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Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2018)' started by gyngyn, Mar 21, 2018.
Everybody take a deep breath
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what does that have to do with anything? A top 10 school is better suited for step 1 after 2.5 years than Seton hall is prepared for step 1 after 2.5 years?
Better suited for a successful match, yes. The average step 1 score at yale is 241. That, its reputation and research opportunities mean most students will get whatever residency their heart desires.
The people I see being at a disadvantage with seton hall's curriculum are those who weren't 85%+ scorers and don't consider themselves great test takers and as a result didn't consider any competitive specialties from day one.
No, they haven't. I left more messages and sent more emails today, making sure they were sent while the school was open. I hate to "flood" them, but I sent an email Monday with no reply, whereas some sent messages yesterday and heard back the same day. But three days out of the official invitation, I am getting a bit nervous.
Yea I’m in the same situation
They left you a voicemail with a different callback number with the II?
Well I guess all of us who are gunning for ortho, optho, ent, or the other competitive specialties don't have to worry about finishing in 3 years then lol
For anyone who actually ends up getting the chance to ask, you should ask if the exams are NBME style, how often to expect them and whether we would get access to Uworld type stuff for free. Oh and also if their shelf exams are NBME style
Exactly. Everyone worried about nonsense in this thread.
This school actually wants to keep their students and serve NJ, and that's admirable. Their curriculum is built around that. Anyone that views that as a negative has their priorities in the wrong place.
Yea I called that other number and left a voicemail but they didnt call back. How long did it take for them to respond to your voicemail?
I haven't gotten a II, I was just going based off what a prior poster, Squeaks, noted.
Hopefully you guys hear back. Today is interview day so they might be busy till later in the afternoon
I was left a voicemail for an II. They said I was selected for an interview and they wanted to confirm my availability. The number given to me in the message was the number to the answering service for the medical school. I was told to, alternatively, email admissions.
I hope they get more in-house residencies before the first class has to start matching. Besides the one derm residency that's still pending, all the others are in primary care, IM or the non competitive residencies which is odd since they're ranked in the top 50 for specialties like ortho and neurosurg. They might be able to retain more people that way too
What’s up with all these OOS interviews
I unfortunately do not know. To be fair, most seem to be from the northeast at least.
Did anyone who submitted on March 24th get an interview?
I have been thinking that as well. It could be that OOS people post on SDN and IS people post less often, but I really don't know either!
I submitted on the 24th and have not heard anything. I know that doesn’t mean much but there it is.
Any after the 24th get the invite?
I submitted within the hour the application was open and still no II. You'll be fine. They have thousands of applications to go through and will get to everyone eventually.
For those who interviewed, did you feel this school will stay true to their mission?
Anyone wanna guesstimate how many apps they've gotten thus far?
I was rejected by nova md today. They started accepting primaries in November and they received 2000 total applications for this cycle. So I guess seton hill has received about 1000 apps by far
Hey, I was at your interview day on Monday. Not sure which person you were but good luck! (My group took 2nd place with our marshmallow tower. Interview group 2). I submitted on 3/28, and I did get an interview invite on 4/9, but I cannot get ahold of them and I have not been scheduled as of yet.
Can you elaborate on the marshmallow tower?
There was a team exercise at another school where we had to build a tower and place a marshmallow on top of it using tape, string and spaghetti noodles. Highest marshmallow wins.
I submitted on 3/29 and received an II on 4/9.
Whew! Was about to start researching how to build the tallest marshmallow tower.
The real question is whether or not theyre going to silent reject us, or show some class and officially reject us
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O this is fun! No idea which person you were either. I was the only person from a Great Lakes state, interview group 1. Good luck to you!
It was frickin awesome. So much fun. My team thought we were being smart by flipping the table on its side and building along the floor, but I guess it had to be vertical height, not just distance from the table. We still won because one group was disqualified and the other achieved an astounding negative height haha
Sorry man that sucks. Also Last I checked, (week ago) they had already gotten ~1700 according to news articles, so I’m guessing they’re close to 2000 now
I’m not holding my breath for seton hall. This is a good measure to kill sometime while I’m waiting to hear back from waiting lists
Does anyone know if they said how many times the adcom will meet per week/what days of the week they meet?
Were you interviewed by the core and adjunct faculty on the seton hall med school website? I'm guessing the answer is yes but confirmation would be nice.
For those who interviewed already did they say how long it’ll take for them to send decisions after the interview? I’m already going crazy waiting on waitlist movement lol
I think they said 2-3 weeks
Tekken needs more love for Kazuya, gotta give a more balanced moveset.
Sounds like other people have run into the stonewalling I have trying to get more information about this school. If anyone gets through or hears back from them, could you please follow up on some of these questions. I'd be thankful:
1. What is the percentage of online material v.s. in class/live-lecture time?
2. What if any resources does the school have subscription to for STEP Prep.
3. There is no listed MCAT/GPA on the website, do they have a range for what they're looking for.
4. How do they prefer to receive new/updated transcripts? (attached via their website as an unofficial transcript or an official transcript via mail/email link?)
Alternatively if anyone already has answers to these questions I'd love to hear them.
Interview invite just now, wooo!! IS, LM 68-69, submitted the night it opened! After reading some of the posts, I am very glad I was able to answer my phone at the time I received the call.
1. The curriculum is mostly TBL and PBL, no lectures, there will be assigned pre work probably consisting of videos and textbook readings
2. None mentioned at the interview that I remember.
3. No range mentioned.
4. I sent my unofficial copy through the update section on their website.
Hey I just got a call from them, but it was during an exam...how did you guys get in touch with them (email, phone, etc.)?
Got II call today. Really Excited.
From agenda they gave me, it looked like we will have two interviews. Is it open file or close file or partial closed file?
Any tips how to get there. Which airport would be better to take. Which hotels? Any tips regarding the interviews.
Partial closed file. They can see everything except your GPA and MCAT.
How do these IIs work? They are inviting people who submitted right after the application system opened later than those who submitted a few days later. Just curious about II queue strategy and how that works.
One guess could be that they are stratifying applications based on stats? I have quite a low MCAT score so what I've noticed is even if I apply right away I receive interviews later than most (this is from my experience with the 3 out of the 4 new schools that opened this cycle).
On the other hand, I've always sent updates with lots of stuff I've done over the year to these new schools a bit after opening to remind them to recheck my application while emphasizing why I could be a good fit for the class. Maybe it's a bit of both. Just a fellow applicant desperate for an acceptance LOL.
Don't think they screen for MCAT. Submitted first day, still waiting...
Idk anymore. Maybe they already have chosen people for interviews from the first few days of applications, but as they go along with the review of the next batch of applications, interview priority changes based on whatever standards they have in mind. And each day they just call up the next however many people are in the interview queue.
Okay, my imagination is running wild now so I'll just stop.
What do we think the post-II accept rate will be here?
For 55 seats they will need to accept....maybe 110+?
There are 16 interview days total. So they will need to admit nearly 7ish per day.
Yeah I'm sure it's more than that but it could be a baseline screening tactic. However, for Seton Hall specifically, I actually have done research at the Hackensack UMC hospital and also shadowed a doctor affiliated with Hackensack Meridian who wrote me a LOR used as part of my committee letter. I would think that may have played a role in my case. I'm sure they look for stuff like fit and values, which are very subjectively demonstrated by our EC list which may or may not resonate with who the application reviewer is.
Who am I kidding? It's quite unpredictable with too many variables.
Trueee...it probably depends on how much the application reviewer likes you. LOL!