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    Program-Specific Info / Q's USC OTD Fall 2022 Application Cycle

    Hi all! I wanted to start a thread where we can discuss USC's OTD admission questions/updates/stats for the Fall 2022 application cycle. Good luck to everyone!!
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    USC DPT is not worth it

    I’m currently a 2nd year Residential Student at the USC DPT program and in my opinion the program is definitely not worth the money. Upon entering the program in the pandemic I knew we were going to be mostly online, we watch online recordings of lectures then met up for 1-2 hours for each...
  3. paggal

    Anyone from USC willing to share their experiances?

    I wanted to know more about the curriculum and student life. (Especially about PBL and lectures) Will we still have lectures or is everything group based learning? I have heard rumors about people not passing board exams too!
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    Is 10 a good amount of post-baccs to apply to?

    I have a list of ten schools ranked from least to most likely, I'm thinking of applying to with a 3.7 undergrad GPA. I have a few pre-reqs under my belt (Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, Statistics) but I'd mostly be relying on the program to fulfill the needed pre-reqs for medical school. I'd...
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    Questions about USC extracted natural teeth collection

    Happy weekend, everyone! I got accepted by USC and the school asked us to collect 100 anterior, 100 bicuspid, and 100 molars for practice. Have anyone really collect this many teeth before matriculation? Or the school will provide them if we don't collect enough. Thanks in advance!
  6. YJLEE1129

    UCLA vs USC

    Hi Everyone I am happy to inform that I got acceptance at both UCLA and USC for the Advanced Standing Program. Can you all please provide some insights on both these schools? I think both of them have nice campuses and cost similarly; however, I care more about how they conduct the clinic part...
  7. Caseymurph

    USC Postbacc - application on hold

    Hi everyone, I applied to USCs post bacc program for the spring 2021 term. About a week after my interview, the admissions team informed me that they want to put my application on hold for the spring term as they would like to see me take a chemistry course and upper level math course at a...
  8. Punished Angeleno

    USC School of Dentistry Class of 2025 Interview/Acceptance Thread

    Last year's thread: *** The Official USC School of Dentistry Class of 2024 Interview/Acceptance Thread *** Hey, everyone. You can post your questions and updates here. Class of 2023 Statistics overall GPA: 3.59 science GPA: 3.51 DAT (AA/TS/PAT): 19.9/19.7/20.1 Class Size: 144 Class of 2024...
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    Diagrams at USC interview?

    I have an upcoming interview with USC and heard from someone that I'll be asked a series of questions and that I'll have to "do diagrams". There was emphasis placed on the importance of these diagrams, but I am unclear on what they are/what they are in response to. Can anyone explain this part...
  10. Itsnotludwigs

    Los Angeles GPRs - trying to compile a list!

    I'm trying to compile a complete list of all the match and non-match GPR programs in LA. Here are the programs I've found so far: 1) USC 2) UCLA 3) Harbor - UCLA Medical Center 4) VA Greater LA Health Care System 5) Veterans Admin Medical Center - Sepulveda 6) Rancho Los Amigos National...
  11. Cindy

    USC vs. Columbia

    Hey guys, please help me decide whether USC or Columbia. I'm now studying in up-state New York, where have snow storms every year. I want to go to USC because of the warm weather and plenty of fun things to do. And the patient pool is big there. Obviously, the tuition is VERY expensive. My...
  12. Punished Angeleno

    *** The Official USC School of Dentistry Class of 2024 Interview/Acceptance Thread ***

    Last year's thread: *** The Official USC School of Dentistry Class of 2023 Interview/Acceptance Thread *** Hey, everyone. You can post your questions and updates here. Class of 2022 Statistics overall GPA: 3.58 science GPA: 3.50 DAT (AA/TS/PAT): 20.3/20.1/20 Class Size: 144 Class of 2023...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS 2019-2020 MOT Cycle

    Hello everyone, It may seem like a long time from now, but OTCAS applications will be opening up in less than two months. I'll be starting a thread for applicants to share their stats, questions, etc. with each other as a way to (hopefully) ease some of the anxiety that comes along with this...
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    USC Keck vs. UCI

    I am really torn... I don't strongly prefer one over the other (hence the sparse list) so your thoughts and perspectives are extremely appreciated. USC Keck Pros More robust clinical experience/students are more prepared(?) bc of LAC+USC hospital Bigger network, USC connections and all that...
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    USC vs. UCSF

    I would whole heartedly appreciate any input anyone has on which of these physical therapy programs I should attend. I was accepted to USC with a 10k scholarship but of course, UCSF cheaper still, but not by much since I am out of state. They differ in about 30k for me. Any input and explanation...
  17. O

    Program-Specific Info / Q's USC OTCAS "what other scools applying to..." question

    Hi! As one of many currently in the OTCAS trenches, specifically USC's, I have stumbled upon an interesting question in one of USC's supplemental sections on OTCAS. The question reads, "Please list any other occupational therapy programs to which you are applying." I found this to be a bit odd...
  18. S

    non traditional situation- looking for some advice

    I am in a little bit of a unique situation, so I was hoping to get some advice from anyone that might have some insight! About me; I just completed a post bacc from an ivy league school (im not sure how relevant that is, but for the sake of disclosure). My undergrad GPA is 3.7 (UCLA)...
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    School Counseling Case with possible unethical/illegal considerations

    Hi all, I trust this finds you doing well! I am a grad student at USC working toward my masters in school counseling. As part of my ethics course, I need to "critique" a school counseling (middle or high school) situation in which the counselor may have "crossed the line" ethically or...
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    Keck School of Medicine.. help

    Hey everyone! I am applying this cycle (submitting my app here soon). I was just wondering if anyone in here has applied, interviewed, or been accepted to Keck School of Medicine and would be willing to talk to me about the school, your application, and the interview! I really really want to go...
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    USC Supplemental Question

    The prompt reads "Please list your professional achievements and include when and how long." Would this include undergrad scholarships? I am confused on for what they are looking.
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    Chapman vs USC vs CSUF vs CDU Postbac

    Hi, everyone! I recently got accepted into the USC and Chapman postbac programs and will have my Cal State Fullerton and Charles Drew postbac interviews in the next couple of days. I've done a lot of digging in the forum with regard to the aforementioned postbacs but there aren't a lot of recent...
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    MA/MS MS Marriage and Family Therapy USC vs Fuller Seminary

    Hi all, I wanted to gather some thoughts about MFT programs at USC and Fuller Seminary. I got accepted to both of the programs and I'm pretty much struggling to decide because they both have pro and cons. USC Rossier School of Education: - top school - 2 years - around $130,000 Fuller...
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    USC vs UCSD for class of 2022

    I got admitted to both schools but I'm really lost between them. I have heard that USC is very disorganized in terms of the professors teaching the classes (Many resident students and PHD student teaching parts of a class with some that have barely understandable accent) Also I was told that...
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    USC vs UCSD for class of 2022

    I got admitted to both schools but I'm really lost between them. I have heard that USC is very disorganized in terms of the professors teaching the classes (Many resident students and PHD student teaching parts of a class with some that have barely understandable accent) Also I was told that...
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    USC vs Duke DPT

    Which school would you choose to attend? Any input is greatly appreciated.
  27. SteelAurelius

    California Pharmacy School Chances

    GPA's (after DIY post-bacc): Overall: ~3.5 Science: ~3.3 USC Pre-Pharmacy: ~3.2 DIY Post-Bacc (all classes taken were sciences and at the community college): 4.0 I will take the PCAT. Experience: 2 quarters of research at the university Volunteered more than 100 hours at the hospital No...
  28. N

    USC vs. Loma Linda vs. Midwester-Az dental schools

    I am torn between these three schools. I have created pros and cons of each school to try to help me decide. I am mostly trying to decide between USC and Midwestern. I am very much leaning to Midwestern. please share your thoughts about each school and tell me what you recommend. I greatly...
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    How do people afford USC?

    Seriously though..?
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    Los Angeles - MCAT Accountability /Study Partner

    Hey, I'm from NY, but here in LA. Message me if this is something you're seriously interested in. We can Facetime and determine if our goals are aligned and go from there. Thanks! Location (City, State, Country): Los Angeles, CA, USA Test Date (Anticipated) (Month AND YEAR): April/May 2018 MCAT...
  31. J

    What is USC's pbl REALLY like?

    I am having a hard time understanding what it's like to be a dental student at USC. If they don't have lectures, are they always just in PBL groups every day? How do they learn new material if no professor is lecturing? Any info about USC PBL would be much appreciated / or if you are actually a...
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    USC "post-interview candidate" Has anyone gotten in before?

    I, as well as a few others, received an email from USC saying that I am a post-interview candidate. Does anyone have any knowledge on this type of status? They said it's not a "waitlist" because there are still spots available, but I'm wondering the chances of still getting in are. Also, if...
  33. kdom94

    General Admissions & OTCAS USC 2018 Summer Applicant Pool

    Hi everyone! I just thought it would be nice to have a forum for everyone who has applied for USC's 2018 program. Has anyone received their USC ID yet? And does anyone know if interviews will be conducted, and if so, when? Finally, any idea of when decision letters will go out? Lots of...
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    Hey guys! I know the USC DPT essay has a maximum character count of 4500, but I've written the bulk of my essay and I'm sitting at around 2000-3000 words. Anyone know if this is acceptable or if they prefer that you fill up the essay until you've reached the maximum? Also, how is everyone...
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    Program-Specific Info / Q's USC / Regular Decision Deadline Changed to 11/30

    Hi, As you probably know, USC got rid of their early decision deadline. They now only have regular decision which is due November 30. Does anyone know if this means we get our acceptance letters later than before, or if we can still expect them by January/February?
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    What to wear for USC interview?

    Hello! I have an interview and bench test at USC on 21,22 October 2017. The dress code is "interview attire" for day-1 and "business casual" for day-2. Hey! What can I wear? What is a safe bet for females?
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    applying to college help; optometrist hopeful

    hey guys! This is actually my first post haha. Anyways, I want to go to optometry school in the future, but I'm not sure which undergrad is most suited for it. My dream school has always been UCLA, but I've heard a lot about the cutthroat competition and grade deflation. Is it worth going there...
  38. K

    USC Premed

    Current/ Past students: What is the Biology major here like? How rigorous are the classes? Research opportunities?
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    Do I stay at USC or transfer to UAlbany?

    Hi all! I apologize for the long post, and would greatly appreciate any suggestions! I have currently finished my first year at USC (Southern California) as a human biology major. I am planning on finishing my premed requirements and applying directly to medical school out of college. Thus far I...
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    Improve chances to get into DPT programs?

    Hello! I am a bit nervous about applying to DPT programs because my grades are not ideal, especially in the pre-requisite and science classes. I have a 3.0 science GPA and a 3.2 overall GPA. The last classes that I have taken were: Kinesiology, Biomechanics w/ lab, Exercise Physiology w/ lab...