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LECOM Erie Discussion Thread 2011-2012

Discussion in 'Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by ShyRem, 04.24.11.

  1. allstargurl522

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    I just got an interview invite for May 11. I had no clue schools interview past April. Anyone else get this date? (The date is actually good for me, since I would have just graduated, so I am not going to change it.)
  2. DrMeows

    DrMeows MS-1

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    Congrats! I've been waiting for a response forever :( Mind if I ask your stats?
  3. allstargurl522

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    No problem.

    28Q MCAT (10 on verbal and bio), 3.61 cGPA, unknown science GPA (simply because I haven't calculated it yet, but I can tell you it is definitely above 3.0), Honors student, taking calculus III right now.
    i also submitted the secondary last week and got the interview invite today.
  4. BenZq

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  5. BenZq

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    LECOM made a huge mixup, today i got an email from LECOM S.H, saying that they were looking forward to meeting me this tuesday 4/10 for an interview. The only problem is I never booked an interview with LECOM. I plan on calling and canceling this in the morning, hopefully someone on here can get that spot.
  6. allstargurl522

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    That happened to me. This late in the game, they just give you an interview date and you can always change it, but you only have one time to change it.
  7. R1MD

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    Withdrew from PBL Erie tonight...good luck everyone!
  8. src922

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    Where are you going instead RD? and Thanks by the way
  9. equilibrio

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    np!
  10. OhioG

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    Thank you very very much. I actually got an interview at KCUMB right around the time you posted this.

    I also am going to be pulling myself off the wait list so for those of you still interviewing know that there will be at least one spot open on the waitlist.
  11. 05091116

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    Hi guys,
    I just spoke with admissions at Lecom-E and they said they will most likely be sending out additional interview invites for the next week or so :) Best of luck to everyone :luck:
  12. DrMeows

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    Thanks! Did they tell you when they'd be sending them out? (you said most likely, so i guess if they're sending them out at all)
  13. Benson311

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    Hello everyone ! I am interested in applying next year after I take the mcat. The people who recently got invited for an interview I was wondering when you submitted your application and what were your stats. I'm trying to judge when the latest I can take the mcat to get as much study time in as possible. Thank you!
  14. ScarletKnights

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    To those of you who already have been admitted, congratulations! Just wondering who here is signed up to be in the DSP/ISP pathway?
  15. 05091116

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    No they didn't give me any specifics. Just that the should be sending out a few more invites.
  16. jdang

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    hey,
    ISP here. I am kinda curious to see how it works. Maybe we can get a study group going.
  17. hockey10

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    Find a good balance between studying and getting your application in early. I took my MCAT in March, and submitted my application the first day I could. I interviewed in late July and was accepted a few weeks after that. My stats are a 3.5/ 28. Good luck
  18. playaodamonth

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    Does anyone know how many waitlisters have gotten offered admissions in the past years?
  19. sg484

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    They said last year they accepted 120 people from the wait list. Does anybody know how many people are on the wait list?
  20. playaodamonth

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    I was told 150-200 people were on the waitlist. So if what you say is true, let's hope we're in the top 100.
  21. barnard84

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    has anyone been pulled off the wait list recently?
  22. ldp5005

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    I interview May 4th. I thought I was the last of the bunch. Know when they interview until? And does anyone know if I'm interviewing for the waitlist?
  23. MedWife87

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    My husband is a first year at lecom erie and I remember how nerve racking it was to move a family to a completely new place. If any of y'all are moving with a family and have questions about housing, financial assistance, or just want someone to introduce you around, let me know. We have an amazing group of "lecom widows" here to support each other in this journey :)

    You can email me at [email protected] or find me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17815296&ref=tn_tnmn
  24. Bisbee

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    Hello - I'm getting ready to apply in the upcoming cycle and am wondering what to do about letters. Obviously I will need a DO letter, but then it says I need a committee letter or 2 science faculty letters. Can a letter from my pre-health advisor serve as the committee letter? I have been out of school for many years and do not maintain contact with any of my professors, so this is difficult for me. Any suggestions/feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  25. 05091116

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    I'm pretty sure that a letter from just your advisor would be considered as 1 letter only and could not replace a Committee Letter, because those usually incorporate multiple letters and involve many people on the committee. I would suggest try to contact whichever professors you were closest with or you did the best in their classes. Definitely get 2 letters from Science professors. Best of luck*
  26. Bisbee

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    Okay...thanks for the input. I appreciate it.
  27. Newyorkgiants27

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    Do they reject people here post-interview?
  28. HDaddyDollarz

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    Yes I know of a couple who got a straight reject after the interview


    any recent movement on the wait list?
  29. janicegurl

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    I interviewed on April 20th and just got my acceptance letter today! I thought for sure that I was only going to get waitlisted or rejected since it was so late in the cycle. So for those who are still waiting to interview, they are still giving out acceptances so you are not just interviewing for the waitlist at this point. Good luck to those still waiting.
  30. fly higher

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    what were your stats?
  31. janicegurl

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    30 MCAT, 3.4ish GPA.
  32. playaodamonth

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    congratulations!!! is LECOM your first choice? and who was your interviewer if you don't mind me asking?
  33. JourneySeeker

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    when was your application complete?
  34. janicegurl

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    Thanks playaodamonth! It was a group interview. My interviewers were Dr. Carrier and Moscatello. It was super laid back and they were really nice and conversational. I'm still waiting to hear from two other schools so I'm not sure at this point.

    My file wasn't complete until March actually. I took my MCAT super late and applied in February. I didn't have a DO letter until March. So for those late applicants and those still waiting to interview there definitely is hope!
  35. StudentDocJS

    StudentDocJS LECOM ISP 2014

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    Hey guys...Congrats for those of you who have been accepted! I am a 2nd year and will be moving to Pittsburgh in May to start my rotations. I own a 4 bedroom house in Erie, about 10 min from the main campus and 3 min from the PBL campus. I currently have two 1st yr ISP students (female) living here and I am looking for a 3rd female to move in this summer/fall. The rent is $300/month and that includes utilities. Includes washer/dryer also. May allow small dog, but no cats. If you are interested, please email me at [email protected]
    Thanks!
  36. Joafu

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    Interviewed on 4/27, this afternoon (5/2) my portal changed to a "decision has been made". Looks like most people got their letters only a few days after decision day. I'm hoping for a beer weekend, but have some whiskey handy just in case. Or... water if it's a seat on the waiting list. I'm willing to wager some sadist was in charge of designing the system so that there's a lag time between "decision made" and "what decision that was". I know, I know, everyone has to deal with the pain. It made me nervous for such a quick decision because I'm still waiting to hear back from Bradenton almost a month after that interview.

    I loved the school. I'm also considering the post-bacc program, is it too late to get into it for fall of 2012 at this point? To those of you who did it (if you're lurking), was it worthwhile?
  37. DrMeows

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    If you don't happen to get into either med program, it's definitely not too late to apply post-bac. It takes 2 seconds. I applied last year in May and was accepted in June. Ended up going to a different program so I can't handle the worthwhile part, but just thought I'd shed some light because I am one of those lurkers :) It's nice that you're preparing for the worst but you probably won't have to do that anyways. Good luck! :thumbup:
  38. Scotthoff

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    good luck to those finding out tomorrow!
  39. Spring888

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    Does anyone know if LECOM is still accepting people or if they are just interviewing for the wait list? I am interviewing on the 11th and am curious to know what the chances of still getting in for fall 2012 are.
  40. Scotthoff

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    its kind of unclear, but i think there are still some seats they are filling. but do understand that they do pull from the waitlist HEAVILY.
  41. EMTDoc22

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    Interviewed back in February and was waitlisted.

    Does anyone know when the waitlist is expected to move or how many might be pulled from the waitlist?
  42. barnard84

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    When I called admissions they said it should start moving around mid May through June.
  43. Joafu

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    Got my waiting list letter yesterday, interviewed 4/27. I'm still happy they at least made a sort-of decision in that relatively short amount of time.
  44. Prncssbuttercup

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    I just withdrew my acceptance, best of luck to one of you on the waitlist!
  45. Athenian

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    Got my wait list letter today. Makes 3 wait lists so far....Hope that accounts for something. Interviewed 4/27
  46. thedoc89

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    i want to send LECOM a letter of recommendation. However, my professor wants to email rather than send it by mail. does anyone know to what email address he can email it too?
  47. Athenian

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    why dont you utilize interfolio? Your professor can make an account and send it to yours. i think that is how it works.
  48. JohnSnow

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    I applied just before the deadline. Interviewed on May 4th. And received my acceptance today.

    I'm probably going to decline my offer to attend as I just sat the MCAT in January and want to give myself a full shot at the cycle (MD & DO) in addition to international medical schools.

    Nothing against LECOM Erie, it looked like a great school and a great program. I'll likely be applying again for next year.
  49. hockey10

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    You are kidding right? You have an acceptance, start school as soon as you can. Why retake the MCAT and spend a bunch of money on reapplying when you can start school in a few months. Its another year of stressing out and wondering if you will get acceptance. Nothing is guaranteed that you will be accepted next year.
  50. fly higher

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    I agree. I am wait listed at NYCOM and LECOM and I would go to either at this point, immediately. I've considered taking another year off, but if you've gotten an acceptance at LECOM not only are you saving around $100,000 on tuition and cost of living, but you're saving the $30,000 you'd spend on another year out of medical school. What's the point?

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