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2016-2017 Albert Einstein College of Medicine Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2017)' started by WedgeDawg, Apr 30, 2016.

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  1. Chelsea FC

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    Bronx is NYC. Bronx has alot of good food from immigrant countries and it's own night life but manhattan is where everything happens
     
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  3. DocDD425

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    How many of us received the "status update" email for the waitlist?


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  4. teenagemutant

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    I only spent 1 day in the Bronx so I didn't really get to explore, but how safe is it compared to Brooklyn?

    @Chelsea FC
     
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  5. MiamiBoyy

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    Today marks 6 months since I interviewed and Im still completely in the dark as to what my status is...wtf Einstein :(

    Edit: I sound like a whiny b**** lol sorry
     
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  6. plzendthiscycle

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    There's been quite a few rejections from more recent interview dates, they must be holding on for something. Keep your head up :)
     
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  7. MiamiBoyy

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    Thank you kind stranger
     
  8. avocado3

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    6 months is an incredibly long time to wait! i feel for you... i hope you get good news though!
     
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  9. Shirafune

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    FWIW, I did not feel that safe in Brooklyn (1-2 day stay around Downstate), but the area around Einstein/Montefiore was very nice IMO. I had an off campus interview and the areas the shuttles went through also looked very safe. To me, it felt as safe as Manhattan.
     
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  10. teenagemutant

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    Ah, okay. I was in a different area of Brooklyn, next to Brooklyn Heights, so I felt safe the entire time (same w/ walking outside near Einstein).
     
  11. mycosis

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    I work at Einstein (research) but also applied here. I also live in Manhattan (upper east side). The campus of Einstein is generally safe - they have enough security around the buildings, and there is a shuttle that can take you between the different buildings (LIJ shuttle) as well as one that goes to the subway stop at E 180th street (where you can catch either a 2 or 5 train down to Manhattan). You can alternatively walk ~15 min to Westchester Square and take a 6 train to Manhattan. The Bronx is interesting and cool in it's own way -- visit little Italy near Fordham, or the Bronx Zoo, and you'll have lots of fun. However, the area around Einstein (not immediate vicinity, more like 10-30 min by foot away) is very bleak and very depressing in the wintertime (aka right now). Most of the buildings in the area are brown and brick, and there is not enough greenery/too much concrete. The tenements are old and the area has a slight feeling of being let go. However -- there is a small residential area within 15 min walk of Einstein that has nice houses with backyards and trees, so those of you admitted might consider that area if you want to live off-campus. Also, current students have told me that the general lack of interesting things to do in the Bronx tends to be a good thing, because in that regard Einstein is the happiest-looking place in the area and it would motivate you to study and focus on studying, rather than wanting to explore Manhattan (btw Manhattan makes a huge effort to make Christmastime feel special).

    Back to safety -- people's cars on campus have been broken into lately, and a woman was assaulted during an evening run on campus this year. People that I work with worry about me leaving the lab really late at night and making it home ok. Then again, being out late in certain parts of Manhattan poses much higher risks of being robbed/assaulted. And the costs of living in the Bronx are much lower than in Manhattan.
     
  12. Gurkhali

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    I stayed at a nearby hotel east of the school area and as long as you don't stray too far into east Bronx, the area is pretty safe, honestly. I wouldn't walk around at night like you could in the suburbs unless you're with other people. Other than that, there is no threat. Food in the area was great and this was just some random place I found near the hotel. The area immediately around Einstein is safe and looks nice, tbh.
     
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  13. slayzach67

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    It's my birthday. Can I get an interview please...?
     
  14. Chelsea FC

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    Brooklyn and Bronx has alot of nice areas surrounded by bad areas, that's what you get when you have alot of people living in one city. So it has its good and its bad. There are some neighborhoods near downstate in brooklyn that alot of people couldn't afford to live in because it's so expensive and trendy . Also i feel this is a good point in alot of people's lives to learn street smarts and how to navigate certain communities
     
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  15. mycosis

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    Couldn't agree more :)
     
  16. carrots28

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    Is it relatively easy to get uber from Einstein in the evening? Just wondering so I can plan to get back to Marble Hill from there.
     
  17. Tchotchke

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    Poll: thank you letters...email or snail mail?
     
  18. Chelsea FC

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    Neither
     
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  19. Shirafune

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    I was told to send thank you letters via snail mail to my interviewer.

    I put in a thank you sentence in the update I sent to admissions.
     
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  20. mycosis

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    Yes. Lots of ubers in the bronx, because public transportation is less reliable.
     
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  22. medbunny56

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    Anyone know when their last interview date is?
     
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  23. ronnicus

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    Did your interviewer give you his/her email or did you just look it up online?
     
  24. samiam65

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    Gave it.
     
  25. foggedmind

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    emailed a pretty long thank you letter to interviewer. never got a response. got accepted. i guess it doesn't matter that much?
     
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  26. Chelsea FC

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    If my acceptance is contingent on thank you (kiss ass) letters then they can keep it. No matter how much I love this school.
     
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  27. plzendthiscycle

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    She gave me her card. Which was suprising because I felt like the interview went terribly and she would never want to talk to me again lol. Either way I don't think thank you letters mean anything, it's just a nice thing to do.
     
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  28. ronnicus

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    Would it be inappropriate to email them if they didn't give it to me? I found my interviewer's email on the faculty web page. I really don't want to mail it and have it take a week or so to get there.
     
  29. MakeMedicineGreatAgain

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    I never sent a thank you letter and was accepted. Stop being ridiculous, they are meaningless in terms of your admission decision. Again more paranoia on SDN.
     
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  30. MakeMedicineGreatAgain

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    the bus seems to be pretty reliable and fast at night. i live in Inwood.
     
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  31. JA-Med

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    Hi everyone! Here is the official Facebook page for the incoming class of 2021! If you have accepted your offer from Einstein, please go ahead and request to join! We look forward to meeting you all in the fall. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1443069219050238/
     
  32. samiam65

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    Any recent acceptances here?
     
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  33. 4everBarça

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    Is Einstein still extending interview invites? I haven't heard anything from them since being complete, and feel pretty pessimistic at this point. :(
     
  34. avocado3

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    it is so nice to see some of our tour guide (4th years) in this video!
    congrats to einstein class of 2017 for match day! :clap:
     
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  35. aprilfools

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    I interviewed on Feb 27th and I'm still awaiting a decision. I sent a post-interview/pre-decision update letter 2 weeks ago, but am now realizing Einstein is my top choice and am considering sending a letter of intent. Is this something worthwhile or would it come off as desperate/too much communication in too short of a time? I'm on 3 other waitlists but have no acceptances atm if that matters.
     
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  37. foggedmind

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    I interviewed early Jan, sent in an update letter the day later, then letter of intent 2 weeks afterwards. I got in duing the 2nd wave of acceptance, so I would say those letters might have influenced the decision. I think you have nothing to lose so just go for it, but make sure your letter is as specific as possible about why Einstein is the best school for you.
     
  38. ek999

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    Rejected pre-II via e-mail, complete 11/2
     
  39. medbunny56

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    Sorry to hear :/ did you get the "Einstein-completed application" email on 11/2? Or did you submit on 11/2
     
  40. ek999

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    got the complete email on that day
     
  41. mycosis

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    Sorry to hear :/ I am still waiting to hear back, complete 09/30 (late I know) but at least now I know that they've worked through all (or almost all) of the applications. (To my knowledge they more or less go in chronological order according to complete date.)
     
  42. person777

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    Makes me wonder if my app was so trash they immediately threw it away in July/August and forgot to let me know lol
     
  43. doc8442

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    Same here, considering I've been complete since august...

    But they did accept my update letter in January so I'm going to take that as me still being in the running
     
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  44. ishiningstar

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    Same here, complete in July, crickets since. Didn't even get the "Are you still interested " email. Are they not done with sending out IIs at this time?
     
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  45. person777

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    How can you find out if they accept an update letter? I sent one recently kind of as a reminder.

    Wondering this too
     
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  47. Chelsea FC

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    pre or post interview ? I gave up on waiting to hear back
     
  48. CharlieBillings

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    Well that was the worst interview of my life. Would not be surprised to get a direct rejection without any waitlisting. Good luck to everyone else, obviously a great school. The pizza across the street is great btw.
     
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  49. teenagemutant

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    What happened? :/
     
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