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2011-2012 Virginia Commonwealth University Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2017)' started by DocInProgress, Aug 4, 2007.

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  1. DocInProgress

    DocInProgress 7+ Year Member

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    Does receiving a VCU secondary gaurantee an interview there? It seems that, from the status page, interviews will be given in accordance to priority score and date of completion.
     
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  3. 87138

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    I don't believe so. But they do screen, so if you got an application, they may at least be somewhat interested in you.
     
  4. OCallag

    OCallag 7+ Year Member

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    no, but you have a pretty good shot.
     
  5. Bre

    Bre 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Straight from VCU's secondary page

    "Only about 60 percent of our candidates will be interviewed"

    Which I assume means 60 percent of those receiving secondaries.
     
  6. 161468

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    Can I ask what is VCU?
     
  7. riversoul

    riversoul 7+ Year Member

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    Virginia Commonwealth University
     
  8. Sammich117

    Sammich117 Nerdfighter Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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    - Name of any relative who has received or will receive their M.D. from our school.
    - Did you participate in a VCU sponsored enrichment program? (Project ACEe, VA Governor's School, HCOP)
    - Have you previously applied to our School Of Medicine? If yes, what additional qualifications do you have? (Limit 150 characters.)
    - Please select top three specialties that most interest you if you were to have to make a selection today.
    - Supplemental Essay: The admissions committee requests that you write an essay that provides us with some insight into why you would like to join VCU School of Medicine. (Limit 8000 characters)
    - Interested in Fairfax or MCV hospitals during 3rd or 4th year?
    - Please briefly explain any lapses in your undergraduate education
    - SAT or ACT score

    Best of luck with your application :luck::luck::luck:!
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  9. uvagal216

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    first post!! :D
     
  10. HokieMD1

    HokieMD1 Member 2+ Year Member

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    Beat me to it. I'm pretty sure they screen secondaries, but does anyone with expertise know some baseline figures of GPA/MCAT to receive a secondary, or is it less critical?

    I've spent a majority of my life in VA and was born in Richmond (804 represent!) so I'm hoping that I'll get to detail this on the secondary
     
  11. Chemdude

    Chemdude 7+ Year Member

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    I think only about 40% of OOS applicants end up getting secondaries. It doesn't seem they screen too harshly though; a lot of people with low GPAs and <30 MCATs ending up getting the secondary last year.
     
  12. uvagal216

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    Admissions lady said average is 29.1
     
  13. vickpick

    vickpick TreeHugger 7+ Year Member

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    average what? MCAT? for accepted instate?
     
  14. aSagacious

    aSagacious Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    I think that's the average MCAT for matriculants, acceptees is closer to 31.
     
  15. ywlke

    ywlke 5+ Year Member

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    I thought that was the average MCAT for receiving a secondary per the question in post 3.
     
  16. aSagacious

    aSagacious Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Oh, I think you're right (I'm not sure of the secondary cutoff). I do know, though, that the matriculant average is 29.1 (10.2 B, 9.7 P, 9.3 V).
     
  17. Chemdude

    Chemdude 7+ Year Member

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    Wow, I thought the VCU thread would be a lot more active; it's usually one of the more active threads every year. I was in line to interview here last year but didn't get the chance because I applied late. Show me some love, VCU!
     
  18. MadMedic704

    MadMedic704 Baller Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Just recieved an email to an application status page. Good luck everyone.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011
  19. aspiringdoctor1

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    Did anyone else get an e-mail from VCU with the link to the application status page?
     
  20. aSagacious

    aSagacious Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Yes, I just received the same email. Apparently it's not the secondary, just one of those "we've received your application" emails.
     
  21. Didierdrogba

    Didierdrogba Goldmember 5+ Year Member

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    +1
     
  22. aspiringdoctor1

    aspiringdoctor1 5+ Year Member

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    Good. I hope they take their time sending out the secondaries. Flooded with enough other ones already
     
  23. latrala2300

    latrala2300 5+ Year Member

    +1
     
  24. Don15

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    so just to be sure, no one received a pin in their email rite?
     
  25. ywlke

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    It's easy to miss, but the link tells you what your PIN should be right above where you need to type it in. So yes, it wasn't in the e-mail.
     
  26. vickpick

    vickpick TreeHugger 7+ Year Member

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    DOB: MMDDYYYY = Pin
     
  27. Don15

    Don15 7+ Year Member

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    oh ok thanks!
     
  28. vickpick

    vickpick TreeHugger 7+ Year Member

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    Just got the secondary.
     
  29. TheBox22

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    +1
     
  30. WhizoMD

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    +2 :)
     
  31. E Tom Idate

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    How long did it take from amcas submit until the secondary email?
     
  32. beckmancoulter

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    I was verified july 1 and just received it now.
     
  33. xATB

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    MDApps:
    also received secondary!
     
  34. dra13

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    Getting a secondary also!
     
  35. Timix32

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    Can more than three LOR's be sent? I have the two science, one non-science and was hoping to send an add'l for working in a medical laboratory. Any thoughts? Thanks.
     
  36. kautionwirez

    kautionwirez Hadoken! 7+ Year Member

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    7th secondary for this week! i'm so stressed!
     
  37. eleventwelve

    eleventwelve 2+ Year Member

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    also got the secondary just now. it comes via status page, not email, so check your status page!
     
  38. ywlke

    ywlke 5+ Year Member

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    I got an e-mail telling me that I was invited to complete the secondary and to log in to the website to do so. You have 60 days from when you are invited to complete the secondary.
     
  39. fayedunaway

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    Secondary here too! Verified June 8. Got the status page email yesterday, secondary today!

    Congrats everybody! More are coming, I am sure of it!
     
  40. underdog427

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    Got a secondary!!!!
     
  41. ywlke

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    Looks like this is one of the easier supplementals I'll have to fill out. The only question is "Why VCU?"
     
  42. SteveJMarist

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    Screened in too :D! I needed some good news. Not too sure how intense their screen is, but I'll take it!
     
  43. FlyingBoat

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    Their e-mail scared the bejesus out of me. Normally, when a school sends those "Check yourself for an update" e-mails, it ain't never good news.
     
  44. SteveJMarist

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    :laugh:, I felt the same way.
     
  45. Prateek

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    MDApps:
    OOS student, got the secondary!
     
  46. blizzah

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    Urf
    8000 characters. Thats a lot of space for a lot of reasons
     
  47. MacNCheesy

    MacNCheesy MD Class of 2016, Current PGY-1 5+ Year Member

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    I feel you. I'm in the same boat here!
     
  48. nr6unhH

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    can VCU's M1 or M2 comment on why VCU question?

    & two rotating sites?

    thank you in advance! :)
     
  49. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    + 1
     
  50. lilslsailor

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    Question: Should we indicate ALL the courses on the secondary that fulfill their requirements? For example, I am a bio major and have 15 courses that would meet their bio req....
     
  51. latrala2300

    latrala2300 5+ Year Member

    Yeah, I really don't know what to say for 8,000 characters. I'm kinda sputtering out at about 4k.
     

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