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2012-2013 Hofstra University Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2017)' started by gettheleadout, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-3 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    1. Has any member of your family ever been employed by or on staff at either Hofstra University or any entity of the North Shore &#8211; LIJ Health System? If yes, please explain.

    2. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now.

    3. If your education was interrupted for any reason, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time.

    4. Have you ever been subject to any investigations, actions, or convictions (either institutional or legal)?

    5. Please share anything your application does not include, but that you would like to bring to our attention.

    Good luck to everyone applying! :luck:
     
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  3. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36 7+ Year Member

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    Jumping on the Hofstra Train.... Woot
     
  4. psychkub

    psychkub 7+ Year Member

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    PNW
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  5. BurntFlower

    BurntFlower 7+ Year Member

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    Hofstra, please love me back!
     
  6. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36 7+ Year Member

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    I agree we all need hofstra love
     
  7. espagueti

    espagueti 2+ Year Member

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    trying to decide if i should apply here. i read about the graduate housing hofstra offers, but the common area is shared. does anyone know about close-to-campus options for us married folk?
     
  8. Hoya2009

    Hoya2009 ASA Member 7+ Year Member

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    There are married people/people living with significant others in our class this year. There are apartments and houses for rent in places like Mineola, East Meadow, Levittown, Franklin Square and Westbury that people live in.
    There isn't any on-campus couples housing, but there are a plethora of options less than a 15-minute drive from school.
     
  9. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36 7+ Year Member

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    AMCAS primary away.... ( 6/6)
    Best of luck to everyone.
     
  10. longislandbro

    longislandbro 5+ Year Member

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  11. StarlingForce1

    StarlingForce1 Banned

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    And now everyone has same firepower for secondaries. Spoiler alert. lol Fortunately, I am not applying until entering class of 2014, so hopefully by that point they will go public with an awesome residency match list.
     
  12. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36 7+ Year Member

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  13. StarlingForce1

    StarlingForce1 Banned

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    What so you guys think the odds are if you have a strong LOR from a faculty member of the medical school at a given university? Like, one of the lecturers or clinical instructors?
     
  14. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36 7+ Year Member

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    The same as if you had a LOR from a non given university. LORs are one of those minimum requirements and don't give you the chance to rise above the crowd, they only hurt you if you don't have them or if they are poor, they don't really help you. If you want an advantage that comes from GPA, MCAT score, clinical experience, graduate programs and applying early.
     
  15. YouNeverKnow22

    YouNeverKnow22 5+ Year Member

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    meh I disagree-I think it depends how powerful/well known the LOR writer is to the adcoms. I'm not saying you'll get accepted, but maybe an increased chance of an interview at the given institution.

    If the writer maybe writes why you'll fit the school (i.e. faculty from Hofstra writes why you would fit Hofstra), I think it will help.

    I don't think anyone can accurately answer this question, but to say it has no effect without knowing all the details is incorrect.
     
  16. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36 7+ Year Member

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    I can see your point as after all it does give a nice in-house feel.It just seemed to me the poster was making the in-house letter seem like a magic bullet.
     
  17. YouNeverKnow22

    YouNeverKnow22 5+ Year Member

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    Yeah I agree, a letter will not get you in. Unless your last name is Pearlman ;)
     
  18. Tianar

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    Secondary received!
     
  19. WorldChanger36

    WorldChanger36 7+ Year Member

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    Still waiting to be verified.... Slow process....
     
  20. cjc71

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    Did you get the secondary or just an acknowledgement email? I got an email saying they'd be sent in the next week or so as long as you pass the screen (25 MCAT, 3.0 GPA)
     
  21. Tianar

    Tianar 5+ Year Member

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    I got the acknowledgement last night and received a secondary link this afternoon. :)
     
  22. SourD21

    SourD21 5+ Year Member

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    sweet i got the acknowledgement email today so hopefully i'll get mine tmrw. do you mind sharing with us what essays there are?
     
  23. Tianar

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    No problem! It's pretty standard stuff.

    1. Has any member of your family ever been employed by or on staff at either Hofstra University or any entity of the North Shore – LIJ Health System? If yes, please explain.

    2. If you are currently not a matriculated student, please indicate what you have been doing since the time of graduation until now.

    3. If your education was interrupted for any reason, please indicate the reasons, the duration of the interruption, and how you spent your time.

    4. Have you ever been subject to any investigations, actions, or convictions (either institutional or legal)?

    5. Please share anything your application does not include, but that you would like to bring to our attention.
     
  24. MissPraynWait

    MissPraynWait 2+ Year Member

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    My link to the secondary is not working. Is that a problem for anyone else?????
     
  25. itsneverlupus

    itsneverlupus 7+ Year Member

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    Are you trying to open it in Firefox? For some reason, the link in the email has a space at the end that confuses Firefox. I just deleted the space at the end of the URL and it worked fine for me. I hope that helps!
     
  26. MissPraynWait

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    Oh yeah it worked. Thanks!

    By the way, is anyone writing anything specific in the additional information question or leaving it blank?
     
  27. EnginrTheFuture

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    Could we get a character/word limit on those secondary questions :D thanks so much!!!
     
  28. brandonh4

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    Any opinions on that last question? The tone of this secondary seems pretty much like a formality/just get it done. Should we go crazy about "why Hofstra?" or unique adversity, something like that?

    Edit: Just now reading that this question was just asked.
     
  29. jshei0625

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    I was really just going to write how I was born and raise on Long Island and the North Shore-LIJ hospital and that I really want to practice medicine on Long Island. Then I was going to talk about "Why Hofstra".
     
  30. roflmaoxqz

    roflmaoxqz 5+ Year Member

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    Should we even put anything for the last question?
     
  31. BeancheBlanco

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    this
     
  32. abruzz75

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    OMG I HAVENT GOTTEN MY SECONDARY YET.

    The lack of such a statement in this thread needed to be rectified.
     
  33. Goobs

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    Haha thats probably because they gave us a verification email saying that we'd all get a secondary :laugh:
     
  34. virtuoso735

    virtuoso735 2+ Year Member

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    Just got the Hofstra secondary!

    Under the 'Status' tab, there is a documents section which lists the schools attended, and it lists our transcripts as "missing." Does this mean we have to submit transcripts to Hofstra directly?
     
  35. Goobs

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    I submitted mine to AMCAS for verification, and it shows my transcript under that tab. Maybe you should email them?

    On a side note, where do you upload your pic? Theres a check box for it under Status, but I can't find a button to upload :confused:
     
  36. SourD21

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    i had the same problem for the picture too...idk maybe if u get accepted for an interview u can upload one later? and i don't you have to get ur transcripts sent to Hofstra directly
     
  37. jshei0625

    jshei0625 2+ Year Member

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    I just submitted. I also have that my transcripts are missing. It says to send the transcripts to AMCAS so I'm not sure why they are missing.
     
  38. SourD21

    SourD21 5+ Year Member

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    I think it's probably just a glitch
     
  39. toxicwombat

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    I'm leaning towards no...
     
  40. typicalindian

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    "Please share anything your application does not include, but that you would like to bring to our attention."

    Anyone else leaving that blank?
     
  41. pasiley

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    Anyone else having trouble accessing the application site?
     
  42. rierphfft

    rierphfft 5+ Year Member

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    I had trouble with firefox so switched to IE and it worked fine after that.
     
  43. Irish Football

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    Submitted!
     
  44. espagueti

    espagueti 2+ Year Member

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    is anyone complete? my status still shows they're waiting for letters of rec. submitted about a week ago.
     
  45. Goobs

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    Nothing on this end either. Submitted 7/5.
     
  46. phigam

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    Same boat
     
  47. SourD21

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    Got my complete email
     
  48. Member 609482

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    +1
     
  49. Joosbocks

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    I got my complete email, but I'm still waiting on one letter to get to AMCAS. Does that mean they're just going to start reviewing me without it? It's a science letter, too.
     
  50. WorldChanger36

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    Secondary received
     
  51. WorldChanger36

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    Complete today
     

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