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Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by egustafson01, Apr 10, 2012.

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  1. egustafson01

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    Have an interview at Scholl next week and just wondering on what other people thought about the interview day, the process and what travel accommodations people used?
  2. HokiePod

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    Congrats on getting interview at Scholl. The best advice would to be yourself and really know Y u want to be a Pod.
    If you dont mind sharing your stats? Thanks and good luck.
  3. egustafson01

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    3.5 GPA, need to take MCAT again, original one was 29, did a year of PT school, have many hours of shadowing both Pods and MDs, and decided to get out bc I want to be a Podiatrist
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    Your stats are awesome. I do not think that it is necessary to take MCATs again with a score of 29. Is there any particular reason for retaking? What is your first choice schools?



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    Bc i took it in 2008 and they said that it is too old to use as a means of admission, which I think sucks to be honest, bc I do not want to take it again. My first choice is Scholl bc I am originally from Chicago, and I really like the area, however, my 2nd choice is OCPM because of their current merger with Kent.
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    Are you flying into Chicago or are you from the area? If you are flying into Chicago (O'Hare) then you can get a taxi to Scholl for around $40. If you are flying to Chicago (Midway) the taxi will be much more expensive.

    You can find examples of interview questions if you search old threads. The interview is a panel of faculty members and you. You have a high enough MCAT/GPA to get accepted without any issues, so I would just be as normal as you can during your interview. After the interview you will get a tour of the campus, meet Scholl students from the 1st and 2nd year class, and have lunch in the university's cafe.
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    Don't take the city taxi. They charge 1.5x if they drop you off outside of the city. I fell for this, and it cost me 75 bucks.
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    You could actually contact a taxi company that will pick you up. American Taxi Company I believe has a flat rate from the airport. I think it is somewhere on the lines of 45 dollars. Here is the website. http://www.americantaxi.com/rates.asp You can contact them and arrange a pick up. The 75-80 dollar price is the metered price from O'Hare to the suburbs. You definitely wanna go with this company since they have a flat rate. I myself used this company when I interviewed at Scholl last year. BTW... from Midway to North Chicago using this company is 69 bucks. Another option is to catch the train from the airport. I believe that is like 5 dollars. Don't quote me on that one. Goodluck on your interview!
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    Oh, don't get me started on my taxi story to OCPM! From Akron, dude starts driving with no meter and I ask him how much...it was going to be like 100 bucks! Told him to turn around, I was going to rent a car. We went 2.3 miles and he charged me 20 bucks because he 'lost his place' in a 4 car taxi line :confused::mad: NOT a good start to the day.

    Oops, just realized this was a Scholl thread...right. Whatever they said.
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    When I was interested in dental school, I heard a lot of schools had shuttles to bring you to the interview... No schools offer this?
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    Never mind, I just googled it and I think I was dreaming or something...
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    At DMU, it wasn't the school that had the shuttles, but some of the hotels had an arrangement to give lower rates and a free shuttle to campus. I'm sure the same situation exists at other schools, you might ask admissions for the details.
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    How did your interview go? did they offered u a spot... r u taking it? Good luck.
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    Scholl drills you on mcat scores if it is low
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    If you dont mind. How much you got on ur MCATs? Did they give you acceptance offer? Goodluck.

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