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2017-2018 Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM)

Discussion in 'Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by AlteredScale, Apr 8, 2017.

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  1. abbsmeddoc

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    That’s cause all the October dates are probably filled. The October dates that were there a few minutes ago were from people that dropped their interview spots.
     
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  3. UmbcPremed

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    congrats. stats please
     
  4. UmbcPremed

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    stats plz. congrats
     
  5. UmbcPremed

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    congrats, stats
     
  6. abbsmeddoc

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    3.1s, 3.39c (huge upward trend) 3.8(nonscience masters), 502. Did a video for secondary, lots of LORS (DO, MD, committee letter), lots of EC

    Everything was submitted by September 17th.
     
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  7. UmbcPremed

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    Thank you!
     
  8. TheWolfOfMainStreet

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    Hey Guys!
    Accepted back in August here and wanted to say if you have any questions about the interview day or general thoughts on the school (if you're trying to decide whether to attend your interview), feel free to message me. [I will not answer any questions about the questions in the interview given the NDA they had us sign, but otherwise I'm open book]

    [NOTE: I am an applicant to medical school for Fall 2018 just like many of you. I just happen to have visited the school and interviewed already so that's all I can really share with you guys. I am not a current student there.]
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017 at 8:06 AM
  9. UmbcPremed

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    Congrtas, what were your stats? and what was your overall impression of the school and the philosophy they uphold?
     
  10. abbsmeddoc

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    How did you work out the financial aid? Did you take out private loans since they don’t get federal? Would you be eligible for any loan forgiveness? Did the school provide any scholarships or grants to minimize the cost?
     
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  11. TheWolfOfMainStreet

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    3.4 cGPA, 3.1 sGPA, 508 MCAT

    The school was a lot better than I was expecting. Loved the facility and it seemed like students we spoke to were genuinely happy to be there and loving their experience too.

    As to philosophy, it's hard to say given there's an inherent contradiction between the for-profit nature of the school (as evidenced by their $3000 deposit within 30 days rule) and the social justice dogma the dean was spouting (about getting docs from the local population and treating poor people).

    I was accepted in August and therefore I'm an applicant for an August 2018 start just like you. Therefore, I haven't had to work out financial aid.

    They told us that federal loans will likely be in place for our second year and that private lenders like Wells Fargo and Sallie Mae work with them to cover our first year.

    Additionally, they told us about scholarship searching but it doesn't appear as though the institution provides any aid.
     
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  12. coolpenguin2

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    How long was the interview and how many interviewers were present? Did you interview multiple times with different people? Were the interviewers easy to talk to?

    And does anyone know what the statistics are for interviewed vs. accepted?

    Thanks!
     
  13. TheWolfOfMainStreet

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    30 mins with 2 people, just the once. Very conversational...we even laughed a fair bit.
     
  14. Texasmedins

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    Thanks! 3.5Xc 3.2Xs 504
     
  15. redking

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    Mine was a more traditional interview where there was some grilling. It seemed to depend on the interviewers that you got.
     
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  16. coolpenguin2

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    Not knowing the questions beforehand, how did you prepare for the interview? Is there anything you wish you'd done to better prepare?
    Sorry for so many questions, I'm just trying to prepare as much as possible! :help:
     
  17. TheWolfOfMainStreet

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    I read a prep book but ultimately the book wasn't even very useful.

    Just use the school website to learn about the program and use the internet to get to know the population you will be working with.
     
  18. HopefullyAPedsDoc

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    Deposit made... that was painful
     
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