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2012-2013 UMDNJ - NJMS 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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    3. Please provide any additional insight into those personal characteristics you believe make you an ideal candidate for NJMS? (Please respond in 1500 characters or less)

    4. For Out of State residents:
    If your legal residence on your AMCAS application is not NJ, please answer questions 4a and 4b:

    a. Please describe the specific and/or unique reasons you have applied to NJMS. (Please respond in 1000 characters or less)

    b. Please discuss any significant connections to New Jersey (i.e. family, previous residence, etc.). (Please respond in 1000 characters or less)

    8. Is there any additional information you would like to share with the committee as it relates to your candidacy for medical school? (Please respond in 1500 characters or less)

    9. If you are not attending college/university full-time as of fall 2012, please describe your planned activities from June 2012 through August 2013. (Please respond in 1500 characters or less)

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

    BurntFlower 7+ Year Member

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    Is this school OOS friendly at all? I'm considering adding it to my list.
     
  4. IDrads

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    I can't remember the OOS acceptance numbers off the top of my head - I'd buy the usnews data or use someone's subscription to check that out for all schools (note: the MSAR will tell you how many OOS people matriculated, while USNews will tell you how many were accepted). There are some OOSers, mostly from New York. Those OOSers who are accepted and choose to come to NJMS pay in-state tuition after the first year.


    I am an incoming M1 at NJMS and I have been affiliated with the school for a number of years. I chose to come here because the clinical exposure and training here is truly top notch for a medical student. I'll be happy to answer any questions throughout the app cycle.
     
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  5. DOCTAfoHIRE

    DOCTAfoHIRE 5+ Year Member

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    If you dont mind sharing, did you pick NJMS over any other schools? (RWJ comes to mind).
    If so, why?
     
  6. Ellabelle

    Ellabelle 2+ Year Member

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    How hard is it to get to this school? I haven't taken my MCAT yet but my GPA is 3.5 right now and I am a rising junior. I think this is one of my top schools. I hope I can get in.
     
  7. IDrads

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    After meeting with a few admissions committees and touring medical schools during a gap year, I decided I would apply early decision to NJMS. Regarding why I picked NJMS, I happened to write something up for a school-specific thread in the past, so I might as well quote it here:

    From the admissions website, "The average mean GPA and MCAT score for the last entering class was a 3.6 GPA and 31 MCAT score. However, the credentials are just one aspect of our decision. We consider all of the information submitted for each applicant before completing the screening process."
     
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  8. mrowl

    mrowl 5+ Year Member

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    They're avg accepted cGPA is a 3.6 with a sGPA of 3.5 and MCAT of 32...aim to beat their MCAT since you're a tad bit under their GPA...also, they like in-staters
     
  9. AppleBeater

    AppleBeater 2+ Year Member

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    Does anyone have the secondaries to this school?

    **meaning the secondaries from the last cycle? does NJMS reuse secondary essays?
     
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  10. endlessj

    endlessj 2+ Year Member

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    Not sure if they re-use, but the secondary from last cycle can be found here:

    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=823455
     
  11. ravupadh

    ravupadh 2+ Year Member

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    Anyone know when they start sending out secondaries? I'm doing EDP so should I expect something sooner?
     
  12. AppleBeater

    AppleBeater 2+ Year Member

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    Ahh, thank you! Last few times I tried to click on that thread I kept getting a "Page not found" error so I thought the thread was deleted, hence why I asked about the secondaries. Thanks again!
     
  13. DOCTAfoHIRE

    DOCTAfoHIRE 5+ Year Member

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    Great school. Great clinical education. Pumped to apply and hopefully interview :)
     
  14. Maxine450

    Maxine450 2+ Year Member

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    I just got their secondary.



    1. Additional insight on what makes you perfect candidate for this school 1500 words
    2. (Out of state) Why are you applying to this school? 1000
    3.Significant connections to New Jersey?
    4. Additional Information ? 1500
    5. Activities from June to August?
     
  15. Jepstein30

    Jepstein30 2+ Year Member

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    To clarify:

    1. Additional insight on what makes you perfect candidate for this school 1500 words
    2a. (Out of state) Why are you applying to this school? 1000
    2b. (Out of state) Significant connections to New Jersey?
    4. Additional Information ? 1500
    5. If you are taking a year off, what are your plans for the upcoming year?


    I got the secondary without even being verified.. nice!
     
  16. estradiol9

    estradiol9 5+ Year Member

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    How did you get it? Via e-mail? I noticed it is on the website but I just got verified less than 24 hours ago so I wasn't sure when to expect the secondary.
     
  17. typicalindian

    typicalindian 5+ Year Member

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    I'm not even verified yet and I just got an email about the secondary. You should get one soon dont worry.
     
  18. estradiol9

    estradiol9 5+ Year Member

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    Got it. :thumbup:
     
  19. StriveForGlory

    StriveForGlory 2+ Year Member

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    Submitted!

    Only little problem is that once you submit they give you a summary of your secondary that you can print out, and the last letter of my last word in the essay and the period got cut off. You can still figure out exactly what im trying to say but im a tad annoyed because I definitely did not make this mistake. Maybe it wont show up like that in their copy. Oh well, one down!
     
  20. hshah

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    Anyone apply EDP?
     
  21. wblack

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    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/nj_assembly_passes_bill_for_ru.html

    In brief, Rutgers would obtain all units of UMDNJ (except SOM) while Rowan university would obtain UMDNJ-SOM campus. The University Hospital would be free to form an independent partnership with other groups while still serving as the primary teaching hospital for NJMS. It will be interesting to see what happens with this merger and whether it will benefit or harm current and perspective students. According to an email UMDNJ sent to its former students, the transition will begin to occur July 2013.
     
  22. SourD21

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    I'm applying here OOS. i'd def love the chance to come here
     
  23. EnginrTheFuture

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    Received secondary pre-verification.

    Really like what has been said about this school by both the school itself and current/previous students! Hoping to finish my secondary sometime this week so that I can send it in as soon as I am verified. Would be ecstatic to get an interview here!
     
  24. ravupadh

    ravupadh 2+ Year Member

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    Just got my interview invite! I'm applying EDP so hopefully I'll know if I got in soon after the interview.
     
  25. endlessj

    endlessj 2+ Year Member

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    Awesome! Let us know how is goes!
     
  26. EnginrTheFuture

    EnginrTheFuture 2+ Year Member

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    For the "any additional comments" question, is anyone considering writing a paragraph or so on "why NJMS"?

    The way this question is worded, I am not sure if it would be appropriate to explain "why NJMS" here. At the same time I am not positive about what they would find appropriate other than an explanation of something negative from your app.

    I would hate to have space to write to them and not use it, so I am just looking for a second interpretation of what one might find appropriate to address in this space.

    Thanks!
     
  27. SourD21

    SourD21 2+ Year Member

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    I left mine blank. I didn't think it made sense to put something that might not be relevant just bc i thought they might want to read something. If they wanted to know why you chose to apply to their school specifically they would make you write an essay about it. Just my opinion.
     
  28. ravupadh

    ravupadh 2+ Year Member

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    Does anyone know if they require your letters of recommendation before you get your interview? For some reason I got an interview even though my letters haven't been sent to AMCAS yet. Do they look at the letters after your interview or something? I want to schedule my interview but I'm worried that the interviewer might need the letters to make his/her assessment.
     
  29. giants25

    giants25 5+ Year Member

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    I was under the impression that they need your LOR before an interview. Are you EDP? that might explain it
     
  30. ravupadh

    ravupadh 2+ Year Member

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    Yea I'm EDP. It's going to take at least a week and a half for my school to write their committee statement which is why I'm not sure if I should schedule the interview after the statement's been released or if I should get an interview as early as possible.
     
  31. typicalindian

    typicalindian 5+ Year Member

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    FINALLY submitted -_-
     
  32. kmed66

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    did anyone ever get any confirmation that their secondary and/or file was complete? i sent mine in over a week ago and never heard anything...
     
  33. SourD21

    SourD21 2+ Year Member

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    I called them and asked if my app was complete. I don't think they email anything.
     
  34. ravupadh

    ravupadh 2+ Year Member

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    Yea they don't send you an e-mail if you're complete. You have to call them.
     
  35. estradiol9

    estradiol9 5+ Year Member

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    Congrats! Did you interview yet?
     
  36. ravupadh

    ravupadh 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks! I'm actually interviewing next Friday. Hopefully they'll be able to make a decision before August lol.
     
  37. chachang

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    Accepted EDP!!! Just got the call!
     
  38. typicalindian

    typicalindian 5+ Year Member

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    Wow congrats!! Enjoy the rest of your summer man, you deserve it.
     
  39. chachang

    chachang 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks, typicalindian! You can PM me if you have questions of any sort :)
     
  40. ravupadh

    ravupadh 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats! That was really quick! When did you interview? And if you don't mind could you post your stats?
     
  41. chachang

    chachang 2+ Year Member

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    I'd rather a PM about stats - they have changed from last year. I interviewed last Tuesday on 7/10
     
  42. estradiol9

    estradiol9 5+ Year Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  43. chachang

    chachang 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks! Best of luck to you!
     
  44. plainjane882

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    Was also accepted edp :clap:
     
  45. hshah

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    Congrats, did you get the call today? and do you mind sharing your stats?
     
  46. chachang

    chachang 2+ Year Member

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    Congratulations!!!

    So... who wants to start the NJMS 2017 fb group? We need to be fb friends in order for it to be launched, though.
     
  47. endlessj

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    Congrats!

    When did you interview and when did you get the call??
     
  48. MEH2012

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    I interviewed today for ED. Very laid back. So much so that I was thrown off by it at first lol.
     

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