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2017-2018 Pennsylvania State University

Discussion in '2017-2018 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by Lucca, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Hellohihihihello

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    haven't heard anything since august
     
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  3. HockeyGuy2772

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    What made you feel that it was pretty terrible? Just asking for curiosity
     
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  4. terrapintennisplayer

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    I think the average response time post interview is 8 weeks right?
     
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  5. premedST

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    II offer yesterday, (OOS Lizzy M ~75). You have to do it within 6 weeks from your offer, and flights are crazy $$$$$ since its the holidays.... most likely withdrawing... too broke for this lol. Good luck to everyone!!
     
  6. TommyTsunami2018

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    Congrats on the offer! Were you put on hold previously?
     
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  7. premedST

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    I don't think so! I did not receive an e-mail saying I was and I did not notice anything on the portal (not sure where it says for this school). However, I did complete in July so definitely possible that I was.
     
  8. TommyTsunami2018

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    Ok thank you!! Good luck!!
     
  9. mk059

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    The one interviewer was great, had lots of awesome questions about my app and my life other than medical school. Showed me around his department while asking me questions for the second half of the interview because he thought it would be cool for me to see some things I didn't get to on the tour.

    My second one was just all around horrible. Asked me why I didn't go to a better undergraduate institution (I went to Penn State...), asked why I wasn't "at least" in PSU's honors college, GRILLED about lack of research (which I expected questions about in the majority of my interviews but focused on the lack of it for a good 5 minutes). Then proceeded to tell me that his child had gotten so many scholarships to PSU that they had to give money back. The interview probably lasted a max of 20 mins. Left there almost positive it was going to be a rejection.
     
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  10. Terry Toma

    Terry Toma 2+ Year Member

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    I would have to really bite my tongue to not respond to that with "yeah, the 2/3 tuition discount that PSU gives to the kids of faculty and staff it really generous. It must be super helpful to not really need very much scholarship money to cover the remaining tuition and get some money refunded."
     
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  11. mk059

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    It was certainly difficult, I can tell you that much
     
  12. HockeyGuy2772

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    With your acceptance, I wish one of my interviews went that way too. Both of mine felt like they went like your first one, but only time will tell what impact that had.
     
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  13. MDTOBE884

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    II just now, OOS, Complete mid July
     
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  14. Mr.Monster

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    +1
     
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  15. MDTOBE884

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    Would any current students care to comment on their experience so far? Anyone know any of the following: grading system, avg step 1 scores, cost of living around Hershey?
     
  16. darkpauladin

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    II today! OOS, ORM, 515+, 3.8+, complete very early
     
  17. ThisIsNotMyRealName2

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    Has anyone who interviewed on 10/18 heard back? Also, is there a specific day of the week that Penn State releases admission decisions, or can it be any weekday?
     
  18. makku

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    II OOS ; 509 ; 3.7 + complete in July
     
  19. terrapintennisplayer

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    I think it takes around 8 weeks and usually comes out Thursday/Fridays from what I've seen
     
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  20. GoldDoc

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    Read older posts. A lot of people who interviewed the week of Oct 18, 20 were accepted.
     
  21. hashtagpremed

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    II yesterday. OOS, LizzyM 74, complete late July
     
  22. docr3

    docr3 2+ Year Member

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    withdrew my application post II but before interviewing, hoping it goes to one of you guys!
     
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  23. drkks1516

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    Can anyone speak to the IS/OOS ratio of the student body? More so, since Penn State is a state school do they look to admit more IS than OOS or is it pretty equal?
     
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  24. bigbite

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    Last year, 1/2 of the class was from in state, and 1/2 was from out of state. The MSAR doesn't show the acceptance rates, just the matriculation
     
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  25. mk059

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    I remember being told they don't put much weight on IS at a program I was in last summer. I don't recall that being brought back up on interview day but I doubt that's changed in a year.
     
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  26. ItsAMeMario007

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    Although the name Penn State may suggest otherwise, Penn State is a private medical school. So they don't heavily factor in the state of residence I believe.
     
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  27. drkks1516

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    Awesome! Thanks for your replies!
     
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  28. Mrlewy

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    Grading is P/F with no internal ranking (they don't even announce what the average was on an exams - so you really cannot compare yourself to others unless you ask everybody how they did). I don't know the step scores but I assume there is a way to get that information online (?). Living in Hershey is very cheap. If you live on campus, you can get a fairly spacious 2-bedroom apartment for like $550 a month (assuming you have a roommate. Everything is included). You go 5 minutes away off-campus and rent will drop obviously but things will not be included in that payment (electric, internet, etc.). Definitely one of the cheapest/more affordable places I've ever lived in.
     
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  29. bobbyn

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    school facilities up to date, modern, sleek appearance
     
  30. mk059

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    Especially their brand new library :)
     
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  31. Penn State UPRC MSDP

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    This is correct. State residence has no effect on either admissions nor tuition. Obviously there are a bunch of PA residents here but only because lots of PA residents apply. I am OOS and it never came up in my interviews, and when I've worked with admissions the past two years it has never come up as a pro or con either.
     
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  32. FlyMissMD93

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  33. Penn State UPRC MSDP

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    Congratulations to those of you who have been accepted to PSCOM! The UP admissions team just received our first real batch of PSCOM-accepted students to reach out to this cycle and we are excited to get the process rolling. If you have been accepted and are interested in learning more about the UP program, feel free to ask or PM me. For those of you not yet accepted to PSCOM, know that there have only been a few acceptances thus far with many more to come in the next few months. If you're waiting on a decision post-Hershey-interview, know that there are several (12 I believe?) admissions subgroups which all meet, fortunately or unfortunately, at their convenience which is why some students hear back in four weeks and others in ten. I am excited for you all and look forward to meeting some of you in the coming months.
     
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  34. Penn State UPRC MSDP

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    I can't speak to the exact number but I do have classmates who have been accepted off post-interview hold. It does happen. There are many acceptances yet to come out, and yours could very well be one. Best of luck.
     
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  35. Albanian24

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    Hold, whatever that means
     
  36. eternalop

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    Mind sharing when you were complete?
     
  37. robe-pr

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    II just now! First one of the season! I love Penn State! :D
    Re-applicant, URM, 508 MCAT 3.7 GPA from a top 10 school.
    Complete late August
     
  38. V.hugo1862

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    Hold. Complete mid July.
     
  39. drkks1516

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    Did you get an email or did you just check your portal?
     
  40. baj2634

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    So would this mean that if we haven't heard something after 4 weeks, some kind of decision is "guaranteed" after 10?
     
  41. Penn State UPRC MSDP

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    Unfortunately not; there are no guarantees in the timing of the decisions. Instead I meant that the amount of time between your interview and your admissions decision is much more likely to be due to a slow-to-meet subgroup than an issue with your application. I wish there were a better answer, but all you can do after your interview is wait.
     
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  42. Hellohihihihello

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    hold. i guess my run in this cycle is over. nothing but hold and rejections since 2 IIs in september
     
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  43. chappikachu

    chappikachu 2+ Year Member

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    Don’t lose faith! Schools are still sending out those IIs.


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  44. underqualified_applicant

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    Yea I interviewed that day. Nothing yet, trying to patiently wait lol
     
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  45. Dr.DrakeRamoray

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    Hey ya'll, does this school accept pre-II updates? If so, how? Sorry if it was answered earlier.
     
  46. A$AP ROCKY

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    No they do not
     
  47. PostDont

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    On hold today....
     
  48. fldoctorgirl

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    Complete silence. Ahhhhh
     
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  49. fakenamesaremade2

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    Out of curt
    If I was a late Sep. Interview and haven't heard anything, should I be worried?
     
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  50. RescueEMS

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    Has anyone received the acceptance envelope yet? Or know of an accepted student Facebook group?
     
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  51. spinaltapper

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    Yeah I had a pretty brutal interview here too. The two of us who interviewed with a particular faculty member experienced extraordinarily militant "conversations." However, I am told that is far from the norm.
     

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