2017-2018 University of Alabama

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  1. kli586

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    UAB SOM tweeter page shows they will meet on 11/16, but PCT applicants have until 11/28 to let them know whether they want to stay on PCT or not. Does that mean 11/16's meeting will exclude PCT applicants who already had interviews?
     
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    Most recent MSAR data shows the 10th percentile as 501, 25th percentile (503), 50th percentile (508), 75th percentile (512) and 90th percentile (516). It would seem a 3.99 GPA w/ a low-to-mid 500s MCAT would make you reasonably competitive applicant at UAB stats-wise.

    If you're set on MD, I'd plan to retake the MCAT if I were you and aim for reapplying next year with a 510+. You're a solid DO candidate as-is and don't need to retake the MCAT if you're okay with DO. Better get your DO app in like ASAP (like before Turkey Day) though if you still want to apply DO this cycle.
     
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  5. Stumpyman

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    UAB's adcom meets November 16th-- possibly getting notifications of status at the end of this week? I interviewed two weeks ago, so that may be too recent.
     
  6. kli586

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    Are you PCT? I am not sure if they will exclude PCT applicants.
     
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    I don't Tweet (I'm old) - does the status say what interview dates they're planning to discuss, or have they said which ones they have already discussed at committee?
     
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    Can I ask how your interview experience was? Interviewing in a few weeks and trying to get an idea of what to expect.
     
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    I interviewed on 11/2 as well. If I remember correctly, they said they won't start reviewing us until the last week of November. But I'm hoping they'll take a look at us tomorrow!!
     
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    That's what I thought that they might exclude PCTs because the deadline to withdraw PCT is 11/28/17.
     
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    Same here but their Twitter page is open so you don’t have to have an account if you want to keep up to date with admissions.
    @UABMedAdmissions or check the UAB Med School website for current applicant for a link.
    It’s rolling admissions so they could potentially look at people that interviewed back in August. I’m sharing the same thoughts as @BananaMD2022 and thinking since they are giving a window for change with PCT.
    Ultimately no right answer lol.
    Sending positive vibes to everyone waiting to hear about admissions this week and those still waiting IIs.
     
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    Interviewed on the first day (10/1) and have yet to hear anything. Anyone else on this same boat??
     
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    When I interviewed, they insisted that they do not do silent rejections. However, I interviewed on 9/14 and have yet to hear back...
     
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    About a month ago they stated the ADCOM was meeting today... but they didn't post anything to the twitter today I don't think so maybe they cancelled.
     
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    Have any OOS people who applied at beginning of September heard back?
     
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    It was my understanding when I interviewed that they will call and email for an acceptance, email for a rejection, and do nothing for waitlist. So since ADCOM is onto the October interview dates now I think you should assume you’ve been waitlisted.
     
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    I am assuming they aren't doing offer calls today, since they haven't tweeted.
     
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    Just got an acceptance call. Interviewed 9/14
     
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    Wow Congrats!!
     
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    Congrats!!! 9/14?
     
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    Thank you :)


    Thank you! 9/14 was the 2nd interview date that they had available from their list.
     
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    I asked because their tweeter page showed their last ADCOM was onto the October dates of interviews so I thought you might have typed a wrong date. :) Congrats again!
     
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    Congrats :)
     
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    And that's all folks! Next ADCOM is November 30th per twitter page. The wait continues.
     
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    Rejected pre-secondary
     
  28. Doctor_Honey_Bear

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    When? And complete date?
     
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    II today! Complete 9/25. First available date was 11/30
     
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    Congratulations! Are you OOS or IS?
     
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    In state, first time applicant
     
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    Interview Invite today! Completed on 8/12. OOS and Non-Traditional
     
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    Lizzy M??
     
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    II for PCT today. IS. LizzyM ~68, complete 10/9. First avail date 1/11
     
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    LizzyM of 66
     
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    Any post-interview rejects yet?
     
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    OHHH MY GAWWDDD!!! II on Thanksgiving!!!! OOS LizzyM ~67
     
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    Complete date?
     
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    Any tips for the interview?
     
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    +1 interviewing here soon too. Would appreciate any tips.
     
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    Congratulations!! As far as the interview, definitely practice MMI scenarios beforehand. There's plenty of sample questions online that'll boost your confidence and help you feel prepared for interview day. In my experience, the MMIs were more formal than the one-on-one interview, which was more conversational. I'd practice those types of questions too, though, just in case you get an interviewer who prefers to ask the traditional questions. Better safe than sorry! Best of luck!
     
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    Does UAB accept post interview LOI?
     
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    I second that. Definitely prepare for MMI scenarios! PCT applicants get the same format of interview too.
     
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    Does anyone remember what they said about campus placement? Idk where I got this from, but I was under the impression that I would be assigned to a campus in my acceptance letter, which doesn't say anything about placement
     
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    I vaguely (and I mean VAGUELY) remember something about accepted people being asked to fill something out in March? and they will make the decisions by April 1. Not positive though.
     
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    they actually just tweeted this morning that accepted students will submit preferences by march 1st and decisions would be made april 1st!
     
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    I saw that lololol. They mentioned SDN during the interview day, maybe they're browsing here.... (Hi UAB!!)
     
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    For the MMI, do they allow you to take notes during the 2 minute prep period and bring those notes in?
     
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    From my experience the past two cycles, no. The prompt is outside the door for you to read and think about for two minutes and then a copy is available for you when you go into the room.
     
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    Wow congrats!! I am also OOS - did you have ties to the state or send an update letter?
     

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