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2016-2017 Stony Brook University Application Thread

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

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  1. TheBoy

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    Wondering the same thing if somebody could answer!


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  3. Chelsea FC

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    Its not a guarantee but its pretty easy to obtain if you try.Things like signing a lease, gettign a NYC drivers licence/Learners permit are some of the things you do to get residency after a year.I view it alot like federal loans, is it guaranteed to you ? No, but its pretty easy to get if you do what you need to do
     
  4. jheison49

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    This link might be helpful to you. It says what is required in order for SUNY to consider you a instate student.Residency, Establishment of for Tuition Purposes
     
  5. blacklabcoats

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    Withdrew. Good luck to all you fantastic people!
     
  6. UncertainUgrad

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    Did anyone in the past receive an email from admissions gauging interest in SBU?
     
  7. newyorkchocoholic

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    The second look email that Stony Brook sent out a while back says that there's a "pre-orientation" on June 2nd... But does anyone know when classes actually start?
     
  8. gryph1

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    I think I saw august 10!
     
  9. 4everBarça

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    Interviewed in early March but still no word... Anyone else?
     
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  10. UncertainUgrad

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    Accepted! Interviewed 3/10
     
  11. Shirafune

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    Interviewed early March as well. Heard nothing yet.
     
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  12. bossplaya

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    I'd appreciate if anyone could answer a few questions about stony brook:

    are classes mandatory at stony brook?
    can I just sleep in and listen to podcasts?

    and would you guys say its a cutthroat/really competitive environment, or is it more supportive?

    Thanks!
     
  13. holdingontohopemd

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    I also have a few questions, is the curriculum more lecture based or is it more independent learning? Is collaborative learning a big component?

    Thank you!!
     
  14. krukshanks

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    Lectures are not mandatory. Based on my interactions with my host, I'd say the environment is more supportive than cutthroat, despite the H/P/F system.
     
  15. kbac13

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    Has anyone made a thread for waitlisted students? Just so we can track movement come traffic day.
     
  16. gryph1

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    Hi! From the info sessions at second look they said the new curriculum is focused more on active learning. More collaboration, small groups etc
     
  17. partypantss

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    In case you care, I looked at last cycle's thread and it appeared the main movement happened ~2 weeks into May. After that there was very little, just the odd drop here and there maybe.
     
  18. kbac13

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    I created the thread anyways: 2016 - 2017 Stony Brook Waitlist Thread
     
  19. 4everBarça

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    Waitlisted. Interviewed 3/3. :(
     
  20. champion1

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    Waitlisted as well. Interviewed 1/10.
     
  21. 4everBarça

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    My email didn't mention the 30% figure though (as other users have mentioned), so I'm curious if there is a HPWL vs. WL?
     
  22. partypantss

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    Did you respond to confirm that you would like to be placed on the WL? It is in the response email to your confirmation that mentions the 30% figure. They also say the list is ranked and confidential. I don't think there are any hidden codes in the emails.
     
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  23. 4everBarça

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    Ah, alright. I responded to the email, but will probably get that confirmation after the weekend. Thanks for the reassurance!
     
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  24. looseseallucille

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    If I haven't heard back from a December interview, do you think that's a bad sign?
     
  25. Phoodie

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    The list is ranked? I didn't receive any information regarding that in the response sent to me when confirming my spot on the WL.
     
  26. partypantss

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    Here is what I got when I confirmed my WL:
    Thank you for your positive response to our wait list offer.
    Historically, wait list movement does not begin until late spring.
    Please note that the waitlist is ranked and confidential. At this time, we cannot predict how many applicants will ultimately be accepted off of the wait list. In the past, approximately 30% of the matriculating students were accepted from the wait list.
    Please feel free to send us any updates you deem appropriate for your candidacy to the following email address:
    etc.
     
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  27. partypantss

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    This was back in November if that makes a difference.
     
  28. partypantss

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    Just a sign that your interviewer took a while to get their info to the ADCOMs, although that is crazy long and seems unusual, I would email them to make sure there wasn't a missed email or glitch. It definitely should not take that long...
     
  29. looseseallucille

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    Yeah I emailed them back in February and it sounded like they hadn't come to a decision but that I'd hear soon, but now I'm pretty concerned...Thanks!
     
  30. starrystarrynight1

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  31. kbac13

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    I sent a letter of interest, not intent. They just added it to my file; not too sure if it makes a huge difference
     
  32. TheBoy

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    Is Stony Brook a cut throat and bad environment? I've been hearing mixed things, can a current student or somebody familiar describe the living and learning environments?


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  33. goldfish0991

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    I didn't feel that at all on my interview day or on second look. I will not be attending, but for other personal reasons. I loved the school otherwise!
     
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  34. partypantss

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    Is there no FB group for the incoming class?
     
  35. jheison49

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    I believe this link Log into Facebook | Facebook is the only group available for now. The assistant Dean said they would make an official one soon.
     
  36. flyingeagle

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    Just withdrew my spot here! Hope it goes to one of you on the waitlist :)
     
  37. Shirafune

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    Have most people already heard back?

    I interviewed early March and haven't heard back yet...I have read in past threads that not hearing back is generally a good thing as they try to offer straight acceptances if they can. A waitlist is really intended to be a waitlist, but not hearing back indicates they want to accept you, but they don't have the spots, or so I've heard.

    I don't want to get my hopes up, but has anybody still not heard back yet?
     
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  38. Iconic Bond

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    I interviewed March 3rd and have yet to hear anything back from the school, so I'm hoping for the same thing lol.
     
  39. holdingontohopemd

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    Can someone confirm that students take step1 after ms3? Is this true?
     
  40. RunawayGrape

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    Yes. The current M1's will be the first class from Stony Brook to do so.
     
  41. holdingontohopemd

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    Thank you! What are people's thoughts about this? Do u think taking step 1 after MS3 is an advantage or disadvantage?
     
  42. tuco's revenge

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    asking for a friend: is there a drug test at any point before matriculation or during the first few years?
     
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  43. dr.Breezy

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    "Asking for a friend" lol


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  44. kbac13

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    Is this "friend" Walter White?
     
  45. Iconic Bond

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    What happens if they offer an acceptance after May 1st? Do we have to immediately decline any additional offers we have?
     
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  46. tuco's revenge

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    no, his name is Jesse Pinkman
     
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  47. hopefulyankee

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    Just withdrew my application. Last chance of staying in NY, so it was a hard decision to make. But the best of luck to everyone on the waitlist! Hope one of you gets my spot.
     
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  48. holdingontohopemd

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    Bump. Any opinions about this?
     
  49. RunawayGrape

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    Schools that have switched over to taking Step 1 after third-year have shown an improvement in scores. Also, some students at these schools take Step 2 only a few weeks after Step 1.
     
  50. holdingontohopemd

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    Thanks. I'm a little concerned that by the time we finish our first year of rotations, I would have forgotten a lot of the fundamental sciences.

    Also i'm concerned about whether we would have time to prepare for step 1 during rotations when studying for shelf exams, etc
     
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  51. x3kib

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    Withdrew my acceptance today. Good luck :)
     
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