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2011-2012 The Commonwealth Medical College Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2016)' started by Sammich117, May 22, 2011.

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  1. MangoTango1130

    MangoTango1130 5+ Year Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I clicked on the link but still don't know how to get the pin.....
    all it shows on that website is login + pin?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    ...

    EDIT: read above
     
  4. versus

    versus 2+ Year Member

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    I quite liked the school that I saw last year, as well as the faculty that I spoke to. Scranton looked like a very nice place as well. I was accepted but withdrew for another school. I'd hope people won't be bothered by what has happened with them the last application cycle and apply as usual.
     
  5. 549

    549 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks for emailing admissions for the link- any update about the PIN number situation?
     
  6. cafaro

    cafaro 2+ Year Member

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    no update.
     
  7. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    I haven't heard anything either. I might call them Monday to sort out the issue.
     
  8. tnxvintage

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    glad im not the only one bombarding them with questions. i emailed them too about the link but now that pin number thing is a mess. i emailed them again about this so hopefully they will get back to me. will update when i do get the email.
     
  9. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    It's Monday morning, and I thought I would check to see if anyone has any updates on the PIN. Anyone?
     
  10. Don15

    Don15 7+ Year Member

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    I just spoke to them on the phone and they said it should be sorted out by this afternoon. They will resend emails with the link and pin
     
  11. n3xa

    n3xa "the anchor" 7+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Thanks!
     
  12. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks, bud.
     
  13. GetThePointe77

    GetThePointe77 5+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Has anyone heard anything?
     
  14. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Nope :cool:
     
  15. latrala2300

    latrala2300 5+ Year Member

    Considering it's past 6 at their offices, we're not getting PINs anytime today.
     
  16. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Yea, I haven't gotten one this morning either. I'm sure they'll get them to us sometime this week.
     
  17. MJMGrand

    MJMGrand 5+ Year Member

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    Just got the email w/ pin and login to te secondary about 10 minutes ago
     
  18. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Nothing for me yet. Thanks for the update!
     
  19. claralax

    claralax 2+ Year Member

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    same here. just got the pin.

    here are the questions for those still waiting:
    1) List the 5 most important attributes you feel a physician should possess.
    2) Choose one attribute from the above list, and describe one personal experience that best exemplifies that attribute.
    3) Given TCMC's unique missions and values, please tell us why you feel you are a good fit for our institution.
    4) TCMC values diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment. How do you think you can contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion?
    5) Using 1 - 3 sentences, explain how your admission to TCMC could assist in addressing the health care needs of northeastern Pennsylvania.
    6) If you could speak directly to the Admissions Committee, explain why you should be admitted to The Commonwealth Medical College.
    7) Do you verify that you are able to perform essential functions listed in (click on link)
     
  20. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Yikes- I wonder why I didn't get the email. Also, that's a hefty secondary! :scared:
     
  21. Rosalindbungs

    Rosalindbungs 2+ Year Member

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    (to those who are having trouble w/ pin, they should have sent one out today)

    on that note, is anybody having trouble paying the fee for the secondary app?

    thank you!:oops:
     
  22. yellowpwr

    yellowpwr 7+ Year Member

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    quick question(I'm trying to pre-write):

    Are there character/word limits for the questions other than the ones indicated in the prompts?
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  23. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Still no PIN for me. I might have to call them. I'll give them to around lunch time or so.
     
  24. frescoengano

    frescoengano 5+ Year Member

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    +1 - calling them
     
  25. PaperMaker

    PaperMaker 5+ Year Member

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    Yes they won't take my money.
     
  26. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Great- let us know what you hear, thanks.
     
  27. house vs god

    house vs god 7+ Year Member

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    Those of you who got the email- is your AMCAS verified already?
     
  28. cafaro

    cafaro 2+ Year Member

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    no pin for me either
     
  29. MangoTango1130

    MangoTango1130 5+ Year Member

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    yea got a pin and everything
    however i'm not going to apply here anymore
    The message of the Dean says they are looking for people who wants to commit and stay in Pennsylvania. So if you're someone who wants to be flexible and go back to your hometown someday........just a heads up!
     
  30. Tapepsi

    Tapepsi 5+ Year Member

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    I tried giving you guys a heads up in my previous post :oops: Trust me though, not everyone who is going to TCMC will end up staying in PA.
     
  31. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Still no PIN. I'll have to call them today.
     
  32. Don15

    Don15 7+ Year Member

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    i also got my pin yesterday. question number 5 seems kind of unfair if we are not even from northeastern PA. also it is 2000 characters max for each question
     
  33. frescoengano

    frescoengano 5+ Year Member

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    they told me blah blah blah we are working just wait for ur pin
     
  34. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    They actually gave me mine over the phone and it worked. Strange that you had a different experience.
     
  35. n3xa

    n3xa "the anchor" 7+ Year Member

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    Honestly I just got flooded with secondaries in my inbox so I am ok with waiting patiently. :laugh:
     
  36. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Haha I got my PIN just moments before the influx myself. :D
     
  37. Melomare17

    Melomare17 2+ Year Member

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    should i wait til i take the mcat to submit it? taking it on 7/6 but would have more time to work on it after, but got the secondary recently
     
  38. tnxvintage

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    email them again if they said they're working out the kinks because I had to remind the lady that I haven't gotten it after that initial email and she sent me my pin within hours. i guess being persistent is key
     
  39. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Submitted! :xf::xf::xf:
     
  40. n3xa

    n3xa "the anchor" 7+ Year Member

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    MDApps:

    I sent an email yesterday and this morning I got my pin.
     
  41. medskl

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    so for people who arent from northern penn... does anyone have any suggestions as to what is going on as far as the area's health care needs?
     
  42. mark3524

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    agreed!!!!
     
  43. Don15

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    for the first question, it says to list attributes and there is a 2000 character max. are you all simply listing them or also writing something for each attribute too? by just listing them it's like only 100 characters lol
     
  44. frescoengano

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    i just listed them

    the next question i described one of them
     
  45. mark3524

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    What about the healthcare issues question? :)

    Can anyone shed some light about what is going on healthcare wise in northern Penn?
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011
  46. light warrior

    light warrior 5+ Year Member

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    Is it ok if the answer to one of the questions is in my PS? or do I have to talk about something new?
     
  47. satellite8

    satellite8 7+ Year Member

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    Does TCMC send email notification once your application is complete with recs?
     
  48. DrPrincipessa

    DrPrincipessa Experiencing Royal Pains 2+ Year Member

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    Phish Phillay
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    Yes. Just got one today.
     
  49. minnesota7666

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    *
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  50. PatsFan87

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    Hey so has anyone recently checked the Admissions Interview Status? Mine says "No appointment to be scheduled for application year 2012." Does this mean I have already been rejected??? :( My application was complete on 7/1.
     
  51. DrPrincipessa

    DrPrincipessa Experiencing Royal Pains 2+ Year Member

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    Phish Phillay
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    From my 'complete' email:

    "Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be contacted immediately via email with instructions for arranging a date and time. All others will be given notification via email as well."

    My app status says the same thing as yours, but I believe this email more. If we are actually rejected we should get an email to confirm.
     

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