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2011-2012 Vanderbilt University Application Thread

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

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  1. Mzungu

    Mzungu 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats Dr Callis!
    I got the call earlier today too, and am still in a bit of shock. This definitely is moving Vandy up in my considerations.
     
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  3. AWK87DOC

    AWK87DOC All or Nothing!!! 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats you guys!! :luck: everyone!
     
  4. Bro Dude

    Bro Dude Subaquatic Creel Engineer

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    When did you guys interview?
     
  5. Dr Callis

    Dr Callis 2+ Year Member

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    Interviewed Oct. 20 & accepted Feb. 6
     
  6. Missorleans

    Missorleans 5+ Year Member

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    oh, i forgot you'd already been accepted. got me all excited that they're starting to take people off the waitlist.
     
  7. Nymphicus

    Nymphicus kane o ke kai Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    Congratulations on the scholarship--that's amazing!
     
  8. AWK87DOC

    AWK87DOC All or Nothing!!! 7+ Year Member

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    +3 on money-calls this week! my friend also missed a vandy call yesterday. He called back today and got a scholarship too! It seems the vandy movement has started :luck:
     
  9. Illinois2012

    Illinois2012 2+ Year Member

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    Now you guys should all withdraw so I can get accepted AND get some of that scholarship money :smuggrin:
     
  10. omelas

    omelas 2+ Year Member

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    +4! I'm thinking I might go to Vandy now!
     
  11. kduck

    kduck 2+ Year Member

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    +1 :laugh:
     
  12. AWK87DOC

    AWK87DOC All or Nothing!!! 7+ Year Member

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    WHoa, just checked out your MDapps, you should go ahead and withdraw from the other 9 schools and make 9 patiently waiting applicants happy with those spots :idea:
     
  13. Illinois2012

    Illinois2012 2+ Year Member

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    I got super excited when I read your post, but then checked the MDapps and noticed none of those schools are the ones I'm waiting for :laugh:
     
  14. AWK87DOC

    AWK87DOC All or Nothing!!! 7+ Year Member

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    :laugh: just hang-on, the closer to may 15th we get, the more spots will start to open up!
     
  15. omelas

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    MDApps:
    I have withdrawn from a lot of them... good luck at whichever you are hoping for!
     
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  17. AWK87DOC

    AWK87DOC All or Nothing!!! 7+ Year Member

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    AWK87DOC All or Nothing!!! 7+ Year Member

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  21. ugabulldawg

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    Haha these are great! I've been following this thread for a while, but my first time posting. Interviewed 1/26 and waitlisted 3/9. Anyone know how much movement the waitlist has seen in years past? I grew up in Nashville and have strong ties to Vandy so it's definitely my top choice, especially now since my girlfriend is starting PA school at Trevecca this year.
     
  22. SpicyLentils

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    Is Hopkins still in the running? I'm trying to decide between Vandy and Johny and would like to know any of your thought process. I'm slightly bitter both second looks are the same weekend. Lame.
     
  23. YoungestBrother

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    So what's the deal, do we expect any movement on the waitlist? Or do we have any idea how long the list is?
     
  24. omelas

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    I am still thinking about Hopkins, but am leaning heavily towards Vanderbilt. I am going to both Second Looks - Hopkins on Thursday and Friday and Vandy on Saturday. Hopkins has always been my dream school, and I fell even more in love on interview day. However, I did not receive much financial aid, so going to Hopkins would mean $300,000+ in debt versus very little debt at Vanderbilt. I like that students at Vandy are more relaxed and the campus is beautiful! I've also talked to a number of Vandy students and professors who convinced me that the curriculum changes will go smoothly. PM me if you want to talk more details! It is a very hard decision.
     
  25. orchestra

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    Is there any body who got 100% tuition scholarship instead of 75% ?
     
  26. lxz

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    MDApps:
    I think there are at least two got it.
     
  27. AWK87DOC

    AWK87DOC All or Nothing!!! 7+ Year Member

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    I don't remember anyone on SDN reporting a 100% ride, but a couple 75% for sure
     
  28. lxz

    lxz 2+ Year Member

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    True. I know 3 people with 75%, 2 people with 100%... Yet, I'm still hoping for a scholarship myself:(
     
  29. masrawy

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    Just got awarded 75% tuition merit scholarship!!!
     
  30. AWK87DOC

    AWK87DOC All or Nothing!!! 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats dude!!
     
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  31. Itsame

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    I'm wondering the same thing. I think I remember hearing somewhere that out of students interviewed, Vandy accepts around 25%, waitlists 50% and rejects 25%. I have no source for that, but if it's true than the waitlist could be pretty big until May 15th.
     
  32. Nymphicus

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    Financial aid letters are en route.
     
  33. AWK87DOC

    AWK87DOC All or Nothing!!! 7+ Year Member

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    really? i guess it's about time
     
  34. Mintie

    Mintie 7+ Year Member

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    My financial aid here was awful. :( I'm withdrawing my name from Vanderbilt. Good luck to those on the waitlist!
     
  35. killercow28

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    Has anyone heard anything about the wait list for this year?
     
  36. GS Mikami

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    I'm withdrawing my name from Vandy too.

    Good luck for those waiting for a spot or a scholarship!
     
  37. AWK87DOC

    AWK87DOC All or Nothing!!! 7+ Year Member

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    Me too, I'm really dreading withdrawing as I love vandy. There will be another spot and scholarship available once I get up the nerve :scared:
     
  38. ugabulldawg

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    Nothing here yet. Checked the thread from last year and most waitlist movement didn't happen till mid-May to mid-June. Definitely hoping to hear soon! This process has been way too long and drawn out. I've been at UT-Memphis since late Dec. but holding out on Vandy this whole time. Hopefully I can still find a roommate for UT if I need to come mid-June. Otherwise if I go to Vandy I can live at home and save moolah at least for the first year :D
     
  39. AnoeaSarei

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    Hello!

    Once accepted, what do we need to do to "secure" our spots (besides accepting the offer online)? there was no deposit to pay...hehe i went to the second look and loved vandy and i think i'm going there for sure...
     
  40. pandaman88

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    Hey, I was wondering the same thing. I don't believe we have to do anything but send in an official transcript (directly to them) and get the healthcare squared away. Second look was incredible!
     
  41. TianYuan

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    Did they send us the healthcare thing? I don't remember receiving anything about it.
     
  42. takk

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  43. Bro Dude

    Bro Dude Subaquatic Creel Engineer

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    I don't know if you know much about this, but could you comment upon wait list movement?
     
  44. kduck

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    Withdrawing from the waitlist. It's been a long hard slog with Vandy, but it's that time when I have to commit to someplace and start getting settled, so I'm going to have to let this one go.

    Good luck to the rest of you!
     
  45. Cinclus

    Cinclus Es un pájaro. Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Behind the waterfall
    Have you made your final decision, kduck?
     
  46. kduck

    kduck 2+ Year Member

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    I am 99% sure I am going to attend USC. :) Have you settled on a school yet?
     
  47. HereIgo2011

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    At second look, we were told that VUSM accepted 280 students for approx. 125 seats. I do not think that there will be a whole lot of wait list movement. With sadness, I have withdrawn from VUSM even though I know that many of the accepted students are well balanced and incredibly talented. I wish all of you the best at a very good institution.
     
  48. cacat

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    Hey, I am going to be a first year at VUSM. I am looking toshare a 2br/2ba apartment with another female. The rent would be between $700-850per month. The apartments I am looking at are remodeled, have washer/dryer in theunit, have fireplaces, and are within walking distance to campus. If you areinterested please PM me.
     
  49. Cinclus

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    Behind the waterfall
    Baylor. :)
     
  50. suzyfirst

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    Has there been any waitlist movement lately? I have not given up hope, yet.
     
  51. ugabulldawg

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    Seems like its all quiet on the Vandy front. Or maybe just no SDNers are hearing back yet. Should pick up sometime soon :xf:
     

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