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Discussion in 'Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by AlteredScale, Apr 8, 2017.
congrats. stats please
stats plz. congrats
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.
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.]
Congrtas, what were your stats? and what was your overall impression of the school and the philosophy they uphold?
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?
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.
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?
30 mins with 2 people, just the once. Very conversational...we even laughed a fair bit.
Thanks! 3.5Xc 3.2Xs 504
Mine was a more traditional interview where there was some grilling. It seemed to depend on the interviewers that you got.
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!
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.
Deposit made... that was painful
Make your peace with God.
It wasn't that bad
Mine was kinda rough
Were you accepted?
Supposed to find out tonight or tomorrow in the morning.
As far as using private loans vs federal. The way I understand it the private loans you gotta start repaying during residency with no option for Income based repayment is that correct? But if they were federal those would obviously also start being repayed right away but you would have the option to do the income based repayment during residency?
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Im guessing that alternate list means waitlist and not deferred?
No you do not have to start repaying in residency.
Just withdrew my II for December 13th. Good luck everyone!
Accepted! This is my first one so super thrilled about it!
Regarding interviews, I had a very pleasant experience overall. The campus is quite lovely and the facilities are amazing. However, I do know some people in my interview group had more grilling than others.
What are your stats?
Do I have a chance with 3.66c, 3.56s, 498 MCAT (improved 10 points within a month)?
Lots a ECs and work experiences in healthcare, got my bachelor's degree in 3 years.
I think you do, I'd get your app in!
I just submitted my secondary on Friday and got an confirmation email this morning.
Do they accept a lot of people from out of state? I'm from central Illinois.
I was accepted and I came from Oregon. I don’t have stellar stats either. Just worked as a paramedic for almost 8 years. Seems they accept whoever best fits their mission and who they believe will be successful in their program.
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A significant portion of students from both current classes are from out of state-- there just aren't that many in-state pre-meds. But I'm sure that will change as NMSU's pre-med program strengthens over the coming years.
Thank you. How long before you guys hear back from them? II and such?
I imagine that they have a lot of applications to review at the moment?
Based on past patterns, they're pretty on the ball, so it shouldn't take more than a few weeks at the most once you've submitted your secondary.
Yes! Apply!! I know a couple people with your stats that have gotten interviews and acceptances!
I loved this school and my interview experience at BCOM. The other applicants were also pretty awesome! I'm so nervous to hear back this week. I walked out of the interview feeling really good, but looking back I feel like my responses were probably too short and my excitement might have masked my sincerity in some of my answers to personal questions.
I felt the same way! I thought I answered the questions, but could have elaborated more. We'll see...tomorrow is the day!!
Waitlisted :,( absolutely devastated. I did so much to make sure this wouldn't be the outcome. I walked out feeling so good. I wasn't expecting this at all. Looking back I can't help but to wonder why I wasn't asked any questions about my application. None. Nothing was even said about any of my activities or experiences. Did they even go over my application? They even mistaked me for another applicant in the beginning. I thought this may have been a small mistake but now I'm not sure. I've done so much volunteering and working with the underserved.
I'm sorry to hear that. Just remember everything happens for a reason. Maybe this isn't the school for you. And if it is, the good news is that this school is still new so there will probably be activity regarding the waitlist. Being waitlisted is nothing to be ashamed of. It means that they think you could be a successful doctor and are still considering you for the school. It is not a rejection, and you're still in the game. All you can do now is wait and focus on any other interviews you have received. You are not alone, there are others in the same boat. I'm rooting for you!
is there any difference between the alternate list and the waitlist?
I am wondering the same thing. On subject line it reads "waitlist" but in the body it says I was recommended to be placed on the "alternate list."
it's probably the same thing then, I didn't even see the subject line at first.
I believe they pulled nearly everybody (3 people remained on) from the alternate list last year and didn't get to the waitlist... somebody can correct me if I am wrong
Does this mean all but three people got into the school from the alternate list?
I believe it was only the first year that they pulled everyone off the wailist. Last year there wasn't any movement on the waitlist.
Correct... the alternate list is "ahead" of the waitlist... the first year everybody was pulled from the alternate and some from the waitlist. This past year I believe they didn't get all of the way through the alternate list, and 3 people were still left on, and the waitlist wasn't touched at all.