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2013-2014 University of California - San Francisco Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2017)' started by gettheleadout, May 9, 2013.

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  1. volcomx

    volcomx 7+ Year Member

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    Got a secondary! OOS. Anyone know how many secondaries are given to OOS?
     
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  3. Amba

    Amba 5+ Year Member

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    Nothing here :(
     
  4. jeghaber

    jeghaber 2+ Year Member

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    +1 :(
     
  5. volcomx

    volcomx 7+ Year Member

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    We are applying to the same places with almost exactly the same stats :love:
     
  6. Amba

    Amba 5+ Year Member

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    In that case, hopefully see you on the interview trail :)
     
  7. mac2013

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    could someone please post the secondary prompts?

    Are they different for MD/PhD applicants?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2013
  8. volcomx

    volcomx 7+ Year Member

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    Regular MD is just an "Anything extra" 500 words.

    MSTP is a list of pubs and research exp.
     
  9. SkiingMonkeyMan

    SkiingMonkeyMan 2+ Year Member

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    Do you guys know if MTSP secondaries go out at the same time as regular secondaries or is there a delay?
     
  10. DoktorO

    DoktorO 2+ Year Member

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    Anyone know if submitting a MSTP application has any effect on the MD application? I am interested in MSTP but I know I wont be a competitive applicant for that program and I do not want that application to overshadow my MD app
     
  11. Pandaeac

    Pandaeac 2+ Year Member

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    What's the prompt for MD?
     
  12. DoktorO

    DoktorO 2+ Year Member

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    Applicants are interviewed by invitation only. Interviews are scheduled Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, September to February. Due to the academic calendar, student contact during the month of December may be limited. Please note we do not conduct regional interviews. If you are selected for interviews, please let us know if you will be out of the country. (100 character)


    If you wish to update or expand upon your activities, you may provide additional information below. (500 Words)
     
  13. mac2013

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    Just a list? MSTP applicants don't write any essays at all? weird... or do we also get the "anything extra"?
     
  14. DaenarysDuhh

    DaenarysDuhh

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    I have similar stats to yours, also instate - when were you verified? Hoping to grab some of your luck :D
     
  15. frutiaspice

    frutiaspice 5+ Year Member

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    Hi guys!

    I'm a rising MS2 at UCSF and just wanted to drop by to wish you guys luck! Let me know if you guys have questions about UCSF. :]
     
  16. medschoolmyname

    medschoolmyname Lord Have MRSA 2+ Year Member

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    So the actual part of the secondary where u wish to expand upon activities. If there is nothing major to expand upon do we just leave it blank? Anyone do this and get invited for interview? I picked up a job (kind of lame job just doing it for money) do u think its worth mentioning?
     
  17. The Beyonder

    The Beyonder 2+ Year Member

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    You can leave it blank. So applicants have left it blank and received an interview.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013
  18. DocOpotamus

    DocOpotamus 5+ Year Member

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    I'd say a job is definitely worth mentioning : )
     
  19. DoktorO

    DoktorO 2+ Year Member

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    Verified on the first day you could submit applications. I submitted my app at 9:30 AM on the spot
     
  20. BurberryDoc

    BurberryDoc Account on Hold Account on Hold

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    +1 huzzah!
     
  21. j1feldma

    j1feldma 5+ Year Member

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    Secondary received. IS, 33, 3.68(c) 3.73(s).

    Fruitiaspice (or anyone else) - do you know how applying for the MMP program in addition to MD will affect my application? Also, if you can comment on the MMP program, that would be awesome! Thanks
     
  22. Amba

    Amba 5+ Year Member

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    Congrats! :thumbup:
     
  23. jeghaber

    jeghaber 2+ Year Member

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    Same here! Whoohoo! :love:

    EDIT: Submitted. Aaand now we wait.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2013
  24. frutiaspice

    frutiaspice 5+ Year Member

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    Do you mean the JMP program that's joint with Berkeley? If you're talking about the Molecular Medicine program that earns you an MD with distinction, I believe you apply for that during third year, not beforehand since I don't know anyone in my class that's doing it at this moment.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2013
  25. j1feldma

    j1feldma 5+ Year Member

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    I was referring to the Molecular Medicine program and if that is the case, it would seem they are just gathering if we would be interested in applying later on, not having us apply right now. They have us check a box in the same place as the other program options so I was somewhat unclear. Thank you for the clarification. It sounds like quite the opportunity.

    And good luck to everyone on the forum and hopefully we will run into each other at the interview day!
     
  26. DaenarysDuhh

    DaenarysDuhh

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    Oh awesome, thanks (and well done)! I was just verified on Friday, so hopefully my turn is coming
     
  27. JackyLin

    JackyLin 5+ Year Member

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    I think you got the math wrong. ~300 are accepted, but 149 matriculated. So it's really 2.15% of applicants matriculated, with the accepted number about 2-3 times higher. (makes everyone feel a little better XD)
     
  28. jeghaber

    jeghaber 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    IIs: 342/3346 IS, 154/3580 OOS
    Acceptances: (179 IS + 94 OOS)/6926 = 3.9%
     
  29. mttamgirl

    mttamgirl 2+ Year Member

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    Received my secondary last night, SO excited to be applying here!!
     
  30. Amba

    Amba 5+ Year Member

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    Congrats to everyone receiving secondaries! I'm starting to lose faith :(
     
  31. Donald Kimball

    Donald Kimball Yale thing? 5+ Year Member

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    UCSF confirmed they received my verified AMCAS application last night, despite being verified before transmission of primaries. So, they're probably working in batches, slowly, etc.
     
  32. Amba

    Amba 5+ Year Member

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    That's true. I got that email quite a while ago, though. I guess I won't give up quite yet.
     
  33. The Beyonder

    The Beyonder 2+ Year Member

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    Many students who are verified in July receive secondaries much later in the season. I'm sure your time is coming.
     
  34. GoPelicans

    GoPelicans 2+ Year Member

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    secondary received OOS LizzyM score ~ 73. Hoping for the best
     
  35. Captain Sisko

    Captain Sisko U.S.S. Defiant 2+ Year Member

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    Woah wait a minute, so they let you know they've received your primary? I didn't hear anything from them...
     
  36. jeghaber

    jeghaber 2+ Year Member

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    I got my "primary received" email literally a minute before my secondary invite, so those emails might depend on who's reviewing your file for the secondary (i.e. some will notify you of your primary receipt as soon as it lands in their pile while others, like mine presumably did, will send that email when they make the secondary invite decision). That's just my theory though :p
     
  37. Entadus

    Entadus Happy on 5-HT 7+ Year Member

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    I still haven't heard either. I'm not worried about it

    UCSF isn't the quickest school, and their secondary screen is pretty thorough.
     
  38. joonage

    joonage 5+ Year Member

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    I didn't even get that email ... :laugh:
     
  39. cooksgenes

    cooksgenes 2+ Year Member

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    verified before transmission of data and haven't heard anything yet....
     
  40. JackyLin

    JackyLin 5+ Year Member

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    Just wondering for those that got the secondaries, do you get charged $60 or $80? It's a small difference, but on their website they said citizens are 60 and international students are 80, I was afraid I may be added to the wrong category?
     
  41. gtbROX

    gtbROX 2+ Year Member

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    I think mine said $80 too but I am for sure a citizen...unless my parents lied to me and smuggled me from Taiwan to CA.
     
  42. pyrrion89

    pyrrion89 MS4 2+ Year Member

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    Just received a secondary request RIGHT NOW. Verified primary sent 6/25 in initial batch. I actually got an email right before my secondary request, which stated that they had received my verified primary. So that means I got a 3 week delay. Also the email said, "Your file is ready for review to determine if you will be selected to submit a secondary application. This decision will be made any time in the next twelve weeks."

    So don't give up hope if you haven't gotten anything yet. Good luck to everyone. I have a very flimsy hunch that they have different people working on this simultaneously. Whomever you get might get to you at a different time, et cetera. I am a California resident. I was charged $80
     
  43. darkpassenger

    darkpassenger 5+ Year Member

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    My AMCAS was verified today and I just received the secondary (applying MSTP)! I thought the screen would take a while, but I guess not. Did anyone else get the secondary the same day as primary verification? It must be only based on stats if they can screen so fast.
     
  44. DaenarysDuhh

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    Phew great news!
     
  45. pyrrion89

    pyrrion89 MS4 2+ Year Member

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    *points at avatar photo* omg we're twinsies! *girl squealing*
     
  46. cooksgenes

    cooksgenes 2+ Year Member

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    Seems like you submitted your secondary right away. Did you expand anything on your activities? I already expanded in "the most meaningful activites" of the AMCAS app so I don't know what to write anymore
     
  47. pyrrion89

    pyrrion89 MS4 2+ Year Member

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    Oh, haven't finished yet. I plan on trying to frame everything in a narrative with an emphasis on what I am doing right now and plans for the immediate future.
     
  48. Cambover

    Cambover Sweet tea = liquid diabetes 2+ Year Member

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    Eagerly hoping to get some OOS love with the secondary!

    Submitted 7/12 (3.88, 33)
     
  49. surfdoc29

    surfdoc29 2+ Year Member

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    I received the same thing this evening. My primary was verified well before 6/28, so it was sent out in the initial batch of data. Got the two emails one right after another. Had actually written this place off after not receiving a secondary earlier, so a pleasant surprise to get one now!
     
  50. Bollo

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    What's the central secondary prompt for UCSF again, and the character limit?
     
  51. Narmerguy

    Narmerguy Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Hey everyone, just as a courtesy reminder, when people get secondary essay questions please PM the OP so that it can be updated. It's difficult for posters in the future to hunt through the various pages when looking for the secondaries.
     

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