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2011-2012 Emory Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2017)' started by Sammich117, May 22, 2011.

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  1. Sammich117

    Sammich117 Nerdfighter Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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    If it was not included on your AMCAS application, please list your entire curriculum plan for the 2011-2012 academic year. If you are not currently in school, please briefly describe (in 100 words or less) what you are doing now that you are no longer a fulltime student.

    Briefly describe (in approximately 100 words) any health-related experience and/or research experience (volunteer or employed). Also, indicate the time and frequency of your involvement. Note: If you have had experience in several health-related areas, list each with a very brief description. Or, you may choose the most meaningful experience and describe it in more detail.

    Briefly describe (in approximately 100 words) your interest in Emory.

    What do you consider to be the role of the physician in the community? (100 words or less)

    Best of luck with your application :luck::luck::luck:!
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
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  3. daemon14

    daemon14 5+ Year Member

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    Woohoo, I'm definitely applying! ATL!
     
  4. qkx

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    is emory P/F?
     
  5. medschool2016

    medschool2016 2+ Year Member

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    When do they start handing out secondaries?
     
  6. YouNeverKnow22

    YouNeverKnow22 5+ Year Member

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    whenever you're AMCAS verified?
     
  7. 90minIPA

    90minIPA 5+ Year Member

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    yes, true P/F with no internal ranking (<--important detail).

    This changes from cycle to cycle, but you can check last year's thread to get a better idea of when to expect the secondary.
     
  8. qkx

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    p/f for all four years? woah
     
  9. 90minIPA

    90minIPA 5+ Year Member

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    True P/F for years 1 & 2, H/HP/P/LP/F for years 3 & 4.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Yale is the only allopathic US medical school with true P/F for all four years. Clinical grades are a crucial component of your residency application, most schools use them.
     
  10. Guero

    Guero 2QT2Bcis Plaidapus SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

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    After much feedback from prior students, Yale is no longer P/F in years 3 & 4 and now mirrors Emory's curriculum as you've laid out in your post. You can check the 2010-2011 Yale thread to verify, as a current med student clarified this a few months ago.
     
  11. edge of desire

    edge of desire 2+ Year Member

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    does anyone know what emory looks for in its applicants? i've seen people who get into harvard, hopkins, etc. but don't get an interview to emory. emory has lower stats but i'd say it's a comparable school to those -- does that mean emory looks more holistically at its applicants? i'd like to believe that...i have below avg stats but i'm nontrad and other parts of my app are solid.
     
  12. 90minIPA

    90minIPA 5+ Year Member

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    There's also a fair number of applicants who were interviewed/accepted to Emory and those other schools as well, so I wouldn't read too much into it. All schools are looking for essentially the same things: strong academic record, a passion for service & medicine, demonstrated intellectual curiosity, a good personality etc...

    That being said, Emory loves unique applicants (as do most schools). This year's incoming class is very diverse (in every sense of the word), and nontrads are well-represented throughout the student body. If you really like the school and have a good story, you should definitely apply! :thumbup:
     
  13. eixenelyam

    eixenelyam 2+ Year Member

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    Emory is beautiful. Harvard of the South ;)
     
  14. AnthroMD

    AnthroMD Senior Member 2+ Year Member

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    Debating on whether or not to apply here...my MCAT is a 29 so I am below avg., from Fl. too. But I will have a MSMS degree in a couple months. I have Emory selected as of yet, but I am still working on my PS so I have a little time to decide.

    Any input? Thanks in advance!
     
  15. chronicidal

    chronicidal Scrub 5+ Year Member

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    It seems someone at every good southern university has tried to claim this title. Duke and Vanderbilt would definitely give Emory a run for its money. For medical schools, maybe also Baylor.
     
  16. Ignatius M.D.

    Ignatius M.D. 5+ Year Member

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    Except I've heard Ivy league grads refer to Vanderbilt in that way ;).

    I love Emory, but am wondering if I should even apply since it's usually a favorite for students from my undergrad. I think over 80 applied last year...
     
  17. 90minIPA

    90minIPA 5+ Year Member

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    .
     
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  18. Cinclus

    Cinclus Es un pájaro. Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Just applied to Emory! I've heard nothing but great things about the school.
     
  19. HealthHare

    HealthHare 5+ Year Member

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    Harvard is the Emory of the North:D
     
  20. percy

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    Marge: "You could still go to McGill. The Harvard of Canada."
    Lisa: "Anything that's the something of the something isn't really the anything of the anything!"
     
  21. Nomdeplume

    Nomdeplume (nom nom nom) 2+ Year Member

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    I thought of this quote too! :laugh:

    I'm still really impressed with Emory, though.
     
  22. Pari4

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    hi guyss,

    I am planning on applying to emory this cycle. I was just on their admissions site, and I saw this:

    "In order to meet Emory course requirements, you will need to complete at least four full years, with labs, in the basic sciences (one year in each of the following areas: biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics). We expect medical school students to have a sound knowledge in these areas, prior to attending medical school."

    I had to graduate a semester early due to financial reasons, but I was still able to do a double major in a science/non-science ( i had to take 2 humanities summer classes). Does this mean I can't apply because I had to graduate a semester early?
     
  23. minerva3121

    minerva3121 5+ Year Member

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    When they say 4 years, I'm pretty sure they mean 4 years' worth of science pre-reqs (1 year Bio + 1 year Gen Chem + 1 year of Organic Chem + 1 year physics = 4 years). Not 4 years of undergrad.


    Btw, just got the following e-mail from Emory:

    We have received your verified 2012 application data from AMCAS.

    The 2012 Emory Supplemental Application website is scheduled to open in July 2011. As soon as the site is open, we will send you more details by email. All verified applicants will be invited to complete the Emory Supplemental Application.

    In the meantime, please be sure to keep your contact information, particularly your email address, updated with AMCAS. Your preferred email address with AMCAS is where we will send the supplemental application link and log-in instructions.

    We thank you for your interest in Emory University School of Medicine!
     
  24. Snuke

    Snuke 5+ Year Member

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    ^^^ Got the same email.
     
  25. asrikrishnan

    asrikrishnan 2+ Year Member

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    Also received that email. Looking forward to filling out this secondary and hearing back from them!
     
  26. kmnguyen1124

    kmnguyen1124 De-lightful 2+ Year Member

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    You're good to go. In fact, I graduated a semester early and am matriculating at Emory in just a few short weeks. Good luck!
     
  27. TheGirlDoc

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    So I recently heard that the lowest MCAT considered by Emory is a 30. Is this true? I've yet to read it anywhere....
     
  28. LeoGer

    LeoGer 2+ Year Member

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    Not sure about minimum requirement, but MSAR states that bottom 10%ile last year was a 31.
     
  29. TheGirlDoc

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    Got the "We've verified your app" e-mail. Waiting on those secondaries to become available! GOOD LUCK TO US ALL! :luck:
     
  30. familyaerospace

    familyaerospace 7+ Year Member

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    I also got the secondary email.

    According to the Emory adcomm I know, 30 is generally the lowest.
     
  31. asrikrishnan

    asrikrishnan 2+ Year Member

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    Received email to complete secondary. Excited to apply to Emory!
     
  32. misterp

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    Is anyone else having trouble submitting the application? Specifically, the payment?
     
  33. medschool2016

    medschool2016 2+ Year Member

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    could someone post the questions?
     
  34. zqx

    zqx 2+ Year Member

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    These are all of the questions I could find.

     
  35. xATB

    xATB 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
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  36. TheBox22

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  37. nadaba

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    It's not letting me pay. I'm sure it'll be sorted out soon enough.
     
  38. TuloRocks

    TuloRocks 2+ Year Member

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    Can't pay either. Temple had a similar problem but resolved it the next day.
     
  39. TuloRocks

    TuloRocks 2+ Year Member

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    Submitted. Payment is now functional.
     
  40. asrikrishnan

    asrikrishnan 2+ Year Member

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    Finished secondary, paid the fee, and submitted the application. Excited about Emory!
     
  41. Tazriel

    Tazriel 2+ Year Member

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    How are you guys approaching this question without repeating, verbatim, what is on your primary?
     
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  42. rihdus

    rihdus 2+ Year Member

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    Do you think it would be appropriate to talk about my shadowing experiences and what I learned from them for the health-related experiences?

    P.S. I know it says to limit to 100 words but how strictly are you guys adhering to that?
     
  43. nadaba

    nadaba 5+ Year Member

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    For the first question, I think it would be appropriate to talk about shadowing.

    For the second question, keep it to 100 words or less. Show that you can follow directions! :laugh:
     
  44. rihdus

    rihdus 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks Nadaba! It'll be hard but I'll try to limit to 100 words.:laugh:
     
  45. asrikrishnan

    asrikrishnan 2+ Year Member

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    Just got application complete email.
     
  46. fneverforget

    fneverforget 2+ Year Member

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    do they favor emory undergrads?
     
  47. LeoGer

    LeoGer 2+ Year Member

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    Is that a serious question? -or are you just trying to advertise that you're an undergrad at Emory?
     
  48. cmwhite11

    cmwhite11 2+ Year Member

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    :thumbup:

    I absolutely LOVED Emory and living in Atlanta/Decatur. Not applying there for med school, though. Good luck everyone!
     
  49. fneverforget

    fneverforget 2+ Year Member

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    It is a serious question. I heard some top medical schools like to take kids who went there for undergrad. They show some preference for their own students. I have heard this about JHU and NU.
     
  50. LeoGer

    LeoGer 2+ Year Member

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    I think ~all medical schools accept a higher rate of in-home applicants than any other school. I'm sure it's because they have more information on those students than they do most other applicants, considering the on-campus connections.
     
  51. daemon14

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    Does it need to be full sentences? Or can it be like: "Fall 2010 - shadowed primary-care physician and cardiologist, weekly 2 hours."


    Also, diggin the CA flag avatar :thumbup:
     

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