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NSU-COM Discussion Thread 2011-2012

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

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  1. Brunky96

    Brunky96 2+ Year Member

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    anyone else interviewing on 9/6? I will be driving down the night before. Prolly will stay at the holiday inn. PM me if you wanna meet up that night and kill some time. I've never been to Ft. Lauderdale before so it would be fun to not be cooped up in a hotel the whole night.

    Also, judging from the interview feedback, it seems like they mainly ask what would we do to change/improve healthcare and why. Seem about right?
     
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  3. AACmd

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    Do you guys think it would be bad to tell them that I've already been accepted at lecom-b?
     
  4. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016 10+ Year Member

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    i wouldn't bring it up, but you can tell them if they ask.
     
  5. jdsargen

    jdsargen 2+ Year Member

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    I will be giving some of the interview tours on Sep. 1!

    My advice is that you guys don't stress the interview. You wouldn't be getting an interview if NSU did not want you. As long as you aren't completely antisocial or an uber tool you will do just fine!
     
  6. jso89

    jso89 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the encouraging words. I'm really looking forward to actually seeing the campus, from the pictures it looks gorgeous.
     
  7. JeetKuneDo

    JeetKuneDo 7+ Year Member

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    I just drove around it today. It really is a beautiful campus.
     
  8. ziprasidone1

    ziprasidone1 2+ Year Member

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    If anyone is at the holiday inn (a few mins away from campus) and wants to meet up, send me a message! I just got here
     
  9. JeetKuneDo

    JeetKuneDo 7+ Year Member

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    You at the one near university and Oakland?
     
  10. ziprasidone1

    ziprasidone1 2+ Year Member

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    University I think... (2540 Davie Rd)
     
  11. GetThePointe77

    GetThePointe77 2+ Year Member

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    I'm excited to meet all of you guys tomorrow!
     
  12. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 2+ Year Member

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    Good luck at your interview!! Mine's on 10/13. :)

    Let us know how it goes! :thumbup:
     
  13. ziprasidone1

    ziprasidone1 2+ Year Member

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    If anyone is still looking for a ride tomorrow from the Holiday Inn (2540 Davie Rd) to Nova for the interview, you can meet me in the lobby (just look for a dark gray suit and purple tie) at 8:05 am. I have 3 spots left
     
  14. Iliketoytles

    Iliketoytles 2+ Year Member

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    Gray suit, purple tie. Very sharp, sir!
     
  15. RavensGal

    RavensGal 5+ Year Member

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    Good luck to everyone tomorrow!! The campus is gorgeous, the students were really friendly (a lot of them came up and said good luck to us when we were standing around in our suits), and the interview is not stressful at all.
     
  16. IDFsoldierboy

    IDFsoldierboy 2+ Year Member

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    so i am a little confused....do we need to print out and mail the signature sheet or was typing in our name at the end of the secondary the same thing?
     
  17. DrWily

    DrWily 5+ Year Member

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    I never mailed anything, so I assume its the typing the name.
     
  18. IDFsoldierboy

    IDFsoldierboy 2+ Year Member

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    ok cool thanks..
     
  19. zoomzoom123

    zoomzoom123 2+ Year Member

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    Who else is interviewing 9/1? We should grab dinner tomorrow 8/31! PM me?
     
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  20. Adamb83

    Adamb83 7+ Year Member

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    I'm interviewing on 9/1. Ahh so nervous! I thought going in with an acceptance would take the pressure off, but I guess interviews are going to be stressful no matter what haha. Can someone link me to the common interview questions page? Thanks!!
     
  21. jdsargen

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    No reason to study or rehearse answers. Just go in and be yourself. Admissions people can spot BS a mile away.
     
  22. D0cHopeful

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    Anyone know if NSU has a minimum cutoff for each section of the MCAT, or if they just screen based off the overall score?
     
  23. MSUAlumn

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    Hey everyone, just wanted to give a brief outline of my interview experience today!

    We started off with a short 15 minute video followed by a short explanation of the curriculum by the associate dean. Then we were broken up into two groups, one toured the building while the other stayed back to interview. After which, we had lunch and the vice dean of the university spoke with us for a few. Then those that were interested in a bus tour around campus stayed back while everyone else left.

    As far as the interview itself, we were called individually. There were two groups of interviewers, my interviewer was alone since the person that was supposed to be with him had a meeting. I was basically asked to introduce myself and talk a little about myself. Most of my questions were actually app specific. He asked me to talk a little about some volunteer work I had done that he found very interesting. He did ask general questions as well such as how I felt about the current state of healthcare and why I was interested in Nova.

    Any other questions, just ask!
     
  24. Fox800

    Fox800 OMS-4.99999999999 7+ Year Member

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    I'll see you guys on 9/1!
     
  25. GetThePointe77

    GetThePointe77 2+ Year Member

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    I'm not going to repeat what happened because I think its mostly covered here but it really is a chill interview and a nice environment, the only complaint I have is we only really talked to M1s...and they havent really been there very long
     
  26. scummie

    scummie 5+ Year Member

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    I'm an M2. What do you want to know?
     
  27. JeetKuneDo

    JeetKuneDo 7+ Year Member

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    Are you going to be applying to the omm or research fellowships they offer? I am interested to learn more about these programs. We glossed over it a little during the interview day, but how competitive are these programs?
     
  28. seraphkz

    seraphkz 5+ Year Member

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    So... when do we hear back from the admissions committee whether we are accepted or not?
     
  29. ziprasidone1

    ziprasidone1 2+ Year Member

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    Not sure... the admissions counselor said at the end of Sept but I think one of the interviewers told an interviewee that the admissions committee is meeting this Friday? They usually hand out decisions right after the meeting
     
  30. seraphkz

    seraphkz 5+ Year Member

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    Oh wow, thanks for the information. Do you know if they send out decisions via snail mail or email?
     
  31. ziprasidone1

    ziprasidone1 2+ Year Member

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    no idea, sorry
     
  32. jdsargen

    jdsargen 2+ Year Member

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    Webster status will be the first thing to change. Last year it took 2-3 weeks to find out their decision.

    I think it changes to like provisionally accepted or something if you get accepted. They make it sound sort of of like you aren't in for sure but you are.
     
  33. GetThePointe77

    GetThePointe77 2+ Year Member

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    I guess I was just curious about how things run day to day and one of the M1s said he still gets lost going to classes sometimes so I didnt always have confidence in everything they said. Also, when I asked about things like Spanish a lot of the time they simply said they didnt know (which is better than making up an answer for sure). Everyone seemed really happy and excited to be there though, so I would assume that overall it would have been really positive regardless of who we talked to. I hope we hear soon (2 weeks rather than 4), I am so ready to put my deposit in lol!
     
  34. Juice9

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    At the interview they made it sound like they weren't going to use the portal to let us know... I could be mistaken though
     
  35. jdsargen

    jdsargen 2+ Year Member

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    You will get an email and you will also get snail mail after but it showed up first on webstar :)

    For us at least, it was posted on webstar 3 days before we got our email.
     
  36. Chyea

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    does anyone know where to find the addresses for thank you notes? or are you all just sending it as an email?
     
  37. dlouis

    dlouis 5+ Year Member

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    Did you interview yet? They gave us a paper with each of the interviews names and email address. I sent two - one to the interviewer and one to the lady who was in charge of our day from beginning to end. (she emailed me back, the MD did not haha)
     
  38. RavensGal

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    I overheard the new head of admissions mention to Ellen about how she deactivated Webstar... I don't think they're using it this year. I could be wrong though.

    Also has anyone figured out if Spanish is optional or required? I heard both on our interview day...
     
  39. IamaBanana

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    The current m1s are not taking it, but we don't have our schedule for next semester yet. You probably heard both because there hasn't necessarily been a decision made for 2016 yet. Also, as far as optional v required, if you ended up choosing not to take it you could find yourself regretting that decision come 3rd year, or even come preceptorship.
     
  40. RavensGal

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    I want to take it. I hope they keep the class for our year because its something I really liked about the school. I think knowing it is important.
     
  41. jdsargen

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    Spanish for 2015 is going to be online and taken at our leisure as a P/F course.
    It is not activated yet but is supposed to be in January. Either way it won't be the way it was for 2014 which is what people seem to still like to whine about.
     
  42. vandyam

    vandyam Vulnera Sanentur 5+ Year Member

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    Has anyone been invited for an interview with a 25 on the MCAT??
     
  43. ziprasidone1

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    I'm sure lots are. The average for the class of 2014 was 27
     
  44. UTKpremed

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    I have a 26 MCAT and a 3.79 GPA and I still haven't received an interview here yet.
     
  45. vandyam

    vandyam Vulnera Sanentur 5+ Year Member

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    I sure hope you are right. That makes sense to me too, considering their average is 27 and people post all the time with MCATs of 29,30,31+ so I would assume that means 26's and 25's make it too, but in the last two years no one on SDN has posted getting an interview (at either NSU or LECOM-B) with a 25 and I am confused as to why. These are my #1 and #2 choices but I can't find any evidence that I will even be considered.
     
  46. MSUAlumn

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    I have a 25 (11 ps, 6 vr, 8 bs) just interviewed this past tuesday. Cgpa 3.59 sgpa 3.48
     
  47. frescoengano

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    according to US news, the average mcat @ nova is ~28; a 25 isn't too far from that. i'm sure that there are a fair amount of ppl with 25's that get interviewed, although it's probably less than the number of ppl w/ 28+ that get interviewed. Also, I assume that most schools tend to interview higher stats ppl first

    i think i remember you from our interview day
     
  48. vandyam

    vandyam Vulnera Sanentur 5+ Year Member

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    You just made my week. I got a 10vb/8ps/7bs (but previously had an 8 in bs). I've had my secondary in for months, so hopefully it's not too late for me to have a shot. I really want to go here. My gpa is a little lower than yours (3.49/3.3) but I work full time and my school is known for grade deflation. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Good luck to you!! I hope you get your acceptance back soon.
     
  49. IDFsoldierboy

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    are we supposed to get a complete email or an under review email? I got an e-mail with my completed secondary attached and a email later that said they received my letter of rec
     
  50. MSUAlumn

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    Thanks! Good luck to you too, ill keep you all posted
     
  51. GetThePointe77

    GetThePointe77 2+ Year Member

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    do they lock us out of webstar or am I just being an idiot and forgetting my pin...
     
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