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2012-2013 The Commonwealth Medical College Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2016)' started by gettheleadout, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-2 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Space reserved for prompt.

    Please PM the essays or lack thereof to me when the secondary is available and I will update this.

    Good luck to everyone applying! :luck:
     
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  3. Unidentified1

    Unidentified1 2+ Year Member

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    Who else is applying to TCMC? :D
     
  4. Tianar

    Tianar 5+ Year Member

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    Me!! Good luck to you! :D
     
  5. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    http://www.thecommonwealthmedical.com/lcme

    Saw this on my Facebook feed and thought I should share it with people applying!
     
  6. amw385

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    Me!!!
     
  7. medhopeful12

    medhopeful12 2+ Year Member

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    Just got the email with the link to the secondary. Anyone else?
     
  8. unhappytnt

    unhappytnt 2+ Year Member

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    Not yet :mad:
     
  9. Bronxpremed

    Bronxpremed 2+ Year Member

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    Could you please post the prompt?
     
  10. medhopeful12

    medhopeful12 2+ Year Member

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    Theyre the same as last year:

    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)
     
  11. Unidentified1

    Unidentified1 2+ Year Member

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    Thank you! Is there a word or character limit at all?
     
  12. medhopeful12

    medhopeful12 2+ Year Member

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    Not sure, i'm on my phone at work so i havent opened that section yet, all i can see are the essays not the space to answer them
     
  13. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    Got it at 9:03.

    Sent from my X10i using SDN Mobile
     
  14. KobeMD

    KobeMD Lake Show 5+ Year Member

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    it tells me a 2000 character limit for each except for the last which is a yes or no lol (yay for the last one :) )
     
  15. Bronxpremed

    Bronxpremed 2+ Year Member

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  16. abruzz75

    abruzz75 2+ Year Member

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    Just got the secondary, was verified 6/6.
     
  17. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    So unmotivated right now... Anyone else just staring at the screen and daydreaming instead? Haha.
     
  18. Joosbocks

    Joosbocks 2+ Year Member

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    "List the 5 most important attributes you feel a physician should possess."

    Does this mean we actually just list each one, or do we describe them as well? I'm not sure whether the 2000 character limit is a factor in answering this.
     
  19. abruzz75

    abruzz75 2+ Year Member

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    The way I look at it is that they also gave us a 2000 character limit for the 1-3 sentences question as well. Listing should be fine, maybe with a brief description for each.
     
  20. MooCowJoe

    MooCowJoe 2+ Year Member

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    yes! 2000 characters sounds so unappealing..
     
  21. SourD21

    SourD21 2+ Year Member

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    this is the worst secondary in the world...all these questions are so vague! im gonna try to finish this one today and send it back ASAP!
     
  22. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    Whoo! I just finished! Now to proof-read and submit!
     
  23. SourD21

    SourD21 2+ Year Member

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    did you use all 2,000 characters for each essay?? The amount of characters I used ranged from about 1,300 to 500. i hope thats ok:confused:
     
  24. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    No, I didn't use 2,000 for all the questions. In fact, I think the only one I came close to the character limit was the third question. For the others (barring 1 and 5), I had like 200-500 remaining.
     
  25. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    Whoo! Submitted!
     
  26. medhopeful12

    medhopeful12 2+ Year Member

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    to those who submitted, are you able to log back into the system? cause i'm not.
     
  27. SourD21

    SourD21 2+ Year Member

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    You mean log back into the secondary? Or the applicant status page?
     
  28. medhopeful12

    medhopeful12 2+ Year Member

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    nevermind, just read my email and answered my own question haha
     
  29. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    Same here. I kind of freaked out after I couldn't log back in. :laugh:
     
  30. SourD21

    SourD21 2+ Year Member

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    since i sent my secondary and have my HC letter in should I be receiving an email soon saying my application is complete?
     
  31. Unidentified1

    Unidentified1 2+ Year Member

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    I spoke to an admissions official, and they said they like to see elaboration when you list your five important attributes.
     
  32. SourD21

    SourD21 2+ Year Member

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    oops. maybe they should tell you that instead of just saying list.
     
  33. kad

    kad 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Seriously. You can't elaborate more than a phrase or sentence for each attribute when the question specifically asks to LIST.
     
  34. kad

    kad 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Sorry for the double post, but hey its many hours later.

    So, has anyone tackled this beast-secondary? To me, questions 2, 3, and 6, are all similar in what they want (at least for my experiences); and 2000 characters per is ALOT.

    Has anyone completed this secondary? if so, did you go close to the 2k mark for all of the prompts (not 1 or 5 obviously)??

    Thanks
     
  35. sipowitz61

    sipowitz61 Pre-med

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    What do they mean when they say inclusive environment? isn't medical school non-inclusive by nature?
     
  36. Unidentified1

    Unidentified1 2+ Year Member

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    :laugh: As my dad likes to say: "Don't confuse what's going on here with reality" :laugh:
     
  37. sipowitz61

    sipowitz61 Pre-med

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    i like that, but I just don't get how to answer this question...
     
  38. sipowitz61

    sipowitz61 Pre-med

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    73% of their students were white, is it a different type of diversity they speak of?
     
  39. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    Submitted last week with a list (like they asked for) :mad:
     
  40. MooCowJoe

    MooCowJoe 2+ Year Member

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    I'm hitting about 1200-1600 for each of the questions. I think as long as you just stay true you'll be okay.
     
  41. MooCowJoe

    MooCowJoe 2+ Year Member

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    Did you guys secondary answers come out in block formatting too?
     
  42. toby13

    toby13 2+ Year Member

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    yeah mine came out that way too. i tried inputting my responses from notepad and from word, and both end up with block formatting. not sure if that's how it's supposed to be...
     
  43. abruzz75

    abruzz75 2+ Year Member

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    ^Same with me.
     
  44. toby13

    toby13 2+ Year Member

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    any one who submitted already have the same issue?
     
  45. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    Submitted on the first day and had the same issue. I wouldn't worry about it, though. It doesn't hurt your character count and is still readable.
     
  46. medhopeful12

    medhopeful12 2+ Year Member

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    for those who have submitted (i did about a week ago), is this all it says on your status page?

    App Fee Paid or Waived
    AMCAS Application Received

    (with times attached)

    cause it says nothing about receiving my secondary or my letters of rec, but if thats how it is for everyone I won't be concerned.
     
  47. SourD21

    SourD21 2+ Year Member

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    says same thing for me. dont worry :). i think they're a little slow compared to other schools when it comes to processing stuff
     
  48. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    Same here.
     
  49. jgalt42

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    Anyone get a status change yet on their secondaries? This was one of the very first ones I submitted. Looking forward to hearing back!
     
  50. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    Nope, no change. Heck, I have a guaranteed interview and still nothing.

    Sent from my X10i using SDN Mobile
     
  51. medhopeful12

    medhopeful12 2+ Year Member

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    jealous! how'd you get a guaranteed interview?
     

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