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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. blizzah

    blizzah 5+ Year Member

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    Got May message number 3.
     
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  3. aspiringdoctor1

    aspiringdoctor1 5+ Year Member

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    Nice! When were you complete?
     
  4. blizzah

    blizzah 5+ Year Member

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    Complete 7/22
     
  5. edge of desire

    edge of desire 2+ Year Member

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    just to be sure -- they DO send you an email saying "check your status, it's been changed" after the complete email right? that's how you know this, blizzah? i just want to know if i have to keep checking.
     
  6. blizzah

    blizzah 5+ Year Member

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    Their email always comes at 6:11 PM

    They do send an email, so I wouldn't constantly check all the time.
     
  7. kachan0

    kachan0 7+ Year Member

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    No worries, they'll send you an email telling you your status changed (i.e. secondary completed, interview invite, acceptance/rejection/waitlist), so no need to login everyday to the status website.

    G'luck and don't go crazy checking your emails everyday just yet. It's still early in the game. :luck:
     
  8. kachan0

    kachan0 7+ Year Member

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    Nope not really. I had three or four of these completed status changes throughout many weeks this past cycle and only then after did I receive a true update and then an interview. It's hard not to have a heart attack each time you see a status change email.

    Priority scores are given to all of your files as they are reviewed and are lined up by score and completion date as stated in the status. In other words you have to wait your turn once you're reviewed. G'Luck!
     
  9. Ommu

    Ommu 7+ Year Member

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    Just received this update yesterday:

     
  10. kautionwirez

    kautionwirez Hadoken! 7+ Year Member

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    submitted!
     
  11. citrusguy2010

    citrusguy2010 2+ Year Member

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    got "may" message number 2

    submitted 7/21, complete 7/25, status 7/30. man they're working hard
     
  12. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    I don't know what the hold up with my application is...complete for over 2 weeks and still no update
     
  13. Don15

    Don15 7+ Year Member

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    why do schools like VCU encourage you to apply early if they're just going to basically tell u "we think you are worthy of an interview but we want to wait till other people submit their application so that we can see how u compare to them." ugh :(

    /rant
     
  14. WhizoMD

    WhizoMD 7+ Year Member

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    interviews are determined, in part, by submission date:

    "Your M.D. file is now complete. The Admissions Committee will now do a comprehensive review of your application. Once the review is complete, your file will be prioritized, and interviews will be granted based on your priority score and the date your file was completed. Please do not call the Admissions Office requesting special dates."
     
  15. camierz

    camierz 7+ Year Member

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    It is the same for me. I'm glad it's not only me!
     
  16. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    This is why I am really liking the chances for those of us with early # 2 and # 3 statuses.
     
  17. kautionwirez

    kautionwirez Hadoken! 7+ Year Member

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    eek! :scared:

    should have submitted earlier :(
     
  18. PeterPesto

    PeterPesto 2+ Year Member

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    It's only July. You're still early and will be granted an interview if they want to interview you.
     
  19. citrusguy2010

    citrusguy2010 2+ Year Member

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    here's my question: how many people do you think have already applied and gotten that status?
     
  20. Chemdude

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    Based on my calculations, if you're OOS, you have a 25% of getting interviewed if you got a secondary. I would say that ~40% of the people who get secondaries get the #2/3 status. That's just an educated guess, though...
     
  21. HokiePremed

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    I just got the "interested… MAY" status update.

    Complete 7/26, OOS 4.0/39N
     
  22. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    Wow just now or from the evening?
     
  23. kautionwirez

    kautionwirez Hadoken! 7+ Year Member

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    nice stats!
     
  24. kautionwirez

    kautionwirez Hadoken! 7+ Year Member

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    my app is complete! submitted yesterday!
     
  25. n3xa

    n3xa "the anchor" 7+ Year Member

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    Felt like this could be PQ'ed once again since a lot of people are starting to get status updates.

    No rejection yet... :luck: :xf:
     
  26. HokiePremed

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    It was earlier in the evening, but it was still a Sunday night, which is impressive!
     
  27. canadian18

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    umm a letter from a 4th-year research project supervisor does not qualify as a 'science' recommendation letter? I did get a full credit and a grade for taking this course :S
     
  28. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    Yea I had to convince them as well. Just e-mail them up and they'll fix it for you
     
  29. canadian18

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    Oh, I see. Did you email [email protected]?
     
  30. joy14

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    so is it the consensus that the essay will come out as one paragraph in the "print" view but the adcoms will see it however you broke it up as paragraphs?
     
  31. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    Yup and they replied within a couple of days and changed it
     
  32. dlouis

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    Do they actually take SAT/ACT scores into consideration? I am NOT the same person I was in high school!
     
  33. YouNeverKnow22

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    nah they probably due some weird correlation statistic of SAT scores, MCAT scores, med school acceptance rate thing.
     
  34. edge of desire

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    just got the "further" status (no. 3) -- is it still "early" enough for me to basically celebrate this as my first almost-interview? I mean...i'm OOS.
     
  35. canadian18

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    Awesome, thanks for your input!
     
  36. underdog427

    underdog427 5+ Year Member

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    I think thats the magic question on this forum. I hope the answer is yes.

     
  37. SteveJMarist

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    Patiently waiting for that first wave to come out :). I hope it comes soon.
     
  38. underdog427

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    so with the initial round of reviews (aka getting either the #2 or #3 status), what do you all think they have looked at in terms of our application. I say this because another representative from a different medical school did not give me such great news regarding an application to their school and further commented that I would have a tough time this year but I am also having some hope that vcu will pull through given the #3 status i received from them.
     
  39. n3xa

    n3xa "the anchor" 7+ Year Member

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    Considering I'm still standing here with an unbalanced MCAT score, I'd say they looked a couple of things. :laugh:

    *wood. knocking. now.*
     
  40. camierz

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    I've been complete since July 15 and I have yet to receive a priority score. Should I email them? Is anybody else in the same situation?
     
  41. FlyingBoat

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    Does anyone know if they look at rec letters prior to the interview/prior to setting the first priority score? Or, are they a school that only looks at LORs post-interview?
     
  42. aSagacious

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    I'm pretty sure it's pre-interview (while you are being assigned your score) though I'm not sure that the timing would matter in the long run.
     
  43. Prateek

    Prateek 2+ Year Member

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    July 13 here and still nothing :confused:
     
  44. lucky220

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    a
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  45. Ommu

    Ommu 7+ Year Member

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    It took around 3 weeks after they received my letters for mine to be completed, so don't worry they are working on it.
     
  46. blujhae

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    Same here. I submitted 7/17 and they have received all my letters but they designated the letters incorrectly (2 non-sci and 1 sci). I'm still incomplete. Tried the help option and emailed them. Nothing. :(
     
  47. seawolflu

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    Have been complete for over a week, no update to my status yet.
     
  48. kautionwirez

    kautionwirez Hadoken! 7+ Year Member

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    "The committee's file review indicates that they would like to consider your file further. We are now in the process of scheduling interviews and will continue to do so through February. Unfortunately, the committee indicates interest in far more candidates than we are able to interview. Since we are dependent on the Committee member's schedules for interview spaces, we are unable to predict when or if we will be able to schedule you this year. Please continue to check this site to learn when further action has been taken."
     
  49. HulaHippos

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    Just got the "interested...MAY" status. complete 07/28
     
  50. WisdomDoc

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    "The committee's file review indicates that they would like to consider your file further. We are now in the process of scheduling interviews and will continue to do so through February. Unfortunately, the committee indicates interest in far more candidates than we are able to interview. Since we are dependent on the Committee member's schedules for interview spaces, we are unable to predict when or if we will be able to schedule you this year. Please continue to check this site to learn when further action has been taken."
     
  51. underdog427

    underdog427 5+ Year Member

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    uggh i wonder when they are going to start with interview invites.
     

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