis, and I was just wondering if anyone who has completed their financial aid application like me (NeedAccess, FAFSA, all that good stuff) has received anything, or has been given a timeline. I could call and bother the financial aid office, but I thought I'd check in with you guys first before I bother them and take up more of their time. Thanks, have a great week!
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    I was thinking about moving there next year as well, but studios are so expensive. so nice though
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    Did you hear anything yet? I just submitted mine.
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    Anyone who interviewed in the first week in the first week of January hear anything?
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    I did but I'm sure that doesn't mean much! You'll hear back within a month probably!!
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    Nope, nothing to report. Let me know if anyone hears anything
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    Have any continued applicants gotten in? When can we expect to hear back?
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    At this point they have accepted ~125 students for 88 slots so I feel that the majority of continued applicants who get an offer will be coming after some students start dropping their acceptances.

    Just a guess though.
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    Out of curiosity, where is that number coming from?
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    Yea, I am also interested in where that number came from. lol
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    I'm interested too. Also, does that mean that they have pretty much stopped giving out acceptances atm?
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    There are 124 members in the accepted students FB group...of which about 8 are current students or admins. Factoring in those who don't have FBs (I personally know of one) I think 125 is a safe number of acceptances to guess at this point.

    However it could be much higher than this...but 125 is a conservative guess.

    Not trying to cause panic!

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